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Waiakea Athletic Awards Presented for 2009-2010

Waiakea's Kamie Imai is named female athlete of the year

* Boys air riflery: Aaron Sewake             * Girls air riflery: Carissa Pajo.

* Girls volleyball: Chelsey Buyuan.             * Boys volleyball: Clayton Morante, Jr.

* Boys bowling: Dean Hosaka, Kelson Kaua.  * Girls bowling: Christinay Watkins, Kaleen Yoneda

* Boys cross country: Kaimi Scott.   * Girls cross country: Kelsie Kobayashi.

* Cheerleading: Cheyla Kaeo.

* Football: Kristoffer Daquep (defense); Dyan Bolos (offense).

* Boy soccer: Kalan Murata.    * Girls soccer: Christa Lum.

* Boys canoe paddling: Aaron Pakani.  * Girls canoe paddling: Brandi Winchester.

* Boys swimming: Frank Chi.   * Girls swimming: Rachel Shimizu.

* Boys wrestling: Tyler Yonemori.  * Girls wrestling: Tracy Poch.

* Boys basketball: Matthew Libao.  * Girls basketball: Kamie Imai.

* Boys golf: Dalen Yamauchi.   * Girls golf: Nani Yanagi.

* Boys tennis: Kallen Mizuguchi, Kaito Mizutani.   * Girls tennis: Ceara Sumida.

* Water polo: Nicole Paulachak.    * Judo: Tyler Yonemori.

* Baseball: Matthew Loeffler.   * Softball: Sloane Thomas/Tiffany Anzai.

* Boys track and field: Kaimi Scott.   * Girls track and field: Teisha Nacis.

* Carling Nabarro Service Award: Dr. Peter Matsuura.

* Coach of the Year: Lodi Switzer, Wayne Joseph, Ecko Osorio.

* Most Inspirational: Cheyla Kaeo (female), Clayton Morante (Male).

* Female Athlete of the Year: Kamie Imai.  * Male Athlete of the Year: Tyler Yonemori.

* Francis Yap Award: Chelsey Buyuan (female), Aaron Sewake (male).

BIIF titles

During the 2009-10 school year, the Warriors claimed championships in the following sports: Boys and girls air riflery, girls volleyball, cheerleading, boys swimming, boys and girls golf, softball and girls tennis.

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pahoa Athletic Awards Presented for 2009-2010

* Girls varsity volleyball: Kara Dunn, most valuable player (MVP); Bethany Viernes, most improved (MI).
* Girls junior varsity volleyball: Phelicia Wilson, MVP; Christine Diza, MI.

* Girls bowling: Michelle Julian, MVP; Traci Bungula, MI. * Boys bowling: Leka Tua, MVP; Keaka Hunter, MI.

* Girls cross country: Munirah Dellaport-Fabian, MI. * Boys cross country: Josh Dipert, most dedicated (MD).

* Girls varsity basketball: Delorianne Butay, MVP; Shaena Ah Quin, most inspirational (MIS).

* Boys wrestling: Austin Dugan, MVP.

* Boys JV basketball: Devin Gonsalves, MVP; Mark Julian, coaches award (CA).

* Boys varsity basketball: Isaiah Ekau, MVP; Hamlet Walsh, MI; John Byrd, defensive player; Nicklas Fisher, Up-and-Coming.

* Girls paddling: Shena Picanco, MVP; Rosanna Lum, MD; Bethany Viernes, MD; Phelicia Wilson, MD.

* Boys paddling: Greg Nasario, MVP; Ikaika Liwai, MD; Nahum Cramer, MD.

* Girls varsity tennis: Tiare Mata, MI.

* Varsity baseball: Kaohu Schweitzer, CA; Keaka Hunter, CA.

* Cheerleading: Kellie Cardines, MI; Sherice Torres, MIS.

* Girls track and field: Ariel Brown, MD.  * Boys track and field: Josh Dipert, MIS; Erbin Gamurot-Brown, MD.

* Boys JV volleyball: Isaac Ekau, MVP; Mart Colobong, MI.  * Boys varsity volleyball: Isaiah Ekau, MVP; Chris Mendoza, most outstanding.

* Softball: Vaaigaomata Wilson, MIS; Emily Kahookaulana-Sulprizio, MI.

