Austin, Texas - San Jose State University freshman Amy Kilby competed in the first NCAA Zone E Diving Meet of her college career at the Texas Swim Center last Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13.
A native of Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North HS), Kilby broke her own modern-day, five-dive school record in the platform event twice in placing 10th off the tower on the final day on Saturday, March 13. She first tallied a 208.10 for the 10th-highest score during preliminary competition, out of 16 participants, with the top 12 advancing to finals. That bettered her school mark of 205.50 during her bronze-medal-winning performance at her first Western Athletic Conference Championship last month, when she earned 19 points toward San Jose State's team total as it finished a program-best third.
In finals, Kilby's preliminary score was added to her school-record finals mark of 212.55, for an overall 420.65.
On Thursday, March 11, Kilby participated in prelims of the one-meter springboard event, scoring a 214.50 for 36th-place out of 41, the top 18 advancing. She did not compete in the three-meter springboard event the following day.
Kilby compiled four NCAA qualifying marks, all off the one-meter springboard, and six school-record efforts in just her first season as a Spartan. She was the third student-athlete to compete at the NCAA Zone E Meet since third-year diving coach Brian Tanner's arrival.