Ariel Rittenhouse (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and Amanda Burke (Southampton, Pa./State College, Pa.) won the bronze medal in synchronized 3-meter Tuesday at the Pan American Sports Festival in Mexico City.
Rittenhouse and Burke scored 282.90 points for the bronze while competing in their first international meet together as a synchro team. Canada’s Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware finished with 312.60 points for gold, and Mexico’s Arantxa Chavez and Dolores Hernandez were second with 289.80 points.
Also Tuesday, Mark Anderson (Lake Forest, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Toby Stanley (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 366.00 points to finish fifth in men’s synchronized 10-meter. Cuba’s Jose Guerra and Jeinkler Aguirre were first with 442.08 points, and Mexico’s Jonathan Ruvalcaba and Diego Balleza scored 420.03 points for the silver. Canada’s Philippe Gagne and Vincent Riendeau were third with 385.14 points.
On Monday, Cory Bowersox (Burke, Va./Austin, Texas) and Zac Nees (Hatfield, Pa./State College, Pa.) finished fourth in men’s synchronized 3-meter. The duo scored 365.43 points, 6.99 points behind bronze medalists Jorge Pupo and Rene Hernandez of Cuba. Mexico’s Rommel Pacheco and Rodrigo Diego won gold at 419.40, with silver going to Canada’s Francois Imbeau-Dulac and Philippe Gagne with 385.20 points.
In Monday’s women’s synchronized 10-meter contest, Olivia Rosendahl (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Rachel Rubadue (Columbus, Ohio) were fourth with 253.62 points. Canada’s Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito topped the field with 294.33 points, while the Mexican pair of Alejandra Estrella Madrigal and Gabriela Agundez scored 282.54 points for silver. Brazil’s Ingrid Oliveira and Giovanna Pedroso took bronze with 262.20 points.