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Running with the Big Dog

Big Dog’s Top 20 Boys H.S. Cross-Country Runners in the State of Hawaii

Margarito still #1 in Big Dog’s picks

BOYS Top 20 picks:

1)      Margarito Martinez, Leilehua, senior, will repeat as state champion and dominate OIAstill in  even though he loss at Kualoa to Murphy last week I’m still keeping him at #1.

2)      Pierce Murphy, Island School, senior, state runner-up he will give Martinez a strong challenge this year and successfully defend as Kauai champ

3)      Jordan Thibodeau, Kamehameha-Kapalama, senior

4)      Dylan Martinez, Leilehua, sophomore

5)      Troy Esaki, Iolani, junior

6)      Justin Higa, Iolani, senior

7)      Nikolai Scharer, Punahou, sophomore

8)      Elliot Estranda, Leilehua

9)      Zach Ferguson, Maui Prep, senior

10)  Ryan Hobson, Mid Pacific Institute, senior

11)  James Pearson, Baldwin, senior

12)  Chad Nakaoka, Hawaii Baptist Academy, senior

13)  Borys Pleskacz, Iolani, senior

14)  Colton Sisler, St. Louis, senior

15)  Gianni Cuadrado, Kapolei

16)  Casey Ryan, Pearl City

17)  Royce Yamane, Mililani

18)  Angelito Cuaremsa, Maui High

19)  Rocky Balala, Maui, junior, MIL champ

20)  Chris Mosch, Honokaa, senior

Leilehua should win the boys team title with Iolani coming in second, Kamehameha-Oahu third and Honokaa fourth.

For previous preseason predictions go to:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/big-dogs-boys-preseaon-x-c-favorites-for-2010/




September 21, 2010 - Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Well Big Dog, Margarito and Pierce might be switching places this year. Did you see the Iolani race?

    Comment by Shawn | September 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Yes, I have all the results from Iolani but am not convinced. I still see Margarito as the favorite at this point in the season.

      Comment by waynejoseph | September 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. Big Dogggg.
    i agreee with you.
    you know meee.

    Comment by SK23 | September 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. Big Dog, do you still see Leilehua as favorite to win States? They got beat by both Iolani and Kam. Iolani looked impressive with some young guys stepping up. I guess we’ll have a better idea when they race this weekend head-to-head again at the Kaiser Invite.

    Comment by Zip | September 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Where was Margarito’s brother at the Iolani Invite? He is the key to the Mules winning the state championship.

      Comment by waynejoseph | September 21, 2010 | Reply

      • In case you were wondering,
        (pulled from hi.milesplit.com results)
        38 2409 Martinez, Dylan 10 Leilehua Highschool 18:23.42

        Comment by reader | September 21, 2010

  4. Pierce does have youth on his side. Running is so much mental, and now Margarito knows he can be beat and Pierce knows he cam beat him. It will be very close.

    Comment by Shawn | September 21, 2010 | Reply

  5. great race at Kualoa. Leilehua looked tired the whole race, maybe training too hard? Iolani and Kamehameha looks strong. Well see what happens this weekend. Good Luck Everyone!!

    Comment by ramos | September 21, 2010 | Reply

  6. Looking forward to Punahou Invitational this weekend. Last interleague matchup before OIA and ILH start their own championships. I think we’re seeing a lot of minor injuries possibly because of overtraining happening this year. Hopefully everyone comes through it okay and tapers in time for States at the end of October. Good Luck to all who are running this weekend.

    To all you athletes…time to get serious already because coaches are deciding on 7-person teams for champs. So race hard and have fun.

    Comment by whoewa70 | September 30, 2010 | Reply

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