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Kamehameha’s Akau leads long list of HHSAA medal winners from BIIF

Kaenen Aukai Akau wins state long jump

Adding to the gold medal count for Big Island athletes was Kamehameha’s Kaenen Aukai Akau in the long jump as the Warrior leaped 22-01.50.

Kealakehe’s Luca Walter contributed to the solid gold count for BIIF athletes by winning the 400 dash.

Other BIIF Medalist (top 6 in each event medal and score team points):

Mauna Palamama-Danielson, Waiakea, 6th discus

Jackson Halford, Waiakea, 3rd 1500 run

Haley Rasse, Waiakea, 6th 800 run

Michael Morikawa, Waiakea, 6th long jump

Katon Pestano, Hilo, 6th pole vault

Carmen Garson-Shumway, Hilo, 5th 1500

Lana Queen, HPA, 5th 100 hurdles, 4th 300 hurdles

Kristiana Van Pernis, HPA, 6th 1500 run, 4th 800 run

Everett Maka McKee, Kamehameha, 5th long jump

Jesse Huihui, Keaau, 5th 100 dash, 5th 200 dash

Chris Mosch, Honokaa, 2nd 3000 run

Kealakehe girls 4×400 relay, 6th

Related Links: 

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/hpas-shane-brostek-win-2-gold-medals-at-hhsaa-track-field-championships/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/konas-galdeira-and-ruedy-score-5th-place-team-finish-at-hhsaa-track/

May 8, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , | Leave a comment

HHSAA Track & Field Qualifiers

HHSAA State Track and Field Championships - 5/6/2011 to 5/7/2011     
                                         War Memorial Stadium - Wailuku Maui                   

Boys Discus Throw                                                            

  1 Lopeti Fonokalifi            Kaiser High School    161-02     162-03q

  2 Kevin Marshall Adkisson      Kapaa High School     163-11     161-06q

  3 Shane Brostek             JR Hawaii Prep           163-01     159-10q

  4 Paulay Asiata             SR St. Louis             159-07     157-06q

  5 Lake Kaai                 12 Kamehameha            153-08     156-04q

  6 Isaac Savaiinaea          SO Punahou Boys          149-09     147-07q

  7 Mauna Palama-Danielson       Waiakea               141-06     146-01q

  8 Boyd Crowell              SR Kailua High School    141-07     144-06q

Boys 1500                                                                 

  1 Nicola Perez-Garreaud     JR Maui High            4:18.84    4:19.70Q       

  2 Jordan Thibodeau          12 Kamehameha           4:00.61    4:21.98Q       

  3 Pierce Murphy                Island High School   4:02.08    4:20.32Q       

  4 James Pearson             SO Baldwin              4:20.05    4:22.56Q       

  5 Cameron Dapkins           FR Radford High School  4:19.01    4:21.03Q       

  6 Jackson Halford              Waiakea              4:14.09    4:22.60Q       

  7 Rocky Balala              JR Maui High            4:24.87    4:22.32Q       

  8 Casey Ryan                   Pearl City           4:21.39    4:22.76Q       

  9 Borys Pleskacz            SR Iolani School Boys   4:12.47    4:23.45q       

 10 Nikolai Scharer           SO Punahou Boys         4:13.44    4:26.39q       

 11 David Clarke              SO Iolani School Boys   4:25.04    4:26.82q       

 12 Matthew Baker             JR Radford High School  4:22.81    4:28.17q      

Boys Shot Put

1 Shane Brostek             JR Hawaii Prep         54-05.00   54-00.00q

2 Lake Kaai                 12 Kamehameha          54-07.00   53-01.50q

 3 Keanu Foki JR Farrington          51-03.75   49-06.75q   4 Asten Koki     SR Roosevelt           51-03.00   49-04.00q  

5 Mauna Palama-Danielson       Waiakea             47-09.00   48-10.00q   6 Pasoni Tasini                Baldwin             49-05.00   48-09.75q  

