Olympic silver medalist Schnell, Capobianco grab semifinal leads at US diving trials

Delaney Schnell leads on the women’s 10-meter tower after the semifinals, and Andrew Capobianco is setting the pace in men’s 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Olympic diving trials

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delaney Schnell led on the women's 10-meter tower after the semifinals, and Andrew Capobianco set the pace in men’s 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Olympic diving trials on Friday night.

Schnell is looking to add a second event to her schedule in Paris after qualifying in synchronized 10-meter with Jess Parratto.

A silver medalist with Parratto at the Tokyo Games, Schnell scored 325.95 points in the individual event to lead Daryn Wright by 18.10 heading into the Sunday final. Sophia McAfee was third with 275.10.

Capobianco topped the men’s event with 507.25. He scored 91.65 and 91.20 on his last two dives to take a 21.65-point lead into the Sunday final. Carson Tyler was next with 485.60, with Luke Sitz holding down the third spot at 430.10.

Scores from the semifinals carry over to the finals. The top two in men's 3-meter qualify for the Olympics, while only the winner of the women's 10-meter earns a spot.

It's shaping up to be a busy weekend for Tyler, who led after the platform semifinals. He will be attempting to earn an Olympic berth in that event on Saturday before returning for the springboard final a day later.

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