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BIIF GIRLS Top 50 – Sims defends titles

BIIF Cross Country Championships
                                Hawaii Prep
                            October 19, 2012              


Place TmPl No.  Name               Yr School                    Varsity_
===== ==== ==== ================== == ========================= ========
    1    1  F36 ZOE SIMS           12 Hawaii Prep               21:11.00
    2    2  F41 KRISTIANA VAN PERN 11 Hawaii Prep               21:44.05
    3    3  F22 ERIN EVANS         9  Hawaii Prep               21:56.60
    4    4  F52 MEHANA SABADO-HALP 10 Hilo                      22:21.55
    5    5  F46 CARMEN GARSON-SHUM 11 Hilo                      22:48.10
    6    6  F40 KELLY ULRICH       11 Hawaii Prep               22:49.30
    7    7 F133 JOY CHOE           11 Makua Lani                22:51.15
    8    8  F91 KAHALA HUDDLESTON  9  Kamehameha (hawaii)       23:10.15
    9    9 F121 KARI VAN MOLS      12 Kealakehe                 23:19.25
   10   10  F26 MARIAH HAIGHT      11 Hawaii Prep               23:27.00
   11   11  F94 TEHANI JONES       12 Kamehameha (hawaii)       23:27.60
   12   12  F21 EMILY EVANS        12 Hawaii Prep               23:31.05
   13   13  F30 VERONICA LADWIG    11 Hawaii Prep               23:51.80
   14   14 F135 KEILI DORN         10 Makua Lani                23:59.70
   15   15 F108 NATALIE HAGEMANN   12 Kea’au                    24:01.45
   16      F130 SHAYLI NAKAMOTO    10 Konawaena                 24:01.75
   17   16 F144 MARIKO LANGEVIN    12 Parker                    24:06.30
   18       F57 KELLY GREENWELL    12 Honokaa                   24:06.35
   19       F54 HILDHANG ADONA     11 Honokaa                   24:20.20
   20   17  F79 KERA AKIYAMA       12 Kamehameha (hawaii)       24:22.30
   21   18  F90 LAYN TAYLOR GLENN  9  Kamehameha (hawaii)       24:25.35
   22   19  F51 KAYLEE RAPOZA      12 Hilo                      24:34.45
   23   20  F43 JORDYN BREITHARTH  11 Hilo                      24:37.60
   24   21 F143 MARIE JOBES        11 Parker                    24:39.15
   25   22  F92 TIANA IWATA        11 Kamehameha (hawaii)       24:40.50
   26   23 F160 SKYE OMBAC         11 Waiakea                   24:40.70
   27   24  F99 MAKENA WAGNER      9  Kamehameha (hawaii)       24:48.70
   28   25  F85 MIKELA CABEL       11 Kamehameha (hawaii)       25:19.65
   29   26 F138 HANNAH SHIMIZU     9  Makua Lani                25:23.25
   30   27 F146 KIANA BARUELA      11 Waiakea                   25:36.15
   31      F124 LEIGN-ANN RIVERA   11 Kohala                    25:42.65
   32   28  F42 NINA BEAN          10 Hilo                      25:49.70
   33   29 F145 MAIA TARNAS        10 Parker                    25:51.85
   34   30 F118 MARISSA BRYANT-MAN 10 Kealakehe                 26:29.20
   35   31 F134 MERCEDES DECARLI   12 Makua Lani                26:29.95
   36   32  F45 KAITLYN FUNAL      10 Hilo                      27:00.65
   37   33 F158 VANDEY OKINAKA     12 Waiakea                   27:03.60
   38   34   F6 CLARA SHEFFIELD    11 Christian Liberty         27:24.40
   39   35 F141 TAYLYN BOYETTE     12 Parker                    27:29.25
   40   36 F116 DESIREE SUMAOANG   12 Kea’au                    27:33.00
   41   37 F142 MADDY HARPER       10 Parker                    27:33.05
   42   38 F117 RILEY ARROYO       9  Kealakehe                 27:38.45
   43   39  F47 BAILEY HONDA       11 Hilo                      27:38.55
   44   40 F157 JORDAN MELCHOR     10 Waiakea                   27:39.45
   45      F131 LINNEA SINGLETON   10 Konawaena                 27:47.35
   46   41 F120 MAISIE KENNEY      9  Kealakehe                 27:47.45
   47   42 F137 BRIANNE KUPERUS    9  Makua Lani                27:51.20
   48   43 F150 JILLIAN HUGHES     12 Waiakea                   27:54.00
   49   44   F5 ADDISON REESE      9  Christian Liberty         27:54.40
   50   45 F106 AVERY JARRIS       12 Kea’au                    28:12.00


