Ress Qualifies for Final; Hoosiers Compete at USA Diving Nationals
Aug. 13, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - It has been a busy week of action for Indiana University swimmers and divers, including a junior national title, a spot in a championship final at the European Championships, and top-10 finishes at the USA Diving National Championships.
Indiana sophomore Eric Ress qualified for the final in the 200-meter backstroke at the European Championships on Friday. Representing France, Eric Ress touched the wall in 1:59.36 in the semifinal of the 200-meter backstroke to earn his spot in the final at the European Championships. The final will be contested on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Ress posted the fastest preliminary time with a 1:58.97. That is the seventh-fastest time in school history, with all top-seven times owned by Ress.
AT&T USA Diving National Championships
Also taking place right now is the 2010 AT&T USA Diving National Championships in College Station, Texas. Hoosier sophomore Logan Kline finished fourth in the women's 1-meter competition with a score of 271.05. She qualified for the final after posting the third-highest score in the prelims with a mark of 268.45. Also competing in the prelims were senior Brittney Feldman (11th- 248.10) and senior Christina Kouklakis (14th- 244.10).
Fellow sophomore Mick Dell'Orco placed eighth in the men's 1-meter springboard with his tally of 308.20. Dell'Orco secured his spot in the final after posting a 360.60 to finish second in the prelims. Sophomore Zac Nees just missed earning a spot in the final with a preliminary mark of 320.40 (9th), while sophomore Casey Johnson was 15th (285.10).
Recent IU graduate David Piercy advanced to the semifinals of the men's 3-meter springboard competition where he finished 10th with a score of 359.60. Piercy was 13th in the prelims (336.95) while Johnson finished 29th (209.25). In the women's 3-meter springboard competition, junior Gabby Agostino was 32nd with a score of 183.65.
Sophomore Amy Cozad will compete in the women's platform final after finishing seventh in the semifinal (283.60). That was up eight spots from her prelim spot of 15th (253.65). Recent graduate Amy Korthauer was 10th in the semifinal (268.35) after finishing first in the preliminary round (324.50). Agostino was 13th in the semifinal (262.65), with junior Nicole Brehm 15th (261.00) and Kline 16th (258.30). Senior Heidi Mahnken was 21st in the prelims with her score of 236.85.
Johnson took 12th in the semifinals of the men's platform competition with a score of 326.85. Johnson was 13th in the prelims (320.95). IU graduate Jonathan Dohring was 19th in the preliminary round (299.05), while Nees was 20th (269.30)
Speedo USA Swimming Junior National Championships
Sophomore Taylor Wohrley won her first national title with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Speedo USA Swimming Junior National Championships in Irvine, Calif. Wohrley touched the wall in 1:01.55, capping a busy week of action a she took part in the USA Swimming National Championships last week.
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