Missouri diver third in 1-meter event at NCAA meet

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 9:37 p.m. CDT

Missouri diver David Bonuchi placed third in the 1-meter springboard event Thursday at NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis to earn All-America honors for the sixth time.

Bonuchi scored 407.45 in the event to finish behind 2012 Olympians Kristian Ipsen of Stanford (473.75) and Duke’s Nick McCrory (436.60). Bonuchi had entered finals in seventh after a preliminary score of 348.25. It was Bonuchi's best finish in the event at the NCAA meet after placing sixth in 2012.

Bonuchi's finish earned 16 team points for the Tigers, who are in 20th in the standings with 20 points after the meet's first five events. Michigan leads the standings with 153 points.

The Tigers opened the championships with a 23rd-place performance from Sam Tierney, Logan Mosley, Joe Hladik and Max Grodecki in the 200 free relay.

Tierney also finished 31st in the 200 IM, breaking his own school record in the event with a 1:45.52 time. Mosley finished 41st in the 50 freestyle in 0:20.11.  Tierney, Igor Kozlovskij, Mosley and Grodecki were 24th for Missouri in the prelims of the 400 medley relay.

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