Feb. 24, 2011
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.—For the ninth consecutive year an Arizona State diver finishes a top the Pac-10 3-meter podium. Junior All-American Constantin Blaha defended his conference title, winning the 2011 Pac-10 men’s 3-meter springboard Championship.
Surpassing his score from last year by nearly 20 points, Blaha scored a total of 451.80 to take first place. The ASU dive team has experienced déjà vu at this year’s championships, posting nearly identical finishes as last season. Sophomore Riley McCormick once again reprised his silver medal finish in the 3-meter dive, totaling a score of 439.35.
McCormick also won the silver in the 1-meter springboard on Thursday. Junior Cameron Bradshaw also repeated a fourth place finish, helping the Sun Devils nearly sweep the Pac-10 podium with a score of 389.20.
Also raking in the hardware for the Sun Devils, junior Elina Eggers took silver in the Pac-10 women’s 1-meter springboard final. Eggers, who previously had finished third in the event, scored a 343.85 to take second place.
In women’s swimming, the Arizona State 200-yard freestyle relay of Shannon Langrebe, Katie Haron, Penelope Yamauchi and Cassie Morrice took fifth place for the Sun Devils with an NCAA consideration time of 1:31.72. The relay earned 50 points towards the team score.
Freshman Tristin Baxter finished seventh in the women’s 500-yard freestyle, touching in with a NCAA consideration time of 4:43.49. Sophomore Cassie Morrice finished in 10th place for the Sun Devils, clocking in with an NCAA consideration time of 4:44.43. Freshman Karima Chuk and senior Shannon Garrett also made the 500 free finals, finishing in 23rd and 24th, respectively.
Junior Penelope Yamauchi took 10th place in the 200 IM, touching in with an NCAA consideration time of 1:59.13. Sophomore Shannon Landgrebe swam the 50 free for ASU in an NCAA consideration time of 22.73.
After two days of competition, Arizona State is in sixth place at the Pac-10 Championships in Federal Way, Wash. The third day of competition continues tomorrow.