Dumais brothers lead all qualifiers

Updated: July 21, 2004, 12:53 AM ET
Associated Press

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- Justin and Troy Dumais led the qualifiers in the men's 3-meter synchronized diving preliminaries Tuesday at the U.S. National Diving Championships.

The brothers had 320.88 points, while Marc Carlton and Brian Mariano were second with 256.18. The top six qualifiers advanced to Sunday's final.

Justin and Troy Dumais were the Olympic trials champions and will represent the United States in Athens next month.

Mark Ruiz and Kyle Prandi led the qualifiers in the 10-meter platform synchronized event. Ruiz and Prandi had 321.30 points to edge Caesar Garcia and Matt Bricker, who had 314.46.

In women's synchronized diving, Cassandra Cardinell and Sara Hildebrand topped the qualifiers in the 3-meter, but finished behind Emily Bouck and Nicole Pohorenec in the 10-meter platform.

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