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    Jevon Tarantino     
     
      Jevon Tarantino
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Olympic Heights

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 160

Event:
Diving

Experience:
1L

2003-04-- NCAA champion on the 1-meter board with 388.65 points ... Also at the NCAA meet, finished ninth on the 3-meter board with 542.45 points, just missing the finals by less than four points ... At the SEC championships, was the SEC champion on the 1-meter board with 356.35 points ... Also at SECs, finished ninth on the 3-meter with 516.25 and eighth on the platform with 430.00, this was also his first platform competition of his collegiate career ... At the Olympic Trials, finished fifth on the 3-meter board with 1,009.26 points ... Also at Olympic Trials, finished second, along with teammate Phillip Jones, in the 3-meter synchronized event with 615.54 points ... Named Co-SEC Freshman Diver of the Year ... Took both the 1- and 3-meter competitions in his first dual-meet action of his collegiate career at Kentucky ... Against Indiana, finished first on the 1-meter board with 347.02 ... Took the top spot on both the 1- and 3-meter boards at the Houston Diving Invitational with 329.75 and 579.80, respectively ... Finished first on both 1- and 3-meter boards at the Georgia Diving Invitational ... Named SEC Diver of the Week for the period ending Jan. 5... Finished first on the 3-meter with 611.90 points at the Zone B Diving Qualifier for NCAAs .

HIGH SCHOOL-- Two-time Florida high school state champion on the 1-meter springboard ... Member of the USA National Team and Senior National Team ... Finished third at the Speedo America Cup ... Represented USA Team at the 2001 Goodwill Games ... Second-place at the US Senior Nationals on the 1- and 3-meter boards in 2001 ... First-place on both the 1- and 3-meter boards at the Junior World Team Trials ... All-around athlete who also played point guard on his high school basketball team.

PERSONAL-- Born Jan. 30, 1984, in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... Parents are Anthony and Birgit Tarantino ... Major: Undecided.

Personal Bests
1-meter: 388.65
3-meter: 611.90
Platform: 430.00

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