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Madigan bound for state meet

Warren diver wins District 10 2A title with 424.45 points

Submitted Photo Warren Area High School’s Katie Madigan shows off her gold medal after claiming the District 10 2A diving championship on Friday.

ERIE — Friday night offered a long and nerve-wracking wait for Katie Madigan at the District 10 2A Diving Championships at McDowell High School, but it was worth it.

After posting a score of 424.45 points, Madigan had to watch 11 more divers, but her total was enough to give her the gold and earn a spot to compete at the state meet at Cumberland Valley High School in two weeks.

“We have had a lot of people involved and Katie is a super hard worker,” said Matt Madigan, Katie’s father.

Earlier in the year Madigan set Warren’s six-dive record in 1-meter diving with 292.2 points, but that total is for a six-dive list while competitors at the district meet have an 11-dive list.

“She was on the edge of her seat, but she handled it like a true champion,” Madigan said.

Aiding Madigan to her first district gold have been Adrienne Barmore, her diving coach from a season ago, and Howard Brook who has offered his help this season.

Also in the pool on Friday was freshman Izzy Heacox, who finished in 15th place with 256.50 points.

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