Dashiell Enos Repeats As Pac-12 Champ On 3-Meter, Henry Fusaro 2nd|
Feb. 23, 2017
Junior Dashiell Enos became USC’s first repeat conference champion on 3-meter springboard in almost two decades while freshman Henry Fusaro finished right behind him in second on the second day of the 2017 Pac-12 Men’s Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash., on Thursday (Feb. 23).
Enos won with 428.35 while Fusaro was second with 408.15 – both with personal bests and well ahead of ASU’s Heikki Makikallio in third (372.50).
Enos is USC’s first back-to-back winner on 3-meter springboard at the Pac-12s since Justin Dumais repeated as winner in 1998 and 1999.
The junior briefly led after his third dive and re-took his lead after a 73.50 effort on his fifth. Enos, who was a 1-meter finalist on Wednesday, clinched the win with a final dive scoring 77.00 points. Fusaro moved into second after his fifth dive and stayed there on his final dive, an event best 71.40.
“It was an exciting final having both Dash and Henry dive head-to-head with one good dive after another and taking first and second place with a high quality of diving and consistency,” USC Head Diving Coach Hongping Li said. “Winning is not easy but defending your title is harder. Dash once again proved his dominance in the 3-meter event. Henry stood out and performed one of his best lists this season.”
Said Enos: “Diving in the event was an incredible experience and so much fun. I loved hearing everyone cheer and it was even better to compete with my teammate and friend Henry, who did excellent at his first Pac-12s. I focused on one event at a time and after my last dive it was such a relief to have put together a list like I did.”
The Pac-12 men’s diving competition wraps up Friday with platform beginning at 3:15 p.m.