Robinson leads Mokihana Aquatics at Maui swim

Marcus Robinson, 10, coming off a strong showing at the Mamizuka Invitational in Manoa, had the best meet for Mokihana Aquatics during the 37th Annual Coach Soichi Sakamoto Invitational on Maui over the weekend.

Robinson posted four improvements over the seven events he swam in based on converted times used for calculating improvements. His biggest gain came in the 200 Freestyle, where he touched at 3:18.09 for a 19.04 improvement.

He followed that event with a 2.19 bettering in the 50 Breast (1:01.24), the 50 Free (40.41) and the 50 Back (51.28).

Ryan Valenciano, 16, posted three improvements in five events, his best showing in the 100 Breast where he touched at 1:28.47 for a 0.98 improvement. He also shaved times in the 100 Free (1:10.91) and the 50 Free (32.22).

Kaitlin Santos, 16, swam 10 events with her best showing in the 50 Free (2:47.69) where she finished fourth overall.

Kaitlyn Jarry, a recent graduate of Kapa‘a High School, also swam 10 events, garnering two second places and five third places. Her best swim was a third place in the 50 Free (33.02).

Kayla Ishida’s best event of 10 came in the 100 Backstroke (1:23.96) where she finished with a Hawai‘i AA time standard.


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