Kealakehe, Punahou swim away with titles
Kealakehe became the second Neighbor Island team in history yesterday to win a girls team title at the Local Motion/HHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Kamehameha-Hawai'i.
On the boys side, Punahou won its third team title in four years.
The Kealakehe girls finished with 48 points. Punahou was second with 32 and 'Iolani third with 40.
The only Neighbor Island school to win a girls state swimming championship was Waiākea in 2002 and 2003. Kealakehe and Waiākea are both members of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation.
Kealakehe girls who won individual events were freshman Madison-Gail Hauanio (200-yard individual medley, 2:13.20) and senior Alyssa Foo (100 backstroke, 59.48).
The Waveriders also won the 200 medley relay in 1:51.85 with the team of Foo, Jade Morton, Kelly Jernigan and Hauanio.
The Punahou boys finished with 63 points. 'Iolani was second with 42 and Hawai'i Preparatory Academy third with 41.
Punahou boys who won individual events were sophomore Spencer Madanay (one-meter diving, 468.50 points) and senior Marc Okimura (100 breaststroke, 57.73).
The Buffanblu boys also won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:28.55 with the team of Jason Frifeldt, Griffin Bolan, Robert Kiessling and Thomas Fee.
The only girl to win two individual events was La Pietra senior Sammy Moody (200 freestyle, 1:54.99; and 100 butterfly, 58.28).
The boys who won two individual events were both from 'Iolani — sophomore Kacy Johnson (200 individual medley, 1:53.15; and 100 freestyle, 46.62) and senior Kevin Jones (200 freestyle, 1:43.38; and 500 freestyle, 4:41.52).
Johnson and Jones, along with Evan Hamamoto and David Lim, were members of the Raiders winning 400 freestyle relay team, which finished in 3:14.01.
Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind sophomore Brandon Johnson finished second in the one-meter diving event with 465.80 points.
Results in For The Record, C10
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