Benedetti Takes Zone-E Platform Diving Championship as Sun Devils Conclude Meet
March 5, 2007
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -
Arizona State University men's and women's diving concluded the 2007 Zone-E Diving Championships Saturday, highlighted by redshirt freshman Micky Benedetti capturing the platform diving championship, while placing in the top three in one- and three-meter events.
Benedetti, the 2006-07 Pacific-10 Conference 3-meter and platform diving champion, once again proved to be one of the nation's top divers on Saturday, placing first overall by totaling 738.75 platform diving points after a preliminary round score of 362.10, also the best of the field. Additionally, he placed second in day one's one-meter finals, totaling 686.10 points, after a trial round score of 350.05. On day two, the
Joining Benedetti for the men's team was sophomore Billy Sweeney, who finished ninth overall in the 3-meter finals, recording a total score of 652.90. Sweeney also posted a one-meter total of 542.25 on day one.
Senior Cassidy Farwell enjoyed a solid round of diving performances, placing eighth in the platform finals, scoring 417.40 total points. Farwell also posted the team's top three-meter score, totaling 513.45 points. Sophomore Erin Hobbs was the top one-meter diver for the Sun Devil women, totaling 467.55 points on day two.
ASU's men's and women's swimming and diving will next compete at the 2007 NCAA Championships held in