June 25, 2003
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Arizona State women's diver Trisha Tumlinson has advanced to the finals of the platform competition at the 2003 Speedo National Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium. Her semifinal score of 445.02 this afternoon placed her as the No. 3 seed going into Saturday's championship round.
Laura Wilkinson, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist on platform, advanced as the No. 1 seed with a 499.11. Sara Hildebrand is the No. 2 seed after recording a 448.80.
The 2003 Speedo National Diving Championships run through Sunday, with over 125 divers competing for spots o the 2003 National Team and Pan American Games Team. The women's platform event began with 30 divers. Following the quarterfinals, the field was cut to 18, with the top eight competing on Saturday.