Kamalani Brun posts perfect meet

Kamalani Brun had a perfect meet and Evan Hamamoto achieved personal best times in six events at the Mokihana Aquatics timed trials which ended Sunday at the Kaua‘i High School pool.

Mokihana coach Orlando “O” Anaya said the two-day meet was planned to allow swimmers a last chance to qualify for an upcoming off-island meet.

Brun, 12, had improvements, from her last times she posted, in all of the five events she competed in despite finishing second in each of the events. Her biggest improvement came in the 200 Free where she stopped the clock at 3:10.35Y for a 29.65 improvement.

In the 100 Fly (1:52.56Y), Brun shaved 24.26 off her previous swim and in the 100 Breast (1:44.69Y), she trimmed 14.92 off her previous swim.

Hamamoto’s biggest improvement came in the 100 Butterfly (1:09.83Y) where he lopped 4.06 off his previous swim, and in the 100 Breast (1:22.83Y), the 13-year-old trimmed 3.96 off his previous performance.

For Victoria Olsen, 17, this was her last performance as a Mokihana Aquatics swimmer and she swam a personal best in the 200 Breast (3:33.63Y) by taking 3.31 off her previous swim.

Leslie Lockyer, 14, also ended with six personal best times, her biggest coming in the 200 Free (2:33.64Y) where she chopped 25.80 off her earlier swim.

Kyle Riddle, 10, had two personal bests, his biggest coming in the 100 Fly (1:55.91Y) where he was 14.49 better than his previous time with a first finish, and Renee Sauceda, 12, had an 18.64 improvement in her 100 Back (1:31.52Y) swim.

Jr. Soltren, 16, flew through the water en route to a first finish in the 200 Free where he posted a 2:45.13Y finish for a 40.59 improvement, and Ryan Valenciano, 13, was 17.98 better than his previous performance in the 200 Free (2:32.32Y) despite a third finish.

Similarly, Makana Waiamau, 14, posted a 1.47 improvement in the 200 Free (2:38.93Y) despite a fifth finish.

Yasmine Ware, 11, swept through all of her events with first finishes, but posted five personal bests, her biggest improvement coming in the 200 Free (2:22.08Y) where she showed an improvement of 2.97.

Jaycie Murata, 11, had three personal bests, her biggest coming in the 50 Fly where she finished third on a 51.53Y swim for an 11.28 improvement.

Linea Koehler, 13, posted three personal bests led by her swim in the 100 Fly where she stopped the clock at 1:40.18Y for a 9.02 improvement, and Sarah Johnson’s only personal best came in the 50 Free where the 15-year-old stopped the clock at 42.18Y for a 1.83 gain.

Kaitlin Jarry, 14, posted four personal best times paced by her 9.06 improvement in the 200 Breast (3:16.53Y).

Taylor Haffner, 13, finished with three personal best times led by his showing in the 100 Back (1:46.47Y) where he gained 16.26.

Kelly Culliney, 14, showed one improvement of 8.99 in the 200 Back (2:53.28Y) and Alex Croydon showed a 3.88 improvement in the 50 Back (58.84Y) and a 2.65 improvement in the 100 Free (1:42.85Y).

Alyssa Clark, 15, posted a 7.18 improvement in her 200 Breast (3:33.73Y) and a 4.05 gain in the 100 Fly (1:34.70Y).

Aeryn Austin-Elbaz, 9, showed the biggest gain when she stopped the clock at 4:06.58Y in the 200 Free for a 138.73 gain.

In the 100 Back (2:07.68Y), she gained 96.43.

Eathan Austin-Elbaz, 14, showed his biggest gain in the 200 Free (2:30.91Y) where he trimmed 10.52.

Kesia Anaya, 15, posted two personal bests with her biggest showing coming in the 200 Fly (2:42.13Y) for a 2.36 gain followed by the 50 Free (27.68Y) for a 0.28 gain.


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