Stanford's Dwight Dumais Claims Second Medal At Pac-10 Diving Championships

Feb. 10, 2007

Meet Coverage: 2007 Pac-10 Diving Championships

Stanford sophomore Dwight Dumais earned his second medal in as many days, this time claiming third in the three-meter event at the Pac-10 Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash.

Dumais had the lead after the preliminary round, but could not hold off Arizona State freshman Michele Benedetti. Benedetti averaged better than 72.0 points on each of his dives from the three-meter board on the way to his first Pac-10 diving championship. His 433.10-point finish was more than 70.0 points better than USC senior Kenny Jenkins' second place finish.

'I'm really happy with my performance,' said Benedetti. 'This is a big meet and I'm glad that I did my best dives today.'

Dumais trailed the top three entering the sixth and final round of dives but his final dive gave him a comfortable edge (346.95 to 324.45) on his teammate, senior Kevin McLean and a second trip to the awards podium this weekend. Rounding out the final results were California sophomore Sam Helvie with 322.40, senior Trojan Michael Hilde with 318.55, and Arizona junior Matt Bisordi and Stanford junior Nathan Kim each with a score of 310.05.

The Pac-10 Championships conclude tomorrow with the men's platform prelims from 10:30-11:30am and the tower final from 2:30-3:00pm

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