April 18, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Auburn's Dan Mazzaferro finished 15th in the platform diving competition Friday at the 2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships.
Mazzaferro scored a 303.40 in the platform preliminary, failing to qualify for the finals.
"There were not a lot of positives today," said head diving coach Jeff Shaffer. "But, sometimes you can learn more from your mistakes than your successes."
Mazzaferro, who has qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials, is coming off a season in which he won the SEC platform title and finished fifth on the platform at NCAAs.
"This doesn't distract from a great season for Dan," said Shaffer. "We have some items to focus on between now and Olympic trials and for next year."
The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials are set for June 18-22 in Indianapolis, Ind.