Five Pool Records Fall In NA Sweep At Seneca Valley

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by Swimming & Diving Contributor

In a thrilling, seat-gripping night of competition, both Tiger Teams remain undefeated, each improving to 8-0 on the season.  The NA Boys delivered a 94-71 win at Seneca Valley, while the Lady Tigers earned a 97-87 victory over the host Raiders.
The NA divers knew they faced stiff competition as Seneca Valley boasts a very strong squad and the meet was on their boards.  The girls were able take home first, second and third-place points for the team. Lola Malarky captured top honors with a score of 281.7 while teammate Juliet Hood comfortably took second place with 259. Sophomore Maggie Lapina rounded out the trio with third place. On the boys’ side, sophomore Ethan Maravich battled Seneca Valley seniors and came away with a third-place finish.  Fellow sophomore Reed Messer finished fifth.On the swimming side:

The Tiger Teams were on fire against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, obliterating five pool records in one meet.  Record-shattering senior, Natalie Sens (55.75-PB) broke the Girls 100 Fly pool record held since 2021. Dani Hinkson (58.47) took second and Grace Jani (1:00.80) took fourth.  Senior William Gao (49.57) suited up to continue his record-breaking bender of a year and smashed the Boys 100 Fly pool record, also held since 2021.  Danny Lesinski (53.74) placed second and Riley Williams (54.11) placed third.
Sophomore Claire Bacu (4:55.57-PB) shredded the Girls 500 Free pool record to bits.  Emma Dietz (5:22.59) took third and Natalie Reubi (5:27.6) took fourth.
Senior Greta Mott (58.05-PB) is making big memories and broke the Girls 100 Back pool record, held since 2021. Jani (1:06.98) took fifth.Supersonic sophomores Bacu, Eva Ogden, Dietz and senior Mott (3:39.03) claimed victory in the Girls 400 Free relay. Their sonic boom smashed the pool record (held by NA predecessors, including Mott herself) in the process.  In the Girls 200 Medley Relay, North Allegheny took first place with the winning quartet of Mott, Sens, Hinkson, Bacu (1:47.55) and fourth.The Tiger boys swept the 200 Medley Relay taking first, second, and third place.  The quick quartet of Lesinski, Dylan Seiford, Riley Williams, Grant Regule (1:38.39) won.  Owen WIlliamsGus Miller, Gao, Zachary Totin (1:38.91) 2nd.  Jake Rechenmacher, Matthew Lindblad, Talon Xing, Alex Harbaugh (1:46.07) 3rd.In the Girls 200 free, Seneca Valley took first place. North Allegheny Girls took second Dietz (2:00.25) and third Reubi (2:02.92).The North Allegheny Boys also swept the 200 free event. Josh Berty (1:46.93) won; Nicholas Klein (1:47.93) second, Jackson Ross (1:52.10) third place.In the the Girls 200 IM, the very swift Hinkson (2:09.15) won. Tori Tieppo (2:13.48) took third place.In the Boys 200 IM, Emmanuel Chu ‘s hard work (2:04.13) helped him win the event. Brendan Yatchenko (2:04.55), only a few tenths behind, took second place. Mason Shantz (2:06.35) took third place.In the Girls 50 free, Seneca Valley took first place. Mott (24.79) took second place. Julianne Weaver (25.28) took fourth place.In the Boys 50 free, the Tigers took first through third. Miller (22.91) won, Dylan Seiford(23.18) took second place and Rechenmacher (23.28) took third place.In the Boys 100 Free, Regule (49.55) won the event handily. Harbaugh (51.02) took second and Rechenmacher (51.21) took third.The Tiger Boys also swept the 500 free. Berty (4:48.02) claimed the win, Klein (4:51.78) finished a close second and Shantz (5:05.14) placed third.The Lady Tigers quartet of Ogden, Sens, Madden Woycheck and Bacu (1:39.17) won the 200 Free relay. Julia Tengowski, Weaver, Tieppo and Dietz (1:44.46) took third.The Boys graciously went to exhibition at this point.  Senior Sens (1:04.25) took another personal victory for the evening, winning the Girls 100 Breast with Tieppo (1:09.01) taking third and Shelby Sundgren (1:11.27) placing fourth.

For a look at full results from the meet with Seneca Valley, click here.

North Allegheny will host Mars on Thursday night in the penultimate section meet of the regular season. The meet with the Planets will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.