Strong Showing By NA At Boardman Spartan Invitational

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The North Allegheny cross country team traveled to Ohio for the Boardman Spartan XC Invitational on Saturday.

The NA Boys scored 177 points, taking runner-up in the team scoring behind perennial Ohio powerhouse, Hudson.  Pacing the Tigers with an outstanding race was Dan McGoey with a third-place overall finish, less than three seconds behind the race winner. Stephen Nalepa was second for NA (27th overall) with a strong race.  Drew Kollitz had a nice second half of the race to take 38th.  Luke Turkovich (54th) was next and he was followed closely by Connor Foody (55th), Scott Nalepa (78th) and Ethan James (87th).

The Lady Tigers placed third amongst the Division 1 schools. They scored 148 points, only 13 points more than the team champion.  NA had a strong trio up front, placing thee girls in the top 15.  Hannah Lindgren was once again the top girl with a strong 10th place finish.  Keeley Misutka (14th) and Caroline Daggett (15th) ran excellent races.  Freshmen Maura Mlecko (44th) and Sam Waldo (65th) stepped up with outstanding races. Jenna Mlecko (74th) and Ally Meehan (100th) rounded out the top seven.

Both NA teams will compete at home next Tuesday against Hampton and Pine-Richland.