Tigers In Pole Position After Day One Of WPIAL Championships

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Article Courtesy of MSA Sports

The North Allegheny Tigers picked up where they left off in their dominance over the last several years as the Lady Tigers commanded a huge lead after day one of the WPIAL AAA Swimming Championships.  The North Allegheny boys don’t have nearly the dominant lead but still have the advantage going into day two.  On the afternoon, there were several WPIAL records that fell.

On the girls’ side of the ledger, North Allegheny’s group of Jacquelyn Du, Erin Kuhn, Kayla Churman and Maggie Root took gold and broke their own WPIAL record from last year by swimming to a time of 1:42.56 in the 200 Yard Medley Relay.  The Lady Tigers would also take gold and set another WPIAL record in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay as Morgan Soulia, Lauren McGrath, Katie Wright and Du swam a time of 1:33.76 which beat the previous record (North Allegheny in 2013) by over a second.

On the day, six WPIAL records were broken in the twelve events that took place on Friday.


  1. North Allegheny 318
  2. Upper St. Clair 133.5
  3. Mt. Lebanon 120
  4. Franklin Regional 88
  5. West Allegheny 65


Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay:

  1. North Allegheny 1:42.56 WPIAL Record
  2. Upper St. Clair
  3. Oakland Catholic
  4. Norwin
  5. Hempfield


Girls 200 Yard Freestyle:

  1. Lauren McGrath, North Allegheny 1:49.80
  2. Morgan Soulia, North Allegheny
  3. Monica Sowinski, Latrobe
  4. Charlie Brickner, North Allegheny
  5. Hannah Bumgarner, Mt. Lebanon


Girls 200 Yard IM:

  1. Kathryn Painter, Norwin 2:03.01
  2. Ann Juneau, North Allegheny
  3. Gianna Caputo, North Allegheny
  4. Peyton Kondis, Oakland Catholic
  5.  Victoria Shaffer, Upper St. Clair


Girls 50 Yard Freestyle:

  1. Jacqueline Du, North Allegheny 23.26
  2. Kathryn Nicholson, Mt. Lebanon
  3. Katie Wright, North Allegheny
  4. Angela Gyurina, Mt. Lebanon
  5. Maggie Root, North Allegheny


Girls 100 Yard Butterfly:

  1. Kayla Churman, North Allegheny 55.54
  2. Maggie Root, North Allegheny
  3. Morgan Birdy, Franklin Regional
  4. Stephanie Sipple, Penn Hills
  5. Erin Kehm, North Allegheny

Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay:

  1. North Allegheny 1:33.76 WPIAL Record
  2. Upper St. Clair
  3. Mt. Lebanon
  4. Franklin Regional
  5. Penn Trafford



  1. North Allegheny 230 2.
  2. Upper St. Clair 215 3.
  3. Mt. Lebanon 151
  4. 4. Franklin Regional 110
  5. T-5. Penn Trafford 61
  6. T-5. Peters Township 61


Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay:

  1. Upper St. Clair 1:30.32 WPIAL Record
  2. North Allegheny
  3. Mt. Lebanon
  4. Penn Hills
  5.  Pittsburgh Central Catholic


Boys 200 Yard Freestyle:

  1. Brian Lovasik, North Hills 1:38.89 WPIAL Record
  2. Mason Gonzalez, North Allegheny
  3. Eben Krigger, North Allegheny
  4. Drew Damich, Chartiers Valley
  5. Noah Cagley, Fox Chapel


Boys 200 Yard IM:

  1. Fynn Minuth, Upper St. Clair 1:49.83
  2. Casey Melzer, North Allegheny
  3. Tyler Stevenson, Franklin Regional
  4. Kevin Liu, Upper St. Clair
  5. Max Gonzalez, North Allegheny


Boys 50 Yard Freestyle:

  1. Norman Gregory, Penn Hills 21.07
  2. Nolan Pepka, Kiski
  3. Tomos Williams, Upper St. Clair
  4. Patrick Lersch, Upper St. Clair
  5. Daniel Songer, North Allegheny


Boys 100 Yard Butterfly:

  1. Ryan Dudzinski, Upper St. Clair 47.93 WPIAL Record
  2. Andrei Mihailescu, Mt. Lebanon
  3. Jake Johnson, Upper St. Clair
  4. Greg Arnold, North Allegheny
  5. Noah Wechter, Mt. Lebanon


Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay:

  1. Upper St. Clair 1:23.28 WPIAL Record
  2. North Allegheny
  3. Franklin Regional
  4. Mt. Lebanon
  5. North Hills