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Canefire Conditioner a tradional fun race for pairs

KEAAU – The Big Island Interscholastic Federation opened its season with a traditional Canefire Conditioner, on the campus of Christian Liberty Academy.

It doesn’t happen to be your usual 3 mile cross country race because harriers are paired up with a teammate and there are special rules for team scoring.

“I ran a conditioner at Taylor University (Indiana).  It too was a preseason race,” CLA Coach Frank Grotenhuis said.

The objective is to allow everyone to run with a partner doing a relay format so that each runs a total of 3 miles (the total distance in a BIIF race, but with taking a 1 mile interval beak in between.

Hilo’s 1st and 2nd place teams.

“I think that the kids like it because they have a rest between each mile and they can get away with not being in 3 mile shape,” Grotenhuis said.  “Coaches have liked the fact that it’s a low key event, they get to see where their kids are at, and they can see some of their runners win awards.”

 “Our goal has been to make it a fun event for the schools and give them a chance to get out to Keaau and see our campus,” Grotenhuis said.  “It is always an eye opener for our school to see how popular cross country is!”

The Canefire conditioner gives 3 team trophies and 15 pairs of medals per race, according to Grotenhuis.

This year’s winner pair were both for Hilo in Stephen Hunter and Timon Skinner for the boys and Mahana Sabado-Halpern and Nina Bean for the girls.

Viking Coach Lory Hunter divided her girl pairs so that their number 1 runner would be paired with their number 4 runner and their #2 would be paired with #3.

“We wanted the team pair to push each other,” Coach Hunter said.

And Hilo strategy paid off as their two teams battled for first place and finished one-two with Carmen Garson-Shumway and Kaylee Rapoza finishing within  three minutes of each other.

#2 boys team Honokaa & #1 Hilo

“This is an exciting run and this is my favorite race,” Garson-Shumway said.

Bean echoed her teammate statement, “we pushed them to run hard and we paced them to make it fun” she said.

The Hilo pairs were clocked at their mile splits in the 6:52 range with the final mile reaching a speedy 6:02.

The third pair crossing the finish line was TeHani Jones and Tiana Iwata from Kamehameha.

Each coach came with their own strategy.

Michael Franklin head coach for Hawaii Prep Academy girl’s team said he has been doing the same thing for the past 5 years. He didn’t want to pull any surprises on anybody and the whole thing about his team strategy is to try to train them to run as a pack.

HPA lost to Hilo in team scoring by one point. But that didn’t change Franklin’s opinion of his strategy to train them to run as a group.

Coach Jordon Rosado of Waiakea said he likes the format at CLA because it affords his team to rest between miles and he wants to see what it is like when you put all these miles together during the week.

“It’s a great fun way to keep kids motivated to want to run and the CLA coach does a fantastic job putting this event together,” Rosado said.

Coach Joel Truesdell of Kamehameha’s team has done the Canefire conditioner for all seven years.

“It’s a great way to kick off the season, the kids love it. We don’t really train for the race.

Frank Grotenhuis is a great host and it’s his way of showing aloha,” Truesdell said.

On the boy’s side, was another pair of Hilo boys in Stephen Hunter and Timon Skinner taking first place.

“We were running in second place until our final baton pass in which we took over the lead,” Hunter said.

The Honokaa Dragon’s had a ten second lead on Hunter but the young Viking made up the time in a thrilling eleven second turn around.

Hunter had to pass the Dragons in the final baton pass to make it a clean sweep for the Vikings, but Honokaa still pulled out a team title.

Another pair of Vikings in Isreal Sim and Max Panoff came in third place within a minute of the other Hilo team.

Fourth place went to the pair of Paul Gregg and Tyler McCullough from Parker as the Bulls were separated by a mere minute and twelve seconds from first place.

But in the Conditioner format it takes your top four scoring teams to win the team title.

Despite the high temperature of a noon day boy’s race and no trade winds coming through the cane fields it still made for a great venue.

Grotenhuis keeps getting larger and larger participation, with 300 last year and a total of 328 runners this year.

CLA makes the awards possible through a series of fund raisers throughout the year, according to Grotenhuis.

A change in venue has BIIF cross country moving to the campus of HPA next Saturday Sept 1 starting at 10 a.m. instead of Kealakehe.

