Lyle Yost Makes Team USA World Championships Roster
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia – Hailey Herndandez and Jack Ryan won national titles on 1-meter as competition in the individual events kicked off Saturday at the USA Diving National Championships.
Both divers also earned spots on the U.S. team for this summer’s World Aquatics Championships, as did silver medalists Joslyn Oakley and Lyle Yost.
Ryan took the men’s 1-meter gold with 776.90 points while Yost finished second with 746.25. Nick Harris took bronze at 726.75.
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).
“We’ve been working all year back at Ohio State in the weight room, and it’s all so I can get those big dives done but still in a graceful and beautiful manner. They’ve come a long way and they still have a long way to go, but I’m really excited about the opportunity to go and showcase these dives on a stage like the World Championships,” Yost said.
The USA Diving National Championships continue through May 24. Sunday’s competition features quarterfinals and semifinals in men’s 3-meter and women’s 10-meter.
Lyle will compete at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in July, hosting in Fukuoka, Japan.
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