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Noah Basista Takes 8th Place in Breaststroke in Division 1 Finals. Boys’ Relays 13th and 15th
Junior Noah Basista capped off his season by placing 8th in the 100 Breaststroke at the OHSAA Division 1 Swimming State Championships. “This was one of the fastest state meets I have ever attended. Out of 22 swimming events (boys and girls), 10 state records were broken along with one that was a national record. To make it into this meet is becoming increasingly more difficult. Noah qualified for this meet in 2 individual events, the 100 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke, along with 2 relays. We knew he was going to be extremely busy. On Friday morning, he had a tough swim in his first event, the 100 butterfly, and was a little disappointed with his time and place. However, what impressed me about Noah was how he put that race aside, moved on, and swam an incredible race in the breaststroke to be seeded 8th in finals on Saturday night. Noah swam this again on Saturday night and finished 8th with a time of 56.48.
Boardman Swimmers Qualify for State Championships Break Three Team Records:
The Boardman High School Swim Team competed this past weekend at the Northeast Ohio District Championships held at Cleveland State University Busby Natatorium. They qualified 3 relays and 2 individuals that will be represented at the Ohio High School Swimming State Championships held at Canton McKinley’s CT Branin Natatorium on Friday and Saturday February 22nd and 23rd.
“We had a great meet! We wanted to go out there and race and get a few kids into the State meet and it all came together at the right time,” Coach Cordon mentioned.
The Boardman Spartan Swim and Dive Teams qualified 21 athletes to compete in the 2019 Northeast District Division I High School Swimming and Diving Championships in Cleveland. Seventeen swimmers and four 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 with the goal of qualifying for the state meet the following weekend in Canton. Only 24 total athletes qualify per event for the Ohio State Swimming Championships.