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BIIF BOYS Champions top 50 – Conners wins

 BIIF Cross Country Championships
                                Hawaii Prep  October 19, 2012           

 Place TmPl No.  Name               Yr School                    Varsity_
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    1    1   52 TONY CONNORS       11 Honokaa                   18:27.10
    2    2  215 IAN MCQUATE        11 Waiakea                   18:35.70
    3    3  190 PAUL GREGG         12 Parker                    18:39.30
    4       200 ANDREW LANGTRY     12 St. Joseph’s              18:53.90
    5    4  159 JOSIAH ADAMS       10 Kohala                    18:58.25
    6    5   29 MICHAEL SPETICH    11 Hawaii Prep               18:58.95
    7    6  151 THUNDER FROST      10 Kealakehe                 19:03.15
    8    7   36 STEPHEN HUNTER     11 Hilo                      19:15.90
    9    8   22 JUSTIN MACY        12 Hawaii Prep               19:24.70
   10    9   44 TIMON SKINNER      11 Hilo                      19:25.10
   11   10  193 TYLER MCCULLOUGH   12 Parker                    19:40.85
   12   11   90 MAKA’ALA CRUZ      11 Kamehameha (hawaii)       19:41.20
   13   12   58 BROOKS MCVEY       12 Honokaa                   19:42.60
   14   13   16 WALTER DISNEY      11 Hawaii Prep               19:51.45
   15   14  112 DALLAS TADA        12 Kamehameha (hawaii)       19:53.45
   16   15  103 JONAH KNELL        12 Kamehameha (hawaii)       19:54.95
   17   16   47 ISAAC ANGELO       11 Honokaa                   19:55.65
   18   17   46 SEANRY AGBAYANI    11 Honokaa                   19:57.50
   19   18   96 COLTON HILL        11 Kamehameha (hawaii)       19:58.35
   20   19   97 KAIMIOLA HO        10 Kamehameha (hawaii)       19:58.95
   21   20  149 CJ AGUSEN          12 Kealakehe                 20:00.30
   22   21   61 SEAN PERALA        11 Honokaa                   20:03.80
   23   22  155 TYLER LA SALLE     11 Kealakehe                 20:08.15
   24   23   39 RICHARD KERR       12 Hilo                      20:12.05
   25   24  127 JEFFERY FERRELL    10 Kea’au                    20:21.15
   26   25  152 JEREMY GAMBING     11 Kealakehe                 20:22.85
   27   26   40 HYRUM KIM          10 Hilo                      20:23.15
   28   27  220 MARK PACRIS        10 Waiakea                   20:23.45
   29   28   20 NATHAN LADWIG      9  Hawaii Prep               20:27.15
   30   29  205 MATTHEW CAMACHO    11 Waiakea                   20:30.45
   31   30   63 DAVID ROBINSON     12 Honokaa                   20:31.30
   32   31   64 PEDRO SANCHES      12 Honokaa                   20:36.65
   33   32   95 MALU HAMMOND       12 Kamehameha (hawaii)       20:36.90
   34   33   94 KAWIKA FINLEY      12 Kamehameha (hawaii)       20:38.35
   35   34   13 HIDE AKAI          10 Hawaii Prep               20:46.20
   36        31 RYUTA YODA         12 Dq                        20:46.35
   37   35   21 JAKE LAI           11 Hawaii Prep               20:49.55
   38   36  158 GAVIN ULMAN        10 Kealakehe                 20:56.95
   39   37  169 JOSHUA KUPERUS     10 Makua Lani                21:01.15
   40   38  209 HAJIME HAYANO      11 Waiakea                   21:02.15
   41   39   33 RIVER BROWN        9  Hilo                      21:03.75
   42       198 LUKE POTTER        10 Dq                        21:04.05
   43   40  211 ALAN IKEHARA       11 Waiakea                   21:05.35
   44   41  191 EVAN KASBERG       12 Parker                    21:21.55
   45   42  123 AUSTIN ANDERSON    11 Kea’au                    21:27.10
   46   43   43 MAXIMILLIAN PANOFF 11 Hilo                      21:33.15
   47   44  122 DAVIN ALVIENTO     12 Kea’au                    21:48.35
   48   45    6 KEKOA MUNDO        11 Christian Liberty         21:49.85
   49   46  186 JESSE BURNS        12 Parker                    21:50.75
   50   47  154 SCOTT HENDERSON    11 Kealakehe                 21:51.05

October 20, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , , | Leave a comment

HPA Girls – Honokaa Boys Dominate BIIF Championships

Three times BIIF champions, the powerful Ka Makani ladies

WAIMEA – Déjà vu!  If you were at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross country championships on Friday you weren’t having a reoccurring flash back from the past.

