WPIAL Swimming Championships Day One Results

Indiana Boys, South Fayette Girls in AA and North Allegheny Boys and Girls Lead
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The first day of the two day WPIAL swimming championships from the University of Pittsburgh are in the books. Day Two can be heard Friday on MSA Sports with Class AA at 10:00am and Class AAA at 3:00pm. Here is a recap from both the Class AA meets and Class AAA races on Thursday.

WPIAL Class AAA Boys and Girls Swimming Finals - Day 1:

Trees Pool on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus played host to the WPIAL Class AAA Boys and Girls Swimming Championships. The first day of competition crowned the top teams in the 200 yard medley and the 200 yard freestyle relay. Individual competitors swam for top honors in the 200 yard freestyle, 200 yard medley, 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly. In addition to each winning team or individual receiving awards, at the end of day two of competition the team with the most cumulative points will take home overall team supremacy.

After one day of competition for the girls Upper St. Clair sits in third place with 114.5 points, Oakland Catholic is comfortably in second place with a one day total of 134 points and North Allegheny is running away with 253 points. The boys totals were not calculated right away, but full results are available at MSASports.net. One record did fall in AAA individual competition, Leah Smith of Oakland Catholic topped her previous WPIAL record of 1:47.64 with a time of 1:45.81 in the 200 yard freestyle. In team competition, North Allegheny girls not only leads the field, but they found a way to beat themselves. They bested both the 200 yard freestyle and medley relay records. In the 200 yard freestyle relay NA improved their WPIAL record set last year of 1:35.01, shaving off .08 seconds with a time of 1:34.93. In the 200 yard medley NA set the only PIAA record of the day. Setting the WPIAL record last year, but falling short of the PIAA record set in 2009 by Emmaus with a time of 1:44.28. This year NA took the record from Emmaus posting a time of 1:43.38. Tomorrow will be action packed featuring the 100 yard freestyle, 500 yard freestyle, 100 yard back and breast stroke and the final event, the 400 freestyle relay.

Girls 200 Medley Relay

1. North Allegheny  1:43.38

2.  Franklin Regional           1:46.83

3.  Oakland Catholic 1:47.27

4.  Greater Latrobe    1:47.41

5.  Upper St Clair       1:48.96

Boys 200 Medley Relay

1.  North Allegheny  1:34.39

2.  Peters Twp            1:35.72

3.  Upper St Clair       1:36.67

4.  Penn Trofford       1:37.73

5.  Fox Chapel           1:37.94

Girls 200 Freestyle

1.  Leah Smith           Oakland Catholic     1:45.81

2.  Monica Sowinski Greater Latrobe        1:51.57

3.  Jade Song                        North Allegheny       1:52.53

4.  Meghan Schilken            Mt. Lebanon              1:53.42

5.  Allison Murslack  Pine Richland          1:53.65

Boys 200 Freestyle

1.  Alex Harwick        Upper St Clair           1:41.86

2.  Sam Rutan           North Allegheny       1:41.99

3.  Brian Lovasik       North Hills                 1:43.27

4.  Mitchel Stahara    Bethel Park               1:43.73

5.  Ryan Deemer       Butler                         1:44.11

Girls 200 Individual Medly

1.  Kristen Murslack  Pine Richland          2:01.99

2.  Kayla Owens        Greater Latrobe        2:05.09

3.  Morgan Soulia     North Allegheny       2:06.04

4.  Allie Brinkhoff      Bethel Park               2:06.71

5.  Anna Seethaler   North Allegheny       2:09.89

Boys 200 Individual Medly

1. Gabriel Larson     Penn Hills                 1:51.41

2.  Zachary Buerger  North Allegheny       1:53.55

3.  Casey Melzer       North Allegheny       1:54.42

4.  Scott Sterrett         Fox Chapel               1:54.54

5.  Dan Pletz              Peter Twp                  1:57.87

Girls 50 Freestyle

1.  Katie Ford             Mt Lebanon               23.42

2.  Kaitlyn Ruffing     Franklin Regional    23.59

3.  Alyssa Ruffing     Franklin Regional    23.66

4.  Jacquelyn Du       North Allegheny       23.71

5.  Arielle Krigger      North Allegheny       23.73

Boys 50 Freestyle

1.  Erik Brinkhoff       Bethel Park               20.94

2.  Zach Misak           Bethel Park               21.57

3.  Matt Loughner      Penn Trafford           21.79

4.  Dale Maholage    Franklin Regional    21.80

5.  Nathan Novak      Upper St Clair           21.91

Girls 100 Butterfly

1.  Kayla Churman   North Allegheny       56.56

2.  Stephanie O’Toolle Butler                     56.65

3.  Saoirse Palu-Benson Peters Twp        56.94

4.  Kristen Bishop     North Allegheny       56.95

5.  Maggie Root         North Allegheny       57.43

Boys 100 Butterfly

1.  Ryan Dudzinski   Upper St Clair           49.34

2.  Kyle Higgins         Peters Twp                51.26

3.  Andrew Nosbisch            Gateway                    51.34

4.  Judson Shiffler    Hempfield                 52.54

5.  Andrei Minhailescu Mt Lebanon          52.87

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay

1.  North Allegheny              1:34.93

2.  Mt Lebanon                      1:36.03

3.  Franklin Regional                       1:36.18

4.  Upper St Clair                   1:38.12

5. Oakland Catholic             1:39.05

 

WPIAL Class AA Boys and Girls Swimming Finals - Day 1:

Trees Pool on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus played host to the WPIAL Class AA Boys and Girls Swimming Championships. The first day of competition crowned the top teams in the 200 yard medley and the 200 yard freestyle relay. Individual competitors swam for top honors in the 200 yard freestyle, 200 yard medley, 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly. In addition to each winning team or individual receiving awards, at the end of day two of competition the team with the most cumulative points will take home overall team supremacy.

