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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

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

Junior Olympics track & field – Hawaii Championship – Sunrise Athletics

JUNIOR OLYMPICS – HAWAII ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

NOTE: Top 3 athletes received medals, and 4th – 6th received ribbons.

(**) Indicate that athlete is the 2012 JO Champion in their respective event and age division, with Sub-Bantam being the youngest up to the Young Men as the eldest. 

2000 Meter Steeplechase Young Men2nd  Halford, Jackson 94 Sunrise Athl 6:48.0h100 Meter Hurdles Young Women

2nd  Swain, Karley 94 Sunrise Athl 20.46

100 Meter Dash Sub-Bantam Girls

11th  Tominaga, Akemi 04 Sunrise Athl 19.72

16th  Tominaga, Teryn 04 Sunrise Athl 20.30

 

100 Meter Dash Bantam Boys

12th  Kotomori, Chase 03 Sunrise Athl 17.27

21st  Belmes, Stanley 03 Sunrise Athl 20.66

100 Meter Dash Midget Boys

2nd  Clemons-Kailipaka, Tyler 00 Sunrise Athl 14.12

13th Reis, Kameron 00 Sunrise Athl 16.07

100 Meter Dash Youth Girls

17th Belmes, SheAnn 99 Sunrise Athl 16.44

100 Meter Dash Intermediate Boys

7th Reis, Tylan 97 Sunrise Athl 13.14

100 Meter Dash Young Men

2nd Austria, Colton 94 Sunrise Athl 11.65

1500 Meter Run Youth Girls

8th Lawrence, Amanda 98 Sunrise Athl 6:02.79

9th Yabe, Saya 99 Sunrise Athl 6:07.13

1500 Meter Run Intermediate Girls

1st Garson-Shumway, Carmen 96 Sunrise Athl 5:03.42 **

4th Ignacio, Vanessa 96 Sunrise Athl 6:17.19

1500 Meter Run Intermediate Boys

1st McQuate, Ian 96 Sunrise Athl 4:31.16 **

2nd Sato, Dyson 96 Sunrise Athl 4:54.85

7th Honda, Tyler 96 Sunrise Athl 5:27.67

1500 Meter Run Young Women

2nd Kobayashi, Kelsie 94 Sunrise Athl 5:26.06

4th Okinaka, Vandey 95 Sunrise Athl 6:15.15

1500 Meter Run Young Men

2nd Halford, Jackson 94 Sunrise Athl 4:30.39

400 Meter Dash Sub-Bantam Boys

5th Johnson, Tobias 05 Sunrise Athl 1:32.57

400 Meter Dash Bantam Girls

14th Johnson, Ella 02 Sunrise Athl 1:27.90

400 Meter Dash Youth Girls

11th Belmes, SheAnn 99 Sunrise Athl 1:23.71

400 Meter Dash Young Men

2nd Austria, Colton 94 Sunrise Athl 55.16

 

800 Meter Run Bantam Girls4thJohnson, Ella 02 Sunrise Athl 3:10.52800 Meter Run Youth Girls

6th Yabe, Saya 99 Sunrise Athl 3:02.06

7th Lawrence, Amanda 98 Sunrise Athl 3:02.87

 

