Boys 110 Meter Hurdles
1 Cliff Eriksson 12 Keaau 15.96 1 10
2 Damien Packer 12 Keaau 16.14 1 8
3 Michael Morikawa JR Waiakea 16.55 1 6
4 Rihei Grothmann 10 Kamehameha HI 16.91 1 4
5 Joey Kailimai SO Hawaii Prep 17.28 1 2
6 Shawn Ventura 10 Keaau 17.60 1 1
7 Easten Tanimoto 12 Kamehameha 17.98 1
8 Yasu Miyakawa SR Hawaii Prep 17.99 1
9 Oscar Kuo SR Hawaii Prep 18.30 2
10 Carson Magoon SR Hawaii Prep 19.03 2
11 Benedict Purel FR Kealakehe 20.22 2
12 Maurice Smith 9 Keaau 21.01 2
13 Taz Preston JR Waiakea 21.06 2
14 Sione Atuekaho 9 Hilo 21.44 2
15 Brock Sherlock 9 Hilo 22.30 2
16 Quinn Shiroma SO Waiakea 22.62 2
After day one of the HHSAA track & field qualifiers held on Maui several Big Island Interscholastic Federation Athletes made it into today’s finals. Below is the list of qualifiers going into the finals:
BOYS Shane Brostek, HPA, #1 shot, #3 discus
Mauna Palamama-Danielson, WHS, #5 shot, #7 discus Kaenen Aukai Akua, Kamehameha, #3 long jump
Everett McKee, Kamehameha, #5 long jump, #7 110 Hurdles Michael Morikawa, WHS, #6, long jump
Travis Winters, WHS, #7 long jump, and FINISHED #3 high jump going 6-02
Jesse Huihui, Keaau, #8 100, #5 200
Jackson Halford, WHS, #6 1500, #7 800 Luca Walter, Kealakehe, #3 400
Chris Mosch, Honokaa, #8 3K Andrew Langtry, St. Joseph, #12 3K
Emalia Galdeira, Kona, #1 long jump, #5 triple jump, #3 100 hurdles, #5 100, #6 200 McKenna Davidson, Kealakehe, #8 long jump
Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Kau, #8 triple jump Lana Queen, HPA, #6 100 hurdles, #4 300 hurdles
Zoe Sims, HPA, #4 1500, #2 400 Carmen Garson-Shumway, Hilo, #5 1500
Kristiana Van Pernis, HPA, #6 1500, #3 800 Kela Vargas, HPA, #9, 1500
Randi Estrada, Keaau, #7 400 Ua Ruedy, Kona, #3 300 hurdles
HPA girls seeded #2 in the 4×400 relay Kealakehe girls seeded #7 4×400 relay
One of the big men in prep track & field pulled out a David Copperfield trick and disappeared without leaving a trace.
Standing at 6 foot 3 inches and weighing in at 300 pounds, Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Shane Brostek is an imposing giant in a field of big men that throw the shot and discus during the track and field season of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation.
This past Saturday, at the Keaau Track, Brostek once again led the league by doing what he does best; throwing inanimate objects the furthest across the field.
Better known for his football skills, Brostek has dominated the BIIF Big Men by launching the shot and discus further than anyone else on the island.
Brostek discus toss earlier in the season of 158-01 is nearly 17 feet further than his closest competitor and his shot of 53-04.25 is a foot further than anyone in the league.
But following his final event at the shot put ring on Saturday Brostek, who was visually upset with himself, picked up his gear and disappeared into the parking lot.
“Shane is a very serious competitor who has high standards and when he doesn’t perform up to that level he gets upset with himself and withdraws,” HPA head coach Pat Lau said of Brostek’s sudden disappearance.
Brostek, a junior, threw the shot 52 feet 10 inches on Saturday to win the meet by more than 8 feet over his closest competitor, but didn’t appear happy with his spin technique.
“Shane has a lot of talent and he sets his goals really high,” BIIF discus official Marvin Jones said. “He has the potential to be the best in the state as he’s sitting on a gold mine.”
Back on the track it was Kealakehe’s Dylan Navarro showcasing his blazing sprint speed to take top honors in both the 100 and 200 meter dash.
“It’s been an exciting day for me today,” Navarro said. “I had perfect block starts and I managed to keep my head down and arms pumping as I accelerated from start to finish.”
In the 100 Navarro got a push from Kamehameha’s Kaenen Aukai Akau as the Warrior grabbed the lead during the first 50 meters.
“I really wanted to win,” Navarro said of the 100 race. “Aukai got a slight jump out of the blocks, but I think I just wanted it more.”
The 1500 displayed two of the finest distance runners in the BIIF with Honokaa’s Chris Mosch going against Waiakea’s Jackson Halford.
Mosch took the lead on a talented field, but Jackson hung onto his shadow keeping a full stride behind. Coming out of the final turn Jackson turned on a kick and pulled up to Mosch shoulder as the Dragon began drifting further into Jackson’s lane.
