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Brooks/de Bourmount lead East Division x-country

BIIF boys start at Waiakea

BIIF boys start at Waiakea

Keaau’s Daniel Brooks and Hilo’s Shalila de Bourmont continued to run well at Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross-country meets this season as both captured top individual honors at Waiakea on Saturday.

    At the start of the boys three mile race Brooks opened with at quick pace and rapidly separated himself early on from the rest of the field.

    “I heard some footsteps at the first hill, but no one challenged me,” Brooks said.  “My goal coming into this race was to break 17 minutes, but no one pushed me.  I run better when I’m pushed.”

   Books won the race in 17 minutes and 24 seconds with Hilo’s Tyde Kaneshiro claiming second.

    “I was happy with my race despite not hitting my goal today,” Brooks said.  I went out and set a fast pace and I was strong on the uphill’s while cruising the downhill’s.  Next week I’ll come out harder and hopefully the my whole team will come out harder.”

Tyde Kaneshiro

Tyde Kaneshiro

For Hilo’s Kaneshiro it was perhaps his best race thus far.  “My teammate, Billy (Ray), and I wanted to beat Keaau’s number two runner (Shannon White) so we tried staying with him most of the race,” Kaneshiro said.

   Just before the two mile point Kaneshiro separated himself from a pack made up of Ray and White, along with Kamehameha’s Casey Chai, as Kaneshiro opened up a large gap between himself and third place.

   Kaneshiro attempted to catch Brooks in the last half mile of the race, but ran out of gas with about 200 yards to go.  “Mentally I couldn’t grasp the fact that I could catch him (Brooks) and I gave up rather than suffer through the pain,” he said.

   Kaneshiro  finished in 17:40, just 14 seconds behind Brooks to claim his highest placing finish in his young prep career.  “I feel great physically and mentally, this is the best I have ever felt during a race,” he said.

   Chai took third, 18:04, followed by Ray, 18:11; Hilo’s Johann Kuiper, 18:11; White, 18:12; and Waiakea’s Frank Chi in 18:12.

Second place whet to Waiakea’s Kaitlyn Chock, 21:38; and Kelsie Kobayashi, 21: 43; while Kamehameha’s Bronte Kaneakua was fourth, 21:54; and Keaau’s Dean Nishimura-Thornton finished fifth, 22:06.

     “I think I should have stayed with the pack or go faster at the start,” Kaneakua said.  “I tried to stay with Kaitlyn (Chock) and Kelsie (Kobayashi), but I fell back after 2-miles.”

    While Kaneakua wasn’t very satisfied with her fourth place finish, Nishimura-Thornton was excited with her fifth place time.

Deann Thornton
Deann Thornton

“This was probably the best race I’ve had this season as I tried to stay with the front pack for as long as I could,” Nishimura-Thornton said.

    “At the soccer field portion of the course (2.5 miles) the other girls in the pack started their kick and we got separated.  I’m starting to get better slowly and I like where I’m at this year.”

    Last year Nishimura-Thornton was consistently in the top five of each race leading up to the BIIF championships and she did it as a freshman.  The young Cougar fizzled at the BIIF championships dropping out of the top ten.  “This year I want to put all my focus on the BIIF’s and peak in time for that race,” she said.

    Hilo swept the boys and girls team titles with a surprised Viking coach, Bill McMahon looking on.  “I tell you, I never really expected this (winning team titles) but these guys and girls are really tough in putting it all together,” McMahon said.

   On the north end of the island it was Kohala playing host to the BIIF West Division with a pair of Dragons taking top individual honors. 

    Chris Mosch, who won it all at Kamehameha two weeks ago, won the boy’s race, while teammate Tia Greenwell, the two time defending BIIF champion, won it all for the girls.

   Mosch’s major challenge came from Makua Lani’s Dylan Hardie-Jordan who tried to stay with the senior from Honokaa for most of the race.

   Greenwell had little opposition in her desire to retain a third league title and easily took the girls race in 20 minutes and 56 seconds. Teammate Athena Oldfather captured second in 21:28, followed by Makua Lani’s Grace Choe, 22:46, and Hawaii Prep’s Zoe Sims, 22:56.

   “The HPA girls really had a solid pack of runners that made it easy for them to win the team title,” Kohala coach, Tom McCue said.  “We had some variable weather today with wind gust up to 20 mph and a little rain for the boy’s race, then it got really hot for the girls.”

    Honokaa won the boys varsity race with Ka Makani taking the girls team title.

September 29, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo’s from Waiakea x-country meet

Battling to the finish

Hilo's Johann Kuiper, Keaau's Shannon White and Waiakea's Frank Chi - Battling to the finish

Waiakea's Kaitlyn Chock seems a little too happy at start of girls race

Waiakea's Kaitlyn Chock seems a little too happy at start of girls race

Shannon White

Shannon White

Kelsie Kobayashi

Kelsie Kobayashi

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September 27, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , | 4 Comments

BIIF Boys Cross-Country Results from Waiakea

Start of boys race at Waiakea

Start of boys race at Waiakea

FINISH BIIF Cross-Country Boys    
  September 26, 2009      
  Waiakea High School      
           
