Klami to Dive at NCAA Championships

March 22, 2004

THIS WEEK — Junior Timo Klami will represent the Hawkeye swimmers at the 2004 NCAA Championships in East Meadow, NY. He will compete in the one and three-meter diving events. Competition is scheduled for Thursday thru Saturday at the Goodwill Games Aquatic Center. Klami will compete in the one-meter on Thursday March 25th and three-meter on Friday March 26th. Results will be available on the NCAA (www.ncaasports.com) website following competition.

KLAMI AT THE ZONE C DIVING QUALIFIER — Klami automatically advanced to the 2004 NCAA Championships with his win in the three-meter event at the Zone C Diving Qualifier last weekend in Bloomington, IN. His score of 576.0 was 47.05 points higher than runner-up Jason Coben of Michigan (528.95). Klami also placed fourth in the three-meter event (575.75). He is one of six divers that advanced to the national meet from the Zone C qualifier.

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.

DIVING COACH Bob Rydze — Bob Rydze is in his 29th year as diving coach of the men’s and women’s team at the University of Iowa, and is the dean of Big ten swimming and diving coaches.

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