Two former BYU divers stand on the brink of making the U.S. Olympic team heading into the finals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Missouri.
Justin Wilcock, who earned All-American honors at BYU in 1998 on the 10-meter platform, is currently in third place in the 3-meter springboard competition. The former Cougar scored a 664.38 and is only one point out of second place heading into the finals on Friday. Troy Dumais, who shares Ken Armstrong with Wilcock as a coach, is currently in first place with a score of 678.03 followed by Phillip Jones in second with a score of 665.31.
Rachelle Kunkel, an All-American with BYU on the 1-meter springboard in 1999 and 2000, is also in good position to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team in the 3-meter springboard on the women's side.
Kunkel stands with a score of 538.44, second behind Kimiko Soldati, who posted a score of 557.40 after 10 dives. The women will compete on Saturday with the top two finishers representing the United States this summer in Athens.
NBC will be airing the competition on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.