Roosevelt boys rewrite OIA swim record books

Alex Croll and Roosevelt had a record-setting day at the OIA Swimming and Diving championships on Saturday. Jerry Campany / jcampany@staradvertiser.com
Alex Croll and Roosevelt had a record-setting day at the OIA Swimming and Diving championships on Saturday. Jerry Campany / jcampany@staradvertiser.com

The seniors on the Roosevelt boys swim team went out with a bang.

Of the 18 gold medals up for grabs at the OIA Swimming and Diving championships on Saturday, the Rough Riders won 16 of them to run away from the team title.

Joseph Ahia led the way with three gold medals and league records in each. He was joined by fellow seniors Jun Yueb Yoon (four golds), Jonathan Oba (four), Alex Croll (two), Shawn Saffery (one) and Jacob Erban (one). Sophomore Reimon Wada contributed two of the gold medals.

Kalani’s Dongjin Hwang was the only swimmer able to crack Roosevelt’s dominance, winning the 200 and 500 freestyle races and breaking his own record in the 500. He has won that race four years in a row and has collected 10 gold medals at the OIA championships in his career.

Ten gold medals is a haul, the only recent swimmer with more is Mililani’s Kevin Frifeldt with 11.

Yoon matched Hwang with his 10th gold medal on Saturday, while Oba finishes his career with eight and Ahia closes with six.

Wada already has four gold medals and has two years to collect more.

2017 OIA Swimming & Diving Championships
January 28, 2017

Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay
(A – Final) 1, Roosevelt High School 1:38.90 (Yoon, Jun Yeub SR, Ahia, Joseph JR, Oba, Jonathan SR, Croll, Alex SR) QUAL. 2, Kaiser High School 1:45.64 QUAL. 3, Kalani High School-HI 1:45.77 QUAL. 4, Mililani High School 1:46.00 QUAL. 5, James Campbell High School-HI 1:48.50 QUAL.

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle
(A – Final) 1, Hwang, DongJin, Kalani HS-HI, 1:45.03 QUAL. 2, Takahashi, Jarrett, KAI, 1:50.23 QUAL. 3, Decker, Kaiko, Kalani HS-HI, 1:53.30 QUAL. 4, Ginoza, Micah, KAI, 1:53.64 QUAL. 5, Sellner, Nathan, Kalani HS-HI, 1:54.02 QUAL.

Boys 200 Yard IM
(A – Final) 1, Ahia, Joseph, Roosevelt, 1:55.89% QUAL. 2, Hwang, Dong Hyeon, Kalani HS-HI, 1:57.85 QUAL. 3, Collins, Jeffrey, KAI, 2:00.51 QUAL. 4, Berg, CJ, Moanalua-HI, 2:01.63 QUAL. 5, Lujan, Joshua, Mililani, 2:02.46 QUAL.

Boys 50 Yard Freestyle
(A – Final) 1, Oba, Jonathan, Roosevelt, 22.02 QUAL. 2, Croll, Alex, Roosevelt, 22.29 QUAL. 3, Carlson, Noah, KAI, 22.44 QUAL. 4, Worthley, Tyler, RAD-HI, 22.82 QUAL. 5, Lani, Dylan, Lhs, 23.08 QUAL.

Boys 100 Yard Butterfly
(A – Final) 1, Oba, Jonathan, Roosevelt, 51.94 QUAL. 2, Escobar, Jonel, Sabers-HI, 55.01 QUAL. 3, Takahashi, Jarrett, KAI, 55.55 QUAL. 4, Blas, Jonah, Kalani HS-HI, 57.42 QUAL. 5, Erban, Jacob, Roosevelt, 57.51 QUAL.

Boys 100 Yard Freestyle
(A – Final) 1, Yoon, Jun Yeub, Roosevelt, 46.34% QUAL. 2, Carlson, Noah, KAI, 48.32 QUAL. 3, Croll, Alex, Roosevelt, 49.50 QUAL. 4, Lani, Dylan, Lhs, 49.74 QUAL. 5, Wada, Reimon, Roosevelt, 50.44 QUAL.

Kalani's Donjin Hwang collected a record and his 10th OIA gold medal on Saturday.
Kalani’s Donjin Hwang collected a record and his 10th OIA gold medal on Saturday.

Boys 500 Yard Freestyle
(A – Final) 1, Hwang, DongJin, Kalani HS-HI, 4:33.76% QUAL. 2, Escobar, Jonel, Sabers-HI, 4:54.25 QUAL. 3, Ginoza, Micah, KAI, 4:54.65 QUAL. 4, Decker, Kaiko, Kalani HS-HI, 5:04.88 QUAL. 5, Babcock, Evan, Mililani, 5:25.76.

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
(A – Final) 1, Roosevelt High School 1:30.22 (Ahia, Joseph JR, Wada, Reimon SO, Croll, Alex SR, Saffery, Shaun SR) QUAL. 2, Radford High School-HI 1:35.85 QUAL. 3, Moanalua High School-HI 1:36.46 QUAL. 4, Kalani High School-HI 1:38.49 QUAL. 5, Kaiser High School 1:39.95 QUAL.

Boys 100 Yard Backstroke
(A – Final) 1, Yoon, Jun Yeub, Roosevelt, 53.24 QUAL. 2, Hwang, Dong Hyeon, Kalani HS-HI, 54.93 QUAL. 3, Tucker, Dylan, Waipahu-HI, 1:00.05 QUAL. 4, Moller, Logan, RAD-HI, 1:00.58 QUAL. 5, Camacho, Steven, Mililani, 1:02.09 QUAL.

Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke
(A – Final) 1, Ahia, Joseph, Roosevelt, 57.91% QUAL. 2, Lujan, Joshua, Mililani, 59.67 QUAL. 3, Collins, Jeffrey, KAI, 1:00.89 QUAL. 4, Berg, CJ, Moanalua-HI, 1:00.91 QUAL. 5, Takai, Matt, PCHS, 1:01.03 QUAL.

Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
(A – Final) 1, Roosevelt High School 3:18.03 ((Wada, Reimon SO, Yoon, Jun Yeub SR, Erban, Jacob SR, Oba, Jonathan SR) QUAL. 2, Kalani High School-HI 3:21.68 QUAL. 3, Kaiser High School 3:22.57 QUAL. 4, Moanalua High School-HI 3:29.49 QUAL. 5, Mililani High School 3:34.15 QUAL.

Meet records:

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