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DIVING: Arnett and Cabassol lead U.S. with fourth-place finish at Canada Cup

May 04, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)

MONTREAL - Six U.S. divers competed at the Canada Cup from May 1-4, and a pair of young rookies led Team USA's efforts. Kaylea Arnett (Spring, Texas) and Michelle Cabassol (Montgomery, Texas), the youngest members of the U.S. senior national team, made their senior international debut in Montreal and placed fourth in women's 3-meter synchro, good for the top U.S. finish at the Canada Cup. They scored 283.74 points, less than 10 points out of a medal. The teens, who both turned 15 less than two weeks before the start of the Canada Cup, also finished eighth in women's 10-meter synchro with 306.96 points. Individually, Arnett and Cabassol finished 11th and 12th, respectively, on 10-meter. Arnett, the younger of the two by just a day, scored 284.80 points, while Cabassol finished with 283.50 points. Cabassol also placed 20th on 3-meter. Amanda Miller (Centreville, Va.) turned in the top individual finish for the U.S., placing ninth with 289.50 points on 3-meter. Drew Livingston (The Woodlands, Texas) scored 413.90 points to finish 10th on men's 10-meter Burkley Showe (Columbus, Ohio) finished 12th with 382.15 points on men's 3-meter, and his synchro partner Justin Wilcock (Smithfield, Utah) just missed a spot in the semifinals and ended up 13th at 389.20 points. Showe and Wilcock teamed up for fifth in the synchro event; they scored 386.04 points. Chinese divers won six of the eight golds, finishing atop the standings in three of four synchro events (Russia claimed the men's 10-meter synchro gold) and three of four individual events (Australia's Melissa Wu won women's 10-meter). - USA Diving - Featuring America's best divers, USA Diving is the national governing body for the sport of diving. Headquartered in Indianapolis, USA Diving offers diversified programs geared toward the broadest number of diving enthusiasts, from the novice to the world champion. USA Diving conducts approximately 40 regional and national events annually and is responsible for training and selecting teams that represent the United States at international events such as the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup. For more information, visit www.usadiving.org.