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TIGER TEAMS WIN MOON MIXED RELAYS
Photo Courtesy of Liz Bollens
The girls and boys' teams combined to edge Seneca Valley and win the Moon Mixed Relays at Moon on Wednesday afternoon. NA scored 126 points to second-place Seneca's 118. In posting the victory, the Tigers won four events on the track along with three field events.
In running events, NA took first place in the 3200 meter relay with freshman Lindsay Holdcroft, senior Jacob Beatty, senior Leigh Cullen and junior Dan Hoover finishing first. In the 6400 relay, it was junior Jake Holdcroft, junior Laura Ochs, junior Jackie Sokulski and junior Justin Taylor bringing home the gold. NA won both hurdle relays. In the 100/110 race, the team of junior Mike Lanz, sophomore Matt Machiko, sophomore Cody McCoy and senior Shannon Fusina easily defeated Seneca Valley. In the 300 intermediate hurdles, Machiko, junior Nick Evers, McCoy and junior Grace Concelman made up the winning team.
In the field, the NA dominated the weights. The Tigers took first in the shot put behind the efforts of senior Garrett Larkin, sophomore Marcus Hambrick, senior Jade Hambrick and junior Kelly Carioto. In the discus, it was Larkin, the Hambricks, and junior Ginny Thistle taking first place. The Tiger pole vaulters also won the gold. Senior Sean Gil, junior Ali Ayyash, senior Kristen Zeleznik and junior Cecily Sunday outdistanced the field by four feet to win the title.
It was a good performance by a number of Tigers in one of the most interesting meets of the year. The Tiger teams will compete in the Butler Invitational meets this weekend. On Friday, the boys' meet will start at 3:00 pm while the girls' meet will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday morning.
MOON MIXED RELAYS
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TIGER TEAMS DOWN NORTH HILLS, SPLIT WITH SENECA VALLEY
The Tiger boys and girls' teams defeated North Hills but split with Seneca Valley. The NA boys defeated Seneca Valley, 99-49, but lost an 80-70 decision to the Raiders. The Lady Tigers remained undefeated with wins over North Hills, 116-34, and Seneca Valley, 95-55.
For the boys against North Hills, senior Garrett Larkin won both the shot and discus while junior Geoff Greco took the 110 hurdles and the triple jump. Junior Dan Hoover won the 800, junior Justin Taylor took the 3200, sophomore Andrew McIlvried won the 400, and junior Ali Ayyash captured the pole vault. Second place points were important in the victory over the Indians with sophomore Brian Austin placing second in both the 100 and 200 along with the long jump. Greco added a second in the 300 hurldes while senior Jacob Beatty came in second in the 800. Junior Dan O'Brien in the 1600, sophomore Matt Machiko in the 110 hurdles and sophomore Chase Broussard in the 3200 took the over second place points on the track. In the field, senior Tom Keiser was second in the shot, sophomore Marcus Hambrick in the discus and freshman David Humphrey in the triple jump.
In the tough loss to the Raiders, NA did not win any of the relay races. Greco won both hurdles, Austin tied for first in the 100, McIlvried took the 400 and Hoover the 800. In the field, Austin won the long jump, Greco the triple jump, Larkin the shot and Ayyash the pole vault. Earning second place points against Seneca were Machiko in the hurdles, Taylor in the 3200, Greco in the high jump, Humphrey in the triple jump, Larkin in the discus and Carson in the javelin.
Senior Kelly Langhans led the Lady Tigers against North Hills with wins in the 100, 400, and 800. Sophomore Cody McCoy took both hurdles races while senior Jade Hambrick won both the shot and discus. Junior Jackie Sokulski came in first in both the 1600 and 3200 while freshman Becca Aul won the 200. In the field, senior Maura Higgins won the triple jump, senior Sydney Schwab the javelin, and senior Kristen Zeleznik the pole vault. Taking second place points against the Indians were senior Marissa Butler in both the 1600 and 800, sophomore Molly Antimarino in the 200 and 400 and junior Laura Ochs in the 3200. Second places in the field were earned by junior Maria Nolan in the high jump, Aul in the long jump, junior Ginny Thistle in the shot, discus and javelin, and junior Cecily Sunday in the pole vault.
