Mosca finishes his historic Crimson career. (Ray Yeager)
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Senior diver Mike Mosca and sophomore backstroker Jack Manchester completed their trip to the 2015 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend, both with impressive showings. Mosca, who competed on both the 1- and 3-meter dives, wraps up his incredible Crimson career, while Manchester, who qualified last year as a part of Harvard's relay team, concluded his second tour in the Championships, first as an individual.
On the boards, Mosca closes out his Harvard career as one of the most decorated Crimson in the pool. Competing against the nation's finest collegiate divers, the Tenafly, New Jersey, native captured 37th on the 3-meter (334.95) and 38th on the 1-meter (301.70) on the weekend. He finishes his four years as a three-time NCAA qualifier, on top of being a seven-time Ivy League champion and the Harvard and Ivy League record holder on both boards.
Manchester competed in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events, and shone through with a 19th place finish in the latter. Manchester swam an impressive 1:41.64, barely missing a finals swim. In the 100, the sophomore showed great speed again, clocking in at 47.44 for a 38th place finish.
The Crimson officially wraps up the 2014-15 season with the conclusion of the 2015 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.