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Konawaena’s Emalia Galdeira wins 6 events in track and field

Meet held on Saturday, April7 at Hawaii Prep: 

Girls 100 Meter Dash

  1 Emalia Galdeira           SR Konawaena                         12.97  

Girls 200 Meter Dash

    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals

  1 Emalia Galdeira           SR Konawaena                         26.7h  

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

  1 Emalia Galdeira           SR Konawaena                         15.32  

Girls Long Jump

  1 Emalia Galdeira           SR Konawaena                      16-05.25   

Girls Triple Jump

  1 Emalia Galdeira           SR Konawaena                      35-02.75

Girls High Jump

  1 Emalia Galdeira           SR Konawaena                       5-00.00    10

April 8, 2012 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , | 3 Comments

BIIF Girls track & field All League Team for 2011

HPA girls track champions 2011

2011 BIIF Track and Field   Girls All-League Team

Girls MVP: Emalia Galdeira, Jr., Konawaena

Girls First Team

Hawaii Prep: Zoe Sims, So; Kristiana Van Pernis, Fr; Pamela Lynn, Sr; Lana Queen, Sr.
Hilo: Shina Chung Jr.; Linda Sunia, Jr.
Konawaena: Emalia Galdeira, Jr.; Ua Ruedy So.; Matelita Tamoefalau, Jr.
Waiakea: Kelsie Kobayashi, Sr.

Girls Second Team:

Hawaii Prep: Mariah Haight, Fr.; Sydney Budde, Jr.
Hilo: Carmen Garson-Shumway, Fr; Kaimi Kela-Napeahi, So.
Ka’u: Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, So.
Keaau: Randi Estrada, Jr.
Kealakehe: McKenna Davidson, Jr.
Pahoa: Ariel Brown, So.

Girls Honorable Mention:

Hawaii Prep: Mackenzie Buckner, Sr.; Hannah Scully, Sr.; Kela Vargas, Sr.; Veronica Ladwig, Fr.; Emily Evans, So.; Kelsi Nishina, Sr.; Catherine Thorbecke, Jr.; Taylor Esaki, Jr.; Kanani Wishard, So.
Hilo: Aloha Bohol, Sr.; Shalila de Bourmont, Jr.; Kaylee Rapoza, So.; Bree Delacruz, Jr.; Tressie Kapono, Jr.; Tiffany Kerr, Sr.;
Honokaa: Hildhang Adona, Fr.
Kamehameha: Chelsea Poe, Jr.; Alyssa McGuire, So.; Schae-Ann Like, Sr.; Jaimee Finn, So.
Ka’u: Kristina Padrigo, So.
Keaau: Shani Cosma, So.; Deann Nishimura-Thornton, Jr.; Natalie Hagemann, So.; Katharina Brohmeyer, Jr.
Kealakehe: Caili Ebaniz, So.; Cheyanne MacMullen, Jr.; Kaila Voss, Jr.; Lana Terwilliger, Fr.; Rachael Bianchi, Jr.; Lorelei Nakagawa, Jr.;        Waiakea: Alyssa Buyuan

Girls Coach of the Year: Pat Lau, Hawaii Prep

May 27, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Large number of BIIF TRack & Field athletes make finals of HHSAA

After day one of the HHSAA track & field qualifiers held on Maui several Big Island Interscholastic Federation Athletes made it into today’s finals.  Below is the list of qualifiers going into the finals:

BOYS                 Shane Brostek, HPA, #1 shot, #3 discus

Mauna Palamama-Danielson, WHS, #5 shot, #7 discus              Kaenen Aukai Akua, Kamehameha, #3 long jump

Everett McKee, Kamehameha, #5 long jump, #7 110 Hurdles                   Michael Morikawa, WHS, #6, long jump

Travis Winters, WHS, #7 long jump, and FINISHED #3 high jump going 6-02

Jesse Huihui, Keaau, #8 100, #5 200

Jackson Halford, WHS, #6 1500, #7 800              Luca Walter, Kealakehe, #3 400

Chris Mosch, Honokaa, #8 3K                                     Andrew Langtry, St. Joseph, #12 3K

GIRLS

Emalia Galdeira, Kona, #1 long jump, #5 triple jump, #3 100 hurdles, #5 100, #6 200  McKenna Davidson, Kealakehe, #8 long jump

Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Kau, #8 triple jump           Lana Queen, HPA, #6 100 hurdles, #4 300 hurdles

Zoe Sims, HPA, #4 1500, #2 400                                     Carmen Garson-Shumway, Hilo, #5 1500

Kristiana Van Pernis, HPA, #6 1500, #3 800               Kela Vargas, HPA, #9, 1500

Randi Estrada, Keaau, #7 400                                        Ua Ruedy, Kona, #3 300 hurdles

HPA girls seeded #2 in the 4×400 relay                    Kealakehe girls seeded #7 4×400 relay

