Olympic silver medalist Steele Johnson of Purdue won his first career NCAA 3-meter title with a victory Friday night at the NCAA Championships. Johnson’s performance in Indianapolis has been nothing short of stellar, having won the 1-meter championship just the night before.
Johnson scored 502.20 points to capture his fourth career NCAA title and first on 3-meter, having won the consolation 3-meter event in 2015. He won both the 1-meter and 10-meter crowns that same year.
Miami’s Briadam Herrera took second in the event, having been seeded first after the preliminary rounds. The Hurricane junior posted 477.30 points with LSU’s Juan Hernandez taking third with 464.35.
Tennessee’s Liam Stone claimed fourth, followed by Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon of Indiana. Australian Olympian and fellow Hooiser James Connor finished sixth, with Minnesota’s Matt Barnard and Texas Longhorn Grayson Campbell rounding out the top eight.
The consolation final was won by Ohio State’s Zhipeng Zeng with 451.30 points Friday afternoon, followed by Texas A&M’s Tyler Henschel and USC’s Dashiell Enos for second and third. Also scoring points for their teams in the consolation finals were Ohio State’s Christopher Law, Purdue’s Brandon Loschiavo, USC’s Henry Fusaro, Stanford’s Cameron Thatcher and Penn State’s Hector Garcia Boissier.