Moser wins diving, CMA third at swim sectional

Plymouth diver Justin Moser won the diving sectional at Warsaw shown here with diving coach Sheryl Beckham
Staff Report

Plymouth’s Justin Moser led the way for the Plymouth boys swim team as he captured the individual title in diving at the Warsaw swim sectional on Saturday.
Moser had a top score of 235.25 in the semi-finals and topped it with a 331.15 in the finals to best senior Travis Shull of Tippecanoe Valley for the win.
CMA got a double wins from Forrest Baumgarnter in the 50 free with a 21.25 and a 47.34 in the 100 free,
As a team Plymouth finished fifth with a score of 171. Warsaw took the title with a 421 team score followed by Columbia City with a 315, CMA with a 290 and Rochester with a 287.
Plymouth got top eight finishes from Alex Vancza with a fourth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.79, and fourth in the 100 breast stroke at 1:04.44, Kirk Hettich in the 100 backstroke with a seventh place time of 1:03.01.
CMA had top eight finishes from Pierce Ellert had a 1:55.25 in the 200 freestyle for sixth place and a seventh place 5:22.19 in the 500 free, Francis Ellert had a fifth place 2:11.11 in the 200 IM and an eighth place 5:29.54 in the 500 free, Hoikei Pan had a fifth place 59.99 in the 100 butterfly, James Gordon with a fifth in the 100 backstroke at 1:01.47 and Nikolas Warnholtz Deck with a sixth place in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:09.71.
CMA had three relays in the top eight placing the 200 medley relay team of James Gordon, Nikolas Warnholtz Deck, Francis Ellert, and Juan Pablo Padilla third with a time of 1:48.46, and a third place finish from the 200 free relay team of Pan, Pierce Ellert, Marc Yanez and Baumgartner and a second place from the 400 free relay team of Pan, Pierce Ellert, Francis Ellert and Baumgartner with a 3:19.62
Plymouth had a pair of relays in the top eight with the 200 medley relay team of Kirk Hettich, Daniel Stauffer, Alex Vancza, and Andrew Cashion taking fifth with a time of 1:51.9, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Mitch Rose, Cameron Riddle, Hettich and Vance had a fourth place time of 3:41.03.