Boys Swimming qualifies for HHSAA tourney


Photo by Dyllyn Kahalehau

Senior Jonah Miller dives into the pool for the 50-yard freestyle. He ended up placing midfield with a time of 26.44, about four seconds off the lead.

By Dyllyn Kahalehau, staff writer

KīHEI— Seniors Kobe Lilio and Jonah Miller, junior Ka‘eo Kaupalolo, and freshman Ryan Wise all qualified for the K. Mark Takai Swimming and Diving Championships at a cold MIL swim meet Friday. 

Lilio placed 2nd in two of his three qualifying events, the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.28 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:57.44.

He also came in first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Miller, Kaupalolo and Wise. 

Kaupalolo also qualified in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.43, placing 1st for that event, and in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.90, placing 2nd.  

Captain Jonah Miller said “I think the meet went well, I could tell that everyone gave their best.”

Although none of the girls qualified, junior Nalea Nitta said that the season is not over and that there are still opportunities at the MIL championships Jan. 31.

“The only way we can get better is if we all go to practice and strive to do our best,” she said.

For complete meet results, click here.

This year, the state championships will be held on Maui at the Kīhei Aquatic Center, Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15.