Mike Mosca Completes Impressive AT&T National Diving Championships Showing
Mike Mosca is shown at the AT&T National Diving Championships (photo courtesy Mike Mosca).
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Mike Mosca, a rising junior on the Harvard swimming and diving team, and Chris Heaton from the Indiana Dive Club finished fourth in the finals of the AT&T US Diving National Championships three-meter springboard synchronized diving event.
The duo was leading the competition after the first four rounds but faltered in the fiftth round and ended up less than five points from third place with 343.23 points. Two of their dives were the highest point scorers in the respective rounds, while four of their six dives placed in the top three.
The event winners were Sam Dorman and Zach Nees of Miami University with 390.33 points.
Mosca, who was a finalist in the 2012 Olympic trials in the three-meter sychronized diving event, made the finals in all springboard events at the US National Championships for the first time in his career. He placed eighth on one-meter and 12th on three-meter this week.
Mosca is the Harvard record holder on the one- and three-meter boards, is a three-time Ivy League Champion and an NCAA Scholar All-American.
3M Synchro Finals Results | Mosca/Heaton 3M Synchro Finals Results
3M Synchro Results | Mosca/Heaton 3M Synchro Prelim Results
3M Finals Results | Mosca's 3M Finals Results
Mike Mosca finished in 12th place of the three-meter competition at the AT&T National Diving Championships Saturday. He totaled 382.10 points in the six dives.
Mosca continued his hot starts with two 70+ point dives to start the set. His initial back 2 1/2 somersault pike was good for 70.50 and his forward 3 1/2 somersault pike scored 74.40, the fifth-best score of the round.
Next up for Mosca at the event is the three-meter synchronized finals tomorrow. Mosca, along with partner Chris Heaton, qualified in third place with a total of 358.29 on Friday. After placing 10th in the first round of dives with Heaton, the duo were in the top four of each of their final six dives.
3M Semifinals Results | 3M Quarterfinal Results
Mosca's 3M Semfinal Scores | Mosca's 3M Quarterfinal Scores
Mike Mosca of the Harvard men's swimming and diving team continued to perform well at the AT&T National Diving Championships Wednesday. He qualified for the three-meter finals by coming in seventh in the quarterfinals and eighth in the semifinals.
He started the day well with two of his first three dives making the top 10, including 74.40 points on a forward 3 1/2 somersault pike that placed him second on his second dive. He totaled 383.30 points for the round.
In the semifinals, Mosca once again had a hot start with two top-10 spots in his first three dives. His forward 2 1/2 somersault 2 twist pike (video) went for 85 points, his high of the meet so far and his first, first-place showing on a dive. He also improved on his forward 3 1/2 somersault pike to 77.50 points to place second. Mosca ultimately finished in eighth with 391.85 to secure a spot in the three-meter finals along with 11 others.
Mosca will dive in the three-meter synchronized prelims on Friday and the three-meter finals on Saturday. The meet's three-meter synchronized finals will be held Sunday.
1M Finals Results | 1M Prelim Results
Mosca's 1M Finals Scores | Mosca's 1M Prelim Scores
Harvard men's diver Mike Mosca qualified for the AT&T National Diving Championship finals and finished eighth Tuesday night. Mosca had earned a spot in the event with an impressive showing at the USA Diving Zone B Championships in Tallahassee, Fla., in late July.
Mosca, diving out of Indiana Diving Club, was in eighth with a score of 343.35 after preliminary action. His score was ahead of 19 others competing at the meet to take the last remaining finals place.
In the second round of action, Mosca scored a 333 with a high score of 65.10 for his final dive of an inward 2 1/2 somersault tuck.
Samuel Dorman of Miami Diving and the University of Miami was first in both the preliminaries and finals. He scored a 400.40 in the prelims to hold a 3.70 lead, before a final showing of 412.15.
The meet continues through Sunday, Aug. 18. Mosca is slated to appear in the three-meter and synchronized three-meter events.