The 23-year-old diver from New Jersey began the sport at age 10.
Kristen Hayden became the first Black woman to win a U.S. national senior title when she paired with Quinn Henninger for a victory in mixed synchronized 3-meter Monday at the USA Diving winter national championships.
Hayden, a recent transfer to Indiana University, and freshman Henninger took the lead on their third dive of the competition. Their next two dives earned mostly 7.0s and 7.5s for a total score of 286.86 points, three points ahead of Carson Tyler and Anne Fowler.
It was the first synchro competition together for Henninger and Hayden.
Hayden joined Mike Wright as the only Black divers to win U.S….