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NA Swim Team Sweeps Butler

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The North Allegheny swim team squeezed by section rival Butler High School Thursday night at the NA pool.  The girls won by a score of 101 – 83 and the boys won by the score of 108 – 76.

The meet started slowly for the boys and girls team as Butler won the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle.  Jack Wright broke through for the boys with his decisive win in the 200 IM.  The girls got their first win a few events later as Lila McGrath touched first in the 100 Free.  Isabella Dietz followed with a strong swim and win in the 500 Free.  The team got back on track with wins in the 200 Free Relay.  The girls team was led by Olivia Kisow, Torie Buerger, Quinn Frost and Haley Miller.  The boys team was comprised of Hayden Klein, Ricky Mihm, Audric Pastor, and Wright.  After the relay victory, Molly Smyers kept the girls’ momentum going with her win in the 100 Backstroke. Branko Kosanovich won the final individual event for the boys by touching first in the 100 Breast.  The girls team of Kisow, Miller, Mary Flavin and McGrath finished the meet off on a strong note with their victory in the 400 Free Relay.

The boys diving team had a strong showing by finishing first through third in the event.  Lucas Rodgers led the team followed by Dennis Knepp and Liam Cross.  The girls team was led by Addie Restelli’s second place finish and Alaina Kim’s third place finish.

The team travels to Pine Richland on Tuesday, January 22nd, for a sectional meet.  The events start at 6PM with diving.

NA Swimmers Dominate All-American Invitational

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The North Allegheny swimming team left the competition in its wake at the All-American Invitational as the NA Boys and Girls teams both captured team titles over the weekend. The Lady Tigers posted a team score of 643, over 100 points better than second-place Radnor. The NA Boys totaled a team score of 761, which was over 200 points better than second-place Radnor.

For the Lady Tigers, gold medal winners included junior Torie Buerger, who took first place in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard backstroke. The Tigers filled the podium in the 200-yard freestyle with Molly Smyers, Olivia Kisow and Quinn Frost taking first, second and third place, respectively. The combo of Smyers, Kisow, Olivia Kraus and Mary Flavin won gold in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Lady Tigers won the 400-yard freestyle relay as well thanks to the efforts of Buerger, Kisow, Lila McGrath and Smyers.

First place finishers for the NA boys included the 200-yard medley relay team of Micah Phillips, Jerry Chen, Tolik Borisov and Branko Kosanovich. The combination of Jack Wright, Josh Galecki, Joel Songer and Kosanovich won gold in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Wright also placed first in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle and was named male swimmer of the meet.

The Tigers won gold, silver and bronze with Chen, Alex Gahor and Jacob McCarron taking the top three spots on the 100-yard breastroke. Chen also finished first in the 200-yard IM, while senior John Ehling won gold in the 500-yard freestyle. Finally, the combo of Wright, Songer, Galecki and Ehling placed first in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

For a look at all of this weekend’s results at the All-American Invitational, click here.

The North Allegheny swimmers return to section action on Thursday night against the Butler Golden Tornado at home at 6:00 p.m.

North Allegheny Glides By Hampton

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The North Allegheny swimmers/divers girls and boys team traveled to Hampton and swam to a 97-86 victory for the girls and a 97-75 victory for the boys.

The girls were led by Quinn Frost who won both the 100 Fly and the 100 Back. Olivia Krause won the 50 Free and Mary Flavin won the 500 Free. Frost, Katie Oates, Krause and Nicole Marnell made up the winning 200 Medley Relay team while the winning 200 Free Relay team was composed of Isabella Dietz, Marnell, Kara Mihm and Flavin.

