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Big Island Medalists-Kamehameha Swim Club

Hawaii age group short course swimming championship results    Big Island medalists  Dec. 14-17 on Oahu

Note: Results for Oahu’s Kamehameha Swim Club are listed in races that included Anu Nihipali and Dane Uy, who both attend Hawaii Prep.

Girls 17-18 1,650-yard freestyle   1. Beth Tsuha, Hilo Aquatic Club, 18:09.39

Boys 15-16 400 freestyle relay

3. Warrior Aquatic Club (Cody Hamane, Ryan Bisel, Jordan Kamimura, Adam Hill), 3:19.01

Girls 17-18 400 freestyle relay

1. Hilo Aquatic Club (Madisyn Uekawa, Beth Tsuha, Sharae Ichinose, Ginger Carlson), 3:40.47

Girls 15-16 400 individual medley    2. Leahi Camacho, Kona Aquatics, 4:34.18

Girls 17-18 400 IM   2. Madison Hauanio, Kona Aquatics, 4:47.09

3. Cara Jernigan, Kona Aquatics, 4:56.01

Boys 15-16 400 IM   1. Jordan Kamimura, Warrior Aquatic Club 4:19.04

2. Ryan Bisel, Warrior Aquatic Club, 4:20.17

Girls 17-18 200 freestyle   1. Beth Tsuha, Hilo Aquatic Club,1:56.44

1. Cara Jernigan, Kona Aquatics, 1:56.44

3. Madison Hauanio, Kona Aquatics, 1:56.77

Girls 17-18 200 butterfly   2. Akemi King, Warrior Aquatic Club, 2:15.49

Boys 10-under 50 butterfly   3. Wey Wey Foo, Kona Aquatics, 33.42

Boys 11-12 50 butterfly   1. Aye Chan San Tun, Kona Aquatics, 27.92

Men 15-16 100 breaststroke   2. Ren Kuwaye-Tamanaha, Hilo Aquatic Club, 1:01.72

Girls 17-18 100 breaststroke   1. Cara Jernigan, Kona Aquatics, 1:06.10

2. Madisyn Uekawa, Hilo Aquatic Club, 1:06.65

Men 17-18 100 breaststroke   3. Christian Kubo, Hilo Aquatic Club,59.76

Women 17-18 50 freestyle    2. Madisyn Uekawa, Hilo Aquatic Club, 24.89

3. Madison Hauanio, Kona Aquatics, 25.14

Girls 10-under 200 freestyle relay

3. Kona Dolphins (Loea Andrade, Phoenix Furer, Paloma Field, Maia Damazo),2:09.04

Boys 10-under 200 freestyle relay

2. Kona Aquatics (Colby Okinaka, Joby Mangca, Wey Wey Foo, Silas Wiley), 2:07.02

Girls 17-18 400 medley relay

1. Kamehameha Swim Club (Anu Nihipali, Kira Fox, Jasmine Mau, Jessie Watkins), 3:57.81

2. Hilo Aquatic Club (Sharae Ichinose, Beth Tusha, Madisyn Uekawa, Ginger Carlson), 4:12.39

Girls 17-18 100 backstroke,  2. Anu Nihipali, Kamehameha Swim Club, 59.66

3. Madison Hauanio, Kona Aquatics, 1:01.12

Girls 10-under 50 Yard backstroke   3. Bella Zambrana, Kona Aquatics, 34.29

Girls 17-18 100 freestyle    2. Cara Jernigan, Kona Aquatics, 52.82

3. Madisyn Uekawa, Hilo Aquatic Club, 53.70

Girls 15-16 200 IM    3. Leahi Camacho, Kona Aquatics, 2:13.49

Girls 17-18 200 IM   2. Cara Jernigan, Kona Aquatics, 2:12.33

3. Madison Hauanio, Kona Aquatics, 2:13.72

Girls 15-16 1,000 freestyle  3. Leahi Camacho, Kona Aquatics, 10:32.62

Women 17-18 1,000 freestyle   1. Beth Tsuha, Hilo Aquatic Club, 10:57.71

3. Cara Jernigan, Kona Aquatics, 11:20.48

Boys 15-16 200 medley relay

3. Warrior Aquatic Club (Ryan Bisel, Cody Hamane, Jordan Kamimura, Adam Hill), 1:42.95

Girls 17-18 200 medley relay

1. Kamehameha Swim Club (Anu Nihipali, Kira Fox, Jasmine Mau, Jessie Watkins), 1:50.81

2. Hilo Aquatic Club (Sharae Ichinose, Madisyn Uekawa, Ginger Carlson, Beth Tsuha), 1:53.21

Boys 17-18 200 medley relay

2 Kamehameha Swim Club (Dane Uy, Victor Alumbaugh, Evan Hamamoto, Kale Ai), 1:41.44

Girls 17-18 200 backstroke   2. Anu Nihipali, Kamehameha Swim Club, 2:09.14

3. Madison Hauanio, Kona Aquatics, 2:09.46

Boys 17-18 200 backstroke   3. Dane Uy, Kamehameha Swim Club, 2:02.21

Boys 10-under butterfly    1. Wey Wey Foo, Kona Aquatics, 1:15.76

Girls 17-18 100 butterfly  2. Madisyn Uekawa, Hilo Aquatic Club, 59.59

3. Anu Nihipali, Kamehameha Swim Club, 1:00.08

Girls 200 breaststroke   1. Cara Jernigan, Kona Aquatics, 2:24.08

2. Beth Tsuha, Hilo Aquatic Club, 2:29.47

Boys 17-18 200 breaststroke  1. Christian Kubo, Hilo Aquatic Club, 2:11.09

Girls 17-18 500 freestyle  1. Madison Hauanio, Kona Aquatics, 5:18.93

2. Beth Tsuha, Hilo Aquatic Club, 5:19.39

Girls 17-18 200 freestyle relay

1. Kamehameha Swim Club (Krislyn Cha, Jasmine Mau, Anu Nihipali, Kira Fox), 1:39.67

2. Hilo Aquatic Club (Madisyn Uekawa, Beth Tsuha, Sharae Ichinose, Ginger Carlson), 1:40.01

December 21, 2012 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best BIIF Swimmers Take to the Pool

Waiakea's Peter Chi favorite event the 100 breaststroke

Looking to see some of the best of prep swimmers in the state of Hawaii?  Then grab a seat in the bleachers at the Edward H. Kawachika Swimming Pool at Hilo High School this Saturday for the Big Island Interscholastic Federation season opener.

