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Kona’s Galdeira and Ruedy score 5th place team finish at HHSAA track

Galdeira and Ruedy

Konawaena Duo, Lia Galdeira and Ua Ruedy accounted for all the points scored for the Wildcats which placed them as the top Big Island Interscolastic Federation team at the HHSAA track & field championships on Maui.

HHSAA State Track and Field Championships – 5/6/2011 to 5/7/2011

                    War Memorial Stadium – Wailuku Maui

                           Team Rankings – Through Event 32

1      Punahou School Girls                 PSCG                     6633

   2      Seabury Hall                             SEA                      64

    3      Kahuku High School               KAHU                     51

    4      Iolani School Girls                      IOLG                     34

    5      Konawaena                                KONA                     30

    6      Hawaii Preparatory Academy               HPA                      29

Lia on left & Ua on right

Konawaena’s Ua Ruedy won gold in the 300 hurdles, becoming the “new queen of the hurdles.”

Ruedy, just a sophomore, saved herself just for the 300 and came out of the blocks quickly, running into a strong headwind.

“I knew I had to come out fast and finish really strong,” Ruedy said.  “I really wanted to win and I wanted to become the new Queen of the Hurdles.”

 While Ruedy was laying claim to her Queen status teammate and multitalented superstar athlete, Lia Galdeira, finished second in the long jump, third in the 100 dash, fourth in the 200 and fifth in the triple jump.

The multi talented Wildcat, better known for her leaping ability on the basketball court, had qualified for five events in the finals, more than twice the amount of any other BIIF athlete on her way to claiming four individual medals.

Only two weeks ago Galdeira surprised herself by surpassing 17 feet in the long jump and one week later went beyond the 18 foot mark to rank her as the number one long jumper in the state.

May 8, 2011 - Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , ,

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