Cambridge, Mass. (March 2) - MIT junior Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) led the Engineers on the 1-meter board as he placed fourth to close action at the 2019 NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional held inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
Solomon posted 467.05 points for the Engineers for his fourth place finish, while first-year Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.) placed eighth with 435.15 points. Two other Engineers competed on the final day of the regional as senior Jeremy Sands (Skokie, Ill.) placed 14th with 397.00 points and sophomore Maxwell Halkenhauser (Denville, N.J.) placed 21st with 298.85 points.
The top-3 finishers on the 1-meter board at the regional this year were Connor Pennington of Springfield (503.20 points), Mitchell Ryan of Bowdoin (477.80) and Tom Amsbry of Amherst (471.20).
The official qualifiers for the NCAA Division III National Championship will be released by the national committee either tomorrow or Monday. The committee will use the following criteria to determine its national qualifiers who will compete in Greensboro, North Carolina from March 20-23.
NCAA selections are based on the following criteria: NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships will be determined by alternating between the day one highest finisher and the day two highest finisher, considering that divers already invited will be skipped. Example with five qualifiers: 1-Winner from day one; 2-Highest finisher day two, not already invited; 3-Highest finisher day one, not already invited; 4-Highest finisher day two, not already invited; 5-Highest finisher day one, not already invited. This ensures equal consideration is given to both boards. However, every year the event order shall rotate to not favor one board in a given region over time.
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