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Honokaa cross country boys dominate at HPA

Honokaa coach Josh Abner with Chris Mosch and Joshua Robinson

Hawaii Preparatory           2010 BIIF Cross Country – 10/2/2010                       Boys 3 Mile Run CC VARSITY

  1 #196 Mosch, Chris            Honokaa               17:47.63    1              2   #5 Halford, Jackson        Waiakea               18:08.14    2              3 #261 Grotenhuis, Jordan      Christian Liberty     18:18.03    3              4 #106 Whitner, Geoff          Kealakehe             18:29.34    4               5  #34 Langtry, Andrew         St. Joseph’s          18:32.28                   6  #66 Mabuni, Brandt          Makua Lani            18:38.37    5              7 #224 Michels, Rick           Hilo                  18:42.02    6               8 #203 Robinson, Joshua        Honokaa               18:44.50    7              9 #144 Correa, Shawn           Kamehameha            18:52.02    8             10 #195 Moniz, Chayce           Honokaa               18:52.42    9             11 #239 Macy, Justin            Hawaii Prep           18:53.84   10             12 #156 Ho, Kaulana             Kamehameha            18:54.52   11             13 #181 Connors, Robert         Honokaa               18:55.13   12             14 #128 Olsen, Kevin            Kea’au                18:56.68   13             15 #218 Kaneshiro, Tyde         Hilo                  19:01.47   14             16 #227 Ray, Billy              Hilo                  19:02.00   15             17   #7 Hayano, Hajime          Waiakea               19:10.71   16             18  #70 Vandervoort, Devin      Makua Lani            19:14.75   17             19 #182 Connors, Tony           Honokaa               19:17.26   18             20 #241 Martin, Logan           Hawaii Prep           19:18.48   19             21 #207 Shiraki, Dylan          Honokaa               19:25.32   20             22  #38 Gregg, Daniel           Parker School         19:29.71   21             23 #192 Mah, Brandon            Honokaa               19:32.79   22             24  #22 Rice, Keoni             Waiakea               19:33.57   23             25 #150 Gahan, Makaala          Kamehameha            19:53.29   24             26 #154 Hill, Colton            Kamehameha            19:56.01   25             27 #113 Clubbs, James           Kea’au                19:56.74   26             28 #220 Kuipers, Johann         Hilo                  20:08.10   27             29 #247 Rogerson, Michael       Hawaii Prep           20:11.46   28             30 #254 Van Kirk, Tyler         Hawaii Prep           20:23.18   29             31 #169 WongYuen, Kauila        Kamehameha            20:23.62   30             32 #226 Panoff, Max             Hilo                  20:27.79   31             33  #15 Meguro, Robbey          Waiakea               20:28.15   32             34 #126 Navarro, Arman          Kea’au                20:28.53   33             35  #40 Hon, Kimo               Parker School         20:30.57   34             36 #205 Sanches, Pedro          Honokaa               20:30.96                 37 #146 DeRego, Theodore        Kamehameha            20:34.30   35            38 #255 Yoda, Ryuta             Hawaii Prep           20:37.52   36

Defending BIIF champ, Chris Mosch, wins at HPA
1 Honokaa 47    1    7    9   12   18   20   22         
 2 Hilo   93    6   14   15   27   31   42   52         
 3 Kamehameha-Hawaii 98    8   11   24   25   30   35   37         
 4 Waiakea   114    2   16   23   32   41   49   53         
 5 Hawaii Prep    122   10   19   28   29   36   39   40         
 6 Kea'au      161   13   26   33   44   45   47   51         
7 Kealakehe    204    4   46   48   50   56   79              
8 Makua Lani   206    5   17   55   64   65   72   75         
9 Parker School  215   21   34   38   60   62   68   83         
 10 Christian Liberty 275    3   58   70   71   73   76   78         
  11 Pahoa     278   43   54   57   61   63   66   69         
  12 Kohala    357   59   67   74   77   80   81   82          

     

 

October 2, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honokaa boys slip past HPA in West Side cross-country

2010 BIIF Cross Country 9/4/2010 BOYS RESULTS  Kealakehe High School                             
1  #66 Mabuni, Brandt    Makua Lani     18:26.02    1            

