March 14, 2004
ATHENS, Ga.-- Tennessee freshman Jevon Tarantino added another board to his lists of events Sunday for the upcoming NCAA Championships.
Tarantino competed on the platform at the Zone B Qualifier at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga. Tarantino, already qualified for nationals, only had to compete on the platform to be eligible to particpate in that event at the NCAA Championships March 25-27. Tarantino was the only Vol to compete Sunday.
"We used today as a training session for NCAAs," diving coach Dave Parrington said. "There was a more laid back attitude today with us just concentrating on getting better."
Tarantino placed 13th with a score of 408.10 points in only his second showing on the platform this year. Miguel Velazquez (593.25) of Miami won the event with Caesar Garcia (582.10) of Auburn following him.
The NCAA Championships take place March 25-27 in Long Island, N.Y.