Pac-10 Diving Championships|
Feb. 27, 1998
February 26-28, 1998 * Mona Plummer Aquatic Center * Arizona State University
Day One, February 26, 1998
Junior all-American Katrina Pfeuffer was the top finisher for Arizona State in the women's 1-meter with a score of 369.7 which put her in fifth place. Also placing for the Devils were senior Melissa Newman (306.4, 10th place) sophomore Mandy Contreras (305.55, 12th place) and freshman Maureen Bird (278.5, 19th place).
On the men's side USC had four of the top eight finishers in the 3-meter competition while Arizona placed two of the top eight. For the Devils sophomore Allan Sonkin recorded a third-place finish of 426.0. In addition to Sonkin's finish, sophomore Ken Sabino and freshman Kevin Lilly also placed for the Devils with 12th- (317.45) and 13th- (315.45) place finishes respectively.
Day Two, February 27, 1998
Once again Trojan Justin Dumais took center stage with the day's best performance, a first-place finish and Pac-10 benchmark of 576.0 in the men's 1-meter competition. The Trojans had two other divers -- Tim Allport (third, 420) and Shawn Schuessler (eighth, 368.2) -- who finished in the top eight.
Like USC, Arizona had three divers who finished in the top eight, claiming fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-place.
Arizona State was led by sophomore Allan Sonkin who was the Devils' top finisher for the second consecutive day. Sonkin finished fourth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 418.8. Other Sun Devil divers who competed were Ken Sabino (10th, 336.6), Scott Lemke (11th, 326.4) and Kevin Lilly (13th, 308.8).
On the women's side, Trojan diver Dorte Lindner finish first with a Pac-10 record of 540.15 in the women's 3-meter dive. Right behind her was teammate Natasha Chikina, the 1-meter victor, who scored a 478.35.
Stanford claimed the third-, fourth- and fifth-place spots.
Arizona State had one diver in the final eight for the second straight day. Once again it was junior all-American Katrina Pfeuffer, finishing with an eighth-place score of 414.4.
Joining Pfeuffer were Sun Devil teammates Melissa Newman (10th, 377.6), Mandy Contreras (12th, 355.95) and Molly Bird (19th, 325.0).
The championships conclude with the men's and women's platform competition on Saturday.
1998 Pacific-10 Conference Diving Championships
February 26 Men's 3-Meter Preliminaries Diver School Score 1. Justin Dumais USC 593.6 2. Lucas Brower Stanford 470.55 3. Gamal Jones Arizona 403.75 4. Shawn Schuessler USC 398.8 5. Allan Sonkin Arizona State 388.65 6. Tim Allport USC 385.75 7. Danny Zimmerman Arizona 359.3 8. Ben Stiefel USC 344.95 9. Arno Bergstrom Arizona 339.85 10. Scot Lemke ASU 328.25 11. Joe Kocal California 319.2 12. Ken Sabino Arizona State 317.45 13. Kevin Lilly Arizona State 315.45 14. Mark Michelin Stanford 315.25 15. Joe Young California 243.55 Men's 3-Meter Finals Diver School Score 1. ***Justin Dumais USC 611.45 2. Lucas Brower Stanford 484.45 3. Allan Sonkin ASU 426.0 4. Shawn Schuessler USC 422.25 5. Gamal Jones Arizona 410.7 6. Tim Allport USC 399.8 7. Danny Zimmerman Arizona 382.5 8. Ben Stiefel USC 357.85 ***Pac-10 Record