Dec. 18, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas (SMU) – Freshman diver Bryce Klein finished 24th (314.6) in the 3-meter dive on day two of the U.S. Diving National Finals in Austin, Texas.
“Bryce dove pretty well today,” head diving coach Jim Stillson said. “He missed two dives, which cost him earning a spot in the finals but he will continue to improve as the season progresses.”
On day one of the Finals, Klein placed 11th in the 1-meter dive with a score of 320.10 which was just 2.25 points behind USC sophomore Collin Pollard who placed 10th to earn himself a spot in the finals later this week.
Two weeks ago at the Texas A&M Invitational, Klein placed seventh in the 1-meter dive (310.8) and ninth in the 3-meter (322.8) dive as he competed in the first two collegiate events of his career.
Prior to his arrival on the Hilltop, Klein was a four-time high school All-America selection and was a USA Diving Junior National Champion in the three-meter dive in 2012. In addition, he was a finalist at the 2012 Olympic trials, finished sixth in the 1-meter dive at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships among many other accolades.
Klein returns to action on Friday when he competes on day four of the U.S. Diving National Finals.