Souderton’s Evers finishes fourth
Souderton Area’s Matt Evers is headed back to states, and the senior locked up the spot just the way he would have liked.
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William Tennent’s Ian Forlini pulled off a three-peat in the event, winning for the third consecutive time with a score of 556.15.
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Evers improved upon his VixWK-SODFH finiVK DW GiVWUiFWV last winter to earn his second consecutive spot at the state championships.
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Sun salley’s Michael Proietto (422.80) and Upper Moreland’s Dan Wilcox (395.85) earned the two qualifying spots in Class AA.
All of the divers will have a long rest now as they prepare for the state championships three weeks from now at Bucknell.
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