What you did see was the running dynasties of a talented Honokaa boys and Hawaii Preparatory Academy girls’ team both win another BIIF team crown.

Honokaa’s Chris Mosch led a powerful Dragon squad to their fourth consecutive team title and Mosch has the bragging rights to being the only member of the squad to pocket four BIIF medals.

“I feel good and well rested today,” Mosch said before the race.  “I’m out here to run my own race and to run as fast as I can.  I feel a little pressure, but confident that things will go well.”

Chris Mosch

On Friday Mosch went out quickly and took a commanding lead to also grab his second consecutive individual title on the hilly foothills of HPA’s sprawling campus. 

“The pace of the race was really fast as Jesse (Tarnas from Parker) and the CLA kid (Jordan Grotenhuis) went out quick and me and Josh (Robinson) stayed back during the first half mile,” Mosch said.

Dragon teammates, Mosch and Robinson began to separate from the rest of the field after climbing HPA’s first steep hill.

“On the second trip over the large hill my dad yelled at me that I had a 30 to 40 yard lead over Josh,” Mosch said.

Mosch won the race in 17 minutes and 37 seconds with Robinson 10 seconds behind.  The real surprise came when Dragon teammate Chayce Moniz finished third overall.

“My goal going into the race was to stay with Chris (Mosch) for as long as I could and to keep him in range,” Robinson said.  “I was shooting to win the race, but if anyone was going to beat me it was going to be Chris.”

For Moniz this was a dream race come true.

“We bet our science teach, Mr. Dan Whetstone, that if we finished one, two, three that he would shave his head,” Moniz said.  “Looks like we’re going to have a bald teacher at school on Monday!”

The Honokaa boy’s team ran away from the rest of the BIIF schools scoring just 26 points in route to their 4th title.  Brothers Robert (10th) and Tony Connors (12th) rounded out the team scoring for the Dragons.

Honokaa head coach, Josh Abner, had high praise for his high flying Dragons.

“I like to think that we have a bunch of hard working people,” Abner said.  “This is a dynamic group of amazing kids and each one has a special place in my heart.”

Parker Coach Ceri Whitfield

Another surprise came when Parker School finished second in the team scoring which will allows their entire boys team to run at the HHSAA championships on Oahu.

“This is the most incredible thing I’ve ever done,” Parker Coach Ceri Whitfield said.  “We really worked very hard and I am one proud coach.  We knew we were improving each week and we put the challenge out to the boys.”

In the girl’s team and individual competition it was all HPA dominating from start to finish.

Ka Makani Kela Vargas, Zoe Sims, Emily Evans and Kristiana Van Pernis ran away from the rest of the field taking the top four overall places with teammates Mariah Haight, Sam Neal and Hana Scully finishing 7th through 9th respectively.

HPA won their third consecutive team title and fourth out of the last five years under head coach, Michael Franklin.

“This is what I expected today from our team,” Franklin said.  “They overwhelmed me as individuals and I’m very proud of them.”

“My goal was to just go out and help my teammates,” Kela Vargas said after winning the individual BIIF crown.  “We try to push each other and we don’t want to disappoint each other so we just try to run our hardest.”

BIIF runner up, Zoe Sims, also had high praise for her team saying, “We’ve grown a lot as a team and we love each other so much that we did it for our team.”

Tia Greenwell

The girl’s race started with Honokaa’s three times defending BIIF champion, Tialana Greenwell, going out fast and pushing the pace.

“I came into the race feeling confident and I wanted to get away from the pack early on,” Greenwell said.  “But Zoe (Sims) and Kela (Vargas) kept up with me and eventually passed me.”

Greenwell, who had been hampered by nagging injuries, had her best race of the season and finished fifth overall.

“I’m happy that I finished in the top five and I hope this will carry over to states next week,” she said.

Greenwell and Waiakea’s Kelsie Kobayashi were the only BIIF runners to infiltrate a powerful onslaught by Ka Makani harriers, with the Warrior taking sixth overall.

“I wasn’t happy with today’s race as I thought I could have done better,” Kobayashi said.  “I was hoping to break into the top three, but I just couldn’t keep up with the HPA girls.”

