Tigers Take Top Honors At All-America Invite

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Seniors Jacquelyn Du and Morgan Soulia set pool records as North Allegheny swept the All-American High School Invitational, a six-team meet held in Wilkes-Barre over the weekend.  The NA girls finished first with 797 points, well ahead of second-place Radnor, which finished with 378 points.  The NA boys finished first with 751 points, ahead of Hempfield, which finished in second place with 496 points.

Soulia’s time of 1:53.60 set a pool record in the 200-yard freestyle, and she also finished first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.42.  Du set a pool record of 55.71 in the 100-yard backstroke.  Freshman Ann Juneau won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.94 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.3.  Senior Kayla Churman won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.69.  Sophomore Lauren McGrath won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.18.  In the relay races, Du and Churman teamed with juniors Erin Kuhn and Katie Wright to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.38, and McGrath, Wright, Soulia and Churman teamed to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:38.86.

For the boys, senior Casey Melzer won the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.35 and the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.64.  Sophomore Eben Krigger won the 100-yard freestyle in 48.76, and freshman Mason Gonzalez won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.19.  In the relays, Melzer teamed with seniors Greg Arnold and Max Staresinic and sophomore Max Gonzalez to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:37.08, while Arnold, Krigger, Mason Gonzalez and junior Daniel Songer teamed to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:27.31. For an entire listing of individual times and results, click here.

At the North Allegheny Diving Invite, also on Saturday, senior Andrew Doerfler took second place with a score of 469.35. Junior Stephen Savchik took eighth place with a score of 355.85. For the Lady Tigers, Julia Vespoli finished in sixth place with a score of 418.35.  For look at all of the diving results from Saturday, click here.

The NA swimming and diving team is next in action at Moon High School on Tuesday, January 20.