Boudia and McCrory cruise to men's syncro win at U.S. diving trials
Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant narrowly won the women's event to qualify for the London Olympics.
The Associated Press; AP Sports Writer
FEDERAL WAY — It was no contest for Nick McCrory and David Boudia.
The duo carried a 114.84-point lead into the 10-meter platform synchro final and won it easily, earning spots on the Olympic team at the U.S. trials on Thursday night.
In the women's 3-meter springboard synchro final, Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant had to fight to hold their lead before narrowly qualifying for London.
Carrie Dragland, a Woodinville native, and Bianca Alvarez finished fifth in the women's eight-team final.
McCrory and Boudia, who dove together at last year's world championships, totaled 1,387.66 points in the final, completing a wire-to-wire victory after having led the semifinal and preliminary rounds.
Toby Stanley and Steele Johnson finished second.
McCrory, a Duke student, and Boudia, who attends Purdue, did the two toughest dives of the final, with none of the other seven teams attempting anything close to their degree of difficulty.
"We got really high hopes for London," said McCrory, who will go head-to-head with Boudia in Saturday's individual platform final.
They earned three perfect 10s in the six-dive final, including two on their third dive, which got one perfect mark for execution and another for synchronization.