Carson's Fox seventh in 10-meter platform diving

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - David Pichler won the 10-meter platform title Saturday in the National Outdoor Diving Championships, beating Olympic teammate Mark Ruiz.

''This is the last competition before Sydney and I did some things here that I really wanted to do,'' Pichler said. ''This is probably my last platform nationals, so it's nice to win it.''

Pichler, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., finished with 652.08 points. Ruiz, of Orlando, Fla., has 638.88, and Troy Dumais of Ventura, Calif., finished third with 596.97.

Corey Fox, a Carson City product who is preparing for his senior year at Louisiana State University, finished seventh in the competition.

Pichler and Ruiz also combined to win the synchronized platform event. Pichler's victories increased his U.S. national title count to 15, just two behind Ruiz, who holds the most titles of any active U.S. platform diver.

Lauryn McCalley won the women's 3-meter springboard for her first U.S. national individual title, and combined with Lane Bassham to successfully defended the synchronized 3-meter title.

McCalley, of Moultrie, Ga., had 486.51 points. Lauren King of Columbia, S.C., was second at 482.25, followed by Kimiko Hirai Soldati of Bloomington, Ind., at 482.16.


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