May 7, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HHSAA Track & Field Qualifiers

HHSAA State Track and Field Championships - 5/6/2011 to 5/7/2011     
                                         War Memorial Stadium - Wailuku Maui                   

Boys Discus Throw                                                            

  1 Lopeti Fonokalifi            Kaiser High School    161-02     162-03q

  2 Kevin Marshall Adkisson      Kapaa High School     163-11     161-06q

  3 Shane Brostek             JR Hawaii Prep           163-01     159-10q

  4 Paulay Asiata             SR St. Louis             159-07     157-06q

  5 Lake Kaai                 12 Kamehameha            153-08     156-04q

  6 Isaac Savaiinaea          SO Punahou Boys          149-09     147-07q

  7 Mauna Palama-Danielson       Waiakea               141-06     146-01q

  8 Boyd Crowell              SR Kailua High School    141-07     144-06q

Boys 1500                                                                 

  1 Nicola Perez-Garreaud     JR Maui High            4:18.84    4:19.70Q       

  2 Jordan Thibodeau          12 Kamehameha           4:00.61    4:21.98Q       

  3 Pierce Murphy                Island High School   4:02.08    4:20.32Q       

  4 James Pearson             SO Baldwin              4:20.05    4:22.56Q       

  5 Cameron Dapkins           FR Radford High School  4:19.01    4:21.03Q       

  6 Jackson Halford              Waiakea              4:14.09    4:22.60Q       

  7 Rocky Balala              JR Maui High            4:24.87    4:22.32Q       

  8 Casey Ryan                   Pearl City           4:21.39    4:22.76Q       

  9 Borys Pleskacz            SR Iolani School Boys   4:12.47    4:23.45q       

 10 Nikolai Scharer           SO Punahou Boys         4:13.44    4:26.39q       

 11 David Clarke              SO Iolani School Boys   4:25.04    4:26.82q       

 12 Matthew Baker             JR Radford High School  4:22.81    4:28.17q      

Boys Shot Put

1 Shane Brostek             JR Hawaii Prep         54-05.00   54-00.00q

2 Lake Kaai                 12 Kamehameha          54-07.00   53-01.50q

 3 Keanu Foki JR Farrington          51-03.75   49-06.75q   4 Asten Koki     SR Roosevelt           51-03.00   49-04.00q  

5 Mauna Palama-Danielson       Waiakea             47-09.00   48-10.00q   6 Pasoni Tasini                Baldwin             49-05.00   48-09.75q  

