Canadian Amateur Diving Association Inc.
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McCORMICK TAKES SECOND GOLD AT PAN AMS
August 11, 2001
Mexico City, Mexico Riley McCormick of Victoria, BC,
took his second gold medal yesterday at the Pan Am Junior
Championships in Mexico City, Mexico.
McCormick won gold in the boys group D 3M springboard event,
scoring 198.95. McCormick also took gold on Wednesday in the
"I wasn't happy with my fourth dive," said McCormick.
"But I'm pleased with how I recovered and I put in my
last dive better than the ones in practice."
Steven Cole, also of Victoria, BC, came in 5th with 150.70
and Eric MacDonald of Vancouver, BC, finished 7th with 142.65.
"The boys each missed the entry on a dive or two, but
all of the small details that we've been working on were really
good," said Tommy McLeod, one of the Canadian coaches
in Mexico with the team. "It's the small details that
will make them better divers in the future."
The Pan Am Junior Diving Championships are divided into four
age groups. Group A comprises the eldest group of divers.
They are born in 1983,1984 or 1985. The divers born in 1986
or 1987 are classified as Group B. Group C has those born
in 1988 and 1989 and finally Group D has those divers born
in 1990 or later.
Delphine Lachapelle and Sabrina Beaupre, both of Montreal,
QC, also took their second medals of the meet yesterday. Lachapelle
won silver in the girls group D 1M springboard event yesterday
with a score of 165.50. Lachapelle took a gold on Wednesday
in the 3M event. Beaupre, who took silver on Wednesday in
the 3M event, won a bronze yesterday with 159.20 in the 1M
"I am happy with my event," said Beaupre. "I
missed one dive, but I did the best reverse 1 ½ of
Lena Halliwell of Pointe Claire, QC, finished 5th with 150.45
in the event.
Marianne Allaire-Morin of Montreal, QC, took a gold medal
in the girls group A 1M springboard event. This is Allaire-Morin's
second medal of the meet. She won a bronze in the 3M event
"Normally, there's one dive that I miss," said
Allaire-Morin, who scored 377.20. "But today I was very
Kelsey Patterson of Edmonton, AB, finished in 7th place with
332.35 and Laura Knowles of Nepean, ON came in 10th, with
"I wasn't really expecting much on 1M," said Knowles.
"I'll count this as a learning experience."
Martin D'Amour won a bronze medal in the boys group C 3M
springboard event. This makes two medals for D'Amour so far
at this meet. He won gold in the platform event earlier in
the meet. D'Amour dove a score of 276.60. Jason Earthy of
Victoria, BC, finished 8th with 218.20.
Finishing off the day was the girls group B 1M springboard
event. Emmanuelle B. Dupuis of Montreal, QC, finished 4th
with 302.75. Roseline Filion, also of Montreal, came in 6th
with 287.35 and Kendra Melnychuk of Saskatoon, SK, finished
8th with 284.35.
Up today are the girls group D and C platform events, as
well as the boys group D and C platform and group B 3M springboard
For more information, contact Lisa Spencer at 613-291-5884
or visit www.diving.ca for the latest results.
Group D 1M
1. Ximena, Lopez, MEX, 176.95; 2. Delphine Lachapelle, CAN,
165.50; 3. Sabrina Beaupre, CAN, 159.20; 4. Ana Rosete, MEX,
150.75; 5. Lena Halliwell, CAN, 150.45; 6. Vianey Hernandez,
Mexico Canadian divers took home five medals yesterday
at the first ever Pan Am Junior Diving Championships in Mexico
of Victoria, BC, took gold in the boys' group D 1M springboard
competition with a score of 184.55.
"Some of my
basic (dives) could have been better," said McCormick
of his performance. "But I'm very happy with the end
Steven Cole also
of Victoria, BC, took 5th place in the event with 154.35 and
Eric McDonald of Vancouver, BC, came in 7th with 139.45.
Also winning gold
for Canada was Delphine Lachapelle of Montreal, QC. Lachapelle
came in first by diving a score of 190.95 in the girls group
D 3M springboard event.
"I was very
nervous about my back 2 ½," said Lachapelle. "And
I was so happy when I nailed it."
of St. Lambert, QC, took silver with 170.65.
"I came here
to compete in the platform event, so I'm thrilled with my
silver medal in the springboard event," said Beaupre.
of Pointe Claire, QC, took 6th with 119.55.
also of Pointe Claire, QC, took Canada's third medal of the
day in the girls group C platform event with a score of 243.95.
Suzie Lafrance of Montreal, QC, came in 4th with 215.55 and
fellow Montrealer Meaghan Benfeito took 9th with 190.75.
of Montreal, QC, also won a gold medal for Canada in the boys
group C platform event.
"I was really
nervous for my inward 2 ½," said D'Amour, who
dove a score of 250.65. "I was relieved that it went
so well and it gave me confidence for the rest of my dives."
Jason Earthy of
Victoria, BC, finished in 6th with a score of 216.65.
of Montreal, QC, finished 8th in the boys group A 3M springboard
competition with a score of 449.30, followed by fellow Montrealer
Julio Abate with 429.05.
one dive and with such a strong event, that one miss dropped
me to 8th," said Leblanc. "But I'm pleased with
my other dives."
Aaron Wionzek of
Saskatoon, SK, finished 11th with 390.75.
The Pan Am Junior
Diving Championships are divided into four age groups. Group
A comprises the eldest group of divers. They are born in 1983,1984
or 1985. The divers born in 1986 or 1987 are classified as
Group B. Group C has those born in 1988 and 1989 and finally
Group D has those divers born in 1990 or later.
Up today are the
girls group C 1M and group A and B 3M springboard events,
as well as the boys group A and B 1M springboard events.
For more information
contact Lisa Spencer at 613-291-5884 or visit www.diving.ca
for the latest results.
Group D 1M
1. Riley McCormick, CAN, 184.55; 2. Sergio Colin, MEX, 166.50;
3. Jonathan Rubalcava, MEX, 155.90; 4. Mario Vazquez, MEX,
155.80; 5. Steven Cole, CAN, 154.35; 6. Guilherme Ciasca,
Group A 3M
1. Miguel Velazquez, MEX, 502.40; 2. Hugo Parisi, BRA, 475.80;
3. Chris Colwill, USA, 471.35; 4. Sergio Goribar, MEX, 463.00;
5. Johnatan Alcantara, MEX, 461.90; 6. Todd Avery, USA, 451.55
Group C Platform
1. Martin D'Amour, CAN, 250.65; 2. Mickey McDonald, USA, 245.45;
3. Osvaldo Salgado, MEX, 238.55; 4. Julian Sanchez, MEX, 237.30;
5. Francisco, Villalobos, MEX, 222.55; 6. Jason Earthy, CAN,
Group D 3M
1. Delphine Lachapelle, CAN, 190.95; 2. Sabrina Beaupre, CAN,
170.65; 3. Vianey Hernandez, MEX, 169.90; 4. Arantxa Chavez,
MEX, 164.10; 5. Ana Rosete, MEX, 160.80; 6. Lena Halliwell,
Girls C Platform
1. Jennifer Ferguson, CAN, 243.95; 2. Blanca Meneses, MEX,
239.75; 3. Lizzy Nuckols, USA, 223.15; 4. Suzie Lafrance,
CAN, 215.55; 5. Emily Bouck, USA, 213.70; 6. Maria Gonzalez,