Full Sectional Results!

Spartans Qualify 14 Swimmers and 1 Diver for the Northeast District High School Swim Championships in Cleveland

The Boardman Varsity Swim and Dive Teams will be in Cleveland on February 15 at Cleveland State University to swim in the District Championships.  Three other district meets will be held across the state the same weekend to determine who gets to the State Division I Swim Championships in Canton on February 21-22.  Nine girls and six boys will be making the trip to the district meet.  The Spartans earned their spots by posting qualifying times at the Akron Sectional Championships held at Akron University this past weekend.  Leading the Spartans will be Junior Brooke Bailey who finished 2nd in the 100 butterfly and third in the 100 breaststroke at the sectional meet.  Senior Jessica Hilk also qualified by placing 4th in the 100 butterfly and  9th in the 200 freestyle.  The Spartans girls came in 5th place in both the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle Relay.  Hilk and Bailey were joined by teammates Junior Sarah Gonda and Senior Jordyn Markovitch on the medley.  Markovitch, Hilk, and Bailey teamed with Junior Amanda Moss on the 200 free relay.  Also, the 400 Free Relay swimmers were Sophomore Corie Kuras, Junior Julia Lewis, Amanda Moss, and Sarah Gonda.  They posted a 3:51.78 district qualifying time and placed 9th at the sectional meet.  Individual qualifiers were Kelsie Stutz in the 100 breaststroke and Junior Tyler Calpin in the 200 freestyle.  Calpin teamed with Junior David Zaitzew, Sophomore Aaron DunLany, and Freshman Ethan Schwendeman to qualify the 400 Freestyle Relay.  Freshman diver and district qualifier Dominic Mariano will represent the Spartans on the 1- meter boards at Cleveland State on Thursday, February 8.

“Our swims at sectionals were as expected.  Almost all of our tapered swimmers swam their career best times.  Our swimmers who were not rested swam fast enough to make it to districts this weekend in Cleveland.  Qualifying 15 athletes to the district meet is a big accomplishment.  We are looking forward to swimming fast at districts and hopefully taking swimmers to the state meet in Canton the following weekend.”  (Terry O’Halloran)  Spartan Diving coach Ron Navarra had this to say about Boardman’s two freshman divers, Dominic Mariano and Madison Rast.  “Madison and Dominic worked hard since the beginning of the high school season.  As a result they learned their 11 dive routines and qualified to dive at sectionals.  Madison just missed qualifying for districts while Dominic made it.  Qualifying for districts as a freshman is an outstanding accomplishment.  They are dedicated athletes and have a bright future in the sport.”

Girls Team Scores:  Hudson 426  Brecksville 295  Walsh Jesuit 237  Brunswich 210  Boardman 162  Cuyahoga Falls 144  Akron Firestone 129  Medina 128  North Royalton 124  Canfield 116  Stow  78  Roosevelt 43  Macedonia Nordonia 34  Twinsburg 16  Aurora 16  Medina Highland 7

Boys Team Scores:  Brecksville 262  Stow 152 Macedonia Nordonia 127  North Royalton 127  Medina 106  Roosevelt 102  Twinsburg 91  Brunswick  85  Cuyahoga Falls 79  Boardman 73  Akron Firestone 52  Austintown 3

Sectional Individual Places and Times :

200 Freestyle:  Jessica Hilk 9th 2:00.29, Alexis Stutz 42nd 2:19.17, Cassie Robbins 56th 2:41.05, Tyler Calpin 11th 1:52.25, Aaron DunLany 16th 1:55.09, Ethan Schwendeman 29th 2:02.41  Michael Vidman 40th 2:17.03

200 Individual Medley:  Sarah Gonda 23rd 2:24.04, Kelsie Stutz 25th 2:25.89, Noura Azeem 27th 2:26.43, Allison Janak 33rd 2:28.67, Angelo Russo 29th 2:28.79, Aiden Cervello 37th 2:37.02, Tim Cunningham 39th 2:42.49

50 Freestyle:   Amanda Moss 8th 25.58, Jordyn Markovitch 11th 25.73, Corie Kuras 13th 25.90, Julia Lewis 23rd 26.64, Richard Fisher 9th 23.42, Andrew O’Nesti 24th 24.85, AJ Pantaleo 41st 26.95, Vi-Trinh Luu 48th 28.53

1 – Meter Diving:  Madison Rast 18th 189.65 points, Dominic Mariano 4th 267.75

100 Butterfly:  Brooke Bailey 2nd 1:00.50, Jessica Hilk 4th 1:01.13, Corie Kuras 14th 1:04.26, Sabrina Kurelko 40th 1:14.94, David Zaitzew 17th 1:00.11, Nicholas DiGiacomo 31st 1:06.32, Tim Cunningham 37th 1:14.90, AJ Pantaleo 40th 1:17.87

100 Freestyle:  Jordyn Markovitch 15th 56.76, Amanda Moss 19th 56.90, Julia Lewis 33rd 59.92, Logan Mitchell 34th 1:00.04, Aaron DunLany 15th 51.87, Richard Fisher 27th 54.85, Ethan Schwendeman 29th 55.78, Joseph Voytko 46th 1:02.88

500 Freestyle:  Allison Janak 21st 5:52.33, Sabrina Kurelko 43rd 6:34.57, Lindsay O’Nesti 44th 6:34.97, Ariana Pasqual 46th 6:43.29, David Zaitzew 17th 5:27.89, Dillon Cailor 28th 5:59.84, Michael Vidman 36th 6:27.54, Vi-Trinh Luu 40th 7:33.27

100 Backstroke:  Sarah Gonda 12th  1:03.22, Noura Azeem 28th 1:07.72, Kelsey Calpin 33rd 1:09.70, Jessica Parillo 48th 1:20.12, Tyler Calpin 18th 1:01.87, Dillon Cailor 36th 1:11.94, Aiden Cervello 39th 1:12.59, Jonathan Ouimet 40th 1:13.03

100 Breaststroke:  Brooke Bailey 3rd 1:07.48, Kelsie Stutz 18th 1:14.54, Alexis Stutz 42nd 1:21.89, Victoria Baker 50th 1:25.85, Andrew O’Nesti 12th 1:06.29, Nicholas DiGiacomo 26th 1:12.26, Angelo Russo 33rd 1:15.37, Joseph Voytko 34th 1:16.24

Girls Relays:                                                                                                                                                                                            200 Medley               5th  1:54.26              Sarah Gonda, Brooke Bailey,  Jessica Hilk,  Jordyn Markovitch                             200 Free                         5th  1:42.73              Brooke Bailey, Amanda Moss, Jessica Hilk, Jordyn Markovitch                            400 free                               9th  3:51.78                  Corie Kuras, Julia Lewis, Amanda Moss, Sarah Gonda

Boys Relays:                                                                                                                                                                                   400 Free                              8th  3:34.11              Aaron DunLany, Ethan Schwendeman, David Zaitzew, Tyler Calpin                     200 Medley          10th 1:48.63            Tyler Calpin, Andrew O’Nesti, David Zaitzew, Aaron DunLany                              200 free                               10th 1:39.39                  Michael Vidman, Andrew O’Nesti, Ethan Schwendeman, Richard Fisher