Amer advances to semifinals at FINA Grand Prix; Schumer to compete at meet

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MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Arkansas sophomore Maha Amer opened competition at the 2019 USA FINA Diving Grand Prix on Thursday afternoon, advancing to the semifinals in the 3-meter.

Amer represented her home country of Egypt, just one of two female divers to represent the country in the event.

In the preliminary round, Amer took third place with a score of 284.20. The Cairo, Egypt, native advanced to the Semifinal B round where she earned a fourth-place finish with a score of 267.20, just 6.45 points from advancing to the finals.

Amer will continue competition at the FINA Grand Prix on Sunday, competing in the 3-meter synchro and the 3-meter mixed synchro.

Fellow Razorback sophomore Brooke Schultz will also compete in the 3-meter synchro event.