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BIIF Boys Track & Field All-Star Selections Announced

Jacob Edwards, Athlete of the Year in BIIF track & field

Athlete of the Year: Jacob Edwards (Ka’u)

Coach of the Year:  Kimo Weaver (Kamehameha)

First Team:

Ka’u – Jacob Edwards, 300 hurdles, triple jump

Hawaii Prep – Shane Brostek, shot put;

Kamehameha – Kanakalele Silva, 100 dash; Francis Blas III, 110 hurdles;

                Kaenen Akau, long jump; Isaac DeRego, pole vault                     

Keaau – Daniel Brooks, 800;

Kohala – Ethan Meikle & Kelson Kawai, high jump

Honokaa – Chayce Moniz, 1500 & 3000

Waiakea – Ka’imi Scott, 200 & 400

 Second team: Luca Walter (Kealakehe), Tyde Kunishiro (Hilo), Cameron Calistro (Hilo), Manta Dircks (Kamehameha), David Kekuewa (Kamehameha)

 Honorable mention: Richard Moylan (Christian Liberty), Jesse Huihui (Kea’au), Rocky Lominario (Kealakehe), Everett McKee (Kamehameha) Christian Lee (HawaiiPrep), Dylan Steele (Kealakehe), Casey Chai (Kamehameha), Jordan Decoito (Hilo), Juan Sepulveda (Kealakehe) Shawn Andrada (Kea’au) Tyler Tsubota (Hawaii Prep), Jackson Halford (Waiakea), Joshua Robinson (Honoka’a) Geoff Whitener (Kealakehe), Kevin Olsen (Kea’au), Damien Packer (Kea’au), Dylan Oakes (Hawaii Prep), Easten Tanimoto (Kamehameha), Rick Micheals (Hilo), Cliff Eriksson (Kea’au), George Twigg-Smith (Hawaii Prep), Robert Mockchew (Kealakehe), Kainoa Crum (Kamehameha), Ka’u Eggers (Kea’au)  Nelson Enos (Kea’au)  Greg Matias (Kea’au), Alika Kaopua (Ka’u), Travis Winters (Waiakea), Hawk Hanoa (Kamehameha), Dathan Toribio (Kea’au), Jake Jordan (Kealakehe), Maunaku Palama-Danielson (Waiakea)

May 21, 2010 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Best Headed to Oahu for HHSAA Track & Field Championships

Kamehameha's Kana Silva, left, leads the BIIF in sprints, while Honakaa's Chayce Moniz leads in mid-distance

If things go as planned Big Island track & field athletes will need to carry extra luggage when then return from the state championships on Oahu this weekend as they will be carrying a lot of extra hardware with them.

  The Hawaii High School Athletic Association state track & field championships will be held May 14-15 at Kamehameha’s Oahu campus and the Big Island Interscholastic Federation will be looking to bring home medals in a variety of track and field events.

   Leading the way for the BIIF are state defending champions Kau’s Jacob Edwards and Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Ku’uipo Nakoa.

   Edwards who has been billed as the “King of the Hurdles” has dominated both the 110 and 300 meter events and holds the best times in the state this season.  To go along with his picture perfect hurdling Edwards also has the best distance in the state in the triple jump and could win gold in all three events.

Jacob Edwards

“I think Jacob (Edwards) could also medal in the long jump,” Kau coach Bob Martin said.  “I’d also look at Kaenen (Akau) and Manta (Dirks) from Kamehameha to medal in the long.”

  Nakoa, who single handily scored 58 points in helping HPA win the girls BIIF team title, also ranks as one of the top hurlers in the state.  The senior Ka Makani is expected to fight for top honors in the 100 and 300 hurdles, but will face stiff opposition in the high hurdles from Kahuku’s Zhane Santiago.

   Santiago leads the state in the triple jump while Nakoa leads the state in the long jump going 18 feet earlier this season.  Nakoa also has a good chance of medaling in both the 100 and 200 meter dash.

   Konawaena freshman, Ua Ruedy, has already made a name for herself in the 300 hurdles and on Oahu the youngster will focus entirely on that event as a gold or silver medal is within her reach.

  The fastest sprinter in the state this year is Punahou’s Ashley Satterwhite who has dominated the 100, 200 and 400 meter events.  But Satterwhite has decided to forego the 400 dash to concentrate on the 100 and 200 leaving the door open to HPA’s Zoe Sims to compete for gold in the 400.

