Missouri diver secures individual victory at SEC championships

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | 10:41 p.m. CST; updated 11:02 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Missouri diver David Bonuchi won the 1-meter event during Tuesday's opening day of the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in College Station, Texas. The men's team ended day one in fifth place overall.

Bonuchi posted a score of 401.50 in the finals to win by 12 points after qualifying with a score of 366.95 in the preliminary round. Bonuchi's title was his second individual conference championship victory, having also won the 3-meter diving title in last spring's Big 12 Championships,

Missouri also set two school records Tuesday, with a time of 1:25:94 in the 200 medley relay, and a time of 6:27.39 in the 800 free relay.

The women's team finished day one in fourth place behind a strong performance from freshman Lauren Reedy, who advanced to the finals of the 3-meter diving event with a score of 313.75 points.

The tournament will resume Wednesday with preliminary events beginning at 10 a.m. and the finals session starting at 6 p.m.

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