Colwill, Rittenhouse take two events

Updated: February 9, 2009, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Olympian Chris Colwill won his second and third events in two days on Monday at the U.S. World Championship team diving camp at Ohio State.

Colwill, of Brandon, Fla., won one of his four lists of dives in the senior men's 3-meter springboard on Sunday. He then came back to win two of the three lists of dives in the 1-meter springboard on Monday, placing second to Terry Horner in the other.

Colwill, representing the Georgia Diving Club, totaled 441.10 points and 444.95 points in winning, then had 417.45 to Horner's 423.45 points. Horner was diving unattached.

Another Olympian, Ariel Rittenhouse, also won two lists of dives in the women's 3-meter springboard. Rittenhouse, out of Santa Cruz, Calif., and competing for Trojan Dive Club, won with 345.85 points and also with 350.25.

Other first-place finishers on the second day of the camp included Olympian Christina Loukas, from Riverwoods, Ill., and diving for Indiana University, with 332.20 in another list of the women's 3-meter springboard, and Allison Brennan, out of Huntington Beach, Calif., and representing South Carolina Divers, with 340.50 points in another list of women's 3-meter springboard dives.

Divers are asked to perform their list of dives a number of times and are evaluated not just on their final scores but on a number of factors, including consistency, projected competition scores and degree of difficulty.

There is no guarantee that winners will be picked for the team by selectors when it is announced on Thursday. The camp runs through Wednesday.

Ten of the 12 members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team are competing.


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