Jones All-American On NCAA 1-Meter Springboard

March 26, 2009


Freshman diver Harrison Jones became USC's first All-American diver on 1-meter in 10 years to lead the Trojans on the first day of the 2009 Men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday (March 26) at Texas A&M's Student Rec Center Natatorium in College Station, Texas.

Jones finished fourth on 1-meter with 406.65 points, 36.05 behind winner Drew Livingston of Texas. He is the eighth diver to earn All-American divers under USC's 10th-year head diving coach Hongping Li. The last Trojan to earn All-American honors on 1-meter was Justin Dumais in 1999. Coincidentally, Dumais' younger brother Dwight finished eighth today.

Also on 1-meter sophomore Steven Starks was 25th (291.10). Starks' best event is platform.

On the swimming side, junior Zoltan Povazsay was Troy's top individual finisher today, taking 23rd in the 500y free (4:18.45). Freshman Patrick White was 46th (4:27.23).

USC was 20th in the 200y free as senior Kevin Bartell, Povazsay, White and sophomore Luke Tanner finished in 1:19.39. Senior Vanni Mangoni was 37th in the 200y IM (1:45.88).

The meet continues Friday and Saturday, prelims at noon and finals at 7 p.m. (CST).

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