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BIIF Track & Field Results from Final Regular Season Meet at Keaau

Kaitlyn Chock led the 800 run, but lost to Keaau's Deann Nishimura- Thornton by 1/100th of a second

BIIF Last Chance Qualifier          Kea’au High School  – 5/1/2010                             Kea’au HI
Girls 100 Meter Dash Finals:
 1. Kuuipo Nakoa, Hawaii Prep, 12.88; 2. Randi Estrada, Keaau, 13.26; 3. Bronte Kaneakua, Kamehameha HI, 13.51; 4. Alyssa Hoshida, Hilo, 13.52; 5. Ua Ruedy,  Konawaena, 13.57; 6. Victoria Evans-Bautista, Kamehameha HI, 13.65; 7.  Kristina Padrigo, Ka’u, 13.73; 8. Erika Cushnie, Waiakea, 13.79.
Girls 200 Meter Dash:
 1. Teisha Nacis, Waiakea, 27.19; 2. Ua Ruedy, Konawaena, 27.31; 3. Katie  Aguilar, Honokaa, 27.73; 4. Bronte Kaneakua, Kamehameha HI, 27.95; 5. Aloha  Bohol, Hilo, 27.99; 6. Alyssa Hoshida, Hilo, 28.04; 7. Jasmine Fojas, Hawaii Prep, 28.95; 8. Abigail Houston, Keaau, 29.29.
Girls 400 Meter Dash:
 1. Randi Estrada, Keaau, 1:01.18; 2. Zoe Sims, Hawaii Prep, 1:02.09; 3. Bronte  Kaneakua, Kamehameha HI, 1:02.73; 4. Kaitlyn Chock, Waiakea, 1:03.65; 5. Kaila Voss, Kealakehe, 1:04.20; 6. Teisha Nacis, Waiakea, 1:06.34; 7. Karley Swain, Waiakea, 1:09.60; 8. Sarah Gschweng, Konawaena, 1:10.37.
Girls 800 Meter Run:
 1. Deann Nishimura-Thornton, Keaau, 2:30.04; 2. Kaitlyn Chock, Waiakea,  2:30.05; 3. Kela Vargas, Hawaii Prep, 2:32.10; 4. Traci Palermo, Hilo, 2:34.37; 5. Mary Josephine Osorio, Kohala, 2:38.15; 6. Claire Uyetake, Hilo, 2:41.23; 7. Jessica Busek, Waiakea, 2:43.64;8. Btittany Denzer, Kealakehe,
 2:45.21.
Girls 1500 Meter Run:
 1. Kelsie Kobayashi, Waiakea, 5:17.56; 2. Athena Oldfather, Honokaa, 5:18.12;  3. Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, 5:33.30; 4. Melanie Ulrich, Hawaii Prep,  6:03.47; 5. BO Sebesta, Hawaii Prep, 6:04.39; 6. Lauren Pries, Hawaii Prep,  6:06.65; 7. Kristin Cowles-Nelson, Hawaii Prep, 6:17.17.
Girls 3000 Meter Run:
 1. Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, 11:23.47; 2. Athena Oldfather, Honokaa,  11:43.34; 3. Shalila De Bourmont, Hilo, 11:54.25; 4. Deann Nishimura-Thornton, Keaau, 11:59.44; 5. Karina Lawrence, Hilo, 12:35.44; 6. Natalie Hagemann, Keaau, 12:38.95; 7. Erin Carvalho, Kamehameha HI, 12:51.00; 8. Bethany Bisel, Waiakea, 13:50.00.
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Kuuipo Nakoa, Hawaii Prep, 15.35; 2. Natasha Ah Chong, Kamehameha HI, 18.04; 3. Alyssa Lehua McGuire, Kamehameha HI, 18.11; 4. Bailey Nelson, Honokaa, 18.94; 5. Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Ka’u, 19.05; 6. Raycee Cooke, Hilo, 19.38; 7. Jessica Muskat, Honokaa, 19.75; 8. Brooke Malama, Kamehameha HI, 19.99.
Girls 300 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Kuuipo Nakoa, Hawaii Prep, 47.01; 2. Ua Ruedy, Konawaena, 47.51; 3. Azmera  Hammouri-Davis, Keaau, 49.83; 4. Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Ka’u, 51.41; 5.  Raycee Cooke, Hilo, 52.42; 6. Jasmine Ward, Konawaena, 52.70; 7. Bree Delacruz, Hilo, 52.78; 8. Alyssa Lehua McGuire, Kamehameha HI, 52.82.
Girls 4×100 Meter Relay:
 1. Waiakea 52.94; 2. Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 53.17; 3. Keaau High School  53.62; 4. Kealakehe 54.27; 5. Keaau High School ‘B’ 1:05.25.
Girls 4×400 Meter Relay:
 1. Keaau High School 4:21.44; 2. Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 4:22.69; 3. Waiakea  4:28.06; 4. Waiakea ‘B’ 5:06.81.
Girls High Jump:
 1. Erika Cushnie, Waiakea, 5-02; 2. Mindy Campbell, Hawaii Prep, 5-00; 3. Holly Lambert, Waiakea, 4-08; 3. Kelsi Nishina, Hawaii Prep, 4-08; 3. Randi Estrada, Keaau, 4-08; 3. Kaila Voss, Kealakehe, 4-08; 3. Rachel Bianchi, Kealakehe, 4-08; 8. Jessica Busek, Waiakea, 4-02.
Girls Pole Vault:
 1. Shina Chung, Hilo, 10-04; 2. Carissa Bell-Chase, Honokaa, 7-06; 2. Alyssa Lehua McGuire, Kamehameha HI, 7-06; 2. Autumn Miyares Thompson, Keaau, 7-06; 5. Kimberly Renee Hodson, Kamehameha HI, 7-00; 6. Jo-Lynn Kahala-Minzer, Kealakehe, 6-06; 7. Lillie Davis, Keaau, 5-06.
Girls Long Jump:
 1. Kuuipo Nakoa, Hawaii Prep, 16-09; 2. Victoria Evans-Bautista, Kamehameha  HI, 15-06.75; 3. Kaila Olson, Ka’u, 14-06; 3. McKenna Davidson, Kealakehe, 14-06; 5. Natasha Ah Chong, Kamehameha HI, 14-01.25; 6. Azmera Hammouri-Davis, Keaau, 14-00.50; 7. Carissa Bell-Chase, Honokaa, 13-06.75; 8. Jessica Busek, Waiakea, 12-09.50.
Girls Triple Jump:
 1. Kuuipo Nakoa, Hawaii Prep, 35-04.50; 2. Azmera Hammouri-Davis, Keaau,  32-02.50; 3. Victoria Evans-Bautista, Kamehameha HI, 31-02.50; 4. Marley  Strand-Nicolaisen, Ka’u, 30-05.50; 5. Natasha Ah Chong, Kamehameha HI,  30-01.75; 6. Rachel Bianchi, Kealakehe, 29-10.25; 7. Kelsee Aganus, Kamehameha  HI, 27-03.25.
Girls Shot Put:
 1. Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo, Keaau, 33-03.75; 2. Linda Sunia, Hilo, 33-01.75; 3. Misilosa Uulopa, Konawaena, 32-11; 4. Angeline Hoke, Waiakea, 30-08.50; 5.  Kaopua Sutton, Kamehameha HI, 29-11; 6. Jessica Muskat, Honokaa, 29-00; 7. Tiffany Kerr, Hilo, 27-06.25; 8. Shampagne Salas, Hilo, 27-01.
Girls Discus Throw:
 1. Kaopua Sutton, Kamehameha HI, 119-04.25; 2. Linda Sunia, Hilo, 107-10.50; 3. Janna Urakami, Waiakea, 99-01.50; 4. Angeline Hoke, Waiakea, 90-07.50; 5. Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo, Keaau, 79-02.50; 6. Jessica Muskat, Honokaa, 78-11; 7.  Shyla Ronia, Keaau, 73-11.50; 8. Shampagne Salas, Hilo, 69-08.
Boys 100 Meter Dash:
 1. Kanakalele Silva, Kamehameha HI, 11.07; 2. Jesse Huihui, Keaau, 11.21; 3.  Kaimi Scott, Waiakea, 11.44; 4. KeoniBailado,Kamehameha HI, 11.65; 5. Gregory Fong, Kamehameha HI, 11.78; 6. Shannon White, Keaau, 11.81; 7. Christian Lee, Hawaii Prep, 11.82; 8. Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 11.83.
Boys 200 Meter Dash:
 1. Kanakalele Silva, Kamehameha HI, 22.09; 2. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 22.58; 3.  Kaimi Scott, Waiakea, 22.59; 4. Rocky Lominario, Kealakehe, 22.94; 5. Everett  McKee, Kamehameha HI, 23.30; 6. Kaenen Akau, Kamehameha HI, 23.58; 7.  Christian Lee, Hawaii Prep, 23.75; 8. Shannon White, Keaau, 23.93.
Boys 400 Meter Dash:
 1. Kaimi Scott, Waiakea, 51.65; 2. Luca Walter, Kealakehe, 51.66; 3. Jordan  Decoito, Hilo, 52.84; 4. Casey Chai, Kamehameha HI, 53.00; 5. Keoni Colson,  Hawaii Prep, 54.50; 5. Jacob St George, Waiakea, 54.50; 7. Kahavi Collado,  Konawaena, 55.05; 8. Jesse Gonsalez, Hilo, 55.20.
Boys 800 Meter Run:
 1. Daniel Brooks, Keaau, 2:01.20; 2. Dylan Steele, Kealakehe, 2:05.60; 3.  Ethan Meikle, Kohala, 2:06.70; 4. Makoa Johnson, Hawaii Prep, 2:08.30; 5. Juan  Sepulveda, Kealakehe, 2:08.60; 6. Tyler Tsubota, Hawaii Prep, 2:09.70; 7. Shawn Andrada, Keaau, 2:11.50; 8. Stephen McAuliffe, Waiakea, 2:14.60; 8.  Carson Magoon, Hawaii Prep, 2:14.60.
Boys 1500 Meter Run:
 1. Chayce Moniz, Honokaa, 4:22.14; 2. Jackson Halford, Waiakea, 4:22.87; 3. Joshua Robinson, Honokaa, 4:24.10; 4. Tyler Tsubota, Hawaii Prep, 4:32.98; 5. Geoff Whitener, Kealakehe, 4:35.40; 6. Kevin Olsen, Keaau, 4:39.03; 7. Wayne Pavao, Keaau, 4:40.98; 8. Shawn Andrada, Keaau, 4:42.82.
Boys 3000 Meter Run:
 1. Chris Mosch, Honokaa, 9:32.38; 2. Tyde Kunishiro, Hilo, 9:49.68; 3. Geoff Whitener, Kealakehe, 9:50.38; 4. Jackson Halford, Waiakea, 9:54.56; 5. Andrew Langtree, St Joseph, 9:59.50; 6. Kevin Olsen, Keaau, 10:00.29; 7. Jordan Grotenhuis, Christian Libert, 10:06.75; 8. Robby Meguro, Waiakea, 10:28.87.
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 14.74; 2. Francis Blas III, Kamehameha HI, 15.57; 3.  Dylan Oakes, Hawaii Prep, 16.66; 4. Damien Packer, Keaau, 16.73; 5. Cameron Calistro, Hilo, 17.20; 6. Sai Weiss, Hilo, 17.57; 7. Dan Taylor, Hilo, 17.88; 8. Stefan Markovic, Hawaii Prep, 18.92.
Boys 300 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 38.74; 2. Francis Blas III, Kamehameha HI, 40.24; 3.  Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 41.72; 4. Cameron Calistro, Hilo, 41.88; 5.  Dylan Oakes, Hawaii Prep, 43.34; 6. Cliff Eriksson, Keaau, 43.98; 7. Dan  Taylor, Hilo, 44.49; 8. Rick Micheals, Hilo, 45.03.
Boys 4×100 Meter Relay:
 1. Keaau High School 44.87; 2. Kealakehe 46.29; 3. Hilo 46.40; 4. Waiakea  46.95; 5. Hilo ‘B’ 50.50; 6. Ka’u High School 50.71.
Boys 4×400 Meter Relay:
 1. Kealakehe 3:35.15; 2. Waiakea 3:35.97; 3. Keaau High School 3:37.43; 4. Christian Liberty 3:39.19; 5. Honoka’a 3:46.47; 6. Waiakea ‘B’ 4:02.06; 7.  Waiakea ‘C’ 4:15.38.
Boys High Jump:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 5-08; 2. Kelson Kawai, Kohala, 5-06; 2. Keoni Wong,  Kamehameha HI, 5-06; 4. Robert Mockchew, Kealakehe, 5-04; 4. Ikaika  Kua-Nachor, Kealakehe, 5-04; 4. Kainoa Crum, Kamehameha HI, 5-04; 4. Cliff Eriksson, Keaau, 5-04; 4. Joseph Ola, Keaau, 5-04; 4. Ka’u Eggers, Keaau,  5-04; 4. Daniel Brooks, Keaau, 5-04.
Boys Pole Vault:
 1. Isaac DeRego, Kamehameha HI, 13-06; 2. Billy Ray, Hilo, 12-06; 2. Ikaika  Vivas, Kamehameha HI, 12-06; 4. Richard Moylan, Christian Libert, 11-00; 5. Max Shimamoto, Kamehameha HI, 10-06; 6. Justin Truong, Hawaii Prep, J10-06; 7. Jeremy Grotenhuis, Christian Libert, 10-00; 8. Greg Matias, Keaau, J10-00.
Boys Long Jump:
 1. Rocky Lominario, Kealakehe, 20-07.50; 2. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 20-06.75; 3.  Travis Winters, Waiakea, 19-03.25; 4. Johnny Chow, Keaau, 19-02.50; 5. Alika  Kaopua, Ka’u, 18-08.75; 6. Kainoa Crum, Kamehameha HI, 18-05.75; 7. Talon Ota,  Keaau, 17-10; 8. Shannon White, Keaau, 17-08.
Boys Triple Jump:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 44-11; 2. Travis Winters, Waiakea, 39-10.50; 3. Damien  Packer, Keaau, 38-03.75; 4. Ka’u Eggers, Keaau, 37-11.50; 5. Ryne Uemura,  Waiakea, 37-04.75; 6. Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 37-02; 7. Landru Parker,  Keaau, 36-03; 8. Ikaika Kaopua, Ka’u, 35-09.75.
Boys Shot Put:
 1. David Kekuewa, Kamehameha HI, 44-07.75; 2. Dathan Toribio, Keaau, 44-00.75;  3. Dane Demello, Konawaena, 43-02; 4. Hawk Hanoa, Kamehameha HI, 42-11.75; 5.  Jake Jordan, Kealakehe, 42-04; 6. Maunaku Palama-Danielson, Waiakea, 42-02.25;
 7. Zane Demello, Konawaena, 41-09.25; 8. Robert Mockchew, Kealakehe, 41-09.
Boys Discus Throw:
 1. Jake Jordan, Kealakehe, 144-01; 2. David Kekuewa, Kamehameha HI, 143-08; 3.  Robert Mockchew, Kealakehe, 130-00; 4. Dathan Toribio, Keaau, 129-05; 5. Kyle  Tirrell, Hilo, 121-09; 6. Gabby Padillo, Kealakehe, 120-09; 7. Dane Demello,  Konawaena, 120-03; 8. Patrick Ahulau, Waiakea, 113-03.

