Rider at NCAA Zones - Three-Meter Competition
BLACKSBURG, Va.--Junior diver Trevor Hiller (Galloway Twp./Absegami) and freshman diver Wayco Bailey (Casper, Wyo./Natrona County HS) of the Rider University men's swimming and diving team competed March 15-16 at the NCAA Zone 'A' qualifier, hosted by Virginia Tech.
The competition took place at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
For the Broncs on Saturday, Hiller finished 25th on the three-meter board (268.95) with Bailey placing 37th (221.45) in the three-meter competition.
The top 18 divers advanced to the finals which will take place Saturday afternoon.
"Wayco bounded back and had a good three-meter event," said diving coach Eric Blevins. "He learned a lot from the competition and is excited for next season. Trevor was right in the thick of the competition and was 19th entering his final dive which he missed. We've already started discussing a plan of attach for his senior season."
For Rider on Friday, Hiller finished 29th on the one-meter board (249.45) with Bailey placing 43rd (186.35) in the one-meter competition.
As a sophomore, Hiller also qualified for the NCAA Zone competition and was 18th in the finals on the one-meter board with a score of 526.65 while placing 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.
The NCAA men's swimming and diving championships will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana March 28-30.