RALEIGH – The 2016 NCHSAA 3A Swimming & Diving Championships kicked off at Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh with the diving portion of the competition. Patrick O’Brien of Cox Mill brought home top honors in the men’s event with a total of 296.25. Northern Guilford’s Gareth Williams finished in second with a total of 281.8.
On the women’s side of the competition Nikki Canale, the current 3A state record holder for the event and defending champion, put up a 499.7 point total on the way to another first place finish. East Gaston’s Kyndal Knight finished second with 337.05.
BOYS 3A DIVING FINALS
1. Patrick O'Brien, Cox Mill; 2. Gareth Williams, Northern Guilford; 3. Saim Alam, Asheville; 4.Andrew Swoope, Marvin Ridge; 5. Jordan Helms, East Gaston; 6. Jacob Hawkins, East Gaston; 7. Braydon Willett, Sun Valley; 8. Ethan Burkett, Chapel Hill; 9. Mario Evotrokritou, Marvin Ridge; 10. Alexander Knight, Chapel Hill
GIRLSS 3A DIVING FINALS
1. Nikki Canale, Marvin Rige; 2. Kyndal Knight, East Gaston; 3. Addie Whitehead, Marvin Ridge; 4. Lauren Ridgeway, Sun Valley; 5. Clara Diekman, S. Iredell; 6. Madyson Campbell, S. Rowan; 7. Rebecca Scothorn, Asheville; 8. Louise Farrell, No. Guilford; 9. Catherin Bell, Chapel Hill