NA Swimmers Excel at Bucknell Invitational

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The North Allegheny swim team travelled to Bucknell University to compete against six other swim teams in the Bucknell Invitational.  The boys’ team won all three relay events and placed third place or higher in all the individual events.  The girls’ team finished second to the Hershey team in all the relay events.

The boys’ began with Andrew Zhang, Jerry Chen, Maxwell Gonzalez, and Joel Songer winning the 200 Medley Relay.  Eben Krigger was followed by Ricky Mihm and Jack Wright for a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 Free. Mason Gonzalez finished first in the 50 Free while Andrew Zhang won the 100 Fly.  In an exciting 200 Free Relay the team of Jack Wright, Mason Gonzalez, Eric Staab and Eben Krigger tied the team of Maxwell Gonzalez, Ricky Mihm, Tolik Borisov and Joel Songer for first place.  Mason Gonzalez led an NA sweep of the 100 Free followed by Eben Krigger and Jack Wright. Andrew Zhang followed up his 100 Fly victory with a victory in the 100 Back. The boys’ finished the events with a 1-2 finish in the 400 Free Relay.  Eben Krigger, Jack Wright, Andrew Zhang, and Maxwell Gonzalez edged out the team of Ricky Mihm, Joel Songer, Eric Staab and Mason Gonzalez.

The girls’ team were led by by Torie Buerger’s victory in the 100 Back and Lauren McGrath’s second place finish in the 100 Free. In the 200 Medley Relay team of Torie Buerger, Ann Juneau, Lauren McGrath and Anna Verardi finished a close second to the Hershey team.  The 200 Free Relay team of Lauren McGrath, Anna Verardi, Aimee Verardi, and Torie Buerger and the 400 Free Relay team of Lauren McGrath, Kristine Mihm, Aimee Verardi and Torie Buerger both finished second to the Hershey relay teams.

In diving, Maddie Mianzo led the girls’ team with an eighth place finish and Nate Ziegler led the boys’ team with a 11th place finish.

The North Allegheny swimming team returns home on Tuesday, January 10, to host Pine-Richland in a Section 2 meet.