Laura Wilkinson of the Woodlands Diving Academy competes during the Senior Women's Platform Final during the 2017 USA Diving Summer National Championships on August 11, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Wilkinson placed second in the event. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Swimming & Diving

Laura Wilkinson takes second at National Championships

Posted August 11th, 2017

Story highlights
  • Laura Wilkinson falls just short of winning first World Championship title since 2005
  • Pair of Longhorns finish in top-5 of men's three-meter event
  • Incoming freshman takes second place in men's three-meter springboard competition

Texas Ex Laura Wilkinson finished in second place of the women’s platform diving competition with 296.25 points at the USA Diving National Championships Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2000 Olympic gold medalist was just short of winning the championship at 39-years-old. After winning gold in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, Wilkinson competed in the Olympics twice more, taking fifth place in 2004. She also has a World Championship title that she won in Montreal, Canada in 2005.

Olivia Rosendahl took the top spot with 319.50 points, 23.25 points more than Wilkinson.

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In the men’s three-meter final, Texas incoming freshman Jordan Windle and sophomore Grayson Campbell finished in the top four.

Windle, the current U.S. junior national champion in the same event, took second place with 405.65 points. He’s also the junior champion in the platform.

Campbell, who won the one-meter final earlier this week, took fourth place with 368.25 points. The sophomore was an All-American in the event last season. He helped the Longhorns sweep the one-meter events as Alison Gibson won the women’s final on Tuesday.

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