Kaitlyn Jarry, 14, led the group of five Mokihana Aquatics swimmers during the group’s participation at the 28th Harry Mamizuka Invitational Swim Meet at the Manoa Valley Park over the weekend.
All five of the Mokihana participants recorded at least one personal best in the events they competed in, but Jarry led the group with two personal best times.
Jarry’s best event was the 100 Meter Backstroke where she stopped the clocks at 1:25.76 for a 1.27 improvement over her previous swim. In the Girls 50 Meter Freestyle, Jarry clocked a 32.73 swim for a 0.94 improvement. Both events earned her Hawai‘i AA times for a total of three events where she finished with HIAA rankings.
Evan Hamamoto, 13, posted a single personal best in the Boys 50 Meter Freestyle, enjoying a 29.24 swim for a 0.14 improvement. But that improvement was significant for the youngster as he marked a state qualifying time, his only one in five events. He also marked an HIAA rank in the Boys 100 Meter Freestyle event.
Keesia Anaya, 15, finished with one personal best in the Girls 400 Meter Individual Medley where she clocked a 6:11.81 swim, and improvement of 9.18 over her previous performance. That swim also earned her an HIAA ranking, one of eight she earned in 10 events, in the swim.
Yasmine Ware, 11, also finished with one personal best in 10 events, shaving 0.21 off her previous swim in the 50 Meter Freestyle. She stopped the clock at 31.99 and earned a state qualifying ranking for the swim, the only one she returned with.
Ware also earned HIAA rankings in seven of her events.
Kaitlin Santos, 13, rounded out the Mokihana Aquatics swimmers with a personal best in the 50 Meter Freestyle where she stopped the clock at 32.42 for a 0.06 improvement and a HIAA ranking. This was one of four HIAA rankings she earned in seven events, the other three events earning her HI-A rankings.