MOULTRIE — Kelsey Goodman won her third state title and Colquitt County High swept the top three places at the Class AAAAA girls diving championships held Wednesday at Marist School in Atlanta.

Goodman won state championships as a freshman and as a sophomore, but was ill and unable to compete last year.

She put an exclamation mark on her high school career on Wednesday, setting the Marist pool record with a 517.95.

The Florida State signee still holds the state record with the 534.35 she scored when the won the meet as a freshman.

Goodman’s championship comes just one year after Colquitt County failed to win one or both of the state titles for the first time since 1981.

Ann Perry Blank finished second for the second year in a row. The University of Georgia signee turned in a 448.60.

Blank had a 442.85 last year, finishing just 10.9 points out of first place. She was fourth in the state meet as a sophomore.

Freshman Elizabeth Ann Kirkland gave Colquitt County a sweep of the top three places with her score of 425.35.

“It was awesome,” said coach Ed Goodman. “There were only three places on the (awards) podium, and we had all of them.”

Ed Goodman was especially pleased with Kirkland’s performance in her first state championships.

“With Kelsey and Ann Perry graduating, we’re hoping she’ll be the state champion the next three years,” he said.

Colquitt County’s Haley Goodman had a 316.65 to finish 12th.

Defending champion Ansley Long of Kennesaw Mountain was ill and unable to compete.

Tift County’s Ashley Roberson, who trains at Moss Farms, has a back injury and also was unable to compete.

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