Stanford’s Kristian Ipsen With Comeback Finish to Defend Three-Meter Title

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 29. STANFORD's Kristian Ipsen defended his three-meter diving title with a come-from-behind victory at the NCAA Division I Men's Championships.

With Duke's Nick McCrory in command heading into the final dive, Ipsen threw down an 85-point dive compared to McCrory's 39.60-point dive to finish with a victorious 450.60-point tally. That defended his title from last year, and gave Stanford its first two-time champion in the event. Ipsen added his win to his one-meter triumph from last night to join fellow Cardinal David Nolan as the only individual doublists thus far.

McCrory, who has a pair of platform titles on his resume, was in position to win his first springboard event but fell to second with 440.40 points. Indiana's Darian Schmidt rounded out the top three with 425.50 points.

Kentucky's Greg Ferrucci (423.15), Arizona State's Harrison Jones (402.75), Virginia Tech's Ryan Hawkins (397.70), Ohio State's Shane Miszkiel (394.45), and Missouri's David Bonuchi (394.05) also dove in the finale.

Michigan (302), California (271.5), Arizona (208.5), Southern California (180) and Auburn (167.5) rounded out the top five in the team-title race heading into the 800-yard free relay.

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