Spartan Home Opener!

Spartans Open 2014-15 Swim Season with losses against Hoover and Wooster and Wins against Harding and Canfield.

Kyle Kimerer breaks the Freshman School Record in the 200 Freestyle.

Spartan swimmers and divers opened their 30th season this past weekend at Y. S. U.’s Beeghly Natatorium. On Friday, the girls and boys lost to North Canton Hoover by the scores of 106-77 and 102-84. In a Saturday morning Northeast Aquatic Conference quadrangular competition, Wooster girls won the meet with the score of 177 points. Boardman finished second with 165 points. Canfield was third with 117 points and Warren Harding was fourth with 78 points The boys meet had Canfield on top with 152, Wooster 149, Boardman 137, and Harding 106.

Hoover Results 12-05-14:

Freshman Kyle Kimerer opened the season by setting a new freshman school record in the first event, the 200 yard freestyle. Kimerer posted the winning time of 1:50.70 against North Canton’s junior standout Justin Richards. The previous 200 free freshman record of 1:51.63 was set by Tyler O’Halloran in 2000. (Coach Terry O’Halloran) “Kyle had a great swim! He is intense at practice which translates into faster swimming in the future. Hoover’s Justin Richards is the son of Dr. Paul and Lori Richards. Both are Boardman graduates and now living in Canton. Paul was a record breaking swimmer for me at the Boardman Tennis and Swim Club in the 1970s. Several of the records still stand today.” Richards’s second place time was 1:51.49 and Boardman junior Aaron DunLany was a close third in 1:51.52. Kimerer also posted a winning time of 56.88 in the 100 yard butterfly. Dunlany came back to win the 500 freestyle in a career best time of 5:11.77. Freshman Callen Aulizia won the 50 yard freestyle in the time of 23.44. On the girl’s side Brooke Bailey won the 200 freestyle in a career best time of 2:01.34. She also won the 500 freestyle by 27 seconds. Her time was 5:28.05. Bailey currently owns two school records in the 500 freestyle (5:18.25) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:05.94). Junior Corie Kuras posted a win in the closest race of the evening. She won the 50 freestyle in the time of 26.92. Senior Amanda Moss was second in 26.95 while Hoover’s Emma Seccombe was third with the time of 26.96. (O’Halloran) “That was a close one where touch pads can record great finishes. Corie and Amanda stopped breathing about 10 yards before the wall and kept their strokes long into the finish. Experience pays off when you are in a close race.” Spartan swimmers took firsts in three out of six relay events against Hoover. In both the 200 (1:34.47) and 400 (3:29.45) winning free relays, the swimmers were Aulizia, senior Tyler Calpin, Kimerer, and DunLany. Bailey, senior Julia Lewis, Kuras, and Moss posted a winning time of 1:46.48 in the 200 freestyle relay.

Quadrangular Results 12-06-14:

Two individual Spartan swimmers, one diver, and two relays recorded wins in the Northeast Aquatic Conference Quadrangular Meet. Seniors Sarah Gonda, Brooke Bailey, and Amanda Moss teamed with junior Corie Kuras to win the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay. The girls posted a winning time of 1:57.03. Senior Julia Lewis joined Moss, Bailey, and Kuras to win the 200 freestyle relay in the time of 1:46.03. In the individual events Kuras won the 50 free in the time of 26.44. Bailey won the 100 breaststroke in the time of 1:08.46. Sophomore diver Dominic Mariano placed first in the 1-meter diving with the score of 2:02.05. Spartan Diving Coach Ron Navarra had this to say about Dominic’s performance. “Dominic has a lot more confidence this year. He is doing dives with a higher degree of difficulty. In the Hoover meet the night before he scored a 216.10 which was a personal best. He is not afraid to challenge himself at practice and the results of the hard work are starting to pay off.”