Moss Farms Diving’s Abi White has won a pair of gold medals at USA Diving’s Age Group National Championships and will go for another in this week’s Junior National Championships.

Timothy Fagan also took a first-place finish in the Age Group Championships and added pair of silver medals.

White, Fagan, Jordan Avery, Kelliann Howell, Mauri Leroux and Emily Wolfson represented Moss Farms in the Age Groups Championship, held at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

White, Howell, Avery, Parker Hardigree, Ruth Anne McCranie and Carson Tyler are in Knoxville for the Junior National Championships, which began on Monday and will run through Saturday.

Avery and McCranie competed in the 11-and-under 3-meter competition that was held on Monday.

White was second on both the 3-meter springboard and platform events in prelims in 11-and-under division in the Age Group Championships, but improved her scores in the finals to take home the gold medals.

On 3-meter, she was second in field of 26 divers in the prelims with a 192.80.

But her 216.05 in the finals left Amy Wotovich of Largo’s West Florida Lightning Aquatics in second place with a 202.20.

On platform, her 149.90 in the prelims was good for second place, but she took the win with a 162.20 in the finals. Christina Hilton of Orlando, Fla.’s, YCF Diving Team was second, 4.70 points back.

White will compete on the 1-meter board this week at Junior Nationals.

Fagan, diving in 11-and-under boys, was first in the 1-meter prelims with a 197.15 and kept the top spot with a 201.65 in the finals, winning over Elliott Bjorkman of the Clayton Diving Alliance of Clayton, Mo.

The two swapped positions on 3-meter, with Bjorkman winning in the finals with a score of 205.50. Fagan was second with a 202.40.

In the platform finals, Fagan was second with a 174.50. Bennett Greene of Tennessee Diving was first with a 181.30.

Avery reached the finals of the 11-and-under girls platform event and finished ninth with a 134.95.

Wolfson advanced to the 14-15 girls 1-meter finals, where she finished 12th in field of 31 divers.

Leroux was 16th on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards in the 11-and-under girls competition.

In 14-15 girls, Howell was 18th on platform and 27th on 1-meter.

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