Bailey helps Boardman swimming place fifth

Staff report

AKRON

Boardman’s Brooke Bailey placed second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 100 breaststroke and helped the Spartans finish in the top five in two relays at Saturday’s Division I north sectional at the University of Akron.

The top two finishers in each event earn automatic berths in next week’s district meet. All other qualifiers are based on district-wide times.

Bailey joined Sarah Gonda, Jessica Hilk and Jordyn Markovitch on the fifth-place 200 medley relay. Bailey, Hilk and Markovitch joined Amanda Moss on the fifth-place 200 free relay.

Hilk also placed fourth in the 100 fly for the Spartans, who finished fifth in the team standings.

Canfield’s Theresa Mikolay placed fifth in the 100 breast.

In the south sectional, Warren Harding junior Emily Thirion placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.35). She was the only area athlete to finish in the top five.

Division II results were not available at press time.

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