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CIF Diving: Long Beach Poly’s Lobedecis Sisters Conclude Strong Season at State Meet

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The 2024 CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships took place late last week in Clovis, with a pair of Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits putting on a terrific performance to close out the season.

Junior Fiona Lobedecis led the way with a runner-up finish at the CIF State finals, posting a score of 508.20 in the finals to set a new school record for the Jackrabbits. Meanwhile, younger sister Lorealle Lobedecis concluded her freshman season with a score of 434.35 to finish in 15th place.

As a duo, they earned a combined 23 points for the Jackrabbits–more than any other school in the state in the girls’ diving portion of the competition.

That builds off their performance at the CIF-SS finals earlier in the month, when Lorealle placed fourth in Division 1 with a score of 476.70 in the finals. Fiona wasn’t far behind in that competition, placing sixth with a 461.65.

Also at the CIF-SS competition, Millikan junior Ava Valadez competed in the Division 2 finals, finishing in 11th place with a score of 365.50.

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Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.