The Honokaa girls, like the Parker boys, surprised everyone with their second place team finish which allows the entire seven person squad to run at the state championships on Thursday, Oct 28th.

“We were shooting for a second place team finish,” Honokaa Coach Abner said.  “This was a hell of an accomplishment and our highest team finish all season.”

Joining the top two boys and girls teams going to the state championships the BIIF also sends the top 23 individual boys and 22 individual girls.

October 23, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Championship – Boys Varsity Results

Honokaa's Mosch, Robinson & Moniz

2010 BIIF Cross Country Championships                     

                                October 22, 2010                                

                           Hawaii Preparatory Academy                           

  Event 4  Boys 3 Mile Run CC VARSITY

  1 Mosch, Chris                 Honokaa               17:36.85    1            

  2 Robinson, Joshua             Honokaa               17:47.55    2             

  3 Moniz, Chayce                Honokaa               17:53.37    3            

  4 Tarnas, Jesse                Parker School         17:59.55    4            

  5 Kaneshiro, Tyde              Hilo                  18:02.41    5            

  6 Halford, Jackson             Waiakea               18:16.70    6            

  7 Grotenhuis, Jordan           Christian Liberty     18:18.28    7            

  8 Langtry, Andrew              St. Joseph’s          18:24.33                 

  9 Whitener, Geoff              Kealakehe             18:27.03    8            

 10 Connors, Robert              Honokaa               18:27.70    9            

 11 Ray, Billy                   Hilo                  18:33.84   10            

 12 Connors, Tony                Honokaa               18:38.48   11            

 13 Michels, Rick                Hilo                  18:39.69   12            

 14 Gregg, Daniel                Parker School         18:40.01   13            

 15 Gregg, Paul                  Parker School         18:46.24   14            

 16 Doll, Shawn                  Kamehameha – Hawaii   18:46.60   15            

 17 Mabuni, Brandt               Makua Lani            18:49.36   16            

 18 Ho, Kaulana                  Kamehameha – Hawaii   18:49.67   17            

 19 Martin, Logan                Hawaii Prep           18:52.46   18            

 20 Macy, Justin                 Hawaii Prep           18:55.27   19            

 21 Olsen, Kevin                 Kea’au                19:15.20   20            

 22 McCullough, Tyler            Parker School         19:16.63   21            

 23 Shiraki, Dylan               Honokaa               19:17.50   22            

 24 Mah, Brandon                 Honokaa               19:24.51   23            

 25 Requelman, Daylan            Laupahoehoe           19:27.40                 

 26 Hayano, Hajime               Waiakea               19:28.16   24            

 27 Hill, Colton                 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:31.22   25            

 28 Hon, Kimo                    Parker School         19:33.15   26            

 29 Rogerson, Michael            Hawaii Prep           19:38.33   27            

 30 Knell, Jonah                 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:40.64   28            

 31 Van Kirk, Tyler              Hawaii Prep           19:44.25   29            

 32 Rice, Keoni                  Waiakea               19:46.98   30            

 33 Yoda, Ryuta                  Hawaii Prep           19:48.66   31            

 34 Marshall, Williamson         Waiakea               19:50.13   32            

 35 Crowell, Matthew             Hilo                  19:50.51   33            

 36 Hunter, Stephen              Hilo                  19:53.43   34            

 37 Clubbs, James                Kea’au                19:56.06   35            

 38 Dong, Andrew                 Makua Lani            20:02.68   36            

39 Navarro, Arman               Kea’au                20:04.21   37             

40 Meguro, Robbey               Waiakea               20:13.02   38         

Team Scores                                   
1 Honokaa                      26    1    2    3    9   11   22   23          
2 Parker School                78    4   13   14   21   26   43   59          
3 Hilo                         94    5   10   12   33   34   48   60         
4 Hawaii Prep                 124   18   19   27   29   31   46   55          
5 Kamehameha - Hawaii         125   15   17   25   28   40   53   62          
6 Waiakea                     130    6   24   30   32   38   44   45          
7 Kea'au                      172   20   35   37   39   41   56   58          
8 Makua Lani                  209   16   36   42   52   63   64   70          
9 Kealakehe                   217    8   47   51   54   57                    
10 Christian Liberty           286    7   67   69   71   72   73   74          
11 Pahoa                       291   49   50   61   65   66   68               
 

October 22, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , | Leave a comment