   Sims is the only BIIF girl to break the 60 second barrier in the 400 this season and if she goes under 59 seconds will have an excellent chance at taking top honors.  Teammate Mindy Campbell is the defending state champion in the high jump and should also pick up a medal in that event.

Shina Chung

Hilo’s Shina Chung is ranked in a tie for second in the state in the pole vault, clearing a height of 10 feet 7 inches.  Chung, just a sophomore, is the two time defending BIIF champion in the vault and has a good chance of breaking the 11 foot barrier which would put her in contention for the gold medal.

   BIIF girl’s team champions, Kamehameha, could also see Kaopua Sutton at discus and Victoria  Evans-Bautista in the long jump claim medals in those events.

   The Punahou girls are the clear favorites to win the team championship as they have the depth and the “big point earner” in Ashley Satterwhite.

  “At states our athletes get to pick their favorite events,” HPA coach Pat Lau said.  “Ku’uipo most likely will stick with both hurdles and jumps.  Our relay teams are all underclassmen and the experience of running in states will be great for them.”

   Lau believes that HPA has a shot of coming in the top five as a team.  “The girl’s team title will be a fight between Punahou, Radford and Kahuku,” he said.

   While Edwards is the best hope for the BIIF boys to bring home gold a host of other talented Big Island athletes will be fighting to gain one of the top six medals presented in each event.

   Kamehameha coach Kimo Weaver sees his team’s depth as bringing them a long way this season.  “At the state level we should be competitive in the relays, hurdles, sprints, jumps, throws and in the pole vault,” Weaver said.

   Kana Silva, Keanen Akau, Manta Dirks, Keli’I Kekuewa, Francis Blas, Maka McKee, and Isaac DeRego are the Warrior boy’s hopefuls to medal at the state, according to Weaver.

   “There are other kids that could step it up and hopefully medal for us,” Weaver said.  “At the state level anything can happen and we are hoping it goes our way.”

   Also watch for Waiakea’s Ka’imi Scott in the 200 and 400 meter dashes as the two time BIIF defending champion in those events has the quickness and ability to get out of the blocks fast and maintain a lead.

   Kohala high jumpers Ethan Meikle and Kelson Kawai both cleared 6’ 4” during the BIIF championships which rank them in the top five in the state.  Kamehameha’s Shane Brostek ranks third in the state for the shot put and Keaau’s Daniel Brooks third in the 800 meter run.

   A big question mark is whether or not Honokaa’s distance runner Chris Mosch will be fully recovered to run in the grueling 3K.  Mosch hurt himself prior to last week’s BIIF championships and wasn’t able to compete.  Should he be at full strength he would be the BIIF best hope to medal in that event.

   Unlike the girl’s team title, the boy’s title appears up for grabs with several schools vying for top honors.  “Kamehameha-Kapalama has the inside track to win the team title for the boys,” Weaver said.  “Waimea of Kauai and Punahou look to be contenders as well.”

   As for the BIIF boys team champions: “It’s our goal to finish in the top 10 at state,” Weaver said.  “If things go our way it is possible, but you never know as anything can happen at a state meet.”

May 14, 2010 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kohala Duo Leads BIIF in High Jump

Kohala is a quant, quiet little village on the north end of the island, but something must be going on as they have produced two of the finest high jumpers in high school track.

   Ethan Meikle and Kelson Kawai are making a name for themselves as the Cowboys from Kohala are leading the Big Island Interscholastic Federation for their ability to leap over a cross bar.

   While most of the high jumpers in the BIIF are struggling to clear 5’ 10” the Kohala duo jumped 6’ 2” on their first attempt this past Saturday at Keaau.

Ethan Meikle

Meikle, who stands at 6’ 2”, cleared his own height for the first time in his track & field career.  “My previous best this season was 6’ 1” and last season I couldn’t go higher than 5’ 10”,” he said.

   Meikle credits a lot of his success to attending a high jump camp last summer.  “I went to the Dwight Stone camp during the summer in Irvine, California,” Meikle said.  “From the camp I learned a lot of drills and how to improve my technique which I passed on to my coach here at Kohala.”

   Coaching Meikle and Kawai is Maria Bunyi who admits to being a student of the high jump.  “I only started learning about high jump two years ago when the boys showed an interest in trying it,” she said.

