Bacon’s 61-Point Final Dive Tops NCAA 1M Prelims, IU Frosh To Score Big


Update: the Consolation final has concluded, with Miami’s Emma Gullstrand using the same dive list, but adding 24 points to her score, placing 9th. These are the points earned in the consolation final:

  • Miami – 9
  • Florida – 7
  • Kentucky – 6
  • Indiana – 5
  • A&M – 4
  • USC – 3
  • Duke – 2
  • Ohio State – 1

Post-Prelims Recap Below:

Two-time defending 1-meter champion Sarah Bacon sat quietly in second place for most of qualifying, but the Minnesota Gophers hit a 61-point final dive to take over the top prelims spot.

Arizona’s Delaney Schnella 2018 A finalist and the Pac-12 champ, finished six points back in second place.

Those two are the clear-cut standouts leading the top 8 into tonight’s finals, where everyone starts over at zero and throws a full six-dive list.

Freshmen and NCAA rookies in general came up big this morning. Indiana freshman Anne Fowler is into the A final in third. UNC freshman Aranza Vazquez is fourth, and Miami’s Mia Vallee – a sophomore making her first NCAA appearance after last year’s cancellation – is sixth.

Diving doesn’t look like it’ll have a huge impact on the team points race, at least not the first-place battle. Virginia qualified three divers, but their highest finish was Jocelyn Porter in 30th. Cal’s one diver, Briana Thai, didn’t contest this event.

Some teams that should get sizable diving boosts tonight:

  • Indiana has one up and one down – both are freshmen.
  • Miami also has one up and one down. Emma Gullstrand was 9th by just half a point.
  • Texas A&M has one up and one down, as Charlye Campbell beat Gullstrand for 9th.
  • Minnesota and Arizona should get big hauls from their divers, who will be competing for gold tonight.

1-Meter Diving Prelims

  1. Sarah Bacon, Minnesota – 341.85
  2. Delaney Schnell, Arizona – 335.45
  3. Anne Fowler, Indiana – 317.55
  4. Aranza Vazquez, UNC – 315.40
  5. Paola Pineda, Texas – 308.25
  6. Mia Vallee, Miami – 304.00
  7. Brooke Schultz, Arkansas – 303.20
  8. Charlye Campbell, Texas A&M – 290.05

Updated Ups/Downs

Diving updates from our original up/downs listed in bold.

Team Total
Virginia 4/1
NC State 4/0
Texas 3/0
Cal 2/3
Ohio State 2/2
Georgia 2/1
Michigan 2/0
UNC 2/0
Stanford 1/1
Alabama 1/1
Missouri 1/1
Indiana 1/1
Miami 1/1
Texas A&M 1/1
Northwestern 1/0
Wisconsin 1/0
Minnesota 1/0
Arizona 1/0
Arkansas 1/0
Florida 0/5
Kentucky 0/3
Louisville 0/2
Tennessee 0/2
USC 0/2
Nebraska 0/1
Virginia Tech 0/1
Houston 0/1
Akron 0/1
Duke 0/1

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1 year ago

Are 9-16 done and scored?

Reply to  JimSwim22
1 year ago

They are now. Here are results:


Miami – 9
Florida – 7
Kentucky – 6
Indiana – 5
A&M – 4
USC – 3
Duke – 2
Ohio State – 1

1 year ago

Umm… isn’t Bacon diving for MN?!?

100 IM connoisseur
1 year ago

There are two Ohio State columns

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