Branko Kosanovich led the boys with victories in the 200 Free and the 500 Free.  Alex Grahor won the 200 IM and Joel Songer touched first in the 100 Fly. Ricky Mihm completed the individual wins for the boys with his victory in the 100 Back.  The boys won all three relay events. The team of Grahor, Mihm, Hayden Klein and Songer won the 200 Medley relay. Grahor, RJ Swanson, Micah Phillips and Tolik Borisov touched first in the 200 Free Relay.  Grahor, Mihm, Borisov, and Songer completed the relay sweep with their victory in the 400 Free Relay

Both the girls and boys diving team had the top 3 finishers in their events. Eva Betz took first for the girls with Jordan Atkins second and Bailey Restelli third.  Dennis Knapp won for the boys with Liam Cross second and Lucas Rodgers third

The team travels to Wilkes Barre on January 11-12 for the All American Invitational.

NA Boys Win Title At New Year’s Meet Challenge At Bucknell

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Competing against some of the top teams in the state of Pennsylvania, the North Allegheny swimming team delivered an impressive showing at the New Year’s Meet Challenge at Bucknell University on Saturday. The NA boys claimed gold with a team score of 107, while the Lady Tigers placed sixth with a team score of 41.

For the NA boys’ squad, the combination of Jack Wright, Jacob McCarran, Branko Kosanovich and Joel Songer took first place in the 200-yard medley relay. The Tigers dominated the podium in the 100-yard butterfly as Rick Mihm, Kosanovich and Tolik Borisov finished first through third in the event. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Wright, Borisov, Mihm and Josh Galecki won gold. Wright also placed first in the 100-yard freestyle. Senior Jerry Chen and McCarran placed first and second, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke. The 400-yard freestyle relay combo of Wright, Mihm, Kosanovich and Songer took first place as well.  Senior John Ehling earned bronze in the 200-yard IM, as did Kosanovich in the 100-yard backstroke.

For the Lady Tigers, junior Torie Buerger won gold in the 100-yard backstroke. Sophomore Molly Smyers garnered fourth place in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. Fourth-place honors also went to the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Smyers, Buerger, Lila McGrath and Olivia Kisow.

For a look at all of the times from the New Year’s Meet Challenge at Bucknell, click here.

The North Allegheny swimming team returns to action on Tuesday night for the section opener at Hampton.

NA Swimmers Set 4 Pool Records in Win Over USC

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The North Allegheny swimming and diving team set a total of four pool records in their win over Upper St. Clair.  The NA boys team established three records as they swam to a 118 – 68 victory, while the NA girls team set one record in their 109 – 74 victory.

Jack Wright led the boys team with records in the 200 Free and the 500 Free.  His time of 4:28.23 in the 500 Free bested the previous record by five seconds.  Ricky Mihm swam to a pool record time of 1:47.97 in the 200 IM. Other individual winners were Joel Songer in the 50 Free, Branko Kosanovich in the 100 Fly and Josh Galecki in the 100 Free.  The boys won 2 out of the 3 relays for the evening.  Songer, Galecki, Kosanovich and Wright touched first in the 200 Free Relay.  Wright, Galecki, Tolik Borisov and Mihm finished the boys events with their win in the 400 Free Relay.

Torie Buerger, Molly Smyers and Olivia Kisow led the girls team with victories in two events each.  Buerger had a pool record time of 54.91 in the 100 Back and also finished first in the 100 Fly. Smyers won the 200 IM and the 500 Free. Kisow touched first in the 200 Free and the 100 Breast. Mary Flavin won the 100 Free. The team of Buerger, Smyers, Lila McGrath and Flavin started the girls off on a winning note with their win in the 200 Medley Relay.  The team of Smyers, McGrath, Kisow and Buerger finished the meet for the girls with a strong win in the 400 Free Relay.

The North Allegheny divers were led by Maya Ennis who finished first in the girls competition.  Alex Kmetyk finished third and Addie Restelli finished fourth.  In the boys competition Lucas Rodgers finished third, Liam Cross finished fourth and Dennis Knepp finished fifth.

The team travels to Bucknell University on January 5 for the Bucknell Invitational.  The meet begins at 10:30am.