While thousands of college students were flooding the beaches in Cancun, Mexico and at Fort Lauderdale, Florida two Washington Husky football players were spending time talking with local youth about what it takes to play at the Division I collegiate level.
Former Big Island Interscholastic Federation football standouts Kalani Aldrich and Semisi Tokolahi were in Hilo during the past week as they took a break from studies from the University of Washington where they are scholarship athletes.
Upon return to Hilo both Aldrich and Tokolahi were contacted by Coach Frank Baker and recruited to make the rounds at Hilo and Waiakea High, along with some various Pop Warner football teams to speak with the younger people.
“We talked to high school kids about the need to go through the NCAA Clearing House, that as students they need to aim for a 3.0 grade point average, and they need to learn about time management, study habits and accountability,” Baker said.
“Every time I come back home I try to help the community and helping Coach Baker was just part of showing kids that they can make it to the Division I level,” Aldrich said. “I wanted to let them know that education is important in playing at the college level. If they have any dreams of playing college ball they need to do good in school and work hard.”
Aldrich, a 2007 Kamehameha-Keaau graduate, saw limited action during the 2009 season with the Huskies due to a knee injury he suffered in preseason camp.
“I tweaked my knee during preseason and only got to play in seven of the 12 games during the season as we didn’t want to risk further injury,” Aldrich said.
The 6’ 7”, 260 pound, defensive lineman, wearing number 50 (his high school number) Aldrich has worked hard to keep his spot on the team and maintain a good grade point average in school.
“Playing Division I football is a good experience and it’s fun,” Aldrich said. “At Washington I take full advantage of the tutoring and other help given to us because college is way harder than high school.”
Former Hilo High football star Semisi Tokolahi was the Division I Player of the year as a senior in 2009, gained a full scholarship to attend the University of Washington where he saw playing time in his freshman year.
“They’re all a lot bigger and a lot faster in college,” Tokolahi (who is 6’ 3” and 320 pounds) said. “It was a big adjustment for me as I’m all on my own and everything depends on how much you want it.”
Tokolahi saw limited action with the Huskies but has an optimistic attitude about fitting in and improving.
“I actually got to play in five games and was on special team duty in a couple other games,” Tokolahi said. “Seattle is such a big city and the University has an enormous campus. Some classes have 600 students and it can be overwhelming at times, especially for someone from little Hilo.”
“College is fun and there are many doors that opened for me,” Tokolahi said. “At times there is a lot of pressure with football and school and not being home.”
During his Spring Break Tokolahi wanted to get the important messages of staying drug free and studying hard to allow the opportunity to play collegiate sports.
“The message we sent to those kids that we spoke with was, if we can do it so can they,” Tokolahi said. “We sent positive messages about education and being a leader on and off the field.”
The University of Washington emphasizes several rules to their players, which include: #1 Protecting the Team, #2 Be on time (which means 10 minutes early) and #3 No excuses.
“The demands of playing at the Division I level are extreme and there are severe consequences for breaking team rules,” Aldrich said.
Aldrich and Tokolahi have left for Washington over the weekend and will resume classes on Monday and report to Spring Football Practice on Tuesday.
“We’re looking forward to getting back and studying in the classroom and working hard at practice,” Aldrich said.
“Semisi (Tokolahi) and Kalani (Aldrich) also talked about drug and alcohol use and to stay off steroids and street drugs,” Coach Baker said. “All the time these guys (prep kids wanting to play college sports) work at being a 3.0 student so that they can become smart, then why use drugs or drink to become stupid?”
Baker, who has been a coach at several BIIF football schools which includes Pahoa, Kamehameha and Hilo, wanted to expose young people to the many important aspects of getting ahead in sports which are beyond just being a talented athlete.
“I’ve been a volunteer coach for many years and my paybacks are seeing these young Big Island boys turn into men who are able to be leaders in our community,” Baker said.
Vince Lombardi once said, “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”
The great Green Bay Packer coach from the 1950’s and 60’s was right for his time and today a new generation of coaches are taking those words a step further to include both genders.
Kamehameha girl’s soccer coach, Charles Heaukulani, believes that women should be afforded the same opportunities in sports life lessons that men have always had.
