June 19, 2012
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.— Stanford alumnae Cassidy Krug is the top diver after the 3-Meter semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials, scoring a two-round score of 718.85. Christina Loukas is second with a score of 679.65, followed by Kassidy Cook.
The top two scores following Saturday’s finals earns spots on the U.S. Olympic team.
Krug scored 69 points on her fourth dive on a reverse 2 ½ somersault pike. Krug closed out the semifinals with a 70.50 on a forward 2 ½ somersault twist.
Krug had the top prelim score of 359.40 after the first five dives in the morning session, tallying a best of 76.50 thanks to four 8.5’s on a forward 2 ½ somersault twist. She also tallied 80’s or better on a forward 3 ½ somersault and a back 2 ½ somersault.
Those dives gave her a 48-point lead over Loukas (321.85) in the preliminary round.
Incoming freshman Kelly Markle finished 24th in the prelims with a score of 238.95. Her best dive was for 6.5’s on her fourth dive, a forward 2 ½ somersault.
Wednesday will feature the men’s 3-Meter springboard with Stanford freshman Kristian Ipsen and alum Dwight Dumais. Ipsen and his partner Troy Dumais were the top qualifier after the semifinals on Monday night in the 3-Meter synchro and will next be in action on Friday.
Select events through Sunday will be on NBC and the NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus).
3-Meter Synchro: Markle and Kara McCormack (244.32-prelims, 483.42-9th-semifinals)
3-Meter Syncho: Ipsen and T. Dumais (426.42-prelims, 876.00-1st-semifinals)
D. Dumais and J. Dumais (373.86-prelims, 749.82-4th-semifinals)
3-Meter: Krug (359.40-prelims, 718.85-1st-semifinals)