Mosch ended up crossing the finish line a half stride ahead of Jackson, but was disqualified by race officials who claimed that Mosch impeded Jackson’s attempt to pass in the straight away.
“Chris helped me to set a P.R. (personal record) as this is the fastest I ever ran in my life,” Jackson said of his 4:17.20 performance. “I didn’t know that I won until the officials took Chris on the side and DQ’d him. He is the most talented runner I know on this island and he’s worked really hard to get where he is.”
Mosch was philosophical about his disqualification saying “It wasn’t my intent to impede, but I’m glad I learned this lesson now instead of two weeks from now during the BIIF championships.”
Mosch later ran the 3K and literally ran away from the field of 13 competitors, lapping some of them once and others twice during the seven and a half lap contest.
“I wanted to go out fast in the 3000, but the 1500 must have taken something out of me because I didn’t go out as fast as I would have liked.” Mosch said.
None the less, Mosch easily won in a time of 9:35.40 beating his closest competitor by more than 200 meters.
Halford also returned to run in the 800 and came away with a second place finish to Kealakehe’s Luca Walter. Walter clocked in at 2:02.47 and Halford followed a second behind.
“Jackson (Halford) pushed me as he was on it today,” Walter said. “I wasn’t at my best as I didn’t feel right and wasn’t able to shift gears coming out of the turn. I heard footsteps and I got worried.”
Another Warrior, Michael Morikawa, came away with another triple jump victory by leaping over 40 feet.
All season long the public school Warrior has been quietly leading the league in the triple as the sophomore feels like he is getting the technique down.
“I started doing the running triple in fifth grade,” Morikawa said. “I’ve always liked that event and I’m going to hit a 41 in the triple one day so that I can rank higher in the state. I must continue to work on my technique.”
Also getting the triple down to near perfection is a pair of Kau teammates in Kristina Padrigo and Marley Strand-Nicolaisen.
Padrigo was a workhorse for the Trojans taking second in the 100, third in the 200, first in the long and third in the triple jumps.
“This was just my second time trying the triple jump,” Padrigo said. “My favorite race is the 100 dash and I like having Marley as she motivates me and teaches me a lot.”
Strand-Nicolaisen went first in the triple and fifth in the long.
“My main event is the triple jump as it comes naturally to me,” Stand-Nicolaisen said. “Kristina pushes me as we do a lot of different things together including playing volleyball.”
The BIIF track and field venue moves to the HPA campus on Saturday with field events beginning at 9 am and running events at 10.
Girls Triple Jump BIIFQualify: B 24-00 HHSAA Auto: A 34-05.75
HHSAA Cons: C 32-04
1 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen SO Ka'u 33-08.00C 10 2 Kaila Voss JR Kealakehe 32-01.00B 8 3 Kristina Padrigo SO Ka'u 31-04.75B 6 4 Lana Queen SR Hawaii Prep 31-01.25B 4 5 Pamela Lynn SR Hawaii Prep 31-00.00B 2 6 Ua Ruedy SO Konawaena 30-02.50B 1 Boys Triple Jump BIIFQualify: B 34-00 HHSAA Auto: A 43-03 HHSAA Cons: C 40-05.50 1 Michael Morikawa SO Waiakea 40-02.25B 10 2 Everett McKee SR Kamehameha HI 39-07.00B 8 3 Nelson Enos JR Keaau 37-08.00B 6 4 Rihei Grothmann FR Kamehameha HI J37-08.00B 4 5 Johnny Chow SR Keaau 37-03.00B 2 6 Robert Harrington JR Keaau 36-11.00B 1
Girls Long Jump
PaiaStadium: ! 17-09.25 1/1/2009 Ku’uipo Nakoa, Hawaii Prep
Name Year School Seed Finals
1 Kristina Padrigo SO Ka’u 15-04.00 10
2 Kundalini Nicholson-Walk FR Hilo 14-08.25 8
3 Shani Cosma SO Keaau 14-08.00 6
4 Haley Rasse SO Waiakea 14-07.25 4
5 Victoria Evans-Bautista SR Kamehameha HI 13-07.50 2 6 Kayla Shiroma JR Waiakea 12-01.75 1
7 Arielle Harnick SO Ka’u 11-08.50
Boys Long Jump PaiaStadium: ! 22-08 3/23/2007 Reece Alnas, Kamehameha Name Year School Seed Finals 1 Kaenen Aukai Akau JR Kamehameha HI 21-07.50 10 2 Michael Morikawa SO Waiakea 20-08.25 8 3 Alika Kaopua JR Ka'u 20-06.00 6 4 Everett McKee SR Kamehameha HI 20-01.50 4 5 Johnny Chow SR Keaau 19-07.00 2 6 Zarion Kama Vincent SO Kamehameha HI 19-04.50 1 7 Talon Ota SO Keaau 19-00.50 8 Kason Marques SR Keaau 18-02.25 9 Rihei Grothmann FR Kamehameha HI 18-01.00 9 Joseph Aquino Jr JR Keaau 18-01.00