Carlton Finishes Tenth in Three-Meter
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:
1. One hundred percent (100%) of their score from the preliminaries.
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
Women's 3-meter Springboard
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
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