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Horner Qualifies For United States Olympic Trials On Three-Meter Board
Sophomore Terry Horner scored 420.50 points to earn seventh place at the 2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring Nationals.

Sophomore Terry Horner scored 420.50 points to earn seventh place at the 2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring Nationals.

April 20, 2008

Minneapolis, Minn.- Sophomore diver Terry Horner qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials after finishing seventh on the three-meter board at the 2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring Nationals in Minneapolis, Minn.

 

"I think it's a huge accomplishment," FSU diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said.   "With our new pool, we are going to have belts on deck and some other great tools and I think with that we will get him a couple more Olympic dives and he will be a contender at the Olympic Trials.  I am excited about it."

 

Horner scored a season high 420.50 points on the three-meter during finals including the highest scoring dive of the fifth round, a back 3.5 somersault in the tuck position that earned the Seminole diver 81.60 points.  Horner finished the meet with a inward 3.5 somersault in the tuck position that earned him 85.00 points and helped to solidify his seventh place position.

 

Horner also finished second on the one-meter at the meet with a score of 361.80, however divers do not compete on the one-meter at the Olympics. 

 

Sophomore Aleia Monden also competed at the Speedo Nationals on the one-meter, three-meter and platform, but did not qualify for finals in any of her three events

 

The U.S. Olympic Trials will be held June 18-22 in Indianapolis, Ind.  The top three scores at the trials will compete for the United States at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

 

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