Both Teams Post 12 Wins against 2 Losses for the year
On Friday night the Boardman High School swim teams traveled to Massillon Perry High School. The Spartans easily won both meets by the scores of 147 to 38 on the girl’s side and 142 to 41 on the boy’s side. In the twenty-four event meet format Boardman took first and second places in twenty-one events. In the swimming events, three girls and three boys posted double wins in the meet while both Boardman divers also placed first. Junior diver Megan Janak posted a season high 192.33 to win the girl’s diving. Senior Dominic Mariano scored 250.15 points to claim first place in the boy’s diving. Junior Callen Aulizia won took firsts in the 50 and 100 free events. Junior Sarah Murray won both the 50 and 100 Freestyle events. Sophomores Jennah Markovitch and Mikel Flatley were double winners. Markovitch won the 200 IM and the 100 Fly while Flatley posted wins in the 200 and 400 free events. Two freshmen also had double wins. Noah Basista claimed victories in the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke and DunLany won the 100 Backstroke and 100 Butterfly.
The Spartan teams traveled to C. T. Branin Natatorium at Canton McKinley High School on Saturday to face McKinley and North Canton Glenoak. In the double dual meet scoring format the Boardman girls defeated McKinley by 108 points and Glenoak by 100 points. The boys won by 88 points against McKinley and by 49 points against Glenoak. Both Spartan teams finished the 2016-2017 season with 12 wins and 2 losses. In addition both teams took first places in the A. A. C. Championships and the Northeast Ohio Conference Championships. (Head Coach Terry O’Halloran) “We are pleased with how we ended the dual meet season. Our first two losses came in early December and we got stronger as the season progressed. Winning conference championships shows that we are moving in the right direction and ready for the next challenge. Our next goal is to be tapered and ready to compete at the sectional, district, and state meet at the end of February. When varsity times and scores are compared across the country, Division I swimming and diving in Ohio always ranks in the top five states. It isn’t unusual to see national high school records broken in Canton. Swimming World Magazine recently published a story about the Ohio State Swimming and Diving Championships in Canton as being the most exciting high school swim meet in the country. Our athletes are young, talented, and very competitive. As coaches we are very excited about the future of Boardman swimming and diving.”