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2023-2024 Game Summaries

NA Edges Seneca Valley For Section Sweep

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The North Allegheny track and field team earned an exciting home sweep over Seneca Valley on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Tigers cruised to a 93-57 victory, while the NA Boys tied the Raiders 75-75 but earned the triumph via tiebreaker. The first tiebreaker is first-place finishes, which was tied, 9-9. The second tiebreaker came down to second-place finishes and the Tigers edged out the Raiders in that category, 8-7. (Relays are excluded for second-place tiebreaker points).

For the NA Boys, first-place performances by senior Khiryn Boyd (100-meter Dash), senior Michael Gauntner (1600m Run), junior Zach Nash (400m Dash), junior Dylan Langdon (High Jump), senior Zach Duckworth (Pole Vault), junior Nicholas Humphries (Long Jump), junior Jack Yatchenko (Discus Throw and Shot Put). The 4×100 Relay team also took first place.

Earning the crucial second-place points that allowed the NA boys to prevail were junior Jack Bertram (1600m Run), freshman Brady Brinkley (400m Dash), junior Grey Lowman (300m Hurdles), junior Greg Abel (800m Run), Gauntner (3200m Run), sophomore Peter Gibson (Triple Jump), junior Dylan Bobak-Rouce (Javelin Throw) and senior Cameron Chmura (Shot Put). The 4×400 Relay and 4×800 Relay teams also took second place.

The Lady Tigers ran away from the Raiders thanks in part to a first-place trifecta from junior Izzy Costa in the 100m Dash, High Jump and Long Jump. Other first-place efforts were turned in by senior Erin McGoey (1600m Run), sophomore Mackenzie Winning (400m Dash and 200m Dash), senior Eva Kynaston (800m Run), junior Camille Swirsding (3200m Run), sophomore Lindsay Breneman (Pole Vault), sophomore Audrey Maxwell (Discus Throw) and senior Jamie Frisco (Shot Put). The 4×800 and 4×400 Relay teams also garnered first place finishes.

The NA Boys improve to 4-1 on the season, while the Lady Tigers remain unbeaten at 5-0. NATF will take part in the Butler Invitational on Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m.

NATF Earns Section Split at Butler

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The North Allegheny track and field team traveled to Butler for a tough section meet and earned a split with the Golden Tornado. The NA Girls picked up an 84-66 victory, while the NA Boys dropped an 87-63 decision.

The Lady Tigers earned a hard-fought victory thanks to first-place performances from junior Izzy Costa (100-meter dash and 200m dash), senior Eva Kynaston (1600m run and 3200m run), sophomore Maya Currie (400m dash), junior Kendall Lucas (800m run), senior Jamie Frisco (shot put), sophomore Audrey Maxwell (discus) and sophomore Lindsay Breneman (pole vault). The 32o0 relay team also took first place for the NA Girls.

Despite the loss for the NA Boys, outstanding first-place efforts were turned in by sophomore Sam Cohn (100/110 hurdles), junior Grey Lowman (300 hurdles), junior Nick Humphries (long jump), junior Jack Yatchenko (shot put and discus) and senior Zach Duckworth (pole vault).

The NA Boys are now 3-1 on the season, while the Lady Tigers remain undefeated at 4-0. NATF returns to action on Saturday at the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational in Latrobe.

Tigers Roll Past Ramblers

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The North Allegheny track and field team hosted Cathedral Prep on a damp Friday afternoon and earned a pair of dominant victories. The NA Boys rambled on to a 135-15 triumph, while the Lady Tigers cruised to a 124-26 win.

Impressive first-place performances were turned in by a bevy of athletes for the NA Boys, including sophomore Sam Cohn (110-meter hurdles), senior Khiryn Boyd (100m dash), senior Michael Gauntner (1600m run), freshman Brady Brinkley (400m dash), junior Grey Lowman (300m hurdles), junior Greg Abel (800m run), junior Conor McNeely (200m dash), junior James Behrend (3200m run), junior Dylan Langdon (high jump), junior Nicholas Humphries (long jump), junior Jacob Yu (triple jump), sophomore Nathan Orlando (discus throw), junior Kyle Langdon (shot put), senior Zach Duckworth (pole vault) and junior Dylan Bobak-Rouce (javelin throw). The NA Boys also took first place in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

The Lady Tigers were led by first-place finishes courtesy of junior Isabella Costa (100m dash, 400m dash and high jump), sophomore Ava Thayer (110m hurdles and 300m hurdles), junior Kendall Lucas (800m run), sophomore Maya Currie (200m dash), freshman Mia Barsotti (long jump), senior Jacqueline Junko (triple jump), senior Lauren Burks (discus throw), senior Jamie Frisco (shot put), sophomore Lindsey Breneman (pole vault) and freshman Amara Daugherty (javelin throw). The NA Girls also garnered first-place honors in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

With both teams sitting at 3-0 on the season, the Tigers will return to section action with a visit to Butler on Wednesday, April 10.

 

NATF Opens Season With Sweep of North Hills, Shaler

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The North Allegheny track and field team opened the 2024 season with a home section tri-meet against North Hills and Shaler. The Lady Tigers defeated Shaler, 107-25, and beat North Hills, 102-30. The NA Boys prevailed over the Titans, 119-13, and topped the Indians, 95-37.

For the Lady Tigers, first-place performances were turned in by sophomore Maya Currie (100-meter dash and 200m dash), senior Erin McGoey (1600m run and 3200m run), sophomore Ava Thayer (100m hurdles), sophomore Mackenzie Winning (400m dash), senior Jacqueline Junko (300m hurdles), junior Elizabeth Pizon (800m run), junior Isabella Costa (long jump), freshman Mia Barsotti (triple jump) and senior Jamie Frisco (shot put). The NA girls also took first place in the 4×400 relay.

The NA Boys were paced by first-place efforts from junior Greg Abel (1600m run and 800m run), senior Khiryn Boyd (100m dash), freshman Brady Brinkley (400m dash), senior Carson Sestili (200m dash), senior Michael Gauntner (3200m run), junior Nicholas Humphries (long jump), and junior Jack Yatchenko (discus throw and shot put). The Tigers also garnered first place in the 4×100 relay.

Following the season-opening sweep, the North Allegheny track and field team will host Cathedral Prep for a non-section meet on Friday.