Dec. 1, 2007
BATON ROUGE, La. - Sophomore Kelly Marx led the Auburn diving team Saturday at the LSU Diving Invitational, picking up the win on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 354.80.
The LSU Diving Invitational is a two-day, diving-only meet hosted by LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Auburn, LSU and Georgia Tech are all competing in the event.
The diving team is competing at the LSU Invitational while Auburn's swimmers are competing at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Short Course Championships and the Alabama Classic.
"Overall, I was pleased with our performance today," said diving coach Jeff Shaffer. "It was a long day, doing prelims and finals in two events, but I thought our divers handled it really well and did a good job."
Auburn took the top two spots in the 3-meter with Marx leading with a 354.80 for the win, followed by Dan Mazzaferro (349.25) for a runner-up finish. Both scores are NCAA zone-qualifying scores. Scott Morgan also competed on the 3-meter, coming in sixth with a score of 294.80.
On the 1-meter board, Marx again led the Tigers as he finished second with a zone-qualifying 319.90. Morgan followed in sixth (276.80) after finishing second in the preliminaries with a zone-qualifying score of 305.15.
Newcomer Courtney Brown was the only competitor for the women, finishing fifth in both events. She came in with a 1-meter score of 197.50, followed by a 170.60 on the 3-meter.
"I was really happy with Kelly Marx on 3-meter and Courtney Brown, competing in her first away meet, she really did a great job on the 1-meter," said Shaffer. "Scott Morgan also had a good day on the 1-meter with a zone-qualifying score."
Action at the LSU Diving Invitational concludes Sunday with the Platform competition.