Twelve divers from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) participated in the NCAA Diving Regionals over the past weekend with a select few advancing to the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held March 20-23 in Greensboro, N.C.
In the men's 3-meter dive, Kendall Hollimon of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) won the event with a score of 537.30, while Pomona-Pitzer's Jem Stern came in fifth with a score of 449.90. Jacob Miner placed sixth in the event with a 429.65, while the Sagehens' Benjamin Willett (395.10) and Bilguun Altantulkhuur (387.45) followed in eighth and ninth respectively. Dion Holden of Occidental rounded out the field for the SCIAC with a score of 314.55 on the 3-meter board. Hollimon qualified for the NCAA Championships on the 3-meter board following his performance during the regionals.
On the women's 1-meter board, Chapman's Kellyn Toole took gold in the event with a score of 403.55, followed by the Athenas' Jacquelyn Desmond who posted a fourth-place mark of 378.25. Ruby Epstein of Pomona-Pitzer added a seventh place finish of 363.10, while Whittier's Megan Thai took eighth with a score of 355.30. Redlands' Samantha Scarano (342.85) placed 10th and Caltech's Krystin Brown rounded out the conference's representatives in the event with a mark of 323.70. Toole and Thai advanced to the NCAA Championships with their scores following the regional championships.
Hollimon finished third in the men's 1-meter event with a score of 466.35, followed by Sternn in fifth with a mark of 430.70. Willett took seventh with a 419.80, while Holden came in 10th with a score of 400.70.l Altantulkhuur and Miner finished 11th and 12th with respective tallies of 383.90 and 382.15. Hollimon advanced to the NCAA Championships on the 1-meter board.
The women's 3-meter diving competition saw Toole stake a third place finish with a score of 386.25, while Thai was in fifth with a mark of 371.60. Just behind her in sixth was Desmond (369.75) and Epstein (351.00) in ninth. Scarano and Brown closed out the field with respective scores of 302.25 and 294.25. Toole and Thai qualified for the NCAA Championships on the 3-meter board.