Five Trojans Set For 2009 Zone E Diving Championships

March 10, 2009

For the second consecutive season, USC is sending five divers to compete in the 2009 NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals, Thursday through Saturday (March 12-14) at the Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

Freshmen Pac-10 champions Harrison Jones and Victoria Ishimatsu will be joined by sophomore Steven Starks, a 2008 NCAA point scorer, junior Alexis Demond, a 2008 and 2009 Pac-10 finalist, and freshman Michela Fossati-Bellani.

Jones won the platform title at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships and was second on 1- and 3-meter springboard. Starks, who scored at the 2008 NCAA Championships on platform, was a three-time 2009 Pac-10 finalist, finishing fifth on platform and eighth on both 1- and 3-meter.

Ishimatsu won her crown on 3-meter. She was also second on 1-meter and seventh on platform. DeMond was fifth on platform, ninth on 1-meter and 12th on 3-meter while Fossati-Bellani was ninth on 3-meter, 10th on 1-meter and 11th on platform.

Thursday's action will features men's 1-meter and women's 3-meter and Friday's events feature men's 3-meter and women's 1-meter. Platform is scheduled for Saturday.

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