Gould leads RHIT Divers at CCIW Diving Championships

gouldBLOOMINGTON, ILL. -- Sophomore Sam Gould capped the second day of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Diving Championships with a first-place finish in the men's 3-meter diving competition to lead Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saturday. 

Gould (Greencastle, Ind./South Putnam) scored 407.7 points to capture the 3-meter event and earn the Engineers' lone conference championship, a day after his second-place finish in the 1-meter (367.15 points) event on Friday. 

For his efforts, Gould was also named the CCIW Men's Swimmer of the Week by the league office on Tuesday.

Teammate Josh Maurer (Kokomo, Ind./Western) was next on the podium with a second-place finish in the 3-meter event, scoring 372 points. Maurer was third (334.80) in Friday's 1-meter event. 

On the women's side, sophomore Regen Foote (Jasper, Ind.) added a second-place finish in the 1-meter event with 353.95 points. Foote placed second in Friday's 3-meter event with 332.30 points.

Gould, Mauer and Foote earned all-conference honors in both one-meter and three-meter diving with their top-three finishes in every event.

Freshman Austin May (Terre Haute, Middlesex, Mass.) added a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter event (294.75 points) Saturday to couple with his eighth-place finish (265.1 points) in Friday's 1-meter diving competition. 

Other notable finishers in the men's 1-meter diving competition included senior Keenan Bergstedt (Logansport), who finished seventh with 275.05 points. Junior Robert Larson (Edina, Minn.) added a 10th place finish (226.85) and climbed the podium to finish sixth (255.35) in Saturday's 3-meter event. 

Faye Li (Tseung Kwan, Hong Kong) added an 11th-place finish in Saturday's 1-meter diving women's event, scoring 200.8 points.