   Since that time Bunyi has read everything she could on the high jump and has introduced a variety of drills to improve technique.

   “The boys are dedicated and they work very hard,” Bunyi said.  “We work on technique and approach along with hip movement.”

   Besides working on a variety of polymeric skills Bunyi has also gotten the duo to take part In 90 minute yoga sessions twice per week to improve flexibility.

Kelson Kawai

“We trust our coach as she knows what she’s talking about,” Kawai said.  “Yoga, imagery, form drills, it all works.”

   Kawai, who stands at 5’ 7”, cleared 6’ 2” earlier in the season before injuring his foot in the triple jump.  “I needed to take a couple weeks off to allow that injury to heal,” he said. 

   But after clearing 6’ 2” on his first try Kawai checked into the triple jump event and on his first jump reinjured his foot.  While teammate Meikle was attempting to clear 6’ 4” Kawai could only watch as he limped across the field.

   Both Kawai and Meikle lead the BIIF in the high jump and are tied for fourth in the state with their 6’ 2” clearance.  But Kawai believes that in order to win the state championship they will need to go a lot higher.

   “I’d like to be the state champ, but it’s going to take a jump of 6’ 5” or higher,” Kawai said.  “Anything is possible if we put our mind to it.”

Tia Greenwell

On the track it was Honokaa’s Tialana Greenwell winning both distance races in convincing fashion.  Greenwell, who has struggled during most of the track season, is the three time BIIF cross-country champion.

   “I just haven’t been feeling it this season,” Greenwell admitted after winning the 3000.  “Mentally I wasn’t myself and there had been a lot of external pressure which brought my self confidence down.”

   But on Saturday it was the old Greenwell emerging to first win the 1500 meter run in 5 minutes 15.33 seconds with Hilo’s Traci Palermo and Keaau’s Deann Nishimura-Thornton close behind.

   Then later in the evening Greenwell led the 3000 race from start to finish with teammate Athena Oldfather trying to keep pace, winning in the leagues fastest time of 11:36.

   “I know I need to work a little harder to get to states, but after today my confidence is back and it feels good,” Greenwell said.

Ua Ruedy

In a surprise race it was relative unknown, Konawaena freshman Ua Ruedy, running the girls 300 meter hurdles for the very first time and winning the event in 49.37 seconds, the fastest time in the BIIF this season.

   “I just tried the hurdles last week and I think the 300 is something that I can be really good at,” Ruedy said.  “I like the 300 hurdles way better than the 100 hurdles because there is more space between the hurdles and I can gain more speed.”

   Ruedy ran the 300 like a seasoned runner and didn’t miss a beat going over each hurdle on her right foot to lead the league on her very first try.

   One of the best races of the day came towards the end of the venue when the boy’s 200 meter dash featured some of the fastest runners on the island.

   Waiakea’s Ka’imi Scott got out of the blocks perfectly and pulled away from the talented field in the first half of the race.  During the final 100 Keaau’s Jesse Huihui came flying down the straight away to pull up to Scott’s shoulder and out of nowhere came Kau’s Jacob Edwards with a fierce kick.

   Edwards, who earlier recorded the best triple jump distance in the state, had a slow start out of the blocks and looked to be out of the race, but the gritty senior made it a three way affair in what was a photo finish at the line.

   Three one-hundredths of a second separated the three talented sprinters with Scott (22.47) getting the win followed by Edwards and Huihui.  All three boys made state qualifying time for the 200.

   “I’ve been working on my block starts all week,” Scott said.  “Getting out to a fast start is something that I’ve been practicing and it paid off today.”

   This Saturday the BIIF will conclude its regular season with an all-schools meet at Keaau.  Field events began at 2 pm with running events starting at 3 pm.

