Freeman, Johnson atop diving

Updated: August 15, 2013, 11:08 PM ET
Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Local favorite Deidre Freeman finished first in the women's 3-meter semifinals and Steele Johnson topped the men's 10-meter field Thursday night in the U.S. national diving championships.

Freeman, the former University of Iowa star from Grinnell, scored 321.60 points to finish first in the semifinals after finishing 10th in the morning quarterfinals. Emma Ivory-Ganja qualified second at 283.90, and Maren Taylor, the gold medalist in the 1-meter Tuesday, was third at 283.60.

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