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Big Dog’s Girls Preseaon X-C Favorites for 2010

Punahou's Elli Brady

Cross-country season is about to start with many of the schools around the state beginning to practice starting on August 2nd.

Based on last season state championship results the Big Dog predicts the following top girls in the state:

Elli Brady, Punahou, sophomore, will repeat as state champion and dominate the ILH

Gabriella Jenkins, Mililani, junior, state runner-up and OIA champ (moved out of state)

Kimberly Pugliese, Mililani, senior, third in state

Sophie Curatilo, Moanalua, senior

Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, senior, dominate runner in BIIF

Jessica Johnson, Kamehameha-Kapalama, senior

Kyleigh Mann, Punahou, junior

Julia Brand, Punahou, senior

Kela Vargas, Hawaii Prep, senior

Breanne Ball, Iolani, junior

Others to watch:  Kelsey Waters, Leilehua(moved out of state); Emily Evans, HPA; Kelsie Kobayashi, Waiakea; Amanda Ishikawa, Mid Pac; Chaylene Guinto, St Francis; Jessica Kafer, Radford (moved out of state); Jaime Durso, Punahou; and some of the incoming freshmen.

For the team championship it should be Punahou and Mililani battling it out again with Punahou coming out on top.  Boys top picks will be in tomorrows blog.   https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/big-dogs-boys-preseaon-x-c-favorites-for-2010/

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July 29, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Big Dog’s Revised List of States Top 10 X-Country Runners

Honokaa's Tia Greenwell moves up to #2

Honokaa's Tia Greenwell moves up to #2The following list was compiled after reviewing the results of the first six weeks of the regular season cross-country meets held in all five leagues, OIA, ILH, KIL, MIL and the BIIF.latest rankings can be found at: https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/big-dogs-final-hhsaa-top-10-cross-country-runners/This new list takes into consideration meets held up to October 4. A final list will be generated a few days prior to the state championships. Coaches and harrier fans may make their own list and submit it in the comment section.TOP 10 GIRLSGrossman still #1Hailey Grossman, Seabury

  1. Hailey Grossman, Seabury Hall
  2. Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa
  3. Gabriella Jenkins, Mililani
  4. Deylynn White, Kapolei
  5. Kyleigh Mann, Punahou
  6. Ellie Brady, Punahou
  7. Jessica Kafer, Radford
  8. Julia Brand, Punahou
  9. Kaitlyn Chock, Waiakea
  10. Jenna Wong, Iolani

Top Five Girls Teams in State:  1. Punahou       2. Iolani      3.  Mililani       4.  Hawaii Baptist         5. Hawaii Prep

Honokaa's Josh Robinson breaks into top 10 by winning meet at HPA

Honokaa's Josh Robinson breaks into top 10 by winning meet at HPA

TOP 10 BOYS

  1. Margarito Martinez, Leileihua
  2. Pierce Murphy, Island School
  3. Rocky Balala, Maui
  4.  Jordan Thibodeau, Kamehameha-Oahu
  5.  Daniel Kaneko, Kamehameha-Oahu
  6.  Borys Pleskacz, Iolani
  7. Isaiah Sato, Kamehameha-Oahu
  8. Jordan Kahawai, Kamehameha-Oahu
  9.  Chris Mosch, Honokaa 
  10.   Joshua Robinson, Honokaa

Top five boys teams in state:  1. Kamehameha-Oahu   2. Iolani   3.  Punahou   4. Leileihua   5. Honokaa

October 6, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Big Dog’s List of State Top 10 Cross-Country Runners

Hailey Grossman, Seabury Hall

Hailey Grossman, Seabury Hall

Updated Final List at:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/big-dogs-final-hhsaa-top-10-cross-country-runners/

The following list was compiled after reviewing the results of the first three regular season cross-country meeting in all five leagues, OIA, ILH, KIL, MIL and the BIIF.

Another list will be generated at the six week mark in the season.  Your comments/suggestions are welcomed in helping to create the next list.

TOP 10 GIRLS

  1. Hailey Grossman, Seabury Hall
  2. Ellie Brady, Punahou
  3. Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa
  4. Gabriella Jenkins, Mililani
  5. Jessica Kafer, Radford
  6. Kimberly Pugliese, Mililani
  7. Heidi Nicholls, HBA
  8. Noelani Mikami, Kamehameha-Oahu
  9. Kaitlyn Chock, Waiakea
  10.  Shelila de Bourmont, Hilo   
Rocky Balala, Maui, leads pack

Rocky Balala, Maui, leads pack

TOP 10 BOYS

  1. 1. Margarito Martinez, Leileihua
  2. 2. Pierce Murphy, Island School
  3. 3. Rocky Balala, Maui
  4. 4. Jordan Thibaleau, Kamehameha-Oahu
  5. 5. Troy Esaki, Iolani
  6. 6. Isiah Sato, Kamehameha-Oahu
  7. 7. Jordan Kuhawai, Kamehameha-Oahu
  8. 8. Chris Mosch, Honokaa
  9. 9. Borys Pleskacz, Iolani
  10. 10. Daniel Brooks, Keaau 

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September 20, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments