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Big Dogs Boys Cross County Top 20 in the State of Hawaii – mid season 2011

Rocky #5 in HHSAA

BIG DOG’s MID SEASON Boys Top 20 Predictions

1)  Elliot Estrada (12) Leilehua 

2)   Troy Esaki (12) Iolani  

3)   Charles Akiona (11) Kamehameha-Oahu        4) Nilolai Scharer  Punahou

 5) Rocky Balala (12) Maui            6) Nicola Perez-Garre  Maui

7) Dylan Martinez (11) Leilehua     8) Gianni Cuadrado (11) Kapolei

9)  Sebastian Barahal  Punahou      10)  James Pearson (11) Baldwin

11)  Jackson Halford (12) Waiakea   12)  Sam Choe (11) Iolani        

13) Joshua Freitas (12) Kamehameha-Oahu                        

14)  Zachary Carvalho (11) Mililani            15)  Angelito Cuaresma (12) Maui                     

16)  Royce Yamane (11) Mililani                17)  Andrew Langtry (11) St. Joseph

18)  Branden Miya (12) Leilehua            19)  Kelvin Abe (12) Hawaii Baptist

T20) Shawn Correa Doll (12) Kamehameha Hawaii   

T20)  Paven Sinn (12) Mililani              T20)

September 29, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Dog’s Boys HHSAA Preseason X-C Predictions

Jesse Tarnas #19

            BIG DOG’s PRESEASON Boys Top 20 Predictions

1)  Troy Esaki (12) Iolani

2) Charles Akiona (11) Kamehameha-Oahu

3) Elliot Estrada (12) Leilehue  4) Gianni Cuadrado (11) Kapolei

5) James Pearson (11) Baldwin

6) Sam Choe (11) Iolani         7) Joshua Herr (11) Kauai        8) Rocky Balala (12) Maui

9) Joshua Freitas (12) Kamehameha-Oahu                        10)  Chayce Moniz (12) Honokaa

11)  Zachary Carvalho (11) Mililani                    12)  Jackson Halford (12) Waiakea

13)  Angelito Cuaresma (12) Maui                      14)  Dylan Martinez (11) Leilehua

15)  Royce Yamane (11) Mililani                          16)  Andrew Langtry (11) St. Joseph

17)  Branden Miya (12) Leilehua                         18)  Kelvin Abe (12) Hawaii Baptist

19)  Jesse Tarnas (12) Parker   T20)  Paven Sinn (12) Mililani  T20) Cameron Dapkins (10) Radford

August 16, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Some of Hawaii’s Best Harriers Run at Western Regionals

Western Regional x-c championships

High School Western Regional Cross Country Races

Races held on Dec. 4 at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

Several of Hawaii best pre harriers participated in the Footlocker cross country regional races recently and the group was headed by HHSAA champion Margarito Martinez who finished 14th overall (16:07) and Island School’s Pierce Murphy 32nd in 16:26 in the seeded races.

Margarito’s younger brother, Dylan placed 36th in the All West freshman/sophomore race in a time of 17:54.  The Martinez brothers represent Leilehua as the Mules brought several runners to participate in the prestigious race.

Honokaa’s Chris Mosch clocked the fourth fastest time for runners from Hawaii finishing in 17 minutes 41 seconds in the Senior Boy’s race for a 45th overall finish.

Kapolei’s Gianni Cuadrado was 11th in the freshman/sophomore race finishing in a time of 17 minutes 45 seconds.  Pearl City’s Zachary Villarmia clocked 19:02 and placed 58th.

Runners at the Western Regional’s needed to finish in the top 10 to qualify for Nationals.  No Hawaii runner qualified.

For more information on finishers results go to: http://www.footlockercc.com/2010/results/west/Results/4S.pdf

December 8, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Dog’s Boys Top 20 HHSAA cross country predictions

Honokaa's Chris Mosch wins at Kamehameha Invite over talented Iolani runners

BIG DOG’s Top 20 BOYS in HHSAA Cross Country – Predictions

1)      Margarito Martinez, Leilehua, senior, will repeat as HHSAA champ

2)      Pierce Murphy, Island School, senior, state runner-up will give Martinez a strong challenge.

3)      Jordan Thibodeau, Kamehameha-Oahu, senior

4)      Dylan Martinez, Leilehua, sophomore

5)      Chris Mosch, Honokaa, senior, defending BIIF champ

6)      Ryan Hobson, Mid Pacific Institute, senior

7)       Troy Esaki, Iolani, junior

8)      Justin Higa, Iolani, senior

9)      Nikolai Scharer, Punahou, sophomore

10)  Gianni Cuadrado, Kapolei

11)  Royce Yamane, Mililani, sophomore

12)  Zach Furguson, Maui Prep, senior

13)  James Pearson, Baldwin, senior

14)  Chad Nakaoka, Hawaii Baptist Academy, senior

15)  Charles Akiona, Kamehameha-Oahu, sophomore

16)  Zachary Carvalho, Mililani, sophomore

17)  Angelito Cuaremsa, Maui High

18)  Joshua Robinson, Honokaa

19)  Borys Pleskacz, Iolani, senior

20)  Colton Sisler, St. Louis, senior

Leilehua should win the boys team title with Iolani coming in second, Kamehameha-Oahu third and Honokaa fourth.

October 14, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Big Dog’s Top 20 Boys H.S. Cross-Country Runners in the State of Hawaii

Margarito still #1 in Big Dog’s picks

BOYS Top 20 picks:

1)      Margarito Martinez, Leilehua, senior, will repeat as state champion and dominate OIAstill in  even though he loss at Kualoa to Murphy last week I’m still keeping him at #1.

2)      Pierce Murphy, Island School, senior, state runner-up he will give Martinez a strong challenge this year and successfully defend as Kauai champ

3)      Jordan Thibodeau, Kamehameha-Kapalama, senior

4)      Dylan Martinez, Leilehua, sophomore

5)      Troy Esaki, Iolani, junior

6)      Justin Higa, Iolani, senior

7)      Nikolai Scharer, Punahou, sophomore

8)      Elliot Estranda, Leilehua

9)      Zach Ferguson, Maui Prep, senior

10)  Ryan Hobson, Mid Pacific Institute, senior

11)  James Pearson, Baldwin, senior

12)  Chad Nakaoka, Hawaii Baptist Academy, senior

13)  Borys Pleskacz, Iolani, senior

14)  Colton Sisler, St. Louis, senior

15)  Gianni Cuadrado, Kapolei

16)  Casey Ryan, Pearl City

17)  Royce Yamane, Mililani

18)  Angelito Cuaremsa, Maui High

19)  Rocky Balala, Maui, junior, MIL champ

20)  Chris Mosch, Honokaa, senior

Leilehua should win the boys team title with Iolani coming in second, Kamehameha-Oahu third and Honokaa fourth.

For previous preseason predictions go to:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/big-dogs-boys-preseaon-x-c-favorites-for-2010/

 https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/big-dogs-early-season-boys-cross-country-favorites/

 

September 21, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments