DQ stymies Mokihana sweep at Ed Ho tourney

A disqualification in the boys 9-10 50-yard breaststroke kept Mokihana Aquatics from taking a clean sweep at the 31st annual Ed Ho Memorial Swim Meet Saturday.

Kiran Abrams, swimming for the Kaua’i Aquatics team, soared to a first place finish as Makali’i Pratt of Mokihana finished with the disqualification, one of three in the five-swimmer event.

Abrams topped the field with a 50.50 finish over team mate Matthias Davis who tripped the clock at 56.44 in the event.

Outside of the overall first finish by Abrams in the 9-10 boys division, Mokihana took first finishes in nine of the 10 divisions that featured swimmers from Kaua’i High School, Island School (unattached), Mokihana, and KAA.

Yasmine Ware topped the 8 and under girls with Kenji Mori taking first in the 8 and under boys division, both swimmers hailing from the Mokihana Aquatics program.

Kaitlin Santos filled in the top slot of the 9-10 girls class and was one of three Mokihana swimmers who took the top three positions in that competition. Abrams topped the 9-10 boys field with Pratt filling in second place.

Kaitlyn Jarry led the Mokihana sweep of the 11-12 girls division and Matthew Holzman, who will be flying to Maui for the state division this weekend, topping the 11-12 boys.

Kelsey O’Conner bettered teammate Keyah-Leilani Agoot for top honors in the 13-14 girls field with Scott Emberson claiming gold in the 13-14 boys.

Meaghan Sims of Mokihana Aquatics and Michelle Woltmon of Island School (unattached) finished tied for first at 24 points apiece in the 15-18 girls competition, with Torrey Ikeda breathing down their necks with 21 points at the end.

Keenan Anaya, who will fly to Maui with Holzman for the state meet this weekend, finished tied with Ben Baldwin of Island School (unattached), with both swimmers tallying 27 points at the end of the day in the 15-18 boys.

Tyson Chihara of Kaua’i High School filled in third at 18 points.

For scores, see the Scoreboard on Page B2.

The meet, originally scheduled for the summer, had to be rescheduled due to work at the Waimea Swimming Pool, and was hosted by the West Kaua’i Lions Club with assistance from the Mokihana Aquatics organization.


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