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Top 20 Girls in State Cross Country – predictions by Bob Martin

Top 20 Girls – Hawaii High School Cross Country 9/18/2012Compiled by Bob Martin – http://hi.milesplit.com 
These rankings are based on XC & track performances in 2011-12, and more so on 2012 XC performances to date, particularly in head-to-head competitions. They’re intended to project where individuals will be at the end of the 2012 cross country season. Comments are encouraged.
Name, School, C/O, City, Island, League
 1. Dakota Grossman – Seabury Hall, 2014, Makawao, Maui, MIL
 2. Elli Brady – Punahou, 2013, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
 3. Zoe Sims – Hawaii Prep, 2013, Waimea, Hawaii, BIIF
 4. Carmen Garson-Shumway – Hilo HS, 2014, Hilo, Hawaii, BIIF
 5. Mehana Sabado-Halpern – Hilo HS, 2015, Hilo, Hawaii, BIIF
 6. Hi’i Ellis – Kamehameha, 2016, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
 7. Teri Brady – Punahou, 2016, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
 8. Tandeka Nunn – Radford, 2013, Honolulu, Oahu, OIA
 9. Amanda Beaman – Iolani, 2016, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
10. Kristiana Van Pernis – Hawaii Prep, 2014, Waimea, Hawaii, BIIF
11. Mariah Haight – Hawaii Prep, 2014, Waimea, Hawaii, BIIF
12. Joy Claypoole – Island, 2013, Lihue, Kauai, KIF
13. Alice Liggett – Mid Pacific, 2014, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
14. Kai Hoshijo – Kamehameha, 2015, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
15. Melissa Wong – Punahou, 2013, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
16. Kari Van mols – Kealakehe, 2013, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, BIIF
17. Elise Uyehara – Hawaii Baptist, 2014, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
18. Erin Evans – Hawaii Prep, 2016, Waimea, Hawaii, BIIF
19. Noe Lum – Punahou, 2014, Honolulu, Oahu, ILH
20. Alea Amano – Kaiser, 2014, Honolulu, Oahu, OIA
 

September 20, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grossman wins HHSAA cross country Individual Crown – Top 50 Results

