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Pole Vault Results from HPA has Chung seeing Purple

Hilo’s Shina Chung

Hilo’s Shina Chung moved to a purple pole to go with her purple shoes this past Saturday at the Stanford W. Shutes Track at Hawaii Prep in Waimea.

“Purple is my favorite color,” Chung said. 
Despite not clearing 10-06 Chung intends on staying with her purple pole throughout the BIIF championships and going into the HHSAA state championships on Maui.
The Viking junior is a foot above her local competition and is looking to medal during the state compeition.
Girls Pole Vault

 BIIFQualify: B  6-00                                                         
  HHSAA Auto: A  9-00                                                         
  HHSAA Cons: C  7-06                                                          

1 Shina Chung               JR Hilo                   10-00.00A  10     
2 Sydney Budde              JR Hawaii Prep             8-00.00C   8     
3 Taylor Esaki              JR Hawaii Prep             7-06.00C   5     
3 Rose Nakamura             SO Hilo                    7-06.00C   5     
5 Kanani Wishard            SO Hawaii Prep             7-00.00B   2     
6 Molly Mackay-Smith        SR Hawaii Prep             6-06.00B   1     
7 Christi Lovell            FR Kealakehe               5-06.00   
 8 Tehani Guieb              SR Kealakehe               5-00.00 
Boys Pole Vault BIIFQualify: B  9-00          HHSAA Auto: A 13-00                                                             HHSAA Cons: C 11-06                                                            1 Billy Ray                 SR Hilo                   12-00.00C  10     2 Kayden Haleakala          JR Hawaii Prep            11-06.00C   8                  3 Katon Pestano             SO Hilo                       11-06.00C   6     4 Nelson Enos               JR Keaau                  11-00.00B   4     5 David McMahon             SR Hawaii Prep            10-06.00B   1.50   5 Greg Matias               JR Keaau                  10-06.00B   1.50   7 Matthew Winters           SO Keaau                  10-00.00B


BIIFQualify: B  9-00                                                         
  HHSAA Auto: A 13-00                                                          
  HHSAA Cons: C 11-06                                                         
  1 Billy Ray                 SR Hilo                   12-00.00C  10  
  2 Kayden Haleakala          JR Hawaii Prep            11-06.00C   8                 
3 Katon Pestano             SO Hilo                       11-06.00C   6    
 4 Nelson Enos               JR Keaau                  11-00.00B   4    
 5 David McMahon             SR Hawaii Prep            10-06.00B   1.50  
5 Greg Matias               JR Keaau                  10-06.00B   1.50  
7 Matthew Winters           SO Keaau                  10-00.00B

April 24, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kamehameha boys win team East Side Cross-Country

Boys start at Waiakea


Event 2 Boys 3 Mile Run CC

Name Year School Finals Points
1 Olsen, Kevin Kea’au 17:15.85 1
2 Correa, Shawn Kamehameha 17:24.83 2
3 Grotenhuis, Jordan Christian Liberty 17:25.34 3
4 Kaneshiro, Tyde Hilo 17:46.04 4
5 Halford, Jackson Waiakea 17:47.16 5
6 Michels, Rick Hilo 18:04.03 6
7 Langtry, Andrew St. Joseph’s 18:09.41
8 Ray, Billy Hilo 18:18.57 7
9 Rice, Keoni Waiakea 18:54.16 8
10 Thomas, Ryan Kamehameha 18:59.02 9
11 Gahan, Makaala Kamehameha 19:00.24 10
12 Ho, Kaulana Kamehameha 19:01.08 11
13 Requelman, Daylan Laupahoehoe 19:08.18
14 Meguro, Robbey Waiakea 19:15.05 12
15 Marshall, Akil Waiakea 19:17.00 13
16 Pavao, Wayne Kea’au 19:21.76 14
17 Hayano, Hajime Waiakea 19:25.56 15
18 Clubbs, James Kea’au 19:35.15 16
19 Hill, Colton Kamehameha 19:56.55 17
20 Knell, Jonah Kamehameha 20:02.60 18
21 Sandstrom, Owen Waiakea 20:09.16 19
22 Rhyss, Dorian Kea’au 20:14.79 20
23 Harbour, Jin Waiakea 20:15.37 21
24 DeRego, Theodore Kamehameha 20:17.33 22
25 Matias, Greg Kea’au 20:21.40 23
26 Hunter, Stephen Hilo 20:23.67 24
27 Crowell, Matthew Hilo 20:24.23 25
28 Koscik, Christopher St. Joseph’s 20:26.03
29 Lum Ho, Makaala Kea’au 20:26.37 26
30 Memmer, Luke Hilo 20:35.61 27
31 Panoff, Max Hilo 20:38.77 28
32 Macanas, Donovan Hilo 20:39.25
33 Kerr, Max Hilo 20:39.77
34 Yamauchi, Dalen Waiakea 20:43.84
35 WongYuen, Kauila Kamehameha 20:49.47
36 McAuliffe, Stephen Waiakea 20:49.72
37 Navarro, Arman Kea’au 20:51.40 29
38 Keaunui, Kaulana Pahoa 21:01.91 30
39 Martines, Adrian Kea’au 21:08.34
40 Villegas, Abraham Hilo 21:10.35
41 Ventura, Jhun Delle Kea’au 21:14.13
42 Yamamoto, Caden Waiakea 21:19.03
43 Sato, Dyson Waiakea 21:20.44
44 Otani, Bryton Waiakea 21:28.26
45 Hart, Nainoa Kamehameha 21:30.31
46 Alviento, Davin Kea’au 21:34.40
47 Ebeling, William Waiakea 21:37.35
48 Hirae, Jordan Kamehameha 21:49.86
49 Engle, Khayman Pahoa 21:52.22 31
50 Ogawa, Rogan Kamehameha 21:53.15
51 Palacol, Donovan Waiakea 21:55.85


