Punahou girls strong at ILH swim trials

Punahou's Nohea Lileikis, Sydnee Whitty, Chanel Ng and Lia Foster won a state relay last year and look like the swimmers to beat in the ILH this year. Tim Wright / Special to the Star-Advertiser
Punahou’s Nohea Lileikis, Sydnee Whitty, Chanel Ng and Lia Foster won a state relay last year and look like the swimmers to beat in the ILH this year. Tim Wright / Special to the Star-Advertiser

A trio of Punahou swimmers doubled up at the ILH trials at Punahou on Friday night, paving the way for another league title.

Maddie Balish
qualified first in the 200 freestyle to beat fellow state champions Cagla Brennan of Iolani and Pac-Five’s Le Grand Pound then came in first in the 100 breaststroke. Balish holds the ILH championship record in that event.

Fellow Buffanblu state champion Lia Foster was first in the 200 IM and 100 back stroke. She holds the ILH championship record in the latter event.

Punahou sophomore Sydnee Whitty doesn’t hold any ILH records, but she doubled yesterday with wins in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.


Other top qualifiers in individual events included Hiilani Hopkins of Kamehameha in the 100 butterfly and fellow Warrior Jamy Lum in the 500 freestyle.


Pac-Five’s Albert Zhi and MJ Mao of Maryknoll were the only boys to double up in the trials. Other winners included Dawson Sloan of Mid-Pacific, Kamehameha’s Kanoa Sawai, Denison Piosalan of Pac-Five and Mid-Pacific’s Michael Petrides.


The finals will be held on Saturday. Here are the results from the trials:

results var prelims 1-27-16

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