LIHUE — Kauai senior Yasmine Ware picked up three state auto qualifying swims and broke a Kauai Interscholastic Federation record on Saturday to lead the KIF qualifying swim meet at her home pool.
Ware’s trio of auto swims were part of the four auto swims and 13 consideration swims collected by the KIF field of swimmers.
Ware topped her list of auto swims by breaking a record in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall at 57.27 seconds to better her 2012 KIF record by nearly a second (58.15). She also pocketed auto times in the 200-yard individual medley (2:10.08) and in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.86).
Kapaa senior Bryson Baligad picked up the fourth and fifth auto swims in the 50-yard freestyle, touching the wall at 22.52, and the 100-yard freestyle where he stopped the clock at 49.97. He also pocketed a consideration swim in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.98) and continued to reap consideration swim as part of the Kapaa boys 200-yard medley relay (1:51.27) and the Kapaa boys 200-yard freestyle relay (1:45.19) where he swam the second leg for the team.
Kayla Ishida, the sole Menehune to pocket state times, finished with a pair of consideration swims in the 100-yard butterfly (1:05.86) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.72). She was joined by Riley Young of Kauai High School who finished with a pair of consideration swims in the 500-yard freestyle (5:24.56) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.98).
Fellow Red Raider swimmer Jack Machorek touched the wall at 2:12.12 in the 200-yard IM, pocketing a consideration swim to round out the individual consideration swimmers.
Island School relay teams also pocketed consideration swims, the girls getting a 1:58.49 swim for consideration in the girls 200-yard freestyle relay, and the boys touching the wall at 3:57.57 for a consideration swim in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay. The Island School girls, in its consideration for the 200-yard freestyle relay, was sandwiched between Kauai High School and Kapaa High School, all three teams earning consideration swims.
Kauai girls touched at 1:45.19 for first place followed by Island School, and Kapaa touching at 1:58.18 for third place. The Kauai boys 200-yard freestyle relay team rounded out the consideration swims at 3:57.57.
The KIF qualifying swims continue Saturday at the YMCA Pool starting at 10 a.m.
Yasmine Ware – 200 IM – 2:10.08 (2:18.19)
Yasmine Ware – 100 Butterfly – 57.27 (1:01.39) (KIF 58.15) Ware 2012
Yasmine Ware – 100 Breaststroke – 1:09.86 (1:12.29)
Bryson Baligad – 50 Free – 22.52 (22.99)
Bryson Baligad – 100 Free – 49.97 (50.39)
Kapaa Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay (Justin White, Nyle Rothschild, Bryson Baligad, Micah Nobriga-Ferris) – 1:51.27 (1:58.734)
Jack Machorek 200 IM – 2:12.12 (2:13.69)
Kayla Ishida – 100 Butterfly – 1:05.86 (1:07.29)
Kayla Ishida – 100 Backstroke – 1:06.72 (1:07.19)
Riley Young – 500 Free – 5:24.56 (5:24.59)
Riley Young – 100 Backstroke – 1:01.98 (1:03.09)
Bryson Baligad – 100 Breaststroke – 1:07.05 (1:07.99)
Kauai Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Bailey Ritter, Kaira Kaaihue, Kaylee Russell, Yasmine Ware) – 1:52.55 (1:58.49)
Island School Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Carolyn Price, Athena Alexander, Sterling Bird, Pualei Pratt) – 1:56.36 (1:58.49)
Kapaa Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Grace Stokes, Tori Hinkel, Heather Faretta, Emily Faretta) – 1:58.18 (1:58.49)
Kapaa Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Micah Nobriga-Ferris, Nyle Rothschild, Bryson Baligad, Justin White) – 1:38.37 (1:45.19)
Kauai Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Andrew Beeksma, Asa Hendrickson, Zachary Safford, Hikari Oberman) – 1:39.57 (1:45.19)
Island School Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (James Papa, Kyle Riddle, Kai Anderson, Jackson Evans) – 3:57.57 (4:02.79)