COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State freshman diver Bianca Alvarez finished eighth on 3-meter at the FINA Grand Prix Spring Swallows competition in Moscow today. She was 10th in the preliminaries with 243.00 points and then scored 265.70 points to finish fifth in semifinal B and eighth overall.
The top three from each semifinal advanced to Sunday’s finals. Scores from the fourth through sixth-place finishers in each semifinal are ranked, in order, to determine places 7-12 in the final standings.
This is the U.S. national team debut for Alvarez, who is from Miami, Fla. She was a junior national team member in 2006, when she competed at the Junior World Championships in Malaysia.