Missouri divers headed to U.S. Championships

Monday, December 16, 2013 | 8:49 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's and women's diving teams are sending four athletes to compete this week at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Austin, Texas. The competition starts Tuesday and continues through Sunday.

Representing the Missouri men's team are David Bonuchi and Clark Thomas and from the women's team are Loren Figueroa and Lauren Reedy.

Bonuchi is scheduled to compete in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard and platform competitioms. He is also scheduled to compete with Stanford's Connor Kuremsky in the 3-meter synchro.

Thomas is entered in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard competitions. Figueroa is in the 1-meter springboard, and Reedy is in the 3-meter springboard.

Competition begins 10 a.m. Tuesday with the men's 1-meter springboard semifinal.

There are 150 divers scheduled to compete for 10 national titles. The event will also be used to select international teams for the FINA Grand Prix, FINA World Series and FINA World Cup.

Among the athletes scheduled to compete is David Boudia, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in men's 10-meter platform. Other athletes scheduled to compete are four-time Olympic competitor and 2012 bronze medalist Troy Dumais along with 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Nick McCrory.

Bonuchi is one of 10 athletes scheduled to compete this week who represented the U.S. at the 2013 World Championships.

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