Rider Sending Two to NCAA Zones at VA Tech.
BLACKSBURG, Va.--The Rider University swimming and diving team will be sending junior diver Trevor Hiller (Galloway Twp./Absegami) and freshman diver Wayco Bailey (Casper, Wyo./Natrona County HS) to Virginia Tech. March 15-16 as NCAA Zone 'A' qualifiers.
The competition will take place at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
The men's one-meter will be Friday, beginning at noon and the three-meter competition will be Saturday, also at noon.
The one-meter and three-meter events will consist of a preliminary round of six dives using all five groups. The top 18 finishers from the preliminary round will advance to the final round and will perform a second list of six dives using all five groups.
As a sophomore, Hiller qualified for the NCAA Zone competition and was 18th in the finals with a score of 526.65 on the one-meter board after finishing 19th in the preliminaries on the three-meter board (272.85).
At the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships in mid-February, Hiller was named the Male Most Outstanding Diver of the Meet after winning the one-meter competition (281.20) after placing runner-up on the three-meter board (260.40) as the Broncs repeated as the team champion.
At MAACs, Bailey was fourth on the three-meter board (246.20) and seventh on the one-meter (216.35).
Hiller was a five-time MAAC Diver of the Week honoree in 2012-13 with Bailey earning the award on January 22, 2013.
Five qualifying spots for the NCAA Championships have been allocated to Zone A with four other competitions taking place throughout the weekend to fill out the diving portion of the championships.
Live results of the meet are available via the link at the top of this story and at the links posted on GoBroncs.com.
The NCAA men's swimming and diving championships will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana March 28-30.