Puhakka Falls In Quarterfinals At Speedo American Cup

Jan. 11, 2003

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Arizona State freshman men's diver Joona Puhakka saw his run at the Speedo American Cup come to an end this afternoon as he was outscored 386.34 to 362.04 in his quarterfinal matchup of the 3-meter springboard competition at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center.

The quarterfinal format called for divers to match up in head-to-head competition, with the winners of the four contests advancing to the semifinals. Andy Bradley of the University of South Carolina bested Puhakka and ultimately finished fourth in the competition. Phillip Jones of the University of Tennessee, the defending SEC Champion and third-place finisher at the NCAAs, emerged as the winner of the American Cup in this event.

The next event for the Sun Devil divers will be on Friday, January 24, when they host California at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe.

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