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SEC Diving Championships begin in Lexington

BY ANDRES FOCIL
SEC Diving Championships begin in Lexington

LEXINGTON, KEN. – The University of Arkansas diving team travels to Lexington, Ken., to compete in the diving portion of the Southeastern Conference Championships Friday, Feb. 2 to Sunday, Feb. 4. Divers Brieanne Kushner, Madison Palmer and Kellyn Williams will compete in the championships. Kushner ranks seventh on the SEC Women’s Top Performers List for the three-meter springboard with a score of 329.40 and Palmer is eighth on the one meter with a 295.10 The swimming portion of the SEC Championships follows Feb. 7-10. “It’s hard to believe its here,” said head coach Jeff Poppell. “This has been our focus all year long.” In preparation for the SECs the Lady Razorbacks turned in 60 career-best performances and finished the regular season 4-4, the most wins the program has seen since the 2002-03 season. Poppell said the enthusiasm for the championships is felt throughout the team. “I think the athletes share in my excitement for next week,” he said. “It’s been a long year with regards to the work we’ve put it and I’m excited to see how far we’ve really come from day one. Our divers have just gotten better and better through the course of the year. I look for great things from them this week and I think they’re going to do very well. I expect there to be quite a few points on the board when the swimmers come in next week.” For a schedule of events please see below and for live results please log on to www.ukathletics.com. For more information about Arkansas swimming and diving, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.
Friday, February 2, 2007(01) 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Men’s 1m prelims12:00 – 2:00 pm – 3 Groups 2:00 – 2:30 pm – Open (02) 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Women’s 3m prelims(03) 6:00 – 6:30 pm – Men’s 1m final(04) 7:00 – 7:30 pm – Women’s 3m final
Saturday, February 3, 2007(05) 11:00 – 12:30 pm – Women’s 1m prelims12:30 – 2:15 pm – 3 Groups2:15 – 2:30 – Open(06) 2:30 – 3:30 – Men’s 3m prelims(07) 6:00 – 6:30 – Women’s 1m final(08) 7:00 – 7:30 – Men’s 3m final
Sunday, February 4, 2007(09) 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Women’s Platform Prelims12:00 – 1:00 pm – Open to Men’s Only(10) 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Men’s Platform Prelims(11) 2:30 – 3:00 pm – Women’s Platform Finals(12) 3:30 – 4:00 pm – Men’s Platform Finals



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)