TEAM STANDINGS:  1 Kamehameha – Hawaii 49    2 Waiakea 53        3 Hilo 66      4 Kea’au 74

5 Christian Liberty 153               6 Pahoa 160

September 5, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Canefire Conditioner Opens with a Fast Start

Eventual duo winners, Hilo's Karina Lawrence and Nadia Ramirez

KEEAU-It was a breathless, fantastic finish for a pair of Hilo runners, each girl running glued together until one leaned ahead of the other at the end.

 The Big Island Interscholastic Federation opened its cross-country season with a pair of running events that zigzagged its way around the Christian Liberty Academy Campus this past Saturday.

Using a format introduced by CLA coach Frank Grotenhuis the Canefire Conditioner required each BIIF school to pair their runners with each harrier doing three alternating one-mile legs.

Kelsie Kobayashi

In the opening girl’s race it was Waiakea’s Kelsie Kobayashi jumping out to an early lead with the rest of the field in hot pursuit.

“I wanted to run my own race right from the start,” Kobayashi said after the race.  “I was mentally ready to take the lead and it felt very smooth and comfortable.”

Kobayashi ran her first mile in 6 minutes and 10 seconds with Hilo’s Shalila de Bourmont and Karina Lawrence following in at 6:21.

During the exchange Kobayashi handed off the baton to partner Kara Paulachak while Lawrence was teamed with Nadia Ramirez and de Bourmont was paired with Carmen Garson-Shumway.

The Hilo pairs chipped away at Waiakea’s initial lead and soon found themselves in command of the race.  “My goal was to run my opening mile in the 6:20 range,” de Bourmont said.  “I knew that we each had to run 3-miles, so I wasn’t worried when I fell 10 seconds behind Kelsie in the first mile.”

The Vikings lead pairs stayed composed during the race and by the third mile found their top two teams running side by side in the lead.  “We wanted to keep the leaders in sight during the first mile and then run all three of our miles consistently,” Lawrence said. 

“It surprised me when I caught up to Shalila and it helped because we started pushing each other as it was fun to run together,” Lawrence said.

During the final leg Vikings, Ramirez and Garson-Shumway ran shoulder to shoulder as it appeared that neither wanted to outdo the other.  Ramirez, a senior who transferred into Hilo after last year’s cross country season, leaned at the finish line to nip freshman teammate Garson-Shumway by a hair with both clocking in at 38 minutes 29 seconds.

“I was very nervous throughout this race,” the young Garson-Shumway said.  “I ran in middle school but I didn’t know what to expect at the high school level.”

Hilo swept the top three pairs with Kaylee Rapoza and Raycee Cooke helping the Vikings to win the overall team scoring.  Honokaa’s Kelly Greenwell and Allie Shiraki took fourth with the duo of Kobayashi and Paulachak slipping to fifth.

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In the boys race it was the Honokaa duo of Joshua Robinson and Chayce Moniz leading from start to finish.

