Watson Places 7th At Nationals

BYU sophomore diver Brandon Watson (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLUMBUS -- After the first day at the men’s swimming and diving NCAA National Championships, Brandon Watson earned 12 points for BYU to place them 21st in the nation.

Sophomore All-American Watson earned a seventh-place finish on the 1-meter board with a preliminary score of 370.20 and a final score of 376.90.

Watson will compete on the 3-meter board Saturday, with the option to compete on the 5-meter platform following competition. The NCAA has granted Watson permission to compete on the platform if desired because of the 24-hour delayed start of the National Championships.

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Event 5 Men 1 mtr Diving

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NCAA Meet: M 442.70 3/26/2009 Drew Livingston, Texas

Name Year School Prelims Finals

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A - Final

1 Boudia, David PUR 422.25 468.65M

2 Horner, Terry FSU 373.90 432.45

3 Livingston, Drew TEX 394.00 413.10

4 McCrory, Nick DUKE 389.05 411.60

5 Ross, Reuben MIAM 366.35 395.80

6 Colturi, David PUR 393.60 380.25

7 Watson, Brandon BYU 370.20 376.90

8 Nel, Grant TA&M 378.40 373.30

B - Final

9 Cooper, Matthew TEX 363.70 395.95

10 Destephen, Gregory UMIZ 358.10 394.55

11 Marx, Kelly AUB 353.45 369.80

11 Wieser, Weston OSU 353.90 369.80

13 Brown, Andrew MINN 348.05 367.55

14 Jones, Dante UMIZ 346.60 363.05

15 Jones, Harrison USC 364.20 355.15

15 Marzullo, Landon FSU 353.00 355.15

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 6

1. Texas 145 2. California 139

3. Florida 118 4. Auburn 114.5

5. Stanford 106 6. Arizona 87

7. Michigan 77 8. Virginia 53

9. Ohio State 46.5 10. Kentucky 34

11. Purdue 33 11. Texas A&M 33

11. Georgia 33 14. Southern California 32.5

15. Minnesota 29 16. Tennessee 22

17. Cincinnati 20 18. Florida State 18.5

19. Duke 15 20. Miami 14

21. Brigham Young 12 22. Georgia Tech 11

23. Missouri 10 23. Louisville 10

25. North Carolina 9 26. Louisiana State 8

27. Nevada, Las Vegas 6 28. Northwestern 2

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