Tyler Aisner advances to SCIAC Finals; Zmuda finishes 14th
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -The University of Redlands hosted the 2012 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Diving Prelims at the beautiful Thompson Aquatic Center on Saturday and Sunday. Amidst some of the best diving competition within the conference in quite some time, the winners of each event all recorded NCAA Division III qualifying scores for a championship meet.
The top eight divers from all four events now advance to the SCIAC Finals, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the University of Redlands.
Senior Tyler Aisner (Paso Robles, CA) who led after day one of the diving prelims with a score of 458.90 winning the men's one-meter competition fell into second place in the 3M with a score of 475.70 falling to Claremont-M-S freshman James Stevick (Berkeley, CA) who won with an impressive score of 532.20.
Caltech's senior Justin Johnson (Aurora, IL) registered third-place scores of 435.80 on the one-meter and 459.15 on the three-meter as the only other diver to earn more than 400 points.
On the women's side, senior Christine Zmuda who didn't compete in the 3M dive on Saturday took to the board to compete in the 1M and finished 14th with a score of 132.60. Zmuda's collegiate diving career ended this weekend as she finished 2011-12 in impressive fashion remaining 9th in the Whittier College Diving All-Time Record Books with a score of 141.95.
Occidental sophomore Jessica Robson (Elk Grove, CA) took home first place finishes, scoring 426.20 on the one-meter board and 422.45 on the high dive.
The SCIAC Diving Finals begin with Saturday's morning portion at 11 a.m. and include the women's three-meter and the men's one-meter competition. The afternoon session is scheduled for 3 p.m., finishing the exciting day with the women's one-meter and the men's three-meter.
Results will be posted at http://www.goredlands.com/sports/swimdive/2011-12/schedule as soon as they become available.