  Individual Finish Sheet      
  108 Finishers     Time
No. Last Name First Name Team Min Sec
1 Brooks Daniel Keaau 17 24
2 Kaneshiro Tyde Hilo 17 40
3 Chai Casey Kamehameha 18 04
4 Ray Billy Hilo 18 11
5 Kuiper Johann Hilo 18 11
6 White Shannon Keaau 18 12
7 Chi Frank Waiakea 18 12
8 Michels Rick Hilo 18 19
9 Ho Kaulana Kamehameha 18 36
10 Edwards Jacob Ka’u 18 43
11 Grotenhuis Jeremy Christian Liberty 18 47
12 Scott Ka’imi Waiakea 18 55
13 Hatford Jackson Waiakea 18 56
14 Moylan Richard Christian Liberty 19 00
15 Torrison Edward Hilo 19 03
16 Andrada Shawn Keaau 19 16
17 Correa Shawn Kamehameha 19 16
18 Fratinardo John Kamehameha 19 24
19 Grotenhuis Jordan Christian Liberty 19 24
20 Weiss Sai Hilo 19 36
21 Kelii Michael Christian Liberty 19 38
22 Umayas Samuel Keaau 19 39
23 Wynn Mark Christian Liberty 19 41
24 Pelletier Kyle Kamehameha 19 42
25 Clubbs James  Keaau 19 43
26 Taylor Daniel Hilo 19 50
27 Lum Ho Makaala Keaau 19 52
28 Langtry Andrew St. Joseph 19 58
29 Branco Brenden Hilo 20 08
30 Manuel Dayton  Waiakea 20 10
31 Thomas Ryan Kamehameha 20 12
32 Olsen Kevin Keaau 20 13
33 Phenecie Kekoa Keaau 20 15
34 Bath Noah Waiakea 20 15
35 Flaherty Noa Hilo 20 20
36 Koscik Chris St. Joseph 20 24
37 Meguro Robbey Waiakea 20 31
38 DeRego Theodore Kamehameha 20 31
39 Ly Wong Hilo 20 40
40 Iha Randall Hilo 20 47
41 Villegas Abraham Hilo 20 49
42 Memmer Luke Hilo 20 50
43 Pavao Wayne Keaau 20 51
44 Hulse Cooper Kamehameha 20 51
45 Baker Saya Kamehameha 20 54
46 Williamson Marshall Waiakea 21 00
47 Hart Nainoa Kamehameha 21 08
48 Rice Keone Waiakea 21 13
49 Ouye Ronn Christian Liberty 21 17
50 Byrd John Pahoa 21 19
51 Arellano John Ross Christian Liberty 21 24
52 Uemura Ryne Waiakea 21 28
53 Dudoit Marcus Hilo 21 30
54 Alviento Davin Keaau 21 42
55 Matias Greg Keaau 21 43
56 McAuliffe Stephen Waiakea 21 44
57 Rowland-Fernandez Jason Kamehameha 21 45
58 Haasenritter Kawika Kamehameha 21 50
59 Chun Brandon Waiakea 21 52
60 Sullivan William Pahoa 21 54
61 Keaunui Kaulana Pahoa 21 54
62 Tada Dallas Kamehameha 21 58
63 St. George Jacob Waiakea 22 00
64 Ogawa Rogan Kamehameha 22 01
65 Shibata Tylor Waiakea 22 01
66 Walsh Hamlet Pahoa 22 08
67 Kealaiki Micah Kamehameha 22 14
68 Christensen Hunter Kamehameha 22 15
69 Yamamoto Matthew Kamehameha 22 17
70 Miranda Kahi Hilo 22 17
71 Wills Joseph Waiakea 22 20
72 Hashimoto Trent Hilo 22 20
73 Olaso Drake Waiakea 22 21
74 Parker Landru Keaau 22 22
75 Winters Travis Waiakea 22 23
76 Tanimoto Easten Kamehameha 22 27
77 DuVoisin David Kamehameha 22 32
78 Sanstrom Owen Waiakea 22 37
79 Yamamoto Caden Waiakea 22 52
80 Cheng Kenneth Waiakea 22 53
81 Tanaka Lance Waiakea 23 18
82 Murayama Garry Waiakea 23 19
83 Cristobal Ian Waiakea 23 21
84 Kerr Max Hilo 23 22
85 McAuliffe Chris Waiakea 23 24
86 Dipert Josh Pahoa 23 24
87 Takato Hirohisa Hilo 23 28
88 Kackley Jacob Kamehameha 23 31
89 Aiu Kamanao Kamehameha 23 34
90 Yoshida Tristan Waiakea 23 34
91 Passmore Will Christian Liberty 23 35
92 Douglas Keanu Kamehameha 23 42
93 Kawakami Dustin Keaau 23 50
94 Burke Sean Waiakea 23 56
95 Freitas Keenan Christian Liberty 23 58
96 Yamauchi Dalen Waiakea 24 03
97 Eberling William Waiakea 24 04
98 Chai Zachary Kamehameha 24 10
99 Simon-Paulino Chaney Keaau 24 39
100 Phillips Cody Pahoa 24 49
101 Sumida Jordan Keaau 25 05
102 Tanaka Jason Waiakea 26 28
103 Houghton Ben Ka’u 26 34
104 Kang Maverick Kamehameha 26 58
105 Clark Ian Christian Liberty 27 28
106 Tolentino Charles Pahoa 29 42
107 Bowers Matt Ka’u 30 16
108 Aneteneh Berehan Ka’u 30 18

September 26, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments