Seneca Valley, North Allegheny divers continue dominant runs with WPIAL titles

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 8:02 PM

Seneca Valley’s Isaiah Clerkley turned in a dominant performance and Lola Malarky extended North Allegheny’s stranglehold on girls gold at the WPIAL Class 3A diving championships Saturday.

Clerkley defended his boys championship with a score of 583.35, the best score in the boys competition since 2019.

Fox Chapel’s Jackson Hagler finished second (480.25), followed by Mt. Lebanon’s Malcolm Thompson (473.20) and Seneca Valley’s Miles Miller (453.90). The top four finishers advance to the PIAA meet March 15-16.

Malarky won with a score of 510.55 as the Tigers took the top three spots on the medal stand. Juliet Hood (470.15) was second and Maggie Lapina (412.90) was third. With Malarky following four-time champ Christina Shi, the Tigers have won the last five girls diving titles.

Mars’ Emily Mueller (390.55) also qualified for states.

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