NA Opens Season With Dominant Win Over North Catholic
The North Allegheny Swimming and Diving Team started off the 2019-2020 season with some fast swimming and great dives as they cruise on to beat North Catholic. The boy and girls won every event outside of diving, with the boys garnering a score of 94-75, and the girls getting 99-72.
The girls 200 Medley Relay Team of Molly Smyers, Katie Oates, Michaela Hinkson and Alexa Sundgren officially started the meet and the season, with a convincing win and leading a 1-2-3 sweep of the event. This was followed by 1-2-3 wins of the next six events, with Mikayla Tieppo touching first for the 200 Free, Ella Ogden for the 200 IM, Delaney Kennedy having a double win of the 50 Free and 100 Free, Vivien Li for the 100 Fly, and Sundgren comfortably winning the 500 Free. The second relay of the night, the 200 Free Relay, was won by Hinkson, Ogden, Isabella Dietz, and Olivia Kraus. Smyers and Sophia Huwar completed off their events by winning the 100 Backstroke and the 100 Breaststroke, respectively. The girls capped off the night by taking the 400 Free Relay, with Lily Courville, Kara Mihm, Quinn Frost and Torie Buerger touching first.
The boys 200 Medley Relay Team of Rick Mihm, Alex Grahor, Branko Kosanovich and Josh Galecki began their season by winning the event and sweeping it, and the next 2 events followed suit with 1-2-3 wins as well. Zachary Jubeck was a double winner for the 200 Free and the 100 Fly, Tim Compton got the 200 IM, Stewart Messer won both the 50 Free and 100 Free, and Jacob Yarosz touched first for the 500 Free. The 200 Free Relay Team of David Shi, Kosanovich, Audric Pastor and RJ Swanson finished first to get the win. Mihm and Galecki completed the individual events sweep with wins in the 100 Backstroke and the 100 Breaststroke, respectively. The last event of the night, the 400 Free Relay, was handily won by the team of Hayden Klein, Mihm, Grahor and Jacob McCarran.
The girls diving team was led by Maddie Whitewolf, who finished second, and Eva Betz took third place. The boys diving team was led by Will Schenk’s second place finish, and Liam Cross taking third.
Next up is a non-section home meet with Mount Lebanon on Thursday, December 12, and it starts off with diving at 5 p.m.