October 19, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF track and field season gets a running start on Saturday

     It’s never easy to dethrone a champion and this track & field season won’t be any different as the Big Island Interscholastic Federation defending girls and boys champions look for a repeat.

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s girls and Waiakea boys look to defend their team titles when the BIIF gets a running start with dual season openers at Kamehameha and Konawaena on Saturday.

“We return a young, but experienced girls team,” Veteran Ka Makani Coach Pat Lau said.

“Our strength will be with our distance girls in events of 400 meters and above.”

Lau has the luxury of having the entire 2011 girl’s state champion cross country team on the track.

Zoe Sims, last year’s 1500 meter state champion along with Kristiana Van Pernis who placed in both the 1500 and 800 meter events at states, will headline the talented Ka Makani distance squad.

“Besides our distance girls we have two strong finishers in pole vault, Sydney Budde and Taylor Esaki,” Lau said.

Experience is the name of the game with HPA having two hurdlers in Emily Evans and Katie Case which give firepower and depth to Ka Makani track squad.

“In the rest of the events we have a lot of new girls and they should do well,” Lau said.

Lau also has a host of talent to choose from with another large turnout on the track.

“This year we have another big  team with 47 girls and 32 boys, most are still learning,” Lau said.  “Pole vault alone will have 11 athletes with only 4 having experience.”

Lau points to his coaches which are working hard at finding the right events for each of his athletes.

“Our coaches will spend time with each and every one of them to find how they can best contribute to the team,” Lau said.

The HPA boys return state shot put and discus champion Shane Brostek and Lau feels that he will have another great year.

“Our senior leader is Kayden Haleakala in the pole vault and sprints,” Lau said.  “We expect a few surprises in the hurdles and jumps with our young boys.”

Defending boy’s team champions, Waiakea, return most of their squad from last season which have coaches Mary Jane and Lance Tominaga looking for a repeat.

“We’re expecting our returnees to contribute in their events,” MJ Tominaga said.

The Tominaga’s have high expectations for Mauna Palama-Danielson, throws, Jackson Halford, Ian McQuate and Keoni Rice in the mid to long distance races, Michael Morikawa and Kevin Nicolas in the hurdles and jumps and Colton Austria in sprints.

“We have about 40 athletes on the boy’s side and we expect some of our new additions to be key contributors to this year’s team,” Coach Tominaga said.  “We feel the team will be competitive as we have the depth to field athlete in every event except for pole vault.”

Waiakea has a small girl’s team with 15 and the Tominaga’s agree that they lack the depth of the boy’s squad.

Key individuals for the Warrior girls will come from Kelsie Kobayashi in distance, Haley Rasse, mid distance and Teisha Nacis in sprints.

Around the rest of the league:

KEAAU will field a large squad of 77 athletes, but according to Coach Vicky Chai-Guerpo most are young and have raw talent.

“We have a close knit group of kids who are focused on doing their best,” Chai-Guerpo said.  “Our goal is to be a ‘brotherhood’ caring about each other and if we accomplish this, then a win may follow.”

The Cougars will rely on the experience of a sprint core made up of Jesse Huihui, Damien Packer, and Alexander Engdahl. Teammates Cliff Ericksson, jumps and hurdles; Nelson Enos, pole vault; Talon Ota, jumps and 400; Joey Aquino, high jump; Randi Estrada, sprints; and Deann Nishimura-Thornton at distance events.

HILO with veteran coach Bill McMahon has a good turnout of mostly young girls and he is trying to see how they will develop.

“Our girls will bring back Carmen Garson-Shumway at distance, along with Shina Chung at Pole Vault,” McMahon said.

The Viking boys will see Zack Atagi in the discus and shot.

“Our boys had a good turnout but almost all are new guys so we don’t know what we have yet,” McMahon said.  “We are going to try to be competitive.”

HONOKAA – One of the league’s best distance coaches, Josh Abner, brings with him one of the strongest 1500 and 3K runners on the track in Chase Moniz along with brothers Robert and Tony Conners handling the mid distance. 

“I also have high expectations for our 4×400 meter relay team and sprints with the addition of Dylan Oanadasan, Brooks McVey, and Koa Phenice returning,” Abner said.

Abner also noted that Josh Tobias will join the team, after a fantastic soccer season.

For the Dragon girls Abner has high hopes for Hildhang Adona and Kelly Greenwell in the distance races along with Nahe Lau and Yvonne Daniels in the sprint events.

KAU – has a new coach, but a familiar face on campus, Kapua Lapera returns to her alma mater after graduating and running cross country for the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

The Trojans return one of the islands fastest sprinter and jumper in junior Christina Padrigo. 

Marley Stand-Nicolaisen, triple jump and hurdles along with teammate Alika Kaopua, the BIIF triple jump champion will also be a highlight for Kau.

KAMEHAMEHA – Under head coach Kimo Weaver always produces outstanding hurdlers who have gone on to win state titles.  Weaver is a master coach in the hurdles as that is his area of expertise.

The Warriors will carry between 20 and 30 boys and another 20 to 30 girls, according to Weaver.

Outstanding returnees include Kaenen Aukai Akau in the long jump and sprints along with Chelsea Poe in sprints and relays and Alyssa Lehua McGuire in the hurdles, pole vault and relays.

“Our strengths are in the jumps, but we are a young and inexperienced team,” Weaver said. “Our main goal is to simple get better every week and having fun doing it.”

KONAWAENA –  Wildcat coaches Kuulei Saole and Kuulika Taveras return some super star power in Ua Ruedy, the defending state champion in the 300 hurdles and Lita Taomoefalau who placed third in the BIIF throws.

The big question was whether or not basketball great Lia Galderia will compete as she was questionable going into the preseason while she was still working on preparing for college, according to a school source.

Galderia, a muli talented athlete will appear in action on the BIIF track scene, as her presence will add a boost to the Wildcat program according to sources within the BIIF.

The BIIF regular track and field season gets a leaping start this Saturday as West side schools head to Kona with East side running on the Kamehameha Keaau track.

Both venues start with field events at 9 am and running events commencing at 10 am.

March 30, 2012 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF 1500 meter results – Kohala’s Osorio wins first race

Mary Jo Osoria wins 1500

Girls 1500 Meter Run

 BIIFQualify: B 6:24.00                                                       

  HHSAA Auto: A 5:08.34                                                       

  HHSAA Cons: C 5:26.24                                                       

1 Mary Jo Osorio            SR Kohala                  5:41.84B  10  

  2 Shalila de Bourmont       JR Hilo                    5:42.76B   8  

  3 Veronica Ladwig           FR Hawaii Prep             5:44.16B   6  

  4 Hildhang Adona               Honokaa                 5:48.62B   4  

  5 Kaylee Rapoza             SO Hilo                    6:00.04B   2  

  6 Tiana Iwata               FR Kamehameha HI           6:04.51B   1  

Boys 1500 Meter Run

BIIFQualify: B 5:20.00                                                     HHSAA Auto: A 4:19.64                                                        HHSAA Cons: C 4:29.94                                                       

  1 Shawn Doll                JR Kamehameha HI            4:38.11B  10  

  2 Jordan Grotenhuis         SO Christian Libert         4:38.18B   8  

  3 Geoff Whitener               Kealakehe                4:39.57B   6  

  4 Seth Halcomb              JR Konawaena                4:46.83B   4  

  5 Wayne Pavao               SR Keaau                    4:46.94B   2

  6 Ryuta Yoda                SO Hawaii Prep              4:53.87    1   

April 10, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment