Indiana’s Capobianco and Hixon Win Synchro National Title


Current Indiana University diver Andrew Capobianco and postgrad diver Michael Hixon won the men’s synchronized 3-meter dive national title at the 2019 USA Diving National Championships on Monday.

With the victory, Capobianco and Hixon earned the opportunity to represent the U.S. in this summer’s FINA World Championships in the event.

The duo finished with 406.44 points in the 3-meter synchro final to win the national title. Hixon and Capobianco had two dives score more than 80 points in the finals, with a reverse 1 ½ with 3 ½ twists earning 84 points and an inward 3 ½ tuck scoring 83.64 points.

They had a miss on their front 4 ½ tuck for just 62.70 points in the final, but the duo scored 90.06 points on that same dive in the preliminaries. The pair won their first international medal together with a bronze medal at the FINA World Series in Montreal last month.

In the women’s synchronized 10-meter dive final, IU postgrad Jessica Parratto and partner Delaney Schnell took third with a score of 280.38 points.