MICHAEL HIXON – 3 METER SPRINGBOARD
On his contribution to Texas’ point total: We had a great prelims this morning and we kept the finals going. Those 20 points will help. Any points will help here. It’s going to be tight. Cal is swimming unbelievable.
On how much the crowd energizes him: That crowd is unbelievable. Having my boys right there, right beside the 3-meter, that was unbelievable. I kind of went a little crazy after my last dive, probably a little bit too much. I just tried to get them going. It was an unbelievable atmosphere out there.
As reported by SwimSwam’s Jared Anderson. Video edited by Coleman Hodges.
Longhorn freshman Michael Hixon absolutely crushed his final dive to break away from the field and win the 3-meter diving title, his second win of the championships. Hixon scored 457.20 to top Arizona State’s Riley McCormick by 45.
Behind McCormick was Tennessee’s Maurice Robles, who scored 406.65, the last diver over 400.
Defending champ Kristian Ipsen took fourth for Stanford with 394.90. Miami’s Zach Nees posted a 386.00 to just top his former Indiana teammate Darian Schmidt. Virginia’s JB Kolod and Purdue’s Layne Rogers closed out the championship final. Earlier in the day, Missouri sophomore Clark Thomas won the B final with a score of 418.60.