Lichtenstein Comes 9th In 1-Meter Dive

March 11, 2006

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Jeffrey Lichtenstein, Yale's number one diver, finished in 9th place in the 1 meter diving event at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships. Lichtenstein recorded a total of 529.35 points over the two rounds of the event.

For the second day in a row, Lichtenstein performed well enough in the preliminary round to finish amongst the top 18 divers who advanced to the finals. His strong opening round score of 269.60 put him in 8th place. He slipped down to 9th overall after a final round score of 259.75.

Lichtenstein, the sole Yale representative at this event, once again proved that he is one of the best divers in the EISL, with only Dan Rybalko from Harvard and Kevin Teague from host school Navy finishing ahead of him. Adam Pierce from Penn State won the event with 691.60 points.

Today's 8th place finish was an improvement on Friday's 3-meter diving event, in which he finished 12th. The Zone A Championships, held in Annapolis, MD, will send the top four male divers from the Northeast region to the National Championships in two weeks' time.

Complete results from the meet are available on the Navy Athletics website.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity.