Spartan Swimmers State Bound for 17th Consecutive Year

Four School Records Broken at 2016 Northeast District Championships

IMG_6163SIMG_6168ophomore Callen Aulizia Sophomore Callen Aulizia will be swimming in four events at the 2016 Division I Ohio State Swimming and Diving Championships in Canton on Friday and Saturday this weekend.  Aulizia was an automatic qualifier in the 100 freestyle by finishing in second place with a time of 46.49.  The time was the second fastest in school history.  He also posted a state qualifying time of 21.54 while placing 8th in the 50 freestyle.

IMG_6154IMG_6156Senior Aaron DunLany broke two individual Spartan records in the 200 freestyle (1:45.88) and the 500 freestyle (4:43.64) while qualifying for states in the 500 third place swim. The other individual Boardman school record was broken by senior Corie Kuras in the 50 freestyle.IMG_6174
Kuras’s time of 24.57 broke the mark of 24.62 held by Ashley Aldan. Aulizia and DunLany teamed with senior Ethan Schwendeman and sophomore Kyle Kimerer to shatter the school record in the 400 free relay. They knocked 3.5 seconds off the record they broke the week before at the sectional qualifier. Their new time 3:13.06 qualified the relay for the state meet. The same four Spartan swimmers just missed a school record time in qualifying the 200 free relay to the state meet. They finished third in the time of 1:27.52. The current school record in the 200 free relay stands at 1:27.40. Kimerer scored points for the Spartans in both the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. He placed 9th in the 200 free in a career best time of 1:47.03 and 12th place in the 100 butterfly in the time of 54.23.

20160218_160738Terry O’Halloran had this to say about the Spartan performance. “We had an excellent district meet. The swimmers were rested and ready to go. As a result we are heading back to Canton for the 17th consecutive year. Our final 400 boy’s free relay was electrifying! They all had career best splits and terrific relay take-offs. Knocking three and a half seconds off a school record at the conclusion of a very competitive day is an amazing accomplishment.” The Ohio State Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at C. T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. The preliminary events will be at 9:00am Friday, February 26 and finals on Saturday, February 27 at 4pm.

Spartan 2016 District Championship Meet Results:

SR = Boardman High School Record

200 Freestyle: Boys Aaron DunLany 6th 1:45.88 SR Kyle Kimerer 2nd 1:47.60

200 Ind. Medley Girls: Jennah Markovitch 33rd 2:23.84

50 Freestyle Girls: Corie Kuras 15th 24.57 SR  Boys: Callen Aulizia 8th 21.54

1 – Meter Diving 11 dives
Girls: Madison Rast 29th 293.85 points Boys: Dominic Mariano 12th 364.50 points
100 Butterfly Girls: Kelsey Calpin 35th 1:05.57 Boys: Kyle Kimerer 12th 54.23

100 Freestyle Girls: Corie Kuras 15th 54.97 Jenna Markovitch 31st 56.69 Boys: Callen Aulizia 2nd 46.49

500 Freestyle Boys: Aaron DunLany 3rd 4:43.64 SR

200 Free Relay Girls: Jenna Markovitch, Ella Hare, Sydney Hull, Corie Kuras, 15th 1:43.43

Boys: Kyle Kimerer, Ethan Schwendeman, Aaron DunLany, Callen Aulizia 3rd 1:27.52

100 Backstroke Boys: David Giancola 30th 1:00.62

400 Free Relay Girls: Jenna Markovitch, Kelsey Calpin, Lindsay O’Nesti, Corie Kuras 16th 3:50.57 Boys: Kyle Kimerer, Ethan Schwendeman, Aaron DunLany, Callen Aulizia, 3rd 3:13.06 SR