The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.
Briadam Herrera won his fourth national title on 1-meter and Sarah Bacon won her second on that same event with victories Wednesday at the USA Diving Senior National Championships.
Cal won the NCAA title last weekend, and they were good enough that they look like early favorites for next year too.
Texas put two divers into the top 8 on the 1-meter board, though last year’s 10th-place finisher missed scoring. And Indiana will score one in the A final, though their 11th-place finisher from last year also missed scoring.
Miami’s David Dinsmore won the 2017 NCAA platform dive title, but lost last year to Colin Zeng and two freshman phenoms. All four return this year in what could be the most explosive diving event in recent NCAA memory.
The Texas Longhorn men qualified all three of their returning NCAA diving scorers to the 2019 NCAA meet this morning through the Zone D Championships in Austin.
Eddie Reese and the Texas Longhorns have reloaded the roster for a run at a 5th consecutive NCAA title.
Led by a gold from Murphy Bromberg, Team USA won five medals on the final day of competition at the FINA Grand Prix in Madrid. Bromberg finished first in the women’s 10-meter contest, with Amy Cozad Magana clinching bronze in the same event.
Competition continued for Team USA at the Madrid Grand Prix as Olivia Rosendahl and Katrina Young captured the silver medal in the women’s 10-meter synchro at the Madrid Grand Prix.
Team USA completed competition at the Bolzano FINA Grand Prix Sunday with one gold medal, one silver medal and four bronze medals, to end the weekend with eight total medals.
Briadam Herrera collected Team USA’s second medal of the Bolzano FINA Grand Prix after scoring 392.35 points to earn him the bronze medal in the men’s 3-meter final.
Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas) and Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nev./Reno, Nev.) captured the silver medal in the women’s 3-meter synchro on day one of the Bolzano FINA Grand Prix.
National titles were rewarded to Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Austin, Texas) and Greg Duncan (Oakton, Va./Chapel Hill, N.C.) for synchronized men’s 3-meter, while Olympian Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) and Tarrin Gilliland (Liberty Hill, Texas/Midland, Texas) secured the synchronized women’s platform title.
The first four spots on the 2018 FINA World Cup team were determined Sunday at the USA Diving Senior National Championships when national titles were awarded in mixed synchronized events at SMU’s Robson and Lindley Aquatics Center.
For the second day in a row, Indiana and Texas will get big boosts from their divers. Indiana has two of the top four qualifiers and three in the top eight, while Texas has two in the championship final.