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Delaney Schnell Wins Individual 10-Meter at U.S. Olympic Team Trials

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz.) won the individual women’s 10-meter event as the U.S. Olympic Team Trials wrapped up Sunday evening.

With her win, Schnell added a second event to her schedule in Paris, having already qualified in synchronized 10-meter earlier in the trials.

Schnell finished the individual final with 638.00 points over her two lists of 10-meter dives. She entered the final leading by 18.1 points. Although she had some misses in the final, she maintained her lead throughout the contest.

“Today was a tough one. I think it’s been a really long 10 days of diving. I had the synchronized event and had to come off that high. I had to come back to the pool with pretty much no days off. It’s been go, go, go with lots of reps on 10-meter. I was battling a little exhaustion today, a little mental exhaustion,” Schnell said. “I think that was kind of where I struggled today. I’m really looking forward to going to Paris and hopefully performing much better because I know I’m capable of a lot more.”

Schnell scored 81 points on a front 3 ½ pike and added 77.55 points on a back 3 ½ tuck, but she also had two dives that scored below 50 points.

USA Diving will await word on a potential second spot in women’s 10-meter after World Aquatics reallocates quota spots.  

Daryn Wright (Plainfield, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) finished second with 596.35 points. Just 3.45 points separated Wright and her Purdue teammate Sophia McAfee (San Marino, Calif./West Lafayette, Ind.) heading into the last round. Wright responded with 68.80 points on her back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists for her highest scoring dive of the night. McAfee finished third at 581.70.

Women’s 10-Meter Platform Results
1. Delaney Schnell (Unattached), 638.00;2. Daryn Wright (Purdue Diving), 596.35;3. Sophia McAfee (Purdue Diving), 581.70;4. Bayleigh Cranford (Unattached), 557.45;5. Katrina Young (Trojan Dive Club), 548.50;6. Aliyah Watson (Unattached), 543.50;7. Taylor Fox (Mission Viejo Nadadores Dive), 534.85;8. Anna Lemkin (Mission Viejo Nadadores Dive), 513.10;9. Jordan Skilken (Longhorn Aquatics), 506.15;10. Casey Greenberg (Gator Dive Club), 495.20;11. Katerina Hoffman (Knight Diving Academy), 478.05;12. Gabrielle Filzen (RipFest), 475.15.