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King’s Swim from Kailua-Kona, July 7, 2012 – TOP 3

King’s Swim  1.2-mile swim held Saturday July 7, 2012  in Kailua-Kona

Overall male 1 Peter Parisi 23:16  2 Darren Phelan 23:18  3 Nathaniel Goodale 23:32

10-and-under male  1 Weylin Foo 28:41  2 Silas Wiley 31:3 3 Duke Becker 38:17

11-14 male  1 Shane/buddy Rose 26:23   2 Danny Konishi 26:40  3 Johan VanBakel 27:15

15-18 male   1 Sonny Hapgood 23:35    2 Jordan Kamimura 24:18   3 Adam Hill 24:38

19-24 male  1 Ryan K Saunders 24:09  2 Evan Uy 26:2    3 Anthony Ganuelas 32:14

25-29 male  1 Greg McKenna 28:56   2 Nicholas Takamine 30:51    3 Cory McCkrd 31:04

30-34 male   1 Justin Pierce 30:40  2 Elijah McDauniel 31:13   3 Kristopher Whiting 36:53

35-39 male  1 Jeff Maki 25:12    2 Dave Fediuk 29:24    3 Michael DeCarli 34:31

40-44 male   1 Trent Fischer 25:55   2 Jano Soto 26:42   3 Erik Guldhav 29:03

45-49 male   1 Mark Noetzel 24:51    2 Jerry Bess 26:38   3 Jason Nixon 27:59

50-54 male   1 Colin Mustoe 24:57   2 Dave Gibson 25:03   3 Derrick Monell 29:17

55-59 male   1 Ward Saunders 28:04  2 Alfred Kent 28:39   3 Robert Puaokalani 33:37

60-64 male   1 Steve Mcelrath 29:03  2 Ron Ahloy 29:4     3 Peter Boynyon 32:47

65-69 male    1 Jim Mccleery 25:00   2 Bob Smith 29:09   3 Douglas Dierenfield 34:56

70-and-over male  1 Warren Harlow 44:20  2 Mo Mathews 44:25   3 Paul Patnode 55:15

Overall female   1 Leahi Camacho 23:20   2 Alyssa Foo 23:23  3 Noelani Vargas 23:38

10-and-under female  1 Malia Dills 33:43  2 Kenya Gray 38:21  3 Kaile Dills 38:35

11-14 female    1 Madeline Foo 24:19    2 Lily Castro 26:29   3 Katie Jefferson 26:32

15-18 female   1 Madison-Gail Hauani’o 23:46  2 Cara Jernigan 24:1  3 Bhillie Luciani 24:48

19-24 female   1 Nicole Paulachak 31:42

25-29 female    1 Sarah Chang 27:13   2 Kaitlin Sanders 28:57   3 Cobey Ackerman 31:36

30-34 female   1 Andrea Lindborg 27:31  2 Lindsay Resetnikov 28:46 3 Robyn Scarth 32:14

35-39 female  1 Jen Gow 28:42   2 Rani Tanimoto 29:59   3 Sylvia Ravaglia 31:37

40-44 female  1 Aimee Kolman 25:02  2 Mary Donlevy 26:40  3 Serena Chamberlain 33:34

45-49 female  1 Christine Winn 28:53  2 Nicki Lacey-Enos 29:54   3 Lisa Youngs 30:54

50-54 female  1 Jennifer Stabrylla 27:45  2 Linda Kelley 31:40   3 Kathleen Leahy 33:54

55-59 female  1 Cookie Kimball 30:16  2 Lisa Parsell 31:47   3 Valisa Saunders 32:45

60-64 female   1 Patti Kiernan 33:54  2 Jane Dierenfield 34:53   3 Lotus Golden 36:29

65-69 female   1 Kaeti Ecker 33:51      2 Susan Lalanne 41:29

70-and-over female   1 Carol Elliott 34:02    2 Adrienne Pipes 40:27


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Kealakehe Girls Upset Waiakea in BIIF Championship Swimming

Waiakea's DQ in 200 Relay give 'Riders team victory

   Five league records fell this past weekend and the Waiakea boys and the Kealakehe girls won team titles in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Swimming Championships from the Kona Community Aquatics Center.

   Waiakea came into the finals as the heavy favorites to win the girls crown for the second year in a row, but was upset by a determined Kealakehe squad when the Warriors suffered a disqualification in the 200 freestyle relay. 

