Men's Swimming

    Carlton Finishes Tenth in Three-Meter

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    June 11, 2004

    St. Peter's, Mo.--Senior Marc Carlton was the lone Hoosier to compete in today's U.S. Olympic Diving Trials where he placed tenth in the three-meter competition at the St. Peter's Rec-Plex in St. Peter's Mo.

    Carlton was in 12th place after the semifinal round of the men's three-meter competition on Tuesday afternoon. After several strong dives in tonight's finals, the Webster, N.Y. native finished in tenth place with 934.29 points.

    Carlton's final chance to make the 2004 Olympic Diving team will be tomorrow afternoon in the finals of the 10-meter platform event. Currently, Carlton sits in 12th place with 505.44 points.

    Yesterday, teammates Sara Hildebrand and Cassandra Cardinell qualified to compete in the Olympics after taking first place in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform event.

    The U.S. Olympic Trials feature 44 men and 39 women competing for 11 possible spots on the Team. The final team size may be less than 11 if one or more divers qualify in multiple events.

    Below is a breakdown of how a diver can earn a spot on the 2004 Olympic diving team.

    TEAM SELECTION PROCESS:

    SYNCHRONIZED EVENTS
    The team with the highest score at the completion of a synchronized event with be nominated to the U.S. Olympic Team. The score for each team will be determined by adding the scores from the synchronized diving events at the Trials as follows:

    1. One hundred percent (100%) of their score from the preliminaries.
    2. One hundred percent (100%) of their score from the finals.

    INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
    The final placement of divers in an individual event will be determined by their final score in that event. The final score for each diver will be determined as follows:

    1. Scores from all three sessions (preliminary, semifinal, final) in each individual event will be carried over and added together for a final, cumulative score.

    Based on the final scores as determined above, the selection process for individual events will be as follows:

    Men's 3-meter Springboard, Men's Platform and Women's Platform
    1. The winner of an individual event will be nominated to the U.S. Olympic Team.
    2. Second place in an individual event at the Trials will be nominated if he/she is also a nominee for the synchronized event at that height.
    3. Second place in an individual event at the Trials will be nominated if the winner of that individual event is a nominee for the synchronized event at that height.
    4. The highest placing synchronized nominee in an individual event will be nominated if the second place diver is not nominated per 2 and 3 above.

    Women's 3-meter Springboard
    1. The winner of an individual event at the Trials will be nominated.
    2. Second place in an individual event at the Trials will be nominated.

    The Olympic diving trails continue tomorrow, June 8. The afternoon session, which begins at 12:00 p.m., will consist of the men's three-meter preliminary and semifinal rounds. The evening session, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will feature the women's three-meter preliminary and semifinal rounds.

    Tomorrow's Trials will feature the finals of the women's three-meter competition beginning at 2:00 p.m. The evening session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature the men's 10-meter platform finals. Be sure to catch the trials live on NBC for the final two days of competition. The times are as follows:

    Sat., June 12: 2 - 3 p.m.; 8 - 9 p.m. (live) - NBC
    Sun., June 13: 2 - 3 p.m.; 7 - 8 p.m. (live) - NBC

     

     


       

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