Jan. 13, 2013
The Cal men's diving team performed well on the platform during the final competition of the Bruin Invitational Sunday (Jan. 13), with freshman standout Collin Pollard finishing second, sophomore Thomas Selby placing third and junior Tyler Pullen finishing fifth.
Pollard was outstanding during the three-day Bruin Invitational, placing second on the platform with a score of 621.25 (332.95 prelims), to go along with a runner-up finish Friday on the one-meter board (603.10) and a third-place finish Saturday on the three-meter board (663.25).
Pollard has established himself as coach Todd Mulzet's top diver as a true freshman, already picking up a win in the one-meter competition (343.73) during the Bears' Nov. 3 dual meet victory over Wisconsin at Spieker Aquatics Complex. He hails from San Jose and his brother, Justin, lettered as a Golden Bear swimmer in 2007 and 2008.
Selby put in a fine performance Sunday on the platform with a score of 311.75 in the prelims and a final score of 589.10 to place third. Pullen had a score of 296.55 in the prelims and finished with a total of 576.65 to earn fifth.
Other finalist for the Bears on the platform were junior Grayson Huston placing eighth with a score of 516.60 (259.95 prelims) and freshman Quinton Mendoza finishing 12th with a score of 405.90 (217.75 prelims).
The Cal divers conclude the Bruin Invitational Sunday on the platform. Following the Bruin Invite, the Bears' swimmers and divers next compete Jan. 25 at Arizona and Jan. 26 at Arizona State in Pac-12 dual meets.