Keiki Athlete – 6/15/22
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This year’s Presidents Day Cup champions are none other than the 9- and 10-year-olds with Surf Soccer Academy. Members of the team and their coaches are (top, from left) Isabella Sylva, Aleia Pada, Kaianna Lee, Jaylen-Rene Nihipali, Hayliana Hose, Rylyn Dwiggins, Anuhea Liu, Isabella Santana, coach Cory Dwiggins, (front) team mom Kanani Nihipali, Mikayla Sokoloff , Ariana Borge, Caiya Perry and Kaylin Morinaga. PHOTO COURTESY SURF SOCCER ACADEMY
Mid-Pacific Institute’s Parker Wagnild runs off with the state title in the 1,500-meter event at the 2022 HHSAA Track and Field State Championship. Wagnild also went home with second-place honors in the 3,000-meter race. PHOTO COURTESY MID-PACIFIC INSTITUTE/CRAIG WAGNILD
Doubling the pleasure at this year’s Women’s USA Gymnastics Region 2 Championships in Ridgefield, Washington, were twin sisters, Cady and Camryn Chiu. The 16-year-old local girls wound up qualifying for the 2022 USA Gymnastics Women’s Development Program National Championships. PHOTO COURTESY DAWN HIRAI AND KRISLYN HASHIMOTO
Aukahi Volleyball Club captured the 13U division at the USA Volleyball Aloha Region Presidents Day Invitational at Hawai‘i Convention Center. Members are (from left) Taitlynn-Mia Navarro, Sierra Lee, Gabrielle Samson, Allie Tom, Zoey Laguatan, Ailah Hernandez, Maiya Beltran, Ava Thomas, Sydney Matsuda, Kwyn Greig and Kawai McComber. PHOTO COURTESY COACH OLASO