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BIIF Track & Field Results from Keaau – 4/24/10

BIIF All Comers             Kea’au High School  – 4/24/2010                   Kea’au HI
Girls 100 Meter Dash Finals:
 1. Teisha Nacis, Waiakea, 13.31; 2. Kristina Padrigo, Ka’u, 13.45; 3. Bronte  Kaneakua, Kamehameha HI, 13.47; 4. Cecily Fujii, Honokaa, 13.62; 5. Erika Cushnie, Waiakea, 13.65; 6. Mackenzie Buckner, Hawaii Prep, 13.66; 7. Katie Aguilar, Honokaa, 13.68; 8. Pamela Lynn, Hawaii Prep, 13.77; 8. Rose Nakamura,  Hilo, 13.77.
Girls 200 Meter Dash:
 1. Randi Estrada, Keaau, 26.86; 2. Teisha Nacis, Waiakea, 27.55; 3. Kristina  Padrigo, Ka’u, 27.77; 4. Katie Aguilar, Honokaa, 27.85; 5. Alyssa Hoshida, Hilo, 27.92; 6. Kaitlyn Chock, Waiakea, 28.91; 7. Jasmine Fojas, Hawaii Prep, 29.10; 8. Kera Akiyama, Kamehameha HI, 29.36.
Girls 400 Meter Dash:
 1. Kaitlyn Chock, Waiakea, 1:02.82; 2. Kaila Voss, Kealakehe, 1:03.44; 3.  Nadia Ramirez, Hilo, 1:04.89; 4. Katie Aguilar, Honokaa, 1:04.97; 5. Raquel Fields, Ka’u, 1:06.59; 6. Jo-Lynn Kahala-Minzer, Kealakehe, 1:07.13; 7. Autumn  Miyares Thompson, Keaau, 1:08.95; 8. Corin Kim, Kamehameha HI, 1:09.10.
Girls 800 Meter Run:
 1. Deann Nishimura-Thornton, Keaau, 2:30.74; 2. Alexis Mabuni, Makua Lani,  2:35.61; 3. Kela Vargas, Hawaii Prep, 2:35.70; 4. Claire Uyetake, Hilo,  2:38.63; 5. Mary Josephine Osorio, Kohala, 2:42.41; 6. Rimel Abby, Christian  Libert, 2:44.24; 7. Jessica Busek, Waiakea, 2:49.42; 8. Erin Carvalho, Kamehameha HI, 2:49.85.
Girls 1500 Meter Run:
 1. Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, 5:15.33; 2. Traci Palermo, Hilo, 5:16.31; 3.  Deann Nishimura-Thornton, Keaau, 5:16.64; 4. Athena Oldfather, Honokaa, 5:18.20; 5. Alexis Mabuni, Makua Lani, 5:18.84; 6. Kela Vargas, Hawaii Prep,  5:20.25; 7. Mary Josephine Osorio, Kohala, 5:43.28; 8. Angel Mabuni, Makua  Lani, 5:53.34.
Girls 3000 Meter Run:
 1. Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, 11:36.19; 2. Athena Oldfather, Honokaa,  11:40.52; 3. Shalila De Bourmont, Hilo, 11:50.47; 4. Natalie Hagemann, Keaau,  12:56.58; 5. Erin Carvalho, Kamehameha HI, 12:57.55; 6. Melanie Ulrich, Hawaii Prep, 13:26.96.
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Lana Queen, Hawaii Prep, 17.05; 2. Bree Delacruz, Hilo, 17.93; 3. Azmera  Hammouri-Davis, Keaau, 18.13; 4. Natasha Ah Chong, Kamehameha HI, 18.14; 5.  Chelsea Ashimine, Hawaii Prep, 18.29; 6. Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Ka’u,  18.33; 7. Alyssa Lehua McGuire, Kamehameha HI, 18.37; 8. Ua Ruedy, Konawaena,  18.57.
Girls 300 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Ua Ruedy, Konawaena, 49.37; 2. Azmera Hammouri-Davis, Keaau, 50.42; 3.  Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Ka’u, 50.86; 4. Kristina Padrigo, Ka’u, 51.13; 5. Jasmine Ward, Konawaena, 52.06; 6. Alyssa Lehua McGuire, Kamehameha HI, 53.16; 7. Bree Delacruz, Hilo, 53.49; 8. Brittney Paahana, Konawaena, 53.85.
Girls 4×100 Meter Relay:
 1. Waiakea 53.23; 2. Hawaii Preparatory Academy 53.36; 3. Keaau High School  53.58; 4. Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 54.33; 5. Kealakehe 54.94; 6. Ka’u High  School 55.94; 7. Kealakehe ‘B’ 58.50; 8. Waiakea ‘B’ 58.89.

