Sarah Bacon Wins Third Straight 1m Diving NCAA Title For Minnesota

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Minnesota senior Sarah Bacon won her third straight 1-meter diving title on Thursday at the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships with 357.20 points to back up her titles from 2018 and 2019. Bacon is now the second swimmer to win the 1-m diving title at least three times as she joins Florida’s Megan Neyer with her four wins from 1982-1984 and 1986. This is also Minnesota’s fourth NCAA title in the 1-m after Bacon’s three and Kelci Bryant’s title in 2011.

Bacon was one of just two seniors in the field as she held off a charge from North Carolina freshman Aranza Vazquez (348.45) and 2018 3-m champ Brooke Schultz (335.85) of Arkansas.

“My history on 1-meter gave me the confidence today,” Sarah Bacon said after the race. “With that being said, I want to carry that confidence into 3-meter.”

Texas’ Paola Pineda finished fifth at 329.00 to put Texas in third place in the team standings as the Longhorns are looking for their first top four finish since 2001.

Arizona’s Delaney Schnell was fourth at 334.45 while Indiana’s Anne Fowler (318.65) was sixth ahead of Texas A&M’s Charlye Campbell (294.10) and Miami’s Mia Vallee (289.70).

 Event 6  Women 1 mtr Diving
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         Meet: M 363.20  3/21/2019 Sarah Bacon, Minnesota
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Bacon, Sarah           SR Minnesota          341.85     357.20   20  
  2 Vazquez-Montano, Aran  FR UNC                315.40     348.45   17  
  3 Schultz, Brooke        JR Arkansas           303.20     335.85   16  
  4 Schnell, Delaney       JR Arizona            335.45     334.45   15  
  5 Pineda, Paola          JR Texas              308.25     329.00   14  
  6 Fowler, Anne           FR Indiana            317.55     318.65   13  
  7 Campbell, Charlye      SR Texas A&M          290.05     294.10   12  
  8 Vallee, Mia            SO Miami              304.00     289.70   11  
 
                        === Consolation Final ===                        
 
  9 Gullstrand, Emma       FR Miami              289.55     323.90    9  
 10 McCool, Ashley         SR Florida            278.60     308.95    7  
 11 Knight, Kyndal         JR Kentucky           278.80     297.55    6  
 12 Gilliland, Tamin       FR Indiana            283.20     290.50    5  
 13 Wilson, Aimee          JR Texas A&M          280.85     289.05    4  
 14 Agunbiade, Nike        SO USC                287.00     282.40    3  
 15 Pullinger, Maddison    JR Duke               279.95     275.25    2  
 16 Crawford, Mackenzie    SO Ohio St            286.20     273.40    1
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 6                 
 
  1. Virginia                          150   
  2. California                        114
  3. Texas                              87  
  4. NC State                           84
  5. Ohio St                            77.5 
  6. Georgia                            73
  7. Alabama                            72 
  8. Stanford                           62
  9. UNC                                55 
  9. Missouri                           55
 11. Florida                            51.5 
 12. Kentucky                           51
 13. Michigan                           48 
 14. Louisville                         36
 15. Indiana                            30 
 16. Texas A&M                          26
 17. Tennessee                          23 
 17. Wisconsin                          23
 19. Minnesota                          20 
 19. Miami                              20
 21. Northwestern                       18 
 22. Arkansas                           16
 23. Arizona                            15 
 24. Southern California                13
 25. Virginia Tech                      11 
 26. Akron                               3
 26. Nebraska                            3 
 28. Duke                                2
 29. Houston                             1