Bexley High School graduate Murphy Bromberg and University of Texas diving coach Matt Scoggin at the NCAA Women’s Diving Championships.

Murphy Bromberg, a Bexley High School and Columbus Hebrew High School graduate, came up short last month in her bid to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Diving Team that will compete in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Bromberg, who entered the finals of the 10-meter platform competition in second place June 13, came in third with a score of 981.75, finishing behind Delaney Schnell with 1021.90 and Katrina Young with 984.70.

She was second ahead of Young until the final dive. Only the top two finishers qualify for the Olympics. This finish echoed her performance in 2016 when she also entered the finals holding the second and final spot for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, only to finish in third place.

Bromberg’s finals session was highlighted by a score of 81.00 on her second of five dives, a forward 3½ somersault pike, that was awarded a 9.5 by two judges and a 9.0 by four other judges.

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