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Savchik, McGoey top finishers for NA at State XC Championship

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Senior Clara Savchik finished her cross country career at North Allegheny in style, while sophomore Daniel McGoey is doing the same at the start of his Tiger career, with both finishing in second place in their respective races in the Class 3A Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Hershey. Savchik crossed the line at 18:24, six seconds behind the overall leader. Her finished paced the Tigers to a fourth place finish with 161 points. Fox Chapel won the event on the girls side with 104 points.

McGoey nearly missed finishing first, as he was a second off the lead at 15:58. His performance highlighted the boys team, who finished in 12th place with 267 points. La Salle College won the event on a tiebreaker with Council Rock with 130 points. Also competing for the boys were senior Cam Phillips, juniors Luke Turkovich and Ethan James, sophomores Stephen Nalepa and Rene Abdalah, and freshman Andrew Kollitz.

For the girls, Savchik was one of two finishers on the girls side that finished in the top 10. Sophomore Hannah Lindgren finished in ninth place with a time of 19:10. Also competing for the girls were senior Tess Wright, juniors Ally Christy and Ally Meehan, and sophomores Caroline Daggett and Jenna Mlecko.

For full results, click on the links below.

Class 3A Boys Results

Class 3A Girls Results

NA Boys & Girls Both Capture Bronze At WPIAL Championships

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On a clear day at Cooper’s Lake, both North Allegheny cross country teams ran extremely well and qualified for the PIAA championships next week. The NA boys took third place at the WPIAL Class AAA championships on Thursday afternoon with a team score of 105. In similar fashion, the Lady Tigers seized earned a bronze medal with a team score of 74.

Individually, sophomores Daniel McGoey and Clara Savchik both garnered WPIAL bronze with third place showings for the boys and girls, respectively. Additionally, sophomore Hannah Lindgren checked in with a fifth place finish for the Lady Tigers. For complete results from the WPIAL championships, click here.

The Tigers will compete next at the PIAA championships on Saturday, November 4.

Clara Savchik Dusts Competition At Slippery Rock Invitational

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North Allegheny sophomore Clara Savchik topped the field by 20 seconds to take first place at the Slippery Rock Invitational last weekend. Savchik, who won the WPIAL Class AAA individual title last year, will look for similar results at next week’s WPIAL championships at the exact same course she scorched at the Slippery Rock Invite.

Other notables from last weekend’s event were Hannah Lindgren who took fifth place for the Lady Tigers and Daniel McGoey who was the top finisher for the NA boys with a fourth place showing. For a look at additional results from the Slippery Rock Invitational, click here.

The WPIAL championships will be held on Thursday, October 26 at Cooper’s Lake Campground course.

NA Girls Clinch Section 3 Title

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NAXC hosted the Seneca Valley Raiders and the Hampton Talbots at the North Park Course. It was a great weather day for the meet and many NAXC runners ran life-time or season-best performances.

The girls clinched the WPIAL Section 3-AAA title with a dominant victory over Seneca Valley (21-36) and a perfect score over Hampton (15-50).  Leading the way was Clara Savchik with a solid run. She was followed closely by Hannah Lindgren who ran a very strong race. Coming in third through fifth for NA with outstanding races were Ally Christy, Caroline Daggett and Jenna Mlecko. Ally Meehan and Taylor Rechenmacher rounded out the top seven for the section champs.

The boys team beat Hampton (16-46), but fell short to the Seneca Valley Raiders (31-24). Dan McGoey led the way with a record shattering performance. He beat his own course by 43 seconds with a 15:05 on the three mile course.  Running an outstanding race was Cam Phillips who came in fourth overall. Not too far behind Phillips was Luke Turkovich (7th) and Stephen Nalepa (9th). Rounding out the scoring was Ethan James (11th).

The next competition for the North Allegheny cross country team is the Slippery Rock Invitational next Saturday.

Tigers Earn Section Sweep Over Pine-Richland, Mars

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NAXC ran well against Pine Richland and Mars Area on Tuesday for a pair of section wins. The girls defeated PR, 20-39, and Mars, 21-39. The boys defeated PR, 22-39, and Mars, 23-38.

Top NA finishers on the girls side (in order) were Hannah Lindgren, Ally Christy, Taylor Rechenmacher, Jenna Mlecko, Janet Wang, Keeley Misutka, and Tess Christensen.  On the boys side it was Ethan James, Cam Phillips, Dan McGoey, Stephen Nalepa, Kelso Fiedler, Luke Turkovich and Andrew Kollitz.

NAXC will host Seneca Valley and Hampton next Tuesday  to decide who will take the section title.