August 26, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Volcano Rainforest Runs 5K top 100 results

The 2012 Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs
August 18, 2012 – Volcano, Hawaii

Overall Results – 5K

 

 Plc Name                      Division     Residence            Time  

   1 Todd Marohnic #680        50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :19:30

   2 Basil Schuerch #714       20 – 29      Bern, Switzerland    :20:08 

   3 Jeffery Ferrell #768      14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :20:21 

   4 William Mcmahon #686      50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :20:44 

   5 Michael Forster #823      14 – 19      Arlington, WA        :21:09 

   6 Adam Willard #821         30 – 39      Waikoloa, HI         :21:53 

   7 Davin Alviento #760       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :22:24 

   8 Shayli Nakamoto #695      14 – 19    F Kealakekua, HI       :22:31  

   9 Brandon Franco #638       14 – 19      Kailua-Kona, HI      :22:34 

  10 Charlie Belmes #761       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :22:39 

  11 Lory Hunter #792          40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :22:58

  12 Nicholas Carter #1723     9 – 13       Pahoa, HI            :23:06 

  13 Bryn Witthans #864        14 – 19      Kamuela, HI          :23:07 

  14 Kaylee Rapoza #799        14 – 19    F Hilo, HI             :23:37 

  15 Levi Albano #759          14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :23:39 

  16 Isiah Segobia #785        14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :23:40 

  17 Conrad Salboro #709       14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :23:42 

  18 Jacob Romero #784         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :23:42 

  19 Dustin Kawakami #773      14 – 19      Mt View, HI          :24:06 

  20 Elysonne Quila #782       14 – 19      Kegan, HI            :24:06 

  21 Aris Aynessazian #1722    14 – 19      Pahoa, HI            :24:09 

  22 Mallory Demattos #633     20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :24:29 

  23 Kekoa Harman #649         30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :24:39 

  24 Mitchell O’connor #779    14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :25:01 

  25 Megan Denny #852          30 – 39    F Pahala, HI           :25:02 

  26 Lorri Hays #1727          40 – 49    F Pahoa, HI            :25:12 

  27 Joseph Urban #729         20 – 29      Chicago, IL          :25:14 

  28 Eric Longboy #774         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :25:45 

  29 Ryan Withans #863         14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :26:18 

  30 Brown Bedard #606         9 – 13       College Station, T   :26:19 

  31 John Broward #818         50 – 59      Hnp, HI              :26:22 

  32 Sean Jesser #657          14 – 19      Kailua Kona, HI      :26:25 

  33 Camille Bourcier #839     20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :26:28 

  34 Catherine Spina #855      30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:30 

  35 Sheldon Cabudol #764      14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :26:38 

  36 Laura Matturro #681       20 – 29    F Kingston, NY         :26:39 

  37 Thane Pratt #754          60 – 69      Volcano, HI          :26:41 

  38 Keanen Miyasato #854      20 – 29      Keaau, HI            :26:43 

  39 Greyson Haskell #1733     9 – 13       Keaau, HI            :26:44 

  40 Kobe Miller #828          9 – 13       Pahoa, HI            :26:46 

  41 Barbara Haight #791       50 – 59    F Kamuela, HI          :26:46 

  42 Neon Nishimura #778       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :26:47 

  43Paul Ahn #601             20 – 29      Kailua, HI           :26:52 

  44 Shani Cosma #767          14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :26:56 

  45 Ella Johnson #1725        9 – 13     F Volcano, HI          :27:01 

  46 Nick Pagtama #780         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:07 

  47 Katherine Mulliken #693   20 – 29    F Volcano, HI          :27:09  

  48 Rachel Margis #845        14 – 19    F Racine, WI           :27:11 

  49 Chevis Marquis #777       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:14 

  50 Solomon Escalante #742    9 – 13       Kurtistown, HI       :27:16 

  51 Chenoa Jesser #656        14 – 19    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :27:21 

  52 Bryan Gorges #643         20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :27:22 

  53 Laurie Schafer #755       20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :27:23 

