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Friedli, Bennett take 1st day CIC diving lead

Kaitlin Friedli, of Chugiak, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Paris Bennett, of Dimond High, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Sierra Panting, of South High, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Tiffany Israel, of West High, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Annalise Decker, of West High, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Sierra Panting, of South High, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Kirsten Williams, of East High, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Kaitlin Friedli, of Chugiak, enters the water during the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Paris Bennett, of Dimond High, enters the water during the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Ellen Sharkey, of South High, competes in the Cook Inlet Conference diving competition at the Bartlett High Pool on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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Chugiak's Kaitlyn Friedli and Dimond's Cade Bennett grabbed commanding leads in Thursday's diving preliminaries at the Cook Inlet Conference swimming and diving championships at the Bartlett pool.

Friedli and Bennett each hold leads of more than 50 points after five rounds of 1-meter diving. Friedli scored 165.95 points for the girls lead, and Bennett accumulated 226.35 to pace the boys.

Divers will compete in three rounds of semifinals Saturday morning, with finals set for the afternoon.

The championships continue today at 3 p.m. with swimming preliminaries at Bartlett.

Cook Inlet Conference swimming and diving

Thursday's 1-meter diving results

Through five rounds

Girls -- 1) Kaitlin Friedli, Chugiak, 165.95; 2) Sierra Panting, South, 114.65; 3) Kirsten Williams, East, 110.40; 4) Paris Bennett, Dimond, 105.45; 5) Tiffany Israel, West, 99.65; 6) Annalise Decker, West, 93.10; 7) Ellen Sharkey, South, 85.65.

Boys -- 1) Cade Bennett, Dimond, 226.35; 2) Scott Hodgson, South, 174.70; 3) Joshua Oldham, East, 173.45; 4) Austin Desatoff, Dimond, 120.40; 5) Kade Bullard, Dimond, 105.90; 6) Aaron Dudley, South, 102.85; 7) Mark Fundeen, Service, 97.40; 8) Shawn Fugere, Chugiak, 96.50; 9) Max Dan, West, 89.60; 10) Colin Totten, West, 89.15; 11) Kenai Ondelacy, East, 86.15; 12) Kody Haxby, West, 85.10; 13) Nick Fitzpatrick, Eagle River, 65.40.



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