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Carlson going for gold


Molly Carlson is a true triple threat.

The Fort Frances native will have three tries to close out her freshman season with the Florida State Seminoles in golden fashion at the NCAA diving championships that got underway yesterday in Indianapolis.

Carlson qualified in all three individual events for the national finals after her top-12 performances at the Zone 'B' Qualifier last week in Auburn, Ala.

The teen wound up fifth in the 3m event with a preliminary-round score of 296.05, which she improved to 311.45 in the finals for a total of 607.50.

Carlson just squeaked into the final available berth in the 1m event by taking 12th spot with a combined score of 541.60.

She then had her most “towering” achievement on the 10m platform as she scored 524.75 points to wind up in third.

She vaulted from eighth place after the preliminaries by nailing her favourite 2.5 somersault tuck for a whopping 70 points.

Seminoles' juniors Christina HLoh, Natalie Pierce, and Tayla Lovemore, along with fellow rookie Ayla Bonniwell, round out the Florida State contingent at the event, which wraps up Saturday.

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