Seabury on verge of canoe season sweep

Seabury Hall’s boys, girls and mixed canoe paddling crews all took first place in Maui Interscholastic League regatta No. 4 on Saturday at Kahului Harbor, moving the team within one week of its second regular-season sweep in three years.

The mixed crew won its 16th league race in a row. Taysia Pimentel, Dylan Kresge, Kaila Medeiros, Andrew Gibbons, Hiilei Luuwai and Kainalu Kubo had a time of 4 minutes, 19.35 seconds.

Medeiros, Pimentel, Luuwai, Shea Stisher, Kiana Hyman and Kaya Givensel finished in 4:59.35 to extend the girls’ MIL winning streak to 15.

The boys crew of Kresge, Gibbons, Kubo, Robert Gibbons, Clair Peck and Dylan Newbro won in 4:03:02.

Kamehameha Maui was second in mixed (4:25.66) and boys (4:12.00), and Mo-lokai was the girls runner-up in 5:04.48.

Seabury clinched league titles in each division last week. It has won the last eight MIL championships in mixed, six in a row in girls and three straight in boys.

Kahului will host the final MIL races Saturday, and the state regatta is scheduled for Feb. 4 at Oahu’s Keehi Lagoon — Seabury won the mixed state title last year.



Saturday’s Results

At Kahului Harbor

Girls–1. Seabury Hall (Taysia Pimentel, Shea Stisher, Kiana Hyman, Kaila Medeiros, Kaya Givensel, Hiilei Luuwai) 4:59.35, 2. Molokai 5:04.48, 3. King Kekaulike 5:08.48, 4. Maui High 5:14.15, 5. Baldwin 5:18.31, 6. Kamehameha Maui 5:30.02.

Boys–1. Seabury Hall (Dylan Kresge, Andrew Gibbons, Kainalu Kubo, Robert Gibbons, Clair Peck, Dylan Newbro) 4:03:02, 2. Kamehameha Maui 4:12.00, 3. King Kekaulike 4:25.25, 4. Kihei Charter 4:32.41, 5. Maui High 4:34.43, 6. Baldwin 4:39.99.

Mixed–1. Seabury Hall (Taysia Pimentel, Dylan Kresge, Andrew Gibbons, Kainalu Kubo, Kaila Medeiros, Hiilei Luuwai) 4:19.35, 2. Kamehameha Maui 4:25.66, 3. King Kekaulike 4:31.27, 4. Lahainaluna 4:53.86, 5. Kihei Charter 4:55.29, 6. Molokai 4:56.49.

Junior varsity winners–Girls: Kamehameha Maui 2:45.20. Boys: Seabury Hall 2:03.83. Mixed: Seabury Hall 2:21.98.