Sims breaks out at state

Meaghan Sims led the three Mokihana Aquatics swimmers who competed at the Hawai‘i Age Group Championship meet in Kona over the weekend.

Sims, 17, finished with three events in the Top 10 while acquiring a Zone time in one event. She competed in nine events and picked up improvements in five of those swims.

Sims picked up her Zone time in the 200 Fly where she stopped the clock at 2:29.77Y, trimming over four seconds off her previous time. This performance earned her one of her three Top 10 finishes at fourth place.

The 200 Fly (2:33.66Y) was Sims’ other fourth place finish with her performance in the 200 Individual Medley (2:31.68Y) earning her a ninth finish.

The 200 Back (2:34.90Y) was her biggest gain outside of the 200 Fly where Sims bettered her previous time by more than two seconds, but missed the Top 10 with an 11th place finish.

Yasmine Ware, 9, had a nearly perfect meet but disqualified in one of her seven events.

Outside of that, she posted improvements in the remaining six events with the biggest jump coming in the 100 Fly (1:23.68Y) where she cut her previous time by more than five seconds.

Tyson Chihara rounded out the Mokihana Aquatics swimmers by bettering his performance in three of the five events he competed in. Chihara’s biggest improvement came in the 200 Breast (2:32.79Y) where he trimmed 1.85 off his previous time.

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