Strauss finishes 1st in 3-meter event on day two of Air Force Diving Invite
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — Day two's action of the Air Force Diving Invite saw BYU's Mickey Strauss deliver a stellar performance in the 3-meter event, bringing home the individual win.
Following his fifth place finish in yesterday's 1-meter final event, Strauss's qualifying 335.90 in the prelim 3-meter dive Friday afternoon at the Cadet Natatorium was good enough to help him move onto the finals. It was in the final round where Strauss delivered a near personal-best and a season-best score for the senior diver in the event, a 411.05 first place finish that outlasted Denver's Zyad Morsy and Utah's Luke McDivitt.
Chase Hindmarsh, Cody Dreesen and Nathan Marshall also competed in Friday's event, where each diver went on to finish in the top 25 out of the 36 participants in the prelim round. Hindmarsh would post a 303.95 to come in 13th place, with Dreesen scoring a season-best 288.90 for 20th place and Marshall finishing with a 280.05 for 22nd place.
On the women's side, Sophia DeBergh and Brooklyn Larson were the lone participants in the 1-meter event Friday morning. Each diver would finish in the top 25 of the prelim round, with DeBergh posting a 217.60 to come in 19th place and Larson scoring a 215.60, good for 21st place.
Both the men's and women's teams will wrap up this weekends events competing in the platform dive tomorrow morning and afternoon. The first event Saturday, Feb. 4 will again begin at 10 a.m. MT. A recap of the results will be posted to the byucougars.com website at the conclusion of the day's events. A live stream of the events will also be accessible on Air Force's YouTube page beginning with the women's platform event.
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