2 #239 Macy, Justin            Hawaii Prep           18:43.88    2             

 3 #241 Martin, Logan           Hawaii Prep           18:47.85    3            

4 #182 Connors, Tony           Honokaa               18:49.45    4             

5  #70 Vandervoort, Devin      Makua Lani            18:51.68    5     

  6 #180 Cockle, Keith           Honokaa               18:58.32    6            

  7 #203 Robinson, Joshua        Honokaa               19:23.42    7            

8 #254 Van Kirk, Tyler         Hawaii Prep           19:23.66    8            

9 #195 Moniz, Chayce           Honokaa               19:24.14    9            

10 #205 Sanches, Pedro          Honokaa               19:29.35   10            

11 #181 Connors, Robert         Honokaa               19:32.46   11            

12 #207 Shiraki, Dylan          Honokaa               19:36.88   12            

13 #255 Yoda, Ryuta             Hawaii Prep           19:37.25   13            

14 #192 Mah, Brandon            Honokaa               19:38.89                 

15 #202 Robinson, David         Honokaa               19:40.18                 

16 #250 Severino, Michael       Hawaii Prep           19:40.96   14            

17 #101 Chong, Devin            Kealakehe             19:51.65   15            

18 #247 Rogerson, Michael       Hawaii Prep           19:52.00   16            

19  #61 Andrew, Dong            Makua Lani            20:07.25   17            

20 #234 Chock, Nicholas         Hawaii Prep           20:09.44   18            

21 #243 Moniz, Cole             Hawaii Prep           20:10.03                  

22 #178 Case, Dolen             Honokaa               20:35.73                 

23 #240 Magoon, Carson          Hawaii Prep           20:37.53                 

24 #105 Rodrigues-Cho, Eddy     Kealakehe             20:45.49   19            

25 #213 Warren, Justin          Honokaa               21:17.84                 

26 #214 Wilkes, Mason           Honokaa               21:19.11                 

  27  #98 Agusan, Candonimo       Kealakehe       21:24.69   20            

28 #231 Arakawa, Kaz            Hawaii Prep           21:27.78                 

29 #236 Disney, Walter          Hawaii Prep           21:29.34                 

30  #99 Alterman, Evan          Kealakehe             21:30.18   21            

31 #242 Matsuda, Kyle           Hawaii Prep           21:30.76                 

32  #65 Eric, Dong              Makua Lani            21:35.07   22            

33  #67 Ng, Pono                Makua Lani            21:35.88   23            

34  #83 Bailey, Loren           Konawaena             21:50.88                 

35 #198 Phenicie, Koa           Honokaa               21:54.35                 

36 #200 Quinlan, Sean           Honokaa               21:55.63                 

37  #91 Defiesta, Domenic       Kohala                21:56.11   24            

38 #208 Souza, Ethan            Honokaa               21:57.04                 

39 #194 Matias, Riston          Honokaa               22:29.41                 

40  #71 Whalen, Paul            Makua Lani            22:29.90   25              

41 #237 Greco Hiranaka, Can     Hawaii Prep           22:57.40                 

42 #104 Matsuyama, Evan         Kealakehe             23:00.56   26            

43  #90 Bello, Rysen            Kohala                23:40.37   27            

44  #89 Antonio, Paul           Kohala                23:49.86   28            

45 #187 Kapu, Aukanaii          Honokaa               24:36.33                 

46 #191 Loo, Austin             Honokaa               24:58.72                 

47  #93 Francisco, Tristan      Kohala                24:59.93   29            

48  #97 White, Montana          Kohala                25:00.55   30            

49 #190 Lacanlale, Rodel        Honokaa               25:02.15                 

50  #63 Creitz, Andrew          Makua Lani            25:07.70   31            

51 #188 Key, Michael            Honokaa               25:19.42                 

52 #204 Roque, Levyn            Honokaa               25:19.90                 

                                                                                                               Team Scores                                  

  1 Honokaa   36                 2 Hawaii Prep   40                 3 Makua Lani 68             4 Kealakehe 101             5 Kohala    138

September 4, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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