Spartans Swimmers on the Road to Canton State Meet for the 18th Consecutive Year

Two Relays and Five Individual Events Qualify For the 2017 Ohio State Division I 

Swimming and Diving Championships

Three School and Four Freshman Records Broken at the Northeast Ohio District Championships in Cleveland. The Boardman Spartan boys posted some very fast times at Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium this past Saturday. Juniors Kyle Kimerer and Callen Aulizia were joined by freshmen Noah Basista and Matthew DunLany as the Spartan qualifiers. The four boys started the meet by finishing in second place in the 200 medley relay with a jaw dropping school record time of 1:35.07. The boys had broken the record earlier in the season with the time of 1:36.64.

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Spartans Qualify in a School Record 36 Events for the Northeast District High School Swimming and Diving Championships

Boys Break Three Sectional Records while Placing 1 st in Five Events

The Boardman Spartan Swim and Dive Teams qualified a record number of athletes to compete in the 2017 Northeast District Division I High School Swimming and Diving Championships in Cleveland. Seventeen swimmers and five divers will represent the Spartans at the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. The divers will compete on Thursday and the swimmers will compete on Saturday at noon with the goal of qualifying to the state meet the following weekend in Canton. In the swimming events the top two place finishers from each of the four district meets will automatically qualify for the state meet. The additional 16 qualifiers for each event will be selected by the times swam at the district meets across the state. The divers will qualify 6 to the state meet from each district.

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2017 Sectional, District, and State Meet Information

Sectional Schedule: Boardman will depart from BHS Saturday, February 11, at 5:45am. Wewill arrive at CT Branin by 7:15am. Warm-ups begin at 7:30am and conclude at 8:55am. The meet starts at 9:00am. The meet will conclude around 2pm. All swimmers are required to return home on the bus. All swimmers are required to eat before you come and pack a sack lunch including a drink. We will provide Gatorade, bottled water, and energy bars. The Swim Booster Club will feed the team on the way home. Meet Procedures: Only swimmers entered in the meet will permitted on the pool deck. Swimmers are not permitted to enter the stands during the meet. No glass containers or loud speakers are permitted on deck. Swimmers are not permitted to shave down in the natatorium or locker rooms. Relay swimmers must tell the timers in your lane the name of your team and the order of the swimmers in the relay. Swimmers must report to the starting blocks in the right heat and lane for your event. If you miss your event you are disqualified for the event and the rest of the meet. Officials can disqualify a swimmer or relay for un-sportsman like conduct. If that happens, OHSAA rules require the swimmer involved be disqualified from the tournament and sit out the first 2 meets next season. Parents’ Information: Doors for spectators will open at 7:30am. Admission fees for adults are $6 and $4 for students. Absolutely no flash photography is permitted during the starts of the races.

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Spartan Swim Teams Win Three Meets To Close Out The Dual Meet Season

Both Teams Post 12 Wins against 2 Losses for the year

On Friday night the Boardman High School swim teams traveled to Massillon Perry High School. The Spartans easily won both meets by the scores of 147 to 38 on the girl’s side and 142 to 41 on the boy’s side. In the twenty-four event meet format Boardman took first and second places in twenty-one events. In the swimming events, three girls and three boys posted double wins in the meet while both Boardman divers also placed first. Junior diver Megan Janak posted a season high 192.33 to win the girl’s diving. Senior Dominic Mariano scored 250.15 points to claim first place in the boy’s diving. Junior Callen Aulizia won took firsts in the 50 and 100 free events. Junior Sarah Murray won both the 50 and 100 Freestyle events. Sophomores Jennah Markovitch and Mikel Flatley were double winners. Markovitch won the 200 IM and the 100 Fly while Flatley posted wins in the 200 and 400 free events. Two freshmen also had double wins. Noah Basista claimed victories in the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke and DunLany won the 100 Backstroke and 100 Butterfly.

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