Against Seneca Valley, Langhans was first in the 400 and 800, McCoy in both hurdles, and Sokulski in both the 1600 and 3200. In the field, Hambrick took the shot and discus with Schwab winning the javelin and Zeleznik the pole vault. Second place points against the Raiders went to Langhans in the 100, Butler in the 800 and Ochs in the 3200. In the field, Nolan was second in the high jump, Aul in the long jump, Thistle in the shot, discus, and javelin, and Sunday in the pole vault.
The Tiger teams will travel to Moon this afternoon to participate in the Moon Relays. Action is scheduled to get under way at 3:00 pm.
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TIGER TEAMS TAKE DOWN KNOCH
Both Tiger teams were victorious over Knoch at Newman Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The boys' team defeated the Knights, 87-45, while the Lady Tigers dominated in an 81-41 victory.
Leading the way for the boys was sophomore Brian Austin who won both the 100 and 200 along with capturing the long jump. Junior Geoff Greco took the 110 hurdles and triple jump while junior Dan O'Brien won the 1600. Both the 3200 and 400 relay teams won their races. Also in the field, senior Garrett Larkin was first in both the shot put and discus with senior Steve Evankovich winning the javelin.
Second-place points were garnered by junior Corey Watts in the 100, junior Jake Holdcroft in the 1600, junior Dan Hoover in the 400, freshman Eric Balaban in the 800, and senior Nick Severyn in the 200. In the field, junior Tom Semanchik placed second in the triple jump while senior Tim Lotz was second in the shot.
For the Lady Tigers, senior Kelly Langhans won both the 200 and 400 while sophomore Cody McCoy took both hurdles races. Senior Marissa Butler finished first in the 800 while junior Jackie Sokulski won the 1600. The 3200 and 400 relay teams were also victorious. In the field, senior Jade Hambrick took both the shot put and discus while senior Maura Higgins won the triple jump.
Taking seconds for NA were senior Shannon Fusina in the 100 hurdles, senior Leigh Cullen in the 400, junior Laura Ochs in the 1600, junior Grace Concelman in the 300 hurdles, and junior Claire Kairys in the 800.
With the wins, the Tiger teams remain unbeaten in section with records of 4-0. The NA teams will be back in action again on Monday when they travel to Seneca Valley to meet both the Raiders and North Hills. Meet time is scheduled for 3:30 pm.
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TIGER TEAMS DOMINATE SHALER
Both the boys and girls' teams won easy victories over Shaler at Newman Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The boys downed the Titans, 111-39, while the Lady Tigers prevailed, 96.5-53.5. The Tigers were led in the field by senior Garrett Larkin who won both the shot put and the discus. Against Hampton, Larkin broke the school record in the shot with a throw of 59' 9". The previous record was set in 1989 by Mike Efremenko. All three of Larkin's throws against Hampton were over the old school record.
Against Shaler, junior Geoff Greco posted four first place finishes taking both hurdles and winning the high jump and triple jump. Sophomore Brian Austin won the 100 and the long jump plus finishing second in the 200. On the track, junior Matt Jacob won the 1600, junior Dan O'Brien the 3200, sophomore Andy Greenler the 400 and sophomore Doug Healy the 800. In the field, senior Sean Gil captured the pole vault. The 3200 relay team was also victorious.
Second place finishes for points were recorded by junior Mike Lanz in the 100 hurdles, junior Justin Taylor in the 1600, senior Jacob Beatty in the 400, sophomore Will Appman in the 800, and sophomore Chase Broussard in the 3200. Second in field events were senior Tom Keiser in the shot, senior Brendan Leard in the javelin, junior Tom Semanchik in the triple jump, and junior Ali Ayyash in the pole vault.
Senior Kelly Langhans led the Lady Tigers with wins in the 200 and 400 and a second place finish in the 100. Senior Jade Hambrick led NA in the field with victories in both the shot put and discus while senior Maura Higgins won both the long and triple jumps. Also winning for NA on the track were junior Jackie Sokulski in the 1600, sophomore Cody McCoy in the 100 hurdles, and the 1600 meter relay team. Taking first places in the field were senior Sydney Schwab in the javelin, senior Kristen Zeleznik in the pole vault, and junior Maria Nolan in the high jump.
Second place points on the track were garnered by McCoy in the 300 hurdles, senior Marissa Butler in both the 1600 and 800, senior Shannon Fusina in the 100 hurdles and Sokulski in the 3200. In the field, junior Ginny Thistle was busy with second places in the shot, discus, and javelin! Junior Cecily Sunday took second in the pole vault.
The Tiger teams will be back in action again next Thursday night, April 12, when they host the Knoch Knights in a section match. The starting time has been changed back to 3:30 pm.
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LANGHANS, GIRLS' 4 x 400 RELAY SET RECORDS AT TRI-STATE TRACK COACHES INVITATIONAL
Lady Tigers Win Team Title
Senior Kelly Langhans ran a 57.81 to set a new record at the Tri-State Track Coaches Outdoor Championships at West Mifflin on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Tiger 4x400 team set another record with a 4.04.96 as NA won the girls' team championship. Helping the Lady Tigers to the title were senior Jade Hambrick with a first in the shot put, senior Sydney Schwab with a first in the javelin, sophomore Cody McCoy with a second in the intermediate hurdles and senior Kristen Zeleznik with a third in the pole vault.
Senior Sean Gil captured first in the pole vault with a height of 15-0 while senior Garrett Larkin placed third in the shot put with a heave of 56'5 1/2".
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TIGER TEAMS OPEN SEASON WITH
Both the girls and boys' teams were victorious in the section opener at Hampton on Wednesday afternoon. The boys downed the Talbots, 112-38, while the Lady Tigers defeated Hampton, 110.5-39.5.
Senior Garrett Larkin and sophomore Brian Austin were the only double winners for the Tigers. Larkin won both the shot and discus while Austin took the 100 and won the long jump. Junior Geoff Greco took the 110 hurdles along with a second in the triple jump, while senior Jacob Beatty won the 800, junior Justin Taylor the 3200 and sophomore Andrew McIlvried the 400. In the field, senior Sean Gil was first in the pole vault, senior Brenden Leard captured the javelin, sophomore Brian Nimmo won the high jump and freshman David Humphrey won the triple jump. In addition, the Tiger relay teams won all three races.
Earning second place points for the Tigers were junior Matt Jacob in the 3200, sophomore Andy Greenler in the 400, and Austin in the 200. In the field, senior Tom Keiser was second in the shot put, senior Tim Lotz second in the javelin, sophomore Marcus Hambrick second in the discus, sophomore Peter Schweers second in the high jump, and freshman Ryan Donahue second in the pole vault.
For the Lady Tigers, senior Kelly Langhans won both the 400 and 200, sophomore Cody McCoy took both hurdles races, and senior Jade Hambrick captured both the shot and discus. Also winning on the track for NA were senior Marissa Butler in the 800 and junior Jackie Sokulski in the 3200. In the field, senior Maura Higgins was first in the triple jump and second in the long jump, senior Sydney Schwab took the javelin, junior Maria Nolan won the high jump and junior Natalie Martin captured the pole vault. NA relay teams won two of the three races. In the 400 relay, both teams were disqualified.
Finshing second for NA on the track were senior Shannon Fusina in the 100 hurdles, senior Jackie Givens in the 100, junior Grace Concelman in the 300 hurdles, and junior Hannah Snyder in the 800. In the field, second-place finishes were earned by junior Ginny Thistle in both the discus and javelin, senior Samantha Norris in the high jump, junior Kelly Carioto in the shot put, and junior Cecily Sunday in the pole vault.
The Tiger teams will be back in action again on Saturday when they travel to West Mifflin for the Tri-State Invitational. Competition is scheduled to get under way at 8:30 am.
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