Siddoway is state champion

After winning the WPIAL championship, the Northgate-Avonworth swim team made its way to Bucknell University for the state PIAA competitions, and brought home a first place medal.

Senior Karen Siddowayhad competed at the state level in the 200 yard freestyle last year, placing second in the state. This year she swam to a first place finish in the event, posting a personal best time of 1:49.08, and beating her closest competitor by .07 seconds.

The championship win is a first for the Northgate-Avonworth team.

Also at the PIAA contest, the Northgate-Avonworth 200 freestyle relay team placed fifth overall. That team features Siddoway as well as Isabella Salerno, Angelina Paterini and Anna Neiss.