Divers Close Competition at Regionals; Bamforth Qualifies for Nationals

Divers Close Competition at Regionals; Bamforth Qualifies for Nationals

(ITHACA, N.Y.) – Four Carnegie Mellon University divers competed at the 2018 NCAA Division III Region 4 Diving Championships at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, from Friday, March 2 to Saturday, March 3. Junior Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass. / CRLS) finished high enough to qualify for his third trip to the NCAA Championships later in March.

Bamforth finished fourth on the 3-meter board Friday evening with a point total of 479.45 and registered a score of 475.10 on the 1-meter board Saturday afternoon to place third. His finishes pitted him third overall which resulted in his qualification to the NCAA Championships.

Senior DeShawn Green (Newport News, Va. / Warwick) competed in his first regional meet, earning scores of 377.05 and 347.60 on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, respectively. He finished 18th overall out of 20 dives.

A pair of freshmen on the women's side competed in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events as well. Maddie Mianzo (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) placed 17th overall after scoring 377.35 points on the 1-meter board and 381.90 points on the 3-meter. Lillie Widmayer (Old Bridge N.J. / West Windsor Plainsboro) earned scores of 312.45 on the 1-meter and 322.45 on the 3-meter to place 24th out of 27 divers.