The type of domination exhibited by North Allegheny at the All-American Invitational is often not even seen at a dual meet, let alone a six-team meet. The Tigers totally dominated the six-team All-American Invitational held annually in Wilkes-Barre. This year it was held Jan. 13-14 and it won't soon be a meet that North Allegheny or its competitors forget.
The Tigers totaled 825.50 points. They defeated the next closest competitor, District 3 Hempfield, by nearly 400 points. They won every single relay. They won all but one individual event. North Allegheny outscored Hempfield, 825.50-453, and the lone event it did not win was the 100 breaststroke.
Mason Gonzalez and Andrew Zhang made it two-for-two winning their individual events. Gonzalez beat out the field in both sprint freestyle events, the 50 and the 100-yard, while Zhang won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Eben Krigger and Ricky Mihm gave the Tigers a 1-2 finish in the 200 freestyle and Mason's brother Maxwell captured first place in the 200 freestyle. Perhaps North Allegheny's depth and dominance was never more evident than in the 500 freestyle, the longest event of any high school swim meet. North Allegheny took first, second, third and fourth place in the event. Krigger won the 500 freestyle and he was followed by Mihm, Maxwell Gonzalez and John Ehling.