*USA Diving contributed to this report
BUKII JALIL, Malaysia – Redshirt senior diver Katrina Young placed fifth on Friday in platform at the FINA Malaysia Grand Prix at the National Aquatic Center. The Shoreline, Wash. native tallied a score of 284.85 in her fifth career international competition.
“Katrina was solid,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “She didn’t nail any dives but she didn’t miss any either and that’s a good sign. It’s still a little early in the year, but I am very encouraged by that performance. It will be great to get her back and get to work.”
Competition at the FINA Malaysia Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur began Friday with four divers in action for Team USA.
Young led the way with a fifth-place finish in the women’s 10-meter contest. She scored 284.85 points to finish fifth in the 10-meter final, led by 72 points on her front 3 ½ pike and 70.40 points on her back 2 ½ with a ½ twists.
China took the top two spots, with Ren Qian scoring 427.80 points for gold and 2013 world champion Si Yajie taking the silver at 385.80. Malaysia’s 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Pandelela Rinong won the Grand Prix bronze with 354.00 in her home country.
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