Carlton, Mariano Fourth in Synchro Platform
July 25, 2004
Mission Viejo, Calif.- The Indiana diving team appears poised to claim in 11th straight combined (men and women) national championship at the 2004 Speedo National Diving Championships. Indiana has won the last 10 combined national championships, while the men finished third at last year's championship.
Senior Marc Carlton and sophomore Brian Mariano placed fourth in the synchro platform event at the Championships. The duo scored 281.94 in the finals to move up one spot after qualifying for the finals with a fifth-place performance in the prelims.
Carlton placed seventh in his second event on Saturday, the finals of the 10-meter platform. The 2002 and 2003 All-American finished with a score of 517.20. He advanced to the finals by placing fifth in the quarterfinals and semifinals.
Junior Ryan Fagan was 22nd in the quarterfinals of the 10-meter platform event, while volunteer assistant coach Oscar Delgado was 20th. Cesar Garcia of Auburn Diving, a 2004 Olympian on the platform, won the event with a score of 625. 77.
2004 All-American Fagan advanced to the finals of the three-meter springboard at the National Championships on Thursday. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native was sixth overall in the quarterfinals with a score of 322.35. The top eight divers from the quarterfinals of the three-meter advance to the finals. 2004 Olympian Troy Dumais of Centralized Training Center was the leader after the quarterfinals with a score of 429.12.
Carlton was 12th in the three-meter with a score of 298.02. Mariano, redshirt freshman Taylor Roberts and senior Alex Burns were 17th, 21st and 28th, respectively, in the quarterfinals of the three-meter.
The 2004 Speedo National Diving Championships conclude on Sunday with the finals of the men's three-meter springboard and the finals of the men's synchro three-meter event.
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