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Swimmers celebrate heading to state

March 2, 2017
The Town Crier

CANTON - Canfield's 200- and 400-yard relays both finished 10th at Friday's consolation finals of the Division II state swim meet at the C.T. Branin Natatorium.

The team of Bobby Kutsch, Kamran Sarac, Lake Bennett and Cullen Brady swam 1:29.04 in the 200 and 3:15.75 in the 400.

The Cardinals took 25th with 28 points.

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Photos by Cindy DeRose / Town Crier
Canfield High School boys swim team celebrate qualifying for the 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Swim and Dive meet held over the weekend at C.T. Branin Natatorium at Canton McKinley High School. To honor the competitors, the school held its traditional walk through, where the team members received their fruit baskets. Pictured, from left, are Cullen Brady, Kamran Sarac, Lake Bennett and Bobby Kutsch.

In Friday morning's Division I state preliminaries, Boardman's Callen Aulizia advanced to the championship finals, where the top eight in each event competed. Those who finished ninth through 16th were in the consolation finals.

Aulizia tied four fourth in the 50 freestyle (21.01), while taking eighth in the 100 freestyle (46.38).

Austintown Fitch's Timothy Kubacki was fifth in the 100 backstroke (50.88), while taking 10th in the 200 individual medley (1:54.08).

Also, the Boardman 400 freestyle relay of Kyle Kimerer, Matthew DunLany, Noah Basista and Aulizia took eighth (3:10.90).

The foursome were 10th in the 200 medley relay (1:36.39).

Kimmer was 20th in the 100 butterfly (52.19), while Basista took the same place in the 100 breaststroke (59.02).

Basista was 22nd in the 200 IM (1:57.57).

On Saturday, Aulizia and Kubacki had medal-winning days as the two captured top-eight places. Aulizia finished third in the 50-yard freestyle (20.61 seconds to lead all area swimmers. He took seventh n the 100 freestyle (46.03).

Kubacki took fourth in the 100 backstroke (51.02) and 14th in the 200 individual medley (1:54.72).

Boardman continued its medal-winning success with an eighth-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. The team consisted of Aulizia, junior Kyle Kimerer, freshman Matthew DunLany and freshman Noah Basista (3:10.01).

The four also finished in ninth place in the consolation finals of the 200 medley relay (1:35.94).

The Spartans finished in 10th place overall n the team standings with 68 points.



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