March 15, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -
In a field of the 34 best one-meter divers in the nation, University of Wyoming senior Kevin Bretting placed 21st in the event at the 2007 NCAA Championships, Thursday afternoon at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
"Kevin and I are both very proud of what he did today in one-meter," said UW diving coach Ben Herdt. "Kevin proved that he belongs in this meet by finishing five spots away from scoring and in the middle of such a talented field. We talked about having a goal of finishing above 290 points which he achieved by scoring 295. Out of a field of the 24 best divers in the country, I think 21st is a great finish and I am very happy with his performance."
Bretting, a Loveland, Colo. native, finished 21st with a cumulative score of 295.05 for his six dives. Florida State's Terry Horner won the NCAA one-meter championship with a score of 399.35. Hawaii's Magnus Frick finished second in the event (395.05) and Auburn's Steven Segerlin finished third (371.40).
Bretting will continue his NCAA quest tomorrow when he competes in his specialty event, three-meter diving. The preliminaries will begin at 1:15 p.m. (MST) and the consolation finals will begin 20 minutes after the conclusion of the preliminaries. The three-meter finals will begin at 6 p.m.
"Kevin is a stronger three-meter diver so we are both very excited for tomorrow," added Herdt. "Three-meter is the event he qualified for this meet in and after being acclimated to this type of a meet today, tomorrow should be a very fun day."