Longhorns Score Big on Women’s 1-Meter at Texas Diving Invite Day 3

2022 Texas Diving Invitational

During day three of the Texas Diving Invite, Texas scored major points on women’s 1-meter where junior Bridget O’Neil won the event with 316 points. O’Neil, the 2021 Big-12 Champion on 3-meter, is having a strong meet after placing fourth on 3-meter on day two. She was one of three finalists from Texas in the 1-meter final on Friday, followed by senior Jordan Skilken who placed fourth and Tokyo Olympian Hailey Hernandez, a sophomore, who placed fifth.

Olympic silver medalist Delaney Schnell snagged second place for Arizona with 306 points. LSU’s Chiara Pellacani completed the podium in third place, trailing Schnell by just two points (304 points.)

There were similar big names in the women’s 3-meter competition on Thursday where Schnell took first, Pellacani second, and Hernandez third.

Women’s 1-Meter Final Results

  1. Bridget O’Neil (Texas) – 316.70
  2. Delaney Schnell (Arizona) – 306.15
  3. Chiara Pellacani (LSU) – 304.60
  4. Jordan Skilken (Texas) – 303.20
  5. Hailey Hernandez (Texas) – 295.15
  6. Maria Papworth Burrel (Stanford) – 292.30
  7. Joslyn Oakley (Texas A&M) – 286.75
  8. ZaraJoy Ayazi (Arizona) – 254.80

On the men’s side, Stanford sophomore Jack Ryan followed up his third-place finish on 1-meter on Thursday with a win in the men’s 3-meter final on Friday night. Ryan, the 2022 Pac-12 Diving Freshman of the Year was Pac-12 runner-up on 1-meter last season.

In Friday night’s 3-meter final, Ryan was closely followed by Texas junior Noah Duperre who scored 407 points, and Texas A&M sophomore Allen Bottego who earned 387 points. While it was a huge win for Stanford, overall, this was a strong event for Texas and Texas A&M who had two finalists each.

Men’s 3-Meter Final Results

  1. Jack Ryan (Stanford) – 411.85
  2. Noah Duperre (Texas) – 407.20
  3. Allen Bottego (Texas A&M)– 387.35
  4. Victor Povzner (Texas A&M) – 384.70
  5. Bjorn Markentin (Arizona) – 379.10
  6. Daniel Knapp (Notre Dame) – 358.90
  7. Manuel Borowski (Texas) – 351.00
  8. Adrian Abadia Garcia (LSU) – 334.10

Saturday will be the final day of competition at the Texas Diving Invitational. The event will kick off at 10:30 AM Central Standard Time with the men’s and women’s platform events. Texas is home to both the men’s and women’s defending Big 12 Champions in the platform event: Skilken and her fellow senior Andrew Harness on the men’s side.

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Annika Johnson

Annika came into the sport competitively at age eight, following in the footsteps of her twin sister and older brother. The sibling rivalry was further fueled when all three began focusing on distance freestyle, forcing the family to buy two lap counters. Annika is a three-time Futures finalist in the 200 …

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