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swimming
14
Mar

Meet All-State Swimmer Talia Bugel

When speaking with states-bound swimmer Talia Bugel, it’s easy to tell that the enthusiastic junior has a full-speed-ahead attitude about almost everything. Whether it’s in the water or in her schoolwork, she is a leader who generates a spark wherever she goes. While she has a light-hearted side to her, Talia also is a fierce...
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08
Mar

Post-Gazette Athlete of the Week: Sophie Shao

By Keith Barnes | Tri-State Sports & News Service March 8, 2022 The past week: Shao won two individual and two relay titles at the WPIAL Class 3A swimming finals at Pitt’s Trees Pool. Check this out: Shao, a junior, broke the longest-standing swimming record in the WPIAL when she went 53.85 seconds to win the 100-yard...
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07
Mar

Foxes Sending Record Number to States

When all was said and done, the Foxes swimming teams brought home four gold medals from the WPIAL Class 3A championships; the girls team was the runner up, finishing behind perennial powerhouse North Allegheny; and the boys finished fourth with what is believed to be the best finish in team history. Overall, this season, the...
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07
Mar

Sophie Shao Sets Sights on More

Many people might not know it, but All-American swimmer, three-peat WPIAL champion, and two-time state champion, Sophie Shao, also is quite an accomplished artist. But even she couldn’t have painted a better picture of what happened at the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships, when the junior came away with four gold medals. As if that...
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Butterfly Swimmer
04
Mar

Sophie Shao Breaks WPIAL 38 year old Record

By: Michael Love Thursday, March 3, 2022, TRIB-LIVE A 38-year WPIAL record is no more. Fox Chapel junior Sophie Shao captured the Class 3A girls 100-yard butterfly title — her third in as many years — Thursday at the WPIAL swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool. Her time of 53.85 seconds — her personal best...
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