Dragon star and BIIF individual champion, Chris Mosch, was still sidelined nursing a stress fracture that he received at the end of the track & field season in May.  “I’m sitting this one out to give my leg a better chance to heal,” Mosch said.

Last year at CLA Mosch teamed with Robinson to win the Canefire Conditioner, but this year Robinson needed to rely on Moniz if the Dragons were to repeat as duo champs.

“In my opening mile I was just hoping to hang with the lead pack as I didn’t want to go out to fast then die,” Robinson said.  “It was easier to hang back and let others do all the work as long as I could give my partner a chance at taking the lead.”

His strategy paid off as Moniz took the handoff from Robinson and then claimed the lead in his opening mile.  “I was nervous before I ran as I felt a lot of pressure to do well today,” Moniz said.  “I didn’t want to let anyone down, especially my partner.

Moniz opened the gap and by the time Robinson took the second leg handoff the Dragons held a 100 yard advantage.

The Dragon duo widened their lead with each ensuing handoff and left little doubt as to who would win the race clocking in at 31 minutes 46 seconds, more than one minute ahead of their closest rivals.

Ray & Kaneshiro

The battle for second went to the Hilo pair of seniors in Tyde Kaneshiro and Billy Ray.  “My plan was to just stay with the leaders in the first mile,” Kaneshiro said.  “Keaau and Waiakea went out quickly and I just paced off them.”

During the second mile Ray put the Vikings in second place and held that margin the rest of the way.  “I felt tired at the start of the race and the running actually woke me up,” Ray said.  “I knew I needed to maintain my position and the lead group were too far ahead for us to catch.”

The Keaau pair of Wayne Pavao and Kevin Olsen made a final attempt to move into second place, but fell short by one second as the Cougars settled for a third place finish.

Hilo finished in 32:51 with Keaau coming in at 32:52.  In the team standings it was Honokaa taking first with Waiakea second and Hilo third.

On Saturday the BIIF moves to an East/West format with Waiakea and Kealakehe playing host.  Girls will begin at 10 am followed by the boys with each running the traditional 3-mile cross-country race.

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August 30, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Honokaa’s Robinson & Moniz run away with Canefire duo title

Joshua Robinson & Chayce Moniz capture CLA duo title
Team Results — Boys        
  Honoka’a  Waiakea Hilo Kea’au  
1 1 6 2 3  
2 5 10 8 13  
3 11 12 16 19  
4 14 17 27 20  
Total 31 45 53 55  
  Kamehameha Parker HPA    
1 4 9 21    
2 7 15 22    
3 25 18 23    
4 26 28 24    
Total 62 70 90    
Individual Results — Boys        
  Names     School Time
1 Chayce Moniz; Joshua Robinson   Honoka’a 31:46:58
2 Billy Ray; Tyde Kaneshire   Hilo 32:51:02
3 Kevin Olsen; Wayne Pavao   Keaau 32:52:09
4 Shawn Correa; Maka’ala Gahan   Kam 33:50:83
5 Dylan Shiraki; Brandon Mah   Honoka’a 34:02:99
6 Jackson Halford; Keoni Rice   WKA 34:19:45
7 Ryan Thomas; Kaulana Ho   Kam 34:32:08
8 Johann Kuipers; Rick Michels   Hilo 34:50:17
9 Chris Koscik; Andrew Langtry   StJ 35:02:70
10 Paul Gregg; Tyler McCullough   Parker 35:08:97

Related post:  Girls results https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/hilo-girls-dominate-canefire-conditioner/

August 29, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

HPA Girls, Honokaa Boys, Favored to win BIIF Cross-Country Titles

HPA girls favored to win cross country team title

The Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross-country season will get off to a running start this Saturday when Christian Liberty Academy plays host to the Canefire Conditioner which will showcase prep harriers in a sequence of one-mile hand off races.

CLA has played host to the BIIF opener for the past four years with coach, Frank Grotenhuis, instituting a unique pair of races that develops both speed and endurance.  

 The Canefire Conditioner allows each school to enter their pair of runners with each running three alternating one-mile legs.  “This race can be brutal as each kid runs their hardest on each leg,” Grotenhuis said.

Grotenhuis ran cross country for Taylor University in Indiana, where his school hosted a preseason meet that featured the same format which is now featured at CLA as the BIIF harrier opener.

 The BIIF will see the returns of league individual champions Tialana Greenwell and Chris Mosch, both of Honokaa, who will attempt to retain their 3-mile long individual distance cross-country titles.

