Anne Fowler (Burke, Va.) led the U.S. with an eighth-place finish on 3-meter Thursday at the FINA Grand Prix Canada Cup in Calgary. Max Flory (Fairfax, Va.), Jordan Rzepka (Solon, Ohio) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y.) also were in action on the opening day of competition at the Canada Cup.
Fowler scored 271.55 points for fifth place in semifinal A, good for eighth overall. Fowler advanced to the semifinals after placing 11th in the morning preliminaries. In Grand Prix competition, the top 12 divers from the preliminaries advance to one of two semifinals. The top three from each semifinal then advance to the finals and the six non-advancing divers are ranked by their scores in the semifinal.
After missing two dives in the preliminaries, Fowler improved her score by more than 25 points in the semifinals. She scored 55 points or higher on four of her five dives in the semifinals, highlighted by a front 2 ½ with one twist that earned 58.50 points.
Sculti also competed in the 3-meter preliminaries and placed 17th with 195.35 points.
Flory and Rzepka represented the U.S. in the men’s 10-meter competition. Flory placed 13th with 323.30, while Rzepka’s score of 288.85 earned him 17th place.
The Canada Cup continues through Sunday, May 13. Friday’s competition features Daria Lenz (Altadena, Calif.) and Sophia McAfee (San Marino, Calif.) on 10-meter and Jacob Fielding (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Jack Matthews (Powell, Ohio) on 3-meter.