Dumais wins 26th national title

PASADENA, Calif. — Troy Dumais defended his 3-meter springboard title at the United States diving championships Sunday in his final meet before the Beijing Olympics.

Dumais, of Ventura, Calif., earned four 10s on his front 2½ with two twists to finish with 521.90 points for his 26th national title.

Kristian Ipsen, of Clayton, Calif., was second to Dumais, just as he was at spring nationals. He totaled 482.70, earning four 9s and a 9.5 on his final dive, a reverse 2½ with 1½ twists at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center.

Olympians Chris Colwill and Jevon Tarantino won their third synchronized 3-meter title with 433.44 points. Matt Cooper and Harrison Jones were second at 399.33.

Cassandra Cardinell, a 2004 Olympian, ended her career with her first individual national title, edging out three-time Olympian Laura Wilkinson. Cardinell finished with 335.45 to Wilkinson's 328.40.