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CBC’s Burke wins diving championship at COMO Invitational

CBC junior David Burke won the COMO Invitational diving championship.

Burke, who lives in Chesterfield, won diving title by scoring 464.70 points. Sebastian Lawrence, of St. Louis University High, was second with a score of 455.10.

CBC junior David Burke won the diving championship at the COMO Invitational in Columbia.

“David is such a strong diver,” CBC coach Sean Dooley said. “It was a great to see him hit his dives so well. This is a nice precursor to state where we expect him to be in the top rankings.”

As a sophomore, Burke finished fourth in the Class 2 state meet with 456.70 points. Burke leads all area divers with 284.10 points, that he produced in six dives in a dual meet at Fort Zumwalt South.

The COMO meet, which is almost like a state meet, featured 29 teams in Columbia, where the boys competed at the University of Missouri pool.

“The field is a great test of what we will see at state each year,” Dooley said. “Some of the teams won’t be in our class at state, but some that weren’t at the meet but are in our class will replace them.”

As a team, CBC finished 11th.

“We only brought our varsity guys, so we didn’t have the depth there that you might see in a conference meet,” Dooley said. “So I’m happy with our place.”

Sophomore Max Wehrmann was second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 42.58 seconds. Daniel Seabaugh, of Cape Girardeau Central, won the race in 1:41.10.

Dooley was happy with Wehrmann’s performance.

“That was Max’s best time,” Dooley said. “A really solid swim. Max is a big meet competitor. He doesn’t back down from anyone and can hang with the best of them.”

CBC also best times by senior Caleb Haas, sophomore Evan Liberto, junior Jacob Griesenauer in their races, Dooley said. The Cadets also had season best times by the 200 and 400 free relay teams.

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