NEW YORK - The reigning two-time Ivy League diving champion Jayden Pantel will take on the nation’s best at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25 at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI for the third consecutive season.
Pantel will compete in both the three-meter and platform dive at the NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive season after qualifying perfromance in both events at the NCAA Division I Zone ‘A’ Diving Regional Championships.
The 2017 campaign continued for He returned on Wednesdy, March 8 for another qualifying performance in the platform dive. His score of 620.50 earned a seventh-place overall finish. who put on another impressive three-meter dives showing at the NCAA Division I Zone ‘A’ Diving Regional Championships on Tuesday, March 7 with a combined tally of 705.65 points.
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:• (11/12/16) - Jayden Pantel tallied a first-place score of 410.70 vs.Yale in the three-meter dive to set a new program record, a Yale Kiphuth Exhibition Pool record, and becomes the first Lions to surpass the 400-point mark in the event. Pantel bested his previous school record of 397.80 set last season in a dual-meet against Cornell (1/16/16).
• (1/15/17) - Jayden Pantel was phenomenal on the boards for the Lions at Cornell setting pool records in both three-meter and one-meter dive victories. In the three-meter dive Pantel tallied a top-score of 383.62 besting the previous pool record that since 1972. A pool-record score of 351.14 eclipsed the previous record that stood since 1985 and also gave the junior his fourth Ivy League victory in the one-meter dive.
• (1/21/17) - Pantel's three-meter dive win against Brown extends his current career unbeaten streak of three-meter dive victories in dual-meet action to 29, dating back to consecutive 11-0 seasons in his rookie and sophomore campaigns and a 7-0 record this season.
• (2/4/17) - The season finale meet vs. Dartmouth kicked-off with a monumental victory by junior Jayden Pantel in the three-meter dive. With leading score of 370.87, Pantel capped his third-consecutive dual-meet season unbeaten Ivy League play, extending his career conference record to 21-0. It also marked his 30th career triumph in the event for a 30-1 career record in the event. Pantel went on to grab another one-meter dive victory at 315.44 for an unbeaten Ivy League record this season.
• (2/25/17) - Pantel Sweeps Ivy League Diving Crowns
• (3/8/17) - Pantel Advances To NCAA Championships