USC’s Haley Ishimatsu Defends Platform Diving Title

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 22. USC’s Haley Ishimatsu defended her platform title at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship this evening.

Ishimatsu collected 365.15 points for the win, and became the first diver to defend the tower title successfully since Stanford’s Eileen Richetelli went back-to-back in 1992 and 1993. The only other defense came from BYU’s Courtney Nelseon in 1990 and 1991.

Texas’ Emma Ivory-Ganja picked up second-place honors with 349.30 points for huge team scoring for the Longhorns, while Georgia’s Laura Ryan secured her spot as Diver of the Meet with a third-place 345.25.

Miami’s Kara McCormack (338.45), California’s Kahley Rowell (319.10), Tennessee’s Tori Lamp (305.55), LSU’s Cassie Weil (303.95) and Purdue’s MacKenzie Tweardy (294.70) also did battle on the tower this evening.

Utah’s Kersten Merry won the consolation final with 319.30 points, while Indiana’s Kate Hillman took second with 307.20.

Kentucky’s Christ Cabot (290.60), Minnesota’s Maggie Keefer (278.05), Fresno State’s Hannah Prigge (276.60), Houston’s Taylor Olanski (269.00), Virginia Tech’s Kaylea Arnett (266.80) and Rutgers’ Nicole Scott (252.85) also dove in the consolation field.

Team Standings
1. Georgia 498
2. Stanford 362.5
3. California 354
4. Texas A&M 318
5. USC 226.
6. Florida 211
7. Tennessee 199
8. Texas 136
9. Minnesota 126.5
10. Virginia 123

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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