Monday, December 22, 2014

The Kauai Junior Lifeguard team picked up its eighth straight Hawaii State Junior Lifeguard Championship title Saturday at Hapuna Beach.

The team finished first place with 149 points, followed by Hawaii Island (104 points), Maui (75 points) and Oahu (48 points).

More than 170 teens, ages 13 to 17, competed in a 1,000-meter run, 200-meter swim, 100-meter run-swim-run, six-man paddle board relay and beach flags. The girls and boys competed in two age groups, 13-14 and 15-17, during the annual competition.

In the paddle board relay, Hawaii Island's boys 13-14 team captured first place while both girls teams and the boys 15-17 placed third.

Hawaii Island junior lifeguards grabbed honors in the following events:

c The 200-meter swim: Alyssa Foo (first place for girls 15-17), Ky Foo (first place for boys 15-17), Madison Hauanio (second place for girls 15-17), Madeline Foo (second place for girls 13-14), Emilie Mesman (fourth place for girls 15-17), Ulu Napeahi (fourth place for boys 13-14), Sarina Wyrick (fourth place for girls 13-14), Jea-ai Kaluau (sixth place for girls 15-17), and Mitchell Furer (sixth place for boys 15-17).

c The 100-meter run-swim-run: Madison Hauanio (first place for girls 15-17), Madeline Foo (second place for girls 13-14), Alyssa Foo (second place for girls 15-17), Ulu Napeahi (second place for boys 13-14), Ky Foo (third place for boys 15-17), Shane Ross (sixth place for boys 13-14), Emilie Mesman (sixth place for girls 15-17) and Hannah Tomlinson (sixth place for girls 13-14).

c Beach flags: Isaiah Adams (first place for boys 15-17), Isaiah Carvalho (fourth place for boys 13-14), Emma Kauhane (fourth place for girls 15-17), Katherine Kauhane (fifth place for girls 13-14), Emilie Mesman (fifth place for girls 15-17) and Maile Etherton (sixth place for boys 13-14).

c The 1,000-meter run: Alyssa Foo (first place for girls 15-17), Madeline Foo (fourth place for girls 13-14), Madison Hauanio (fourth place for girls 15-17), Mailani Neal (fifth place for girls 13-14) and Keala Spain (sixth place for boys 13-14).

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