Tigers Claw Past Panthers For Non-Section Sweep

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by Swimming & Diving Contributor
North Allegheny took home another non-section at Upper St. Clair on Tuesday night as the Lady Tigers earned a 96-88 win and the NA Boys won by the same score, 96-88.
The diving teams delivered a sweep at Upper St Clair with the NA girls taking the first three spots for the second straight meet. Christina Shi was the winner with a score of 283, followed by Lola Malarky’s 225 and Juliet Hood in a close third with a score of 222. For the NA boys, although not taking the top spot, they took second (Alex Polermo – 142), third (Ethan Maravich – 135) and fourth (Alex Moore – 134) place points which outpaced the total points from the Upper St Clair boys.

The swimming portion of the meet started off with the 200 Medley Team Relay taking second and third place. Team A: Eva OgdenNatalie SensDani Hinkson, and Rebecca Melanson swam a time of 1:51.10. For the Boys, NA delivered a first-place finish by Danny LesinskiGus MillerWilliam Gao, and Grant Regule with a time of 1:36.79.

In the 200 Free, the Lady Tigers won the top two spots thanks to Emma Dietz (1st Place – 1:57.81) and Greta Mott (2nd Place – 1:58.68). The NA Boys won the race with Eliot Maravich swimming a 1:44.40. Zachary Jubeck came in second place, swimming a time of 1:44.59.

For the 50 Free, a first-place finish by Grant Regule led the way with a time of 22.17. Also swimming strong for the NA Boys  in the 100 Fly was Miller (1st Place – 53.42), Lesinski (53.92), and Riley Williams (54.90).

Continuing to the 100 Free, the Lady Tigers were paced by Mott (55.63), Julianne Weaver (57.91) and Madden Woycheck (58.04). Fast swims were also provided by the boys courtesy of Gao (48.67), Jubeck (49:18), Josh Berty (49.42), and Zachary Totin (49:62).

In the 100 Fly for the girls’ team, Sens swam to second place (59.26), followed by Dietz and Ava Sharar. For the boys’ team, it was Miller (53.42), Lesinski (53.92), and R. Williams (54.90) that represented for NA.

The NA Girls once again dominated in the 500 Free, taking the top two spots with Lexi Sundgren grabbing first place (5:06.77) and Sens taking second place (5:27.34). The Boys were led by Eliot Maravich, who won with a time of 4:50.47 Strong efforts came courtesy of Emmanuel Chu and Ethan Maravich in the event.

For the 100 Back, it was Tori Tieppo with a second-place finish of 1:03.47 and Maddie George with a time of 1:09.47. For the Boys, Owen Williams garnered second place (54.74) and Mason Shantz took fourth place (58:76).

Finally, in the 100 Breaststroke, Shelby Sundgren swam to a second-place finish for the Lady Tigers with a time of 1:11.46, followed by Marissa Milliron who clocked in at 1:13.83. For the Boys, strong swims came courtesy of Miller (1:01.85), Dylan Seiford (1:02.15), and Andrew Li (1:06.33).

For complete results from Tuesday’s meet, click here.

Both teams improve to 4-0 on the season with the sweep of USC. On Jan. 3, the Tigers are at home against Fox Chapel. The meet will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.