Girl’s Quad Meet: Wooster 189, Boardman 171, Canfield 132, Warren Harding 41
Saturday afternoon, the Spartan Swimmers and Divers opened their season with a Quadrangular meet competing against Wooster, Canfield, and Warren Harding at Youngstown State’s Beeghly Natatorium. “Our kids were ready to race. They have been training in the water since late October and have been conditioning in the mornings before school since September. We are stronger and faster at this time than last year, but the Wooster girls swam a solid meet. This gives us additional motivation for the NEAC Championships in January,” stated Coach Carlo Cordon.
Single event winners include freshman Alexis Mihok in the 200yd Free (2:06.20), senior Alyssa DiNapoli in the 100yd Back (1:06.33), and sophomore Hayley Ho in the 100yd Breast (1:14.03). The Spartan’s 200 Medley Relay team of Alexis Mihok, Hayley Ho, Sarah Varga, and Alyssa DiNapoli touched first with a winning time of 1:57.72.
Boy’s Quad Meet: Boardman 204, Wooster 156, Canfield 93, Warren Harding 75
The Boy’s Spartan swimmers opened their season with an impressive win against Wooster, Canfield, and Warren Harding. “Our boys have been working very hard. Coaches Chad DeAngelo and Chelsea DeAngelo have been challenging them in the weight room and in the water. They can now believe in the work they have put in,” stated Coach Cordon. “Not only do we have talented upperclassmen, but our freshmen and sophomores contributed today in our depth on the relays.”
The 200 medley relay team of River Flatley (Sr), Noah Basista (Sr), Matthew DunLany (Sr), and Jordan Stackpole (Sr) won by over 6 seconds over Canfield. “This set the tone for the entire meet,” mentioned Cordon. The 400 Free Relay team of Matthew DunLany, River Flatley, Will Linker, and Noah Basista (3:19.58) touched 1st over the team from Wooster.
Double event winner Noah Basista (Sr) won the 50 Free (22.05) and 100 Breast (1:00.21). Single event winners include senior Jordan Stackpole in the 200 IM (2:09.49), junior Teddy Anzevino in the 1 Meter diving (220.65), senior Matthew DunLany in the 100 butterfly (52.41), and senior River Flatley in the 100 backstroke (57.40).
The Spartans travel to Massilon Jackson next Friday for a dual meet and Saturday for the NEAC Relays.