“With only a limited number of contact sports for girls, I think competitive soccer is a great opportunity to experiment with these life skills,” Heaukulani said. “To be successful in soccer, our girls need to be exceptionally fit and have technical skills, but what ultimately makes them successful is that they possess toughness, hardness and physical courage.”
Heaukulani, who grew up playing football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, team handball, weight training, paddling, surfing, golf, tennis, racquetball and more, believes in offering his players every advantage possible in learning a variety of life skills.
“I believe that the skill set that gives a young lady some success on the soccer field translates easily to the classroom, boardroom, courtroom or whatever else she decides to make her mark,” he said. “As a coach, there is hardly anything more satisfying to me than to coach up a girl from elementary school and watch her develop and use skills she acquired in soccer as a springboard to a college degree and a happy, productive, successful life and career.”
Heaukulani grew up in a military family and traveled extensively as a youth, but always consider Hawaii his home.
“My father was born and raised on the Hamakua Coast,” he said. “My mother and her family are originally from Germany. We traveled a lot when I was growing up, but we always kept Hawaii as our home base.”
Heaukulani graduated from Punahou where he played football and basketball. Later attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he obtain a Bachelor and Masters Degree and obtained a law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law.
“My entire family was actively involved in sports when I was growing up,” Heaukulani said. “My father was a coach and my Mom, three brothers and I were active sports nuts.”
As a result of his involvement in youth sports Heaukulani continued to stay active as a young adult by playing in softball and volleyball leagues, practiced Aikido and other martial arts, and spent time in the ocean, surfing and diving.
“I am a second-generation coach,” he said. “My Dad was actively involved coaching football, basketball, and baseball, and it never occurred to me that I would not follow in his footsteps. I started taking coaching courses and getting opportunities to coach elementary age kids when I was still at Punahou.”
Now coaching girl’s soccer at Kamehameha, Heaukulani believes in the words of Coach Vince Lombardi, that athletes can achieve anything if they want it bad enough.
“I really enjoy working with young people and using soccer, competition and team-building to help them develop life skills that will help them be productive and successful long after they have left high school,” Heaukulani said.
“I tell my players that if they want it bad enough, are willing to sacrifice to obtain it, there is absolutely nothing that is beyond them,” he said.
Heaukulani is also a believer in the benefits of health and fitness and continues to be a role model for his players and for the community.
“I enjoy the health benefits of staying in shape, but working out really helps me control the stress of a busy litigation practice and coaching schedule,” he said.
Heaukulani runs regularly, to relieve stress and stay in shape, and he will also do weight training to compliment his fitness routine.
“I think Hilo Bayfront and the Hamakua Coast are the most beautiful running routes on the planet, and running is important to me and it is also something that Kelley (his wife) and I can do together,” he said.
“I do something every day and cross-train with strength and core workouts and now play on my new stand-up paddle board, thanks to a Christmas gift from Kelley” Heaukulani said.
As for diet Heaukulani does not eat any animal-based products, other than fish, and will avoid refined foods. “I try to eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes,” he said.
Heaukulani serves as an excellent role model for our youth as he continues to promote the virtues of good health through physical fitness and a balance diet as he constantly strives to teach life skills through sports.
“My Dad left a letter for me to read after he was gone,” Heaukulani said. “He said that at the end, nobody ever regretted not spending more time at the office. I have a busy schedule, but I try not to forget that what is really important is your walk with Akua (God) and the family and friends you have around you.”
She may not be a super hero by Shina Chung can leap over roof tops with a single bound.
The 5’ 2” Viking, who weighs in at 125 pounds, is the defending girl’s pole vault champion going into the Big Island Interscholastic Federation track and field season.
Chung won the BIIF championship last season with a state qualifying height of 8 feet 6 inches and kicked off the 2010 season this past Saturday at an Eastside Meet held at Kamehameha with an equaling clearance.
“I’m not one to make predictions,” Hilo pole vault coach Sherman Viernes said. “But Shina will go over 9 feet this season.”
The Hilo sophomore attributes all of her success to good coaching and her desire to succeed.
“I work hard and I’m very committed,” Chung said. “A lot of people can do well at this event if they just have the determination.”
