Bell, Alvarez Advance to Finals at Olympic Trials
June 21, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Ohio State divers Katie Bell and Bianca Alvarez advanced to the finals of the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials Wednesday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. Bell, a 2009 All-American, currently sits in second place in the women's 10-meter platform with 703.75 points, while Alvarez, the 2012 Big Ten Diver of the Year, is in fourth place in the women's 3-meter springboard with 626.00 points.
The top two finishers on each event will earn spots on the Olympic team. The finals for the women's 3-meter springboard will begin following the conclusion of the men's 10-meter platform finals at 1 p.m. PT Saturday, while the finals for the women's 10-meter platform will begin after the men's 3-meter springboard finals at noon PT Sunday.
NBC will televise a total of five hours of live coverage Saturday-Sunday. In addition the trials will receive nine hours of live and taped delayed coverage on NBC Sports Network June 19-22.
Also competing at the elite competition was rising Buckeye junior Christian Holstein, who finished 14th after the semifinals of the men's 3-meter springboard. Rising Ohio State junior Cheyenne Cousineau finished 21st after the preliminary round of the women's 10-meter platform.
U.S. Diving Olympic Trials
Schedule of Events
Thursday, June 21
Women's 3M Synchro - 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 23
Women's 3M Springboard - 1 p.m. (Following Men's 10M Platform)
Sunday, June 24
Women's 10M Platform - Noon (Following Men's 3M Springboard)