Krug, Ipsen are golden at diving championships


Something old (but not that old!) as in Stanford grad Cassidy Krug; something new as in Cardinal freshman Kristian Ipsen; something borrowed as in Stanford grad Dwight Dumais (OK, so it's a stretch, but he is just one of several diving brothers) and something blue, as in the waters of the diving pool at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center.

It all came together for the trio of divers Sunday at the AT&T Diving Championships. Krug and Ipsen were golden while Dumais settled for the bronze.

Krug edged Texas grad Summer Allman, 318.20-315.75, to claim the national title in the 3-meter event, a day after earning the gold, with teammate Kassidy Cook, in the women's 3-meter synchro title.

Krug and Cook finished third at the USA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale earlier in the year. Krug won the national 3-meter title and both the 1-meter and 3-meter NCAA title in 2007.

Ipsen, who won the men's 3-meter on Saturday,teamed with Dwight's older brother, Troy Dumais, to win the 3-meter men's synchro title with a combined scored of 459.00. The Dumais brothers Justin and Dwight finished third (378.63).

Krug trailed Allman by 2.05 points entering the final dive. She nailed a forward 2 1/2 somersault one twist pike for a finals-high 75.00 points, with scores of 8.0's or better from six of the seven judges.

Dumais and Ipsen finished with three scores over 85 points, including a 90.78 on their fourth dive, paced by 8.5's or better from all 11 judges, a 93.45 and 9.0's or better from seven judges and 9.0's or better and a score of 86.13 on their final dive from five judges.

In related news, Stanford Diving Club's Kevin Pomeroy and Nikki Watters were named to the United States team that will compete at the Junior Pan American Championships beginning Sept. 8 in Medellin, Colombia. Oleg Andriyuk was named USA team coach.

Track and field

Stanford grads Lauren Fleshman and Jillian Camarena-Williams are among the 129 Americans who will compete at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Daegu, South Korea beginning Aug. 27.

Fleshman will race in the women's 5,000 meters while Camarena-Williams will take part in the women's shot put.

A total of 19 World Championships medalists and 16 Olympic medalists are on the roster.

Team USA won a total of 22 medals at the2009 World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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