Senior Callen Aulizia Leads Spartans by Placing 5th in the 50 and 3rd in the 100 Free Events Spartans Also Place 7 th in the 200 Medley and 5 th in the 400 Free Relay Team Finishes in 9 th Place with 88 Points
The Spartans earned All-American Honors in the 50 Free, 400 Free Relay, and All-American Consideration in the 200 Medley in this year’s Division I State Swim Tournament in Canton over the weekend. During the state tournament the Boardman boys broke five school records. Callen Aulizia took down the 50 freestyle mark of 20.61 set in 2003 by former Spartan state champion Tyler O’Halloran. Callen’s time of 20.55 earned the National High School Swim Coaches Association “All-American” time standard in that event. The 5th place school record breaking 400 freestyle relay also garnered the same All-American honor posting a tournament time of 3:05.72. Aulizia anchored the relay while senior Kyle Kimerer led off, sophomore Matthew DunLany went second, and sophomore Noah Basista was in the third position. The same boys placed 7 th in the 200 medley relay setting a new school record in an All-American. Consideration time of 1:34.59. DunLany led off the relay swimming backstroke. Basista did the breaststroke. Kimerer swam fly and Aulizia anchored the relay swimming freestyle. Kimerer took 11 th place in the 100 butterfly and 17 th in the 200 freestyle. Basista finished in 20 th place in the 100 Breaststroke and DunLany placed 25 th in the 100 butterfly. In the preceding district tournament Kimerer set a school record in the 200 free and Basista reset his school record in the 200 individual medley. The girls 200 free relay also set a new school record at the district meet. Juniors Mikel Flatley and Jennah Markovitch teamed with sophomores Alison Kuras and Alyssa DiNapoli on the record breaking relay.