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Wilkinson fifth in 10m diving prelims

Aug. 20, 2008, 5:03 p.m. (ET)

Laura Wilkinson (Spring, Texas) placed fifth in the women's 10m platform diving preliminaries held Wednesday evening at the National Aquatics Center. Teammate Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.) was 10th.

Wilkinson scored a 370.70, which was 58.10 behind the leader, China's Chen Ruolin, who posted a 428.80. In second was Wang Xin of China at 420.30, while Canada's Emilie Heymans was third with a 403.85. Ishimatsu scored a 329.00

The semifinals will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 21, with the finals scheduled for 8 p.m. that evening.