2010 HHSAA Hawaii High School Cross Country Championship

Sponsored by Honolulu Marathon 10/28/2010                   

Central Oahu Regional Park                           

 Event 1   Girls 3 Mile Run CC Varsity



Place TmPl No.  Name               Yr School                      Ftime   

    1    1 F146 Dakota Grossman    9  Seabury                     19:25.50

    2    2 F128 Elli Brady         10 Punahou                     19:37.40

    3    3  F13 Heidi Nicholls     12 Hawaii Baptist Academy      19:43.35

    4    4  F42 Breanne Ball       11 Iolani                      19:54.50

    5    5 F113 Kimberly Pugliese  12 Mililani                    19:58.10

    6    6  F63 Jessica Johnson    12 Kamehameha-Kapalama         20:12.75

    7    7  F24 Zoe Sims           10 Hawaii Preparatory          20:14.85

    8    8  F22 Kela Vargas        12 Hawaii Preparatory          20:17.55

    9      F117 Sophie Curatilo    12 Moanalua                    20:24.75

   10    9 F126 Julia Brand        12 Punahou                     20:37.10

   11   10 F127 Kyleigh Mann       11 Punahou                     20:38.00

   12   11 F130 Melissa Wong       10 Punahou                     20:43.35

   13   12 F110 Courtney Garner    12 Mililani                    20:45.15

   14   13  F26 Kristiana Van Pern 9  Hawaii Preparatory          20:45.80

   15       F75 Deylynn White      11 Kapolei                     20:46.25

   16   14 F142 Gracie Peck        11 Seabury                     20:49.90

   17   15  F23 Emily Evans        10 Hawaii Preparatory          20:50.00

   18   16 F132 Noe Lum            9  Punahou                     20:52.25

   19   17 F131 Hallie Lam         9  Punahou                     20:53.95

   20   18 F129 Jaime Durso        10 Punahou                     20:55.10

   21   19 F125 Maile Shigemasa    9  Pearl City                  20:59.65

   22   20  F41 Hana Tomozawa      12 Iolani                      21:10.95

   23   21  F32 Tialana Greenwell  12 Honokaa                     21:23.50

   24      F150 Chaylene Guinto    12 St. Francis                 21:25.60

   25   22 F101 Lyssa Freitas      12 Maui High                   21:28.20

   26   23  F17 Aimee Uyehara      12 Hawaii Baptist Academy      21:28.30

   27       F11 Aiza Valeriano     10 Campbell                    21:29.70

   28      F135 Brianna Collins    9  Radford                     21:31.35

   29      F134 Taylor Black       11 Radford                     21:32.65

   30   24   F4 Ellisa Bio         10 Baldwin                     21:34.65

   31   25  F66 Krystan Kea Brown  10 Kamehameha-Kapalama         21:36.25

   32      F157 Keri Fujiwara      11 Waipahu                     21:39.85

   33   26  F64 Awapuhi Lee        12 Kamehameha-Kapalama         21:40.10

   34   27  F25 Mariah Haight      9  Hawaii Preparatory          21:42.35

   35   28  F31 Carmen Garson-Shum 9  Hilo                        21:42.70

   36      F138 Tamako Delfino     10 Roosevelt                   21:42.80

   37   29  F92 Rachel Morihara    12 Leilehua                    21:46.10

   38   30  F65 Liana Dollar       11 Kamehameha-Kapalama         21:46.55

   39      F160 Risa Lam           10 University High             21:46.70

   40      F158 Forest Abbott-Lum  12 University High             21:50.45

   41      F147 Amanda Porter      12 Sacred Hearts Academy       21:50.85

   42   31  F69 Janelle Stone      9  Kamehameha-Kapalama         21:50.95

   43   32  F95 Katelyn LaCamera   10 Leilehua                    21:52.75

   44   33  F39 taylor kipilii     12 Iolani                      21:54.45

   45   34  F14 Keri-Ann Ogoshi    12 Hawaii Baptist Academy      21:55.05

   46   35 F140 Lea Lundblad       12 Seabury                     21:57.10

   47   36  F94 Rhiannon Cleveland 10 Leilehua                    21:57.30

   48       F76 Brittany Long      10 Kapolei                     22:01.85

   49      F156 Kaycee San Agustin 10 Waimea                      22:07.95

   50      F153 Kelsie Kobayashi   11 Waiakea                     22:11.45

********** TEAM SCORE Girls **********

  1. Punahou                    2    9   10   11   16  (17) (18) =    48
         Elli Brady, Julia Brand, Kyleigh Mann, Melissa Wong, Noe Lum, Hallie  Lam, Jaime Durso
  2. Hawaii Preparatory          7    8   13   15   27  (37) (45) =    70
         Zoe Sims, Kela Vargas, Kristiana Van Pernis, Emily Evans, Mariah Haight, Sam Neal, Hana Scully
  3. Kamehameha-Kapalama        6   25   26   30   31  (49) (55) =   118
         Jessica Johnson, Krystan Kea Brown, Awapuhi Lee, Liana Dollar, Janelle Stone, Kamalei Lee, Nicole Oka
  4. Seabury                      1   14   35   39   41  (59) (63) =   130
         Dakota Grossman, Gracie Peck, Lea Lundblad, Kailea Tracy-Visintain Dylan Ross, justine malek, Olivia Pagel
  5. Mililani                    5   12   40   43   48  (74) (78) =   148
         Kimberly Pugliese, Courtney Garner, Taylor Suwa, Taylor Sinn, Jaclyn Knaus, Kelsey Painter, Alyssa Stiles
  6. Hawaii Baptist Academy     3   23   34   42   47  (72) (83) =   149
         Heidi Nicholls, Aimee Uyehara, Keri-Ann Ogoshi, Elise Uyehara, JamieTakushi, Kori Higashiya, Shelby Tanaka
  7. Iolani                     4   20   33   50   53  (61) (66) =   160
         Breanne Ball, Hana Tomozawa, taylor kipilii, Valerie Pyun, Casey Morrissey, Paige Omura, Chaynna Guinto
  8. Leilehua                    29   32   36   65   76  (81)      =   238
         Rachel Morihara, Katelyn LaCamera, Rhiannon Cleveland, Shelby Hill,Lashondra Maddox, Ta’tianna Moore
  9. Pearl City                   19   44   52   56   75  (80)      =   246
         Maile Shigemasa, Sara Ng, Merrie Oshiro, Jacqueline Chong Adrienne Jean Sylva, Renee Lum
 10. Baldwin                    24   38   57   62   67  (68) (79) =   248
         Ellisa Bio, Eunice Park, Annette Kinchiro, Christina Wine, AliciaMorris-Schmidth, Keisha Mateo, lyndsey miyamoto
 11. Maui High                   22   51   54   60   64  (73)      =   251
         Lyssa Freitas, Danzen May Llaneza, Cjay Pardo, Michelle Gima, Briana  Garalde, Tiffany Keau
 12. Hilo                       28   46   58   69   70            =   271
         Carmen Garson-Shumway, Shalila De Bournmont, Kaylee Rapoza, Karina Lawrence, Raycee Cooke
 13. Honokaa                     21   71   77   82   84  (85) (86) =   335
         Tialana Greenwell, Hildang Adona, Katie Aguilar, Monica Carlos, Kelly Greenwell, Allie Shiraki, Kimberly Kishimoto