7 Kelii Vidal               SR Damien Memorial     47-04.00   48-05.25q   8 Nainoa Bright             SR Kamehameha Maui     49-02.50   48-01.00q Boys Long 1 Solomon Dixon             12 McKinley            21-11.75   21-09.50q    2 Joshua Gante              12 Anuenue High School 22-00.25   21-02.75q    3 Kaenen Aukai Akau         JR Kamehameha HI       22-09.00   21-02.00q    4 Matt Parrish              SR Punahou Boys        21-05.50   21-00.50q    5 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI       21-01.50   20-11.00q    6 Michael Morikawa             Waiakea             20-08.25   20-10.00q    7 Travis Winters               Waiakea             21-01.25   20-08.50q    7 Punga Vea                 12 Kahuku High School  20-08.25   20-08.50q  Boys 110 hurdles   1 Matt Feeley               SR Punahou Boys           14.88      14.99Q                          2 Darren Acoba              SR Kauai Boys             14.94      15.07Q                          3 Daniel Wagner             SR MPI                    15.01      15.38Q                          4 Kevin Acasio              JR Radford High School    15.40      15.07Q                          5 Aaron Cox                 JR Waipahu High School    15.24      15.38Q                          6 Jon Woo                   SR Punahou Boys           15.70      15.62Q                         7 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI          15.44      15.59q                         8 Collin Pidot              11 Kamehameha             16.13      15.80q  Girls 100 hurdles 1 Zhane Santiago            SR Kahuku High School     14.84      14.55Q                 2 Abrianna Johnson-Edwards  SO Iolani School Girls    15.12      15.05Q               3 Kawehi Louis Diamond      SO Kauai Girls            15.20      15.06Q                 4 Amirah Majied             JR Island Pacific         15.38      15.35Q                 5 Emalia Galdeira           JR Konawaena              16.15      15.08q                6 Lana Queen                SR Hawaii Prep            15.93      16.14q               7 Julia Brand               SR Punahou Girls          16.07      16.24q               8 Alexia Blalock            SO Pearl City             16.44      16.37q    Girls 1500 1 Dakota Grossman           FR Seabury Hall         4:53.02    5:00.70Q   2 Elli Brady                SO Punahou Girls        4:49.49    5:09.70Q   3 Sophie Curatilo           SR Moanalua             4:55.68    5:00.92Q   4 Zoe Sims                  SO Hawaii Prep          4:58.85    5:09.93Q   5 Carmen Garson-Shumway     FR Hilo                 5:01.90    5:07.89Q   6 Kimberly Pugliese         SR Mililani             5:06.84    5:10.08Q   7 Kristiana Van Pernis      FR Hawaii Prep          5:02.54    5:09.62Q   8 Heidi Nicholls            SR HBA                  4:59.28    5:10.32Q   9 Kela Vargas               SR Hawaii Prep          5:11.25    5:10.46Q 10 Keri Fujiwara             JR Waipahu High School  5:07.87    5:11.07Q 11 Emily Peck                JR Seabury Hall         5:11.73    5:11.48q 12 Monica Woolley            JR Punahou Girls        5:13.08    5:13.83q   BOYS 8001 Joshua Freitas            11 Kamehameha           1:59.60    2:02.60Q   2 Jordan Thibodeau          12 Kamehameha           1:54.32    2:03.07Q   3 Nathan Underwood          JR Kailua High School   2:01.47    2:03.31Q   