Highlights of NCAA Zone Diving Championships

March 17. THERE was some hot diving this weekend, as the nation's top collegiate divers competed for a berth at the NCAA women's and men's swimming and diving championships. Here are some of the highlights:

Katie Williams, Justin Dumais Take Platform Titles at Zone D Diving Champs
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., March 16. KATIE Williams of Texas A&M and Justin Dumais, Texas, won the women's and men's 10-meter platform titles at the NCAA Zone D Regional Diving Championships today. The two-day competition was held at the Arkansas Natatorium in Fayetteville.

Williams led a one-two Aggie sweep, scoring 414.65 points, with teammate Callie Petroff right behind with 405.50. Texas' Monica Maxwell placed third (373.75).

There was little suspense in the men's event, as Justin Dumais easily defeated hs more celebrated younger brother, Troy, 601.75 to 546.95. Harold Hyde made it a Longhorn sweep, placing third with 493.80 points.

The University of Texas qualified a total of six divers to compete at the 2002 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, which could play a major role in the team scoring at the NCAAs.

Qualifying on the men's side were seniors Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif.), Justin Dumais (Ventura, Calif.), Harold Hyde (Austin, Texas) and freshman Jonathan Linette (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). UT women's qualifier were sophomore Ally Hartzell (Austin, Texas) and freshman Nicole Pohorenec (Winter Springs, Fla.).

Texas A&M qualified four divers for the NCAAs: Three-time Big 12 champion Meghan Zack, sophomore Katie Williams and junior Callie Petroff. Houston' Russian Olympian and defending NCAA champ, Yulia Pakhalina, was the top female qualifier.

On the men's side, Aggie senior Jesse Even an NCAA berth after placing fourth on the one-meter board and eighth on the 10-meter platform.

The Zone Diving Championships determine which divers will proceed to the NCAA Championships. Each zone receives a minimum of four spots for men and women. The guaranteed spots fill 20 of the 35 diving spots for the men and women at the NCAA Championships. To complete the diving field (15 spots for men and women), each diver's results from the previous year's NCAA Championships is used.

2002 Division I NCAA Zone D Diving Championships (03/15/2002)
Friday-Saturday, March 15-16
Arkansas Natatorium — Fayetteville, Ark

Men's Platform – Final Results
1. Justin Dumais (Texas), 601.75
2. Troy Dumais (Texas), 546.95
3. Harold Hyde (Texas), 493.80
4. Beau Sydes (SMU), 449.90
5. James Sweeney (Missouri), 428.55
6. Brice Dumais (Texas), 428.25
7. Jonathan Linette (Texas), 397.55
8. Jesse Even (Texas A&M), 371.25
9. Jake Sinclair (S.I.U. Diving), 329.60
10. David Likar (S.I.U. Diving), 319.60

Women's Platform – Final Results
1. Katie Williams (Texas A&M), 414.65
2. Callie Petroff (Texas A&M), 405.50
3. Monica Maxwell (Texas), 373.75
4. Elizabeth Pike (SMU), 360.70
5. Nicole Pohorenec (Texas), 347.65
6. Meghan Zack (Texas A&M), 332.50
7. Erin Sauber (Texas A&M), 324.00
8. Erin Wilke (Missouri), 301.95
9. Amanda Maret (Missouri), 289.15
10. Anna Massey (Missouri), 285.55
11. Linda Wagner (Iowa State), 278.20
12. Gail Olson (Iowa State), 277.90
13. Shaunah Parrish (Northern Iowa), 217.80

USC's Blythe Hartley Completes Sweep at Zone E
STANFORD, Calif., March 16. USC's Blythe Hartley completed a three-day sweep at the 2002 NCAA Zone E Diving Meet by winning the women's platform event on the final day of competition at the Maas Family Diving Center.

Hartley, who had won the women's 1-meter on Thursday and the 3-meter on Friday, scored 482.45 for the victory.

Arizona's Ruben Vaca also helped the Wildcats earn a clean sweep in the men's competition with a victory in the platform (499.85). Vaca's teammate Omar Ojeda had swept the first two days of competition with wins in the men's 3-meter on Thursday and the 1-meter on Friday.

A total of 15 divers (nine women, six men) qualified for the 2002 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships during the three-day NCAA Zone E Meet.

Women divers qualifying for the NCAAs were Kellie Brennan (USC), Claire Febvay (Arizona), Dominica Fusaro (USC), Hartley, Kim Powers (Stanford), Heidi Prosser (UCLA), Ashlee Rosenthal (Stanford), Erica Sorgi (Stanford) and Alexis Sowa (Stanford).

Brennan and Febvay were the new qualifiers on Saturday. Brennan reached the NCAA¹s due to her fourth-place effort in the 1-meter on Thursday, while Febvay's third-place finish in the platform
qualified her for the NCAA¹s.

Men divers qualifying for the NCAA¹s were Josh Anderson (Arizona), Andy Bradley (BYU), Ojeda, Adam Peterson (Stanford), Vaca and Justin Wilcock (BYU).

Vaca and Bradley joined the other four previous men's qualifiers on Saturday. Vaca's victory in the platform earned him a spot in the NCAAs, while Bradley picked up his spot thanks to a fourth-place finish in
Thursday's 3-meter.

