In his final WPIAL championship, Gateway senior Alex Caprara rose to the occasion in his premier event, the 100-yard breaststroke, to win a silver medal. Caprara, the three seed entering the finals of the 100 breaststroke with a seed time of 59.82, shaved 2.61 seconds off his seed time to swim a 57.21 and finish second behind only North Allegheny junior Casey Melzer (56.57). Caprara edged out Franklin Regional sophomore Tyler Stevenson (58.42) and Mt. Lebanon sophomore Brian Ramsey (58.68).
The performance in the 100 breaststroke was one of three top four finishes for the Gateway senior. Caprara took fourth place in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:54.68. He also swam on Gateway's 200 freestyle that relay that finished sixth and its 200 medley relay that finished fourth. Caprara will close out his high school swimming career next week at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Bucknell University.