April 20, 2008 - by
Horner Qualifies For United States Olympic Trials On Three-Meter Board

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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