7 Kelii Vidal               SR Damien Memorial     47-04.00   48-05.25q   8 Nainoa Bright             SR Kamehameha Maui     49-02.50   48-01.00q Boys Long 1 Solomon Dixon             12 McKinley            21-11.75   21-09.50q    2 Joshua Gante              12 Anuenue High School 22-00.25   21-02.75q    3 Kaenen Aukai Akau         JR Kamehameha HI       22-09.00   21-02.00q    4 Matt Parrish              SR Punahou Boys        21-05.50   21-00.50q    5 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI       21-01.50   20-11.00q    6 Michael Morikawa             Waiakea             20-08.25   20-10.00q    7 Travis Winters               Waiakea             21-01.25   20-08.50q    7 Punga Vea                 12 Kahuku High School  20-08.25   20-08.50q  Boys 110 hurdles   1 Matt Feeley               SR Punahou Boys           14.88      14.99Q                          2 Darren Acoba              SR Kauai Boys             14.94      15.07Q                          3 Daniel Wagner             SR MPI                    15.01      15.38Q                          4 Kevin Acasio              JR Radford High School    15.40      15.07Q                          5 Aaron Cox                 JR Waipahu High School    15.24      15.38Q                          6 Jon Woo                   SR Punahou Boys           15.70      15.62Q                         7 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI          15.44      15.59q                         8 Collin Pidot              11 Kamehameha             16.13      15.80q  Girls 100 hurdles 1 Zhane Santiago            SR Kahuku High School     14.84      14.55Q                 2 Abrianna Johnson-Edwards  SO Iolani School Girls    15.12      15.05Q               3 Kawehi Louis Diamond      SO Kauai Girls            15.20      15.06Q                 4 Amirah Majied             JR Island Pacific         15.38      15.35Q                 5 Emalia Galdeira           JR Konawaena              16.15      15.08q                6 Lana Queen                SR Hawaii Prep            15.93      16.14q               7 Julia Brand               SR Punahou Girls          16.07      16.24q               8 Alexia Blalock            SO Pearl City             16.44      16.37q    Girls 1500 1 Dakota Grossman           FR Seabury Hall         4:53.02    5:00.70Q   2 Elli Brady                SO Punahou Girls        4:49.49    5:09.70Q   3 Sophie Curatilo           SR Moanalua             4:55.68    5:00.92Q   4 Zoe Sims                  SO Hawaii Prep          4:58.85    5:09.93Q   5 Carmen Garson-Shumway     FR Hilo                 5:01.90    5:07.89Q   6 Kimberly Pugliese         SR Mililani             5:06.84    5:10.08Q   7 Kristiana Van Pernis      FR Hawaii Prep          5:02.54    5:09.62Q   8 Heidi Nicholls            SR HBA                  4:59.28    5:10.32Q   9 Kela Vargas               SR Hawaii Prep          5:11.25    5:10.46Q 10 Keri Fujiwara             JR Waipahu High School  5:07.87    5:11.07Q 11 Emily Peck                JR Seabury Hall         5:11.73    5:11.48q 12 Monica Woolley            JR Punahou Girls        5:13.08    5:13.83q   BOYS 8001 Joshua Freitas            11 Kamehameha           1:59.60    2:02.60Q   2 Jordan Thibodeau          12 Kamehameha           1:54.32    2:03.07Q   3 Nathan Underwood          JR Kailua High School   2:01.47    2:03.31Q   4 Robert Terry              SR St. Louis            2:01.38    2:03.19Q   5 Michael Chin              SO Christian Academy    2:01.65    2:03.72Q   6 Nicola Perez-Garreaud     JR Maui High            2:04.77    2:04.12Q   7 Jackson Halford              Waiakea              2:03.45    2:03.29q   8 Nathan Shirey             11 Kapolei High School  2:03.02    2:03.55q Boys Long 1 Solomon Dixon             12 McKinley            21-11.75   21-09.50q    2 Joshua Gante              12 Anuenue High School 22-00.25   21-02.75q    3 Kaenen Aukai Akau         JR Kamehameha HI       22-09.00   21-02.00q    4 Matt Parrish              SR Punahou Boys        21-05.50   21-00.50q    5 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI       21-01.50   20-11.00q    6 Michael Morikawa             Waiakea             20-08.25   20-10.00q    7 Travis Winters               Waiakea             21-01.25   20-08.50q    7 Punga Vea                 12 Kahuku High School  20-08.25   20-08.50q  Boys 110 hurdles   1 Matt Feeley               SR Punahou Boys           14.88      14.99Q                          2 Darren Acoba              SR Kauai Boys             14.94      15.07Q                          3 Daniel Wagner             SR MPI                    15.01      15.38Q                          4 Kevin Acasio              JR Radford High School    15.40      15.07Q                          5 Aaron Cox                 JR Waipahu High School    15.24      15.38Q                          6 Jon Woo                   SR Punahou Boys           15.70      15.62Q                         7 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI          15.44      15.59q                         8 Collin Pidot              11 Kamehameha             16.13      15.80q  Girls 100 hurdles 1 Zhane Santiago            SR Kahuku High School     14.84      14.55Q                 2 Abrianna Johnson-Edwards  SO Iolani School Girls    15.12      15.05Q               3 Kawehi Louis Diamond      SO Kauai Girls            15.20      15.06Q                 4 Amirah Majied             JR Island Pacific         15.38      15.35Q                 5 Emalia Galdeira           JR Konawaena              16.15      15.08q                6 Lana Queen                SR Hawaii Prep            15.93      16.14q               7 Julia Brand               SR Punahou Girls          16.07      16.24q               8 Alexia Blalock            SO Pearl City             16.44      16.37q    Girls 1500 1 Dakota Grossman           FR Seabury Hall         4:53.02    5:00.70Q   2 Elli Brady                SO Punahou Girls        4:49.49    5:09.70Q   3 Sophie Curatilo           SR Moanalua             4:55.68    5:00.92Q   4 Zoe Sims                  SO Hawaii Prep          4:58.85    5:09.93Q   5 Carmen Garson-Shumway     FR Hilo                 5:01.90    5:07.89Q   6 Kimberly Pugliese         SR Mililani             5:06.84    5:10.08Q   7 Kristiana Van Pernis      FR Hawaii Prep          5:02.54    5:09.62Q   8 Heidi Nicholls            SR HBA                  4:59.28    5:10.32Q   9 Kela Vargas               SR Hawaii Prep          5:11.25    5:10.46Q 10 Keri Fujiwara             JR Waipahu High School  5:07.87    5:11.07Q 11 Emily Peck                JR Seabury Hall         5:11.73    5:11.48q 12 Monica Woolley            JR Punahou Girls        5:13.08    5:13.83q

May 6, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Garson-Shumway and Sims battling for 1500 surpremacy

 
1500 battle between freshman and sophomore

WAIMEA – Hilo freshman, Carmen Garson-Shumway didn’t win a race this past Saturday at the Stanford W. Shutes track at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, but came away as an emerging star in Big Island Interscholastic Federation track and field.

