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BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING: Munter moves to state finals with third-place performance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Cameron Munter landed himself a spot in the Class A state finals while representing the Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Thursday.

The senior diver earned a 272.05 score in eight dives during the semifinal round, good for third in the field of 20.

“I didn’t really expect too much. I just went in with an open mind. I’m fairly happy with the results,” Munter said. “The leader isn’t too far ahead, so it’s catchable.”

Jack Grabinski of Sauk Rapids/Rice and Spencer Fritze of Park Rapids were the only divers to best Munter, earning 290.55 and 275.25 scores, respectively, for the top two spots. Jack Sampson (270.65) and Cade Boraas (269.50), both from Monticello, rounded out the top five.

“I think, as far as how Cameron felt he did today compared to (expectations), he’s OK with where he’s sitting,” BHS head coach Kristen McRae said. “It would sure be nice to move up, and he’s got three really strong dives for finals on Saturday.”

The top 16 divers from the semifinals advanced to the finals on Saturday, March 3. Munter and the rest of the pack will dive into action at 11 a.m., back at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

“It’s kind of scary or frightening. But I’m kind of excited to see what happens in the future,” Munter said. “(My goal is) just to do everything the best that I can do and to give it all without leaving anything out.”