The Texas men, who were up big over seed in the swimming events, continued to push forward with two of the top three seeds coming out of the prelims of the men’s 1-meter, which puts them in great position to compete for the team title.
Michael Hixon (404.80) and Cory Bowersox (380.05) were the 2nd-and-3rd seeds, respectively, with Bowersox tying Stanford’s Kristian Ipsen for that 3rd spot.
All are chasing Duke’s Nick McCrory, who will be tough to beat in finals as the defending champion.
Joining those four in the A-Final will be Missouri’s David Bonuchi (378.20), Arizona’s Rafael Quintero (375.20), Miami’s Sam Dorman (370.25), and Arizona State’s Riley McCormick (363.60).
Texas is the only of the four teams contending for the overall team title to have scored a diver on the 1-meter, which was expected as they’re the only of the four teams with a diver entered (Cal, Michigan, Florida).
The next best 8 all dove in the consolation final, which has already completed, meaning that the first points of the meet are on the board.
The standings after the consolation final of the 1-meter are as follows, though these points won’t officially count until after the championship final is over:
T-1. Utah 9
T-1. Auburn 9
3. Virginia Tech 7
4. Tennessee 6
5. Missouri 3
6. Stanford 2
7. Indiana 1