Congrats to the Spartan Medley Relay swimmers for placing 5th overall at tonight’s finals! Sarah Gonda, Brooke Bailey, Jessica Hilk, and Jordyn Markovitch posted a time of 1:53.09! Go Spartans!
The Boardman High School Swim and Dive Team prides itself on the volunteer work that the athletes do each year around the holidays. The “BTUB” (Boardman Team Unity Building) groups come up with community service projects to help people in need. This year, our BTUB groups are lead by our three senior girl captains: Noura Azeem, Jessica Hilk, and Jordyn Markovitch.
Azeems group, pictured below, took the time to volunteer at a soup kitchen on Sunday, December 15th at St. John’s Episcopalian Church in Youngstown. Feeding the hungry and giving hope to the less fortunate was something Azeem’s group wanted to do.
Spartan Swim Team Results
Spartan Girls Place Second at 2013 Northeast Aquatic Conference Relay Championships, Boys Fifth
Final Team Standings:
Girls: Wooster 148, Boardman 126, Glenoak 96, Canfield 88, Kent Roosevelt 80, Massillon Perry 78, Warren Harding 58, Massillon Washington 44
Boys: Wooster 142, Canfield 140, Warren Harding 114, Glenoak 72, Boardman 66, Kent Roosevelt 60, Massillon Perry 58, Massillon Washington 38
Spartan swimmers took first in three relays at the 2013 NEAC Relay Championships which was held at Warren Harding High School. Sophomore Sabrina Kurelko and freshman Alexis Stutz teamed with junior Amanda Moss and sophomore Corie Kuras to win the 100 yard Free Relay in the time of 52.38. Kent placed second with the time of 52.42, Harding third at 52.46, and Wooster at 52.84. Coach Terry O’Halloran had this to say about the very close race. “ All the girls had great relay takeoffs! Corie touched the pad first with an excellent finish. It was exciting to watch the girls race.” Boardman won the 250 yard Crescendo Medley Relay by 10 seconds over second place Wooster. Freshman Ali Janak led off with the 25 backstroke followed by junior Kelsie Stutz who swam the 50 breaststroke. Junior Brooke Bailey stretched out the lead in the 75 butterfly and Senior Jordyn Markovitch added to the lead in the 100 yard freestyle. “We have dominated this event for the past three years and also set the meet record last year. The girls were fired up and wanted to make a statement to the other teams. Brooke and Jordyn know how to bring out the best in their teammates.” The third relay win was the 200 yard Backstroke Relay. Again Janak led off followed by Alexis Stutz. Senior Jessica Hilk swam a strong third leg and brought the relay close enough to have junior Sarah Gonda put it away with a very fast split of 28.16. “Jessica and Sarah are outstanding backstrokers. Get them close and they will finish the job. Both have excellent stroke techniques and strong underwater kicks off the start and turn.”
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On the boy’s side Boardman best finish of the day was third in the 250 yard Crescendo Relay. Spartan swimmers Sophomore Aaron Dunlany led off with the 25 yard backstroke followed by sophomore Andrew O’Nesti in the 50 yard breaststroke. Junior David Zaitzew swam the 75 yard butterfly and junior Tyler Calpin anchored with the 100 yard freestyle. “All of these guys know how to race. They always give 100 % all the time! Everytime they hit the water they get faster. We are a young team with some excellent swimmers in the pipeline. Team Captains Zaitzew and Calpin are excellent leaders and we will be very competitive in the near future.”new balance sneakers
Congrats to the 200 girls backstroke relay for taking first place at the NEAC Relay Meet on Saturday, 12/14! In order from left to right: Sarah Gonda, Ali Janak, Alexis Stutz, and Jessica Hilk.
(Also notice the photo-bombers in the background…. Cameo appearances by Coach Carlo, Coach O, and Coach Chad haha!)