Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Grado, Pickens in Top Four on Day Two
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 19, 2011
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Nov. 19, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. -

Men's 3m Finals Get Acrobat Reader

Women's 1m Finals Get Acrobat Reader

Men's 3m Consols Get Acrobat Reader

Women's 1m Consols Get Acrobat Reader

Men's 3m Prelims Get Acrobat Reader

Women's 1m Prelims Get Acrobat Reader

Senior Ben Grado (Conifer, Colo.) and sophomore Samantha Pickens (Murrysville, Pa.) each earned a top-four finish in their respective events on day two of the Wildcat Diving Invite at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.

Grado posted a third-place finish on the men’s 3m and Pickens earned a fourth-place finish on the women’s 1m.

In the consolation final, three divers placed in the men’s 3m as senior Andres Guerra (Sugarland, Texas) finished in third, freshman Josh Bidak (Phoenix, Ariz.) finished in fifth and sophomore Sean Clark (Phoenix, Ariz.) finished in a tie for sixth.

Senior Ainsley Oliver (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) finished in second in the women’s 1m consolation final.

The Wildcats will return to the pool for the final day of the Wildcat Invite, with competition beginning at 11 a.m.

For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona Swimming and Diving, visit


Men’s 3m

  1. Brandon Watson (BYU) – 420.90
  2. Constantin Blaha (Arizona State) – 417.70
  3. Ben Grado (Arizona) – 384.20
  4. Cameron Bradshaw (Arizona State) – 371.60
  5. Connor Kuremsky (Stanford) – 326.40
  6. Dhruv Tyagi (Stanford) – 323.35
  7. Chuen Li Foo (Utah) – 308.50
  8. Noah Garcia (Stanford) – 299.45

Women’s 1m

  1. Kristen Meier (SDSU) – 291.95
  2. Ashlee Erickson (UNM) – 290.00
  3. Elina Eggers (Arizona State) – 288.90
  4. Samantha Pickens (Arizona) – 283.15
  5. Stephanie Phipps (Stanford) – 282.80
  6. Hailey Casper (Arizona State) – 279.45
  7. Ellis Walters (Utah) – 257.80
  8. Syrena Miskin (BYU) – 233.50
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