The FCIAC has dominated girls diving at the State Open as a new champion will be crowned Thursday at Middletown High School. Here’s a tribute to the past five State Open diving champions. The FCIAC has six of the top 10 State Open diving qualifiers this year.
KATE RUSSACK, GREENWICH: The 2016 State Open champ will try to defend her crown. Also back this year are Greenwich High teammates Annabelle Pollack and Casey Kirsch, who were second and third, respectively, last year. Chloe Russack of Greenwich was fourth in the State Open as a senior in 2010.
RACHEL BURSTON, WESTHILL-STAMFORD CO-OP: Burston was State Open champion as a senior in 2015 with the current record of 534.75 points as well as in 2013 as a sophomore. Burston was third in 2012 and runnerup in 2014.
KYLIE TOWBIN, NEW CANAAN: Towbin captured the State Open as a sophomore in 2012 and as a senior (521.75 points) in 2014. She was runnerup to Burston in 2013.
KATIE WARBURG, WILTON: Warburg was crowned State Open diving champion in 2011 as a senior (454.90 points) and a junior in 2010 (467.45 points). Warburg was runnerup as a freshman in 2008 and runnerup in 2009.
KARA CAPOSSELA, GREENWICH: Capossela earned the State Open title in 2009 as a senior (459.65 points) and in 2008 (434.95 points). Capossela took fourth place as a sophomore in 2007 behind Greenwich teammate Charlotte Ford.