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DIVING: U.S. concludes World Series event with two fourth-place finishes

May 25, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)

SHEFFIELD, England-The U.S. concluded the second stop on the 2008 FINA Diving World Series with a pair of fourth-place finishes in synchronized events Sunday. The men's 3-meter synchro team of Chris Colwill (Brandon, Fla.) and Jevon Tarantino (Boca Raton, Fla.) missed out on a bronze by just over two points. They finished with 415.77 points for fourth behind Great Britain's Ben Swain and Nicholas Robinson-Baker, who scored 417.87 for bronze. China's Wang Feng and Qin Kai claimed gold by nearly 30 points, scoring 458.22 points while the second-place team Dmitry Sautin and Yuri Kunakov from Russia finished with 428.67. Haley Ishimatsu (Seal Beach, Calif.) and Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind.) were fourth in women's synchronized 10-meter at 286.80. Canadians Marie Eve Marleau and Emilie Heymans dominated with 341.52 points, while Great Britain edged Mexico for silver. Great Britain's Monique McCarrol and Sarah Barrow scored 308.46 points, just ahead of Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz, who took third at 306.87. Both individual golds up for grabs Sunday went to China, with Huo Liang scoring 518.40 points in the men's 10-meter contest and Guo Jingjing taking the three-meter event at 380.45. David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind.) went with his more difficult dive list, including his front 4 1/2, and finished with 459.00 points, missing the finals by .70 points to take fifth overall on 10-meter. Kelci Bryant (Chatham, Ill.) scored 299.05 for fourth in her semifinal and seventh overall on 3-meter. The final stop on the 2008 World Series is May 31-June 1 in Nanjing, China, but the U.S. divers will not participate in order to focus on the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Diving, set for June 18-22 in Indianapolis. The U.S. won seven medals-including three in Sheffield-at the first two legs of the World Series. - 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.