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From TGI Reports –
Over the weekend of March 3-4, 30-plus members of the Mokihana Aquatic Club competed in the 14th Annual Sparky Kawamoto ABC Swim Meet in Hilo.
It was the largest contingent Mokihana has taken to a meet in some time, and served as additional confirmation that the swim club is making its way back onto the state’s aquatic scene.
Many of the youngsters who participated swam the best times of their careers.
“It was an incredible experience,” Mokihana coach Orlando Anaya said.
At the meet, two Mokihana swimmers performed well enough to qualify for the Aulea Short Course Invitational March 23-25 in Kailua. In addition, club member Keenan Anaya had already qualified for the meet.
Katelyn Umetsu was one of the outstanding performers at the Sparky Kawamoto meet. She swam a 1:12.08 in the 100-yard butterfly, where her entry time was 1:23.45. She also improved her 100-yard backstroke time from 1:20.90 to 1:17.37. She also will swim in the 200 back, the 100 free, the 200 butterfly, the 200 individual medley, the 400 IM and the 200 free.
Danelle Yost improved her time in four events. In the 100 fly, she moved from 1:23.90 to 1:18.39; in the 50 free she came down from :31.70 to :29.07; her 100 free time plummeted from 1:09.59 to 1:04.90; and her 100 back shrank from 1:23.68 to 1:20.39. She will compete in those events, plus the 200 free, the 100 fly and the 200 fly at the Aulea Invitational.
Keenan will compete in the 50 and 100 butterfly, the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, the 50 and 100 breaststroke, the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley.
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