NA Girls, Boys Crowned WPIAL Class 3A Champs Again

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The North Allegheny girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams won the WPIAL Class AAA championship on Friday at Trees Pool on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The Lady Tigers continued their run of dominance by winning a 16th consecutive WPIAL crown, while the NA Boys took home the first-place trophy for the 10th time in the last 13 years. It’s also the 15th WPIAL championship in the last 19 seasons for the NA Boys.

The Lady Tigers left the competition in their wake by totaling a team score of 477.5 points, well ahead of second-place Fox Chapel, who finished with 295 points. After winning four gold medals on Thursday, the NA Girls added two more first-place finishes to their tally in day two of competition on Friday. Sophomore Claire Bacu won WPIAL gold in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:57.82 and senior Natalie Sens placed first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.53.

Additional medal winners for the Lady Tigers included a silver medal performance by senior Greta Mott in the 100 backstroke, clocking in at 56.68. The quartet of Bacu, Mott, and sophomores Eva Ogden and Dani Hinkson took second-place honors in the 400 freestyle relay.

The NA Boys were equally impressive, tallying a team score of 402.5 points. Upper St. Clair finished a distant second place with a score of 282 points. Junior Grant Regule helped pace the Tigers in day two with a silver medal effort in the 100 freestyle, blazing a time of 45.85. The combination of seniors William Gao, Riley Williams, Josh Berty and sophomore Zachary Totin placed second in the 400 freestyle relay, clocking in at 3:05. 99. Berty also won WPIAL bronze in the 500 freestyle, posting a time of 4:35.77.

For a look at all of the day two results from the WPIAL Class AAA championships, click here.

With Friday’s additions to the North Allegheny trophy case, the NA Boys have now won 18 WPIAL championships overall and the Lady Tigers have 28 WPIAL crowns, the most of any school in league history.

North Allegheny will now set its sights on a PIAA championship. The state swimming and diving finals will be held on March 13-14 at Bucknell University.