Boardman High School will send 14 swimmers and divers to compete in the District Championships at Cleveland State University’s Busby Natatorium this weekend. Girls diving will be contested Thurs., Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. and the boys will hit the boards at 6:30 p.m.
Sophomores Madison Rast and Dominic Mariano are the Spartan qualifiers. Mariano qualified by taking first place at the Akron sectional championships and Rast moved on with her eighth place finish.
Spartans swimmers qualified in five out of six relays and 13 individual events in the division one competition. Swimming competition will be Sat., Feb. 21 at noon.
“Division I high school swimming and diving is very competitive in Ohio. Getting five out six relays to districts is an outstanding accomplishment for our program. Only 20 relays make it per event out of the 90-plus teams at the meet. Our sectional performances were excellent with most swimmers getting lifetime best times. Our school transportation department also did a great job getting us to the meets under extreme weather conditions. The sectionals are rarely rescheduled and if you don’t make it to the meet your athletes don’t move on to the district or state meets. Our bus drivers are pros,” said Boardman head swim coach Terry O’Halloran.
Boardman individual swimming qualifiers are led by senior Brooke Bailey who is seeded sixth in the 100 breaststroke and 10th in the 100 butterfly.
Junior Aaron DunLany is an eighth place seed in the 500 freestyle and 12th in the 200 free. Junior Corie Kuras is seeded 9th in the 50 free and 28th in the 100 free.
Freshmen Callen Aulizia and Kyle Kimerer were also double qualifiers. Aulizia is seeded 11th in the 100 free and 13th in the 50 free. Kimerer is seeded 12th in the 100 butterfly and 13th in the 200 free.
Senior Sarah Gonda is seeded 17th in the 100 backstroke and 30th in the 200 individual medley. Senior sprinter Amanda Moss seeded at 29th in the 50 freestyle.
Joining the Spartan individual qualifiers are relay swimmers seniors Tyler Calpin and David Zaitzew, juniors Ethan Schwendeman and Andrew O’Nesti, and sophomore Logan Mitchell.
The Lady Spartans team qualified the 200 free relay as an 11th place seed and a 14th seed in the 200 medley relay. The Boardman boy’s 200 free relay is seeded 13th, 200 medley at 14th, and the 400 free relay at 15th.
At the sectionals, In the team standings the Spartan boys placed fourth out of 15 teams and the girls took seventh out of 16 teams.
Hudson won both meets.
Akron North Sectional Results
200 Medley Relays: Girls: Sarah Gonda, Brooke Bailey, Corie Kuras, Amanda Moss, 7th, 1:54.03. Boys: Callen Aulizia, Andrew O’Nesti, Tyler Calpin, Ethan Schwendeman, 7th, 1:45.15.
200 Freestyle: Girls: Logan Mitchell, 24th, 2:09.20; Alexis Stutz, 39th, 2:18.72; Sarah Murray, 40th, 2:19.90; Ariana Pasqual, 44th, 2:28.12. Boys: Aaron DunLany, 5th, 1:49.24; Kyle Kimerer, 6th,1:49.64; Tyler Calpin 22nd, 1:56.34; Aidan Cervello, 33rd, 2:04.79.
200 Individual Medley: Girls: Sarah Gonda, 16th, 2:21.11: Kelsie Stutz, 26th, 2:25.81; Sabrina Kurelko, 35th, 2:36.65; Sidney Hull, 38th, 2:39.56. Boys: Nicholas DiGiacomo, 21st, 2:15.17; Angelo Russo, 32nd, 2:24.81; Dillon Cailor, 33rd, 2:25.37; A. J. Pantaleo, 37th; 2:30.92.
50 Freestyle: Girls: Corie Kuras, 4th, 25.16; Amanda Moss, 15th, 26.03; Ella Hare, 43rd, 28.07; Cynthia Romeo, 47th, 29.00. Boys: Callen Aulizia, 4th, 22.52; Ethan Schwendeman,14th, 23.31; Michael Vidman, 27th, 24.48; Noah Al-Shemmari, 53rd, 32.20.
1 Meter Diving (11 dives): Girls: Madison Rast 8th, 306.10,. Boys: Dominic Mariano, 1st, 349.85.
100 Butterfly: Girls: Brooke Bailey, 5th, 1:00.53; Lindsay O’Nesti, 25th, 1:08.46; Sabrina Kurelko, 31st, 1:10.47; Rina Andreatta, 44th, 1:3046. Boys: Kyle Kimerer, 7th, 55.03; David Zaitzew, 22nd, 58.36; Tyler Calpin, 27th, 59.89; Tim Cunningham, 38th, 1:04,73.
100 Freestyle: Girls: Corie Kuras, 16th, 56.66; Amanda Moss, 29th, 58.81; Alexis Stutz, 41st, 1:01.71; Mia Bruno, 49th, 1:05.49. Boys: Callen Aulizia, 4th, 49.49; Ethan Schwendeman, 14th, 51.64; Michael Vidman, 29th, 55.73; Mario Skara, 36th, 57.04.
500 Freestyle: Girls: Logan Mitchell, 16th, 5:44.55; Lindsay O’Nesti, 27th, 6:06.99; Ariana Pasqua, 35th, 6:25.75; Jessica Parillo, 48th, 7:00.86. Boys: Aaron DunLany, 3rd, 4:57.68; David Zaitzew, 20th, 5:22.61; Dillon Cailor, 31st, 5:43.13; Aidan Cervello, 34th, 5:49.34.
200 Freestyle Relays Girls: Brooke Bailey, Logan Mitchell, Amanda Moss, Corie Kuras, 5th, 1:43.75. Boys: Ethan Schwendeman, Aaron DunLany, Tyler Calpi, Kyle Kimerer, 5th, 1:32.75.
100 Backstroke: Sarah Gonda, 11th, 1:02.26; Sarah Murray, 41st, 1:11.28; Kelsey Calpin, 43rd, 1:12.06; Sidney Hull, 51st, 1:15.82. Boys: David Giancola, 28th, 1:05.11; Steven Stanko, 32nd, 1:08.36; Robert Lewis, 47th, 1:21.13; Brendan Rutledge, 48th, 1:22.35.
100 Breaststroke: Girls: Brooke Bailey, 4th, 1:07.07; Kelsie Stutz, 23rd, 1:15.74; Victoria Baker, 41st, 1:23.55. Boys: Andrew O’Nesti, 15th, 1:06.40; Nicholas DiGiacomo, 25th, 1:09.88; Zack Fryda, 29th, 1:10.96; Angelo Russo, 35th, 1:13.55.
400 Free Relays: Girls: Sidney Hull, Logan Mitchell, Kelsie Stutz, Sarah Gonda, 14th, 4:04.97. Boys: Callen Aulizia, David Zaitzew, Aaron DunLany, Kyle Kimerer, 6th, 3:25.79.