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Boys Results from the CaneFire Conditioner held on 25 August 2012

DTeam Results — Boys

Hilo Honoka’a Kamehameha Waiakea HPA
1 1 2 8 5 12
2 3 7 9 6 16
3 11 14 10 18 20
4 22 15 13 19 23

Total 37 38 40 48 71

Kea’au Parker CLA Hualalai
1 17 4 25 29
2 21 27 28 33
3 23 30 32 34
4 26 31 36 35

Total 87 92 121 131

Individual Results — Boys

Names School Time
1 Stephen Hunter; Timon Skinner Hilo 33:59:93
2 Tony Conners; Brooks McVey Honoka’a 34:10:22
3 Isreal Sim; Max Panoff Hilo 34:50:74
4 Paul Gregg; Tyler McCullough Parker 35:11:43
5 Ian McQuate; Tyler Honda WKA 35:31:45
6 Dyson Sato; Mark Pacris WKA 35:36:27
7 Pedro Sanches; Clayton Robinson Honoka’a 36:07:57
8 Maka’ala Cruz; Malu Hammond Kam 36:10:17
9 Dallas Tada; Dayson Alip Kam 36:13:48
10 Jonah Knell; Colton Hill Kam 36:16:91
11 Hyrum Kim; Richard (Lance) Kerr Hilo 36:40:93
12 Walter Disney; Michael Spetich HPA 36:42:21
13 Kaimiola Ho; David Finley Kam 36:42:59
14 Evan Ishihara; Andrew Langtry WKA/StJ 36:59:78
15 Sean Quinlan; Sean Perala Honoka’a 37:07:96

August 28, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Dog’s top 20 in the state boys cross country

BIG DOG’s TOP 20 in Boys Cross Country for Fall 2012

  1. Dylan Martinez    Leilehua                    (This is where I need your help…I don’t know if they are still running)
  2. Charles Akiona    Kamehameha-Kapalama
  3. James Pearson    Baldwin
  4. Chris Olvers         Leilehua                           

    Ian McQuate

  5. Cedric Petty        Castle
  6. Ian McQuate    Waiakea
  7. Corban Kaikkonen  Lahainaluna
  8. Joshua Herr           Kauai
  9. David Clark            Iolani
  10.  Mark Inay            Campbell
  11.  Tomoyuki Murata  Kaiser
  12. Nikolai Scharer      Punahou
  13. Paul Enriquez         Pearl City
  14. David Clarke          Iolani
  15. Zachary Carvalho   Mililani
  16. Davis Kaahanui     Kamehameha-Kapalama
  17. Sebastian Barahal  Punahou
  18. Dakota Chapman   Roosevelt
  19. Cody McCorriston   Maui High
  20. Sam Choe                 Iolani

Punahou should win the boys team title followed by Leilehua and Kamehameha-Kapalama

August 24, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sunrise Athletics Track Club medals at Junior Olympics on Oahu

Members of the Sunrise Athletics Track & Field Club who participated in the Junior Olympic Association Championships on Oahu include, front row, left to right, Chase Kotomori, Stanley Belmes, Tobi Johnson, Teryn Tominaga, Ella Johnson, Akemi Tominaga; middle row, Deylan Okinaka, Kameron Reis, Tyler Clemens-Kailipaka; back row, coach Tyler Kubojiri, Kelsie Kobayashi, Jackson Halford, Vandey Okinaka, Karley Swain, Vanessa Ignacio,Carmen Garson-Shumway, coach Cassie Morigaki. Missing from photo: Saya Yabe, Colton Austria, Maria Calso, SheAnn Belmes,Tyler Honda, Dyson Sato, Tylan Reis, Ian McQuate, and coaches MJ and Lance Tominaga.

The Sunrise Athletics Track and Field club earned 23 medals and 10 ribbons at a Junior Olympics championship meet earlier this month at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The Big Island squad was coached by MJ Tominaga and Lance Tominaga, Lory Hunter, Cassie Morigaki, Cameron Nance, Tyler Kubojiri and Lourence Tolentino, and their athletes turned in some of the top times in the meet.

Carmen Garson-Shumway, a Hilo High School standout, outkicked her opponent on the final straightaway in the 800 meters to win in 2 minutes, 25.51 seconds, and she took second in the 1,500 meters.

In a 1,500 race in which only one second separated second and fourth place, Waiakea graduate Jackson Halford was runner-up and Waiakea junior Ian McQuate was fourth.

McQuate later claimed an uncontested 3,000.

Waiakea senior sprinter Colton Austria won silver in the 100 (11.65) and 400 (55.16).

Seventh-grader Tyler Clemens-Kailipaka showed off his speed in the sprints, capturing gold in the 200 and silver in the 100.

Meanwhile, Teryn Tominaga, and Tobi Johnson and Ella Johnson also earned medals or ribbons in their respective events

August 9, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiakea’s Jackson Halford is the one to beat in Boys 3000 meter run

Waiakea’s Jackon Halford won the boys 3000 at the Konawaena all schools BIIF track meet on 4/14 establishing himself as the one to beat in that event.

