Jan. 15, 2012
STANFORD, CALIF. -California sophomore Tyler Pullen saved his best for last as he placed second on the platform Sunday (Jan. 15) during the final day of the three-day Bruins Stanford Diving Invitational held at the Avery Aquatic Center. Pullen, from Pleasanton, trailed only Stanford's Taylor Sishc and recorded a score of 295.55 for his best finish of the weekend.
It was Pullen's highest place finish of the season other than winning the one-meter board (308.93) in the Oct. 21 dual meet versus Utah.
On Saturday, Selby placed seventh and Pullen finished eighth in the three-meter competition. The two Golden Bears were able to qualify for the finals after recording scores of 294.90 for Selby and 273.75 for Pullen in the prelims. In the finals Selby, who had placed eighth on the one-meter board Friday, had a score of 289.20, while Pullen finished with a score of 279.50 in the finals.
Huston finished with a score of 262.00 in the consolation of the three-meter board.
On Friday, Selby had led the Cal divers with an eighth place in the one-meter competition final with a score of 263.45. Selby, from Menlo Park, recorded a score of 254.85 in the one-meter prelims.
Other divers competing on the one-meter board Friday were Pullen and Huston. Pullen ended with a score of 240.15 and had a mark of 288.90 in the consolations. Huston had a score of 225.05 in the prelims and 258.75 in the consolations.
Besides Pullen's one-meter dual meet victory Oct. 21 versus Utah, Selby was second with a mark of 299.85. Selby was second on the three-meter board against the Utes as well, recording a score of 3:13.28.
In Cal's first dual meet of the year, Oct. 13 versus Hawaii, Selby was second on the three-meter board (312.53), and Pullen was third in the one-meter competition (265.14).
After Sunday's platform competition, the Bears' men's swimming and diving team will return to Pac-12 dual meet competition, Friday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. versus Arizona, and Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. versus Arizona State at Spieker Aquatics Complex.