4 Robert Terry              SR St. Louis            2:01.38    2:03.19Q   5 Michael Chin              SO Christian Academy    2:01.65    2:03.72Q   6 Nicola Perez-Garreaud     JR Maui High            2:04.77    2:04.12Q   7 Jackson Halford              Waiakea              2:03.45    2:03.29q   8 Nathan Shirey             11 Kapolei High School  2:03.02    2:03.55q Boys Long 1 Solomon Dixon             12 McKinley            21-11.75   21-09.50q    2 Joshua Gante              12 Anuenue High School 22-00.25   21-02.75q    3 Kaenen Aukai Akau         JR Kamehameha HI       22-09.00   21-02.00q    4 Matt Parrish              SR Punahou Boys        21-05.50   21-00.50q    5 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI       21-01.50   20-11.00q    6 Michael Morikawa             Waiakea             20-08.25   20-10.00q    7 Travis Winters               Waiakea             21-01.25   20-08.50q    7 Punga Vea                 12 Kahuku High School  20-08.25   20-08.50q  Boys 110 hurdles   1 Matt Feeley               SR Punahou Boys           14.88      14.99Q                          2 Darren Acoba              SR Kauai Boys             14.94      15.07Q                          3 Daniel Wagner             SR MPI                    15.01      15.38Q                          4 Kevin Acasio              JR Radford High School    15.40      15.07Q                          5 Aaron Cox                 JR Waipahu High School    15.24      15.38Q                          6 Jon Woo                   SR Punahou Boys           15.70      15.62Q                         7 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI          15.44      15.59q                         8 Collin Pidot              11 Kamehameha             16.13      15.80q  Girls 100 hurdles 1 Zhane Santiago            SR Kahuku High School     14.84      14.55Q                 2 Abrianna Johnson-Edwards  SO Iolani School Girls    15.12      15.05Q               3 Kawehi Louis Diamond      SO Kauai Girls            15.20      15.06Q                 4 Amirah Majied             JR Island Pacific         15.38      15.35Q                 5 Emalia Galdeira           JR Konawaena              16.15      15.08q                6 Lana Queen                SR Hawaii Prep            15.93      16.14q               7 Julia Brand               SR Punahou Girls          16.07      16.24q               8 Alexia Blalock            SO Pearl City             16.44      16.37q    Girls 1500 1 Dakota Grossman           FR Seabury Hall         4:53.02    5:00.70Q   2 Elli Brady                SO Punahou Girls        4:49.49    5:09.70Q   3 Sophie Curatilo           SR Moanalua             4:55.68    5:00.92Q   4 Zoe Sims                  SO Hawaii Prep          4:58.85    5:09.93Q   5 Carmen Garson-Shumway     FR Hilo                 5:01.90    5:07.89Q   6 Kimberly Pugliese         SR Mililani             5:06.84    5:10.08Q   7 Kristiana Van Pernis      FR Hawaii Prep          5:02.54    5:09.62Q   8 Heidi Nicholls            SR HBA                  4:59.28    5:10.32Q   9 Kela Vargas               SR Hawaii Prep          5:11.25    5:10.46Q 10 Keri Fujiwara             JR Waipahu High School  5:07.87    5:11.07Q 11 Emily Peck                JR Seabury Hall         5:11.73    5:11.48q 12 Monica Woolley            JR Punahou Girls        5:13.08    5:13.83q

