Swimming and Diving
LSU's Elle Schmidt
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Divers Wrap Up Day 2 at Tennessee Invitational
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Published: January 04, 2013, 12:06 PM (CT)
Updated: January 04, 2013, 04:39 PM (CT)
by Seth Medvin, Student Assistant SID

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The LSU Diving team sent three males to the three-meter finals and two females to the one-meter finals during the second day of the Tennessee Diving Invitational.

"It was really good day all around," Diving Coach Doug Shaffer said. "We competed really well. We learned from yesterday. We were better prepared when it came to competing in the preliminaries. All of our performances were better across the board."

Senior Elle Schmidt posted a season-best score of 281.60 on the one-meter in a sixth place finish. Schmidt totaled 269.70 in the prelims.

Sophomore Alex Bettridge registered a score of 268.85 on the one-meter in an eighth place finish. Bettridge notched the second best prelim score of 283.65.

On the men's three-meter, junior Sean McKinney came in eighth place with a score of 335.70. McKinney scored a 344.10 in the prelims

Junior Daniel Helm notched a 10th place finish with a score of 297.60. Helm earned a score of 375.60 in the prelims, which is his season best and five points off of his career best.

Senior Jesse Lyman cranked out an 11th place performance with a score of 275.00 after a score of 316.15 in the prelims.

Both teams will compete on the platform tomorrow beginning at 10:30 a.m. (CT). Live results can be found on Divemeets.com.

"We are not peaking yet, and that is fine," Shaffer said. "I wouldn't expect to be at this point. We are right on track for what we need to be doing. To see the improvement from yesterday to today, the maturity is exactly what we want to see. We are going to round it out with one more day and focus on platform."

The Tigers are competing against SEC foes Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. In addition, Clemson, Duke, James Madison, North Carolina, Penn State, Southern Methodist, South Dakota State and Virginia are present.

For more information on the LSU Swimming and Diving program, please visit LSUsports.net/fancage.

 

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