Chung was also on the track running in the 200 dash and helping her team in both the 400 and 1600 meter relay events, but her love is in doing the pole vault.
“I’m doing well because my coach (Viernes) is very good,” she said. “I still need to work on my technique to be able to go higher.”
“When I first saw her I figured she would do well in this event,” Viernes said. “She has good biomechanics and big shoulders which are important factors in vaulting.”
Another youngster, Kau freshman Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, was also turning heads on the track over the weekend. The youngster made her prep debut in the hurdles, triple jump, high jump and the 400 meter relay.
With Kau continuing to turn out some of the best athletes in the state Strand-Nicolaisen’s left an indelible foot print on the track as the young Trojan won the 100 meter hurdles and the triple jump, both in convincing fashion.
Strand-Nicolaisen older sister, Sarah, was a state champion in both the 100 and 300 hurdles in 2005 and again in 2007, and Trojan Jacob Edwards is the defending 2009 state hurdles champion.
“My sister, Sarah, actually motivates me to do well in the hurdles,” she said. “She will also take me to the Kamehameha track twice a week so that I can get used to running on that type of surface.”
Kau’s track and field team is limited to a grass surface to do their workouts, yet has turned out two state champions in the hurdles and Strand-Nicolaisen knows she has large shoes to fill.
“I know I have big shoes to follow,” Strand-Nicolaisen said. “But I have big feet to fit into them!”
Keaau sophomore Randi Estrada was back on the track over the weekend doing her signature event, the 400 meter dash. Last season, as a freshman, Estrada won the BIIF title in the 400 and went on to place third at the state championships.
Leading a pack of talented runners around the oval Estrada won in a hand time of 1:03.7 but was disappointed with her performance.
“I think I could have done better,” she said. “Last year I ran 60.6 seconds at the state meet and this year I’ve set my goal at breaking the 60 second mark.”
Estrada also placed second in the high jump, helped the Cougars to a second place finish in the 1600 relay and anchored the 4×100 team to a narrow victory over a fast Kamehameha squad.
“I missed a lot of practice with the Haili Volleyball Tournament going on, so now I’ll need to focus more on doing better in track,” Estrada said.
Waiakea senior Ka’imi Scott displayed why he is the defending boys BIIF champion for both the 200 and 400 meter runs.
Scott started the day with a third place finish in the 100 dash before shifting gears to claim victory in the 400 and later the 200 meter dash. During the last event of the day Scott anchored the Warriors to a second place finish in the 1600 meter relay event.
“I’d like to be able to win the BIIF championships in the 100, 200 and 400 this year,” Scott said. “The 200 is my favorite event because I don’t really need to think and I’m strong enough to just go all out. In the 400 there is too much thinking during the race and it causes me to be nervous.”
In his final year as a prep star Scott has set his sights high in achieving personal best times in all three sprint races.
“I’m looking at breaking 50 seconds for the 400 (PR is 51.2) and going around 22.3 for the 200 (22.6 PR),” he said. “I medaled at state in the 200 last season and finished seventh in the 400, but I’m hoping to improve on both.”
With the lack of two Fully Automated Timing systems, BIIF officials decided that the opening Western and Eastern Divisional Meets would be hand timed this past Saturday.
Coming up this Saturday is a split divisional meet for track & field with Konawaena hosting the West Division starting at 9 am and Keaau hosting the East Division at 2 pm.
Considered to be one of the biggest tennis matches in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation regular season Waiakea and Kealakehe, two undefeated teams, went head to head on Saturday.
The ‘Riders traveled to Waiakea in a showdown to determine who would be the top dog in BIIF team tennis as the two teams waited from the sidelines for two hours while rain delayed play.
Both matches were decided by each schools number 3 doubles teams with Waiakea winning the girls, 3-2, and Kealakehe taking the boys by the same score.
“I think, for us, this is one of the most important games of the season,” Waiakea boys coach Bill Brilhante, Jr. said prior to the match. “I decided to play a straight up line up and fell victim to a lineup switch by Kealakehe.”
With Waiakea having two of the top individual players in the BIIF and Kealakehe returning the league’s best doubles champions in Chandler “CJ” Daub and Jeffrey Gelman the showdown rested with the lineup changes produced by ‘Rider coach Jerome Kanuha.