Leading a group of top notch competitive swimmers is Kealakehe’s Nicholas Garrett who returns for his senior season.

Garrett broke the BIIF record in the 100 butterfly last season with a time of 52.75 seconds.  The previous record was set by Waiakea’s Jonathan Pauole in 1987 when he was coached by the late Ed Kawachika and stood for 22 years before Garrett etched his name into the record books.

 At the Hawaii High School Athletic Association championships a peaked Garrett took a full second off his BIIF butterfly record by clocking 51.74 while placing second in the state.

‘Rider teammate Alyssa Foo is back as she looks to defend her BIIF title in the 200 individual medley and improve upon her second place state finish from last season.  Foo also won the BIIF 100 yard butterfly event and placed fifth in the state in the 500 freestyle as she leads an extremely talented ‘Rider squad.

Kealakehe coach, Steve Borowski, believes that the low numbers on his boys and girls teams will make it difficult to challenge for team titles, but the ‘Riders are strong in high quality talent with Garrett and Foo leading the way.

 “Our boy’s team is very lean, but a new freshman, Dane Uy, is good,” Borowski said.  “Our girl’s team is also a bit lean, but not too bad as we have a freshman standout in Madison Hauanio.”

Despite the low numbers Borowski always seems to find a way to compete well.  Last season the ‘Riders brought only five girls to the HHSAA championships and still scored enough points to place them in a tie for fifth place.

Borowski predicts that Waiakea and Hawaii Preparatory Academy will again compete for the BIIF team titles.

Last season Waiakea won the BIIF girls team title while HPA took the boys.  Ka Makani boys went on to place third in the state, the highest finish by any BIIF team.

Waiakea returns Peter Chi, the BIIF champion in the 100 breaststroke, for his final season.  Chi is a confident and experienced swimmer who continues to improve on his time.  At the state championships, for the past two seasons, Chi has placed third in his signature event, and has dropped his time down to 1:00.39.

The public school Warriors also return sophomore sensation Rachel Shimizu who is dominate in the 200 and 500 freestyle events, finishing third at states in both.

“We are shooting to repeat at winning the BIIF girls team title with Rachel Shimizu and freshman Madisyn Uekawa leading the way,” Waiakea Coach Bill Sakovich said.

Uekawa, a strong age group swimmer, will add firepower to an already potent Waiakea swim squad.  “Several other girls could step up and help out and several of them are freshmen,” Sakovich said.  “If everyone does their best we should repeat.”

The Waiakea boys also look to challenge HPA for the team title with Chi leading the way in the 100 breast and David Sumada looking strong in the 200 free.

Waiakea was the leagues runner-up to HPA last year for the boys and according to Sakovich his Warrior relay teams look to be stronger and more competitive this year.

“I think our toughest fight will be with HPA in the boys and Kealakehe in the girls, but that may change over the shortened swimming season,” Sakovich said.

Defending boys team champions, HPA, looks to be dependent on several younger swimmers to step up after losing three of their relay swimmers to graduation.

Ka Makani boys swept all the relay events at the BIIF championships last year to claim the team title, but will need to fill large gaps to get past Waiakea this season.

“The only person we have returning from our state relay team is Kaikea Nakachi,” HPA coach Mark Noetzel said.  At the HHSAA last season Ka Makani boys finished third in the 200 IM and 400 freestyle and second in the 200 free.

The number of swimmers looks good for HPA as they carry 15 boys and 11 girls on their roster and are expected to be competitive.

“On the boys side of things I think we’re in position to challenge Waiakea for the team title,” Noetzel said.  “We’ve got a lot of work to do if we want to be in the fight for the BIIF title.”

Ryan Ross, Sonny Hapgood, Logan Borowski and Kyle Katase, along with Nakachi, will lead a solid Ka Makani squad in defense of their title.

On the girls side HPA returns multi talented Bridgette Walker who Noetzel will heavily depend upon.  “Bridgette is a senior that we need to lead this team as she is committed to water sports,” Noetzel said.

State age group swimmer, Bhillie Luciani, will add strength for the girls.  “Bhillie is a strong all around swimmer,” Noetzel said.  “I see the fight for the girl’s team title to be between Waiakea and Kealakehe.”

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