2002 NCAA ZONE E DIVING
CHAMPIONSHIPS
WOMEN PLATFORM (NCFPL)
MAAS FAMILY DIVING CENTER – STANFORD, CA

FINAL RESULTS SUMMARY

EVENT DATE: 03/16/02

PLACE NAME (TEAM) TOTAL
—– —————————– ——-
1 BLYTHE HARTLEY (USC) 482.45
2 DOMINICA FUSARO (USC) 439.80
3 CLAIRE FABVAY (UA) 431.30
4 ERICA SORGI (STA) 425.40
5 MCKENZE MURPHY (STA) 399.00
6 ALEXIS SOWA (STA) 380.95
7 KELLIE BRENNAN (USC) 374.75
8 TONIA KUNK (UA) 373.25
9 JENNIFER MCNALLY (UCLA) 363.70
10 KIM POWERS (STA) 361.05
11 JANINE STRACK (UCLA) 352.85
12 JESSICA WILLIAMS (AFA) 342.40
13 TRACY HARKINS (SJS) 336.75
14 REGAN GOSNELL (UCLA) 334.75
15 MICHELLE BROWN (UCLA) 325.20
16 BECCA BAARRAS (NM) 319.20
17 KRISTA SUNDERMAN (NEV) 307.55
18 JESSICA STENSON (ASU) 304.80
19 ASHLEE ROSENTHAL (STA) 302.00
20 CHRISTINE LACHMANN (NEV) 290.25
21 CUFFY HULSE (AFA) 287.40
22 JULIE WHITEHEAD (NEV) 284.70
23 NICOLE RECIPITO (FS) 224.40
24 LINDSEY PAULEKAS (FS) 199.20

2002 NCAA ZONE E DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
MEN PLATFORM (NCMPL)
MAAS FAMILY DIVING CENTER – STANFORD, CA

FINAL RESULTS SUMMARY

EVENT DATE: 03/16/02

PLACE NAME (TEAM) TOTAL
—– —————————– ——-
1 RUBEN VACA (UA) 499.85
2 JUSTIN WILCOCK (BYU) 483.15
3 SCOTT KOENIG (UA) 464.20
4 JOSHUA ANDERSON (UA) 458.60
5 ADAM PETERSON (STA) 449.90
6 VIRAJ PATIL (BYU) 448.65
7 OMAR OJEDA (UA) 447.90
8 JESSE FONNER (STA) 427.65
9 AARON RUSSELL (BYU) 410.65
10 OSCAR DELGADO (UWY) 409.50
11 JONATHAN COYLE (HAW) 408.60
12 BRADY LINDBERG (AFA) 392.90
13 NATHANIEL DEAN (CAL) 370.50
14 THOMAS MCCRUMMEN (ASU) 368.60

Prandi, Gorst Win Platform at Zone B
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 16. MIAMI's Kyle Prandi and LSU's Barb Gorst were the winners of the 10-meter platform event at the NCAA Zone B Championships today.

Prandi won the men's event with 556.85 points, with teammate Miguel Velasquez third with 513.05. Swqueezed between the two Hurricanes was Auburn frosh Matt Bricker (542.60).

Gorst scored 445.80 to take the women 10-meter crown. Kentucky's Trish tumlinson was a strong second (427.30) while Marion reiff, Florida atlantic, was third (390.25).

RESULTS

Men's 1-meter
1. Stewart SmithFr Alabama 337.35
2. Imre Lengyel Sr Miami 327.35
3. Kyle Prandi Jr Miami 322.35

Women’s 3-meter
1. Katie Beth Bryant Jr Miami 527.70
2. Michelle Davison Sr Miami 521.60
3. Chelsea Lerew So FSU 519.35

Men’s Platform
1. Kyle Prandi Jr Miami 556.85
2. Matthew Bricker Fr Auburn 542.60
3. Miguel Velazquez Fr Miami 513.05

Women’s Platform
1. Barb Gorst Jr LSU 445.80
2. Trisha Tumlinson Fr Kentucky 427.30
3. Marion Reiff Fr Fla. Atl. 390.25

Zone B NCAA Championships qualifiers:

Men
Stefan Ahrens Sr Miami
Matthew Bricker Fr Auburn
Louie Gagnet Fr Florida State
Caesar Garcia So Auburn
Brandon Hulko Sr South Carolina
Phil Jones Fr Tennessee
Imre Lengyel Sr Miami
Clayton Moss Jr Kentucky
Kyle Prandi Jr Miami
Stewart Smith Fr Alabama
Miguel VelazquezFr Miami
Zachary Wilcox Fr Florida

Women
Lane Bassham So Alabama
Allison Brennan Fr South Carolina
Katie Beth BryantJr Miami
Michelle DavisonSr Miami
Barb Gorst Jr LSU
Holly Hodges So South Carolina
Chelsie Lerew So Florida State
Tiffany Manning Fr Florida State
Lauryn McCalley Fr Tennessee
Marion Reiff Fr Florida Atlantic
Tracey RichardsonFr South Carolina
Melanie Rinaldi So Miami
Trisha TumlinsonFr Kentucky
Jamie Watkins Sr LSU

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