800 Meter Run Intermediate Girls

1st Garson-Shumway, Carmen 96 Sunrise Athl 2:25.51**

800 Meter Run Intermediate Boys

4th Honda, Tyler 96 Sunrise Athl 2:35.26

800 Meter Run Young Women

3rd Okinaka, Vandey 95 Sunrise Athl 3:00.89

200 Meter Dash Sub-Bantam Girls

12th Tominaga, Teryn 04 Sunrise Athl 47.48

14th Tominaga, Akemi 04 Sunrise Athl 49.13

200 Meter Dash Sub-Bantam Boys

3rd Johnson, Tobias 05 Sunrise Athl 41.76

200 Meter Dash Bantam Boys

8th Kotomori, Chase 03 Sunrise Athl 37.22

11th Belmes, Stanley 03 Sunrise Athl 46.18

200 Meter Dash Midget Boys

1st Clemons-Kailipaka, Tyler 00 Sunrise Athl 29.20**

9th Reis, Kameron 00 Sunrise Athl 32.11

200 Meter Dash Youth Girls

17th Belmes, SheAnn 99 Sunrise Athl 35.76

200 Meter Dash Intermediate Boys

9th Reis, Tylan 97 Sunrise Athl 27.92

200 Meter Dash Young Women

9th Swain, Karley 94 Sunrise Athl 30.78

200 Meter Dash Young Men

4th Austria, Colton 94 Sunrise Athl 24.92

3000 Meter Run Intermediate Girls

2nd Garson-Shumway, Carmen 96 Sunrise Athl 11:41.57

3rd Ignacio, Vanessa 96 Sunrise Athl 13:52.11

3000 Meter Run Intermediate Boys

1st McQuate, Ian 96 Sunrise Athl 10:16.57**

3rd Sato, Dyson 96 Sunrise Athl 10:36.59

3000 Meter Run Young Women

1st Kobayashi, Kelsie 94 Sunrise Athl 12:00.74**

5000 Meter Run Young Men

2nd Halford, Jackson 94 Sunrise Athl 17:59.84

4×400 Meter Relay Intermediate Boys

3rd Sunrise Athletics  4:06.14

1) Honda, Tyler 96             2) McQuate, Ian 96

3) Reis, Tylan 97               4) Sato, Dyson 96

 

 Long Jump Sub-Bantam Girls5th Tominaga, Teryn 04 Sunrise Athl 6-09.50

9th Tominaga, Akemi 04 Sunrise Athl 6-00.25

Long Jump Sub-Bantam Boys

5th Johnson, Tobias 05 Sunrise Athl 7-04.75

Long Jump Bantam Girls

12th Johnson, Ella 02 Sunrise Athl 6-09.00

Long Jump Bantam Boys

8th Kotomori, Chase 03 Sunrise Athl 8-08.25

13th Belmes, Stanley 03 Sunrise Athl 5-10.75

 

Discus Throw Youth Girls

1st Calso, Maria 99 Sunrise Athl 58-10 **

 

 

July 11, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All BIIF boys track & field selections

Male Athlete of the Year       Cliff Eriksson, Sr., Keaau          

Boys Coach of the Year          Vicky Chai-Guerpo, Keaau

Avery Hardie-Jordan Jr. Kealakehe .            Luca Walter Sr. Kealakehe 

Luca Walter

Chayce Moniz Sr. Honokaa                        Jackson Halford Sr. Waiakea

Damien Packer Sr. Keaau                          Alexander Engdahl Sr. Keaau

Jesse Huihui Sr. Keaau                              Raskassa Johnson Soph. Keaau

Jason Fowler Sr. Kealakehe                      Ezra Comesario Sr. Kealakehe

Johnathan Lomberg Soph. Kealakehe        Aukai Akau Sr. Kamehameha

Alika Sr. Kaopua Ka’ u                                 Shane Brostek Sr. HPA

Katon Pestano Jr. Hilo Jr.                            Kayden Haleakala Sr. HPA

Zack Atagi Sr. Hilo                                       Shawn Correa Doll Sr. Kamehameha

Keoni Yates Soph. Kealakehe                     Michael Morikawa Jr. Waiakea

Mauna Palama-Danielson Sr. Waiakea        Ian McQuate Soph. Waiakea

Kyle Kirk Jr. Kealakehe                                Matthew Winters Jr. Keaau

Keaau Talon Ota Jr. Keaau                           Tyler Yates Sr. Kealakehe

Cyrus Cho Sr. Kealakehe

Honorable mention

HPA: Yasu Miyakawa Sr.; Joey Kailimai, Soph.; Isi Holani, Soph.

Hilo: Mitchell Medeiros, Jr.; Kristian Martinez, Sr.; Johann Kuipers, Sr.; Isreal Sims, Soph.; Stephen Hunter, Soph.; David Alvarez, Sr.;

Joshua Kirkpatrick, Jr.; Sione Holika, Soph.; Justin Freis, Fr.; Ocean Lee, Sr.

