Hilo swimmer takes gold medal
Decorated freestyle sprinter Beth Tsuha didn’t take long to strike gold at the state age group short course swimming championships.
The distance? Well, this one did take some time.
Tsuha conquered the 1,650-yard freestyle for Hilo Aquatic Club on Friday on Oahu.
The schedule for the first of four days of competition was abbreviated, but the meet kicked off with its longest race. Tsuha, a Hilo High senior and the reigning Hawaii High School Athletic Association champion in the 200, won the 1,650 for ages 17-18 with a time of 18 minutes, 39.9 seconds.
Warrior Aquatic Club’s Akemi King, a Waiakea senior, took fifth.
In a 15-16 race that went at a faster pace, Kona Aquatics’ Leahi Camacho, a junior at Kealakehe, just missed the medal stand, finishing fourth in 17:54.54.
Tsuha won her second gold of the day as a member of the girls 400 freestyle relay team, teaming with Madisyn Uekawa, Sharae Ichinose and Ginger Carlson.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.