Klami to Compete at NCAA Qualifier

March 8, 2004

THIS WEEK — Junior Timo Klami will represent the Hawkeyes at the 2004 NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in Bloomington, IN. Competition is scheduled for Friday thru Sunday at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on the Indiana University campus. Results will be available on the NCAA (www.ncaasports.com) and Indiana University (www.iuhoosiers.com) websites following competition. The three-meter competition begins on Friday, March 12 at noon. The one-meter event will follow up Saturday at noon, and the NCAA Qualifier will conclude on Sunday at 11 a.m. with the platform competition.

NCAA QUALIFIER — The Zone C Championships serve as the qualifier for the diving portion of the 2004 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, set for March 25-27 in East Meadow, NY. It is one of five meets being held across the country. The other four are being held at the U.S. Naval Academy (Zone A), the University of Georgia (Zone B), the University of Houston (Zone D) and Oklahoma City Community College (Zone E). The top six individuals from each zone will advance to the NCAA Championships. The top two-placewinners in each event will automatically advance, with the option for more athletes to advance if one athlete has won or placed in the top two in more than one event.

KLAMI AT THE 2004 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS — Klami set a school record in the three-meter event at the 2004 Big Ten Championships. His runner-up score of 608.15 broke the existing school record of 607.7 set in 1998 by Simon Chrisander. Klami also placed third in the one-meter event (329.1) and sixth in the platform (410.45) at the conference meet.

KLAMI IN THE IOWA RECORD BOOKS — In only his third season with the Hawkeyes, Klami holds school record in three of the five diving events. He set the school record in championship one-meter (625.6) in 2003, and dual one-meter (358.28) and championship three-meter (608.15) this season. On Iowa’s all-time best performers list, Klami is ranked second in the dual three-meter event with a score of 389.1 behind Randy Ableman’s score of 448.2 set 1981. Klami is also ranked fourth in the platform with a score of 464.85.

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