Round Rock’s Maria Coburn edged Texas freshman Alison Gibson by six tenths of a point to win the senior women’s one-meter diving title at the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championships Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.
Gibson had the top score in the preliminary round at 267.80 points and placed second in the final with 513.70 points. The Austin native earned a qualifying berth for next summer’s FINA World Championships and qualified to compete at the 2017 World University Games after posting the top finish by a collegiate diver in the one-meter.
“Alison competed really well, and she managed her nerves well,” said Texas diving coach Matt Scoggin. “She stayed in the moment and didn’t hold back. It’s exciting to see her qualify for her first senior world championship meet.”
Texas sophomore Meghan O’Brien also competed in the one-meter final and placed ninth with 452 points.
Texas senior Mark Anderson, freshman Grayson Campbell and Texas singee Jordan Windle advanced to the final of the men’s three-meter competition after qualifying in the semifinal round. Anderson scored 809 points to place second, Windle finished in seventh place with 719 points and Campbell placed eighth with 717.70 points.
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