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Honokaa Boys Dominate BIIF Cross Country All Star selection

Mosch, Robinson, Moniz

All-BIIF Cross Country

BOYS    First team       Name – Grade – School

Chris Mosch Sr. Honokaa
Josh Robinson Sr. Honokaa
Chayce Moniz Jr. Honokaa
Jesse Tarnas Jr. Parker
Tyde Kaneshiro Sr. Hilo
Jackson Halford Jr. Waiakea
Jordan Grotenhuis So. CLA

Second team        Name – Grade – School

Andrew Langtry So. St. Joseph
Geoff Whitener Sr. Kealakehe    Robert Connors Jr. Honokaa       Billy Ray Sr. Hilo       Tony Connors Fr. Honokaa
Rick Michels Sr. Hilo                    Daniel Gregg Sr. Parker

Coach Abner

Honorable mention: James Clubbs (Keaau); Matt Crowell (Hilo); Shawn Doll (Kamehameha); Andrew Dong (Makua Lani); Hajime Hayano (Waiakea); Colton Hill (Kamehameha); Kaulana Ho (Kamehameha); Steven Hunter (Hilo); Kaulana Keaunui (Pahoa); Brandt Mabuni (Makua Lani); Justin Macy (HPA); Brandon Mah (Honokaa); Williamson Marshall (Waiakea); Logan Martin (HPA); Kevin Olsen (Keaau); Wayne Pavao (Keaau); Doug Phillips (Ka’u); Daylan Requelman (Laupahoehoe); Keoni Rice (Waiakea); Michael Rogerson (HPA); Dylan Shiraki (Honokaa); Charles Tolentino (Pahoa); Devin Vandervoort (Makua Lani)

COACH OF THE YEAR:  Josh Abner, Honokaa

November 5, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honokaa cross country boys dominate at HPA

Honokaa coach Josh Abner with Chris Mosch and Joshua Robinson

Hawaii Preparatory           2010 BIIF Cross Country – 10/2/2010                       Boys 3 Mile Run CC VARSITY

  1 #196 Mosch, Chris            Honokaa               17:47.63    1              2   #5 Halford, Jackson        Waiakea               18:08.14    2              3 #261 Grotenhuis, Jordan      Christian Liberty     18:18.03    3              4 #106 Whitner, Geoff          Kealakehe             18:29.34    4               5  #34 Langtry, Andrew         St. Joseph’s          18:32.28                   6  #66 Mabuni, Brandt          Makua Lani            18:38.37    5              7 #224 Michels, Rick           Hilo                  18:42.02    6               8 #203 Robinson, Joshua        Honokaa               18:44.50    7              9 #144 Correa, Shawn           Kamehameha            18:52.02    8             10 #195 Moniz, Chayce           Honokaa               18:52.42    9             11 #239 Macy, Justin            Hawaii Prep           18:53.84   10             12 #156 Ho, Kaulana             Kamehameha            18:54.52   11             13 #181 Connors, Robert         Honokaa               18:55.13   12             14 #128 Olsen, Kevin            Kea’au                18:56.68   13             15 #218 Kaneshiro, Tyde         Hilo                  19:01.47   14             16 #227 Ray, Billy              Hilo                  19:02.00   15             17   #7 Hayano, Hajime          Waiakea               19:10.71   16             18  #70 Vandervoort, Devin      Makua Lani            19:14.75   17             19 #182 Connors, Tony           Honokaa               19:17.26   18             20 #241 Martin, Logan           Hawaii Prep           19:18.48   19             21 #207 Shiraki, Dylan          Honokaa               19:25.32   20             22  #38 Gregg, Daniel           Parker School         19:29.71   21             23 #192 Mah, Brandon            Honokaa               19:32.79   22             24  #22 Rice, Keoni             Waiakea               19:33.57   23             25 #150 Gahan, Makaala          Kamehameha            19:53.29   24             26 #154 Hill, Colton            Kamehameha            19:56.01   25             27 #113 Clubbs, James           Kea’au                19:56.74   26             28 #220 Kuipers, Johann         Hilo                  20:08.10   27             29 #247 Rogerson, Michael       Hawaii Prep           20:11.46   28             30 #254 Van Kirk, Tyler         Hawaii Prep           20:23.18   29             31 #169 WongYuen, Kauila        Kamehameha            20:23.62   30             32 #226 Panoff, Max             Hilo                  20:27.79   31             33  #15 Meguro, Robbey          Waiakea               20:28.15   32             34 #126 Navarro, Arman          Kea’au                20:28.53   33             35  #40 Hon, Kimo               Parker School         20:30.57   34             36 #205 Sanches, Pedro          Honokaa               20:30.96                 37 #146 DeRego, Theodore        Kamehameha            20:34.30   35            38 #255 Yoda, Ryuta             Hawaii Prep           20:37.52   36

