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Tigers Wrap Up PIAA Track And Field Championships

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The North Allegheny track and field team completed day two of the PIAA State Championships on Saturday.

Both senior Eva Kynaston and junior Jack Bertram finished in fourth place for the girls’ and boys’ 3,200-meter run, respectively.

NA also had an eighth-place finish from sophomore Mackenzie Winning in the girls’ 400-meter dash.

The NA Boys finished in a tie for 23rd place with 10 points. The Lady Tigers tied for 17th with 10 team points.

The full PIAA Track and Field Championship results can be found here.

Congratulations to head coach John Neff and the entire track and field team for another outstanding 2024 season.


Jack Bertram Sets School Record in Day One of PIAA Championships

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Junior Jack Bertram set the North Allegheny school record in the 1600-meter run on Friday in day one of the PIAA Class AAA championships at Shippensburg University. Bertram’s time of 4.07.17 broke a nearly 60-year-old record previously held by Jerry Richey with a time of 4.08.4 set back in 1965.

By setting a new best at North Allegheny, Bertram’s performance was good for fifth place in the event. Also earning points for the NA Boys was senior Zach Duckworth, who finished in eighth place in the Pole Vault.

The Lady Tigers were paced by sophomores Lindsay Breneman and Taylor Neese who each placed sixth in the Pole Vault and Shot Put, respectively. Senior Jamie Frisco followed Neese in the Shot Put with an eighth-place throw.

Following day one, the NA Boys sit in 15th place with five points, sitting eight points behind first-place Butler. The Lady Tigers are tied for sixth place with eight points and are just seven points behind front-runners Mount Saint Joseph Academy. For a look at results from the PIAA championships, click here.

The finals for the vast majority of the track events and some additional field events will take place on day two of the PIAA championships on Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m.


NA Excels At WPIAL Individual Track & Field Championships

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The WPIAL Class AAA individual track and field championships were held this week at William C. Lennox Track on the campus of Slippery Rock University. The championships turned into a two-day event due to inclement weather that halted activities on Wednesday evening. The championships were completed on Thursday afternoon.

In day one for the Lady Tigers, three gold medals were obtained, including the quartet of seniors Eva Kynaston and senior Erin McGoey, and juniors Kendall Lucas and Elizabeth Pizon in the 4×800-meter Relay. Additionally, senior Jamie Frisco (Shot Put) and sophomore McKenzie Winning (400m Run) took home WPIAL gold.

Photo of the 4×400 Champions; Isabella Costa, Maya Currie, Kendall Lucas and Mackenzie Winning.

Silver medal performances were turned in by junior Izzy Costa (400m Run) and sophomore Lindsay Breneman (Pole Vault). Sophomore Taylor Neese took third place in the Shot Put before hustling off to join her softball teammates in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals and made a pinch-hitting appearance late in the game. Senior Sophie Aglietti grabbed fourth place in the Pole Vault, while sophomore Maya Currie (400m Run) and junior Wren Kucler (1600m Run) placed fifth in their respective events. Lucas placed sixth in the 800m Run.

For the NA Boys on day one, senior Zach Duckworth garnered WPIAL silver in the Pole Vault. WPIAL bronze was won by the 4×100 and 4×800 Relay teams. The 4×100 quartet included senior Khiryn Boyd, junior Nicholas Humphries, senior Tyree Alualu and senior Nelson Branch. The 4×800 grouping was composed of junior Jack Bertram, junior Greg Abel, sophomore Andrew Peigh and junior Sebastian Klimchak.

Elsewhere for the NA Boys, junior Grey Lowman took fourth place in the 300m Hurdles, Bertram placed fifth in the 1600m Run and freshman Brady Brinkley grabbed sixth place in the 400m Run.

Day two saw the Tigers collect even more hardware. The Lady Tigers won gold in the 4×400 Relay with Lucas, Costa, Currie and Winning combining to cross the finish line in first place. Costa placed fourth in the Long Jump, while the Tigers dominated the 3200m Run with Kynaston (3rd), McGoey (5th) and Kucler (7th) all standing on the podium.

For the NA Boys, Bertram added to his trophy case with a third place finish in the 3200m Run. For a look at all of the results from the WPIAL individual track and field championships, click here.

Up next for North Allegheny is the PIAA Class AAA Championships on May 24-25.

(Above photo of the 4×800 Champions with Coach Neff, from left to right Eva Kynaston, Kendall Lucas, Elizabeth Pizon and Erin McGoey.)

Lady Tigers Win 3rd Straight WPIAL Crown, 14th Overall

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The North Allegheny girls’ track and field team won its third consecutive WPIAL crown and 14th overall on Tuesday at the WPIAL Class AAA championships at West Mifflin High School. The 14 overall district titles for the Lady Tigers matches Butler for the most in WPIAL history. The NA Girls defeated Norwin (78-72), North Catholic (113-31) and Mt. Lebanon (81-69).

First-place performances for the Lady Tigers were delivered by senior Erin McGoey (3200-meter Run), senior Sophie Aglietti (Pole Vault), sophomore Audrey Maxwell (Discus Throw), senior Jamie Frisco (Shot Put) and the 4×800 relay team.

Placing second were junior Wren Kucler (1600m Run), sophomore Mackenzie Winning (400m Dash), senior Eva Kynaston (3200m Run), junior Izzy Costa (Long Jump and High Jump), freshman Amara Daugherty (Javelin Throw), sophomore Taylor Neese (Shot Put) and the 4×100 relay team. Taking home WPIAL bronze were Kynaston (1600m Run), junior Kendall Lucas (800m Run), sophomore Lindsay Breneman (Pole Vault), senior Lauren Burks (Discus Throw and Shot Put) and junior Anna Fiffik (Javelin Throw).

The NA Boys also competed at the WPIAL championships and finished in third place. The Tigers defeated Penn-Trafford (98.50-51.50) but fell to Norwin (91-59) and Butler (97-53). There were several outstanding performances by the Tigers, including senior Zach Duckworth and junior Jack Yatchenko who won WPIAL gold in the Pole Vault and Shot Put, respectively.

Second-place efforts were turned in by junior Jack Bertram (1600m Run), senior Cameron Chmura (Shot Put) and the 4×800 relay team. Bronze medal winners included freshman Brady Brinkley (400m Dash), junior Grey Lowman (300m Hurdles), junior Nicholas Humphries (Long Jump), junior Dylan Langdon (High Jump) and sophomore Nathan Orlando (Discus Throw). The 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams also placed third.

For a look at all results from the WPIAL Class AAA team championships, click here. 

The WPIAL individual championships will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at Slippery Rock University.

NA Girls Take 1st At Baldwin Invitational, Boys Place 2nd

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The North Allegheny track and field team took part in dual invitationals on Friday and put forth an impressive showing ahead of the WPIAL championships next week. The Lady Tigers won the team title at the Baldwin Invitational with a team score of 92, while the NA Boys took second place with a team score of 59.50.

For the Lady Tigers, first-place performances were delivered by sophomore Mackenzie Winning (400-meter Dash), junior Izzy Costa (Long Jump), sophomore Audrey Maxwell (Discus Throw) and sophomore Lindsay Breneman (Pole Vault).  Garnering silver medals were Costa (400m Dash) and senior Jamie Frisco (Shot Put). Third place went to sophomore Taylor Neese in the Shot Put.

Leading the way for the NA Boys, the quartet of Nelson Branch, Tyree Alualu, Nicholas Humphries and Khiryn Boyd took first place in the 4×100 relay. Sophomore Zach Duckworth placed second in the Pole Vault and junior Jack Yatchenko won bronze in the Shot Put.

For complete results for the Baldwin Invitational, click here. 

North Allegheny also participated in the Pine-Richland Invitational. Results were not available as of the time of this posting. Full results from the PR Invite, once available, can be found by clicking here.

NATF will vie for WPIAL gold on Tuesday at West Mifflin High School.