Gregory Duncan, left, and Grayson Campbell stand for photos after taking first place in the Synchronized Men's 3M Springboard Final during the 2018 USA Diving Senior National Championships at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center at Southern Methodist University on May 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

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Grayson Campbell wins national title at USA Diving senior nationals

Posted May 17th, 2018

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Texas sophomore diver Grayson Campbell earned a national title in the men’s 3-meter synchronized diving event alongside Greg Duncan of North Carolina at the USA Diving senior nationals in Dallas Thursday.

The duo earned 383.19 points to take the victory. They topped Sam Dorman and Michael Hixon, Olympic silver medalists, by 8.4 points.

“When we’re competing against them, we’re not really thinking of them as Olympic silver medalists,” Campbell said in a USA Diving press release. “They’re just your competitors. When you’re out there competing, whether it’s a local meet, a national championship or an international meet, it’s the same mindset.”

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After scoring 79.8 points on a reverse 1 1/2 somersault with 3 1/2 twists,  Campbell and Duncan completed a front 2 1/2 somersault 2 twist pike in the final round. Coupled with a miss by Dorman and Hixon, the Longhorn All-American and Tar Heel triumphed.

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