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Male Athlete of the Week-Harrison Moncino
by Greg Oshust
February 19, 2013 04:00 PM | 2039 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Harrison Moncino showed a glimpse of things to come last year, when he was state runner-up in the Class A-AAAA boys’ 1-meter diving event as a freshman.

The Pace sophomore took a big leap forward as he won the title in that event in A-AAAAA at the GHSA state swimming and diving championships at Georgia Tech Feb. 8.

Moncino scored 554.35 points to claim the top spot in the 11-dive event and become the first Pace diver to win the state title in the program’s 40-year history.

It was another successful season for Moncino, who won every meet he competed in and set new records in both the six-dive (342.95) and 11-dive (599.95) events.

As a freshman in 2012, he was among the 100 boys’ divers from across the nation who were selected as an All-American by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.

“He showed such maturity as a sophomore,” Pace coach John Ague said. “Last year, he brought more nervousness to the state meet and did a great job as finishing as the state runner-up. All the work he put in was rewarded in the ultimate way. Pace Academy is very proud of him.”

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