USC Set For Zone E Diving

March 10, 2010

For the third consecutive season, USC is sending five divers to compete in the 2010 NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals, Thursday through Saturday (March 11-13) at the Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

Sophomore Pac-10 champions and 2009 All-Americans Harrison Jones and Victoria Ishimatsu will headline USC's contingent and will joined by junior Steven Starks, a 2008 and 2009 NCAA point scorer, sophomore Michela Fossati-Bellani and freshman Ariel Rittenhouse.

Ishimatsu, the 2010 Pac-10 Championships Women's Diver of the Meet, won her first Pac-10 title on 1-meter and repeated as the conference's champion on 3-meter. Ishimatsu, who also was named the Pac-10's Women's Diver of the Month for February (her second such honors this year), was also fifth on platform. Rittenhouse, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, took second on 1-meter and third on 3-meter. Fossati-Bellani was sixth on 3-meter and seventh on platform

Jones won the 2010 Pac-10 title on 1-meter, its first springboard win since 1999. He also was second on platform (he won the conference title on it in 2009) and was fifth on 3-meter. Starks was sixth on platform (his third top six finish on the board at the Pac-10s) and also reached the final on 1-meter.

Below is the schedule of events.

Thursday, March 11Women's 1m Prelims - 12-2:30 pm (CT)Women's 1m Finals - 2:45-3:45 pmMen's 3m Prelims - 12-1:30 pmMen's 3m Finals - 1:45-2:45 pm

Friday, March 12Men's 1m Prelims - 12-1:30 pmMen's 1m Finals - 1:45-2:45 pmWomen's 3m Prelims - 12-2:30 pmWomen's 3m Finals - 2:45-3:45 pm

Saturday, March 13Women's Platform - 11:30 am-1:05 pmMen's Platform - 2:35-4:20 pm

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