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Boys Swimming & Diving: 2017 West Season Recap

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

West Allegheny showed that it belongs in its first season competing in the WPIAL's largest classification. The Indians racked up 66 points at the WPIAL championships to place 13th overall among the 26 point-scoring teams in Class 3A. Michael Kocher, Derek Currey, Jeremy Ellis and Gary McMurtrie produced a ninth-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Kocher would go on to take sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 100 backstroke and qualify for states.

The Moon Area boys had a strong season too with Nick Settembrine, Zach Tomasic, Yaroslav Noskov and Colton Diges leading the way. All return next year with the exception of Noskov. The foursome took eighth in the 200 medley relay at the WPIAL Class 3A finals.

New Castle sophomore Zachary Bell gave the Red Hurricanes a fourth-place finish at WPIALs in the 100 freestyle in WPIAL Class 2A.

In Class 2A diving, Beaver Area sophomore Andrew Cestra totaled 360.10 points to win WPIAL bronze.