INDIANAPOLIS – The men’s 3-meter and women’s 10-meter fields are set for Saturday’s finals after preliminary and semifinal competition Thursday at the USA Diving Senior National Championships. Twelve divers in each event have advanced to finals, and five Olympians are among the divers who have qualified.
Saturday’s men’s 3-meter final will be broadcast live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, and the women’s 10-meter final will be shown live at 2 p.m. on NBC.
2016 Olympian Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) scored 349.90 points to place first in the women’s 10-meter semifinals. Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz.) finished second with 343.80 points, and Abigail Knapton (Omaha, Neb./Lincoln, Neb.) was third with 342.40 points. 2016 Olympians Amy Magaña (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.) qualified fourth (323.10) and fifth (321.60), respectively.
Briadam Herrera (Miami, Fla.), who won the 1-meter title on Wednesday, scored 469.60 points to finish first in the men’s 3-meter semifinals. 2016 Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon (Amherst, Mass./Bloomington, Ind.) was second at 464.05, and Jordan Windle (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Austin, Texas) scored 428.35 points for third in the semifinals. Andrew Capobianco (Holly Springs, N.C./Bloomington, Ind.) qualified fourth at 426.00, and four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia (Lafayette, Ind.) was fifth with 424.85 points.
Although the national champion will be determined based on a single-list score from the finals, cumulative scoring from preliminaries, semifinals and finals will be used to select divers to the World Championships team.
After the men’s 3-meter preliminaries and semifinals, Hixon has 930.50 points. Capobianco scored 890.00 points on his two lists, and Boudia has 883.70 points. Magaña scored 648.95 points on her two 10-meter lists and leads Parratto by 1.20 points. Knapton is third with 641.10 points. Two divers in each individual event will qualify for the World Championships.
The USA Diving Senior National Championships continue through May 26. Friday’s competition features preliminaries and semifinals in women’s 3-meter and men’s 10-meter. The 2019 USA Diving Senior National Championships is part of the 2019 Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity. The champions series showcases numerous Olympic sports throughout the year, highlighting the year-round quest of Team USA athletes to compete at the Olympic Games.