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Denison Men Jump Out to NCAC Lead

The Denison men's team leads the 2016 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships with 96 points following Wednesday night's men's three-meter diving competition at the Trumbull Aquatics Center on the campus of Denison University. Kenyon currently sits in second with 68 points, followed by Wabash (57), Wittenberg (51), Wooster (42), Oberlin (36), DePauw (26), Allegheny (NS), Hiram (NS) and Ohio Wesleyan (NS).

Denison junior Max Levy (Sammamish, WA/Skyline) captured his first-ever conference title by winning the three-meter competition with an NCAA regional-qualifying score of 563.40. Levy is now the sixth-straight Denison men's diver to win the three-meter event at the NCAC Championships.

The Big Red also filled the second and third positions in the final standings, with junior Brian Allen (Flagstaff, AZ/Flagstaff)  finishing second with 519.75 points and senior Ben Lewis (Oak Park, IL/Oak Park-River Forest) placing third with 506.35 points. Both scores surpassed the NCAA regional-qualifying mark of 440.

Rounding out the top-five spots in the men's three-meter event was the Wabash freshmen duo of Aaron Embree (Springville, IN/Bedford Lawrence North) and Max Von Deylen (Indianapolis, IN/North Central) in fourth (408.25) and fifth (406.25), respectively.

Kenyon also accumulated key points on night one thanks to senior Brandon Roman (Easton, PA/Easton Area) finishing sixth (353.80) and freshman Ryder Sammons (Kent, CT/Kent School) placing eighth with 305.45 points.

The 2016 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships continue through Saturday evening. Preliminary events start at 10:00 a.m. both days, while finals begin at 6:30 p.m.