- Complete results
- Hosted by Auburn
- December 17-19, 2016
- Women: Molly Carlson (Florida State) 261.55
- Men: Scott Lazeroff (Auburn) 370.85
Courtesy of Auburn Athletics
Scott Lazeroff won the platform competition for the second time this season and Alison Maillard earned a runner-up finish to close out the Auburn Diving Invitational on Monday at the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.
“I was pleased with the effort today,” head coach Jeff Shaffer said. “As I told the kids, the third day of a three-day invitational kind of gets taxing but they came in with a good attitude and performed well. I like where we are going.”
Lazeroff scored a 370.85 to win the men’s event, averaging a 61.81 per dive. He posted a pair of 70-point dives, on his second dive (70.20) and his last dive (70.95).
Maillard scored a 234.45 to earn her runner-up showing in the women’s event. Her highest-scoring dive was her third, an inward 2 ½ somersault tuck with a 2.7 degree of difficulty, scoring a 52.65.
“The quality of the competition was outstanding,” Shaffer said. “It gave us a taste of some of our SEC opponents and some of our zone opponents. It’s always a better environment to finish the fall season with a competition instead of just training. It elevates the focus.”
Maddie Cox posted a season-best 220.35 to finish fifth and complete a weekend in which she posted career-bests on both springboards.
“We still have some areas we need to focus on,” Shaffer said. “Finishing dives is going to make our scoring potential a little bit higher; adding a little bit higher degree of difficulty, especially on the women’s side, again the scoring potential goes up.”
The divers now break for the holidays and will return to competition Jan. 3-5 in Knoxville, Tenn., for the Tennessee Collegiate Diving Invitational. The swimmers will next compete on Jan. 7 at home against Texas A&M at 11 a.m. CT.