Maui lifters take top honors at state meet

The Maui News - - SPORTS -

Weightlifters from Maui’s HI Per­for­mance Ath­let­ics earned many of the top honors and set state records at the state cham­pi­onships, held Oct. 20 in Hon­olulu.

Tiffani Lee was named the Se­nior Women Out­stand­ing Lifter af­ter win­ning the state ti­tle in the women’s 55 kilo­gram divi­sion with a 70kg snatch and 91kg clean and jerk.

Loretta Kikuchi earned Out­stand­ing Lifter honors for mas­ters women af­ter her 64kg snatch and 77kg clean and jerk while com­pet­ing in the 50year-old, 55kg divi­sion.

Kolby Kikuchi won a state ti­tle while com­pet­ing in the youth, 67kg divi­sion. He was cred­ited with an 85kg snatch and 105kg clean and jerk, and was named Out­stand­ing Lifter for Youth Men.

Han­nah Ai­wohi was named the Out­stand­ing Lifter in Youth Women with a 69kg snatch and 85kg clean and jerk.

Maui lifters mak­ing all six of their at­tempts were, Ber­tram Kikuchi, Kolby Kikuchi, Joanna Tablang and Tay­lor Taguchi.

HI Per­for­mance Ath­let­ics won the team cham­pi­onship with 124 points, 20 more than run­ner-up West Oahu Bar­bell.

Many state records in new weight classes were set dur­ing the state cham­pi­onships and the Amer­i­can Open 3, held in Septem­ber in Las Ve­gas. Those set­ting records in­cluded Lee, Ai­wohi, Kolby Kikuchi, Loretta Kikuchi, Kaylee Yagi, Kiare Pursely, Jai Dap­i­tan, Hanalei Kauhaa­haa, Hay­ley Sedino, Linda Nguyen, Oud­lay Tom, Joanna Tablang, Va­lerie Mat­sunaga, Eric Chang, Ryan Towata and Ber­tram Kikuchi.

Arakawa earns all-PacWest honors

Uni­ver­sity of Hawaii Hilo se­nior mid­fielder Tiera Arakawa was named to the al­lPa­cific West Con­fer­ence women’s soc­cer first team on Wed­nes­day.

Arakawa, a grad­u­ate of King Kekaulike High School, was one of three Vul­cans named to the first team — UH Hilo fin­ished in a tie for sec­ond place in the PacWest stand­ings. Arakawa recorded three goals and four as­sists on the sea­son.

Bald­win grad­u­ate Bri­anne Cre­mer, a se­nior de­fender for Hawaii Pa­cific, was named to the third team.

So­ri­ano reg­is­ters ace at Waiehu

Ed­win So­ri­ano of Wailuku made a hole-in-one on Oct. 23 at Waiehu Mu­nic­i­pal Golf Course.

So­ri­ano used a 7 iron to ace the 150-yard eighth hole. Wit­nesses were Den­nis Saito and Arthur Obrero.

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