Mosca Turns in Strong Performance at NCAA Zone Diving Championships
Mosca placed second on the one meter and third on the three meter at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships (Gil Talbot).
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Freshman Mike Mosca placed second on the one meter and third on the three meter at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships this weekend, leading a trio of Crimson who were competing in the meet.
Mosca opened the meet on Friday with a third-place performance on the three meter, earning a total score of 766.30. The freshman was in third after the morning's preliminary round, and maintained his position throughout the finals. Logan Shinholser from Virginia Tech won the event with a score of 852.70, while his teammate, Ryan Hawkins, took second with a score of 773.05.
Mosca returned on Saturday and posted a score of 684.15 on the one meter, falling just short of George Mason's Derrick Butts who placed first with a score of 689.65. Mosca sat in first after the prelims, but was leapfrogged by Butts who had been in fifth. The freshman nearly earned a spot at the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with his performances, but just missed the cut.
Also competing at the meet for Harvard were Joe Zarrella and George Doran. Zarrella placed seventh on the one meter on Saturday with a score of 603.85, just 85.50 points behind Burns for first. The sophomore qualified for the finals after sitting in sixth place following the prelims. On Friday, Zarrella competed on the three meter but failed to qualify for the finals after placing 21st in the prelims with a score of 267.90. Doran, meanwhile, competed in both the one and three meter but failed to qualify for either final.