Solomon Highlights Efforts For MIT On First Day Of NCAA Diving Regionals

Freshman Sam Solomon
Freshman Sam Solomon
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 24) – MIT men's diving freshman Sam Solomon (Rockville, Md.) as well as sophomores Jeremy Sands (Skokie, Ill.) and Elliot Forde (Everett, Wash.) competed in the 3-meter competition on the first night of the 2017 NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional hosted by the Engineers inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.

Solomon had the highest finish for MIT as he took fourth place with a score of 526.05, while Sands finished 14th overall with 420.70 points and Forde finished 18th with 382.15 points in the field of 20 student-athletes.

The top-three finishers tonight came from NYU, Union College and Tufts University. NYU sophomore Connor Brisson broke the pool record with a score of 598.60 and was followed by Union junior Sam Hoyt in second with a score of 541.90 and Tufts senior Matthew Rohrer in third with a score of 535.05.

Tomorrow, the men's divers will compete on the 1-meter board at approximately 4:00 p.m. from inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. Qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships will be announced at the conclusion of the meet. A total of seven men's divers will be chosen to compete in Shenandoah, Texas from March 15-18 on the national stage.

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