 Girls 4×400 Meter Relay:1. Keaau High School 4:18.55; 2. Hilo 4:25.44; 3. Kealakehe 4:32.35; 4.  Konawaena 4:35.40; 5. Ka’u High School 4:44.10; 6. Hawaii Preparatory Academy  5:10.13; 7. Waiakea 5:14.75.
Girls High Jump:
 1. Erika Cushnie, Waiakea, 5-01; 2. Mindy Campbell, Hawaii Prep, 4-10; 3. Randi Estrada, Keaau, 4-08; 4. Rachel Bianchi, Kealakehe, J4-08; 5. Kaila Voss, Kealakehe, J4-08; 6. Holly Lambert, Waiakea, 4-06; 7. Pamela Lynn, Hawaii Prep, J4-06; 8. Jessica Busek, Waiakea, J4-06.
Girls Pole Vault:
 1. Shina Chung, Hilo, 9-06; 2. Sydney Budde, Hawaii Prep, 8-06; 3. Taylor  Esaki, Hawaii Prep, 8-00; 4. Alyssa Lehua McGuire, Kamehameha HI, 7-06; 5.  Carissa Bell-Chase, Honokaa, 7-00; 6. Autumn Miyares Thompson, Keaau, J7-00; 7. Rose Nakamura, Hilo, J7-00; 8. Natalie Orevella, Hilo, 6-06.
Girls Long Jump:
 1. McKenna Davidson, Kealakehe, 15-02.75; 2. Natasha Ah Chong, Kamehameha HI, 15-00; 3. Mindy Campbell, Hawaii Prep, 14-06.50; 4. Kaila Olson, Ka’u, 14-06;  5. Azmera Hammouri-Davis, Keaau, 14-05.50; 6. Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Ka’u,  13-09.75; 7. Jasmine Ward, Konawaena, 13-09.25; 8. Develyn Libunao, Ka’u,  13-04.
Girls Triple Jump:
 1. Azmera Hammouri-Davis, Keaau, 32-03.75; 2. Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Ka’u,  31-01; 3. Natasha Ah Chong, Kamehameha HI, 30-05; 4. Jasmine Fojas, Hawaii  Prep, 30-00; 5. Rachel Bianchi, Kealakehe, 29-01.75; 6. Sara Drennan, Hawaii  Prep, 26-11.
Girls Shot Put:
 1. Kaopua Sutton, Kamehameha HI, 32-08; 2. Misilosa Uulopa, Konawaena, 32-04;  3. Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo, Keaau, 32-01.75; 4. Precious Duyao, Keaau, 28-08.75; 5.  Tiffany Kerr, Hilo, 28-02.25; 6. Siuleo Enos, Pahoa, 28-00.25; 7. Matelita  Tomoefalau, Konawaena, 27-05; 8. Alyssa Areola, Keaau, 26-01.
Girls Discus Throw:
 1. Kaopua Sutton, Kamehameha HI, 126-07.50; 2. Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo, Keaau,  102-11.50; 3. Matelita Tomoefalau, Konawaena, 93-05; 4. Janna Urakami,  Waiakea, 91-06; 5. Noe Enos, Hawaii Prep, 82-01; 6. Misilosa Uulopa,  Konawaena, 79-05; 7. Shyla Ronia, Keaau, 77-00; 8. Precious Duyao, Keaau, 74-04.
Boys 100 Meter Dash:
 1. Jesse Huihui, Keaau, 11.19; 2. Kaimi Scott, Waiakea, 11.30; 3. Kaenen Akau,  Kamehameha HI, 11.35; 4. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 11.36; 5. Francis Blas III, Kamehameha HI, 11.58; 6. Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 11.70; 7. Christian  Lee, Hawaii Prep, 11.74; 8. Manta Dircks, Kamehameha HI, 11.75.
Boys 200 Meter Dash:
 1. Kaimi Scott, Waiakea, 22.47; 2. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 22.50; 3. Jesse  Huihui, Keaau, 22.50; 4. Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 23.50; 5. Christian  Lee, Hawaii Prep, 23.65; 6. Billy Kailimai, Hawaii Prep, 24.02; 7. Casey Chai,  Kamehameha HI, 24.07; 8. Luca Walter, Kealakehe, 24.08.
Boys 400 Meter Dash:
 1. Kaimi Scott, Waiakea, 51.90; 2. Luca Walter, Kealakehe, 52.23; 3. Richard  Moylan, Christian Libert, 52.84; 4. Daniel Gregg, Parker, 54.19; 5. Sai Weiss,  Hilo, 54.45; 6. Jordan Decoito, Hilo, 54.49; 7. Travis Winters, Waiakea,  54.59; 8. Keoni Colson, Hawaii Prep, 55.55.
Boys 800 Meter Run:
 1. Daniel Brooks, Keaau, 2:00.59; 2. Chris Mosch, Honokaa, 2:05.84; 3. Ethan Meikle, Kohala, 2:06.36; 4. Juan Sepulveda, Kealakehe, 2:06.85; 5. Jeremy Grotenhuis, Christian Libert, 2:08.44; 6. Shawn Andrada, Keaau, 2:09.13; 7. Joshua Robinson, Honokaa, 2:09.16; 8. Dylan Steele, Kealakehe, 2:10.89.
Boys 1500 Meter Run:
 1. Chris Mosch, Honokaa, 4:18.54; 2. Jackson Halford, Waiakea, 4:23.02; 3.  Tyler Tsubota, Hawaii Prep, 4:26.65; 4. Geoff Whitener, Kealakehe, 4:33.09; 5.  John Fratinardo, Kamehameha HI, 4:39.48; 6. Shawn Andrada, Keaau, 4:44.72; 7.  Wayne Pavao, Keaau, 4:47.54; 8. Ruta Yoda, Hawaii Prep, 4:52.91.
Boys 3000 Meter Run:
 1. Jackson Halford, Waiakea, 9:51.35; 2. Tyde Kunishiro, Hilo, 9:52.39; 3.  Geoff Whitener, Kealakehe, 9:56.87; 4. Chayce Moniz, Honokaa, 10:06.46; 5. Andrew Langtree, St Joseph, 10:07.89; 6. Joshua Robinson, Honokaa, 10:08.79; 7. Jordan Grotenhuis, Christian Libert, 10:16.23; 8. Kevin Olsen, Keaau,
 10:19.08.
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 14.56; 2. Francis Blas III, Kamehameha HI, 16.05; 3.  Damien Packer, Keaau, 16.47; 4. Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 16.69; 5. Dylan Oakes, Hawaii Prep, 17.02; 6. Easten Tanimoto, Kamehameha HI, 18.12; 7. Dan Taylor, Hilo, 18.30; 8. Rick Micheals, Hilo, 19.17.
Boys 300 Meter Hurdles:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 38.46; 2. Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 41.64; 3.  Damien Packer, Keaau, 43.49; 4. Dylan Oakes, Hawaii Prep, 43.61; 5. Cliff Eriksson, Keaau, 44.86; 6. Kahavi Collado, Konawaena, 45.25; 7. Dan Taylor,  Hilo, 45.34; 8. Rick Micheals, Hilo, 46.29.
Boys 4×100 Meter Relay:
 1. Keaau High School 44.88; 2. Hawaii Preparatory Academy 45.47; 3. Kealakehe  45.98; 4. Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 47.88; 5. Ka’u High School 48.80; 6. Ka’u  High School ‘B’ 52.89.
Boys 4×400 Meter Relay:
 1. Kamehameha Schools Hawaii 3:35.55; 2. Waiakea 3:35.82; 3. Hawaii  Preparatory Academy 3:36.64; 4. Hilo 3:36.65; 5. Kealakehe 3:42.86; 6. Christian Liberty 3:43.31; 7. Konawaena 3:53.16; 8. Hilo ‘B’ 3:55.39.
Boys High Jump:
 1. Kelson Kawai, Kohala, 6-02; 2. Ethan Meikle, Kohala, J6-02; 3. George  Twigg-Smith, Hawaii Prep, 5-10; 4. Manta Dircks, Kamehameha HI, 5-08; 5. Kekoa Koa Hu, Kealakehe, 5-06; 5. Robert Mockchew, Kealakehe, 5-06; 7. Kainoa Crum,  Kamehameha HI, J5-06; 8. Cliff Eriksson, Keaau, 5-04.
Boys Pole Vault:
 1. Isaac DeRego, Kamehameha HI, 12-00; 2. Wong Ly, Hilo, 11-06; 3. Max  Shimamoto, Kamehameha HI, 11-00; 4. Nelson Enos, Keaau, J11-00; 5. Justin Truong, Hawaii Prep, 10-06; 6. Ka’u Eggers, Keaau, 10-00; 7. Katon Pestano,  Hilo, 9-06; 8. Dylan Alip, Kamehameha HI, J9-06.
Boys Long Jump:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 20-09; 2. Alika Kaopua, Ka’u, 19-07.75; 3. Jesse  Huihui, Keaau, 19-04.50; 4. Kainoa Crum, Kamehameha HI, 19-03.75; 5. Michael  Morikawa, Waiakea, 19-00.75; 6. Manta Dircks, Kamehameha HI, 18-11.75; 7.  Daniel Gregg, Parker, 18-10.75; 8. George Twigg-Smith, Hawaii Prep, 18-06.50.
Boys Triple Jump:
 1. Jacob Edwards, Ka’u, 45-05.50; 2. Manta Dircks, Kamehameha HI, 43-02.50; 3.  Michael Morikawa, Waiakea, 39-00.75; 4. Damien Packer, Keaau, 38-10.50; 5. Ka’u Eggers, Keaau, 38-05; 6. Everett McKee, Kamehameha HI, 38-01.25; 7.  Ikaika Kaopua, Ka’u, 37-11.50; 8. Kelson Kawai, Kohala, 37-01.75.
Boys Shot Put:
 1. Shane Brostek, Hawaii Prep, 51-00; 2. Zane Demello, Konawaena, 43-00.25; 3.  Jake Jordan, Kealakehe, 42-10.25; 4. Maunaku Palama-Danielson, Waiakea, 42-05; 5. Gabby Padillo, Kealakehe, 41-10.50; 6. Dathan Toribio, Keaau, 41-04.25; 7.  Ryan Arizo, Hilo, 39-01.75; 8. Patrick Ahulau, Waiakea, 39-01.
Boys Discus Throw:
 1. Dathan Toribio, Keaau, 127-08.50; 2. Robert Mockchew, Kealakehe, 126-02; 3.  Maunaku Palama-Danielson, Waiakea, 122-09; 4. Jake Jordan, Kealakehe, 122-04;  5. Braxton Sherlock, Hilo, 118-09; 6. Gabby Padillo, Kealakehe, 115-08; 7.  Solomon Thomas, Waiakea, 113-09; 8. Zane Demello, Konawaena, 113-01.

