Burdo, Clarke lead Warriors at state swim meet

Liverpool cracks top 10 in state team standings

In the 200 medley relay, Clarke, Burdo, Dan Hens and Troy Miller qualified fourth in 1:37.11, setting a school record after doing a best time of 1:37.90 during the season. In the finals, the Warriors would claim fifth place, slowing down just a bit to 1:37.14, with Pittsford prevailing in 1:34.47.

Drew Henry joined Clarke, Hens and Burdo to help the Warriors qualify 12th in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:16.80, and the quartet improved to 3:15.29 in the finals, though it still only meant 12th place. Fordham won the race in 3:05.61.

Clarke, Hens, Drew Henry and Liam Henry were 25th in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:30.22, unable to advance despite speeding up from the 1:30.99 with which it qualified.

Junior Dan Roche, Liverpool's top diver, was fifth after the preliminary round with 225.25 points, just behind Mexico star Nick Rodriguez in fourth. But Roche struggled in the finals and settled for 12th place with 438.35 points as Rodriguez, with a tremendous finish, won the state championship by picking up 504.55 total points. Roche's teammate, Shayne Watson, was 45th and did not reach the finals.

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