Dwight Dumais Claims Second Place At Diving Championship

March 10, 2006

Oklahoma City, Ok - Stanford's Dwight Dumais continued his outstanding freshman season on Friday with a second place finish in one-meter diving at the NCAA Zone 'E' Championships.

Dumais finished with 639.50 points. Arizona State's Joona Puhakka (2004 and 2000 Olympian from Finland), who won the one-meter and three-meter diving NCAA titles last year, won the competition with 842.10 points. Utah's Sterling Richards finished third with 636.35 points while Stanford's Nathan Kim was eleventh in a field of 18 with 543.00 points.

On Thursday, Dumais finished third to Puhakka and Richards in three-meter diving.

Platform diving will conclude the three-day meet on Saturday.

In other news involving Stanford men's swimming and diving, junior Hongzhe Sun has been selected as the Stanford/MET-RX Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 28-March 6.

Sun was voted Pac-10 Swimmer of the Meet last weekend as he helped lead Stanford to its 25th consecutive Pac-10 title. Sun captured the Pac-10 title in the 100 back (46.79, NCAA 'A' qualifying standard), the 200 back (1:41.17, NCAA 'A' qualifying standard) for the second straight year, and won the 200 IM (1:44.49, NCAA 'A' qualifying standard, #3 all-time at Stanford). Sun also swam the opening leg on the 400 medley relay team that finished second as well as the opening leg on the 200 medley relay team that finished third. Sun will lead the top-ranked Cardinal at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship (March 23-25) in Atlanta, Ga.

2006 NCAA Zone 'E' Diving Championship (1-meter diving, Oklahoma City, Ok)
1. Joona Puhakka, Arizona State, 842.10 points
2. Dwight Dumais, Stanford, 639.50 points
3. Sterling Richards, Utah, 636.35 points
4. Michael Hilde, USC, 631.20 points
5. Brant Bingham, Arizona State, 628 points
11. Natham Kim, Stanford, 543 points.

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