Defending BIIF champ, Chris Mosch, wins at HPA
1 Honokaa 47    1    7    9   12   18   20   22         
 2 Hilo   93    6   14   15   27   31   42   52         
 3 Kamehameha-Hawaii 98    8   11   24   25   30   35   37         
 4 Waiakea   114    2   16   23   32   41   49   53         
 5 Hawaii Prep    122   10   19   28   29   36   39   40         
 6 Kea'au      161   13   26   33   44   45   47   51         
7 Kealakehe    204    4   46   48   50   56   79              
8 Makua Lani   206    5   17   55   64   65   72   75         
9 Parker School  215   21   34   38   60   62   68   83         
 10 Christian Liberty 275    3   58   70   71   73   76   78         
  11 Pahoa     278   43   54   57   61   63   66   69         
  12 Kohala    357   59   67   74   77   80   81   82          

     

 

October 2, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keaau Cross-Country Sharing Healthy Habits

Cougar runners at recent fun run

Cougar runners at recent fun run

Exercise!  There are no substitutes for working up a sweat on a daily basis.

     Daily physical exercise can be our ticket to a longer, happier, more productive life and when you incorporate a healthy diet you have discovered the secret to the “Fountain of Youth.”

    Exercise alone can reduce our risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and high cholesterol.

   If all of the adults in Hawaii were physically active hospital cost related to stroke, heart disease and diabetes would have been reduced by $140 million in 2005 alone.

   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventions claims that adults who were physically inactive added $76 billion to our health care cost in one year.

   Just having an overweight person lose 10 percent of their weight can reduce their lifetime medical cost by several thousands of dollars by lowering their risk of preventable diseases.

   How large of a commitment must you make to achieve these gains?  Most studies suggest that 30 minutes of moderate exercise can do the trick in improving your overall health and fitness levels.

    Thirty minutes a day can add quality years to your life, and if all of us exercised, it could reduce this counties endless dependence of the rising cost of the health care industry.

   When you add healthy food choices and reasonable portion control to your daily lifestyle you will not only add years to your life, but you’ll look and feel younger.

   This past summer I spent a week in Okinawa, an island with a population size similar to Hawaii.  In our island state we have about 300 residents that are 100 years old or older, but in Okinawa that number is more than doubled.

   The difference between us lies in the fact that in Okinawa their diets are higher in plant food fiber and lower in saturated fats.

   Researchers have been working on the Okinawa Centenarian Study for more than three decades and the results all point to regular exercise and a healthy diet.

   Overeating seems to be a national past time in this affluent country.  Yet our obsession with large “super sized” portions is killing us at alarming rates.

   Perhaps part of the solution would be to spend more time educating our younger population in order to convince them at an early age to practice healthy habits.

    At Keaau High School this past Saturday coaches and team members on the boys and girls cross-country squads promoted their own fundraising activity, not by selling junk food, but by hosting a 3-mile fun run/walk around their campus.

   “I think this is a good activity for our kids as it works with building school pride when they are on campus,” Keaau cross-country coach, Donna Wong Yuen said.

   Wong Yuen, along with her runners set up the course and provided the marshaling, gave out awards and post race refreshments.