  54 Whitney Sia #757          14 – 19    F Honolulu, HI         :27:23

  55 Edgar Ventura #1732       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:26

  56 Kaulike Sibayton #787     14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:27 

  57 Keian Kanetani #772       14 – 19      Kurtistown, HI       :27:33 

  58 Christina Chow #765       14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :27:40    

  59 Michelle Miranda #689     30 – 39    F Paauilo, HI          :27:43 

  60 Desiree Sumaoang #788     14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :27:51 

  61 Ku Mei Kern #665          30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :28:04 

  62 Wendy Clark #624          60 – 69    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :28:15 

  63 Shawn Baker #860          40 – 49      Kamuela, HI          :28:17 

  64 Bee Jay Ines #770         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :28:22 

  65 Julius Marglona #776      14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :28:25 

  66 Ali Steiner #816          40 – 49    F Kk, HI               :28:42 

  67 Ross Nishioka #697        20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :28:43 

  68 Tara Trujillo #1738       40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :28:56 

  69 Toby Johnson #1724        1 – 8        Volcano, HI          :29:12 

  70 Avery Rose Jarvis #771    14 – 19    F Hilo, HI             :29:15 

  71 Tracy Johnson #1726       50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :29:32 

  72 Peter Matturro #682       50 – 59      Kingston, NY         :29:36 

  73 Stephen Knight #669       40 – 49      Naalehu, HI          :29:39 

  74 Katie Wongthipkongka #740 20 – 29    F Honolulu, HI         :29:41 

  75 Bronson Chang #621        20 – 29      Honolulu, HI         :29:41

  76 Deylan Okinaka #803       9 – 13       Hilo, HI             :29:59 

  77 Alyssa Heehan #653        14 – 19    F Kamuela, HI          :30:02 

  78 Amanda Baily #806         60 – 69    F Holualoa, HI         :30:19 

  79 Julia Williams #736       60 – 69    F Volcano, HI          :30:26 

  80 David Hammes #826         60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :30:30 

  81 Ceres Bishaw-Lester #610  9 – 13       Mt.view, HI          :30:31 

  82 Victoria Leahy #833       1 – 8      F Los Angeles, CA      :30:33 

  83 Debra Simonson #717       50 – 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :30:40 

  84 Patrick Welsh #858        30 – 39      San Francisco, CA    :30:43 

  85 Isaac Solomon #718        20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :30:47 

  86 Audrey Nixon #794         9 – 13     F Kamuela, HI          :31:07 

  87 Gibson Tarr #810          1 – 8        Wenatchee, WA        :31:12 

  88 Casi Tarr #808            40 – 49    F Wenatchee, WA        :31:12 

  89 Melissa Pierce #700       30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :31:14 

  90 Cherese Shelton #786      14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :31:17 

  91 Nicholas Eisen #635       14 – 19      Pahoa, HI            :31:17 

  92 Veronica Neuberger #849   20 – 29    F Mc Lean, VA          :31:21 

  93 Suzanne Bistline #824     40 – 49    F Kamuela, HI          :31:23 

  94 Kahaknokahale Lum Ho #775 14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :31:23 

  95 Steve Grossman #648       60 – 69      Holualoa, HI         :31:25  

  96 Jordan Dreuer #861        14 – 19      Pahoa, HI            :31:36 

  97 Patricia Bishaw #609      30 – 39    F Mt.view, HI          :31:40 

  98 Cristine Belmes #762      14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :31:45 

  99 Robert Margis #846        40 – 49      Racine, WI           :31:48 

 100 Kay Kissick #667          50 – 59    F Mt Hope, KS          :31:52

August 19, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BIIF X-C 2nd place teams, Hilo and Waiakea Top 7 runners readies for States

Bean

Nina

9

Hilo

Breitbarth

Jordyn

10

Hilo

De Bourmont

Shalila

12

Hilo

Garson-Shumway

Carmen

10

Hilo

Lawrence

Karina

12

Hilo

Rapoza

Kaylee

11

Hilo

Ray

Satya

9

Hilo

Halford

Jackson

12

Waiakea

Hayano

Hajime

10

Waiakea

McQuate

Ian

10

Waiakea

Meguro

Robbey

12

Waiakea

Perez

Nathaniel

9

Waiakea

Rice

Keoni

11

Waiakea

Sato

Dyson

10

Waiakea

October 27, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Girls cross country results from Kamehameha – Top 60

BIIF Cross Country @ Kamehameha Hawaii – 10/8/2011               
                            Kamehameha Schools Kea’au                            
                                                                
                                                          

Event 2  Girls 3 Mile Run CC Varsity
          
   1 Haight, Mariah            10 Hawaii Prep           19:58.57    1            
  2 Van Pernis, Kristiana     10 Hawaii Prep           20:08.03    2            
  3 Sims, Zoe                 11 Hawaii Prep           20:13.23    3            
  4 Evans, Emily              11 Hawaii Prep           20:15.98    4            
  5 Garson-Shumway, Carmen    10 Hilo                  20:18.46    5            
  6 Ulrich, Kelly             10 Hawaii Prep           20:37.15    6            
  7 Kobayashi, Kelsie         12 Waiakea               21:01.76    7            
  8 De Bourmont, Shalila      12 Hilo                  21:15.79    8            
  9 Dorn, Keili                9 Makua Lani            22:02.18                 
10 Choe, Grace               12 Makua Lani            22:04.57                 
11 Bean, Nina                 9 Hilo                  22:15.24    9            
12 Carvalho, Erin            12 Kamehameha            22:20.18   10            
13 Grenwell, Kelly           11 Honokaa               22:20.76   11            
14 Croonquist, Mia           10 Hawaii Prep           22:23.21   12            
15 Adona, Hilghang           10 Honokaa               22:24.05   13            
16 Rasse, Haley              11 Waiakea               22:25.29   14            
17 Bradley, Cat              11 Hawaii Prep           22:25.60   15            
18 Bettencourt, Mika         10 Kealakehe             22:28.42                 
19 Breitbarth, Jordyn        10 Hilo                  22:38.87   16            
20 Hughes, Jillian           11 Waiakea               22:57.58   17            
21 Iwata, Tiana              10 Kamehameha            22:57.91   18            
22 Aguirre, Elizabeth        10 Honokaa               22:59.27   19            
23 Hagemann, Natalie         11 Kea’au                23:05.48   20            
24 Langevin, Mariko          11 Parker                23:10.09                 
25 Shiraki, Allie            10 Honokaa               23:10.60   21            
26 Cabel, Mikela             10 Kamehameha            23:13.22   22            
27 Busek, Jessica            11 Waiakea               23:14.25   23            
28 Lawrence, Karina          12 Hilo                  23:15.31   24            
29 Akai, Tsukasa             12 Hawaii Prep           23:24.59                 
30 Ombac, Skye               10 Waiakea               23:31.92   25            
31 Olinaka, Vandey           11 Waiakea               23:38.51   26            
32 Rapoza, Kaylee            11 Hilo                  23:38.91   27            
33 Aguilar, Katie            12 Honokaa               23:48.08   28            
34 Manuia, Alana              9 Kamehameha            23:52.66   29            
35 Ignacio, Vanessa          10 Waiakea               23:53.77   30            
36 Hemalon, Mahina           12 Kea’au                23:56.00   31            
37 Trainer, Hannah           12 Kamehameha            23:58.93   32            
38 Jones, Tehani             11 Kamehameha            24:02.41   33            
39 Carlos, Monica            11 Honokaa               24:09.83   34            
40 Bader, Alexa               9 Kamehameha            24:13.36   35            
41 Iwata, Shayla              9 Kamehameha            24:28.55                 
42 Nakamoto, Shayli           9 Konawaena             24:29.36                 
43 Pautz, Whitney            12 Hualalai              24:34.06                 
44 Jarvis, Avery Rose        11 Kea’au                24:36.91   36            
45 Bannister, Kaley          10 Kamehameha            24:41.39                 
46 Paulachak, Kara           12 Waiakea               24:49.14                 
47 Sohriakoff, Jade          12 Hawaii Prep           25:00.12                 
48 Tamasese-Solomon, Malama  12 Hawaii Prep           25:13.43                 
49 Kim, Sara                 10 Kamehameha            25:16.36                 
50 Morrison, Leila            9 Hawaii Prep           25:21.32                 
51 Chow, Christina           11 Kea’au                25:21.98   37            
52 Baruela, Kiana             9 Waiakea               25:34.69                 
53 Bartlett, Madi            11 Hawaii Prep           25:49.51                 
54 Fojas, Jazz               11 Hawaii Prep           25:53.89                 
55 Rances, Skye              10 Waiakea               25:56.86                 
56 Jarvis, Iris               9 Kamehameha            26:05.87                 
57 Grothmann, Kalai          12 Kamehameha            26:06.52                 
58 Napihaa, Britni           12 Kamehameha            26:10.93                 
59 Chingee, Mariah           11 Ka’u                  26:13.46   38            
60 Kakazu, Mahea              9 Kea’au                26:13.83   39

October 8, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Revised BIIF Girls Cross Country from Waiakea 9.24.11, Top 60 Results

The girls race held at Waiakea had 149 finishers with Hawaii Prep winning the team scoring followed by Hilo.  Revised Official List

BIIF Cross Country Meet at Waiakea – 9/24/2011                 
                           Waiakea High School Hilo HI                           
                                                     

  1 Kobayashi, Kelsie         12 Waiakea               19:29.38    1            
  2 Haight, Mariah            10 Hawaii Prep           20:01.37    2            
  3 Sims, Zoe                 11 Hawaii Prep           20:02.16    3            
  4 Garson-Shumway, Carmen    10 Hilo                  20:05.73    4            
  5 Evans, Emily              11 Hawaii Prep           20:07.18    5            
  6 Van Mols, Kari            11 Kealakehe             20:16.97    6            
  7 De Bourmont, Shalila      12 Hilo                  20:26.15    7            
  8 Kirkhill, Sydney           9 Kealakehe             20:32.77    8            
  9 Choe, Joy                 10 Makua Lani            20:33.64    9            
10 Ulrich, Kelly             10 Hawaii Prep           20:41.64   10            
11 Van Pernis, Kristiana     10 Hawaii Prep           20:47.91   11            
12 Ray, Satya                 9 Hilo                  20:49.92   12            
13 Bradley, Cat              11 Hawaii Prep           20:53.43   13            
14 Cooke, Kirrah              9 Hilo                  20:58.27   14            
15 Kim, Corin                12 Kamehameha            21:00.81   15            
16 Choe, Grace               12 Makua Lani            21:01.27   16            
17 Rasse, Haley              11 Waiakea               21:12.99   17            
18 Bettencourt, Mika         10 Kealakehe             21:24.29   18            
19 Thornton, Deann           12 Kea’au                21:26.55   19            
20 Ladwig, Veronica          10 Hawaii Prep           21:36.10   20            
21 Bean, Nina                 9 Hilo                  21:42.37   21            
22 Carvalho, Erin            12 Kamehameha            21:47.35   22            
23 Rapoza, Kaylee            11 Hilo                  21:47.97   23            
24 Dorn, Keili                9 Makua Lani            21:54.02   24            
25 Grenwell, Kelly           11 Honokaa               21:56.21   25            
26 Breitbarth, Jordyn        10 Hilo                  22:09.19   26            
27 Nakamura, Tiffany         11 Makua Lani            22:16.07   27            
28 Iwata, Tiana              10 Kamehameha            22:17.35   28            
29 Lawrence, Karina          12 Hilo                  22:20.02                 
30 Shiraki, Allie            10 Honokaa               22:23.60   29            
31 Adona, Hilghang           10 Honokaa               22:24.35   30            
32 Trainer, Hannah           12 Kamehameha            22:24.99   31            
33 Busek, Jessica            11 Waiakea               22:25.91   32            
34 Akai, Tsukasa             12 Hawaii Prep           22:40.99                 
35 Olinaka, Vandey           11 Waiakea               22:45.91   33            
36 Iwata, Shayla              9 Kamehameha            22:47.38   34            
37 Hagemann, Natalie         11 Kea’au                22:56.34   35            
38 Pitoy, Shea               12 Hilo                  23:00.05                 
39 Nakamoto, Shayli           9 Konawaena             23:01.81                 
40 Jones, Tehani             11 Kamehameha            23:04.72   36            
41 Hemalon, Mahina           12 Kea’au                23:13.16   37            
42 Aguirre, Elizabeth        10 Honokaa               23:22.87   38            
43 Cabel, Mikela             10 Kamehameha            23:23.37   39            
44 Ombac, Skye               10 Waiakea               23:29.60   40            
45 Hughes, Jillian           11 Waiakea               23:32.42   41            
46 Ignacio, Vanessa          10 Waiakea               23:33.20   42            
47 DeCarli, Mercedes         11 Makua Lani            23:42.68   43            
48 Roddie, Candice           11 Waiakea               23:50.62                 
49 Manuia, Alana              9 Kamehameha            23:51.85                 
50 Langevin, Mariko          11 Parker                23:53.22                 
51 Bianchi, Rachael          12 Kealakehe             23:53.82   44            
52 Bannister, Kaley          10 Kamehameha            23:55.66                 
53 Bader, Alexa               9 Kamehameha            23:57.09                 
54 Alterman, Allison         12 Kealakehe             24:01.67   45            
55 Cosma, Shani              11 Kea’au                24:03.33   46            
56 Fojas, Jazz               11 Hawaii Prep           24:04.14                 
57 Boyette, Taylyn           11 Parker                24:04.79                 
58 Swain, Karley             12 Waiakea               24:07.54                 
59 Pautz, Whitney            12 Hualalai              24:08.29                 
60 Lerma, Amanda             12 Kamehameha            24:10.28                 

Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/biif-cross-country-from-waiakea-9-24-11-top-60-results/

September 24, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment