TRINITY, TX. – Bilguun Altantulkhuur and Emma van der Veen conclude their 2017-18 diving season on a positive note, having reached the NCAA Regionals after a spectacular regular season before falling short of a National Championship spot. After competing in the 3-meter dive on Friday, Altantulkhuur took on the 1-meter earlier today while Van der Veen competed in the 1-meter.
Altantulkhuur finished Saturday in eighth place, recording 348.00 points after 11 rounds. His mark fell short of qualifying for the NCAA Championship as Daniel Valmassei of Trinity University took the spot with a first-place dive at 490.90 points. Kendall Hollimon of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps took second at 460.80.
Emma van der Veen finished in eighth place with 346.45 points after 11 rounds in the 3-meter dive. Her mark did not qualify for the NCAA Championship. Sarah Kayhurst of Centre College finished in first place with 479.90 points while Christine Peterson of Trinity University took second at 439.85 points.
Altantulkhuur finishes his freshman campaign on a historic note, having set the Sagehens record in the 1 and 3-meter dive and winning runner-up in both events at the SCIAC Championship. Van der Veen concludes her first year on a high note, having won second place in the 3-meter dive at the SCIAC Championship and third place in the 1-meter dive.
The Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive season will resume in two weeks with the NCAA Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 21 to March 24.