Indiana Diving Club wins team title at national championships

IDS Reports

POSTED AT 11:29 PM ON Aug. 19, 2013

 

Four IU divers joined together to form the Indiana Diving Club and took the overall team title Sunday at the AT&T USA Diving National Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Indiana Diving Club featured IU graduate Amy Cozad and seniors Kate Hillman, Darian Schmidt and Conor Murphy. The group won three silver medals and a bronze medal during the six-day competition, with a total score of 244 points. Second-place Miami Diving finished with 97 points.

Saturday’s events included Cozad taking silver in the 10-meter platform. After competing in the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, last month, Cozad earned second with 340.45 points. Hillman finished eighth in the event with a score
of 266.45.

The duo of Murphy and IU graduate Casey Johnson finished third in the 10-meter synchronized event Saturday, scoring 321.15 points. Taking fourth place in the synchronized event were sophomore Andrew Hull and junior Danton Rogers with a score of 281.28.

Schmidt also competed Saturday, finishing fourth in the 3-meter springboard event with 441.15 points.

IU’s divers capped the competition Sunday with strong performances from Schmidt, Cozad and Hillman, as each took home silver in his or her events.

Schmidt, along with teammate Michael Hixon, totaled 385.26 points in the 3-meter springboard synchronized competition. Cozad and Hillman also contended as a synchro event on the platform with a score of 286.08 points to take home silver. Both teams finished just five points from first place.

Murphy also ended the meet with a sixth-place finish in the 10-meter platform event with a score of 372.90.

For the overall individual titles, Schmidt took fourth place and Cozad finished sixth.

Jessica Campbell

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