April 24, 2010 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Track & Field Eastside Results – Top 6

BIIF Eastside Season Opener                         

                 Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus  – 3/27/2010       Kea’au, HI                     Results                                   

 Girls 100 Meter Dash

  1 Bronte Kaneakua           SR Kamehameha HI            13.3h   3  10  

  2 Teisha Nacis              SO Waiakea                  13.4h   3   8  

  3 Kailyn Chock              SR Waiakea                  13.6h   3   6  

  4 Rose Nakamura             FR Hilo                     13.8h   2   4  

  5 Aloha Bohol               JR Hilo                     14.0h   3   2  

  6 Abigail Houston           FR Keaau                    14.3h   3   1  

Girls 200 Meter Dash

  1 Bronte Kaneakua           SR Kamehameha HI            27.8h   2  10  

  2 Shina Chung               SO Hilo                     28.4h   2   8  

  3 Aloha Bohol               JR Hilo                     28.4h   1   6  

  4 Rose Nakamura             FR Hilo                     29.8h   2   4  

  5 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen  FR Ka’u                     30.0h   2   2  

  6 Lillie Davis              FR Keaau                    30.8h   1   1  

 Girls 400 Meter Dash

  1 Randi Estrada             SO Keaau                  1:03.7h   2  10  

  2 Teisha Nacis              SO Waiakea                1:06.9h   2   8  

  3 Karley Swain              SO Waiakea                1:13.5h   1   6  

  4 Kiana Heaukulani          FR Hilo                   1:15.7h   2   4  

  5 Vandey Okinaka            FR Waiakea                1:16.1h   1   2  

  6 Angeline Hoke             SR Waiakea                1:16.7h   2   1  

Girls 800 Meter Run

  1 Kailyn Chock              SR Waiakea                2:36.2h   10  

  2 Deann Nishimura-Thornton  SO Keaau                  2:37.1h    8  

  3 Claire Uetake             SR Hilo                   2:39.3h    6  

  4 Corin Kim                 SO Kamehameha HI          2:52.2h    4  

  5 Jessica Busek             FR Waiakea                2:53.5h    2  

  6 Karina Lawrence           SO Hilo                   2:54.2h    1  

 Girls 1500 Meter Run

1 Traci Palaermo            JR Hilo                   5:29.2h   10  
  2 Deann Nishimura-Thornton  SO Keaau                  5:31.8h    8  
—->  3 Kelsie Kobayashi          SO Waiakea                5:32.0h    6  
  4 Karina Lawrence           SO Hilo                   5:58.0h    4  
  5 Erin Carvalho             SO Kamehameha HI          6:01.9h    2  
  6 Hannah Hendershot         FR Waiakea                6:23.5h    1  

Girls 3000 meter run
   1 Shalila DE Bourmont       SO Hilo                  11:58.6h   10  

  2 Kelsie Kobayashi          SO Waiakea               12:24.1h    8  

  3 Natalie Hagemann          FR Keaau                 13:18.2h    6  

  4 Erin Carvalho             SO Kamehameha HI         13:40.6h    4  

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

  1 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen  FR Ka’u                     18.0h   2  10  

  2 Alyssa Lehua McGuire      FR Kamehameha HI            18.0h   2   8  

  3 Abyssinia Hammouri-Davis  FR Keaau                    18.4h   2   6  

  4 Alisha Gangwes            SR Ka’u                     18.8h   1   4  

  5 Raycee Cooke              SO Hilo                     18.9h   1   2  

  6 Alyssa Hoshida            JR Hilo                     19.1h   2   1  

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

  1 Azmera Hammouri-Davis     SO Keaau                    52.8h   2  10  

  2 Bronte Kaneakua           SR Kamehameha HI            52.9h   2   8  

  3 Kristina Padrigo          FR Ka’u                     53.1h   1   6  

  4 Alyssa Hoshida            JR Hilo                     54.0h   2   4  

  5 Alyssa Lehua McGuire      FR Kamehameha HI            55.6h   2   2  

  6 Bree Delacruz             SO Hilo                     55.7h   1   1  

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay

  1 Keaau High School                                     54.8h   10  

  2 Kamehameha Schools Hawaii                             54.8h    8  

  3 Hilo                                                  55.5h    6  

  4 Waiakea                                             1:01.5h    4  

 — Ka’u High School                                         DQ   zone violation 3rd e

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

  1 Hilo                                                4:32.4h   10  

  2 Keaau High School                                   4:35.7h    8  

  3 Waiakea                                             4:47.4h    6  

  4 Kamehameha Schools Hawaii                           4:50.7h    4  

Girls High Jump

  1 Erika Cushnie             SR Waiakea                5-00.00   10  

  2 Randi Estrada             SO Keaau                  4-06.00    8  

  3 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen  FR Ka’u                  J4-06.00    6  

  4 Holly Lambert             SR Waiakea               J4-06.00    4  

  5 Jessica Busek             FR Waiakea                4-02.00    2  

Girls Pole Vault

  1 Shina Chung               SO Hilo                   8-06.00   10  

  2 Kaylee Rapoza             FR Hilo                   7-00.00    8  

  3 Kimberly Renee Hodson     JR Kamehameha HI         J7-00.00    6  

  4 Alyssa Lehua McGuire      FR Kamehameha HI          6-06.00    4  

  5 Rose Nakamura             FR Hilo                   6-00.00    2  

Girls Long Jump

  1 Natasha Ah Chong          SR Kamehameha HI         14-11.00   10  

  2 Jessica Busek             FR Waiakea               13-04.25    8  

  3 Kaila Olson               FR Ka’u                  13-03.25    6  

  4 Vandey Okinaka            FR Waiakea               12-06.75    4  

  5 Olivia Azevedo            SO Kamehameha HI         12-00.75    2  

  6 Shani Cosma               FR Keaau                 11-06.50    1  

Girls Triple Jump

  1 Marley Strand-Nicolaisen  FR Ka’u                  32-00.75   10  

  2 Azmera Hammouri-Davis     SO Keaau                 30-08.00    8  

  3 Shani Cosma               FR Keaau                 26-01.75    6  

Girls Shot Put

  1 Linda Sunia               JR Hilo                  35-03.50   10  

  2 Kaopua Sutton             SR Kamehameha HI         31-05.50    8  

  3 Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo        SR Keaau                 28-00.00    6  

  4 Alyssa Areola             SO Keaau                 26-01.25    4  

  5 Angeline Hoke             SR Waiakea               26-00.00    2  

  6 Ariel Brown               FR Pahoa                 24-09.75    1  

Girls Discus Throw

  1 Kaopua Sutton             SR Kamehameha HI         98-00.50   10  

  2 Janna Urakami             JR Waiakea               88-06.50    8  

  3 Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo        SR Keaau                    84-06    6  

  4 Linda Sunia               JR Hilo                  79-08.50    4  

  5 Jasmine Iuta              FR Kamehameha HI            70-04    2  

  6 Ariel Brown               FR Pahoa                    65-10    1  

Boys 100 Meter Dash

  1 Kaenen Akau               SO Kamehameha HI            11.1h   5  10  

  2 Jesse Huihui              SO Keaau                    11.2h   5   8  

  3 Kaimi Scott               SR Waiakea                  11.4h   5   6  

  4 Talon Ota                 FR Keaau                    11.5h   1   4  

  5 Michael Morikawa          FR Waiakea                  11.5h   2   2  

  6 Kason Marques             JR Keaau                    11.6h   2   1  

Boys 200 Meter Dash

  1 Kaimi Scott               SR Waiakea                  23.3h   5  10  

  2 Jesse Huihui              SO Keaau                    23.8h   2   8  

  3 Francis Blas III          SR Kamehameha HI            24.0h   1   6  

  4 Kristian Martinez         SO Hilo                     24.4h   5   4  

  5 Collins Mattos            SR Hilo                     24.5h   5   2  

  6 Luke Leasure              SR Waiakea                  24.7h   5   1  

Boys 400 Meter Dash

  1 Kaimi Scott               SR Waiakea                  52.4h   2  10  

  2 Richard Moylan            SR Christian Libert         53.4h   2   8  

  3 Jordan Decoito            SR Hilo                     55.3h   2   6   

  4 Travis Winters            SO Waiakea                  55.4h   2   4  

  5 Jacob St George           SR Waiakea                  56.4h   2   2  

  6 Talon Ota                 FR Keaau                    56.5h   2   1  

Boys 800 Meter Run

  1 Daniel Brooks             SR Keaau                  2:06.3h   10  

  2 Jeremy Grotenhuis         SR Christian Libert       2:11.6h    8  

  3 Jackson Halford           SO Waiakea                2:12.7h    6  

  4 Tyde Kunishiro            JR Hilo                   2:13.9h    4  

  5 John Fratinardo           SR Kamehameha HI          2:14.3h    2  

  6 Wayne Pavao               JR Keaau                  2:17.53    1  

Boys 1500 Meter Run

  1 Daniel Brooks             SR Keaau                  4:27.4h   10  

  2 Jackson Halford           SO Waiakea                4:45.0h    8  

  3 Kevin Olsen               JR Keaau                  4:45.9h    6  

  4 Tyde Kunishiro            JR Hilo                   4:47.1h    4  

  5 Wayne Pavao               JR Keaau                  4:47.3h    2  

  6 John Fratinardo           SR Kamehameha HI          4:54.9h    1  

Boys 3000 Meter Run

  1 Johan Kaipers             SO Hilo                  10:29.7h   10  

  2 John Fratinardo           SR Kamehameha HI         11:00.3h    8  

  3 Jordan Grotenhuis         FR Christian Libert      11:15.5h    6  

  4 BO Rasse                  SR Waiakea               11:22.1h    4  

  5 James Clubbs              JR Keaau                 11:29.1h    2  

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

  1 Francis Blas III          SR Kamehameha HI            16.3h    1   10

  2 Everett McKee             JR Kamehameha HI            16.4h   2   8  

  3 Cameron Calistro          SR Hilo                     17.1h   2   6  

  4 Easten Tanimoto           SO Kamehameha HI            17.9h   1   4  

  5 Dan Taylor                JR Hilo                     18.4h   1   2  

  6 Dylan Alip                SO Kamehameha HI            19.5h   1   1  

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

  1 Cameron Calistro          SR Hilo                     41.9h   3  10  

  2 Francis Blas III          SR Kamehameha HI            42.2h   3   8  

  3 Everett McKee             JR Kamehameha HI            43.4h   3   6  

  4 Damien Packer             SO Keaau                    44.8h   3   4  

  5 Cliff Eriksson            SO Keaau                    44.8h   2   2  

  6 Sai Weiss                 SR Hilo                     45.2h   3   1  

Boys 4×100 Meter Relay

  1 Kamehameha Schools Hawaii                             44.4h   10  

  2 Keaau High School                                     45.2h    8  

  3 Hilo                                                  47.1h    6  

  4 Hilo  ‘B’                                             48.1h 

  5 Ka’u High School                                      53.1h    4  

Boys 4×400 Meter Relay

  1 Hilo                                                3:47.6h   10  

  2 Waiakea                                             3:48.7h    8  

  3 Hilo  ‘B’                                           3:51.8h 

  4 Keaau High School                                   3:54.9h    6  

  5 Waiakea  ‘B’                                        4:19.2h 

  6 Ka’u High School                                    4:25.5h    4  

Boys High Jump

  1 Cliff Eriksson            SO Keaau                  5-04.00   10  

  2 Jacob St George           SR Waiakea                5-02.00    7  

  2 Easten Tanimoto           SO Kamehameha HI          5-02.00    7  

  4 Ka’u Eggers               SO Keaau                 J5-02.00    4  

  5 Joseph Ola                SO Keaau                  5-00.00    2  

Boys Pole Vault

  1 Wong LI                   SR Hilo                  11-00.00    9  

  1 Billy Ray                 JR Hilo                  11-00.00    9  

  3 Nelson Enos               SO Keaau                J11-00.00    6  

  4 Isaac DeRego              SR Kamehameha HI         10-00.00    4  

  5 Max Shimamoto             SR Kamehameha HI        J10-00.00    2  

Boys Long Jump

  1 Kaenen Akau               SO Kamehameha HI         21-05.25   10  

  2 Jacob Edwards             SR Ka’u                  20-05.25    8  

  3 Manta Dircks              SR Kamehameha HI         20-04.00    6  

  4 Alika Kaopua              SO Ka’u                  19-10.50    4  

  5 Michael Morikawa          FR Waiakea               18-09.00    2  

  6 Emilio Vallejo            JR Waiakea               18-00.50    1  

Boys Triple Jump

  1 Manta Dircks              SR Kamehameha HI         40-07.00   10  

  2 Damien Packer             SO Keaau                 39-10.00    8  

  3 Michael Morikawa          FR Waiakea               38-08.75    6  

  4 Travis Winters            SO Waiakea               37-06.75    4  

  5 Ka’u Eggers               SO Keaau                 37-05.50    2  

  6 Cameron Anderson          SO Waiakea               35-06.50    1  

Boys Shot Put

  1 David Kekuewa             SR Kamehameha HI         42-08.00   10  

  2 Hawk Hanoa                JR Kamehameha HI         41-08.25    8  

  3 Kainoa Crum               SR Kamehameha HI         39-03.00    6  

  4 Kyle Tirrell              JR Hilo                  38-07.25    4  

  5 Ilati Sipinga             JR Hilo                  37-01.00    2  

  6 Derrick Krygier           SR Pahoa                 35-03.50    1  

Boys Discus Throw

  1 David Kekuewa             SR Kamehameha HI           123-05   10  

  2 Kainoa Crum               SR Kamehameha HI        117-10.50    8  

  3 Hawk Hanoa                JR Kamehameha HI        115-04.50    6  

  4 Kyle Tirrell              JR Hilo                    111-08    4  

  5 Derrick Krygier           SR Pahoa                110-07.50    2  

  6 Dathan Toribio            SR Keaau                   106-02    1  

                    Women – Team Rankings – 16 Events Scored

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    1) Hilo                       119        2) Keaau High School         107  

    3) Kamehameha Schools Hawaii  104        4) Waiakea                   102  

    5) Ka’u High School            44        6) Pahoa                       2  

                    Men – Team Rankings – 16 Events Scored

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    1) Kamehameha Schools Hawaii  162        2) Keaau High School         106  

    3) Hilo                        93        4) Waiakea                    82  

    5) Christian Liberty           22        6) Ka’u High School           20  

    7) Pahoa                        3

March 27, 2010 Posted by | High School Track & Field, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dragons/Ka Makani favored to win BIIF X-C Championships

Hawaii Prep girls are heavy favorites to repeat as BIIF champs

Hawaii Prep girls are heavy favorites to repeat as BIIF champs

    Looking to see some of the best prep runners on the Big Island?  Then head out to the north end of the island and the home of the Dragons and Ka Makani.

    The Honokaa boys are the two time Big Island Interscholastic Federation team champions and two of their boys will be vying for top individual honors this Saturday when Kamehameha plays host to the league championships.

   Dragons Chris Mosch and Joshua Robinson have shared top honors in every BIIF race that they have entered during the regular season.

   Robinson has dominated in the hilly courses at Kealakehe and Hawaii Prep, while teammate Mosch has won at Kohala and the two previous meets held at Kamehameha.

Chris Mosch
Chris Mosch

Going into the BIIF championships the Dragon boys are the clear favorites to three peat for the title while Mosch gets the slight edge to claim his first individual title.

   “I’m going to run my own race at the BIIF championships no matter what and regardless of others expectations,” Mosch said.

    Much of the Dragon success comes from their work ethic and dedication to the sport, along with some natural harrier talent.

    “We work very hard and everyone on the team gets very involved in their training,” Mosch said of Honokaa’s success in running.

    While the Dragon boys have the fast track on winning the team title Mosch will need to go out hard and maintain the pace to come away with the individual crown.

   “I think that Dylan (Hardie-Jordan), Tyler (Tsubota), Daniel (Brooks), Josh (Robinson) and I all have a good shot at winning.  Anything can happen and I wouldn’t count anyone out,” Mosch said.

   In the last regular season race it was HPA’s Tyler Tsubota taking second to Mosch with a 16 second gap, with Makua Lani’s Dylan Hardie-Jordan a half-step behind to claim third.

   Keaau’s Daniel Brooks, who does double duty as a Cougar harrier and wide receiver on the football team, finished second to Mosch at the first Kamehameha meet staying within nine seconds of the Dragon.

