Massillon Jackson Defeats Spartan Swim Teams
Spartan Girls Tie and Boys Lose to Shaker Heights in Dual Meet Action
Senior Brooke Bailey Takes Down 100 Breaststroke Pool Record at Massillon Jackson
01-23-15 Girls: Jackson 108 Boardman 73 Boys: Jackson 118 Boardman 63
01-24-15 Girls: Boardman 90 Shaker Heights 90 Boys: Shaker Heights 102 Boardman 78
Senior Brooke Bailey continued her winning ways in dual meet action by posting four individual victories over the weekend and shattering the Jackson pool record in the 100yd breaststroke by 2 seconds. Bailey’s pool record time in the breaststroke was 1:07.12. Her winning breaststroke time against Shaker Heights was 1:07.13. She also posted two winning times of 1:00.34 and 1:00.51 in the butterfly against Jackson and Shaker Heights. Juniors Corie Kuras and Aaron DunLany posted three wins each for the Spartans over the weekend. Kuras had double wins at Jackson in the 50 freestyle (26.44) and 100 freestyle (57.81). She won the 100 free against Shaker Heights in the time of 59.13. DunLany won two events against Shaker Heights. His winning times were 1:54.84 in the 200 freestyle and 5:09.32 in the 500 freestyle. At Jackson he won the 500 freestyle in the time of 5:07.19.
Spartan double winners in individual events included the following swimmers and diver: Sophomore Madison Rast 1 meter diving 180.95 (Jackson), 191.63 (Shaker Heights), Freshman Kyle Kimerer 200 individual medley 2:10.18 (Jackson), 100 butterfly (Shaker Heights). Senior Sarah Gonda took a first in the 100 backstroke against Shaker Heights.
Coach Terry O’Halloran had this to say about the dual meet action. “Massillon Jackson continues to be a swimming powerhouse in Northeast Ohio. They have excellent coaches and swimmers. We swam good times and had some .excellent races. Team depth has been a strong point for us this season but it didn’t help us this weekend because many of our swimmers are battling the flu. Hopefully we will be healthy for the final week of dual meet action and the Sectional Meets at Akron University on the 13th and 14 of February.”
Spartan swimmers finish the season with four meets this week. On Wednesday they swim Canfield at YSU at 5pm, Hubbard at YSU on Thursday at 5pm, and travel to Canton McKinley to swim a final double dual meet with Glenoak and McKinley.