Boardman swimmers and divers won two tri-meets over the holiday break. On December 21 st the girl’s team scored 155 points against Massillon Perry’s 95 points and Canfield’s 72. The boys scored 153 point, Canfield 111, and Perry 59. The Spartans won both sides of the December 29 th meet against Massillon Washington and Canfield. The girls took first place with the score of 164 points. Canfield placed second with 98 points. Washington took third with 47. The boys took first place with 153 points, Canfield 2 nd with 101, and Washington 3rd with 49 points.
Spartan Swimmers Break Five Records in Week Two and Take First Place in the Northeast Ohio 7 Team Relay Championships
The Spartan boys’ team collected one school record, one Northeast Ohio Relay Meet record, and three Massillon Jackson pool records in meets this past weekend. Senior Kyle Kimerer posted a time of 1:45.56 in the 200 freestyle breaking the Boardman school record time of 1:45.88 set in 2016 by Aaron DunLany. An hour later Kimerer broke a Massillon Jackson pool record in the 100 butterfly with his first place time of 51.94. At the end of the meet Kimerer teamed with Senior Callen Aulizia and sophomores Mathew DunLany and Noah Basista to take first in the 400 freestyle relay in a new Jackson pool record time of 3:18.53. Right before the 400 relay Basista took down the 100 breaststroke pool record placing first in the time of 1:00.88. Friday night’s dual meet at Massillon Jackson was won on both the sides by the Polar Bears by the boy’s score of 92 to 84 and the girl’s score of 113.5 to 72.50. After week two both Spartan teams are 3-2 in dual meet competition.
The Spartan boys broke the conference and Boardman High School record in the 200 medley relay. Freshmen Matt DunLany and Noah Basista teamed with juniors Kyle Kimerer and Callen Aulizia posted the record breaking winning time of 1:36.64. The time currently ranks them as the third fastest time in the state this season. The conference record time of 1:38.42 was previously set by Canfield in 2008. The previous Spartan school record of 1:38.00 was set at the state meet in 2011 by Steven Brooks, Ryan Bailey, Alex Downie, and Steven Moss. The team scores were as follows: Girls Boardman 508, Wooster 389, Glenoak 355, Massillon Perry 231, Canfield 219, Warren Harding 182, and Massillon Washington 80 Boys Boardman 500, Wooster 414, Canfield 351, Glenoak 216, Warren Harding 193, Massillon Perry 183, Massillon Washington 129.