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Evergreen's Kian Smith earns first place at the 4A state diving championships

Smith ends his career on top.

THORNTON, Colo. — The boys state championships at Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center has begun!

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the 4A and 5A boys state diving and swimming championships will occur in Thornton.

The first champion of the weekend is Evergreen senior Kian Smith. Smith earned his first title in his career and is able to leave his high school competition on top.

In addition, Evergreen coach Brett Brinkhoff was awarded 4A diving coach of the year. 

Watch the video above to hear from Smith and Brinkhoff following their awards.

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