BIIF paddling championships: Favored canoes from Keaau, Kamehameha, HPA take titles
By KEVIN JAKAHI Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Sunday, February 13, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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The second heat of varsity mixed teams start the race during the BIIF paddling finals.
Nauhi Liwis is congratulated while running through the tunnel of teammates after placing first at the BIIF paddling finals in Hilo Bay on Saturday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
Dalioah Martin runs through her teammates as they make a tunnel after the girls win the BIIF paddling finals in Hilo Bay on Saturday. (Photos by Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
As expected, all the favorites — the Keaau girls, Kamehameha boys and Hawaii Prep mixed crews — won at the BIIF canoe paddling championships on Saturday at Hilo Bay, where Kealakehe was the only one to qualify all three crews for the state championships.