Kapa’a girls edge Kaua’i at KIF Swim

The Kapa’a Girls 200 Yard Free-style Relay team broke a KIF record enroute to topping the overall Girls team scores with 75 points, chased by the Kaua’i girls who finished in second at 71 points.

Team members of the Warrior relay team that set a new record of 1:53.03 include Magen Grooms, Marla Bendor, Camielle and Jackie Brady.

In establishing the new standard for the Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, the Warriors bested their seed time of 1:54.47 and bettered the KIF record time of 1:53.37 set in 1998 by the Kaua’i High team of Foster, Black, Romano and Black.

Jackie Brady’s dad was beaming with pride after she and her sister Camielle finished first and fourth respectively in the Girls 50 Yard Freestyle event.

Jackie Brady ended the day tied with Alanna Reynolds of Kula School for a tie in fourth place with 10 points apiece.

Meaghan Sims of Kaua’i, Michelle Woltmon of Island School, and Wailana Waite of Kula School tied for first in the Individual Girl Scores with 12 points apiece.

Sims anchored the Kaua’i Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team that broke a KIF record in that event with a first finish time of 4:14.08. Trisha Lamay-McVay, Casie Ford, Mary Tousend and Sims made up the team that broke the record of 4:14.75 set in 2001 by the Kaua’i High School team of Black, Balmores, Williams and Scheppers.

But in the boys team standings, Kaua’i dominated the meet with an accumulated 115 points led by Keenan Anaya and Jarred Perry, both Raider swimmers involved in a three-way tie for the top slot in the Boys Individual Scores. Anaya and Perry were part of two qualifying Kaua’i teams as well as picked up two individual events each by the end of the day.

Ben Baldwin of Island School who qualified for two more state meet events, was the third swimmer in the fight for first place.

Kyson Gusukuma, a junior at Kaua’i High, was the sole holder of fourth place with 10 points.

Randy Umetsu, the sole Waimea swimmer who qualified for states at the Saturday swim, finished in fifth place with 8 points, Umetsu qualifying for the state meet in a second place finish below Anaya in the Boys 100 Yard Butterfly. Umetsu’s time was 57.67 with the state qualifying time being 59.44.

The Local Motion 2006 Hawai’i State Swimming & Diving Championships are scheduled for Feb. 24 and 25 at Kamehameha Schools, Hawai’i.

More detailed scoring on Saturday’s KIF Swim Championship can be found in the Scoreboard section on B2.

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