WPIAL Class AAA Boys and Grils Swimmings Results from Thursday

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 8:49 PM


A tight race on the boys side thru day 1 of the McDonald’s/WPIAL Class AAA swimming championship, not so much on the girls side. North Allegheny leads Upper St. Clair by 1.5 points for the boys championship, after the Panthers beat out the Tigers in the final event, the Boys 200 Freestyle Relay. North Allegheny has won the last two championships but USC has been breathing down their necks.

For the girls, NA has won the last 5 titles, the last by 160 point margin over Oakland Catholic. The Tigers led by 150 points entering Friday’s action.

Several WPIAL records fell during the day. North Allegheny set a new mark in the 200 Medley Relay,

Katie Ford of Mount Lebanon claimed her second title in the 50 Freestyle and set a new mark. Kayla Churman also went back to back, her second gold in the 100 Butterfly.

Upper St. Clair set a new standard in the 200 Medley Relay, a member of the record relay team, Ryan Dudzinski went on to claim gold in the 100 Butterfly for the second straight year. Zachery Buerger of North Allegheny set a new mark in the 200 Individual Medley and USC set a new record in the 200 Freestyle Relay.  

The top three finishers in each race automatically qualify for the PIAA meet at Lehigh University. Here are the team and individual results from Day One:

Girls Team Standings thru Thursday:

1.  North Allegheny 271

2.  Mt. Lebanon 121

3.  Franklin Regional 106

4.  Bethel Park 102

5.  Upper St. Clair 97

Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay:

1.  North Allegheny (Jacquelyn Du, Erin Kuhn, Kayla Churman Kristen Bishop)  1:42.97  WPIAL record

2.  Oakland Catholic

3.  Upper St. Clair

4.  Franklin Regional

5.  Bethel Park

Girls 200 Freestyle: 

1.  Monica Sowinski – Latrobe  1:50.45

2.  Lauren McGrath – North Allegheny

3.  Jade Song – North Allegheny

4.  Gina Defrancesco – Latrobe

5.  Charlie Brickner – North Allegheny

Girls 200 IM

1.  Kathryn Painter – Norwin  2:02.69

2.  Morgan Soulia – North Allegheny

3.  Allie Brinkhoff – Bethel Park

4.  Peyton Kondis – Oakland Catholic

5.  Gianna Caputo – North Allegheny

Girls 50 Freestyle: 

1.   Katie Ford – Mt. Lebanon  23.24  WPIAL record

2.  Alyssa Ruffing – Franklin Regional

3.  Jacquelyn Du – North Allegheny

4.  Ali Kozlina – Seneca Valley

5.  Kathryn Nicholson – Mt. Lebanon

Girls 100 Butterfly:

1.  Kayla Churman – North Allegheny  54.86

2.  Kayla Owens – Latrobe

3.  Maggie Root – North Allegheny

4.  Saoirse Palu-Benson – Peters Township

5.  Elise Scanlan – Franklin Regional

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay: 

1.  North Allegheny (Morgan Soulia, Lauren McGrath, Maggie Root, Jade Song)  1:35.28

2.  Latrobe

3.  Mt. Lebanon

4.  Upper St. Clair

5.  Franklin Regional

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Boys Team Standings thru Thursday:

1.  North Allegheny 206

2.  Upper St. Clair 204.5

3.  Mt. Lebanon 148

4.  Hempfield 96

5.  Franklin Regional 80

5.  Gateway 80

Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay:

1.  Upper St. Clair (Ryan Dudzinski, Tomos Williams, Fynn Minuth, Nathan Novak)  1:31.77  WPIAL record

2.  North Allegheny

3.  Mt. Lebanon

4.  Gateway

5.  Hempfield

Boys 200 Freestyle:

1.  Brian Lovasik – North Hills  1:39.92

2.  Sam Rutan – North Allegheny

3.  Mitchel Stahara – Bethel Park

4.  Noah Cagley – Fox Chapel

5.  Spencer Tretter – Seneca Valley

Boys 200 IM:

1.  Zachary Buerger – North Allegheny  1:49.13 WPIAL record

2.  Fynn Minuth – Upper St. Clair

3.  Casey Melzer – North Allegheny

4.  Alex Caprara – Gateway

5.  Tyler Stevenson – Franklin Regional

Boys 50 Freestyle: 

1.  Judson Shiffler – Hempfield  21.27

2.  Tomos Williams – Upper St. Clair

3.  Nathan Novak – Upper St. Clair

4.  Norman Gregory – Penn Hills

5.  Max Staresinic – North Allegheny

Boys 100 Butterfly: 

1.  Ryan Dudzinski – Upper St. Clair  48.13  WPIAL record

2.  Jake Johnson – Upper St. Clair

3.  Greg Arnold – North Allegheny

4.  Brett Gwynn – Hempfield

5.  Noah Wechter – Mt. Lebanon

Boys 200 Freestyle Relay:

1.  Upper St. Clair (Tomos Williams, Patrick Lersch, Nathan Novak, Alex Hardwick)  1:23.73  WPIAL record

2.  North Allegheny

3.  Mt. Lebanon

4.  Franklin Regional

5.  Seneca Valley

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