KAHULUI — Kapaa High School’s all senior boys crew capped its 2015 outrigger canoe season with an impressive fifth-place finish at the state championships on Maui Saturday at Kahului Harbor.
“We’re very pleased with the outcome, racing against some very good competition here with all the top schools. And we won a (semifinal) heat, so that’s good. I’m very impressed really. Our whole crew are seniors and they are all my boys from football season,” said senior Maka AhLoo, who verbally committed to play football at Pacific University in Oregon earlier this year.
“This is a great way for us to finish the season. Being here and competing against this type of competition was good for us because we had to push ourselves more. We finished with faster times today, so yeah, we were tested,” AhLoo said.
Kauai Interscholastic Federation paddlers
Kapaa boys: Shizuo Santos, Johnny Levinthol, Maka AhLoo, Dylan Lemn, Chaz Pacleb and Keahi Tabura.
Kapaa mixed: Autumn Begley, Brylyn Aiwohi, Breanne Bernades, Maka AhLoo, Keahi Tabura and Johnny Levinthol.
Kauai girls: Christina Carney, Sarah Matsunaga, Saedy Tumaneng, Nicole Carney, Shea Cayabyab, Kiani Souza.
Boys State Finals / Kahului Harbor
1. Punahou 3:38.82; 2. Kalaheo 3:42.69; 3. KS-Kapalama 3:44.31; 4. Seabury Hall
3:46.23; 5. Kapaa 3:47.34; 6. Keaau 3:48.06; 7. Hilo 3:57.10; 8. Kaiser 4:19.95.
Girls State Finals / Kahului Harbor
1. Punahou 4:23.70; 2. Seabury Hall 4:24.84; 3. KS-Kapalama 4:26.01; 4. KS-Hawaii
4:26.65; 5. King Kekaulike 4:42.94; 6. Kealakehe 4:47.35; 7. Molokai 4:48.16; 8. Castle
Mixed State Finals / Kahului Harbor
1. Punahou 3:56.23; 2. Mid Pacific 4:02.90; 3. Konawaena 4:04.61; 4. King Kekaulike 4:06.63; 5.
KS-Kapalama 4:09.71; 6. Seabury Hall 4:11.88; 7. Kaiser 4:14.62; 8. Waianae 4:19.06.