Troy Dumais, Samantha Bromberg Top Qualifiers in Prelims at USA Diving Nationals

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, August 15. FOUR-time Olympian Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) is the top qualifier into the men’s 3-meter finals after taking first in Thursday’s semifinals at the AT&T National Diving Championships, while defending women’s 10-meter champion Samantha “Murphy” Bromberg (Bexley, Ohio/Austin, Texas) led the women’s 10-meter semifinal contest.

Dumais finished with 494.25 points to place first in the men’s 3-meter semifinals. He scored more than 80 points on five of his six dives, including 92.75 on his reverse 1 ½ with 3 ½ twists.
Darian Schmidt (Bloomington, Ind.) scored 463.35 points to qualify in second place, with a high of 98.80 points on a front 4 ½ tuck in the fifth round. Aaron Fleshner (Spring, Texas/Tuscaloosa, Ala.), who won the 1-meter title on Wednesday, scored 459.65 points to finish third in the semifinals. His reverse 3 ½ tuck earned a 10 from one judge for 99.75 points.

Bromberg, who won the 10-meter title at the 2013 AT&T Nationals as well as the 2013 USA Diving Winter National Championships, scored 343.45 points to lead the field in the semifinals. Three of her five dives earned marks of 70 or higher as she scored 74.25 points on her back 3 ½ tuck and 70.40 points on two other dives.

Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.) was second with 338.20 points in the semifinals, closing out her list with 78.40 points on an inward 3 ½ tuck and 81.60 points on a back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists. Amy Cozad(Indianapolis, Ind./Tallahassee, Fla.), Young’s synchro partner, was third with 336.75 points, highlighted by a 76.50-point back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists.

The top 12 divers in each of the semifinals advanced to the finals, which will be held Saturday, August 16.

The AT&T National Diving Championships continue through Sunday, August 17Friday’s competition features quarterfinals and semifinals in men’s 10-meter and women’s 3-meter.

AT&T National Diving Championships – August 14, 2014

Women’s 10-meter semifinals – Top 12 advance to finals

1.Samantha Bromberg, Longhorn Aquatics, 343.45;2. Katrina Young, Florida State University Diving Team, 338.20;3. Amy Cozad, Unattached, 336.75;4. Rachel Rubadue, Ohio State Diving Club, 306.35;5. Lisa Faulkner, YCF Diving Team, 292.45;6. Kahley Rowell, Unattached, 291.40;7. Madison Witt, Mission Viejo, 283.15;8. Mya Kraeger, YCF Diving Team, 280.35;9. Annika Lenz, UCLA Diving, 279.65;10. Olivia Rosendahl, Trojan Dive Club, 279.15;11. Kelli Stockton, H2okie Aquatics, 271.30;12. Cassidy Gebhart, Woodlands Diving Academy, 269.90;13. Cassie Weil, Unattached, 259.25;14. Christy Cutshaw, Duke Diving, 257.60;15. Brooke Pospichal, Indiana Diving, 256.75;16. Sarah McCrady, Unattached, 256.05;17. Ashley Buchter, H2okie Aquatics, 245.50;18. Caitlin Chambers, Unattached, 228.80;

Eliminated after preliminaries

19. Daria Lenz, SoCal Divers, 236.50;20. Lydia Lehnert, Unattached, 235.25;21. Samantha Gallagher, Mission Viejo, 212.80;22. Janelle Lucas, Mission Viejo, 209.05;23. Kristina Hoffmann, Longhorn Aquatics, 197.35;2  4. Ashley Peterson, Wisconsin Diving Academy, 183.25.

Men’s 3-meter semifinals – Top 12 advance to finals

1. Troy Dumais, Longhorn Aquatics, 494.25;2. Darian Schmidt, Indiana University Dive Club, 463.35;3. Aaron Fleshner, Alabama Diving, 459.65;4. Jordan Windle, Duke Diving, 419.10;5. Zachary Nees, Unattached, 418.70;6. Henry Fusaro, Clavadistas del Sol, 417.80;7. Jack Nyquist, North Carolina Diving, 406.20;8. Cory Bowersox, Longhorn Aquatics, 393.15;9. Bradley Christensen, Stanford Diving, 390.65;10. Connor Kuremsky, Stanford Diving, 388.85;11. Bryce Klein, GC Diving, 385.50;12. Michael Hixon, Unattached, 378.55;13. Joseph Cifelli, Windy City Diving, 376.35;14. Jakob (jb) Kolod, Unattached, 375.20;15. Ryan Hawkins, H2okie Aquatics, 371.05;16. Mark Anderson, Longhorn Aquatics, 369.35;17. Devin Burnett, Unattached, 367.50;18. Theodore Miclau, Stanford Diving, 333.45;

Eliminated after preliminaries
19. Kyle Goodwin, Mile High Dive Club, 350.95;20. Dominic Giordano, Unattached, 348.55;21. Tarek Abdelghany, Mission Viejo, 337.00;22. Joshua Owsiany, West Chester Diving, 336.20;23. Connor Callahan, Duke Diving, 329.35;24. Michael Mosca, Unattached, 329.05;25. Nathaniel Hernandez, GC Diving, 324.60;26. Edward Quarantillo, Unattached, 306.55;27. Ozzie Moyer, Unattached, 304.70;28. Brandon Loschiavo, Mission Viejo, 302.75;29. Clark Thomas, Unattached, 293.55;30. Ian O’Rourke, Unattached, 287.80.

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