CLEMSON, S.C., Feb. 8, 2014 – Freshman diver Olivia Lehman (Dayton, Ohio/Centreville) recorded her first career first-place finish, winning the one-meter board, to highlight the day for the James Madison diving team at the Clemson Diving Invitational.
Lehman scored a career-best 293.50, the sixth-best score in program history on the one-meter, to outpace the field of 19 divers. It is an NCAA Zone qualifying score for the freshman, making her the fourth JMU diver to reach qualifying standards in the event for the Dukes.
Redshirt freshman Taryn McLaughlin (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) came in seventh with 271.75 points followed by sophomore Carly Alexander (Plantation, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) ninth with 259.35 points. Junior Alex Savage (Carrolton, Texas/Lewisville Hebron) came in ninth with 259.35 points while freshman Katie Sheppard (Crozet, Va./Western Albermarle) rounded out the event for the Dukes in 14th with 231.75 points.
McLaughlin was the top performer for Madison on the three-meter dive. She claimed third place with a score of 284.30. Alexander was 10th with 259.55 points and Lehman seized 13th by scoring 234.85.
Sheppard recorded her career-best score on the three-meter, totaling 229.85 points to finish in 14th.
The swimming and diving team is back in action next weekend at the Cavalier Invitational in Charlottesville, Va.
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