July 18, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lisa Faulkner, who closed out her final year of eligibility with the University of Kentucky in the spring, finished in second place on the women’s platform Sunday at the USA Diving National Preliminaries Zone A held in Christiansburg, Va.
Faulkner had already qualified for the platform competition at the AT&T National Diving Championships by finishing in fifth place at the NCAA championships in March, but still decided to compete in the zone A preliminaries. In the quarterfinals of the competition, Faulkner registered a score of 282.65, entering the finals in first place. In the finals, Faulkner finished with a score of 274.65 to finish in second place overall.
Kentucky divers performed well throughout the weekend at the national preliminaries. Faulkner won the one-meter board competition, finished second on the platform and 14th on the three-meter board. Sophomore Greg Ferrucci won the one-meter board and finished third on the three-meter board, while fellow sophomore John Fox finished eighth on the one-meter board and 13th on the three-meter board.
The AT&T National Diving Championships will be held Aug. 6-14 on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.
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Kentucky results at the USA Diving National Preliminaries Zone A
Lisa Faulkner – 282.65 (1st after quarterfinals)
Lisa Faulkner – 274.65 (2nd after finals)