April 26, 2010 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Track Results from Kona – Top 6

Keaau boys win, girls place second

BIIF All Comers                                Konawaena High School  – 4/17/2010                     Kealakekua, HI                            Results                                    

Girls 100 Meter Dash

  1 Kristina Padrigo          FR Ka’u                     13.57   5  10  

  2 Alyssa Hoshida            JR Hilo                     13.58   2   8  

  3 Katie Aguilar             SO Honokaa                  13.59   5   6  

  4 Erika Cushnie             SR Waiakea                  13.63   1   4  

  5 Lyndsey Neubecker         SO Kealakehe                13.72   5   2  

  6 Kailyn Chock              SR Waiakea                  13.75   5   1  

Girls 200 Meter Dash

  1 MACKENZIE Buckner         JR Hawaii Prep              27.97   4  10  

  2 Katie Aguilar             SO Honokaa                  28.10   4   8  

  3 Pamela Lynn               JR Hawaii Prep              28.48   4   6  

  4 Jo-Lynn Kahala-Minzer     SR Kealakehe                29.00   4   4  

  5 Jasmine Fojas             FR Hawaii Prep              29.13   1   2  

  6 Erika Cushnie             SR Waiakea                  29.21   3   1  

Girls 400 Meter Dash

  1 Randi Estrada             SO Keaau                  1:01.61   3  10  

  2 Kaila Voss                SO Kealakehe              1:03.79   3   8  

  3 Zoe Sims                  FR Hawaii Prep            1:04.00   3   6  

  4 Katie Aguilar             SO Honokaa                1:05.31   3   4  

  5 Nadia Ramirez             JR Hilo                   1:05.49   3   2  

  6 Vandey Okinaka            FR Waiakea                1:07.17   1   1  

Girls 800 Meter Run

  1 Kailyn Chock              SR Waiakea                2:28.77   10  

  2 Deann Nishimura-Thornton  SO Keaau                  2:34.00    8  

  3 Kela Vargas               JR Hawaii Prep            2:35.81    6  

  4 Kelsie Kobayashi          SO Waiakea                2:37.15    4  

  5 Levi Mabuni                  Makua Lani             2:38.35    2  

  6 Mary Josephine Osorio     JR Kohala                 2:45.29    1  

Girls 1500 Meter Run

  1 Deann Nishimura-Thornton  SO Keaau                  5:21.66   10  

  2 Traci Palermo             JR Hilo                   5:22.22    8  

  3 Kela Vargas               JR Hawaii Prep            5:25.66    6  

  4 Levi Mabuni                  Makua Lani             5:30.05    4  

  5 Tialana Greenwell         JR Honokaa                5:34.33    2  

  6 Claire Uyetake            SR Hilo                   5:38.82    1  

Girls 3000 Meter Run

  1 Kelsie Kobayashi          SO Waiakea               11:48.32   10  

  2 Tialana Greenwell         JR Honokaa               11:52.04    8  

  3 Shalila De Bourmont       SO Hilo                  12:05.97    6  

  4 Grace Choe                SO Makua Lani            12:20.49    4  

  5 Zoe Sims                  FR Hawaii Prep           12:31.16    2  

  6 Athena Oldfather          SR Honokaa               12:44.90    1  

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

  1 Lana Queen                JR Hawaii Prep              17.08   3  10  

  2 Bree Delacruz             SO Hilo                     17.74   3   8  

  3 Azmera Hammouri-Davis     SO Keaau                    18.25   3   6  

  4 Chelsea Ashimine          JR Hawaii Prep              18.31   1   4  

  5 Cathryn Orton             SR Kealakehe                18.57   3   2  

  6 Alisha Gangwes            SR Ka’u                     18.76   3   1  

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

  1 Lana Queen                JR Hawaii Prep              50.00   3  10  

  2 Azmera Hammouri-Davis     SO Keaau                    50.20   3   8  

  3 Jasmine Ward              SO Konawaena                51.34   3   6  

  4 Raycee Cooke              SO Hilo                     52.69   3   4  

  5 Bree Delacruz             SO Hilo                     53.83   3   2  

  6 Chelsea Ashimine          JR Hawaii Prep              55.30   3   1  

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay

  1 Hawaii Preparatory Academy                            53.63   1  10  

  2 Keaau High School                                     54.55   1   8  

  3 Kealakehe                                             54.82   1   6  

  4 Ka’u High School                                      56.26   1   4  

  5 Keaau High School  ‘B’                                59.26   2

  6 Hawaii Preparatory Academy  ‘B’                     1:01.78   2

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

  1 Keaau High School                                   4:21.99   10  

  2 Hawaii Preparatory Academy                          4:27.12    8  

  3 Kealakehe                                           4:32.43    6  

  4 Ka’u High School                                    4:53.58    4  

  5 Hawaii Preparatory Academy  ‘B’                     5:01.88 

Girls High Jump

  1 Erika Cushnie             SR Waiakea                5-00.00   10   

  2 Kaila Voss                SO Kealakehe              4-10.00    8  

  3 Randi Estrada             SO Keaau                 J4-10.00    6  

  4 Kelsi Nishina             JR Hawaii Prep            4-08.00    4  

  5 Holly Lambert             SR Waiakea                4-06.00    1.50

  5 Rachel Bianchi               Kealakehe              4-06.00    1.50

Girls Pole Vault

  1 Sydney Budde              SO Hawaii Prep            8-00.00   10  

  2 Kaylee Rapoza             FR Hilo                  J8-00.00    8  

  3 Carissa Bell-Chase        SR Honokaa                7-00.00    5  

  3 Shina Chung               SO Hilo                   7-00.00    5  

  5 Taylor Esaki              SO Hawaii Prep           J7-00.00    2  

  6 Rose Nakamura             FR Hilo                  J7-00.00    1  

  7 Natalie Orevella          SO Hilo                   6-06.00 

  8 Lillie Davis              FR Keaau                 J6-06.00 

  9 Autumn Miyares Thompson   FR Keaau                  6-00.00 

 — Abyssinia Hammouri-Davis  FR Keaau                       NH 

Girls Long Jump

  1 Kaila Voss                SO Kealakehe             14-04.50   10  

  2 Azmera Hammouri-Davis     SO Keaau                 14-03.50    8  

  3 Pamela Lynn               JR Hawaii Prep           14-00.75    6  

  4 Jasmine Ward              SO Konawaena             13-11.25    4  

  5 Sara Drennan              JR Hawaii Prep           13-01.00    2  

  6 Karley Swain              SO Waiakea               13-00.00    1  

Girls Triple Jump

  1 Azmera Hammouri-Davis     SO Keaau                 31-09.25   10  

  2 Lana Queen                JR Hawaii Prep           30-00.00    8  

  3 Pamela Lynn               JR Hawaii Prep           28-10.50    6  

  4 Sara Drennan              JR Hawaii Prep           27-01.75    4  

  5 MACKENZIE Buckner         JR Hawaii Prep           26-11.00    2  

  6 Rachel Bianchi               Kealakehe             26-06.50    1  

Girls Shot Put

  1 Linda Sunia               JR Hilo                  33-03.00   10  

  2 Misilosa Uulopa           JR Konawaena             30-08.00    8  

  3 Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo        SR Keaau                 30-02.75    6  

