Three KIF swimming records were broken Saturday at the Kaua’i Interscolastic Federation championships.
Island School Voyager sophomore Chloe Inouye led the Voyager girls, who won the event’s top spot with 82 points. She also broke two of three KIF records. The Kaua’i High Red Raiders were next with 24 points and the Kapa’a High Warriors girls followed with 14 points.
Jacob Rich, a junior at Kaua’i High, broke the third KIF record. He led the Red Raider boys to first place with 96 points.
The Red Raiders finished ahead of Kapa’a High, who had 69 points. With 13 points, the Island School boys completed the top three.
Inouye was part of 15 qualifying swims at the meet and also broke records in the 100-yard freestyle for girls and 100 breaststroke for girls.
Inouye not only broke records in 100 freestyle, but she also touched the wall at 53.42 seconds, surpassing Yasmine Ware’s previous record of 53.96 in 2011.
Inouye touched the wall in 100 breaststroke finals at 1:05.34, surpassing Ware’s 2012 record of 1:08.68. Inouye beat her earlier season KIF event record of 1:05.59.
Rich, who was swimming the first leg of the boys 200 Medley relay team, stopped the clocks in the final 100 backstroke at 57.93. This beats Jared Perry’s 2006 record of 57.95.
Next, the KIF qualifiers will take to the water at M. Mark Takai Hawai’i High School Athletic Association swimming & diving championships. They will be held on March 4 and 5 at Kamehameha Schools -Hawai’i.
Fans are not allowed at the state meet due to space and site restrictions.