Puhakka Wins 1M Title At Zone E Diving Regional
March 12, 2004
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Arizona State sophomore All-American diver Joona Puhakka won his second title in as many days at the NCAA Zone E Diving Regional as he took top honors on the 1m springboard on Friday afternoon at the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center. Paired with his win in the 3m event on Thursday, he has swept the springboard events at the Zone meet for the second straight year.
Puhakka racked up an astounding total of 767.65 points to register the victory on the 1m. Junior Thomas McCrummen placed fifth with a score of 598.30, less than three points out of fourth place. Junior Gordon Blukis notched an eighth-place finish (587.50) with sophomore Brant Bingham coming in 15th (517.15).
On the women's side, Trisha Tumlinson placed second on the 3m (486.85) to follow her win on the 1m yesterday. Senior Jessica Stenson registered a total of 420.00 points to place 12th while freshman Cassidy Farwell came in 19th with an effort of 235.55.
The Zone E Diving Regionals conclude tomorrow with the platform competition. Qualifiers for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be determined after the platform competition is complete.
Men's 1M FinalsPlace Score Diver Affiliation1 767.65 Joona Puhakka Arizona State2 660.20 Josh Anderson Arizona3 647.50 Michael Gowdy Hawaii5 598.30 Thomas McCrummen Arizona State8 587.50 Gordon Blukis Arizona State15 517.15 Brant Bingham Arizona State
Womens's 3M FinalsPlace Score Diver Affiliation1 496.30 Mary Yarrison Arizona2 486.85 Trisha Tumlinson Arizona State3 485.00 Paige Thompson UCLA12 420.00 Jessica Stenson Arizona State19 235.55 Cassidy Farwell Arizona State