Same swimmers rise to the surface

The same swimmers who starred in the KIF’s first qualifying meet continued to surge in the second contest.

Kaua’i’s Meaghan Sims towered in the 200 free over Kapa’a’s Jackie Brady.

Meanwhile, Red Raider senior Keenan Anaya grabbed a win in the 200 boys free over Kyson Gusukuma.

Island’s Michelle Woltmon utilized her strong frame for the convincing victory over Zoli Wall in the 200 IM.

Teammate Ben Baldwin continued to dominate in the boys version of the 200 IM and Brady finally broke through in the 50 free over Kaua’i sophomore Trisha Lamay-Mcvay.

Red Raider senior Jared Perry swam away with the 50 free, outdistancing teammate Russell McCluskey.

Waimea’s Teagan Heywood claimed the win in the 100 butterfly over Island’s Sonya James and Baldwin flew away with the boys’ 100 butterfly title over Waimea’s Randy Umetsu.

Woltmon flowed well in the 100 free for her second win of the day.

Anaya cruised to a pool record in the boys’ 100 free and Kula’s Alanna Reynolds took the 500 free win.

On the boys side, Kaua’i’s Tyson Chihara touched the wall before Kapa’a’s James Hitchcock for the victory in the 500 free.

Sims and Perry garnered the 100 backstroke wins, with Perry nailing down a pool record.

Kaua’i’s Briana Albano and Stephen Valenciano were spectacular in their respective 100 breaststroke events.

In the relays, Kapa’a took the 200 free for the girls and Kaua’i did the same for the boys.

Kaua’i swept the 200 medley relays, with Gusukuma and Ikeda leading the way.

The Kapa’a girls ran away with the 400 free relay and the Red Raider boys claimed the boys 400 free win.

KIF swimming continues on Saturday at Kaua’i High School’s pool, starting at 2 p.m.

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