August 17, 1990 |
Defending U.S. platform champion Pat Evans of Cincinnati won the men's one-meter springboard title at the U.S. Outdoor Diving Championships Thursday at Southern Methodist University. Evans held off a strong field, beating Mark Lenzi of Fredericksburg, Va., 626.67 points to 604.05. Defending outdoor one-meter champ Mark Bradshaw of Columbus, Ohio, took third. Kelly Jenkins of Houston held the edge in the women's platform semifinals. Jenkins outscored Linda Pesek, also of Houston, 398.85 to 384.
August 27, 1993 |
Diver Fu Mingxia, 14, whose flawless acrobatics off the platform captivated the sports world during the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, will compete today in Pasadena in the Alamo Challenge. Fu, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist on platform, headlines the Chinese contingent. Competitors from the United States, Russia and Germany, who joined the Chinese divers to win all 12 medals at the '92 Olympic Games, complete the field at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
August 17, 1991
Brian Earley of Northridge earned a berth in the men's three-meter springboard finals and Janae Lautenschlager of Northridge advanced in the women's three-meter springboard competition in the U.S. diving championships in Bartlesville, Okla., on Friday. Earley, who Thursday qualified for Sunday's men's platform final, totaled 477.27 points to place eighth and become the only men's qualifier from the Valley area. Top qualifying honors went to Mark Lenzi of Fredericksburg, Va., who totaled 590.
August 17, 1991 |
Mark Lenzi, runner-up in the 1-meter springboard at two previous U.S. Diving Championships, ran away with his first 1-meter national title Friday night. Lenzi scored 659.46 points, which U.S. Diving officials say is the most points ever scored in the 1-meter. No official diving records are kept because the scoring criteria have changed over the years. Lenzi was so dominant that he could have passed on his 11th and last dive and still won by nearly two points.
May 22, 1989 |
Matt Scoggin of Great Falls, Va., won the 10-meter platform competition in the final of the Alamo Challenge diving meet to give the United States men a sweep of China and the Soviet Union. Scoggin, the U.S. platform diving champion, produced a spectacular finish Sunday in his 10-dive series to beat the Soviets' Vladimir Timoshinin and Olympic silver medalist Xiong Ni of China. Scoggin joined Mark Lenzi of Fredericksburg, Va., who won the one-meter springboard, and Kent Ferguson of Boca Raton, Fla., three-meter springboard, to provide the men's sweep.
April 22, 1989 |
Two-time Olympic medalist Kelly McCormick rallied from a two-point deficit on her final dive Friday to win the women's three-meter springboard event in the U.S. Diving Championships. Kent Ferguson of Boca Raton won the men's three-meter springboard title, and Pat Evans of Cincinnati took the one-meter springboard event. McCormick beat runner-up Wendy Lucero of Aurora, Colo., by five points for her ninth national title. Lucero led before the last of 10 dives, but McCormick's reverse 1 1/2-somersault with 2 1/2-twists gave her a total of 507.66 points.