Spartans race Jackson, Lake, and Kent Roosevelt this weekend

Spartan Swim Team Results: 

01-17-2014   Double Dual Meet vs Lake and Jackson

Girls:  Boardman  137   Lake  43

Jackson  114  Boardman  71                                                            

Boys:  Boardman  118   Lake  51                       

Jackson  108  Boardman  70    


Girls:  Boardman  105   Kent Roosevelt  67                                                                

Boys:  Boardman  93     Kent Roosevelt  85

Records to date:  Girls 6-4   Boys 5-5

Jackson Swimmers End Spartan Girls and Boys Win Streaks

Massillon Jackson had a strong showing in their double dual meet victories against the Boardman Spartans and Uniontown Lake.   Jackson’s Elizabeth Graeff won both the 50 Freestyle (25.28) and the 100 Freestyle (55.22).  Teammate Michaela Ruddock posted wins in the 100 Butterfly (1:01.77) and the 200 Individual Medley (2:21.37).  Spartan Junior Brooke Bailey took firsts in the 500 Freestyle (5:31.07) and the 100 Breaststroke (1:07.79).  On the boys side Jackson teammates Franklin Shrew and Austin Weingart won two events each.  Weingart won the 100 Freestyle in 51.86 and the 100 Backstroke in 59.85.  Shrew doubled up in the 200 Freestyle (1:53.11) and the 100 Butterfly (58.20).  Lake’s Kristopher Morgan won two events.  He posted a winning time of 23.85 in the 50 Freestyle and 1:11.87 in the 100 Breaststroke.  Spartan Junior Tyler Calpin won the 200 Individual Medley in the time of 2:11.76.
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Boardman swimmers bounced back on Saturday with wins over Kent Roosevelt.  The boy’s meet was decided on the final 400 freestyle relay when the Spartans took first and third to win the meet by 9 points.  The Spartan Girls were led by Seniors Jessica Hilk and Jordyn Markovitch.  Hilk sprinted to victory in the 50 freestyle with the time of 26.31.  Her other win was in the 100 Backstroke (1:04.68).  Markovitch placed first in the 100 Breaststroke in 1:17.88 and the 100 Freestyle in 58.09.  Tyler Calpin led the boys with double wins in the 200 Individual Medley (2:12.97) and the 100 Backstroke (1:03.19).  Freshman Dominic Mariano posted a season high score of 172.13 to win the 1 meter diving competition.  Other individual winners were:  Junior Sarah Gonda in the 200 Individual Medley Relay (2:27.45), Junior Brooke Bailey in the 200 Freestyle where she chose to swim butterfly (2:13.94), Sophomore Corie Kuras in the 100 Butterfly (1:10.32), and Sophomore Aaron DunLany in the 100 Freestyle (53.89).  Coach Terry O’Halloran had these comments about the weekend meets.  “We had a busy and tiring week of practices and back to back swim meets.  It was exciting to see us bounce back with wins on Saturday.  This year’s swimmers and divers are showing a lot of character.  They don’t like to lose.  The athletes work hard in the pool and the fitness center and it is starting to pay off.  Our team captains, Jessica Hilk, Noura Azeem, Jordyn Markovitch, Tyler Calpin and David Zaitzew are outstanding leaders.  They motivate their teammates to do their best and that is why we are winning the close meets.  I also would like to recognize our student body, teachers, alumni and swimming families for turning out for our meets at YSU.  They are loud and that really pumps up our kids!”
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The Spartan swimmers will swim McKinley and Glenoak in a double dual meet at C T Branin Natatorium this coming Saturday at 12 noon.  They finish up the home season with Senior Night against Canfield on January 28th at 5pm at Y. S. U.  Poland will host the Spartans for the final meet of the season on January 30th at 5 pm at Y. S. U.