Friday, March 18, 2011

Houston Cougars' Truelove Wins 3-Meter Consolation Finals

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 18, 2011) University of Houston senior All-American diver Lacey Truelove won the 3-meter consolation finals on the second day of the NCAA Championships, Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Truelove erupted for a personal best score of 381.45 mark in the finals to take the top spot over second place Deidre Freeman (370.65) of Iowa. The Cougar senior advanced to the consolation finals following a 15th-place performance in prelims with a score of 313.90.

Sophomore Julia Lonnegren's score of 267.75 was good for 29th place in the preliminary round.

Saturday's final day of competition will feature Truelove's specialty, the platform diving event. The London, Ontario native will look to become a three-time All-American in the event, as she reached All-America status in the platform in 2008 and 2010.

Preliminaries are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and finals will begin at 7 p.m.

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