“I knew they had better singles players than us,” Kanuha said. “I decided to take my top singles player and put him into the doubles lineup.”
The strategy paid off for the crafty Kanuha as Waiakea swept the two singles matches and Kealakehe won the three doubles matches to walk away with the 3-2 team victory over the Warriors.
The Waiakea boys showcased two of their best individual players in Kaito Mizutani and Kallen Mizuguchi.
“Kaito (Mizutani) is ranked #2 in the state for boys 16 and Kallen (Mizuguchi) is ranked at #5 in the state for boys 18,” Coach Brilhante said.
Mizuguchi made easy work out of ‘Rider Chase Richmond winning in straight sets of 6-1.
“The only thing working today was my serve,” Mizuguchi said after the match. “I was thrown off a little when he (Richmond) played at a different pace. I was expecting something harder and faster and he kept changing the speed and that threw me off.”
Mizuguchi played a solid all around game with a lightning fast serve and six aces to go with a consistent ground game.
“My backhand is the most improved part of my game from last year,” Mizuguchi said. “I think I got everything going in my game, but I still need to work on the mental aspects. I took a long break by spending two weeks in Japan and it feels like I’m slowly coming back.”
The Warriors number two seed, Kaito Mizutani, won in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 over Aaron Hudman and also displayed a good all around game.
“He’s (Hudman) pretty much the best I’ve played this season,” Mizutani said. “I still need to keep working on the basics, my forehand and backhand, and I need to be more patient and not go after every shot.”
Meanwhile defending BIIF doubles champions, CJ Daub and Jeffrey Gelman, was showing why they have yet to lose a regular season match in league play as they won 6-4, 6-1 over Warriors Chad Hara and Isaiah Brilhante.
“We’ve been playing together for five years and we get along well and have a good friendship,” Gelman said.
The duo won the doubles championships last year as freshman and look to continue their domination.
“We’ve known each other since preschool and we like playing together,” Daub said.
Kealakehe’s #2 doubles team of Shoyo Tsukamoto and Spencer Travalino defeated Garry Murayama and Caden Yamamoto 6-0, 6-1 and teammates Dillon Castillo and Chris Lysiuk beat Waiakea’s Chris Simons and Kris Shigehara 6-2, 7-5.
For the girls it was Kealakehe’s three time BIIF individual champion, Sayo Tsukamoto, beating a talented Ceara Sumida by identical scores of 6-1.
‘Rider teammate Daisy Green, playing in the #2 singles spot, defeated Warrior Leisha Ishikawa in straight sets of 6-0.
Playing in the shadow of Tsukamoto, Green has quietly gone undefeated in BIIF regular season play last year as a freshman and continues her streak into her sophomore year.
“I make less mistakes that the people I play and I just wait for them to make the errors,” Green said. “I use top spin on my serves and my ground stokes have worked well for me. I just need to be more aggressive and not sit back on the ball.”
With the two individual matches going to the Kealakehe the defending girl’s team champions had to just sit back and wait for one of their doubles teams to come through with a win.
Waiakea bounced back when their doubles teams swept Kealakehe to win the overall team scoring 3-2.
For Warriors #1 doubles team of Samantha Maesato and Chelsea Sato is was a marathon afternoon that went the full three sets. The Warriors beat the talented duo of Crystal Makaiwi and Kristen Winther 6-3, 2-6 and 7-5.
In the #2 doubles match it was Warriors Kaede Kanzawa and Stephanie Matsuura beating out Tiera Makaiwi and Tammi Nedlic, 6-2, 6-4 to make things interesting.
Like in the boys play everything came down to the #3 doubles team of Warriors Qiana Hironaka and Shala Kushi who made a comeback against Lauren Fujino and Maura Montenero.
After losing the first set 6-3 the Warrior duo rallied to win the second set 7-5 and closed the team victory with a final 6-3 score.
