Lang Victorious on 3-Meter Board on First Day of NCAA Diving Regional

Lang Victorious on 3-Meter Board on First Day of NCAA Diving Regional

Cambridge, Mass. (March 1) - MIT first-year Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.) won the 3-meter board to highlight the action for the Engineers on the first day of the 2019 NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional held inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center in Cambridge. Lang was one of four student-athletes from MIT competing tonight.

Lang registered 562.55 points which was good enough to win the title. Junior Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) finished fifth for the Engineers with 512.05 points, senior Jeremy Sands (Skokie, Ill.) took 13th place with 426.45 points and sophomore Maxwell Halkenhauser (Denville, N.J.) finished in 16th place with 397.30 points.

Behind Lang in the overall standings was Tom Amsbry of Amherst (526.75), Bennett Fagan of Amherst (519.60), Connor Pennington of Springfield (513.80), Solomon and Mitchell Ryan of Bowdoin (503.00). 

Tomorrow the men's divers will compete on the 1-meter board at 4:00 pm from inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. Qualifiers for the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship will be announced at the conclusion of the meet. A total of seven men's divers will be chosen at the conclusion of the session to compete in Greensboro, North Carolina from March 20-23 on the national stage.

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