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Male Athlete of the Week-Harrison Moncino
by Greg Oshust
December 30, 2013 04:27 PM | 2390 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Harrison Moncino, Pace
Harrison Moncino, Pace
Pace’s Harrison Moncino appears to be on track for a second consecutive state diving championship.

The junior has already earned a spot in this year’s state meet after winning the 1-meter diving competition at the Madeline Brown Invitational at Emory University Dec. 14.

Moncino racked up 588.90 points in the 11-dive event, breaking the meet record of 585.35 that was set by former Alpharetta diver Jack Nyquist – now diving on the college level at North Carolina – in 2010.

He is undefeated so far on the diving platform this season, finishing first in a couple of 6-dive competitions.

Moncino scored 315.35 points in a season-opening meet against Woodward Nov. 13 and 302.30 points a competition with Atlanta International, Mount Vernon and Walker (302.30) Nov. 20.

It has been a successful diving career at Pace for Moncino, who was state runner-up in the Class A-AAAAA competition as a freshman in 2012 before claiming the top prize last year with 554.35 points.

He is currently the school record-holder in both the six-dive (342.95) and 11-dive (599.95) events and has earned All-American honors from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association each of his first two years.

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