Kristen Hayden
Kristen  Hayden


Hillsborough, N.J.

High School:
Panther Creek HS

Last College:




Bacon Wins 1-Meter at Minnesota Diving Invite

Sophomore Sarah Bacon stole the show Thursday night inside Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center during day one of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invitational. Bacon took home first place in the women’s 1-meter competition with a score of 334.05.


2017-18 Sophomore Season: Received fourth place in the 3-meter dive with a score of 328.25 and fourth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 23.80 at the Triple Dual vs Northwestern and Purdue • finished in first place in the both the 1-meter dive with a score of 293.33 and in the 3-meter dive with a score of 333.30 vs. Denver • took sixth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 291.85, eighth in the 3-meter dive with a score of 290.40, and second in the platform with a score of 254.30 at the Tennessee Collegiate Diving Invitational • placed second in the 3-meter dive at the Minnesota Diving Invite with a score of 329.05

2016-17 Freshman Season: 
Dove at Michigan • NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (Platform) • 2017 NCAA Championship finishes: 11th on platform (262.15), 19th on 3-meter (302.55) and 29th on 1-meter (255.80) • Big Ten Championships finishes: 11th on 3-meter (318.90), 16th on 1-meter (259.75) and platform (249.35) • finished 1st on 1-meter (300.90) and 3-meter (323.30) against Ohio State (Jan. 27) scoring a career best 300.90. 

High School: 2016 graduate of Panther Creek High School (Cary, N.C.) • three-time NISCA All-American • 2013 New Jersey High School State champion • 2015 North Carolina 4A State Champion • Member of the Ripfest club team • Finished 20th on 3-meter for Team USA at 2016 FINA World Junior Championships • Silver medal in 1-meter and two bronze medals in 3-meter and platform at 2016 ATT Diving Nationals (Senior Division). 

Personal: Born March 2, 1998 • major is currently undeclared.

Top Perfromances at Minnesota
Event Time Date
1-meter 300.90 1/27/2017
3-meter 333.30 1/13/2018
Platform 272.75 3/11/2017


Gophers Finish Fourth at B1G Meet, Bacon Honored

Gophers Finish Fourth at B1G Meet, Bacon Honored

2/17/2018 - W. Swimming

Minnesota collected a fourth place finish at the Big Ten Championships with an overall score of 1,049 points.

Saturday B1G Prelims

Saturday B1G Prelims

2/17/2018 - W. Swimming

Minnesota had a great showing at the Big Ten prelims this morning. Five student-athletes will be racing in the A finals and five new personal records were set in the water.

Gophers Sit in Third at B1G Meet

Gophers Sit in Third at B1G Meet

2/16/2018 - W. Swimming

Minnesota sits in third place after the third day of Big Ten Championship competition.

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