Garson-Shumway ran in the 800 and 1500 meter races against the league’s top athlete, HPA’s Zoe Sims as both girls ran to personal records.

During the 1500 meter race Garson-Shumway clung to Sims, remaining a stride behind, before pulling up to her shoulder at the start of the final lap.

“I was trying to stay with her and that helped me to run my fastest race of my life,” Garson-Shumway said of her 5:04.87 time which gives her an automatic berth at the Hawaii High School Athletic Association championships.

Sims also ran a personal best time, clocking in at 5:01.28 and positioning herself as one of the top five girls in the state at that distance.

“It’s great to have someone push me and I credit Carmen for my personal record time,” Sims said.

Sims had goal split times going into the race that was set by her coach prior to the event and was hoping to break 5:08.

“Carmen helped me stay on pace and I surpassed my goal with her help,” Sims said.  “As a distance runner there is a real comradraire amongst us as we warm up together and I’m glad we were able to push each other.”

In the 800 meter run it was the Sims and Garson-Shumway show once again, but with a different strategy.

Garson-Shumway took the early lead on the two lap race and Sims had to come from behind to capture the victory.

“I’ve never beaten Zoe, but I pulled out early in the 800 and just ran my hardest,” Garson-Shumway said.  “She pushed me to another personal best time as I’m just trying to run faster in each race and hopefully peak at the right time.”

Also producing great results for the Ka Makani was senior Lana Queen who competed in the maximum six events.

Queen came away with two second place finishes in the 100 and 300 hurdles, third in the triple jump, sixth in the long jump and helped her relay team to a first place 4×400 and second in the 4×100.

“The 100 hurdles is probably my favorite race as its more about strategy then it is about physical talent,” Queen said.  “I really wanted to do well today as I just turned 18 and I am finally an adult.”

Konawaena’s basketball star, Emalia Galdeira, was tearing up the track and winning just about everything she entered. Galdeira won the 100 and 200 dash, along with the 100 hurdles, but turned many heads when she leaped 17-05.25 in the long jump.

“I never thought I could hit 17 feet in the long jump,” Galdeira said.  “I’m new at this event and haven’t practiced it much, but I do know that it requires speed and the ability to jump high.”

Galdeira’s long jump ranks her as one of the top competitors in the state and this may not be the end of this multi talented athlete.

“I now think it’s possible for me to go beyond 18 feet,” a confident Galdeira said.

On the far end of the field it was Hilo pole vaulter, Shina Chung, waiting patiently in her purple shoes for the bar to be raised to the state qualifying height of 9 feet.

The Viking junior needed to wait until the other 8 girls in the competition were gone before she could enter the competition.

“I need to practice with a starting height of 9 feet because that’s where they’ll start at states,” Chung said.

Chung was using a new 135 pound purple pole that was borrowed from St. Anthony on Maui.

“When we competed on Maui their coach offered to loan me the pole as purple is my favorite color,” she said.

Chung went on to clear 10 feet before dropping out at 10-06.

“I tried clearing 10-06 today, but I didn’t finish as I couldn’t follow through with my technique,” Chung said.  “I was really sloppy.”

Kamehameha’s Everett McKee won the 110 hurdles, then false started in the 300 hurdles which made the Warrior senior more determined than ever.

“My false start pushed me to do my personal best in the triple jump,” McKee said.  “My previous best jump was 39-07, but I was determined after being disqualified in the hurdles.”

McKee recorded a 41-04.50, good enough for third place, behind Kau winner Alika Kaopua and second place Johnny Chow of Keaau.

HPA’s George Twigg-Smith has accomplished what no other BIIF high jumper has done this season, to clear an automatic state qualifying jump.

Twigg-Smith has never gone above 5-10 in his previous years of competition, but decided, on his home field to clear 6 feet for the first time in his young life.

“I’ve been trying for the last two years to reach a state qualifying height,” Twigg-Smith said.  “It makes it better to do it towards the end of the season as I’m now hoping to go higher.”

Twigg-Smith, a senior who also competes in the long and triple jumps, credits his success to having a new track facility to work on.

“This new track allows me to finally get to practice properly,” he said.  “I don’t believe that I’ve peaked yet and I think I can go higher.  It’s all about fundamentals and bringing up the knees and arching.”

Home track and field advantage went to the Ka Makani as their boys and girls swept the team scoring titles.

HPA girls have been at the top of team scoring throughout the season, but their boys have remained dormant, not winning a scoring meet all season until Saturday.

The BIIF season comes to conclusion with the league qualifiers on Friday, followed by the championships on Saturday at Kamehameha.

Related links:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/pole-vault-results-from-hpa-has-chung-seeing-purple/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/800-meter-results-from-stan-shutes-track-at-hpa/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/100-meter-dash-results-from-hawaii-prep/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/keaaus-estrada-hpas-twigg-smith-win-high-jump/

April 25, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment