2014 Men’s NCAA Championships: Michael Hixon Video Interview

Micael Hixon was the highest individual scorer for the Longhorns after winning the 1m diving event in front of a home crowd. The 20 points Hixon earned for his event win helped put the Longhorns in the lead after the first day of competition.

As reported by Jared Anderson. Video edited by Coleman Hodges.

The diving event was a big one for Texas, which put two divers in the championship final and got an event win from Michael Hixon. The freshman scored 443.50 points to take home the 1-meter event and jump into the team points lead by 9 over Cal and 11 over Florida.

Stanford’s Kristian Ipsen was second, scoring 436.55. Duke’s Nick McCrory put the Blue Devils on the board with a third-place finish with 412.15 points, and Missouri’s David Bonuchi and Texas’s Cory Bowersox also pulled in over 400 points. Bonuchi scored 405.95 for fourth and Bowersox put up 403.95 to take fifth.

Closing out the A final were Arizona’s Rafael Quintero, Miami’s Samuel Dorman and Arizona State’s Riley McCormick.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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