Kristen Hayden became the first Black woman to win a U.S. national senior title when she paired with Quinn Henninger for a victory in mixed synchronized 3-meter Monday at the U.S.A. Diving winter national championships, reports Associated Press.
Hayden, a recent transfer to Indiana University, and freshman Henninger took the lead on their third dive of the competition. Their next two dives earned mostly 7.0s and 7.5s for a total score of 286.86 points, three points ahead ofd Carson Tyler and Anne Fowler.
Hayden joinen Mike Wright as the only Black divers to win U.S. national titles. Wright won on 1-meter springboard in 2012/