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Lewis Breaks 10-Year Old School Record on 3-Meter Board at NCAA Diving Regional Championships

Lewis Breaks 10-Year Old School Record on 3-Meter Board at NCAA Diving Regional Championships

Springfield, Mass.- February 27, 2015- Springfield College's Jack Lewis (Durham, N.H.) broke a 10-year old school record, when he posted a score of 579.05 on the 3-Meter board at the NCAA Diving Regional Championships on Friday eveing.

Finishing runner-up, the two-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Diver of the Year put together one of the best performances of he career as he bested the previous record of 573.60 that was set by Mike Shaw in 2005.

Tuft's Matthew Rohrer (Katonah, N.Y.) captured the NCAA Division III Regional Diving Championship on the three-meter meter board Friday evening to automatically qualify to compete at the upcoming NCAA Championships.

Rohrer who recently earned the one-meter diving title at the NESCAC Championship, ran away with the title after scoring a 585.20.  He is the lone automatic qualifier on the night, while the top three finishers on the three-meter board have unofficially qualified for the NCAA's.  Final determinations on who will officially qualify will not be determined until Saturday afternoon, following the completion of the one-meter event.

Rohan Bhatt (Wellesley, Mass.) from Williams was took third with a 575.30, while Austen Blease (San Jose, CA) from New York University (571.90) and Asher Lichtig (555.65) of Amherst College finished fourth and fifth respectively.

The men's divers who advance from this regional compete in the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas on March 18-21.

The competition will continue on Saturday preceding the women's three-meter board competition.