   “It was a huge surprise for us to win the team title,” Waverider coach Steve Borowski said.  “Our girls did a great job and they performed better than expected. I believe they peaked and tapered perfectly.  The whole team did great.”

Alyssa Foo

Kealakehe was led by Alyssa Foo who came up with big wins in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke (new league record 59.84 seconds), along with teammate Madison Hauanio who won the 200 Individual Medley and finished second in the 500 free.

   Foo broke the 100 back record that was set by fellow Waverider, Ashley Rose in 2001.

   “I was in a really good mood,” Foo said of her record breaking event.  “We didn’t really taper totally for the BIIF’s, so I think I can go even faster at the state championships if I continue to train hard.”

   Foo was also happy that Kealakehe regained the BIIF team title.

   “We won the team title in my freshmen and sophomore years, before losing it to Waiakea last year,” she said.  “I was happy that we could do it again in my senior year with only nine girls.”

    The public school Warrior boys pulled out a team victory over defending champions Hawaii Prep by a score of 148 to 116.

   “Our boys came through,” Waiakea coach Bill Sakovich said.  “Frank (Chi) was outstanding as usual and we got great relay races from David Sumada, Ryan Kawano, Grant Uekawa and Campbell Causey.”

   Sakovich had high praise for many of his swimmers including Causey who won the 500 freestyle and finished second in the 200 free.

   “All our kids did great and I am especially grateful to our coaches who helped us in getting these kids prepared for the finals,” Sakovich said.

   “I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t repeat for the girl’s title, but it’s a meet and anything can happen at meets,” Sakovich said.  “The Kealakehe girls did exactly what they were supposed to do and they did an excellent job.”

Logan Borowski

   In a much anticipated showdown between the best two swimmers in the 100 butterfly, Kealakehe’s Nicholas Garrett squared off against Hawaii Prep’s Logan Borowski showcasing the fastest fly stroke swimmers in the pool.

   Garrett came into the event as the two time BIIF butterfly champion and BIIF record holder, as Ka Makani junior Logan Borowski began to close in on Garrett’s record during the later part of the season.

  Borowski who had earlier in the day came away with the 50 freestyle title in a personal best time of 21.45 seconds and Garrett, the eventual winner of the 200 free, 1:46.22, met for the BIIF 100 butterfly title.

   Borowski’s winning time of 51.59 seconds eclipsed Garrett’s previous record of 52.02 set last year.

   “Nick is a really good swimmer and I knew I had to go out fast in the first 50, then try to hold him off,” Borowski said.  “I wasn’t thinking about the record as I was just trying to win the event.”

Frank Chi

Waiakea’s Frank Chi came into the finals wanting to break his own record in the  100 breaststroke for the fourth time this season. 

   Chi lowered the BIIF record to 58.7 seconds on Friday night and was determined to go even faster during the championship finals.  On Saturday the senior again rewrote the league record books by clocking in at 58.61 seconds.

    “I knew I could go hard and faster,” Chi said of his record breaking swim.  “I just pushed myself both in practice and during the meets.”

   Chi, who finished third in the state for the past two seasons in the breaststroke believes he can challenge for top honors this year.

   “I can still go faster and I believe that if I work hard I can get my time under 58 seconds,” he said.

    Ka Makani 200 boys freestyle relay team was back in the water, setting a new league record for the second time this season.  Using all juniors in Kyle Katase, Kaikea Nakachi, Ryan Ross and Logan Borowski as the anchor the HPA foursome clocked in at 1:29.35 to break their previous record of 1:29.80.

Kaikea Nakachi

“All four of us are going to swim the three relays as the state championship and we are only going to swim one individual race each,” Borowski said.  “I plan on focusing on the 50 free at states.”

   Nakachi defended his BIIF 100 backstroke title and claimed top honors in the 200 Individual Medley events.

   Waiakea’s David Sumada, the defending BIIF champion in the 200 freestyle, was upset by Garrett but later rebounded with a victory in the 100 free.

   “I’m really excited about my 100 free time,” Sumada said.  “It was my fastest time this season, 48.6 seconds, and I know this might sound silly, but before the event I thought of my coaches smile (Justin Pierce) and that helped me to swim my best.”

   Waiakea freshmen, Madisyn Uekawa became a BIIF champion in both the 100 free and 100 breaststroke.

   “I was a little nervous going into the championships, but I think I swam well and I tried my best,” Uekawa said.  “It felt good, but I think I should have gone out harder in both my races. I’m hoping I can do better at states.

   The HHSAA swim championships finals will be held at Kamehameha-Hawaii on February 13.

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