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Boardman Swimmers and Divers Capture Third Consecutive A. A. C. Team Titles

Boardman Breaks Eleven Conference and Six Warren G. Harding Pool Records

Jennah Markovitch and Callen Aulizia from Boardman and Timmy Kubacki from Austintown Fitch were selected as “Top Performers of the Meet.”

Girls Team Scores: Boardman 652 Poland 340 Canfield 262.5 Harding 171 Austintown-Fitch 156 Jefferson Area 132 Howland 123 lakeside 90.5 Ashtabula Edgewood 85 Liberty 24

Boys Team Scores: Boardman 533 Canfield 340.5 Harding 233 Poland 193 Austintown-Fitch 180 Lakeside 177 Hubbard 114.5 Ashtabula Edgewood 71 Howland 35 Cortland 24 Jefferson 7

Spartans move to 8 and 2 dual meet records with wins over Massillon Washington.

The Boardman High School swim teams dominated the 2017 A. A. C. Championships winning 20 out of 24 events. In the winning effort the Spartans snapped 6 Warren G. Harding pool records and eleven A. A. C. records. Two relays led the way. Freshmen Matt DunLany and Noah Basista teamed with Juniors Kyle Kimerer and Callen Aulizia to shatter the 200 medley and 200 free relay records. Their time in the medley relay was 1:36.70. The previous meet record of 1:43.49 was set by Canfield in 2016. The pool record of 1:39.88 was set by Canfield in 2008. In the 200 free relay, the same four boys posted the record time of 1:28.22. In 2015 the Warren G. Harding relay team set both the A. A. C. and the pool record with the time of 1:29.84.

Individual conference and pool records were broken by Spartans: Kyle Kimerer in the 100 butterfly (52.21), Callen Aulizia 100 freestyle (47.04), Noah Basista in the 100 breaststroke (59.87), and Dominic Mariano in the 1 meter diving (11 dive score of 502pts). The Boardman individuals who set new conference records were as follows: Kyle Kimerer in the 200 freestyle (1:48.44), Mikel Flatley in the 200 IM 2:17.64, Callen Aulizia 50 freestyle (21.48), Jennah Markovitch in the 100 free (55.53), the 400 girls free relay of Jennah Markovitch, Sidney Hull, Kelsey Calpin, and Mikel Flatley (3:50.28).

Individual A. A. C. titles were won by the following Spartans: Madison Rast in the 1-meter diving (404.05), 200 girls medley relay Alyssa Dinapoli, Alison Kuras, Sarah Varga, and Ella Hare (2:02.03), Kelsey Calpin in the 200 free (2:06.97), Jennah Markovitch in the 50 free (25.27), Sarah Murray in the 500 freestyle (5:46.04), Matthew DunLany in the 500 free ( 5:03.22), 200 girls free relay Jennah Markovitch, Alison Kuras, Sarah Murray, and Mikel Flatley (1:44.30), Mikel Flatley in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.56), 400 boys free relay Will Linker, Nicholas DiGiacomo, Mason Rassega, and David Giancola (3:30.10).

Coach Terry O’Halloran:

Our athletes had a great day! Most of them had personal best times or scores in their individual events. They feed off of each other’s successes and that positive energy carries through the entire team, coaches, and parents. It also builds self confidence that the hard work that they have been putting in is paying off. Our teams hit the fitness center several days a week at 6am in addition to practicing 2 hours a day in the afternoon at YSU Monday through Saturday. They do all of that and hold a team average GPA of 3.5. They and their parents make considerable sacrifices to be in this sport. Hopefully all of this prepares them for life after swimming.

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