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Spartans continue a winning season
May 1, 2019

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The Boardman Boys Track Team improved its 2019 regular season record to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the AAC with a 130-24 victory over the Canfield Cardinals this past Tuesday (April 23) at Spartan Stadium. The meet was Senior Night for the Spartans, honoring the following athletes: Nathan Cornelius, Zach Hillard, Cameron Maloney, Nikitas Missos, Josh Rodriguez, Colin Russell, Nick Torres, Payton Torres, and Noah Veauthier.

The Spartans opened the meet with a victory by junior Mitchel Dunham, sophomore Justin Maloney, junior River Flatley, and sophomore Beau Gorby in the 4x800 meter relay. The next event, the 110-meter hurdles, the Spartans took all three places with junior Brian Yauger placing first, sophomore Isaac Nordquist in second, and freshman Trey DePietro in third. In the 100-meter dash, senior Josh Rodriguez was first, sophomore Dawaylon Pritchard took second, and junior Isaiah Suarez was third. The next event on the track was the Seated 100 with sophomore Micah Beckwith placing first.

The 4x200 relay team of sophomore DJ Evans, senior Zach Hillard, sophomore Cristian Ortiz, and Rodriguez placed first. In the 1600-meter run, Dunham placed first and Flatley finished second. The 4x100 relay team of Hillard, Rodriguez, Evans, Pritchard placed first. Suarez placed first in the 400-meter run, he was followed by sophomore Brennan Stratton in second and Ortiz in third. Beckwith placed first in the Seated 400. In the 300-meter hurdles Yauger was first and DePietro was third. In the 800-meter run, sophomore Jonah Bacho was first and sophomore Frank Bero was second. The 200 meter dash was won by Suarez with Stratton in second. The Spartans swept the 3200 with Gorby taking first, Justin Maloney in second, and sophomore Michael Halchuck in third. The 4x400 relay team of Stratton, Ortiz, Yauger, and Bero placed first.

In the field events, the Spartans swept the high jump with freshman Gerrick Angel in first, Flatley second, and sophomore Aiden Glatz was third. Sophomore Tyreek Jackson was second in the long jump with Glatz taking third. In the discus, senior Nikitas Missos was second, while in the shot put junior Dave Merdich took first and Missos was second. Finally, in the pole vault, sophomore Ted Anzevino placed first, sophomore Sam Cammack was second, and Angel placed third.

The Track Meet MVPs went to Rodriguez and Angel.

On the girls side, seniors Kaylin Burkey, Emily Carnahan, Emily DeMain, Olivia Elson, Gina Gabriele, Salina Jackson, Marissa Kurelko, Sophia McGee, Brigita Ositis, Macy Potts, Hannah Ryan, Julia Schrembeck, Renasia Waller and Kenzie Widrig were honored before the meet. The Boardman Lady Spartans then clipped the Lady Cardinals of Canfield 100-37 to improve their record to 8-0 on the season on Senior Night.

All four of the Lady Spartans relays were victorious on the evening: the 4x800 of Alayna Cuevas, Shayne Harris. Bailey Moore and Isabelle Dwyer won in a time of 10:43; the 4x200 of Salina Jackson, Julia Schrembeck, Emma Tokarsky and Bella Alvarico won in a time of 1:51.00; the 4x100 relay of Keimanni Boyd, Destinee Hayes, Salina Jackson and Haley Ho won in a time of 55.3 and finally the 4x400 relay of Bella Alvarico, Haley Ho, Isabelle Dwyer and Raegan Burkey won in a time of 4:23.0.

First place finishers on the evening include: Kaylin Burkey in both the 100 hurdles (16.6) and 300 hurdles (51.0); Destinee Hayes in the 100 (13.5) and 200 (28.3); Raegan Burkey in the mile (5:28.1); Julia Gorby in the 3200 (12:25.1); Haley Ho in high jump (4-10); Emily Carnahan in shot put (34-4.25); Tara Pasvanis in pole vault (8-0).

Second place finishers on the evening include: Khadija Hadidan in the 100, Alayna Cuevas in the 400, Jordan Solmen in the 300 hurdles, Gina Gabriele in the 800, Dre'Ana Elliott in the 200, Macy Potts in the 3200, Kennedy Page in the long jump, Emily Carnahan in the discus and Kenzie Widrig in the pole vault.

Third place and final scoring position on the evening: Keimanni Boyd in the 100 hurdles, Dre'Ana Elliott in the 100, Sophia McGee in the 1600, Bailey Moore in the 400, Sammy Aey in the high jump, Brigita Ositis in the long jump, Annia Robles in the shot put and Lanny Kilpatrick in the pole vault.

On April 20, Boardman Junior Mitchel Dunham was named MVP of the 106th Mahoning County Championship. Dunham led the Spartans to a second place finish overall at the meet.

The Spartans opened the meet by placing first in the 4x800 with the team of sophomore Jonah Bacho, sophomore Frank Bero, junior Alan Cuevas, and Dunham. Senior Josh Rodriguez was sixth in the 100 meter dash. In the 400-meter dash, junior Isaiah Suarez placed fourth overall. Bacho placed third in the 800-meter run. Dunham was also county champion in the 1600 with junior River Flatley taking sixth place. Dunham was first overall in the 3200 with Bero in fifth.

Junior Brian Yauger was third in the 110 hurdles with freshman Trey DePietro in eighth. Yauger was third in the 300 hurdles with DePietro in eighth place. The Spartan 4x100 relay team of Rodriguez, senior Zach Hillard, junior Derrick Anderson, and junior Tim Bowser finished sixth. The 4x200 relay team of sophomore Brennan Stratton, sophomore Cristian Ortiz, Rodriguez, and Suarez was fourth overall. The Spartan 4x400 relay team of Stratton, Suarez, Ortiz, and Bacho was first.

The field events saw freshman Gerrick Angel place third in the high jump with Anderson in fourth. Hillard was seventh in the long jump. Sophomore Ted Anzevino was first in the pole vault and sophomore Sam Cammack was second. Junior Dave Merdich was first in the shot put with senior Nikitas Missos in third. Missos placed third in the discus as well. Sophomore Micah Beckwith placed first in all four seated events.

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