  1 Jackson Halford           SR Waiakea                         9:31.94    10 

  2 Ian McQuate               SO Waiakea                         9:54.85     8 

  3 Stephen Hunter            10 Hilo                           10:14.39     6 

  4 Dyson Sato                SO Waiakea                        10:22.85     4 

  5 Max Panoff                10 Hilo                           10:30.22     2 

  6 Nakaya Kerr               SO Christian Libert               10:30.24     1 

  7 Thunder Frost             FR Kealakehe                      10:30.75 

  8 Andrew Langtry            JR St Joseph                      10:37.11 

  9 Darren Olson                 Keaau                          10:45.85 

 10 Dallas Tada               11 Kamehameha HI                  10:49.65 

 11 JhunDelle Ventura         12 Keaau                          10:49.73 

 12 Kaimiola Ho               09 Kamehameha HI                  11:45.96 

 13 Micah Davis               SO Pahoa                          12:59.45

April 15, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kau’s Strand-Nicolaisen wins 100 hurdles, long and triple jumps at Keaau meet

KEAAU – Pouring rain and a bone chilling wind didn’t prevent Kau’s Marley Strand-Nicolaisen from winning the first event of the day as the Trojan stood at the starting line of the 100 meter hurdles.

“During my warm ups a strong wind would kick up and I would have to start all over again,” Strand-Nicolaisen said.  “It was difficult to get myself into the right frame space and get this race over with.”

Strand-Nicolaisen along with her competitors couldn’t escape being drenched and then had to fight against the chill while jumping up and down to stay warm.

“I really wanted to win the 100 hurdles because I was second last week,” Strand-Nicolaisen said.  “I want to come back and win today and focus my concentration on winning the triple jump.”

Big Island Interscholastic Federation East Side track and field schools were at Keaau on Saturday while the West Side were running on the Hawaii Preparatory campus.

Strand-Nicolaisen became a triple event winner as she claimed victories in the long and triple jumps.

“My favorite event is the triple,” she said after leaping 34-9.75.  “I’m hoping to go beyond 35 feet during the season in the triple and I’m feeling a lot better on my long as I am improving on my last year’s mark.”

Across the field the pole vaulters were experiencing a few rain delays but it didn’t infringe on the outcome for the two BIIF defending champions with Hilo’s Shina Chung winning the girls and Keaau’s Nelson Enos winning the boys.

“I’m not finishing and I need to work more on my technique,” Enos said of his 13 foot clearance.  “I think I can go pass 14 feet.”

Enos used a 14 foot pole and knew what it would take to eclipse the mental barrier while predicting things to come in this Saturday’s meet.

“I’ll be practicing hard during the week and when we’re in Kona I’ll clear 14 feet,” the confident Cougar senior said.  “I keep dropping my legs when I go over the bar and I need to work on that.”

Hilo’s Chung was also a little disgruntled with the 10 foot clearance as she strives to go 10-5.

“It just wasn’t in me today,” Chung said.  “I’m on a bigger pole than last year while I am making the transition from an 11-6 pole to a 12 foot pole.”

Chung is also hoping for bigger and better things on Saturday in Kona.

“I think I can go a lot higher with a bigger pole, but I’m okay with today,” Chung said.  “I try not to take meets for granted and I always try to do the best that I can.”

While Chung was trying to leap tall buildings fellow Viking teammate Mehana Sabado-Halpern, a freshman, was going against a senior from Waiakea in the 1500.

“I surprised myself today,” she said of her 5:10 victory over Kelsey Kobayashi.  “I wanted to hit 5:15 so I’m really happy with today’s results.”

Sabado-Halpern credited teammate Carmen Garson-Shumway with providing her the skills necessary to run the distance race.

“Carmen has been giving me a lot of tips and has really helped me gain more confidence,” she said.

The Viking freshman has also been exploring a variety of events as she’s been in the 100, 200, 400 and 800.

Waiakea’s Michael Morikawa was injured during the 110 hurdles when his knee clipped a hurdle, but didn’t lose a step when he also competed in the long and triple jumps and the 300 hurdles.

“I was dreading the 300 today,” Morikawa said.

With knee wrapped and traces of blood leaking through the bandage Morikawa didn’t lose a step when trailing Keaau’s Damien Packer into the final turn.

“My adrenaline kicked in so I didn’t feel the pain,” Morikawa said.  “When I caught up to Damien I discovered I could win when I realized that he was stuttering his steps.”

Packer was in Lane 3 and Morikawa in Lane 4 as the duo came racing to the finish.  Morikawa pulled out the victory and in the process managed a personal best time of 43.02.

Warrior teammate Ian McQuate also pulled out an upset when he won the 3000 meter race, breaking 10 minutes in the process.

Last week it was St. Joseph’s Andrew Langtry running away from the rest of the field to win comfortably, but on Saturday McQuate did the near improbable.

Langtry took the early lead with Hilo’s Steven Hunter hanging onto second for the first three laps in a seven and a half lap race.

“I was just trying to keep my pace and I had lost track of how many laps I had left,” McQuate said.  “I was a little confused, and I was never sure of myself.”

McQuate pulled up to Hunter and Langtry and then surged his way into the lead with less than 3 laps to go.

“Once I took the lead I did not want them to catch up to me so I began to speed up,” McQuate said.  “I thought I might have a chance to win the race and it became more about me never wanting them to catch up.”

The BIIF venue moves to Konawaena on Saturday with an all schools meet beginning at 9 am.

April 9, 2012 Posted by | High School Track & Field, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , | Leave a comment