Tucson, Ariz. - San Jose State University freshman Amy Kilby placed ninth out of 20 participants in the platform event on the third and final day of the second annual University of Arizona Wildcat Diving Invitational at the Kasser Family Pool on Sunday, November 22.
Kilby, from Oklahoma City, Okla., compiled 195.45 points through her list of five dives in her first collegiate platform competition, from 10 meters. Her score eclipsed San Jose State's modern-day five-dive program record on the tower, bettering Victoria Kreutz's tally of 195.10 points from the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Championship. Kilby was the top finisher from the WAC on Sunday, ahead of five athletes from affiliate member Northern Arizona University. Elina Eggers of Arizona State, a 2008 Olympian, placed first with a score of 284.50 points.
Kilby, who already qualified for the NCAA Zone E Diving Meet in Austin, Texas, in mid-March with her score of 273.00 points from one meter in the season-opening dual at Stanford on October 2, had placed 24th out of 38 participants with 218.25 points after her six dives from the one-meter springboard on Saturday, November 21. On Friday, November 20, she was 26th out of 39 competitors through six dives in the three-meter springboard event, with 203.65 points.
Sophomore Jessica Holden was unable to compete for the Spartans due to injury. Diving coach Brian Tanner and his Spartans returned to San Jose from Arizona late Sunday, November 22. They will next be in action in a dual meet at Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, January 2.