Eighth-Grade Diver Takes Top Spot on Varsity

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Ben Wilkonski, an eighth-grader at Robert Frost, finished in first place on the varsity diving team against North Babylon. With a score of 176.10, his feat qualified him for the state qualifying diving championships at SUNY Brentwood in February. He is currently ranked 20th in Suffolk County high schools and is the top-ranked eighth-grader.

Wilkonski had been a diver on the Frost swim team since seventh grade, before moving up to the varsity level as an eighth-grader. “He was such a exceptional diver that we knew he needed stronger competition,” said coach Craig Mangio. “You will be hearing much more about Ben in the future, he is one determined boy.”