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The 2016 Hawaii High School State Championships dove into action this weekend with Punahou winning both the boys and girls first place trophies.
On the girls side:
Punahou jumped to a quick lead in the 200 medley relay with the quad of Lia Foster (27.00), Maddie Balish (29.00), Lyra Gonzalez (26.97), and Natassia Dunn (24.12) posting a combined time of 1:47.09. Kamehameha Schools Kapalama finished second with a time of 1:49.13, while third went to Kaiser and their time of 1:49.93.
Foster grabbed her second win of the meet in the 200 IM posting a final time of 2:06.37. Moanalua’s Aimee Iwamoto finished second overall with a time of 2:09.26 just ahead of Kaiser’s Lari Yasumi‘s 2:09.44.
Le Jardin’s Clancy Doyle took first in the 50 free with a final time of 24.00.
Cagla Brennan of Iolina just barely missed Rebecca Walton’s state record of 4:56.29 in the 500 free, posting a final time of 4:56.95. Punahou’s Nohea Lileikis finished second with a time of 5:01.24.
Foster dashed ahead of the competition in the 100 back to finish first with a time of 57.06.
Balish collected two individual wins in the 100 fly (56.89) and 100 breast (1:03.45).
On the boys side:
Jacob Cornish of Punahou neared the state record of 581.10 in the one meter diving with a final score of 576.80.
Aukai Lileikis of Punahou bettered his own state record in the 200 free, lowering it from 1:35.62 to 1:35.35 in prelims before setting the new mark at 1:34.82. The senior finished eight seconds ahead of the competition.
Lileikis’ record-breaking streak continued into the 100 free where he posted a time of 44.02 to take down Kanoa Kaleoaloha’s 2015 record of 44.70. The record-breaking didn’t stop there, as Lileikis delivered a 43.92 in finals to lower the record further.