Boardman Swim Teams Post Two Wins and One Loss in Dual Meet Action in Week Two Spartan Boys (5-2) Win the 7 Team Northeast Aquatic Conference Relay Meet. Girl’s (5-2) Team Place Second While Setting New Relay Diving Record
Senior Madi Rast joined with junior teammate Megan Janak to set a new diving relay meet record at the 2016 Northeast Aquatic Conference Relay Meet. The relay meet format for diving has each school entering one team where two divers complete 3 dives each. They combine their scores to determine places for the event. Rast and Janak posted a meet record score of 186.70 surpassing the score of 178.55 set by Massillon Perry in 2015. Overall the Spartans placed 1st in 10 out of 20 relay events. The girls won three events including the diving. Senior Alexis Stutz, junior Sidney Hull, sophomore Jennah Markovitch, and freshman Sarah Varga won the 4 X 100 Individual Medley. Markovitch and Varga teamed with senior Kelsey Calpin and junior Ella Hare to win the final 400 freestyle relay event. The team scores for the girls were as follows: Wooster 160, Boardman 148, Canfield 98, GlenOak 98, Massillon Perry 84, Warren Harding 38, Massillon Washington 28.
The Spartan boys 200 medley relay came close to breaking a meet record. Freshmen Will Linker and Noah Basista joined juniors Kyle Kimerer and Callen Aulizia posting a time 1:42.96 which was 5 tenths of a second off the meet record set of 1:42.48 in 2000 by Canfield. Senior diver Dominic Mariano and freshman teammate Egan Hare placed first with a combined score of 166.95. The winning 200 free relay swimmers were Linker, senior Stephan Stanko, sophomore Mason Rassega, and Kimerer. Junior Brandon Rutledge, senior Nicholas DiGiacomo, freshman Matthew DunLany, and Aulizia won the 250 Crescendo Medley Relay. Seniors Aidan Cervello and Dillon Cailor teamed with DiGiacomo and DunLany to win the 4 X 100 IM relay. The winning 200 breaststroke relay swimmers were sophomore Andy Beichner, junior David Giancola, DiGiacomo, and Basista. The Spartans won the last event, the 400 freestyle relay by over 12 seconds. Kimerer, Giancola, Basista, and Aulizia posted the winning time of 3:20.63. The team scores for the boys were as follows: Boardman 164, Wooster 143, Canfield 98, GlenOak 98, Massillon Perry 66, Warren Harding 35, and Massillon Washington 30.
Earlier in week number two the Spartan swim teams defeated Austintown Fitch and Canfield in a tri-meet at YSU. On the girl’s side the scores were Boardman 160, Canfield 108, and Austintown Fitch 43. The boys’ team scores were Boardman 151, Canfield 94, and Austintown Fitch 49. Junior Kyle Kimerer won two individual events. He swam a winning time of 2:04.77 in the 200 IM and a 53.42 to win the 100 butterfly. Individual winners included the following: Junior Sarah Murray 200 free, 2:16.98 Ella Hare 50 free, 26.91 Madi Rast diving, 231.38, Kelsey Calpin 100 fly, 1:08.35 Matt DunLany 100 free, 50.40 Sidney Hull 500 free, 6:06.74 Noah Basista 100 breaststoke, 1:04.53.
Boardman lost both sides of the YSU home meet with Massillon Jackson by the scores of 97 to 84 on the boy’s side and 112 to 71 on the girl’s side. The Spartans had two double winners. Aulizia won both the 100 free (49.48) and the 50 free (22.39). Kimerer posted double wins in the 200 free (1:49.49) and the 100 fly (52.98). Other individual winners were as follows: Basista 200 IM, 2:02.49 Markovitch 50 free, 25.93 Rast diving, 206.95 DunLany 100 backstroke, 1:00.07.
On December 17th the Spartans will be attending the 2016 CCS Christmas HS Invitational at C. T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Over 70 teams from across Ohio have qualified swimmers and divers to compete in the daylong event. Coach Terry O’Halloran had this to say about the invitational. “This early season meet attracts the top swimmers and divers from many of the best teams in Ohio. It will be good to see how we stand against a field as competitive as this one. We qualified 20 swimmers and 3 divers which is one of our largest teams in our history of attending this meet. Our goal is to make it back to finals in as many events as possible.” The prelims start at 8am and finals will begin at 5pm.