Machorek second in state swim

HONOLULU — Kauai High School junior Jack Machorek finished second in the 200-yard individual medley Saturday during the K. Mark Takai Hawaii High School Athletic Association state swimming and diving championships on Oahu.

The Kauai junior touched the wall at 1 minute, 54.52 seconds to claim the silver medal just .41 seconds ahead of Dong Hyeon Hwang of Kalani High School.

His swim for silver eluded gold by two seconds, the top medal being claimed by M.J. Mao of Pac-5 (1:54.52), who broke the state record for this event during the preliminary heats contested Friday. His record-setting swim stopped the clocks at 1:49.02.

Machorek also had a fifth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle where he bettered his preliminary swim (4:42.63) by nearly two seconds to touch at 4:40.77. Michael Petrides of Mid Pacific Institute found gold in this event at 4:28.91.

Machorek’s performance was joined by fellow junior Zachary Safford who finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly on a swim of 52.36. This event was also taken by Pac-5 senior Mao, who set the state record of 47.13 in 2016, and finished Saturday at 47.61.

These performances from the Kauai Interscholastic Federation student athletes led the Kauai High School boys team to a ninth-place tie with Lahainalunha at six points each, a point shy of Kalani boys who ended with seven points. Top team honors went to Punahou who captured 44.5 points for the boys and 88 points for the girls.

The KIF girls team, represented by Kapaa, did not point.

The event was held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Results for Kauai qualifiers:

Finals

Jack Machorek (Kau) 2nd 200 individual medley (1:54.52)

Jack Machorek (Kau) 5th 500 freestyle (4:40.77)

Zachary Safford (Kau) 5th 100 butterfly (52.36)

Preliminaries

Girls

200 medley relay

Kapaa (Madeline Hoesel, Heather Faretta, Chloe Zumwalt, Grace Stokes) 2:03.41

Kauai (Malia Splittstoesser, Julia Safford, Kaira Kaaihue, Kelli Okayama) 2:05.31

100 freestyle

Grace Stokes (Kap) 58.26

100 breaststroke

Pakela Panui (Kap) 1:08.41

200 freestyle relay

Kapaa (Heather Faretta, Juliana Tampus, Madeline Hoesel, Grace Stokes) 1:47.44

400 freestyle relay

Kapaa (Madeline Hoesel, Heather Faretta, Asianna Nelson, Grace Stokes) 4:01.77

Kauai (Julia Safford, Malia Splittstoesser, Cassandra Hays, Kaira Kaaihue) 4:09.48

200 individual medley

Kaira Kaaihue (Kau) 2:22.49

100 freestyle

Kaira Kaaihue (Kau) 56.79

Boys

200 medley relay

Kauai (Luke Roberts, Zachary Safford, Jack Machorek, Tristan Hanks) 1:51.96

Kapaa (Marcus Robinson, Pakela Panui, Keon Orlando, Kamanakai Lee) 1:57.65

200 freestyle

Henry Scherer (IS) 1:54.69

500 freestyle

Jack Machorek (Kau) 4:42.63

Henry Scherer (IS) 5:07.48

200 individual medley

Jack Machorek (Kau) 1:56.73

100 butterfly

Zachary Safford (Kau) 53.06

200 freestyle relay

Kapaa (Kamanakai Lee, Makani Crowder, Marcus Robinson, Pakela Panui) 1:38.02

Kauai (Luke Roberts, Austin Hanks, Tristan Hanks, Dutch Fairbanks) 1:43.64

400 freestyle relay

Kauai (Zachary Safford, Luke Roberts, Dutch Fairbanks, Jack Machorek) 3:43.00

Kapaa (Marcus Robinson, Kamanakai Lee, Makani Crowder, Pakela Panui) 3:44.87

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