Trojan Diving Set For Bruin Invitational

    Jan. 14, 2016

    USC, led by senior men’s divers and 2015 NCAA Championships participants Collin Pollard and Deon Reid as well as senior women’s diver and fellow NCAA veteran Sam Adams and talented freshman Madison Witt, will compete at the Bruin Diving Invitational in Westwood, Calif., Friday through Sunday (Jan. 15-17).

    Divers from USC, host UCLA, Azusa Pacific, California, Cal Poly, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Fresno, La Verne, UC Davis, UCLA, Utah, San Diego State, San Jose State, and Southern California. will compete on all three specialties. Results will be available at DiveMeets.org.

    Action Friday begins with women's 1-meter and men's 3-meter, Saturday features women's 3-meter and men's platform while Sunday includes women’s platform and men’s 1-meter. Competition begins at 10:30 a.m. each day, prelims followed by finals. The top 18 prelim performers on springboard advance to finals while the top 12 advance on platform.

    Pollard and Reid return as two of the Pac-12’s top divers and have already posted NCAA qualifying scores on all three boards. Pollard is a nine-time career Pac-12 finalist who posted career bests at the 2015 Pac-12s with a third on platform and a fourth on 1-meter and tying a career-best with a fifth on 3-meter. He scored twice last year in his NCAA debut, taking 11th on both 1-meter and platform. Reid was a 2015 Pac-12 finalist on 3-meter and competed on 3-meter and platform at the NCAAs. Sophomore Dashiell Enos is another returning diver who competed at NCAAs last year.

     

     

    Adams is a six-time career Pac-12 finalist, including an eighth last year on platform. At her first NCAAs in 2015, she competed on 3-meter and platform. She has NCAA qualifying scores on all three boards. So does Witt, who owns USC’s top scores on each board as well. Freshman Tabby Krebs also has a qualifying score on platform.

    Other Trojans competing are seniors Natalie Kalibat (who is nearing NCAA scores on both springboards), Jacqui Suitt and Katherine Van Winkle.