Lenz And Sculti Win 3-Meter Synchro Bronze At World University Games

By USA Diving | July 07, 2019, 7:40 p.m. (ET)

Daria Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Stanford University) won her second bronze medal at the World University Games after pairing with Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Stanford University) for third in synchronized 3-meter on Sunday.

Lenz and Sculti scored 274.20 points to pick up the synchronized 3-meter bronze medal three days after Lenz won an individual bronze on 1-meter. Mexico’s Dolores Hernandez and Carolina Mendoza scored 291.00 points for gold, with China’s Shen Yi and Leng Minghong finishing second at 288.60.

Jacob Siler (Knoxville, Tenn./Ohio State University) and Lyle Yost (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Ohio State University) qualified for Monday’s men’s 10-meter semifinals with their performances in the preliminaries on Sunday. Siler placed 11th with 346.10 points in the preliminaries. Yost scored 322.05 points for 20th, but because only two divers per country can advance and Russia and Japan each had three divers in the top 18, Yost was able to move forward to the semifinals.

Also on Sunday, Jacob Cornish (Honolulu, Hawaii/Austin, Texas) and Abigail Knapton (Omaha, Neb./University of Nebraska) were fourth in mixed synchronized platform after finishing with 283.68 points, just 2.64 points behind bronze medalists Ilia Smirnov and Daria Selvanovskaia of Russia. Cornish also competed in the men’s platform preliminaries and finished 21st with 311.75 points.

Diving events at the World University Games wrap up Monday. In addition to the men’s platform semifinals and finals, Monday’s competition also includes the team event. Lenz and Siler are slated to compete for the United States in the team event.