  4 Angeline Hoke             SR Waiakea               28-04.75    4  

  5 Siuleo Enos               SR Pahoa                 28-03.25    2  

  6 Jessica Muskat            SO Honokaa               28-02.25    1  

Girls Discus Throw

  1 Linda Sunia               JR Hilo                 103-09.75   10  

  2 Janna Urakami             JR Waiakea                 100-05    8  

  3 Jacquelyn Kaio-Goo        SR Keaau                    99-10    6  

  4 Matelita Tamoefalau       SO Konawaena             94-05.50    4  

  5 Jessica Muskat            SO Honokaa               90-11.50    2  

  6 Shyla Ronia               SR Keaau                 86-06.50    1  

Boys 100 Meter Dash

  1 Jesse Huihui              SO Keaau                    11.29   8  10  

  2 Kaimi Scott               SR Waiakea                  11.39   8   8  

  3 Rocky Lominario           SR Kealakehe                11.41   8   6  

  4 Jacob Edwards             SR Ka’u                     11.42   8   4  

  5 Shannon White             SR Keaau                    11.69   8   2  

  6 Kawohi Schutte            SO Hawaii Prep              11.71   8   1  

Boys 200 Meter Dash

  1 Jesse Huihui              SO Keaau                    22.96   6  10  

  2 Kaimi Scott               SR Waiakea                  23.04   6   8  

  3 Owen Cooper               SR Waiakea                  23.31   6   6  

  4 Luca Walter               SO Kealakehe                23.93   6   4  

  5 Damien Packer             SO Keaau                    23.98   3   2  

  6 Brock Namyo               SO Kealakehe                24.27   1   1  

Boys 400 Meter Dash

  1 Kaimi Scott               SR Waiakea                  51.35   4  10  

  2 Luca Walter               SO Kealakehe                52.05   4   8  

  3 Owen Cooper               SR Waiakea                  52.52   4   6  

  4 Dylan Steele              SR Kealakehe                52.93   4   4  

  5 Jordan Decoito            SR Hilo                     53.89   4   2  

  6 Cameron Calistro          SR Hilo                     54.84   1   1  

Boys 800 Meter Run

  1 Daniel Brooks             SR Keaau                  2:04.10   10  

  2 Dylan Steele              SR Kealakehe              2:06.91    8  

  3 Ethan Meikle              SR Kohala                 2:07.94    6  

  4 Jackson Halford           SO Waiakea                2:10.22    4  

  5 Juan Sepulveda            SO Kealakehe              2:11.24    2  

  6 Kevin Olsen               JR Keaau                  2:16.77    1  

Boys 1500 Meter Run

  1 Joshua Robinson           JR Honokaa                4:29.59   10  

  2 Chayce Moniz              SO Honokaa                4:30.92    8  

  3 Juan Sepulveda            SO Kealakehe              4:33.31    6  

  4 Geoff Whitener            JR Kealakehe              4:42.34    4  

  5 Wayne Pavao               JR Keaau                  4:46.14    2  

  6 Shawn Andrada             SR Keaau                  4:53.42    1  

Boys 3000 Meter Run

  1 Daniel Brooks             SR Keaau                  9:40.88   10  

  2 Geoff Whitener            JR Kealakehe              9:48.96    8  

  3 Jackson Halford           SO Waiakea                9:50.09    6  

  4 Tyde Kunishiro            JR Hilo                  10:09.84    4  

  5 Kevin Olsen               JR Keaau                 10:16.07    2  

  6 Andrew Langtree           FR St Joseph             10:22.08    1  

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

  1 Jacob Edwards             SR Ka’u                     14.47   2  10  

  2 Damien Packer             SO Keaau                    16.56   2   8  

  3 Sai Weiss                 SR Hilo                     17.58   2   6  

  4 Dylan Oakes               FR Hawaii Prep              18.08   1   4  

  5 Yasu Miyakawa             SO Hawaii Prep              19.04   1   2  

  6 Rick Micheals             JR Hilo                     19.05   1   1  

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

  1 Jacob Edwards             SR Ka’u                     38.80   3  10  

  2 Dylan Oakes               FR Hawaii Prep              43.99   3   8  

  3 Cliff Eriksson            SO Keaau                    44.20   3   6  

  4 Aaron Pa’ani Ashcroft     SR Kealakehe                44.81   3   4  

  5 Rick Micheals             JR Hilo                     45.33   3   2  

  6 Michael Rabara            FR Konawaena                45.88   1   1  

Boys 4×100 Meter Relay

  1 Keaau High School                                     44.97   10  

  2 Kealakehe                                             45.98    8  

  3 Hilo                                                  46.74    6  

  4 Hilo  ‘B’                                             48.23 

  5 Honoka’a                                              49.52    4  

  6 Hawaii Preparatory Academy  ‘B’                       50.30 

Boys 4×400 Meter Relay

  1 Kealakehe                                           3:44.40   10  

  2 Keaau High School                                   3:44.77    8  

  3 Honoka’a                                            3:47.33    6  

  4 Hawaii Preparatory Academy                          3:50.79    4  

  5 Keaau High School  ‘B’                              4:01.36 

