LSU diver McKinney sets school record

AUBURN, Ala. — LSU junior diver Sean McKinney set a school record on the three-meter springboard with a score of 415.50 in a first-place finish during Day 2 of the Auburn Diving Invitational.

McKinney became LSU’s first diver to break the 400-point barrier on the three-meter.

“Sean is a fierce competitor and believed in the progress and changes that we made,” diving coach Doug Shaffer said. “He put it all together in one list. “Diving has a lot of volatility. Our sport is about consistency in every different group with six dives representing a piece of a puzzle. Every single one of his dives was at a higher level thn he had done before. He put it all together from start to finish.”

The LSU diving squad took first in both the women’s one-meter and the men’s three-meter, giving the team individual victories in three out of the four events thus far.

The diving team is competing in a quad meet against host Auburn, Alabama and Georgia Tech. The teams annually hold this competition at the conclusion of final exams and right before the holidays. The meet will conclude Wednesday with the men and women’s platform event. The platform event will begin at 11 a.m Wednesday.