David Boudia sets record at nationals
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Olympian David Boudia scored 605.40 points Saturday to set an American record and win the 10-meter title at the U.S. national diving championships.
He also paired with Nick McCrory to win the men's synchronized platform title.
Boudia became the first American diver to score more than 600 points in the six-dive format, bettering his own record of 551.20. He received at least one 10 on each of his six dives, earning 19 perfect marks.
Harrison Jones was far behind in second at 481.30.
"This is the breaking moment in my career," said Boudia, a 12-time national champion. "I knew when I went up to the platform before my final dive that I was close to 600, but I had to shake it out of my head and stop thinking about it. After it was over, I knew it was a good dive. When I saw the scores, I was in shock."
Boudia and McCrory scored 450.00 to win their synchro title. Steele Johnson and Toby Stanley were the runners-up with 333.57.
Cassidy Krug won the women's 3-meter title and teamed with Kassidy Cook to take the springboard synchro title.
Krug, who stopped diving after the 2008 Olympic trials, scored 381.90 points for her first 3-meter national title since 2007. Summer Allman was second with 679.40.
The winning synchro score was 321.60. Allman and Bianca Alvarez were next with 295.08.
The 15-year-old Cook won her second title of the meet, having earlier claimed her first individual senior national title on the 1-meter board. Brandon Watson captured the men's title in that non-Olympic event on the men's side.
The meet concludes Sunday, when four more titles will be handed out.
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