BIIF Eastside Season Opener
Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus – 3/27/2010 Kea’au, HI Results
Girls 100 Meter Dash
1 Bronte Kaneakua SR Kamehameha HI 13.3h 3 10
2 Teisha Nacis SO Waiakea 13.4h 3 8
3 Kailyn Chock SR Waiakea 13.6h 3 6
4 Rose Nakamura FR Hilo 13.8h 2 4
5 Aloha Bohol JR Hilo 14.0h 3 2
6 Abigail Houston FR Keaau 14.3h 3 1
Girls 200 Meter Dash
1 Bronte Kaneakua SR Kamehameha HI 27.8h 2 10
2 Shina Chung SO Hilo 28.4h 2 8
3 Aloha Bohol JR Hilo 28.4h 1 6
4 Rose Nakamura FR Hilo 29.8h 2 4
5 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen FR Ka’u 30.0h 2 2
6 Lillie Davis FR Keaau 30.8h 1 1
Girls 400 Meter Dash
1 Randi Estrada SO Keaau 1:03.7h 2 10
2 Teisha Nacis SO Waiakea 1:06.9h 2 8
3 Karley Swain SO Waiakea 1:13.5h 1 6
4 Kiana Heaukulani FR Hilo 1:15.7h 2 4
5 Vandey Okinaka FR Waiakea 1:16.1h 1 2
6 Angeline Hoke SR Waiakea 1:16.7h 2 1
Girls 800 Meter Run
1 Kailyn Chock SR Waiakea 2:36.2h 10
2 Deann Nishimura-Thornton SO Keaau 2:37.1h 8
3 Claire Uetake SR Hilo 2:39.3h 6
4 Corin Kim SO Kamehameha HI 2:52.2h 4
5 Jessica Busek FR Waiakea 2:53.5h 2
6 Karina Lawrence SO Hilo 2:54.2h 1
Girls 1500 Meter Run
1 Traci Palaermo JR Hilo 5:29.2h 10
2 Deann Nishimura-Thornton SO Keaau 5:31.8h 8
—-> 3 Kelsie Kobayashi SO Waiakea 5:32.0h 6
4 Karina Lawrence SO Hilo 5:58.0h 4
5 Erin Carvalho SO Kamehameha HI 6:01.9h 2
6 Hannah Hendershot FR Waiakea 6:23.5h 1
Girls 3000 meter run
1 Shalila DE Bourmont SO Hilo 11:58.6h 10
2 Kelsie Kobayashi SO Waiakea 12:24.1h 8
3 Natalie Hagemann FR Keaau 13:18.2h 6
4 Erin Carvalho SO Kamehameha HI 13:40.6h 4
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
1 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen FR Ka’u 18.0h 2 10
2 Alyssa Lehua McGuire FR Kamehameha HI 18.0h 2 8
3 Abyssinia Hammouri-Davis FR Keaau 18.4h 2 6
4 Alisha Gangwes SR Ka’u 18.8h 1 4
5 Raycee Cooke SO Hilo 18.9h 1 2
6 Alyssa Hoshida JR Hilo 19.1h 2 1
Girls 300 Meter Hurdles
1 Azmera Hammouri-Davis SO Keaau 52.8h 2 10
2 Bronte Kaneakua SR Kamehameha HI 52.9h 2 8
3 Kristina Padrigo FR Ka’u 53.1h 1 6
4 Alyssa Hoshida JR Hilo 54.0h 2 4
5 Alyssa Lehua McGuire FR Kamehameha HI 55.6h 2 2
6 Bree Delacruz SO Hilo 55.7h 1 1
Girls 4×100 Meter Relay
1 Keaau High School 54.8h 10
2 Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 54.8h 8
3 Hilo 55.5h 6
4 Waiakea 1:01.5h 4
— Ka’u High School DQ zone violation 3rd e
Girls 4×400 Meter Relay
1 Hilo 4:32.4h 10
2 Keaau High School 4:35.7h 8
3 Waiakea 4:47.4h 6
4 Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 4:50.7h 4
Girls High Jump
1 Erika Cushnie SR Waiakea 5-00.00 10
2 Randi Estrada SO Keaau 4-06.00 8
3 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen FR Ka’u J4-06.00 6
