Melanson and Bender Conclude NCAA Division III Diving Regional Competition

Kristen Bender and Randy Melanson

Cambridge, MA --- WPI juniors Randy Melanson (Attleboro, MA) and Kristen Bender (Simi Valley, CA) closed out the diving portion of the schedules following day two of the NCAA Division III Diving Regional Saturday at MIT.

Melanson totaled 358.60 to finish 18th on the 1-meter board while Bender amassed 381.25 to end up 21st on the 3-meter board.

On Friday, Bender began with a 21st-place score of 384.20 on the 1-meter board and Melanson concluded the day with a 19th-place 361.50 on the 3-meter board.

Wellesley's Maura Sticco-Ivins (Framingham, MA) and NYU's Connor Brisson (Greenwich, CT), a sophomore transfer from Indiana University, swept the women's and men's events, respectively.

The men's swimming season continues on March 15 when six student-athletes begin NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships action in Shenandoah. Texas.