Quan received a perfect score on two of her dives, smashing the Olympic Record with a score of 466.20 as China went 1-2.
15-year-old Chen Yuxi led the prelims, while her 14-year-old Chinese teammate Quan Hongchan advanced second overall.
The Chinese pair, the two youngest competitors in the field, took gold, while Americans Jessica Parrato and Delaney Schnell gave the US their first medal.
Tyler Downs, Andrew Capobianco, Delaney Schnell and Katrina Young punched their tickets to the games after two drama-filled events.
Michael Hixon and Andrew Capobianco earned the Men’s 3-Meter Synchro spot, while Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell nabbed the Women’s 10-Meter slot.
Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon lead the men’s 3-m synchro into the final, as does Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell in the women’s 10-m synchro.
In 2017, Stanford hauled in five of our top 20 recruits. They backed that up over four years, leading the nation in scoring including the #1 overall scorer.
Virginia’s Class of 2019 / 2023 has been outstanding, with four top-20 recruits all scoring as sophomores and Kate Douglass winning a national title.
Brooke Forde was the #4 recruit as a junior, but very likely would have been the #1 in a senior re-rank. She outscored anyone in the class of 2017.
The Pac-12 has announced its yearly awards, including California head coach Teri McKeever winning Swimming Coach of the Year for the 9th time in her career.
The Purdue Boilermakers will have three divers in tonight’s 8-diver A final on the platform. Texas will also score a trio of divers.
Two-time defending 1-meter champion Sarah Bacon sat quietly in second place for most of qualifying, but smashed a 61-point final dive to take 1st.
Texas leads all women’s teams with four qualified divers and 9 total event entries. But Purdue and Indiana should also score big on the boards.
The Stanford women will have three divers at NCAAs, with Julia Wortman joining Mia Paulsen and Daria Lenz on the final day of competition.
Stanford qualified two men and two women for NCAAs, with the men going 1-2 on 3-meter to open the Zone E Championships this week.