NA Edges Fox Chapel On The Road

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by Swimming & Diving Contributor

It was a hard fought win for the Lady Tigers against Fox Chapel on Tuesday night in which every point, every dive counted. The NA Girls won by a 95-91 decision and the NA Boys earned a 99-82 win. For the Lady Tigers, 13 of those points were from the Diving Team. For the NA Boys, seven of those points were from the Diving Team.

It was a great start to the first meet of 2024 on the diving board.   Ethan Maravich posted the win for the boys (and qualified for WPIAL’s with his score) and Andrew Wasco placed 3rd.  The Lady Tigers scored their 5th consecutive sweep of the season with Lola MalarkyJuliet Hood and Maggie Lapina finishing 1, 2, 3 respectively.

On the swim side, it was a thrilling, nail biting competition against the rested and ready Fox Chapel teams. The Foxes proved worthy competitors, but NA managed to come away with 2 wins, holding onto their perfect record thus far.

Sophomore Claire Bacu (photo above) had a spectacular start to the the new year, demolishing two Fox Chapel pool records in one evening: The girls 500 free with a time of 5:03.48 and the girls 200 free 1:52.16 (pb).

Julia Tengowski (5:22.62) wrested 3rd place from her FC competitor in a tight race in the 500 free.

William Gao (5:04.98) took second place in the boys 500 free. Caden Currykosky (5:09.89) took third. Talon Xing (5:15.42) took fourth.

Emma Dietz (2:00.37) and Tengowski(2:01.41) took fourth and fifth in the 200 free against very fast competitors. The North Allegheny boys took second, third, and fourth in the 200 free. Josh Berty (1: 49.14), Nicholas Klein (1:49.72), Gus Miller (1:51.99-PB)

Grant Regule (21.46) broke the boys 50 Free pool record at Fox Chapel on 1/2/2024.

Junior Grant Regule is making his mark in the New Year, breaking the boys 50 free pool record with a blazing fast time of 21.46.

Currykosky (23.8-pB) took fourth. Owen Williams (23.06) took second.

Senior Natalie Sens (24.34) swam a sensational race, clinching 1st place in the girls 50 free. Madden Woycheck (26.30) came in fourth, Julianne Weaver (26.41) took fifth.

North Allegheny girls took first, third and fourth place in the 200 medley relay. The winning relay consisted of Greta MottTori Tieppo, Sens, Eva Ogden (1:48.75). Third place consisted of Angelina LiShelby SundgrenGrace Jani, and Weaver (1:56.39).

North Allegheny boys took first, second and fourth for the 200 medley relay. The winning relay swimmers were Danny Lesinski, Gao, Zachary Totin, Regule (1:37.56). Second place relay consisted of Owen Williams, Emmanuel Chu, Riley Williams, Alex Harbaugh (1:41.75).

In the girls 200 IM, Dani Hinkson (2:14.29) came in second. Sundgren (2:18.32) came in fourth with Li (2:18.42) hot on her tail in fifth.

The North Allegheny boys in the 200 IM took third, fourth and fifth-Lesinski (2:04.59), Dylan Seiford (2:08.:71) and Harbaugh (2:05.93).

In the girls 100 fly, Eva Ogden (58.37) took a second, our next highest finisher was Tieppo (1:01.14) coming in fifth.

In the boys 100 fly, Gus Miller (53.61) took a win, followed by Klein (55.02) in second place, then Brendan Yatchenko (57.96) in fourth.

In the girls 100 free, Greta Mott (55.10), took 2nd Pl., Emma Dietz (55.47) took third and Hinkson (57.65) took fifth.

In the boys, 100 free, Jake Rechenmacher (50.09) took second place, Seiford (50.26) took a third, and Harbaugh (51.17) took fourth.

The Foxes won the girls, 200 yard free relay, but North Allegheny came away with second and third. Sens, Ogden, Hinkson, Bacu (1:39.80). Woycheck, Dietz, Jani, Weaver (1:44.00).

The North Allegheny boys did take first place in the 200 yard freestyle relay as well as third. The winning quartet consisted of Lesinski, Miller, Riley Williams, Gao(1:27.97). Berty, Klein, Harbaugh, Rechenmacher (1:32.12) for third.

Mott (59.42) handily won the girls 100 backstroke with Li hanging on to 3rd place (1:02.03) by 0.01 seconds.

The boys made a quick clean sweep of the 100 back. Owen Williams (55.10) first place, Totin (55.47-PB) second Place, Regule (56.46-PB) third place.

In the girls 100 breast Tieppo (1:09.17) took third and Sundgren (1:11.65) took fifth place.

The boys accumulated enough points to graciously go to exhibition by this event but would have taken first place in the 400 relay.

The Tiger girls took second and third in the 400 freestyle relay. The second place team consisting of Bacu, Hinkson, Ogden, Mott (3:38.53). The third place quartet was Weaver, Tengowski, Dietz, Tieppo(3:46.82).

For full results, click here.