4 Holly Lambert SR Waiakea J4-06.00 4
5 Jessica Busek FR Waiakea 4-02.00 2
Girls Pole Vault
1 Shina Chung SO Hilo 8-06.00 10
2 Kaylee Rapoza FR Hilo 7-00.00 8
3 Kimberly Renee Hodson JR Kamehameha HI J7-00.00 6
4 Alyssa Lehua McGuire FR Kamehameha HI 6-06.00 4
5 Rose Nakamura FR Hilo 6-00.00 2
Girls Long Jump
1 Natasha Ah Chong SR Kamehameha HI 14-11.00 10
2 Jessica Busek FR Waiakea 13-04.25 8
3 Kaila Olson FR Ka’u 13-03.25 6
4 Vandey Okinaka FR Waiakea 12-06.75 4
5 Olivia Azevedo SO Kamehameha HI 12-00.75 2
6 Shani Cosma FR Keaau 11-06.50 1
Girls Triple Jump
1 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen FR Ka’u 32-00.75 10
2 Azmera Hammouri-Davis SO Keaau 30-08.00 8
3 Shani Cosma FR Keaau 26-01.75 6
Girls Shot Put
1 Linda Sunia JR Hilo 35-03.50 10
2 Kaopua Sutton SR Kamehameha HI 31-05.50 8
3 Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo SR Keaau 28-00.00 6
4 Alyssa Areola SO Keaau 26-01.25 4
5 Angeline Hoke SR Waiakea 26-00.00 2
6 Ariel Brown FR Pahoa 24-09.75 1
Girls Discus Throw
1 Kaopua Sutton SR Kamehameha HI 98-00.50 10
2 Janna Urakami JR Waiakea 88-06.50 8
3 Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo SR Keaau 84-06 6
4 Linda Sunia JR Hilo 79-08.50 4
5 Jasmine Iuta FR Kamehameha HI 70-04 2
6 Ariel Brown FR Pahoa 65-10 1
Boys 100 Meter Dash
1 Kaenen Akau SO Kamehameha HI 11.1h 5 10
2 Jesse Huihui SO Keaau 11.2h 5 8
3 Kaimi Scott SR Waiakea 11.4h 5 6
4 Talon Ota FR Keaau 11.5h 1 4
5 Michael Morikawa FR Waiakea 11.5h 2 2
6 Kason Marques JR Keaau 11.6h 2 1
Boys 200 Meter Dash
1 Kaimi Scott SR Waiakea 23.3h 5 10
2 Jesse Huihui SO Keaau 23.8h 2 8
3 Francis Blas III SR Kamehameha HI 24.0h 1 6
4 Kristian Martinez SO Hilo 24.4h 5 4
5 Collins Mattos SR Hilo 24.5h 5 2
6 Luke Leasure SR Waiakea 24.7h 5 1
Boys 400 Meter Dash
1 Kaimi Scott SR Waiakea 52.4h 2 10
2 Richard Moylan SR Christian Libert 53.4h 2 8
3 Jordan Decoito SR Hilo 55.3h 2 6
4 Travis Winters SO Waiakea 55.4h 2 4
5 Jacob St George SR Waiakea 56.4h 2 2
6 Talon Ota FR Keaau 56.5h 2 1
Boys 800 Meter Run
1 Daniel Brooks SR Keaau 2:06.3h 10
2 Jeremy Grotenhuis SR Christian Libert 2:11.6h 8
3 Jackson Halford SO Waiakea 2:12.7h 6
4 Tyde Kunishiro JR Hilo 2:13.9h 4
5 John Fratinardo SR Kamehameha HI 2:14.3h 2
6 Wayne Pavao JR Keaau 2:17.53 1
Boys 1500 Meter Run
1 Daniel Brooks SR Keaau 4:27.4h 10
2 Jackson Halford SO Waiakea 4:45.0h 8
3 Kevin Olsen JR Keaau 4:45.9h 6
4 Tyde Kunishiro JR Hilo 4:47.1h 4
5 Wayne Pavao JR Keaau 4:47.3h 2
6 John Fratinardo SR Kamehameha HI 4:54.9h 1
Boys 3000 Meter Run
1 Johan Kaipers SO Hilo 10:29.7h 10
2 John Fratinardo SR Kamehameha HI 11:00.3h 8
3 Jordan Grotenhuis FR Christian Libert 11:15.5h 6
4 BO Rasse SR Waiakea 11:22.1h 4
