Solomon Qualifies For The 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship

Solomon Qualifies For The 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 25) – MIT men's diving freshman Sam Solomon (Rockville, Md.) qualified for the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship after a fantastic performance on the 1-meter board today at the NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regionals held inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. With Solomon qualified, MIT will have 15 men's student-athletes at nationals next month.

The seven qualifiers from Region 3 (Northeast-North) are Connor Brisson from NYU, Matt Rohrer from Tufts, Sam Hoyt from Union, Solomon, Matt Mintz from Union, Matt Edkins from St. Lawrence and Mitchell Ryan from Bowdoin. In addition, Mike Cherico from Middlebury will be the alternate on both boards for the NCAA Championship.

The Engineers' three divers finished third, ninth and tenth in the 21 student-athlete field this afternoon. Solomon registered a third place finish with a score of 498.45, while sophomore Jeremy Sands (Skokie, Ill.) took ninth with 425.05 points and classmate Elliot Forde (Everett, Wash.) took tenth with a score of 414.35.

NYU sophomore Connor Brisson won the 1-meter board with a score of 564.50, while Matt Rohrer from Tufts placed second with a score of 528.95.

The NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship is scheduled to take place next month from March 15 through March 18 in Shenandoah, Texas at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.

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