March 9, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Stanford freshman Kristian Ipsen won his second-straight Zone Championship, winning the 1-Meter on Friday with a score of 823.10 as one of five Cardinal in the top-eight.
Ipsen beat Arizona's Ben Grado by 43.90 points, as his fellow Pac-12 foe scored a best of 779.20. Stanford freshman Connor Kuremsky started a strong string of four-straight finishers for the Cardinal, finishing fifth at 651.75. Taylor Sishc (647.60), Dhruv Tyagi (617.70) and Noah Garcia (610.20) followed. Larry Reinhard, Jr., rounded out the Cardinal divers with a tenth place showing (595.40).
Stephanie Phipps just missed the cut for the finals of the 1-meter, finishing 19th with a score of 265.85. Arizona's Ainsley Oliver was 18th in the prelims with a score of 268.55. Stanford freshman Sloane Brazina was 23rd with a score of 258.45.
Ipsen after three rounds was in first place, but slipped on a forward 3 ½ somersault, scoring 5.5's from the judges for a low of 53 points. Ipsen though rebounded with 7.5's on a reverse 2 ½ somersault for 73.60 points and 7.0's on a reverse 1 ½ somersault and 3 ½ twist for 75.25 points to close out the event in first place.
Kuremsky's best was 58.90 points followed by 58.50 points on his second and third dives, an inward 2 ½ somersault followed by a forward 2 ½ somersault. Sishc closed out his day with his best dive to remain in fifth place with 64.50 points on a reverse 1 ½ somersault and 2 ½ twist. Tyagi had a best on his final dive, 63.00 points on a reverse 1 ½ somersault and 2 ½ twist, scoring 7.0's from the judges. Garcia also finished off a strong day with 55.80 points on an inward 2 ½ somersault.
Ipsen led all divers in the prelims with a score of 410.75, edging Grado's score of 407.10. The other five Stanford divers were fifth through ninth in the prelims, separated by 26 points.
The platform finishes off the three-day event and also decides who advances to the NCAA Championships.
Full Scores: https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/meetresultsext.php?meetnum=1993
Men's 1-Meter: Winner-- Kristian Ipsen, Stanford 823.01 (410.75-prelims), 5. Kuremsky, Stanford 651.75 (325.55-prelims), 6. Sishc, Stanford 647.60 (322.40-prelims), 7. Tyagi, Stanford 617.70 (300.00-prelims), 8. Garcia, Stanford 610.20 (300.00-prelims), 10. Reinhard, Stanford 595.40 (299.00-prelims)
Winner-- Sam Pickens, Arizona 668.70, 19. Phipps, Stanford, 265.85, 23. Brazina, 258.45ThursdayMen's 3-Meter:
Finals: Winner-- Kristian Ipsen
, Stanford 930.90 (439.20-prelims), 7. Sishc, Stanford 698.05 (335.55-prelims) 8. Garcia, Stanford 672.75 (311.35-prelims), 9. Kuremsky, Stanford 668.35 (337.75-prelims), 11. Tyagi, Stanford 651.80 (287.15-prelims) 18. Reinhard, Stanford 601.60 (310.05-prelims) Women's 1-Meter:
Finals: Winner-- Victoria Ishimatsu, USC 626.80, 5. Phipps, Stanford 558.70 (267.95-prelims), 37. Brazina, Stanford, 223.30-prelims