  6 Ka’u High School                                    4:17.98    2  

Boys High Jump

  1 Ethan Meikle              SR Kohala                 6-00.00   10  

  2 George Twigg-Smith           Hawaii Prep            5-10.00    8  

  3 Jacob St George           SR Waiakea                5-04.00    6  

  4 Robert Mockchew           JR Kealakehe              5-02.00    3  

  4 Ikaika Kua-Nachor         SR Kealakehe              5-02.00    3  

  5 Ka’u Eggers               SO Keaau                 J5-02.00    1  

  6 Hunter Wilburn            JR Waiakea               J5-02.00 

Boys Pole Vault

  1 Wong Ly                   SR Hilo                  11-00.00   10  

  2 Nelson Enos               SO Keaau                J11-00.00    8  

  3 Ka’u Eggers               SO Keaau                 10-06.00    6  

  4 Nick Ito                  SO Kealakehe              9-06.00    4  

  5 Katon Pestano             FR Hilo                   8-06.00    2  

  6 Josh Whitehead            SO Kealakehe              8-00.00    1  

Boys Long Jump

  1 Jacob Edwards             SR Ka’u                  19-11.50   10  

  2 Johnny Chow               FR Keaau                 19-02.50    8  

  3 Steven Combes             SR Ka’u                  19-01.25    6  

  4 George Twigg-Smith           Hawaii Prep           18-07.50    4  

  5 Talon Ota                 FR Keaau                 18-07.25    2  

  6 Michael Morikawa          FR Waiakea               18-05.75    1  

Boys Triple Jump

  1 Travis Winters            SO Waiakea               39-07.25   10  

  2 George Twigg-Smith           Hawaii Prep           39-01.00    8  

  3 Michael Morikawa          FR Waiakea               38-00.00    6  

  4 Ka’u Eggers               SO Keaau                 37-06.50    4  

  5 Ryne Uemura               JR Waiakea               37-04.50    2  

  6 Landru Parker             SR Keaau                 36-05.25    1  

Boys Shot Put

Shane Brostek             SO Hawaii Prep           49-02.00   10  

  2 Dathan Toribio            SR Keaau                 42-04.00    8  

  3 Robert Mockchew           JR Kealakehe             40-09.00    6  

  4 Jake Jordan               SR Kealakehe             40-00.00    4  

  5 Zane Demello              JR Konawaena             38-08.25    2  

  6 Dane Demello              SR Konawaena             38-05.25    1  

Boys Discus Throw

  1 Shane Brostek             SO Hawaii Prep             139-06   10  

  2 Jake Jordan               SR Kealakehe            134-02.50    8  

  3 Kyle Tirrell              JR Hilo                    124-06    6  

  4 Robert Mockchew           JR Kealakehe            122-06.50    4  

  5 Gabby Padillo             JR Kealakehe            121-11.75    2  

  6 Dathan Toribio            SR Keaau                   116-05    1  

                    Women – Team Rankings – 16 Events Scored

    1) Hawaii Preparatory Academy 125        2) Keaau High School          97  

    3) Hilo                        73        4) Waiakea                    55.50

    5) Kealakehe                   48.50     6) Honoka’a                   37  

    7) Konawaena                   22        8) Ka’u High School           19  

    9) Makua Lani                  10       10) Pahoa                       2  

   11) Kohala High School           1                                          

                    Men – Team Rankings – 16 Events Scored

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    1) Keaau High School          121        2) Kealakehe                 108  

    3) Waiakea                     73        4) Hawaii Preparatory Academ  59  

    5) Ka’u High School            44        6) Hilo                       40  

    7) Honoka’a                    28        8) Kohala High School         16  

    9) Konawaena                    4       10) Saint Joseph                1

April 17, 2010 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Big Dog’s BIIF Boys cross-country, Projected State Qualifiers

Start of Boys race at CLA

Start of Boys race at CLA

Every two weeks the Big Dog will project the leading (3) teams in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross-country, along with the top 11 individual runners and the 5 alternate runners. 

The top three teams, along with the top 11 individual runners outside of those three teams, will be heading to the state championship held in Kauai on November 1st.  The following is just Big Dog’s prediction as of Sept. 15, 2oo9.

BOYS:  TOP THREE TEAMS as of September 15, 2009

   HILO – Coach Bill McMahon

   KEAAU – Coach Donna Wong Yuen

   HONOKAA – defending BIIF champions, Coach Josh Abner

Top 11 individual runners for state qualifiers:

  1. Dylan Hardie-Jordan, Makua Lani
  2. Tyler Tsubota, Hawaii Preparatory Academy
  3. Juan Sepulveda, Kealakehe
  4. Frank Chi, Waiakea
  5. Jackson Halford, Waiakea
  6. Brant Mabuni, Makua Lani
  7. Jeremy Grotenhuis, Christian Liberty Academy
  8. Logan Martin, Hawaii Preparatory Academy
  9. Jesse Tarnes, Parker
  10.   Jacob Andrade, St. Joseph
  11.   Ethan Meikle, Kohala

 TOP 5 Alternates:

  1. Russ Hapgood, HPA
  2. Jordan Grotenhuis, CLA
  3. Casey Chai, Kamehameha
  4. Justin Macy, HPA
  5. Matthew Katibah, St. Joseph

September 15, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment