Senior diver Cozad has chance to make U.S. Olympic team

IU senior diver Amy Cozad is within striking distance of making the U.S. Olympic team heading into Sunday’s women’s platform final at the USA Diving Olympic Trials, held at the Weyerhauser Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Cozad sits in fourth with 660.50 points, 73.80 points behind leader Brittany Viola (734.30) and 43.25 points behind second place Katherine Bell (703.75).

The top two finishers will make the Olympic squad.

IU graduate Amy Korthauer, meanwhile, is in seventh place with 612.20 points.

While Cozad and Korthauer will have to wait until Sunday to compete in the women’s platform finals for a spots on the Olympic team, former IU All-American Christina Loukas and partner Kassidy cook are in second place heading into the women’s three-meter synchronized event finals.

The top pair of that event will make the U.S. Olympic team. Loukas and Cook are just 6.51 points behind leaders Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnson.

The three-meter synchro finals will be broadcast live at 10 p.m. tonight on the NBC Sports Network.

--Joe Popely

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