USC Men Get Jump-Start on Title Defense With 2 Diving Titles (VIDEO)

While the only team trophy awarded at this weekend’s first round of Pac-12 Championships was for women’s swimming & diving, the men’s diving also took place in Federal Way, with points counting toward next weekend’s team championship.

The USC Trojans men, who last year won their first Pac-12 title in 30 years, got a big jump-start from senior diver Collin Pollard, who won the platform event on the final day of competition. Between he and teammate Dashiell Enos, the Trojans took 2 out of 3 diving event titles (the 1-meter went to Stanford’s Bradley Christensen).

Those two teams came out in perfect lock-step headed toward next weekend’s swimming portion with 127 points each. USC will be favorites to repeat, thanks in part to Cal scoring just 8 points, and the decision to send 4 of their best swimmers to the Arena Pro Swim Series meet at Orlando instead.

Below are the number of diving points scored by each team so far. Note that while live results may or may not incorporate all diving points into their live scoring, our recaps will include all diving points starting on day 1.

  • USC 127
  • Stanford 127
  • Utah 86
  • Arizona State 81
  • Arizona 31
  • Cal 8

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SwimPhan

A bit of trivia. Collin Pollard transferred into USC from Cal a few years ago. He was a finalist in all 3 dives as a Cal freshman. Bio below.

CALIFORNIA: Pollard was one of the conference’s top divers as a 2013 freshman and reached the finals on all three boards at the Pac-12 Championships … He was fifth on platform (309.10), sixth on 1-meter (331.15) and seventh on 3-meter (358.80) … At the 2013 Zone E Championships, he was sixth on platform (618.80), seventh on 1-meter (655.25) and ninth on 3-meter (674.05), just missing a berth into the NCAA Championships.

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