Johnston, Bryant lead women’s 3-meter synchro



FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant own a slight lead over Kassidy Cook and Christina Loukas going into the 3-meter synchronized final at the U.S. Olympic diving trials.

Johnston and Bryant totaled 637.80 points through the preliminaries and semifinals Sunday on opening night of the eight-day trials at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center south of Seattle.

Cook and Loukas finished at 631.29 after Cook’s slight bobble in the fourth round of the prelims dropped them out of the lead.

The other six teams that advanced to Thursday’s final were well behind. Deidre Freeman and Veronica Rydze were third at 531.90, followed by Carrie Dragland and Bianca Alvarez, Amanda Burke and Summer Allman, Gabriella Agostino and Logan Kline, Eszter Pryor and Rachel Rubadue, and Maren Taylor and Meghan Houston.