Texas A&M’s Kurtis Mathews Leads 3m Diving Prelims; Texas to Score in B Final

2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Men’s 3-Meter Diving – Prelims

  • NCAA Meet Record: 529.10 – Samuel Dorman, Miami (FL) (2015)
  • Pool Record: 517.65 – David Dinsmore, Miami (FL) (2017)

Top 16:

  1. Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M – 447.30
  2. Tyler Downs, Purdue – 413.95
  3. Gregory Duncan, Purdue – 413.30
  4. Leonardo Garcia, Florida – 408.20
  5. Andrew Capobianco, Indiana – 407.75
  6. Jonathan Suckow, Columbia – 405.40
  7. Anton Down Jenkins, North Carolina – 404.70
  8. Juan Hernandez, LSU – 395.55
  9. Noah Duperre, Texas – 395.30
  10. Conner Pruitt, Auburn – 388.25
  11. Victor Povzner, Texas A&M – 378.85
  12. Conor Casey, Stanford – 370.65
  13. Lyle Yost, Ohio State – 369.25
  14. Jake Butler, Minnesota – 369.05
  15. Matthew Wade, Tennessee – 368.20
  16. Shangfei Wang, USC – 366.30

Texas A&M’s Kurtis Mathews, who won the 1-meter diving event on Thursday night, led the preliminary round of 3-meter diving with 447.30 points. He started with a back 2.5 somersault pike with 3.0 degree of difficulty and increased his DD with each dive, culminating in a forward 4.5 somersault tuck in round 6 that earned him 87.40 points.

Defending champion Andrew Capobianco had a disappointing back 3.5 somersault tuck in round 4, but a a 71-point-scoring inward 3.5 somersault tuck in round 5 put him in second place at the start of the final round. Like Mathews, he executed a forward 4.5 somersault tuck in round 6 but was less successful, scoring just 60.80 points and falling to fifth place.

Purdue’s Gregory Duncan scored 78.75 on each of his last two dives to finish in third place for the morning.

After missing out on scoring on the 1-meter board, an event in which he placed second in 2021, Noah Duperre of Texas rebounded to make it into the B-final for 3-meter diving. He jumped to eighth place after a big 75.25-point dive in round 4 (reverse 1.5 somersault 3.5 twist free) but fell to ninth in round 5, where he remained through the final round.

Quentin Henninger of Indiana scored 89.25 points for a reverse 3.5 somersault tuck in the 5th round, but having missed his first dive, he finished round 5 in 30th place. He nailed a reverse 1.5 somersault 3.5 twist free in the last round for 80.50 points but only moved to 21st place.

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2 years ago

Duperre just got a 10th Consolation

2 years ago

Florida got Leo Garcia into the A final.

If you’re looking for someone to root for in diving, it would be hard to miss Anton Svirskyi of Florida. He just missed scoring in this event by four places in his first NCAAs. He is Ukrainian. Here’s an excellent article on him from Florida’s student-run newspaper.

2 years ago

Texas not catching any breaks. Time to give up the safe relays starts

2 years ago

I hope Texas diving’s taper catches up with them tomorrow :). I’m always a DiveDove fan even though I swam!

Swimmers dive in to start each race and Divers swim to get out after each dive. Long admired the history of Texas diving program. Hope Cal continues to be just a swim team for now… Long live NCAA Swimming AND Diving!

Last edited 2 years ago by Back2Back
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2 years ago

Everyone loves a crybaby.

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