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Arkansas in seventh place after day two of SECs

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas in seventh place after day two of SECs

LEXINGTON, KEN. – The University of Arkansas diving squad slipped to seventh place after day two of competition at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Lexington, Ken. Arkansas has a total of 25 points. In first place is Kentucky with 68 points followed closely by Auburn with 64. Georgia moved in front of Arkansas to sixth place by just 0.50 points. Junior Brieanne Kushner led the way for the Lady Razorbacks with a 10th-place finish and a score of 244.35 on the one-meter springboard. Sophomore Madison Palmer was right behind her finishing 11th with a 243.95. Sophomore Kellyn Williams placed 19th scoring a 217.90. Kentucky’s Taryn Ignacio took top honors in the one-meter finals with a score of 333.90. “I am pleased with the divers’ performance,” said head diving coach Scott Reich. “It’s kind of bittersweet because they have been so close to making the finals each day.” Finals or not, the Arkansas divers are making leaps and bounds from last year’s SEC Championships. Kushner finished 17th on the one meter in 2006, while Palmer trailed her at 28th. Kushner’s score improved over 40 points and Palmer scored almost 60 points higher than last year. The final day of the diving portion of the championships continues tomorrow. Women’s platform preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. and the finals are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The SEC Championships continue Feb. 7 through Feb. 10 with the swimming portion of the competition. For more information about Arkansas swimming and diving, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)