Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen top pair
LOS ANGELES -- Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen were the leading qualifiers in men's 3-meter synchro on opening night of the U.S. national diving championships at UCLA on Tuesday.
Dumais and Ipsen, who finished fourth at the recent world championships in China, totaled 405.78 points. Chris Colwill and Drew Livingston were second at 388.74. Troy's brothers, Dwight and Justin Dumais, were third at 364.98.
In men's 10-meter synchro, David Boudia and Nick McCrory, who were fifth at the world meet, led the way with 462.72. Livingston and Thomas Finchum were second at 400.02, while Steele Johnson and Toby Stanley were third at 396.33.
In women's 3-meter synchro, Summer Allman and Amanda Burke were the top qualifiers at 287.79. Kassidy Cook and Cassidy Krug were second at 281.04. Kathryn Connolly and Laura Ryan were third at 260.10.
The day's closest contest was in women's 10-meter synchro. Jessica Parratto and Anna James qualified first at 279.90, just 3.60 points ahead of Amy Cozad and Amy Korthauer. Kendall McClenney and Emma Ivory-Ganja were third at 248.94.
The top six teams in each synchro event advance to the finals later this week.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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