BIIF paddling championships: Favored crews from Keaau, Kamehameha, HPA claim titles

  • Dalioah Martin runs through her teammates as they make a tunnel after the girls win the BIIF paddling finals in Hilo Bay on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The second heat of varsity mixed teams start the race during the BIIF paddling finals in Hilo Bay on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Kamehameha boys crew is all smiles after bringing home a BIIF championship.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Keaau High's Delilah Martin runs through her teammates as they make a victory tunnel after the Cougars won the girls race at the BIIF paddling championships.

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.