Air Force Divers Complete Day Two at Wildcat Invitational
Nov. 21, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. - Competing on the men's 3-meter springboard and the women's 1-meter springboard, the Air Force diving team wrapped up day two of action at the Wildcat Diving Invitational, hosted by Arizona.
The lone diver for the Air Force women, senior Chelsea Tompkins (Grand Junction, Colo.), finished 29th overall on the 1-meter springboard. That performance came on the heels of a 36th-place showing in the women's 3-meter competition on Friday.
For the second-straight day, senior David Arlington (Eagle River, Alaska) was the Falcons' top performer, advancing to the consolation finals in the 3-meter dive with a preliminary score of 264.10. Arlington then posted a mark of 291.45 to finish fifth in the consolation finals and 13th overall.
Freshman Beau Riebe (Mercer Island, Wash.) had the next best score for Air Force on the 3-meter board with a mark of 262.55, finishing 18th overall, while Kyle Van Valkenburg (Sr., Tucson, Ariz.) placed 19th overall with a preliminary mark of 259.55.
Also competing for the Air Force men on Saturday were Nathaniel Gilbert (Jr., River Falls, Wis.), who posted a score of 165.00 in the prelims, and Cheyne Clark (So., Bainbridge Island, Wash.), who finished with a mark of 163.15.
The Wildcat Diving Invitational concludes tomorrow with the men's and women's platform events, which are slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. (PT).