   Brooks won both East Division meets at Waiakea while Mosch and Robinson were winning the West Division.

   For the girl’s team title perennial champions HPA has the inside track.  Led by Kela Vargas the lady Ka Makani have a host of talented runners, that include freshmen Zoe Sims and Emily Evans, and are capable of placing all seven varsity runners in the BIIF top 20.

   “Going into the finals I’m telling my runners what I’ve told them all season, have fun as a team and inspire each other to run fast,” HPA coach Michael Franklin said.

    Franklin is in his fourth season as Ka Makani girls head coach and has won two BIIF titles during the past three years.

    “Honokaa, Waiakea and Hilo are all very strong teams,” Franklin said.  “Honokaa and Waiakea have great individuals and Hilo is deep, has good coaching and always seems to peak at just the right time.”

   Honokaa’s junior, Tialana Greenwell, will be gunning for her third consecutive individual BIIF crown.  Greenwell, who placed second in the state last year, continues to be undefeated in Big Island competition dating back to her freshman year.

   Dragon teammate, Athena Oldfather, could give Honokaa a one-two punch, but Oldfather will be challenged by Vargas, along with Waiakea harriers Kaitlyn Chock and Kelsie Kobayashi.

   Makua Lani’s Grace Choe, Hilo’s Shalila de Bourmont and Kamehameha’s Bronte Kaneakua all have the experience and talent to finish in the top five on Saturday.

   With the top three boy’s teams and top three girls teams advancing to the state championships on Kauai on October 31 the boy’s and girl’s teams with the advantage going into the BIIF finale are Honokaa, HPA and Hilo.

   Outside teams with a shot of making the top three are the Makua Lani, Kamehameha and Waiakea for the girls, along with the Keaau, Christian Liberty and Makua Lani for the boys.

   For those teams that don’t advance the league will select the top 16 boys and top 17 girls for participation at the state championships.

    “The whole league (BIIF) feels stronger this year and one of the great things about this sport is that on any given day, anything could happen.  But, I’m not really thinking about other teams at this point because we are just focused on running our best race,” Franklin said.

October 23, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Regular Season Ends as Runners Begin to Peak

BIIF Championships on Oct 24

BIIF Championships on Oct 24

The Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross country regular season ended on Saturday with an all-schools meet held at Kamehameha’s Keaau Campus.

   Honokaa’s Tia Greenwell and Chris Mosch captured individual honors with the Dragons winning the boys team scoring and Hawaii Preparatory Academy taking the girls team title.

   In the girls race it was all Greenwell, from start to finish, as the junior and two time defending BIIF individual champion finished the regular season undefeated in island competition. Greenwell’s winning time was 20 minutes and 50 seconds which was 51 seconds slower than her desired goal of breaking the 20 minute barrier.

Athena Oldfather
Athena Oldfather

   Dragon teammate, Athena Oldfather, tried to stay close to Greenwell and found herself finishing in second place 11 seconds behind.

   “I, along with half our team, took the SAT’s today and I was mentally drained coming into this race,” Oldfather said.

   Oldfather credited Makua Lani’s Grace Choe for her strong finish.  “I thought Grace (Choe) ran a very good race as she helped pace me for the first half of the race,” Oldfather said.

   “I didn’t have any goals or race plan coming into today.  I just wanted to run and never gave it much thought.  I’m really proud of how our    ` team did today,” Oldfather said.

Kela Vargas
Kela Vargas

Despite having the first two runners cross the finish line ahead of the rest of the field it was HPA, led by Kela Vargas, that won top team honors.

   “Our team is right where they should be at this point of the season,” HPA coach, Michael Franklin said.  “My two freshmen, Zoe Sims and Emily Evans, really surprised me as they finished 4th and 5th overall.”

   Franklin gave much of the credit to junior, Kela Vargas, in helping get his freshmen into the top five.  “Kela is an experienced runner, strong and consistent, and she paced our two freshmen,” he said.

   “(Vargas) is brilliant at pacing and she is teaching our two younger, more inexperienced runners who have great potential, how to run better,” Franklin said.

   “I was in 6th or 7th place running with Kelsie (Kobayashi from Waiakea), Grace (Choe) and Bronte (Kaneakua from Kamehameha) during the first half of the race,” Vargas said.

    “When we approached the two mile marker I separated from the pack and moved into third place.  I felt like I was gaining on Athena (Oldfather) at the end of the race, but I just couldn’t catch up to her,” Vargas said.

   This was the second week in a row that Vargas finished third and she was pleased with the result.  “It feels really good to be third and I’m happy where I’m at,” she said.

For the boys it was pack of five runners that were glued together going into the second half of the three mile race.

   “I ran relaxed for the first mile, aggressive the second mile and I left it all out there on the third mile,” Chris Mosch said of his winning time of 17 minutes flat.

   Mosch was in a pack at the half way point which included Keaau’s Daniel Brooks, HPA’s Tyler Tsubota, Makua Lani’s Dylan Hardie-Jordan and Hilo’s Tyde Kaneshiro.

   “Any one of those guys in the lead pack can win this race on any given day,” Mosch said.  “It will come down to who is the best prepared for the BIIF championships.”

   Mosch has won both all-schools meets at Kamehameha this season (Kamehameha will host the BIIF championships on October 24) and sets himself up as the man to beat going into the finals.

   “I feel real confident and I’m fine with being the guy to beat at BIIF’s,” Mosch said.  “The BIIF championships should definitely be a good race and a lot of who will win that race has to do with who is the best prepared.”

   In getting ready for the championships Honokaa has brought their runners to practice on the Kamehameha course four times during the past week.  “It really helped me to train on this course during the week,” Mosch said.  “I learned where all the mile markers are located and what to expect while running this course.  It was a big advantage for us to train here.”

Tyler Tsubota
Tyler Tsubota

Rising star, Tyler Tsubota of HPA, has been making steady improvement throughout the season and has positioned himself to make a run at the boy’s individual crown.

   “I was playing soccer during the summer and never came into the season with my cross country conditioning,” Tsubota said.  “Things are all starting to fall into place now and I’m happy where I am at going into the championships.”

   Tsubota was trailing Makua Lani’s Hardie-Jordan with about 100 yards to the finish when he turned on an awesome kick to catch Hardie-Jordan in the final 20 yards and nip him at the finish line to claim second overall in a time of 17:16.

   “Dylan (Hardie-Jordan) is my friend and we play soccer together, so I really wanted to beat him,” Tsubota said.

   “I think I have a good start and a good finish during my races and I’ve made it my goal to finish in the top 10 at states this year,” he said.

   The BIIF will hold the island cross-country championships on Saturday, October 24 at Kamehameha with the top three teams for both the boys and girls advancing to the HHSAA championships on October 31 at Kauai.

   Beyond the top three teams the top 16 boys and top 17 girls will also advance to the state championships.

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