Uniontown’s Braden Carei Wins WPIAL Boys AA Diving Crown

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 4:46 PM

In the Boys WPIAL Diving championships at Moon High School Uniontown’s Braden Carei a senior wins his first WPIAL title in his third attempt. He finished 9th in 2012, and 7th in 2014 before winning this year.

{Left: Braden Carei stands tall amongst top finishers at WPIAL Boys Class AA Diving Finals}

After the first round of five dives Carei led the completion by 16 points. After the semi final three dives his lead increased by 8 points to 24.

Going into the final three dives he had to make sure not to falter as the rest of the field kept diving well. In fact the first three finishers would have won last years competition based on their scores from Wednesday. On his final dive he scored a 57.40to win by 34 points.

After the competition during an interview Carei mentioned that he never looked at the scoreboard and just tried to stay focused on what he had to do.

The first six finishers will get to represent the WPIAL in AA at the PIAA championships at Bucknell University.

1. Braden Carei       Uniointown            461.00
2. Trevor Mahoney  South Fayette       427.65
3. Ben Lowrey         Knoch                   424.20
4. Theo Skoric         Laurel Highlands  399.65
5. Tyler Jorgenson   Brentwood            394.30
6. Morgan Madill      Indiana                  305.95

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