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scholarship 5K Race Results

BIRR president, Steve Pavao, presented $1000 checks to Waiakea's Kaitlyn Chock and Hilo's Sai Weiss following the 5K event

Big Island Road Runners Scholarship 5k Run     May 23, 2010       Coconut Island, 7:30am

Place Name Division Female Time
1 Alan Ryan 30-39     : 18 : 07
     2 Jackson Halford 1-19     : 18 : 08
3 Justin Pang 1-19     : 18 : 15
4 Rick Michels 1-19     : 18 : 57
5 Steve Pavao 50-59     : 20 : 07
6 Tchad Henderson 30-39     : 20 : 24
7 Stuart Miyashiro 50-59     : 20 : 30
8 Sai Weiss 1-19     : 20 : 35
9 Linden Villena 30-39     : 21 : 29
10 Choy Bacor 30-39     : 21 : 30
11 Caleb J. Westfall 30-39     : 22 : 04
12 Lory Hunter 40-49 1   : 22 : 29
13 Zandrix Acob 1-19     : 22 : 41
14 DJ Blinn 60 & over     : 22 : 49
15 Daniel Okubo 1-19     : 23 : 27
16 Rob Van Geen 40-49     : 23 : 54
17 Thomas Fratinardo 40-49     : 23 : 54
18 James Tuscany 50-59     : 24 : 28
19 Eric Young 1-19     : 24 : 37
20 Kim Rojo 30-39 2   : 24 : 40
21 Daysen Masuda 1-19     : 24 : 50
22 Kelly Freitas 50-59     : 25 : 06
23 Robert Belcher 50-59     : 25   08
24 Shell Hamilton 20-24 3   : 25 : 23
25 Charles Keane 50-59     : 25 : 40
26 Big Dog 60 & over     : 25 : 40
27 Harvey Nakasone 50-59     : 26 : 13
28 Joanne Pocsidio 40-45 4   : 27 : 01
29 Firmin Tehero 50-59     : 27 : 38
30 Terran Kaleiwahea 1-19     : 28 : 30
31 Kevin Iwasaki 20-29     : 28 : 38
32 Kimo Like 1-19     : 29 : 02
33 Anthony Ganancial 30-39     : 29 : 09
34 Kekoa Kalahiki 1-19     : 29 : 13
35 Kristen Spees 20-29 5   : 29 : 51
36 Kim Furumo 50-51 6   : 29 : 54
37 Michelle Vieira 20-29 7   : 30 : 30
38 Dennis Shigioka 60 & over     : 30 : 52
39 Caleb R. Westfall 1-19     : 31 : 21
40 Pearl Acob 30-39 8   : 31 : 29
41 Bill Sakovich 60 & over     : 31 : 30
42 Cedrick Roberts-Perry 1-19     : 31 : 44
43 Adrel Vicente 30-39     : 32 : 10
44 Kyle Wana 1-19     : 32 : 42
45 Tyler Gerken 1-19     : 32 : 58
46 Kahea Kanuha 1-19 9   : 33 : 12
47 Sam Marrack 1-19 10   : 34 : 16
48 Christin DeCoito 1-19 11   : 34 : 34
49 Melia Taganas 1-19 12   : 34 : 46
50 Rick Otani 50-59     : 34 : 46
51 Lee Collins 50-59 13   : 34 : 47
52 Kainoa Crum 1-19     : 35 : 05
53 Nainoa Calip 1-19     : 35 : 35
54 Collen Fratinardo 50-54 14   : 37 : 19
55 Makoa Carreira 1-19     : 39   07
56 Boyd Ramos 1-19     : 39 : 07
57 Leah Pukahi 30-39 15   : 39 : 24
58 Micah Keawe 1-19     : 39 : 25
59 Michele Macanas 40-44 16   : 40 : 18
60 Piikea Miller 1-19 17   : 40 : 18
61 Kawehi Pua Kaikaina 1-19 18   : 40 : 59
62 Kiani Matsumoto 1-19 19   : 41 : 00
63 Kawika Kekaualua 1-19     : 41 : 50
64 Carle-Ann Mata 1-19 20   : 41 : 54
65 Ashley Deguzman-H. 1-19 21   : 41 : 58
66 NO NAME NO AGE     : 44 : 19
67 Kiley Kelson 1-19 22   : 44 : 38
68 Iwalani Kaili NO AGE     : 44 : 38
69 Gene Madriaga 1-19     : 46 : 33
70 Maka Branco 1-19     : 46 : 33
71 Casey Chai 1-19     : 47 : 02
72 John Fratinardo 1-19     : 47 : 02
73 Elijah Pung 1-19     : 47 : 02
74 John Marrack 1-19     : 47 : 18
75 Sally Marrack 30-39 23   : 47 : 19

For the story on the Scholarship Run event go to:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/chock-weiss-honored-at-road-runners-scholarship-5k/

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chock, Weiss, Honored at Road Runners Scholarship 5K

5K race winner, Alan Ryan, with scholarship awardees Kaitlyn Chock and Sai Weiss, women's race winner Lory Hunter

   “It was the sheer love of running that initially drew me to this masochistic sport, but it was the camaraderie of the runners that made me stick with it,” Kaitlyn Chock said.

