USA Diving Olympic Trials: Christina Loukas Nabs Olympic Spot in Women’s Three-Meter

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 21. CHRISTINA Loukas made it three Olympics in a row for the Indiana Hoosiers as she topped the women's three-meter event at the USA Diving Olympic Trials held at the IU Natatorium at IUPUI.

Loukas led from the get-go in each of three sessions, and completed the finale with a top tally of 1,092.10 points.

Indiana head diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber has had a female represent the University in each of the past two Olympics with Sara Hildebrand competing in 2000 and 2004, while Cassandra Cardinell and Kimiko (Hirai) Soldati dove at the 2004 Games.

Nancilea Foster (1,002.85), Allison Brennan (994.15), Ariel Rittenhouse (978.65), Kelci Bryant (944.60) and Victoria Ishimatsu (933.60) make up the rest of the top six divers that will head to Knoxville, Tenn., for the final selection camp early next month. Loukas, while already a lock for the team, will still have to participate to prove her continued physical ability to compete in Beijing.

Results
Women's Three-Meter
Finals
1 1092.10 1 1092.10 Christina Loukas (INDI) 9.0 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
2 1002.85 2 1002.85 Nancilea Foster (TWDA) 8.3 7.23 89.25 0.00 0.00 89.25
3 994.15 3 994.15 Allison Brennan (SC) 9.0 8.17 97.95 8.70 0.00 8.70
4 978.65 4 978.65 Ariel Rittenhouse (U) 8.2 7.27 113.45 24.20 15.50 15.50
5 944.60 5 944.60 Kelci Bryant (U) 7.8 7.40 147.50 58.25 49.55 34.05
6 933.60 6 933.60 Victoria Ishimatsu (U) 6.5 6.97 158.50 69.25 60.55 11.00
7 926.10 7 926.10 Mary Yarrison (LHA) 7.2 7.27 166.00 76.75 68.05 7.50
8 916.30 8 916.30 Cassidy Krug (STAN) 6.8 7.40 175.80 86.55 77.85 9.80
9 910.30 9 910.30 Amanda Miller (BDA) 5.7 6.60 181.80 92.55 83.85 6.00
10 892.45 10 892.45 Chelsea Davis (U) 7.0 6.93 199.65 110.40 101.70 17.85
11 836.10 11 836.10 Abby Johnston (BDD) 7.0 7.20 256.00 166.75 158.05 56.35
12 823.45 12 823.45 Summer Allman (MUST) 8.0 6.00 268.65 179.40 170.70 12.65