Kauai’s Akira Williams 4th in 100 free, 6th in 50 free at state swimming championships

Kauai High School senior Akira Williams just missed on placing in the top three of two events on the final day of the 2019 K. Mark Takai Swimming & Diving Championships over the weekend.

Williams garnered a fourth-place finish in the boys 100-yard freestyle and a sixth-place finish in the boys 50-yard freestyle on Saturday at Central Oahu Regional Park.

In the 50 freestyle final, Williams timed in a 21.67 seconds — just faster than his preliminary time of 21.68 seconds. Kalani High School senior Kaiko Hokama-Decker won the event with a time of 21.36 seconds.

In the 100 freestyle final, Williams recorded a time of 46.92 seconds. His preliminary time was 46.77 seconds. Hokama-Decker won the event with a time of 46.55 seconds.

In the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, Kauai High School placed eighth out of eight with a time of 3:27.26. The team’s preliminary time was 3:25.93. The team members were Williams, freshman Ryden Williams, sophomore Kai Norman and senior Luke Roberts.

Punahou won the boys 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:09.33.

On the team rankings, the Kauai High boys team was 14th out of 18 teams with two points. Punahou was first with 66 points.

Complete results at sportshigh.com.

Info from Hawaii High School Athletic Association.

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