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Brostek & Yonemori share Athlete of the Month Honors


DUO Shares Co-Athlete of the Month Award

Two state champions — Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Shane Brostek and Waiakea’s Tyler Yonemori — have been named the Big Island Co-Athlete of the Month for May.

Brostek, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound junior, threw a personal-best 55 feet, 11 inches in the shot and tossed the discus 173-04 in gold medal performances at the Hawaii High School Athletic Association track and field championships on Maui.

He was the only Big Island Interscholastic Federation athlete to claim two gold medals at the state meet at War Memorial Stadium.

Brostek earlier captured the shot put and discus titles at BIIF track championships.

Tyler Yonemori

Besides track and field, Brostek is also a football standout for the Ka Makani.

Yonemori captured the gold medal in the 145-pound division of the HHSAA boys judo championships in Honolulu.

Yonemori beat Kamehameha-Kapalama’s Jonah Hoshino by ippon at 0:14 to claim his second straight state title. For the second consecutive year, he was the only BIIF athlete to win a state crown.

Yonemori earlier won his third straight BIIF judo title and was also named the league’s first-ever Judo Male Player of the Year.

The athlete of the month program is sponsored by Don’s Grill, under owner Don Hoota. The athlete of the month as well as athlete and sportsperson of the year programs were founded by the late Jack Matsui.


June 4, 2011 Posted by | High School Judo, High School Track & Field | , , , , | Leave a comment

King’s Trail Summer Solstice Run on June 21

King’s Trail Summer Solstice RunTuesday, June 21 at 4:30pm
Location: Otec Beach Park, Otec Rd Kailua-Kona, HawaiiAlanui Kuakini-7 mile technical trail run over the ancient Alanui Aupuni Trail/ Beach Stroll-4 mile flat sand beach road, great tune-up for Kona Marathon/ Sand Sprint-1 mile sprint distance in deep sand “true power sprint”/ Keiki Makahiki Sprint-1/2 mile sand course with Parent/Keiki relay

June 4, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , | Leave a comment