Honokaa: Robert Connors, Sr.; Brooks McVey, Jr.; Tony Conners, Soph.; Josh Tobias, Sr.; Dylan Oandasan, Jr.; Micah Kaaihue, Soph.; Kamehameha: Shaun Kagawa, Jr.; Dylan Alip, Sr.; Ryan Maka’ala Cruz, Soph.; Rihei Grothmann, Soph.; Easten Tanimoto, Sr.; Keoni Wong, Sr.; Phil Aganus, Soph.; Taylor Malu Hammond, Jr.

Keaau: Joseph Aquino, Sr.; Jonathan Segovia, Jr.; Nelson Enos, Sr.; Jeffrey Ferrell, Fr.; Greg Matias, Sr.; Lyle Shute, Sr.; Darren Olson, Keaau

Kealakehe: Scott Henderson, Soph.

Konawaena: Kahoalii Karratti; John Repogle; Kalalena Santiago; Wisarut Kanjanawanna

Pahoa: Chevas Gouveia, Sr.; Krimsen Abilla, Soph.; Jake Torres, Sr.; Isaiah Desilva, Fr.

St. Joseph: Andrew Langtry, Jr.; Dayton Kiko, Jr.

Waiakea: Dyson Sato, Soph.; Ian McKee, Jr.; Lono Leasure-Lucas, Jr.; Quinn Shiroma, Soph.

June 13, 2012 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiakea Athletic Awards Announced

BOYS AIR RIFLERY BRANDON LAU
GIRLS AIR RIFLERY Kellie Iwasaki
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL KEIRSA PAKANI-TSUKIYAMA
BOYS BOWLING JACE OKUTSU
GIRLS BOWLING CHELSEA CAMELLO
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Jackson Halford
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Kelsie Kobayashi
CHEERLEADING  
FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE JULIAN LEE
FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE Nu’ulaiti Aiava
BOYS SOCCER JAMES YAMANE
GIRLS SOCCER Kiara Torres-AhSing
 BOYS CANOE PADDLING WOODLIN NELSON
GIRLS CANOE PADDLING KASSIE AZEVEDO
BOYS SWIMMING REN KUWAYE- TAMANAHA
GIRLS SWIMMING RACHEL SHIMIZU
BOYS WRESTLING PAT ENOS
GIRLS WRESTLING TANALEI LOUIS
BOYS BASKETBALL RYLAN KAWAZOE
GIRLS BASKETBALL Alyssa Ferreira
BOYS GOLF CHAD SUZUKI
GIRLS GOLF Ciera Min
BOYS TENNIS ISAIAH BRILHANTE
GIRLS TENNIS SARAH DVORAK
WATER POLO LAUREN HILL
BASEBALL David Camacho
 BOYS JUDO SCOTT MIYAKE
GIRLS JUDO TANALEI LOUIS
SOFTBALL SKYLER AGRIGADO-TOGAFAU
BOYS VOLLEYBALL  
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD MICHAEL MORIKAWA
GIRLS TRACK ANDS FIELD Kelsie Kobayashi
   
CARLING NABARRO SERVICE AWARD WARD KANAKAOLE
COACH OF THE YEAR Bill Sakovich, Lody Switzer, Kevin Yee
MOST INSPIRATIONAL FEMALE KEIRSA PAKANI-TSUKIYAMA, Lauren Hill
MOST INSPIRATIONAL MALE JORDAN MAGLINTI
   
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR TANALEI LOUIS
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Kayed Rodrigues
   
FEMALE FRANCIS YAP  Megan Kimura
MALE FRANCIS YAP David Camacho 

May 25, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bright pink shoes lead way around oval in BIIF track & field

WAIMEA – Bright pink racing shoes was easy to see from anywhere on the track but it was the altitude that played the biggest role for Waiakea distance runner Jackson Halford as he ran the 3000 at the Stan Shutes track at Hawaii Preparatory Academy on Saturday.

Halford, participating in the final regular season meet in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation before running in the BIIF Qualifiers on Friday was content with his 3K performance.

“I’m okay with my time today (9:25)” Halford said.  “After all it is HPA and it’s hard to know where I’m really at because of the altitude.”