  It takes a special breed to become a long distance runner.  A person becomes self-reliant on their own motivation and perseverance.  As a high school cross-country coach for many years I have witnessed firsthand the multitude of prep runners that become distance runners.

   Recently, at Waiakea High’s athletic awards night, I noticed that the 20 girls getting their letters in cross-county all had an asterisk next to their names in the school program.  The asterisk noted that those athletes also attained a 3.5 or higher grade point average, making them scholar athletes.

   The boy’s cross-county team had 27 of their 31 participants with asterisks, not surprising when you consider the demands made on a distance runner which require them to have a high level of internal motivation.

  Chock was one of those represented at awards night as she closed out her high school career with four years on the cross-country and track teams.

Kaitlyn Chock

   “During my senior year I became a Team Captain and I wanted to apply the values and lessons I learned from my running to inspire those around me,” she said.  “I wanted to bestow upon my teammates not only my love of the sport but give them experiences that would fuel their development into confident runners and individuals.”

   Little wonder why Chock along with Hilo’s Sai Weiss were recent winners of the Big Island Road Runners $1000 scholarship award.  Both Chock and Weiss have demonstrated their deep love of running, coupled with their commitment to community service and a high GPA.

   “While practicing to run we must train our minds to be vigilant in any sort of situation that may come across us,” Weiss said.  “To this end, running has taught me to be a determined individual inside and outside of the classroom.”

  On Sunday Weiss and Chock were on hand for the BIRR Scholarship 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk held at Coconut Island.  Both youngsters had just graduated over the weekend and participated in the event, which culminated in them being recognized as the BIRR scholarship awardees.

   At the start of the 5K race several runners jockeyed for the lead position and by mile one a pack of four had developed with Jackson Halford, Justin Pang, Alan Ryan and Rick Michels.

   “We hit the first mile in 5 minutes and 53 seconds,” Ryan said.  “I didn’t want to push the pace and I just let them lead with Justin (Pang) doing most of the work.”

   Pang, a University of Hawaii-Hilo cross-country runner and former Christian Liberty standout, led for the first two miles with Waiakea’s Jackson Halford just a step behind.

   “All three of us worked together as we did the second mile in 6 minutes flat,” Ryan said.  “With about a half-mile to go Jackson (Halford) and myself pulled away from the pack and by Nihhon I was in the lead.”

   The duo ran a blazing 5:36 final mile to distance themselves from the rest of the 80 plus runner and walkers in the field.

   Ryan won the exciting race by clocking in at 18:07 with Pang one second behind.  Pang finished in third at 18:15, followed by Michels, 18:57; Steve Pavao, 20:07; Tchad-Tu Henderson, 20:24; and Stewart Miyashiro in 20:30 rounded out the top men.

   For the women it was all Lory Hunter as the Hilo High cross-country and track coach finished in 22:29 with Kim Rojo second, 24:40; Shell Hamilton third, 25:23; and Joanne Pocsidio, 27:01, rounding out the top women.

  “This was a fun race,” Hunter said after winning the women’s division.  “I’m not only glad that I got to run, but I’m also happy to be here to support both Sai and Kaitlyn in winning the BIRR scholarship award.

Sai Weiss

   At the finish line Kaitlyn Chock was handing out finishing numbers and helping race officials while Sai Weiss was running in the race and finished eighth overall.

   “I just graduated the night before and went to grad night at the Yacht Club,” Chock said.  “I felt too tired to run, but I wanted to help.”

   Weiss graduated on Friday night and was all smiles and filled with energy in doing the 3.1-mile race.

   “I’ve always liked coming out and participating in community races,” Weiss said.  “Running is something I enjoy and look forward to doing.

   Big Island Road Runners president Steve Pavao presented Weiss and Chock with their $1000 checks in an official ceremony after the race.  “The BIRR is very proud of our community involvement and in our two selections for this year’s awards,” he said.

   “I look forward to sunny long afternoon runs,” Weiss said.  “I enjoy the opportunity to be able to appreciate my natural surroundings.  I realize that as a runner we are blessed with a gorgeous place called Hawaii.”

May 24, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment