David Pfeifer is one of six Harvard divers competing next week at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships (Harvard Athletics).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six Harvard divers are set to compete in the 2016 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, hosted by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, March 7-9. Hannah Allchurch, Jing Leung, Alisha Mah and Mikaela Thompson will represent the women, while Luke Martinez and David Pfeifer will compete on the men's side.
Sophomore Leung was the second-place finisher in the platform last year at the Zone A Championships in Buffalo. That earned her a spot at the NCAA Championships where she went on to place 26th. Leung, as well as Allchurch and Mah will compete in the one- and three meter boards, while Thompson is slated to compete solely on the one-meter.
Harvard's women swept the diving events at the 2016 Ivy League Championship Meet two weeks ago at Princeton, helping the Crimson win the team championship. Thompson clinched the victory in the one-meter with a final score of 314.20, a new Ivy Championship Meet record, while Mah and Leung took third and fourth, respectively. Hannah Allchurch captured the top podium spot in the three-meter completion with a score of 334.95. Leung took third in that event.
At the men's side, Pfeifer finished top five at both heights. The sophomore claimed second in the one-meter and fourth in the three-meter. Freshman Martinez won the B-final of both events.