October 28, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Big Dog’s Early Season Girl’s Cross-Country Favorites

Ellie Brady will repeat as HHSAA champ

Cross-country season has started with many of the schools around the state beginning to practice starting on August 2nd and some early season results are in.

Based on last season state championship results and what is going on thus far this season the Big Dog predicts the following top girls in the state:

1)      Elli Brady, Punahou, sophomore, will repeat as state champion and dominate the ILH

2)      Kimberly Pugliese, Mililani, senior, third in state

3)      Sophie Curatilo, Moanalua, senior

4)     Dakota Grossmann, Seabury Hall, freshman

5)      Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, senior, dominate runner in BIIF

6)      Nadia Ramirez, Hilo, senior

7)      Jessica Johnson, Kamehameha-Kapalama, senior

8)      Kyleigh Mann, Punahou, junior

9)      Julia Brand, Punahou, senior

10)  Breanne Ball, Iolani, junior

11)   Heidi Nicholls, Hawaii Baptist, senior

12) Kelsie Kobayashi, Waiakea, junior

13)  Lauren Spears, Island School

Others to watch:  Maile Shigemasa, Pearl City;  Courtney Garner, Mililani;  Kela Vargas, Hawaii Prep;  Allie Shiraki, Honokaa;  Lyssa Freitas, Maui; Shalila de Bournmont, Hilo;  Rachael Bianchi, Kealakehe;  Grace Choi, Makua Lani;

For the team championship it should be Punahou and Mililani battling it out again with Punahou coming out on top.

Coaches and athletes comments are welcomed.  For related link go to: https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/big-dogs-girls-preseaon-x-c-favorites-for-2010/

September 8, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

BIIF Harriers Ready for HHSAA on Kauai

BIIF top 5 boys

BIIF best readies for State Championship on Saturday

In Chinese Astrology 2009 is the Year of the Earth Ox, but don’t tell that to Josh Abner as the cross-country coach from Honokaa would tell you this is the Year of the Dragons.

Abner and his Dragon teams are headed to Kauai and on Saturday will run against the state’s best harriers in the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Cross-Country Championships.

The Dragon boys are the three time defending Big Island Interscholastic Federation team champions and are led by individual champion Chris Mosch. 

“I believe this group of boys has a shot to do something really special for our school, our community and the entire Big Island,” Abner said.  “The highest level of competition brings out the best and I’m still not totally sure that my guys know what they are capable of.”

Honokaa is loaded with talent as four of their boys placed in the top seven of the BIIF championships held at Kamehameha on Oct. 24.

Joshua Robinson, Chayce Moniz and Geo Chavez-Pardinin complemented Mosch top finish by going fifth through seventh respectively as the Dragons ran away with the team title by 56 points over runner-up Waiakea.

“We could have four boys in the top 20 if we have a good day,” Abner said of the HHSAA championship.  “This race is all about being mentally prepared and leaving it all out there and in many rights a test of pure guts.”

The Kamehameha-Oahu boy’s team champions of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu are the heavy favorites to win the team title and are led by Jordan Thibodeau. 

The front runner for the individual crown at the HHSAA is Leilehua’s Margarito Martinez from the Oahu Interscholastic Association.  Iolani’s Borys Pleskacz will run with the lead pack, along with Island School and Kauai Interscholastic Federation Champion, Pierce Murphy.

Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks

Also expected to compete with the front runners is Keaau’s Daniel Brooks who finished second to Mosch at the BIIF championships.

The state race is a bitter sweet moment for Brooks as the senior lost his older brother on the same day as the island championships.

