Morgantown, WV - A long week in Morgantown concluded with Sam qualifying for Platform semifinals in the Women's 10mt event at USA Diving Seniors Nationals!
Sam had to earn her spot in the preliminary round by diving in the prequalification event the Tuesday before the National Championships began. She finished 3rd in the prequalification event scoring 210.25, a 17 point improvement from December at the 2022 Winter Nationals Qualifier. Sam also competed in 3mt qualifier finishing 25th with a 13 point improvement from her December 3mt qualifier, and the 1mt qualifier where she finished 13th, just missing out on a qualifying position.
Sunday morning began with the prelims where Sam finished 14th in a field of mostly senior level divers. Her score of 235.15 is a new personal best! The top 18 divers advance to the semifinals. Sam finished semifinals 16th amongst divers with qualified senior-level lists and 18th overall.
Congrats to Sam on qualifying for your 1st senior-level National Championships and making it to semifinals!
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - AFD alum Janie Boyle has qualified to the event finals for the Women's 10mt Platform event at the USA Diving National Championships!
Janie finished semifinals in 6th place, earning a spot in Tuesday's final. She and the other finalist will compete at 1:45pm. The top 2 finishers each earn a spot to compete for Team USA at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
Yost had the highest degree of difficulty in the field, with a total DD of 19.90. Yost had three dives with a DD of 3.3 or higher, and no other diver performed a dive with a DD higher than 3.2. Yost scored 67.65 points on his front 3 ½ pike (3.3 DD) and 66.30 points on his inward 2 ½ pike (3.4 DD).