3x BIIF champ, Tia Greenwell

Greenwell is the three time defending BIIF champion and her only loss in league competition came during her first race as a freshman.  For three years she has totally dominated within the league and for her success she has been named Honokaa’s Female Athlete of the Year for all three years.

“I’ve been training and running on my own for the past several weeks,” Greenwell said.  “I don’t want to take anything for granted and I want to go out as a four time BIIF champion.”

Greenwell finished second in state competition during her sophomore year when the meet was held on a hilly HPA course.  “I’m hoping our team can make it to states this year and that I can finish somewhere in the top three.”

Joining Greenwell will be sister Kelly-Ann who is a sophomore.  The Greenwell duo will be paired once again in the Canefire Conditioner.   Another youngster, incoming freshman, Allie Shiraki, should bring added depth to a balanced Dragon squad.  “Allie is already running with us during practice and should help us repeat as BIIF team runner-ups,” Greenwell said.

Chris Mosch

 Mosch is coming back from a stress fracture which hampered his chances to medal during the end of his BIIF Track & Field season in May.

“My training has been coming along and I’ll be ready for the CLA meet,” Mosch said.  Mosch, along with teammate Josh Robinson, are the defending pair champions from the Canefire Conditioner and are hoping for a repeat performance on Saturday.

  “This season I’m hoping to defend my BIIF title and place in the top five overall at states.  Our team has five of its top seven runners from last year returning so we are hoping to defend the team title as well.” Mosch said.

 Defending team champions, Honokaa for the boys and Hawaii Preparatory Academy for the girls, are loaded with talented runners and look to be in position to defend their crowns.

 Dragon coach Josh Abner has most of his firepower back with Mosch and Robinson, accompanied by Chayce Moniz, Dylan Shiraki and Brandon Mah to make another run at the BIIF team title.

 Ka Makani girls are loaded with experienced talent with six of their top seven runners from last year ready to make another run at the league crown.

 Kela Vargas, Zoe Sims and Emily Evans return for HPA as the trio finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively during the 2009 BIIF championships.  Samantha Neal (13th), Hana Scully (18th), and Phoebe Hono (25th) give the Ka Makani enough firepower to defend their crown.

 “Our main goal this year, as always, is to develop healthy lifestyles that we can endure for the rest of our lives,” HPA coach Michael Franklin said.

 HPA carries 25 girls on the roster and Franklin is optimistic about their chances to see a few in that group battle for the opportunity to make the top seven on the varsity team.

 Franklin has coached the ladies from Waimea for four consecutive years, winning three BIIF team titles in the process.  “Each year that I’ve been here the league has become more competitive, so by no means does our past guarantee any future victories.  We are definitely not taking anything for granted,” he said.

Kamehameha-Hawaii girls will have a pair of their top runners coming back to lead a young Warrior squad.  “We’re hoping to get a team to the state meet this season,” Joel Truesdell, Warrior girls coach, said.

Truesdell believes that he’ll know more about his girl’s squad after the Canefire Conditioner.  “We will learn a little at this Saturday’s meet and a lot more once we get into the BIIF all-schools meets,” he said.

Around the league there are a number of returning harriers that should be running in the lead pack this year.  For the boys:  Jackson Halford, Waiakea; Brandt Mabuni and Devin Vandervoort, Makua Lani; Tyde Kaneshiro, Rick Michels and Billy Ray, Hilo.

For the girls watch for Grace Choe, Makua Lani; Kelsie Kobayashi, Waiakea; Shalia De Bourmont, Hilo; and Deann Nishimura-Thornton, Keaau, to all make a run for top honors and possibly challenge Greenwell.

However getting a BIIF team to qualify for the state championship this season might be more difficult compared to years past.  Two years ago the BIIF sent their top four teams to the big dance and last season that number was reduced to the top three.

The BIIF has reduced the number of teams that will win automatic qualification to the HHSAA meet this season to two.  “The BIIF coaches decided that they would rather have more individuals qualify and voted to reduce the number of teams in order to send more of our top runners to the state meet,” BIIF cross-country coordinator Steve Perry said.

Saturday’s Canefire Condition begins at 10 am with the girl’s race, followed at 11 am with the boy’s race.  Grotenhuis expects that results will be available around 12:30 and will present awards to the top 10 pairs of runners from each race, plus an additional 5 pairs of awards to the next scoring pairs in the open division.

August 25, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment