Tigers Pounce on Blue Devils
The North Allegheny Swimming and Diving Team put on an impressive show, convincingly winning the meet against the Mount Lebanon Blue Devils with a score of 99-79 for the girls and 102-75 for the boys. Just how impressive a night was it? Two pool records were broken with commanding performances from the swimmers and divers.
The girls started things off by breaking the pool record for the 200 Medley Relay, with the new record holders being Torie Buerger, Olivia Kisow, Ella Ogden, and Alexa Sundgren. Molly Smyers, Ogden and Buerger were all double winners on individual events. Smyers took the 200 Free and the 100 Fly, Ogden got the 50 Free and the 100 Free, and Buerger touch first on the 200 IM and the 100 Backstroke. Kisow won the 500 Free. The 200 Free Relay was taken by the team of Sundgren, Ogden, Olivia Kraus and Smyers. To finish things off, the team of Sundgren, Kisow, Smyers and Buerger hit the wall first for the 400 Free Relay.
The team of Richard Jensen, Jacob McCaran, Branko Kosanovich and Matthew Turzai began the night for the boys by winning the 200 Medley Relay. It was Rick Mihm’s night, not just because he won both the 200 IM and the 100 Fly, but he also broke the pool record for the 100 Fly. Kosanovich also was a double winner, taking the 100 Free and the 100 Backstroke. Ethan Song touch first for the 200 IM, Josh Galecki sprinted for the win on the 50 Free, and McCarran got the win for the 100 Breaststroke. Alex Grahor, Mihm, Turzai and Galecki won the 200 Free Relay. The team of Turzai, Song, Jensen and Timothy Compton completed the night by touching first for the 400 Free Relay.
The girls and boys diving team swept their Blue Devil competitors. Maya Ennis, Christina Shi and Zoe Ky finished 1-2-3 for the girls, and Will Schenk and Lucas Rodgers took the top 2 spots for the boys.
The next meet is Alumni night against rival, Upper St. Clair. The meet is on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and starts with diving at 6 p.m.