Nov. 4, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CALIF -Highlighted by sophomore Tyler Pullen's fifth place finish on the platform, the 2011-12 California men's diving team had a successful first day (Friday, Nov. 4) at the Trojan Diving Invitational held at the McDonald's Swim Stadium in Los Angeles.
Pullen, a sophomore from Pleasanton, recorded a score of 231.15 on the platform for the highest finish of the day for second-year coach Todd Mulzet's squad. Other results for the Golden Bears on the platform were senior Andreas Santucci placing seventh (222.40), freshman Thomas Selby placing eighth (222.10) and sophomore Grayson Huston placing ninth (200.75).
In the Friday morning three-meter competition, Selby narrowly missed making the finals and finished in ninth place with a score of 257.95. Pullen was 12th on the three-meter board (251.00), while Huston was 14th (228.10) and Santucci placed 15th (218.60).
The Cal divers will next compete on the one-meter board Saturday at the Trojan Invite, with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. and finals beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Mulzet's squad has been busy so far this season. In the Bears' last dual meet, Oct. 21 versus Utah, Pullen won the one-meter board with a score of 308.93, followed by freshman Selby 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 Pullman was third in the one-meter competition (265.14).