State swimming golds: 1998-present

Christel Simms is the only swimmer to win the maximum number of gold medals in the state championships.
Christel Simms is the only swimmer to win the maximum number of gold medals in the state championships.

With the OC16 State Swimming and Diving Championships coming up tomorrow, here are a few names of standouts from the recent past. Can Kamehameha’s Kanoa Kaleoaloha win his 11th gold to put him past legends like Ryan Stack, Nick Borreca and Kacy Johnson?:

Most gold medals since 1998, girls
16: Christel Simms, 2006-09 Punahou
15: Michelle Yoshida, 2005-08 Punahou
13: Jasmine Mau, 2011-14 Punahou
13: Rachel Cote, 2005-08 Punahou
8: Brittany Beauchan, 2004 Kalaheo and 2005-07 Punahou
8: Kristin Simunovich, 1999-2002 Punahou
7: Summer Harrison, 2011-14 Mid-Pacific
7: Tamarah Binek, 2002-03 Waiakea
7: Sara Sakamoto, 1998-99 Punahou
6: Kelli Moy, 2005-08 Punahou
6: Meredith Egloria, 2003-05 Kapolei
6: Rachel Fujita, 2008-10 Punahou
6: Annie Richardson, 1999-03 Punahou
6: Ashley Swart, 2000-02 Kaiser
5: Cassie Kaapu-Lyons, 2001-03 Waiakea
5: Chelsea Nagata, 2001-04 Maui
*5: Lena Hayakawa, 2012-14 Mid-Pacific
*5: Rebecca Walton, 2012-14 Mid-Pacific
5: Marlene Yafuso, 2001-03 Waiakea
5: Kim Ono, 1999-2002 Iolani
5: Nicole Okuna, 2000-2002 Waiakea
*—can add to it on Saturday

Four golds in a single state meet, girls
Sara Sakamoto, 1999 Punahou
Tamarah Binek, 2002 Waiakea
Michelle Yoshida, 2005 Punahou
Christel Simms, 2006 Punahou
Michelle Yoshida, 2006 Punahou
Rachel Cote, 2006 Punahou
Brittany Beauchan, 2007 Punahou
Christel Simms, 2007 Punahou
Rachel Cote, 2007 Punahou
Christel Simms, 2008 Punahou
Michelle Yoshida, 2008 Punahou
Christel Simms, 2009 Punahou
Rachel Fujita, 2009 Punahou
Jasmine Mau, 2011 Punahou
Jasmine Mau, 2014 Punahou


Four years winning same event, girls
Michelle Yoshida, 2005-2008 Punahou, 200 free relay
Kristin Simunovich, 1999-02 Punahou, 200 free relay
Annie Richardson, 1999-02 Punahou, 200 free relay


Most golds since 1998, boys
12: Hong Zhe Sun, 2000-03 Iolani
11: Kacy Johnson, 2009-12 Iolani
11: Mark Eckert, 2001-04 Iolani
11: Cheyne Bloch, 1998-00 Baldwin
11: Nick Borreca, 1999-02 Punahou
10: Caleb Rowe, 1998-01 Baldwin
9: Noa Sakamoto, 2001-04 Punahou
9: Ryan Stack, 2012-14 Kamehameha
8: Mitchell Chong, 2006-08 Punahou
*7: Kanoa Kaleoaloha, 2012-14 Kamehameha
7: Geramiah Simoes, 2007-09 Iolani
7: Brett Gomes, 2006-08 Punahou
7: Reece Kaya, 1998-00 Baldwin
6: Jack Pope, Lahainaluna, 2006-08 Lahainaluna
6: Kaikena Naone, 2012-13 Kamehameha
6: Kekoa Taparra, 2006-08 Kamehameha
6: Logan Borowski, 2010-11 Hawaii Prep
6: Renny Richmond, 2010-13 Seabury Hall
5: Davis Kane, 2005-06 Kamehameha
5: Kaikea Nakachi, 2010-11 Hawaii Prep
5: Kale Ai, 2012-13 Kamehameha
5: Kevin Jones, 2009-10 Iolani
5: Kyle Katase, 2010-11 Hawaii Prep
5: Michael Holley, 1998-00 Baldwin


Four golds in a single state meet, boys
Caleb Rowe, 1999 Baldwin
Cheyne Bloch, 1999 Baldwin
Caleb Rowe, 2000 Baldwin
Cheyne Bloch, 2000 Baldwin
Nick Borreca, 2001 Punahou
Hong Zhe Sun, 2002 Iolani
Mark Eckert, 2002 Iolani
Hong Zhe Sun, 2003 Iolani
Davis Kane, 2006 Kamehameha
Brett Gomes, 2008 Punahou
Kacy Johnson, 2009 Iolani
Kaikea Nakachi, 2011 Hawaii Prep
Kyle Katase, 2011 Hawaii Prep
Logan Borowski, 2011 Hawaii Prep

Four years winning same event
Kacy Johnson, 2009-12 Iolani, 200 IM
Rennie Richmond, 2010-13 Seabury Hall, 100 fly
Geramiah Simoes, 2007-09 Iolani, 100 fly
Hong Zhe Sun, 2000-03 Iolani, 100 back
Ed Afualo, 2001-04 Kapolei, 100 breast
Spencer Madanay, 2009-12 Punahou, diving

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