5 James Clubbs JR Keaau 11:29.1h 2
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles
1 Francis Blas III SR Kamehameha HI 16.3h 1 10
2 Everett McKee JR Kamehameha HI 16.4h 2 8
3 Cameron Calistro SR Hilo 17.1h 2 6
4 Easten Tanimoto SO Kamehameha HI 17.9h 1 4
5 Dan Taylor JR Hilo 18.4h 1 2
6 Dylan Alip SO Kamehameha HI 19.5h 1 1
Boys 300 Meter Hurdles
1 Cameron Calistro SR Hilo 41.9h 3 10
2 Francis Blas III SR Kamehameha HI 42.2h 3 8
3 Everett McKee JR Kamehameha HI 43.4h 3 6
4 Damien Packer SO Keaau 44.8h 3 4
5 Cliff Eriksson SO Keaau 44.8h 2 2
6 Sai Weiss SR Hilo 45.2h 3 1
Boys 4×100 Meter Relay
1 Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 44.4h 10
2 Keaau High School 45.2h 8
3 Hilo 47.1h 6
4 Hilo ‘B’ 48.1h
5 Ka’u High School 53.1h 4
Boys 4×400 Meter Relay
1 Hilo 3:47.6h 10
2 Waiakea 3:48.7h 8
3 Hilo ‘B’ 3:51.8h
4 Keaau High School 3:54.9h 6
5 Waiakea ‘B’ 4:19.2h
6 Ka’u High School 4:25.5h 4
Boys High Jump
1 Cliff Eriksson SO Keaau 5-04.00 10
2 Jacob St George SR Waiakea 5-02.00 7
2 Easten Tanimoto SO Kamehameha HI 5-02.00 7
4 Ka’u Eggers SO Keaau J5-02.00 4
5 Joseph Ola SO Keaau 5-00.00 2
Boys Pole Vault
1 Wong LI SR Hilo 11-00.00 9
1 Billy Ray JR Hilo 11-00.00 9
3 Nelson Enos SO Keaau J11-00.00 6
4 Isaac DeRego SR Kamehameha HI 10-00.00 4
5 Max Shimamoto SR Kamehameha HI J10-00.00 2
Boys Long Jump
1 Kaenen Akau SO Kamehameha HI 21-05.25 10
2 Jacob Edwards SR Ka’u 20-05.25 8
3 Manta Dircks SR Kamehameha HI 20-04.00 6
4 Alika Kaopua SO Ka’u 19-10.50 4
5 Michael Morikawa FR Waiakea 18-09.00 2
6 Emilio Vallejo JR Waiakea 18-00.50 1
Boys Triple Jump
1 Manta Dircks SR Kamehameha HI 40-07.00 10
2 Damien Packer SO Keaau 39-10.00 8
3 Michael Morikawa FR Waiakea 38-08.75 6
4 Travis Winters SO Waiakea 37-06.75 4
5 Ka’u Eggers SO Keaau 37-05.50 2
6 Cameron Anderson SO Waiakea 35-06.50 1
Boys Shot Put
1 David Kekuewa SR Kamehameha HI 42-08.00 10
2 Hawk Hanoa JR Kamehameha HI 41-08.25 8
3 Kainoa Crum SR Kamehameha HI 39-03.00 6
4 Kyle Tirrell JR Hilo 38-07.25 4
5 Ilati Sipinga JR Hilo 37-01.00 2
6 Derrick Krygier SR Pahoa 35-03.50 1
Boys Discus Throw
1 David Kekuewa SR Kamehameha HI 123-05 10
2 Kainoa Crum SR Kamehameha HI 117-10.50 8
3 Hawk Hanoa JR Kamehameha HI 115-04.50 6
4 Kyle Tirrell JR Hilo 111-08 4
5 Derrick Krygier SR Pahoa 110-07.50 2
6 Dathan Toribio SR Keaau 106-02 1
Women – Team Rankings – 16 Events Scored
1) Hilo 119 2) Keaau High School 107
3) Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 104 4) Waiakea 102
5) Ka’u High School 44 6) Pahoa 2
Men – Team Rankings – 16 Events Scored
1) Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 162 2) Keaau High School 106
3) Hilo 93 4) Waiakea 82
5) Christian Liberty 22 6) Ka’u High School 20
7) Pahoa 3