Girls Paddling 3rd in State



Photo by Stefanie Hubbard

The Molokai Girls Paddling team is now ranked third in the state after finishing the state championships with a bronze medal. The team, coached by Stefanie Hubbard, traveled to Oahu’s Keehi Lagoon last weekend. They finished first in their preliminary heat with a time of 04:23.99 to qualify for the final.

Later in the day, they battled with rival and fellow MIL crew Seabury to place third with a time of 04:24.89. Seabury took the girls championship with a time of 04:16.80.

“I am extremely proud and happy for just how well they did,” said Hubbard. “All of their hard work and determination shone through in their races.”

The Molokai Girls Canoe Paddling team is Tashady Florendo, Hulilau Albino, Kaydence Oswald, Talia Nakayama, Shai Rawlins, Sherie Kaili and Marion Powell.

The future for this team is bright and Hubbard couldn’t be any happier that her team is comprised of underclassmen.

“At the end, the best part is that they’ll all be returning next year!” she said.


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