Mar 07 Wilkinson, Dumais lead women's 10-meter, men's 3-meter after U.S. Olympic Team Trials semifinal action

June 21, 2008, 11:38 a.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS - One day after three divers combined for 14 10s in the men's 10-meter semifinals, Laura Wilkinson (Spring, Texas) and Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach. Calif.) combined for 12 of their own in the women's 10-meter semifinals. And two-time Olympian Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) added five more perfect scores in the men's 3-meter semifinals at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving Friday evening at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.

Wilkinson had less than a two-point lead over Ishimatsu after Wednesday's preliminaries but turned in a personal best 451.20 in the semifinals to jump out to an 813.20-757.55 edge over Ishimatsu heading into Sunday's finals.

The 2000 Olympic gold medalist scored at least one 10 on each of her final three dives, highlighted by five perfect marks on her inward 3 ½ tuck in the fourth round.

Ishimatsu's 396.85 total in the semifinals was also a personal best. She earned one 10 on her inward 3 ½ and added four more on her back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists in the last round.

Dumais totaled 1038.30 points after the preliminaries and semifinals, putting him 77.30 points ahead of second-place Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla./Athens, Ga.), who has 961.00 points.

Dumais earned two 10s on his front 3 ½ pike and his front 2 ½ with 2 twists and received another 10 on his reverse 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists. He also was awarded 12 9.5 marks throughout the evening semis.

Jevon Tarantino (Boca Raton, Fla.) moved up one spot to third with 863.65 points after finishing fourth in the preliminaries. Tarantino started off the semis with five 9.5s on his front 3 ½ pike.

2004 Olympian Justin Wilcock (Smithfield, Utah/Indianapolis) dropped one spot to fourth at 883.20, and 15-year-old Kristian Ipsen (Clyaton, Calif.), the youngest diver in the field, sits in fifth at 838.70. Ipsen was 11th after the preliminaries but scored 477.25 points in the semis to make the jump to fifth.

Rounding out the top five in the women's contest are 2004 Olympian Cassandra Cardinell (Loudonville, N.Y.) at 698.70, Brittany Viola (Orlando, Fla.) at 679.65 and Jessica Livingston (The Woodlands, Texas) 672.10.

Only the winner of each event will be nominated to the U.S. Olympic Team. The second individual will be decided at a team selection camp in Knoxville, Tenn., from July 2-6. The top six finishers at the Trials will be invited to the camp.

Preliminary and semifinal scores will carry over into the finals. Men's and women's 3-meter finals are Saturday starting at 3 p.m., and men's and women's 10-meter finals are Sunday at 2:30 p.m.. NBC will televise the men's 3-meter finals live on Saturday from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with three hours of coverage planned for 3-6 p.m. Sunday (live coverage of the platform events and a tape of Saturday's women's 3-meter).

- Results -

Men's 3-meter results (Cumulative scores after preliminaries and semifinals)
Note: Dumais' total includes 30 bonus points for his fourth-place finish at the 2008 World Cup

1. Troy Dumais, Longhorn Aquatics, 1038.30;2. Christopher Colwill, Unattached, 961.00;3. Jevon Tarantino, Ft Lauderdale Diving Team, 893.65;4. Justin Wilcock, Unattached, 883.20;5. Kristian Ipsen, Diablo Divers, 838.70;6. Burkley Showe, Unattached, 837.05;7. Aaron Fleshner, Alabama Diving, 824.15;8. Harrison Jones, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 809.70;9. Jonathan Wilcox, Longhorn Aquatics, 774.75;10. Kellen Harkness, Unattached, 774.40;11. Mark Ruiz, Team Orlando Diving, 742.80;12. Terry Horner, Unattached, 688.45

Women's platform results (Cumulative results including preliminaries and semifinals)
Note: Wilkinson's total includes 25 points for a fourth-place finish at the 2007 World Championships

1. Laura Wilkinson, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 813.20;2. Haley Ishimatsu, Unattached, 757.55;3. Cassandra Cardinell, Indiana University / Indiana Diving, 698.70;4. Brittany Viola, University of Miami, 679.65;5. Jessica Livingston, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 672.10;6. Mary-Beth Dunnichay, Unattached, 617.40;7. Heather Bounds Isle, Miami Diving, 541.80;8. Michelle Cabassol, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 528.30;9. Lindsay Weigle, Indiana University / Indiana Diving, 524.50;10. Vennie Dantin, The Woodlands Diving Academy, 482.60;11. Kristen Asman, Unattached, 472.45;12. Amy Korthauer, Indiana University / Indiana Diving, 400.35
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