Tigers Ride Wave Past Titans
Senior Gage Halle won two individual events as the North Allegheny swimming and diving teams improved to 12-0 in WPIAL dual meets by sweeping Shaler Area on Tuesday, February 9. The boys won 97-67, while the girls won 94-57.
Halle won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.93 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.64. Other first-place finishers among the boys were sophomore Mason Gonzalez in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.97); junior Max Gonzalez in the 50-yard freestyle (22.34); senior Colin MacDonald in the 100-yard butterfly (56.72); freshman Jack Wright in the 100-yard freestyle (50.41); and junior Eben Krigger in the 500-yard freestyle (5:14.67). In the relays, MacDonald, Wright, Max Gonzalez and sophomore Matt Kuhn won the 400-yard medley relay in 1:41.23, while Wright and Max Gonzalez teamed with senior Daniel Songer and sophomore Andrew Zhang to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:29.98. The 400-yard freestyle relay also went to North Allegheny, with Songer, Krigger, Mason Gonzalez and junior Brett Edwards winning in 3:17.53.
Among the girls, first-place finishers were junior Megan Christy in the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.59); sophomore Kristine Mihm in the 200-yard individual medley (2:19.26); junior Aimee Verardi in the 50-yard freestyle (25.91); junior Caitlyn Edwards in the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.75); junior Lauren McGrath in the 100-yard freestyle (52.62); senior Gianna Caputo in the 500-yard freestyle (5:26.96); and senior Katie Wright in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.06). In the relays, Caputo, Edwards, sophomore Ann Juneau and freshman Mary Liz Flavin won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:46.93, while Juneau, Flavin, Aimee Verardi and senior Erin Kuhn won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:44.20. The 200-yard medley relay also went to North Allegheny, with Mihm, Edwards, Aimee Verardi and sophomore Serena Yan winning in 1:57.72.
There were no diving competitions for boys or girls.
The North Allegheny swimming and diving teams are next in action on Thursday, February 11, 2016, when they travel to West Allegheny. For real-time event results during North Allegheny Swimming and Diving meets and other news, follow the team on Twitter at @NATigerSwimming and/or NA Tigers Swim Fan.