TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Rising redshirt junior Katrina Young sits in fifth place after the semifinals of the women’s 10-meter platform event at the World Championship Trials. Young tallied a score of 609.35 after ten dives, while diving in her home pool at the Morcom Aquatics Center.
“She dove pretty solid,” head diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. “We’ve put more degree of difficulty in her list and the progress is there and once she’s comfortable, she’s going to light it up. Katrina set herself up nicely for Sunday’s finals as she’s only a little over 30 points away from making the world championship roster.”
Young started the day off with a score of 305.65 in prelims after five dives, placing her fourth. During the semifinal round, Young added 303.70 more points, setting her up in fifth place for Sunday’s final.
The leader, Victoria Lamp of Tennessee tallied 691.45, while Amy Cozad of Indiana followed in second with a 642.20.
“I felt pretty good about today,” Young said. “I put myself in the running for both the World Championships and World University Games. But I have to go out there and hit my dives in order to make one of the meets. I really want it, so I am going to go after it.”
The women’s 10-meter platform final is slated for 12:25 p.m. on Sunday.