May 6, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Day for Big Man at Keaau – HPA’s Shane Brostek

 
Brostek leads BIIF in Shot – photo by Brad Ballesteros

One of the big men in prep track & field pulled out a David Copperfield trick and disappeared without leaving a trace.

Standing at 6 foot 3 inches and weighing in at 300 pounds, Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Shane Brostek is an imposing giant in a field of big men that throw the shot and discus during the track and field season of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation.

This past Saturday, at the Keaau Track, Brostek once again led the league by doing what he does best; throwing inanimate objects the furthest across the field.

Better known for his football skills, Brostek has dominated the BIIF Big Men by launching the shot and discus further than anyone else on the island.

Brostek discus toss earlier in the season of 158-01 is nearly 17 feet further than his closest competitor and his shot of 53-04.25 is a foot further than anyone in the league.

But following his final event at the shot put ring on Saturday Brostek, who was visually upset with himself, picked up his gear and disappeared into the parking lot.

“Shane is a very serious competitor who has high standards and when he doesn’t perform up to that level he gets upset with himself and withdraws,” HPA head coach Pat Lau said of Brostek’s sudden disappearance.

Brostek, a junior, threw the shot 52 feet 10 inches on Saturday to win the meet by more than 8 feet over his closest competitor, but didn’t appear happy with his spin technique. 

photo by Brad Ballesteros

“Shane has a lot of talent and he sets his goals really high,” BIIF discus official Marvin Jones said.  “He has the potential to be the best in the state as he’s sitting on a gold mine.”

Back on the track it was Kealakehe’s Dylan Navarro showcasing his blazing sprint speed to take top honors in both the 100 and 200 meter dash.

“It’s been an exciting day for me today,” Navarro said.  “I had perfect block starts and I managed to keep my head down and arms pumping as I accelerated from start to finish.”

In the 100 Navarro got a push from Kamehameha’s Kaenen Aukai Akau as the Warrior grabbed the lead during the first 50 meters.

“I really wanted to win,” Navarro said of the 100 race.  “Aukai got a slight jump out of the blocks, but I think I just wanted it more.”

The 1500 displayed two of the finest distance runners in the BIIF with Honokaa’s Chris Mosch going against Waiakea’s Jackson Halford.

Mosch took the lead on a talented field, but Jackson hung onto his shadow keeping a full stride behind.  Coming out of the final turn Jackson turned on a kick and pulled up to Mosch shoulder as the Dragon began drifting further into Jackson’s lane.

Mosch ended up crossing the finish line a half stride ahead of Jackson, but was disqualified by race officials who claimed that Mosch impeded Jackson’s attempt to pass in the straight away.

“Chris helped me to set a P.R. (personal record) as this is the fastest I ever ran in my life,” Jackson said of his 4:17.20 performance.  “I didn’t know that I won until the officials took Chris on the side and DQ’d him.  He is the most talented runner I know on this island and he’s worked really hard to get where he is.”

Mosch was philosophical about his disqualification saying “It wasn’t my intent to impede, but I’m glad I learned this lesson now instead of two weeks from now during the BIIF championships.”

Mosch later ran the 3K and literally ran away from the field of 13 competitors, lapping some of them once and others twice during the seven and a half lap contest.

“I wanted to go out fast in the 3000, but the 1500 must have taken something out of me because I didn’t go out as fast as I would have liked.” Mosch said.

None the less, Mosch easily won in a time of 9:35.40 beating his closest competitor by more than 200 meters.

Halford also returned to run in the 800 and came away with a second place finish to Kealakehe’s Luca Walter.  Walter clocked in at 2:02.47 and Halford followed a second behind.

“Jackson (Halford) pushed me as he was on it today,” Walter said.  “I wasn’t at my best as I didn’t feel right and wasn’t able to shift gears coming out of the turn.  I heard footsteps and I got worried.”

Marley and Kristina – Big Dog photo

Another Warrior, Michael Morikawa, came away with another triple jump victory by leaping over 40 feet.

All season long the public school Warrior has been quietly leading the league in the triple as the sophomore feels like he is getting the technique down.

“I started doing the running triple in fifth grade,” Morikawa said.  “I’ve always liked that event and I’m going to hit a 41 in the triple one day so that I can rank higher in the state.  I must continue to work on my technique.”

Also getting the triple down to near perfection is a pair of Kau teammates in Kristina Padrigo and Marley Strand-Nicolaisen.

Padrigo was a workhorse for the Trojans taking second in the 100, third in the 200, first in the long and third in the triple jumps.

“This was just my second time trying the triple jump,” Padrigo said.  “My favorite race is the 100 dash and I like having Marley as she motivates me and teaches me a lot.”

Strand-Nicolaisen went first in the triple and fifth in the long.

“My main event is the triple jump as it comes naturally to me,” Stand-Nicolaisen said.  “Kristina pushes me as we do a lot of different things together including playing volleyball.”

The BIIF track and field venue moves to the HPA campus on Saturday with field events beginning at 9 am and running events at 10.

Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/hpas-shane-brostek-win-2-gold-medals-at-hhsaa-track-field-championships/

April 18, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BIIF 100 & 200 meter results from Keaau – Navarro top sprinter

Navarro wins 100 & 200 dash at Keaau

 

Girls 100 Meter Dash
BIIFQualify: B 14.47                                                         
  HHSAA Auto: A 12.94                                                         
  HHSAA Cons: C 13.24                                                         
1 Ua Ruedy                  SO Konawaena       13.16C  5  10  
2 Kristina Padrigo          SO Ka'u            13.23C  5   8  
3 Chelsea Poe               JR Kamehameha HI   13.29B  5   6  
4 Aloha Bohol               SR Hilo            13.49B  5   4  
5 Cheyanne MacMullen        JR Kealakehe    13.52B  5   2    
6 Katie Aguilar                Honokaa    13.56B  5   1  
 

Girls 200 Meter Dash

BIIFQualify: B 29.96                                                         

  HHSAA Auto: A 26.64                                                         

  HHSAA Cons: C 27.64                1 Ua Ruedy                  SO Konawaena       26.83C  4  10  

2 Aloha Bohol               SR Hilo           27.53C  4   8  

3 Kristina Padrigo          SO Ka’u          27.58C  4   6  

4 Caili Ebaniz              SO Kealakehe     27.97B  1   4  

5 Katie Aguilar                Honokaa       28.10B  4   2  

 6 Mae Quiamas                                             Honokaa                           28.42B  4   1 

Boys 100 Meter Dash
BIIFQualify: B 12.27                                                         
  HHSAA Auto: A 11.14                                                         
  HHSAA Cons: C 11.44 

1 Dylan Navarro             SR Kealakehe       11.27C  8  10  
2 Kaenen Aukai Akau         JR Kamehameha HI 11.32C  8   8  
 3 Alexander Engdahl         JR Keaau        11.47B  8   6  
4 Travis Winters            JR Waiakea      11.51B  8   4  
 5 Raskassa J ohnson          FR Hilo         11.69B  8   2  
 6 Aijah Thompson            SR Keaau        11.71B  8   1  
Boys 200 Meter Dash
BIIFQualify: B 24.98                                                         
  HHSAA Auto: A 22.74                                                         
  HHSAA Cons: C 23.44                                                       
 1 Dylan Navarro             SR Kealakehe          22.62A  6  10  
 2 Travis Winters            JR Waiakea          23.31C  6   8  
 3 Alexander Engdahl         JR Keaau            23.51B  6   6 
 4 Colton Austria            SO Waiakea          23.83B  6   4  
 5 Christian Lee             SR Hawaii Prep      23.91B  6   2  
 6 Raskassa Johnson          FR Hilo             23.96B  6   1  

April 17, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wildcat Girls Impressive at BIIF track & field season opener

Lia Galdeira & Ua Ruedy

KEAAU – Konawaena’s Emalia Galdeira and Ua Ruedy wrecked havoc on the track to lead the lady Wildcats in team scoring this past Saturday during a Big Island Interscholastic Federation track & field meet held at the Cougar track.

In a heavy, sporadic downpour, the drought in Kona may be over, as the Westside track stars won their first scoring meet in recent memory edging Hilo by .25 points.

Ruedy won the 100 and 300 hurdles, 200 dash, placed second in the 100 and third in the long jump amassing 44 points for the lady Wildcats.

Not to be outdone Galdeira, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association basketball player of the year, won the 100 meter dash, long jump, finished second in the 100 hurdles, and tied for third in the high jump scoring 31.3 individual points.

What’s even more notable is that Galdeira, better know for her on the court basketball skills, needed to be talked into coming out for track this season by the Wildcat coaching staff.

“I still have a lot to learn about technique in doing the hurdles,” Galdeira said.  “The rest of the events are easy as all I need to know is to pump my arms and go.  I don’t think about anything.”

Galdeira demonstrated her great leaping ability as she hit a 16’ 8.5” mark with her lead foot clearly 10 inches behind the marking board.

