Jessica Parratto finishes eighth on 10-meter at World Series in Montreal

By USA Diving | April 28, 2018, 2:58 p.m. (ET)

Three divers represented the U.S. in individual events Saturday at the FINA World Series in Montreal, with Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) leading the way with an eighth-place finish.

Parratto scored 317.35 points on 10-meter to place fourth in semifinal A and eighth overall. She was in third place after two rounds but dropped to sixth after missing her inward 3 ½ tuck in round three. Parratto bounced back with marks of 72.45 on her armstand triple back somersault and 68.40 points on her back 3 ½ pike in the last two rounds to move up to fourth in her semifinal.

In World Series individual competition, divers compete in one of two semifinals with the top three from each semifinal advancing to the finals.

Also on Saturday, Michael Hixon (Amherst, Mass./Bloomington, Ind.) placed ninth overall and Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) was 10th in the men’s 3-meter event. Hixon scored 398.30 for fifth in semifinal B, with Johnson scoring 397.20 points for fifth in semifinal A. Hixon’s best dive was his reverse 3 ½ tuck, which scored 78.75 points.  Johnson’s highest score came on his front 2 ½ with two twists, which earned 76.50 points.

Hixon and Johnson both won bronze medals in synchronized events on Friday. Hixon paired with Sam Dorman (Tempe, Ariz./Miami, Fla.) in 3-meter synchro, and Johnson dove with Brandon Loschiavo (Huntington Beach, Calif./West Lafayette, Ind.) in 10-meter synchro.

The World Series meet concludes Sunday with David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) and Loschiavo diving in the individual 10-meter event.