Loukas takes silver in championships


USA's Christina Loukas of Riverwoods, Illinois, does a forward 3-1/2 somersault dive while competing in the women's 3M Springboard finals on Sunday, August 17, 2008, in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China. Buy Photos

Senior Christina Loukas opened her final NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships by taking second place in the one-meter springboard.

Loukas led the Hoosiers on day one of the meet with 339.8 points. Loukas is 11.35 points away from her first national title and will go after the three-meter title on Friday.

“It was a great performance,” said head diving coach Jeff Huber. “She was one dive away from winning it, but that is the way our sport is. I like how she competed and how she stepped up. I am excited about tomorrow based on what I saw today.”

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