Caltech Divers Compete at SCIAC Preliminaries

Caltech Divers Compete at SCIAC Preliminaries

REDLANDS, Calif. -- Members of the Beavers diving squad participated at the SCIAC diving preliminaries this weekend with the top eight divers in each event qualifying for next week's league championships hosted at the University of Redlands.

Women's Three Meter Women's One Meter
Men's One Meter Men's Three Meter

Justin Johnson heads into the championships after scoring 435.80 points in the one-meter event. The score is a qualifying mark for the NCAA Championship next month but he still must meet other criteria before being officially chosen for the national meet.

Ben Grabowski finished 10th during the one-meter competition with a score of 154.10.

Tyler Aisner of Whittier currently sit atop the leaderboard with a score of 458.90 after 11 attempts. CMS's James Stevick is right behind in second with a score of 453.60. Eli Niebuhr (Redlands), and Jacon Tittl (La Verne) round out the top 5.

During the three-meter diving competition on the women's side, Timi Kosztin scored 120.70 points while Jessica Swallow tallied 116.60 to finished ninth and tenth respectively.

Similar to his effort on the one-meter board, Johnson posted an NCAA qualfying score while placing third. He recorded 459.15 points in his 11-dives on the three-meter board. Stevick (532.20) and Aisner (475.70) are ahead of Johnson headed in the finals.

Grabowski concluded his first year on the boards with a ninth place finish with a tally of 173.20 points.

The Beavers got a very pleasant surprise from Katie Ching's effort during the one-meter diving competition. The first-year earned a spot in the finals by finishing seventh with a score of 267.05.

Swallow finished her collegiate diving career with a score of 154.15 in placing 10th. Kosztin's 133.60 point performance placed her 13th while Emily Shih scored 87.25 points to round of the Beaver competitors.