Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark.) and David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) lead the women’s 3-meter and men’s 10-meter competition after preliminary and semifinal competition Saturday at USA Diving’s World Championships Trials.
The finals are set for Sunday, with two spots on each event at stake for this summer’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Scores are cumulative, with preliminaries, semifinals and finals all counting in team selection.
After scoring 652.00 over her two lists, Schultz will take a 62.65-lead into Sunday’s final. Just 5.15 points separate second from fourth, with Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nevada/Reno, Nevada) in second with 589.35. Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind./Minneapolis, Minn.) sits in third with 585.50, and Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas) is fourth at 584.20.
With 962.25 points on his two lists, Dinsmore leads Jordan Windle (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) by 9.55 points heading into the finals. They lead the rest of the field by more than 100 points, with Brandon Loschiavo (Huntington Beach, Calif./West Lafayette, Ind.) in third at 847.05.
Consistency was the name of the game for Schultz, as she was the only diver to score more than 55 points on all 10 of her dives in the women’s 3-meter preliminaries and semifinals. She scored more than 64 points on all five dives in the semifinals, including 76.50 on her reverse 2 ½ pike and 70.50 on her inward 2 ½ pike.
“I just wanted to continue to stay consistent throughout the meet and dive like I’ve been practicing because I know I’ve prepared for this meet. I just do my best to focus on my next dive and do what I need to do,” Schultz said.
Palmer closed out her semifinal with 73.50 and 75 points on her last two dives to jump from fourth to second.
Dinsmore scored 80 or more points on seven of his 12 dives on Saturday, closing out his day with 97.20 points on a back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists for his highest scoring dive of the day.
“I just wanted to go out and dive well. I’ve been training hard lately. I was just happy with how the day went. I had two solid scores back-to-back so I was happy about that,” said Dinsmore, who also led after the preliminaries.
Windle scored 105.45 points on a front 4 ½ tuck in the preliminaries and scored more than 90 points on two dives in the semifinals.
The World Championships Trials conclude Sunday with finals in four events, beginning with women’s 10-meter at 11 a.m., followed by men’s 3-meter, women’s 3-meter and men’s 10-meter.
Women’s 3-meter standings after semifinals
1.Brooke Schultz (Unattached), 652.00;2. Krysta Palmer (Nevada Diving Club), 589.35;3. Sarah Bacon (Unattached), 585.50;4. Alison Gibson (Longhorn Aquatics), 584.20;5. Maria Coburn (Longhorn Aquatics), 553.10;6. Lauren Reedy (Mizzou Diving), 517.25;7. Emma Ivory-Ganja (Longhorn Aquatics), 516.35;8. Daria Lenz (Unattached), 495.70;9. Samantha Reese (Purdue University), 486.30;10. Hailey Hernandez (GC Diving), 482.70;11. Kristen Hayden (Club Wolverine Diving), 479.90;12. Bridget O’Neil (GC Diving), 477.90;
Eliminated after semifinals
13. Carolina Sculti (Marlins Diving Club), 476.95;14. Nikki Canale (Carolina Diving Academy), 463.35;15. Emily Grund (GC Diving), 456.05;16. Mayson Richards (GC Diving), 450.10;17. Grace Cable (Duke Diving), 448.75;18. Olivia Rosendahl (Unattached), 443.60;
Eliminated after preliminaries
19. Kendra Kieser (Mizzou Diving), 206.50;20. Rebecca Hamperian (Kentucky Diving Club), 200.85;21. Morgan Meixner (Purdue University), 196.70;22. Madeline McKernan (Mizzou Diving), 192.00;23. Abigail Knapton (Nebraska Divin g Club), 191.50;24. Alexa Beckwith (Mizzou Diving), 187.15;25. Mackenzie Willborn (Unattached), 184.75;26. Jessica Warak (Nebraska Diving Club), 178.10;27. Molly Fears (Unattached), 172.60.
Men’s 10-meter standings after semifinals
- David Dinsmore (University of Miami), 962.25;2. Jordan Windle (Ft Lauderdale Diving Team), 952.70;3. Brandon Loschiavo (Purdue University), 847.05;4. Zach Cooper (RipFest), 809.55;5. Maxwell Flory (Dominion Dive Club), 776.80;6. Benjamin Bramley (Unattached), 719.20;7. Theodore Miclau (Stanford Diving), 671.00;8. Jacob Cornish (The University of Texas), 625.15;9. Tarek Abdelghany (Stanford Diving), 559.75;10. Anton Hoherz (Woodlands Diving Academy), 485.45;11. Colten Young (Unattached), 428.65; 12. 10. Max Showalter (Purdue University), 263.70 (scratched).
News courtesy of USA Diving.