Spring break in brief: Gillis ’16 finishes eighth at Zone diving champs
While other students were busy taking winter term finals, Brett Gillis ’16 traveled to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to compete in the NCAA Zone A competition for the one-meter and three-meter dives. Gillis finished eighth in the competition in the one-meter dive with 605.55 points. In the three-meter dive, Gillis also finished eighth, with 655.5 points.

In the one-meter dive, Gillis was sixth in the preliminary round, making it to the finals, where he finished eighth in the 18-person field. He finished third among Ivy League competitors, behind Harvard’s Michael Mosca and Princeton’s Nathan Makarewicz, who took first and seventh, respectively. Makarewicz was just 5.1 points ahead of Gillis. At the Ivy League championships two weeks earlier, Mosca finished first, Gillis second and Makarewicz in 12th. In the three-meter dive at the Zone competition, Gillis was behind Mosca again, finishing as the second-best Ivy League diver. Gillis bested two divers that beat him at Ivy championships, where he finished fifth. Last year, Gillis finished 27th in the one-meter preliminary round and 19th in the three-meter preliminary round, as well as 10th in the platform..
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