Spartans Shine at State Swim Championships

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....   Read Full Post

Spartans Break Five School Swimming Records and Qualify for the 19th Consecutive Year to Swim at the Division I State Meet

Callen Aulizia Splits a 44.59 on the Anchor Leg of the “Automatic All-American” 4 X 100 Freestyle Relay

Boardman High School swimmers are returning for the 19th consecutive year to the Division I State Swimming Championships. Five Spartan swimmers will be in Canton, Ohio Friday and Saturday in six individual events and two relays. Seniors Callen Aulizia, Kyle Kimerer, and David Giancola will team with Sophomores Noah Basista and Matthew DunLany on the two state qualifying relays. Both the 200 medley and 400 free relays automatically qualified for the state meet by placing 2nd this past Saturday at the 2018 Division I District Swimming Championships held at Cleveland State University....   Read Full Post

14 Spartan Swimmers and 4 Divers Qualify for the District Championships at Cleveland State University

Kyle Kimerer Leads Spartan Boys Winning Two Individual Sectional Titles

Senior Spartan Kyle Kimerer won the 100 Butterfly and the 200 Freestyle at the N. E. District Swimming Canton Sectional Meet held at C. T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Kyle also led off the sectional record setting 400 freestyle relay with teammates Matthew DunLany, Noah Basista, and Callen Aulizia. The same four swimmers set the record at last year’s sectional meet in the time of 3:13.49. The Spartans posted the new record this year of 3:10.94. North Canton Hoover placed second in the event with the time of 3:11.79. Coach Terry O’Halloran had this to say about the Spartan relay:...   Read Full Post