NA Swimmers Excel at Last Ditch Invitational

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A boisterous, overflow crowd at the North Allegheny swimming pool motivated area and North Allegheny swimmers to numerous WPIAL qualifying times.   A total of 59 qualifying times were achieved during the meet.  North Allegheny swimmers achieved 23 qualifying times, 13 by the girls and 10 by the boys.

Nicole Marnell led the swimmers with WPIAL times in three events: the 200 Free, 100 Free and the 50 Free.  She was followed by four swimmers who achieved qualifying times in two events.  Olivia Kisow in the 50 Free and the 100 Back and Quinn Frost in the 50 Free and the 100 Free.  Matt Kuhn and Alex Grahor both got the WPIAL times in the 50 Free and the 100 Back.

The single event qualifiers for the girls were Michaela Hinkson and Olivia Krause in the 200 Free.  Mary Flavin and Emily Cuba in the 100 Fly.  Haley Miller and Katie Oates in the 100 Breast.

The single event qualifiers for the boys were Richard Jensen and Tyler Tieppo in the 200 Free. Evan Soulia in the 200 IM and Ethan Song in the 100 Fly.  Josh Galecki and Evren Cetin swam to qualifying times in the 100 Breast.

The NA diving team competes in the WPIAL Championships on Saturday, February 24, at the North Allegheny Pool. The event begins at 10am.

The NA swimmers compete at the WPIAL Swimming Championships on Thursday and Friday, March 1st and 2nd.  The meet is at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Natatorium and begins at 9:30am on both days.