Kamehameha’s Shaye Story, Pac-Five’s Grace Monahan add to ILH swimming golds

Kamehameha junior Shaye Story won gold in the 200 freestyle event for the third straight year at the ILH championships on Saturday. Photo by Marco Garcia/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Kamehameha junior Shaye Story and Pac-Five sophomore Grace Monahan added to their collection of ILH swimming gold medals on Saturday at the league championships at Kamehameha.

Both swimmers have seven career golds and their prep careers aren’t close to being over yet.


Story won the 500 freestyle event for the third consecutive year and repeated in the 200 freestyle. She has also won two golds in the 200 medley relay, but did not compete in the event this year for the Warriors, who finished fourth.

Monahan successfully defended her crown in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly events and also won gold in the 200 freestyle relay as the Wolfpack held off Kamehameha by .27 seconds, denying Story an eighth ILH gold for the time being.

Le Jardin junior Alana Barthel was the only other girls swimmer to win two individual events, taking home golds in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle events.

Barthel is a three-time champion in the 100 backstroke and one of only three Le Jardin girls swimmers ever to win an individual ILH gold medal.

Punahou swept the team titles in both boys and girls. Sophomore Andrea Zeebe won the 100 breaststroke event and the Buffanblu won relay events in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle on the girls side.

Punahou junior Noah Peters won the 200 freestyle and James Lyon won the 500 freestyle on the boys side. The Buffanblu also won the 400 freestyle relay event.

Kamehameha senior Noa Copp took home three gold medals with victories in the 50 and 100 freestyle events. He also swam on the winning 200 freestyle relay team.

Corbin Lofton became just the second Island Pacific Academy swimmer to win an ILH gold medal with a victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 50.51 seconds, well ahead off Le Jardin’s Ethan Ravelo, who finished second at 53.40 seconds.

ILH swimming championships

At Kamehameha H.S.

Team—1. Punahou, 73; 2. Kamehameha, 46; t3. ‘Iolani, 32; t3. Le Jardin, 32; 5. Pac-Five, 23.
200-yard medley relay—1. ‘Iolani (Stone Miller, Jon Reiter, Joshua Taufahema, Kota Uchino), 1:40.85; 2. Punahou, 1:41.65; 3. Le Jardin, 1:46.31.
200 freestyle—1. Noah Peters, Pun, 1:42.14; 2. James Lyon, Pun, 1:42.85; 3. Makena Ginoza, P5, 1:43.61.
200 individual medley—1. Thomas Caps, LJA, 1:55.83; 2. Devin Alejado, KSK, 1:56.14; 3. Jon Reiter, Iol, 1:57.10.
50 freestyle—1. Oa Copp, KSK, 21.16; 2. Nash Brandon, KSK, 22.47; 3. Jordan Savage, Pun, 22.51.
100 butterfly—1. Corbin Lofton, IPA, 50.51; 2. Ethan Ravelo, LJA, 53.40; 3. Matthew Chang, Pun, 53.83.
100 freestyle—1. Noa Copp, KSK, 46.01; 2. Jordan Savage, Pun, 48.41; 3. Noah Dane, Pun, 50.63.
500 freestyle—1. James Lyon, Pun, 4:39.20; 2. Makena Ginoza, P5, 4:48.47; 3. Jack Mucciarone, P5, 4:50.79.
200 freestyle relay—1. Kamehameha (Noa Copp, Devin Alejado, Dane Kaulukou-Chang, Nash. Brandon), 1:28.89; 2. Punahou, 1:30.57; 3. Pac-Five, 1:34.59.
100 backstroke—1. Ethan Ravelo, LJA, 53.79; 2. Devin Alejado, KSK, 54.07; 3. Stone Miller, ‘Iol, 56.32.
100 breaststroke—1. Thomas Caps, LJA, 56.36; 2. Jon Reiter, ‘Iol, 58.64; 3. Ken Nakatsu, Pun, 1:02.12.
400 freestyle relay—1. Punahou (Jordan Savage, James Lyon, Matthew Chang, Cameron Coffelt), 3:15.75; 2. Kamehameha, 3:18.56; 3. ‘Iolani, 3:19.51.
Team—1. Punahou, 82.5; 2. Pac-Five, 52; 3. Kamehameha, 39.5; 4. Le Jardin, 30; 5. ‘Iolani, 13.
200 medley relay—1. Punahou (Elena Tanaka, Joey Misailidis, Tori Gacutan, Andrea Zeebe), 1:48.15; 2. Pac-Five, 1:53.41; 3. Le Jardin, 1:53.66.
200 freestyle—1. Shaye Story, KSK, 1:52.96; 2. Catie Ferandin, LJA, 1:56.40; 3. Josie Mobley, Pun, 1:56.70.
200 individual medley—1. Grace Monahan, P5, 2:00.57; 2. Andrea Zeebe, Pun, 2:06.68; 3. Kai Flanagan. Pun, 2:11.33.
50 freestyle—1. Rose Garcia, P5, 24.02; 2. Kaylee Ogawa, Pun, 25.58; 3. Mackenzie Watts, Pun, 25.60.
100 butterfly—1. Grace Monahan, P5, 54.43; 2. Elena Tanaka, Pun, 57.83; 3. Charlie Ann Limasa, KSK, 58.72.
100 freestyle—1. Alana Barthel, LJA, 52.43; 2. Rose Garcia, P5, 52.69; 3. Josie Mobley, Pun, 54.31.
500 freestyle—1. Shaye Story, KSK, 4:58.38; 2. Kai Flanagan, Pun, 5:05.28; 3. Mallory Meister, Pun, 5:17.21.
200 freestyle relay—1. Pac-Five (Rose Garcia, Grace Monahan, Andie Perreira, Noelani Nakaya), 1:41.37; 2. Kamehameha, 1:41.64; 3. Punahou, 1:43.81.
100 backstroke—1. Alana Barthel, LJA, 56.18; 2. Elena Tanaka, Pun, 58.21; 3. Jennifer Reiter, ‘Iol, 59.11.
100 breaststroke—1. Andrea Zeebe, Pun, 1:06.62; 2. Joey Misailidis, Pun, 1:08.79; 3. Zoe Spencer, P5, 1:09.43.
400 freestyle relay—1. Punahou (Josie Mobley, Mallory Meister, Kai Flanagan, Andrea Zeebe), 3:35.84; 2. Pac-Five, 3:37.26; 3. Kamehameha, 3:41.91.


  1. Rick Ravelo February 3, 2020 10:01 am

    Thank you for covering High School Swimming! These kids work so hard and to be recognized is a nice reward.
    I am disappointed that there was a need to highlight some kids over other ones. My son won the 100 backstroke – his first ILH win. His team mate won the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley (one of the hardest races in swimming). Also – Rose Garcia won the girls 50 freestyle for Pack 5. Not sure why they would not be included in the narrative while others are.

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