Indiana's Weigle Leads Group of Five Hoosiers to Platform Finals

Feb. 10, 2007


After a five-round prelim competition in the platform diving competition, eight divers earned spots in the event finals Saturday evening while the top 16 earn points for their teams' standings.

The Hoosiers Lindsay Weigle laced together a five-dive performance to edge teammate Christina Loukas for first place with a score of 307.35.

Loukas finished second with a score of 285.20, beating out Ohio State's Kati Bell (OSU) by the narrow margin of 2.15 points. Bell, a freshman, scored 283.05 while another Hoosier in Heather Chapman tallied a 272.40 for third.

Home town favorite, Holly Jakits finished fifth with 257.80 points followed by two Boilermakers in sixth and seventh places. Amanda Miller scored 254.30 and Katie Berg followed with 248.70 for Purdue. Michigan junior Katie Skendrovic rounded out the top eight.

In addition to the finalists, Purdue and Indiana also had two more divers each score in the top 16 while Minnesota counted three more scoring divers.

Tonight's diving finals begin at approximately 8:00 CT.  Check back to for live results and continuing coverage of the 2007 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.