DIVING: Ipsen, Bell lead after semifinal rounds at Speedo USA Diving Spring Nationals Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif.) and Katie Bell (Columbus, Ohio) finished atop the standings in the menís 3-meter and womenís platform semifinals Thursday at the Speedo USA Diving Nationals.
Photo: www.diving-gbdf.com - Katie Bell from Columbus, Ohio
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Ė Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif.) and Katie Bell (Columbus, Ohio) finished atop the standings in the menís 3-meter and womenís platform semifinals Thursday at the Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships to lead the field of divers advancing to Saturdayís finals.
Ipsen, a 13-time junior national champion, is seeking his first senior national title after placing second on 3-meter at USA Divingís 2008 spring and summer senior nationals. The 16-year-old scored 432.65 points in Thursdayís semifinals, with Auburnís Kelly Marx (Overland Park, Kan./Auburn, Ala.) taking the second spot at 395.40 and Stanfordís Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) placing third with 379.60 points. Jonathan Wilcox (Bellevue, Wash./Austin, Texas), who won the menís 1-meter title on Wednesday, qualified fifth with 341.10 points. The top 12 semifinalists advance.
Bell, a junior at Ohio State, led the led womenís platform semis with 321.65 points, followed by Michelle Cabassol (Montgomery, Texas) at 307.25 and Victoria Lamp (Knoxville, Tenn.) at 286.65.
Cabassol and synchro partner Kaylea Arnett (The Woodlands, Texas), who also advanced to the platform finals after finishing ninth in the semis, led the womenís synchronized 10-meter platform semifinals with 281.46 points.
David Colturi (Sylvania, Ohio/West Lafayette, Ind.) and Sean Moore (Englewood, Colo./Columbus, Ohio) topped the menís 3-meter synchro prelims at 372.99 points.
The Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships run through April 26. Fridayís competition begins at 10 a.m. and features womenís 3-meter semis, menís platform semis, womenís synchronized 3-meter semis and menís synchronized 10-meter semis.
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Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships Results
April 23, 2009
Menís 3-meter semifinal
1. Kristian Ipsen, Diablo Divers, 432.65;2. Kelly Marx, Auburn Diving, 395.40;3. Dwight Dumais, Stanford Diving, 379.60;4. Hugh Showe III, Unattached, 372.40;5. Jonathan Wilcox, Longhorn Aquatics, 341.10;6. Brent Eichenseer, Stanford Diving, 340.95;7. Terry Horner, Florida State University, 338.60;8. Cole Young, Twin City Divers, 338.20;9. Kyle Mitrione, Purdue University, 337.20;10. Ford McLiney, Jayhawk Diving Club, 334.20;11. Matt Culbertson, Unattached, 332.35;12. Michael Hixon, Unattached, 326.20;13. Thomas Neubacher, Team Orlando Diving, 307.30;14. Ryan Hawkins, Carolina Diving Academy, 304.70;15. David Piercy, Indiana University / Indiana Diving, 301.10;16. Kristoffer Jorgensen, Unattached, 300.95;17. Noah Garcia, Ft Lauderdale Diving Team, 292.45;18. Rylan Ridenour, Unattached, 292.05;19. Michael Mosca, New York Dive Club, 287.85;20. Jake Kinzbach, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 283.45;21. Alan (A.J.) Dickey Jr., Southern Connecticut Diving, 275.90;22. Kasey Allen, Car dinal Diving Club, 268.40;23. Hayden Jones, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 267.80;24. Taylor Sishc, Unattached, 264.45;25. Hunter Becerra, Ft Lauderdale Diving Team, 251.70;26. Connor Kuremsky, Pitt Aquatic Club, 251.20.
Womenís platform semifinal
1. Katherine Bell, Unattached, 321.65;2. Michelle Cabassol, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 307.25;3. Victoria Lamp, Tennessee Diving, 286.65;4. Cheyenne Cousineau, Legacy Diving Assoc., 269.05;5. Laura Ryan, Twin City Divers, 259.75;6. Audra Egenolf, Unattached, 255.90;7. Aleia Monden, Florida State University, 254.95;8. Karina Silva, Miami Diving, 254.85;9. Kaylea Arnett, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 249.05;10. Amy Korthauer, Indiana University / Indiana Diving, 245.70;11. Katrina Young, Pacific N.W. Diving, 239.10;12. Kara Cook, Purdue University, 234.65;13. Sara Mokhtari, Cougar Diving Club, 232.15;14. Kirstyn