May 19, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Rising redshirt junior Katrina Young placed fifth in the women’s 10-meter platform competition at the World Championships Trials at the Morcom Aquatics Center. After 15 dives, the Shoreline, Wash. native tallied a total of 899.55 points.
“I’m trying to get back on the international scene,” Young said. “I let my nerves get to me that first dive. But then I decided to be in the moment for my next dive and make some kind of recovery.”
Young held her fifth place for every round of the event, adding a final score of 290.20 in front of the home crowd on Sunday.
“I really appreciate everyone cheering me on,” Young said. “It makes me feel like I have a gigantic family in Tallahassee and I’m from Seattle, so it’s a long ways away from my real home and I felt the love.”
Victoria Lamp (Tennessee) won the event with a score of 1041.30, just ahead of Amy Cozad (Indiana) who tallied 1032.70. Both ladies will represent the USA at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain later this summer.
Earlier in the session, the synchronized women’s 3-meter final ended with Samantha Pickens and Amanda Burke(Tucson Diving Team) winning the event with a total of 599.55. The men’s synchronized 10-meter platform concluded with David Bonuchi (Mizzou) and Toby Stanley winning the event with a score of 829.23.
The final day of the meet will begin with the finals of the synchronized women’s 10-meter platform and synchronized men’s 3-meter springboard at 10 a.m.
Rising senior Kelsey Goodman will dive in the finals of the women’s 3-meter springboard at 11:35 a.m. The Moultrie, Ga. native sits in fifth place after the semifinals with a total of 512.70.
Concluding the meet will be the final of the men’s 10-meter platform. Incoming freshman Dominic Giordano (Team Pitt Divers) sits in 12th place at 654.20 and will lead off the final at 12:25 p.m.
Leading the event is the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and ABC “Splash” judge, David Boudia (Boiler Diving Academy) with a tally of 1030.20.
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