April 18, 1999 | >>SunSentinel Link<<
U.S. Spring National Diving Championships
Men's 3-meter finals: 1. Mark Ruiz, Team Orlando Diving, 649.47; 2. Troy Dumais, University of Texas, 643.50; 3. David Pichler, Atlantic Dive Team, 639.60
; 4. P.J. Bogart, Minnesota Diving Club, 609.51; 5. Mike Collier, 576.48; 6. Justin Dumais, Ventura, California, 567.54; 7. Mark Naftanel, Austin, Texas, 548.10; 8. John Eisler, University of Texas, 545.13.
Women's 3-meter finals: 1. Erica Sorgi, Mission Viejo Nadadores, 530.52; 2. Jenny Lingamfelter, Southern Methodist University, 487.50; 3. Michelle Davison, University of South Carolina, 483.81; 4. Ashley Culpepper, Kingsland, Texas, 479.58; 5. Jamie Jaax, Central Pennsylvania Dive, 465.75; 6. Tracy Bonner, Tennessee Diving, 458.25; 7. Erin Quinn, Indiana University, 450.69; 8. Jenny Keim, University of Miami, 440.58.
Men's 3-meter synchro finals: 1. Chris Devine, Montgomery Diving Club, and P.J. Bogart, Minnesota Diving Club, 321.78; 2. Chris Mantilla, Miami Diving and Bryan Gillooly, Miami Diving, 306.96; 3. Mark Ruiz, Team Orlando Diving and David Pichler, Atlantic Diving Team, 305.10
; 4. Mike Collier, Indiana University and Ryan Kosanic, Indiana University, 266.43; 5. Drew Johansen, Coral Springs Diving Team and Tom Caruso, Coral Springs Diving Team, 263.10; 6. Phillip Jones, Kentucky Diving Club and Aaron Kirtpatrick, Pendleton, Ind., 228.21. *-team qualified for U.S. National team.
Women's 3-meter synchro finals: 1. Kathy Pesek, University of Tennessee and Tracy Bonner, Tennessee Diving, 279.50; 2. Lane Bassham, Moss Farms Diving and Lauryn McCalley, Moss Farms Diving, 278.70; 3. Kelley Persinger, University of Texas and Sarah Vestal, Texas Aquatics, 247.80; 4. Sunday Lewandowski, Indiana Diving and Noel Lewandowski, unattached, 247.44; 5. Angie Trostel, University of Cincinnati and McKenze Murphy, Cincinnati Stingrays, 243.96; 6. Michelle Rojohn, Fort Lauderdale Diving and Jillian Cicione, Fort Lauderdale DIving, 233.07. * - team qualified for U.S. National team.
May 30, 1999 | >>SunSentinel Link<<
Jevon Tarantino of the Atlantic Diving Team won two championships in the East Junior Olympic National Diving Championships May 1 at Indiana University.
Competing in the 14- to 15-age group, Tarantino placed first on the 3-meter and 1-meter springboards.
He is an eighth-grader at Loggers Run Middle School in Boca Raton.