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Palmer fourth at Trials

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Krysta Palmer

Krysta Palmer finished fourth in synchronized 10-meter platform at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials Wednesday night in Indianapolis.

Palmer, who joined with 13-year-old Tara Gilliland of Midland, Texas, finished with a cumulative score of 828.54 points.

Jessica Parrato and Amy Cozad, the reigning national champions, earned the berth to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in August in Rio De Janeiro with a 935.76.

Anna James and Katrina Young took second at 846.42 and Samantha Bromberg and Delany Schnell were third at 836.10.

Gilliland and Palmer were already signaling “2020” after the competition, showing their intent to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Palmer has also qualified for the individual 10-meter platform finals.

The two-time Mountain West Diver of the Year for the University of Nevada scored a 294.95 to place eighth and advance to the semifinals on Monday. She came back later in the day and scored a 278.65 in the semifinals to hold her top-10 spot and advance to the finals.

Palmer currently boasts a 573.60 cumulative score in the event, trailing leader Parratto by 141 points and runner-up Samantha Bromberg by 72 points.

The finals in platform diving will be televised at 8 p.m. Saturday on NBC.

The top two finishers in each individual diving event are selected for the U.S. Olympic Team to compete in Rio.