CANTON, Ohio – Shaker Heights sophomore Lyle Yost won the boys Division I diving competition Saturday afternoon at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. The win comes just one year after Yost finished second in the event as a freshman.

Yost posted a score of 531.10, which was good enough to beat New Albany’s Noah Duperee by 24.95.

Also finishing in the top five was Solon’s Jacob Smrdel with a score of 461.60. Along with Smrdel, Solon had two other divers finish in the top 15. Dalton Shevlin (393.35) finished 11th, and Josh Schwartz (349.75) finished 15th.

Other locals finishing in the top 16 were Alex Claus of St. Ignatius, who scored 451.70 to finish sixth; Westlake’s Matt Akers — a Cleveland State-bound district champion — who finished seventh at 451.55; and Jake Lowe of Brunswick, who finished 13th with a score of 382.60.

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