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Marvin Ridge divers break state records

Marvin Ridge sophomore diver Nikki Canale broke a 19-year-old NCHSAA state meet record on Feb. 11.
Marvin Ridge sophomore diver Nikki Canale broke a 19-year-old NCHSAA state meet record on Feb. 11. COURTESY OF KYM CANALE

Marvin Ridge sophomore diver Nikki Canale broke a 19-year-old record at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state swimming and diving meet on Feb. 11 at the Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh.

Her first place score of 511.60 in the 1-meter diving event broke the all-classification record of 491.35, set by Raleigh Enloe’s Carrie Knoeber in 1996.

Mavericks senior Sara Maleski finished second in the event with a score of 477.50, beating the previous 3A class record of 471.78, set by Fuquay-Varina’s Erin Bailey in 1999.

Marvin Ridge swimmer Caroline Hauder also broke a 3A state record, winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 3.79 seconds. The previous record was 1:03.82, set in 2010 by Charlotte Catholic’s Christen McDonough.

The Marvin Ridge girls’ swimming and diving team repeated as NCHSAA 3A state champions. The Mavericks beat second place Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons by 126 points (383-257).

The Marvin Ridge boys’ team finished third at the state meet.

Corey Inscoe

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