After one day of competition for the boys Mars and Blackhawk High School are tied for third place with 89 points, Beaver Area High School is in second with 101 points and holding the top spot is Indiana with 148 points. For the girls Indiana sits in third place with 123 points, West Allegheny is comfortably in second place with a one day total of 131.5 points and South Fayette is in the drivers seat with 157 points. One record did fall in AA competition, Margaret Gruber of Mars topped her previous WPIAL record of 54.63 with a time of 53.88 in the 100 yard butterfly. Tomorrow will be action packed featuring the 100 yard freestyle, 500 yard freestyle, 100 yard back and breast stroke and the final event, the 400 freestyle relay. Full Results available at MSASports.net

 

AA

 

Girls 200 Medley Relay

1. South Fayette                   1:49.07

2. Indiana                              1:51.39

3. Mars                                   1:52.35

  1. Shady Side Academy     1:53.37
  1. Moon                                  1:53.40

 

Boys 200 Medley Relay

  1. Indiana                              1:39.35
  1. Elizabeth Forward           1:39.98
  1. Mars                                   1:40.78
  1. South Fayette                   1:43.47
  1. Beaver Area                      1:43.68

 

Girls 200 Freestyle

  1. Braelyn Tracy                   Elizabeth Forward               1:51.94
  1. Emily Zimcosky               Geibel Catholic                    1:52.69
  1. Kara Kaulius                    West Allegheny                    1:52.72
  1. Morgan Fink                     South Fayette                       1:53.96
  1. Alexis Mitcheltree                        Moon                                      1:54.32

 

Boys 200 Freestyle

  1. Drew Damich                   Chartiers Valley                   1:43.30
  1. Alex Szakelyhidi              Riverside                               1:45.50
  1. Jarod Kehl                                    Montour                                 1:46.43
  1. Brendan Leech                Shady Side Academy         1:46.74
  1. Austin Wittmer                 Knoch                                                1:47.04

 

Girls 200 Individual Medly

  1. Bria Otwell                                    Freeport                                 2:08.54
  1. Mary Rosati                       South Fayette                       2:08.64
  1. Holly Stein                                    Saint Joseph                                    2:14.00
  1. Sydney Mangis                West Allegheny                    2:15.77
  1. Alaina Marshall                Blackhawk                            2:16.17

 

Boys 200 Individual Medly

  1. Christopher Georgiadis  Mars                                       1:57.34
  1. Noah Donnovan              Laurel                                     2:00.11
  1. Thomas Pierre                 Mars                                       2:01.91
  1. Grant Hess                        Indiana                                  2:02.21

5. Alec Kannai                      Ambridge                               2:02.55

 

 

Girls 50 Freestyle

  1. Alexis Lopez                     Blackhawk                            24.68
  1. Mary Folz                          Eden                                      24.81
  1. Zoe Pawlak                       Freeport                                 24.85
  1. Dannielle Pekular                       Bishop Canevin                   24.85
  1. Maddie Bartrug                South Fayette                       24.92

 

Boys 50 Freestyle

  1. Cameron Cleriei              Beaver Area                          21.19
  1. Luke Sompson                Charleroi                               21.53
  1. Daniel Yu                          Greensberg Salem              22.56
  1. John Paul Zimcosky       Geibel Catholic                    22.71
  1. Thaddeus Ellis                 Shady Side Academy         22.99

 

Girls 100 Butterfly

  1. Margaret Gruber               Mars                                       55.23
  1. Sabrina Bowman                        Saint Joseph                                    1:00.27
  1. Destin Groff                      Shady Side Academy         1:02.15
  1. Michaela Ruddock          Indiana                                  1:01.10
  1. Jessica Cochran              Yough                                                1:02.97

 

Boys 100 Butterfly

  1. Brad Kolesar                     West Mifflin                           51.21
  1. Ian Buckner                      Neshannock                         51.56
  1. Brian Uhrin                       Greensberg Salem              52.18
  1. Justin Kostelnik               Laurel Highlands                 52.32
  1. Josh Krieg                         Elizabeth Forward               52.41

 

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay

  1. Indiana                              1:39.91
  1. West Allegheny               1:39.97
  1. Mars                                   1:41.37
  1. South Fayette                   1:42.82
  1. Elizabeth Forward           1:42.83

 

Boys 200 Freestyle Relay

1. Shady Side Academy     1:30.24

2. Chartiers Valley               1:30.54

3. Laurel Highlands             1:31.10

4. Indiana                              1:31.27

5. Quaker Valley                  1:31.44

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