Auburn, Kentucky Take Home Titles on Day Two of SEC Diving Championships

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, February 3. AUBURN'S Steven Segerlin won his second event in two nights when he captured the three-meter, and Kentucky's Taryn Ignacio claimed gold on the one-meter for the second time in three years to headline the second night of the 2007 SEC Championships.

Segerlin set a Lancaster Aquatic Center pool record, an Auburn record and a career-best mark when he scored an astounding 427.80 score on the three-meter. Florida's Jonathan Wilcox grabbed silver for the second evening in a row when he edged Alabama's Aaron Fleshner. Wilcox scored a 395.45 and Fleshner recorded a 390.05 to complete the awards.

Auburn pushed its lead over Florida by over 75 points with one diving event to go. The Tigers scored a meet-best 120 points through day two.

Ignacio scored a SEC record, Lancaster Aquatic Center record, UK record and career-best in her triumphant victory with a 333.90 score on the one-meter in her home waters. Tennessee's Lauren Leroy took silver with a 319.75 score and Auburn's Corey Gerlach, the winner on three-meter, took bronze.

With Ignacio's win and junior Kari Retrum's fourth place finish Kentucky has moved past Auburn with a score of 68, a four-point edge through two events.

The diving championships resume with the preliminary rounds of the men's and women's platform diving events at 11 a.m. EST. Finals begin at 2:30 p.m.

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