March 26, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla.- Florida State sophomore diver Terry Horner will defend his National Championship on the one-meter board at the 2008 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
“It’s going to be really exciting, but it’s going to be tough as well,” Horner said. “I think will be really close and I’m looking forward to it. I’m already starting to get excited about it.”
Horner (Orlando, Fla.) won the title last year by four points beating out Hawaii’s Magnus Frick. He received five 9.0 scores on his final dive to seal the victory. This season the competition will be even tougher with 2006 one-meter champion Chris Coldwill from Georgia back after red-shirting in 2007.
“I can think of four people off the top of my head who will probably be in the 2008 Olympics who will be competing this week,” Horner said. “It’s going to be a very close competition, we bring the best out of each other.”
The Orlando, Fla. native will also take part in the three-meter and platform competitions at the meet.
Joining Horner will be swimmers Scott Baker, Ian Row and Nick Graves. Baker will compete in the 50 free while Rowe and Graves will both take part in the 500 and 1650 free. Competition begins on Thursday, March 27 for the Seminoles with the preliminary round of the 50 free 500 free and the one-meter diving competition. To watch live competition visit http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/17595.asp.