March 11, 2014
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Loyola University Maryland senior Michael Brown concluded his career in a tie for 44th-place at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center Tuesday. Brown and UMBC’s Timmy Perkins both recorded 213.85 points on the 1-meter boards.
The Timonium, Md., native dominated the boards this season, breaking the Mangione Pool record in the 1-meter diving event and also broke his own school record in 3-meter diving earlier in the year. He and classmate Elle Mixa also became the first pair of Greyhound divers in program history to advance to the Zone Diving Championships in the same year.
In his final regular season competition at the Fitness and Aquatic Center, Brown qualified for the Zone Diving Championships, recording a score of 335.85. That mark bettered the pool record, set by Rider’s Paul Apostolakis at 334.45 in 2010, and was just shy of Terry DelPrete’s 28-year-old school record of 338.90 from 1985.
Brown also set a record on the 3-meter boards this year, shattering his own program record in the event at the Thomas Murphy Invitational. He won the event with a score of 299.40 to replace his old record of 275.03 from 2011.
Throughout the year, Brown was victorious on the 1-meter boards through eight of nine regular season meets, while he also captured four 3-meter diving titles throughout the year. He swept the boards at the Thomas Murphy Invitational and against Colgate, Lehigh and NJIT, as well. He also earned Patriot League Diver of the Week accolades five times throughout the year.