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Sophomore Jonathan Wilcox earned three All-SEC honors at the conference championships.

Sunday February 4, 2007Wilcox Takes Third, Schmidt Sixth On Platform At SEC Championships

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Sophomore Jonathan Wilcox earned three All-SEC honors at the conference championships.

Sophomore Jonathan Wilcox (Bellevue, Wash.) finished third on the platform with a score of 390.60, while senior Justin Schmidt (Falcon, Colo.) took sixth with a total of 306.40, to wrap up the Southeastern Conference Diving Championships on Sunday.

 

Im extremely happy with the way the guys dove today, Florida diving coach Donnie Craine said. They both moved up in finals from their prelim positions, so you could see them making adjustments and improving as the day went on. This was a great way to finish the meet for us.

 

Wilcox, who established career postseason highs in all three diving disciplines at the conference meet, moved from fourth in prelims to third overall on the strength of a final-round dive that averaged scores of 7.5. He now owns five All-SEC honors, three of which he earned in 2007.

 

Schmidt was the only diver in the finals of the platform to improve by more than one spot over his prelim position, moving from eighth to sixth. With his top-eight finish, Schmidt collected his first All-SEC berth of the season, and the third of his career. Schmidt has now garnered All-SEC recognition on the platform in consecutive years, as he finished fourth in the event last season.

 

Auburns Steven Segerlin won the event with a score of 452.80. The victory completed a sweep of the 2007 SEC Diving Championships for Segerlin.

 

The Gators currently stand second in the race for the 2007 SEC championship, owning 55 points. UF holds a six-point lead over third-place Alabama following the diving events, while Auburn is the overall leader with 128 points. Swimming competition begins on Wednesday with the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay. Visit www.ukathletics.com for live results of the 2007 SEC Championships.

 

 

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