Galdeira’s long jump established herself as the number two in the state and the junior clearly has not seen a full potential.

“I’m having fun doing track and the 100 dash is my favorite,” she said. “All I have to do is go.”

Sophomore teammate Ruedy placed fourth in the state last year in the 300 hurdles, but prefers the 100 hurdles as her premier event.

“My favorite is the 100 hurdles as it is quicker and much more interesting,” Ruedy said.  “It’s all about technique and good form and the 100 is much shorter than the 300,” she said with a wide grin.

Last season Ruedy didn’t try the 100 hurdles and her focus was on just running the 300.

“I’m hoping to win the state in the 300 hurdles and improve my times in the other sprint races,” she said.  “I also think we have a good chance of winning the BIIF team title this year.”

One of the Konawaena coaches, Kuulei Karratti Saole is a former HHSAA sprint champion winning the gold medal in the 100 dash for Kau in 2003 while medaling in the long and triple jumps.

“It’s all about giving back to the community in a sport that I love,” Coach Saole said.

Shina Chung

On the far end on the track infield it was Hilo’s Shina Chung showcasing her ability to leap over tall buildings.

The two time BIIF pole vault champion Chung cleared the bar at 10’ 3” to put her as the number one vaulter in the state at this point in the season.

“I’m trying to just hit a PR (personal record) by clearing 10’ 8” this season,” she said.  “I’m using a 12’ 1” pole which is made for someone that weighs 125 pounds.”

During the offseason Chung kept busy running stairs and doing drills and bio mechanics in order to maintain her high ranking in the event.

“I feel a lot of pressure as I want to repeat as BIIF champ and also improve on my fifth place state finish last year,” Chung said.

Zoe Sims

In the distance events it was Hawaii Repertory’s Zoe Sims coming out fast in both the 1500 and 3000 meter events to establish herself as the person to beat in those events.

“I wanted to hit my split times in both events, but I was a little off in the middle laps,” Sims said.

Sims ran an impressive 5 minutes 16.5 seconds in the 1500 and came back with an 11:47.02 in the 3K to win both easily.

“My goal was to run a 5:08 in the 1500,” she said.  “I hit my splits during the first and fourth laps, but fell off goal pace during the middle laps which is something I’ll need to push harder in the future.”

For the boys it was an Kamehameha 4×100 relay team that ran picture perfect clocking 45.97 seconds.

Kealii Naauao, Kaenen “Aukai” Akau, Zarion “Kama” Vincent and Tavon Pegues didn’t come into the meet confident that they could pull out the relay victory.

“We were having trouble dropping the baton all week in practice,” Vincent said.  “Our number 3 and 4 kept having trouble holding onto the stick.”

The Warriors pulled off a good team effort without anyone dropping the baton and their quick sprint speed was enough to hold off a talented Kealakehe squad.

The Waveriders held a narrow lead going into the final turn when Pegues took the exchange and ran down his opponent to take the narrow win.

The Warriors have six sprinters battling for the four top spots on their relay team, according to Coach Kimo Weaver, which will make for an exciting competition to see who will end up representing the school at the end of the season.

Raskassa Johnson

Newbie freshman, Raskassa Johnson from Hilo made his debut performance on the track and managed to turn a few heads in the 200 dash.

Johnson, a transfer from the Hawaiian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Pahoa, had never run track prior to making his debut on Saturday took second in the 200 dash, clocking 24.31 seconds to Kealakehe winner Dylan Navarro’s 23.05.

“I came out for track because I want to get faster for football,” Johnson said.  “I played running back on the junior varsity team and I was told this would help me improve my speed.”

Johnson, who is still in the learning curve, has been given a crash course on getting out quickly.

“I’ve never stepped into the block until three weeks ago,” he said.  “I feel the same passion for track as I do for football and I know I’m getting faster.”

The BIIF season will continue Saturday with a split meets as Kamehameha host the East schools and HPA will host the West.  Field events begin at 9 am with the running venue starting at 10am. 

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March 28, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment