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March 12, 2014

Harvard's Mosca Qualifies for NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships

Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. --  Harvard diver Mike Mosca topped the charts on the 1-meter board and took third on the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, earning himself a trip to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for the second year in a row.

Mosca, the Ivy League Champion on both boards, was one of 45 divers to compete in the 1-meter prelims on Tuesday with the top 18 advancing to the finals. With a solid group of dives, the Tenefly, N.J., native positioned himself well heading into the afternoon session. Mosca sat first with his combined score of 342.75 after the prelims, nearly 20 points higher than his original performance in the Zones a year ago. He went on to score 347.50 points in the finals to finish the day with a tally of 690.25 points, ahead of every other participant for the sure-fire ticket to Austin, Texas, at the end of March.

The junior also turned in a strong showing on the 3-meter on Monday as well, taking third place. After his prelim score of 383.00, Mosca added 354.80 points to stay sturdy at No. 3, qualifying him once again for both boards in the NCAAs.