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ASU divers excel in weekend meets

August 15, 2010

Members of the Arizona State University diving team ended their summer on a high note as they competed in various championships around the globe. Cameron Bradshaw competed in the AT&T National Diving Championships while Constantin Blaha, Elina Eggers and former ASU diver Micky Benedetti took part in the European Championships.

Blaha had a solid championship performance. The Austrian native placed fifth on the 1-meter, scoring 401.7. He later placed seventh on the 3-meter, finishing with 423.7. After finishing sixth in the preliminaries with 321.6 points, Eggers recorded 274.45 in the finals to place 11th.

Former Sun Devil standout Benedetti tallied 397.2 points on the 1-meter to finish sixth behind Blaha. He finished second in the preliminary, scoring 434.25 points in the preliminaries. Benedetti placed 10th on the 3-meter with 375.95 points. He later paired with fellow Italian Marconi Tommaso in the 3-meter synchro to finish fourth with 406.17.

Coming off a strong sophomore campaign, Bradshaw rivaled the nation's elite in the USA Nationals. The junior-to-be finished fourth in the 3-meter preliminary with a score of 402 to advance onto the semi-final. He continued onto the finals, placing eighth overall after scoring 411.25. Additionally, Bradshaw placed 14th on the 1-meter.

The diving team will open their season in Hawaii on November 5.