Shannon White
Shannon White

Cougar senior, Shannon White, designed the 3-mile course which began on the track and traversed the campus grounds.

   White ran for the state cross country champions Leileihua Mules last year and has been the Cougars number two runner behind Daniel Brooks during the season.

   The 3-mile fun run was won by Cougar Kevin Olsen in a time of 19 minutes and 40 seconds with teammate James Clubbs coming in second at 19:57.

   Third place went to 55 year old Stewart Miyashiro of Volcano as the elder runner started out slow and picked off the younger runners one by one with his time of 20:55.

   Top woman was another Cougar harrier as Deann Nishimura Thornton who finished ninth overall with a time of 22:41.

Cougar Winners!
Cougar Winners!

Jeffery Ferrell won the middle school division from Keaau when he crossed the line in 23:56.

   I don’t know if the Cougar cross-country team raised much money for their anticipated state competition on Kauai, but I do know that these youngsters gained some valuable life experiences hosting a fun filled activity.

   Congratulations to the Cougar ohana for practicing healthy habits and encouraging others to do the same.

   If anyone would still like to help these youngsters with their travel funds contact coach, Greg Lum Ho, at 987-5224.

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Health and Fitness, High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keaau Fun Run Results and photo’s

Runners prepare for the start of the Cougar fun run

Runners prepare for the start of the Cougar fun run

1- kevin olsen       19:40                             25 – shawni cosma       30:45          
2- james clubbs     19:57                             26 – desiree sumaoang   31:18
3- stewart miyashiro     20:55                       27 -azmera h davis        31:52
4 – maka’ala lum ho      21:17                        28 – josie abitong       34:22
5 -wayne pavao       21:46                           29 – landru parker      36:41 
6 – shawn andrada    22:03                          29 – scott andrada      36:41
7- alan erickson        22:09                          31 – aaron knell         38:00
8- kekoa pheniche      22:21                         32 – may rose acupan   38:30
9 – davin aviento       22:37                          33 – cherish sumaoang     38:52
10 – deann nishimura-thornton   22:41            34 – lee ikeda             39:48
11- jeffery ferrell     23:56                             35 -cindy kai            43:22
12- dustin kawakami     25:00                        36- kaiwi mills           45:01
13- natalie hagermann    25:43                       37- china-lyn almeida   47:02
13- nicole panlachak    25:43                         38- nanea wong yuen      50:10
13- jessica busek        25:43                         39 – kamea phenicie        52:21
16- shaun parker     26:27                             40 – cynthia yamamoto      53:45
17- tiara “t” mills    26:46                               41- megan aiona         54:50
18- jordan sumida    26:57                              41- malama chong        54:50
19 – janelle guerrero   27:12                            43- inoke mills        55:28
20 – cliff ericksson     27:40                            44 -keiko mills       55:33
21- nicole mailhot      28:19                             45 -beau mills     55:34
22- darrel brown      28:20                               46 -haddon wong yuen    1:04:52
23- kauila wong yuen   28:26                           47- malcolm makua         1:06:04
24 – allen nguyen    30:15                                48 – cheryl nakagawa     1:06:04
 
special course finishers
hi’i lei wong yuen                                  deanne abitong
kekai wong yuen                                   l. white
amanda wuscher                                   kaimana napiha’a
august fernandez                                   britni napiha’a
mary jessica wescher                             kiani napiha’a
elizebeth wuscher                                  coutni napiha’a
thomas wuscher                                    tiffani napiha’a
jesse hulama                                        marlette napiha’a
ron punsacan                                       caylin cosma
guy hananio                                         mari camacho
 
these special course finishers were runners who didn’t run the whole course but supported and crossed the finish line anyway.

Proud Warrior finishers at Keaau

Proud Warrior finishers at Keaau

   
Walkers begin their 3-mile trek

Walkers begin their 3-mile trek

Several Cougar runners took the lead

Several Cougar runners took the lead

October 17, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment