INDIANAPOLIS – Former Florida State diving standout Katrina Young will compete in the finals of the women’s 10-meter at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials on Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC at the IUPUI Natatorium.
On Monday, Young finished prelims and semifinals with a total of 620.35 in fourth place. The top two finishers in the event will represent the USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
The Shoreline, Wash. native will eye her first career Olympic bid as she trails second place by 25.60 points and third by 25.45. Jessica Parratto, leads the event with a tally of 714.95.
Young first put up a score of 295.55 in prelims before adding 324.80 in semifinals, which was a higher mark than the second and third seeded divers for Saturday’s final.
“In diving anything can happen,” FSU diving coach John Proctor said. “She had a great semifinal round. Hopefully she can use that momentum heading into Saturday. It’s a close battle, and she’s going to fight with everything she has. This is it.”
Young finished 10-meter synchro event in third place along with her partner Anna James on Wednesday, with a final total of 836.10. In addition, former FSU standout Ariel Rittenhouse placed 19th in the women’s 3-meter springboard event, with a score of 223.65.
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