Kauai places 2nd in Junior Lifeguard State Championships

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Vying for Queen of the Beach honors, Kauai’s Kelta O’Rourke, left, and Oahu’s Preeya Prasad dive for the flag during the girls 15-17 division beach flags event Saturday during the Junior Lifeguards State Championships at Kalapaki Beach.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Oahu’s Makoa Van Gieson and Big Island’s Kyle Weyrick tangle with the shore break in the boys 12-14 Iron Guard Saturday during the Junior Lifeguards State Championships at Kalapaki Beach.

  • Nick Celario / The Garden Island

    Kauai Junior Lifeguards coach Eugene Ancheta congratulates Keanu Brown after Kauai won the boys 15-17 paddleboard relay event during the Junior Lifeguard State Championships on Saturday at Kalapaki Beach.

  • Nick Celario / The Garden Island

    Kauai’s Tavehi Dubocage, left, graps the flag ahead of Oahu’s Krista Cox to win the girls 12-14 beach flags event during the Junior Lifeguard State Championships on Saturday at Kalapaki Beach.

  • Nick Celario / The Garden Island

    Kauai’s Cole Frye is congratulated by a Team Oahu coach after winning the boys 15-17 Iron Guard event during the Junior Lifeguard State Championships on Saturday at Kalapaki Beach.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Oahu’s Preeya Prasad is announced the winner of beach flags, girls 15-17 division, after her grab is on the midway tape while her opponent, Kauai’s Kelta O’Rourke, is close but not on the tape Saturday during the Junior Lifeguards State Championships at Kalapaki Beach.

LIHUE — Team Kauai placed second in the Junior Lifeguard State Championships on Saturday at Kalapaki Beach.

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