NA Boys Take 1st Place, Lady Tigers 2nd Place At Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational
The North Allegheny track and field team participated at the annual Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational in Latrobe on Friday and came away with an impressive showing. The NA boys team took first place with a team score of 137, outdistancing second-place Hempfield by 76 points. The Lady Tigers took second-place with a team score of 111, just six points shy of first-place Norwin.
The North Allegheny boys were led by gold medal performances from senior Brandon Farr in the 200m dash, senior Zane Kinne in the 800m run, sophomore Michael Gauntner in the 1600m run and junior Owen Curran in the High Jump. The 4x100m relay team of senior J.R. Burton, Farr, sophomore Tyree Alualu and Curran took first place, along with the quartet of junior Joey Rempe, sophomore Connor Williams, sophomore James Behrend and junior Nicholas Betler in the 4x800m relay (pictured above).
Silver medal performances were turned in by Burton in the 100m dash, freshman Zach Nash in the 400m dash, senior Scott Nalepa in the 1600m run, junior Rohan Gupta in the Triple Jump and junior Ryan Handron in the Pole Vault. Taking home bronze for the NA boys were junior Jackson Pajak in the 800m run, junior Gregory Kossuth in the 3200m run and Curran in the 110m Hurdles.
The Lady Tigers were paced by gold medal efforts from freshman Wren Kucler in the 1600m run, sophomore Eva Kynaston in the 3200m run and junior Rachael Johns in the High Jump.
Second-place finishes were turned in by junior Arianna Tegtmeier in the 300m Hurdles, freshman Isabella Costa in the Long Jump, senior Sara Hogan in the Triple Jump and junior Ava Como in the Pole Vault. Also taking second place was the 4x100m combo of Hogan, Tegtmeier, junior Jameson Stotsky and senior Lola Akindele. Senior Kena Shannon grabbed a bronze medal in the 400m dash.
For a complete look at results from the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational, click here.
North Allegheny will return to section action on Tuesday, April 19 at Butler for a meet with the Golden Tornado and Shaler Titans.