Halford, with his bright pink pair of racing flats, made it look easy as he weaved his way around the oval lapping slower runners in the process.

Halford a master at distance racing showed his strength in the 1500 finishing in 4:17 which brought a smile to his face.

“Anytime I can go under 4:19 I’m happy,” Halford said.  “The 1500 may be my best event and I will run it, along with the 800 and 3000 in BIIF’s”

On the other side of the ledger, teammate Kelsie Kobayashi did a repeat performance of her male counterpart by winning the 3K.

“My mind wasn’t into racing for most of the season,” Kobayashi said.  “Today I finally put it all together as my heart was in it and I wasn’t worried about who was in this race.”

Kobayashi ran the seven and a half lap race, distancing herself from the rest of the field with every lap.

“I was hitting my splits today and getting myself confidence back,” Kobayashi said. “This is my favorite race and I still believe I can improve on my time.”

Kobayashi’s time of 11 minutes 26 seconds was the best of her four years running varsity track at Waiakea.

“I paced myself properly and focused on my time, not my competition,” she said.  “I’ve never run this fast and believe I am peaking at the right time.”

The defending state champion in the girls 1500, HPA’s Zoe Sims had a real battle as she went against Hilo’s Carmen Garson-Shumway.

“Carmen and I are track friends and I respect her a lot for her running ability.” Sims said.

During the 1500 the two girls exchanged the lead several times and the race was never decided until the final meter with Sims leaning across the finish line first.

Sims was also on the track for the 800 in which she won in a time of 2:23.

“My 800 time was okay, the race felt good and it was fun to run,” Sims said.  “I like running the 800 and today I managed to hit my split times.”

For the boys it was Kealakehe’s Luca Walter tearing up the track in both the 800 and 400 races.

“I reached one of my goals today when I went under 2 minutes for the 800,” Walter said.    

Walter, who will be a walk on at Western Oregon, wanted to get his 800 time under 2 minutes.

“I needed to get it under 2 in order to have the college coaches take a better look at me when I walk on,” he said.  “Now I need to get my 400 time under 50 seconds.”

“Today I focused on the 800 and next week the focus will be in the 400,” Walter said.

Walter was also the anchor leg in the 4×400 relay and helped lead the Waveriders to victory in 3:32.

The heavy weight of field events, double state defending champion in the shot and discus throws, HPA’s Shane Brostek was having a sub Brostek performance.

“I was off today and wasn’t happy with my throws in both events,” Brostek said.  “I like winning, but for me it’s more about improving that makes the difference.”

Brostek threw the shot 56 feet, two weeks ago, which makes him the state leader, but Saturday’s throw didn’t make the humble giant very happy.

“I worked really hard during the week lifting and practicing, so I wasn’t very happy with what I did today,” Brostek said.

While Brostek was throwing far away from the track, on the infield was Keaau’s Cliff Eriksson, the BIIF leader in the boy’s high jump.

The heavy weight of field events, double state defending champion in the shot and discus throws, HPA’s Shane Brostek was having a sub Brostek performance.

“I was off today and wasn’t happy with my throws in both events,” Brostek said.  “I like winning, but for me it’s more about improving that makes the difference.”

Brostek threw the shot 56 feet, two weeks ago, which makes him the state leader, but Saturday’s throw didn’t make the humble giant very happy.

“I worked really hard during the week lifting and practicing, so I wasn’t very happy with what I did today,” Brostek said.

While Brostek was throwing far away from the track, on the infield was Keaau’s Cliff Eriksson, the BIIF leader in the boy’s high jump.

Eriksson entered the competition at 5-8 and leaped his way up and over the cross bar, clearing a personal best height of 6-02 before failing to clear at 6-03, but it was his earlier victory in the 110 hurdles that he was most pleased with.

“I’m really happy with my 110 performance,” he said.  “This is the first time that I’ve won the 110.”

Eriksson complained of sore legs during the week and his mini break seemed to have revived his body.

“It was a hard practice week for my, but today I felt really good,” he said.  “The high jump is my favorite and best event.”

Eriksson also finished second in the 300 hurdles and second in the 4×400 relay.

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