FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Kristian Ipsen leads the way in 3-meter springboard preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic diving trials, with his synchro partner Troy Dumais in second.
Ipsen totaled 511.90 points in the six-round competition Wednesday morning outside of Seattle. Dumais had 465.70.
Eighteen divers advanced to the evening semifinal. Scores carry over each round.
Ipsen took over the lead on his third dive and maintained it the rest of the way. He’s seeking his first Olympic berth, although the Stanford sophomore-to-be has two world meets under his belt. He and Dumais won a silver medal in 3-meter synchro at the 2009 worlds in Rome, and they were fourth last year in Shanghai.