Cross Country: North Allegheny grad goes full speed ahead

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles North Allegheny graduate Katie Guarnaccia, who is now a standout cross country runner at Point Park.

"Katie Guarnaccia is a catch-me-if-you-can type of runner, a trailblazer with no conscience.

When the starting gun sounds, she's off to the races. Literally.

"I like to get out fast, get out in front," Guarnaccia said. "It might not be typical of most runners, but it's how I like to do it."

This Point Park sophomore is setting an unprecedented pace on the NAIA cross country circuit this fall.

She opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the Duquesne Duals, which featured a large contingent of Division I runners in a field of 100. She followed that by placing first out of 228 at the Bethany Invitational; first out of 130 at the Penn State Behrend Invitational; and fifth out of 258 at the Lock Haven University Invitational. She missed the Greater Louisville Classic this past weekend due to an academic conflict. Point Park finished 19th out of 44 teams."



Alumni Update - Hunter Wharrey (Duquesne)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Duquesne University freshman Hunter Wharrey was named the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Rookie of the Week for the week ending Oct. 4 as announced today by the conference office.

Wharrey, a North Allegheny graduate, finished 73rd of 110 runners at the Princeton Inter-Regional Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3 with a time of 25:13.0 over the 8K course.



Girls Tennis: North Feature Athlete – North Allegheny sophomore Eugenia Lee

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Eugenia Lee

School: North Allegheny

Grade: 10

Sport: Tennis


Background: Teamed with Tina Li to finish second in the WPIAL Class AAA doubles finals last season before rebounding with a victory in PIAA Class AAA doubles finals against Laurel Shymansky and Amanda Nord of Fox Chapel. Opted not to begin the season with the North Allegheny tennis team, but has since rejoined the Tigers and is playing on the No. 1 doubles team. Her presence could be a factor as North Allegheny, the two-time WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion, attempts to defend its titles.


Video: Field Hockey - Penn Trafford vs. North Allegheny (Oct. 06, 2015)

Written by Cara DeCarlo on .

Enjoy Sports Town's video clips of the North Allegheny field hockey team. The clips were taken on October 6, 2015 as the Tigers defeated Penn Trafford 3-0 at North Allegheny. The video also features commentary by Tigers' head coach Maddy Berkley.




Alumni Update - Ashley Leto (California University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa – The California University of Pennsylvania volleyball team continued Pennsylvania State AthleticLeto CalU Conference (PSAC) West action by playing a close contest before suffering a 3-2 loss (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 16-18) at Gannon on Saturday night.

With the loss, the Vulcans drop to 6-10 overall with a 4-2 mark in conference play. Meanwhile, the Lady Knights improved to 12-3 on the year behind a 5-1 record in league play.

Sophomore Ashley Leto, a North Allegheny graduate, registered 13 kills and 17 digs.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)