Maui Prep Brings Home The Hardware

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on February 5, 2017

Maui Prep students take home the gold…and the silver and the bronze…in multiple events.

Science Olympiad Champions!

Science Olympiad Champions!

The Science Olympiad competed in the regional championships on Saturday, February 4, at the University of Hawaii Maui College, and the Middle School team took first place, which sends them off to States! Several medals were also won by our Upper Schools students as well. Big mahalo to Ms. Kelly and Ms. DeMott for all their dedication in guiding these students!

Boys' and girls' relay teams with coaches, Ari Shore and Tex Ritter.

Boys’ and girls’ relay teams with coaches, Ari Shore and Tex Ritter.

MIL Championships for swimming were held this past weekend as well. Held at the Kihei Aquatic Center, the Maui Prep athletes swam both Friday and Saturday in an effort to make times for States in Oahu next weekend. Many did that and more!  The girls’ 400 Free Relay, consisting of Jessie Kingwell (sr.), Irie Gonah (fr.), Kysha Altura (jr.), and Sophie Johnston (sr.) went out and dominated their way to the gold medal in the 400 Free Relay. The result secured third place in overall MIL standings. This team also swam for the silver in the 200 Free Relay. Not to be outdone by the girls, the boys’ 400 Free Relay, Coleman Kingwell, Nolan Lehmann, Zac Giles and Jonah Bluh, brought home the silver in what was their last MIL race.

Swimmer Rebecca Geng (so.)

Swimmer Rebecca Geng (so.)

Individually, the swimmers did outstanding as well!  Altura, not only brought home 2 golds and 2 silvers, but also broke another county record in the 200 Freestyle. Jessie Kingwell moved up two seeds to snag the bronze medal in the 100 Freestyle and Coleman Kingwell received the gold in both the 200 IM as well as the 100 Backstroke. The swim team dedicated many, many hours to practice – both on-season and off for some of them – and even if they didn’t receive a medal, many achieved personal best times. Many thanks to head coach, Mike Ritter and assistant coaches, Arielle Shore and Jennifer Gode.

State-qualified swimmers are heading to Oahu February 10-11 to compete in the HHSAA State Championships at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

What a weekend, way to go Pueo!

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