Stanford Off To Strong Start At NCAA Zone E Championships

March 14, 2008

The Stanford men's diving team got off to an outstanding start with the 3-meter competition at the 2008 Zone E diving Regionals from Oklahoma City, Okla. Nathan Kim led the Cardinal with a second place finish and in the process qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Kim finished with 691.60 points, trailing only Michele Benedetti of Arizona State who won the meet with 733.55 points. Kim, who was third after the prelims surpassed Mats Wiktorrson of Hawaii who led after the prelims, but fell to third in the final.

Also faring well for Stanford was Brent Eichenseer who finished fifth with a score of 679.45. Eichenseer was fifth after the prelims as well.

Stanford returns to the pool, Friday March 14 for the second day of the Zone E Championships when they compete in the 1-meter competition.

Men 3m Championship (6 Dives)Diver Team Place Score

Michele Benedetti AZSU 1 733.55
Nathan Kim SU 2 691.60
Mats Wiktorsson UHI 3 689.15
Aaron Feight DENV 4 687.60
Brent Eichenseer SU 5 679.45
Benjamin Grado UAZ 6 655.25
Matthew Bisordi UAZ 7 631.45
Richard Helvie UCB 8 610.80
Thomas Henninger UCB 9 580.75
Taylor Dehn UCB 10 572.45
Billy Sweeney AZSU 11 571.55
Derek Roth USCA 12 569.10
Tyler Miller UWYO 13 567.40
Steven Starks USCA 14 566.35
Mark Murdock UWYO 15 553.90
Cody Stambaugh DENV 16 550.25
Kyle Bogner UWYO 17 545.90
Brian Lawler UCB 18 541.45
Miles Smith UCI 19 506.90
Kyle Van Valkenburg USAF 20 482.30
Magnus Frick UHI 21 298.75

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