“I’ll be flying to Maui on Thursday for a memorial service for my older brother who was 38 years old when he died,” Brooks said.  “I decided to go ahead and run on Kauai and I will try to do my best and hopefully place somewhere in the top 10. I plan on going out hard and will dedicate this race in my brother’s memory.”

While the Dragon boys were running all over their field of competitors it was the HPA girls that left their Ka Makani mark at Kamehameha.

HPA is led by junior Kela Vargas who finished 38 seconds behind Greenwell to claim second place.

Vargas is a smart competitor who knows how to pace herself brought in a pair of freshmen teammates Zoe Sims and Emily Evans that claimed third and fourth respectively.

“Kela (Vargas) is a true soul runner,” HPA coach, Michael Franklin said.  “I try to use scientific methods to help her develop, but ultimately she runs fast because she loves the feel of the wind in her face.”

Franklin believes that Vargas could finish in the top 10 on Kauai, but more importantly that she will continue to lead the other Ka Makani runners to a strong team finish.

“I do expect Zoe (Sims) and Emily (Evans) in the top 20,” Franklin said.  “They have very positive energy; they began the season as competent athletes and are now smart competitors.”

The Kauai course is considered fast with no challenging hills, which may be a disadvantage to the hill harriers at HPA, but Franklin remains optimistic about his girl’s chances. 

“We expect a flat course on Kauai, so all of our runners have a PR (personal record) as an individual goal.  As a team we hope to break into the top 5,” Franklin said.

The Dragon girls are the BIIF team runner-up to Hawaii Prep, and feature three time individual champion Tialana Greenwell.

Greenwell finished second in the state last year and is considered a slight underdog to Seabury senior Hailey Grossman the individual champion from the Maui Interscholastic League.

“Tia (Greenwell) has gotten stronger every week and has a chance to take her first state title,” Abner said.  “Winning the BIIF is an honor that she is very proud of, but now she has her hopes set much higher.”

Josh Abner
Coach Abner

Abner believes that the Honokaa girls could finish somewhere within the top five teams in the state on a perfect day.   “If everything goes well and we have a little luck on our side,” he said of his team’s chances to break into the top 5.

Punahou is the favorite to win the HHSAA girls team title and is led by freshman Ellie Brady. The Buff ‘n Blue will be challenged by a strong Mililani team that showcases Gabriella Jenkins, Kimberly Pugliese and 2007 state champion Kristin Ali Keith.

“It all starts with believing, and I truly believe in each one of these kids way beyond their individual running abilities.  We are building young, prosperous adults here, not just runners,” Abner said.

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Events, High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Dog’s Final HHSAA Top 10 Cross-Country Runners

Seabury's Hailey Grossman expected to lead the pack at HHSAA

Seabury's Hailey Grossman expected to lead the pack at HHSAA

 

The following list was compiled after reviewing the results from the championships in cross-country meets held in all five leagues, OIA, ILH, KIL, MIL and the BIIF.

Coaches and harrier fans may make their own final guess and submit it in the comment section. 

To see rankings 11-20 go to:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/big-dogs-picks-for-hhsaa-cross-country-11-20/

TOP 10 GIRLS

  1. Hailey Grossman, Seabury Hall
  2. Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa
  3. Gabriella Jenkins, Mililani
  4. Ellie Brady, Punahou
  5. Kimberly Pugliese, Mililani
  6. Claire Hann, Pac 5
  7. Kristin Ali Keith, Mililani
  8. Kyleigh Mann, Punahou
  9. Kela Vargas, HPA
  10. Julia Brand, Punahou

Top Five Girls Teams in State:  1. Punahou       2. Iolani      3.  Mililani       4.  Hawaii Preparatory Academy       5. Hawaii Baptist

TOP 10 BOYS

  1. Margarito Martinez, Leilehua
  2.  Jordan Thibodeau, Kamehameha-Oahu
  3.  Borys Pleskacz, Iolani
  4. Pierce Murphy, Island School
  5. Isaiah Sato, Kamehameha-Oahu
  6. Troy Esaki, Iolani
  7. Nikolai Scharer, Punahou
  8.  Chris Mosch, Honokaa 
  9. Nicola Perez-Garreaud, Maui
  10. Daniel Kaneko, Kamehameha-Oahu

  Top five boy’s teams in state:  1. Kamehameha-Oahu   2. Iolani   3.  Punahou   4. Honokaa   5. Leilehua

 Good luck on Kauai this Saturday.

October 25, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments