NA Cruises To Victory Over Mars On Senior Night

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by Bob Orkwis

The Tigers took care of business in Wexford, honoring their seven seniors by sweeping Mars, the boys winning 86-52 and the girls 84-66.

North Allegheny won every event but one, even the non-points events, for both teams to improve to (9-0) on the season.

Lola Malarky (301.60), Juliet Hood (247.45) and Maggie Lapina (220.80) swept the girls diving, while Ethan Maravich (218.90), Andrew Wasco and Reed Messer from North Allegheny were the only three boys to hit the boards.

Natalie Sens, Greta Mott, Eva Ogden and Emma Dietz for the girls and Josh Berty, Owen Williams, Riley Williams, and Jake Rechenmacher opened with wins in the 200 medley relays.

Claire Bacu (1:56.11) and Danny Lesinski (1:50.34) were winners in the 200 free events, and Angelina Li (2:16.78) and Berty (2:09.84) won the 200 IM races.

In the 50 free, Mott (25.34) and Riley Williams (23.65) were victorious and in the 100 fly events, Natalie Reubi (1:03.44) and Emmauel Chu (56.19) placed first.

Sens (54.71) and Zachary Totin (49.07) were winners in the 100 free events, the last point scoring races on the night for North Allegheny.

The non-points winners were as follows:

500 Free: Dani Hinkson (5:29.23) and Gus Miller (5:07.37)

200 Free Relay: Sens, Ogden, Dietz, and Mott (1:42.90) and Chu, Grant Regule, Talon Zing, and Mason Shantz (1:33.16)

100 Back: Li (1:02.09) and Totin (55.77)

In the 100 Breast, senior Sara Sokolski from Mars was victorious (1:13.32) with Owen Williams (1:05.45) winning on the boys side for the Tigers.

The final two events, the 400 free relays, were Tigers wins. Madden Woycheck, Julianne Weaver, Hinkson and Bacu (3:48.87) for the girls. Riley Williams, Berty, Rechenmacher, and Owen Williams (3:27.99) for the boys.

North Allegheny honored seniors Josh Berty, William Gao, Greta Mott, Jake Rechenmacher, Natlie Sens, and Owen and Riley Williams during and after the meet.

The Wright Automotive Player of the Meet honors were awarded to a pair of juniors. Lola Malarky, who broke into the 300 club in diving with a score of 301.60. Gus Miller, with an impressive performance in winning the 500 free and bettering his seed time by over six seconds.

North Allegheny has one section meet left, next Thursday on the road against North Hills. If needed, the Last-Ditch Invitational is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17.

Then it’s the WPIAL Championships, with diving Saturday, Feb. 24 at North Allegheny, and the swimming meets taking place at Trees Hall at Pitt Thursday, Feb. 29 and Friday, March 1.