KIF winners named swimming all stars

The swimmers who won their events in the Kauai Interscholastic Federation Championships in January were named this year’s league all stars.

Kauai High has eight standouts that hold 21 spots in the all star list, including the teams that won the girls and girls 200-yard medley relay, the boys 400-yard freestyle relay and nine individual winners.

“I’m very proud of them. Especially since the relay team broke one of our records from KIF swimming. So, I was happy with that,” said Kauai High swim coach Kelsey Tanaka. “I was really impressed with all the work they put into it and all the success they had.”

Island School has eight swimmers who hold 11 spots, including the boys 200-yard freestyle relay team, the girls 400-yard freestyle relay team and three individual winners.

Island School coach Shannon Wigent couldn’t be reached for comment.

Kapaa has six athletes that hold eight spots, including four individual winners and the girls 200-yard freestyle relay team.

“They all work really hard. The girls, especially, did really well this year,” said Kapaa coach Kara Kitamura. “I love them all, whether they win or not. They worked hard and did their best.”

KIF Swimming All Stars

Girls 200-yard medley relay team: Kauai — Rain Owen (sophomore), Abby Cox (junior), Ava Wagner (junior), Kaira Kaaihue (sophomore)

Boys 200-yard medley relay team: Kauai — Jack Machorek (sophomore), Zachary Safford (sophomore), Saber Fairbanks (senior), Riley Young (senior)

Girls 200-yard freestyle relay team: Kapaa — Victoria Hinkle (junior), Lily Stokes (freshman), Asianna Nelson (junior), Tessa Ramsey (sophomore)

Boys 200-yard freestyle relay team: Island School — Jackson Evans (sophomore), Henry Scherer (freshman), Samuel Goldberg (senior), Akira Williams (freshman)

Girls 400-yard freestyle relay team: Island School — Mao Fukada (freshman), Carolyn Price (junior), Sterling Bird (senior), Athena Alexander (sophomore)

Boys 400-yard freestyle relay team: Kauai — Riley Young (senior), Jack Machorek (sophomore), Saber Fairbanks (senior), Zachary Safford (sophomore)

Girls 200-yard freestyle: Kaira Kaaihue (sophomore), Kauai

Boys 200-yard freestyle: Jack Machorek (sophomore), Kauai

Girls 200-yard individual medley: Ava Wagner (junior), Kauai

Boys 200-yard individual medley: Zachary Safford (sophomore), Kauai

Girls 50-yard freestyle: Juliana Tampus (freshman), Kapaa

Boys 50-yard freestyle: Jackson Evans (sophomore), Island School

Girls 100-yard butterfly: Alana Tamashiro (sophomore), Kapaa

Boys 100-yard butterfly: Zachary Safford (sophomore), Kauai

Girls 100-yard freestyle: Grace Stokes (junior), Kapaa

Boys 100-yard freestyle: Akira Williams (freshman), Island School

Girls 500-yard freestyle: Kaira Kaaihue (sophomore), Kauai

Boys 500-yard freestyle: Jack Machorek (sophomore), Kauai

Girls 100-yard backstroke: Victoria Hinkle (junior), Kapaa

Boys 100-yard backstroke: Jackson Evans (sophomore), Island School

Girls 100-yard breaststroke: Ava Wagner (junior), Kauai

Boys 100-yard breaststroke: Riley Young (senior), Kauai

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