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Waiakea’s Halford and Kobayashi sweep 3K BIIF runs

Halford, Whitener and Olsen
Boys 3000 Meter RunBIIFQualify: B 11:19.00   HHSAA Auto: A  9:41.44   HHSAA Cons: C 10:08.24                                                      
  1 Jackson Halford           JR Waiakea                9:49.42C  10  
  2 Kevin Olsen               SR Keaau                  9:57.69C   8  
  3 Geoff Whitener               Kealakehe              9:59.08C   6  
  4 Ryuta Yoda                SO Hawaii Prep           10:36.15B   4  
  5 Ian McQuate               FR Waiakea               10:38.16B   2  
  6 Stephen Hunter            FR Hilo                  10:38.66B   1 
Girls 3000 Meter Run
BIIFQualify: B 14:16.00        HHSAA Auto: A 11:26.04          HHSAA Cons: C 12:11.94                                                       
  1 Kelsie Kobayashi          JR Waiakea                        11:43.0hC  10  
  2 Shalila de Bourmont       JR Hilo                           11:59.7hC   8  
  3 Mariah Hight                 Hawaii Prep                    12:25.3hB   6  
  4 Veronica Ladwig           FR Hawaii Prep                    12:34.1hB   4  
  5 Kaylee Rapoza             SO Hilo                           12:35.4hB   2  
  6 Deann Nishimura-Thornton  JR Keaau                          12:42.6hB   1  

 

April 9, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiakea dominates boys and girls 1500 meter run at Kamehameha

Kobayashi

Girls 1500 Meter Run   PaiaStadium: ! 5:01.77  5/6/2006    Lucy Pollard, Hawaii Prep                

  1 Kelsie Kobayashi          JR Waiakea                         5:17.91   10  

  2 Deann Nishimura-Thornton  JR Keaau                           5:41.25    8  

  3 Kaylee Rapoza             SO Hilo                            5:45.39    6  

  4 Natalie Hagemann          SO Keaau                           5:50.16    4  

  5 Tiana Iwata               FR Kamehameha HI                   5:57.94    2  

  6 Erin Carvalho             JR Kamehameha HI                   5:59.17    1  

  7 Vanessa Ignacio           FR Waiakea                         6:21.09 

  8 Bethany Bisel             SO Waiakea                         6:46.17 

Boys 1500 Meter Run               PaiaStadium: ! 4:11.49  4/27/2007   Keoni Ucker, CLA                         

     1 Jackson Halford           JR Waiakea                         4:28.18   10   
  2 Kevin Olsen               SR Keaau                           4:36.23    8   
  3 Ian McQuate               FR Waiakea                         4:37.33    6   
  4 Shawn Doll                JR Kamehameha HI                   4:39.49    4   
  5 Keoni Rice                SO Waiakea                         4:48.25    2   
  6 Theodore DeRego           JR Kamehameha HI                   5:00.71    1   
  7 Jhun Delle Ventura        JR Keaau                           5:04.31  
  8 Adam Hill                 FR Waiakea                         5:10.85  
  9 Dyson Sato                FR Waiakea                         5:19.14  
 10 Tyler Honda               FR Waiakea                         5:20.31 

April 3, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Track & Field Season begins on Saturday at Keaau

Start of girls 100 meter race

Sizes does matter!  Just ask Hawaii Preparatory Academy track & field coach Pat Lau and he’ll tell you that having depth plays an important factor in making a run for the island team championships.

“Our 2011 track team is the largest in school history,” Lau said.  “With 89 athletes, 62 girls and 27 boys, we have a lot of depth.”

Lau, who begins his fifth season at the helm, has a reputation for winning Big Island Interscholastic Federation team titles, capturing a boy’s title in 2007 and two girl’s titles in 2008 and 2010.

“For me and my coaches our biggest achievements is producing six individual state champions over the past four years,” Lau said.

The defending girls BIIF champs look overwhelming on paper as they return Kela Vargas, 800 & 1500 meters, Lana Queen and Chelsea Akamine at hurdles, Sydney Budde and Taylor Esaki at pole vault, along with Hana Scully, Mackenzie Buckner and Pam Lynn at sprints.

“Joining us also are most of the girls from the 2010 BIIF cross country championship team which gives us a lot of depth in the distance events,” Lau said.

Ka Makani boys return Shane Brostek in the throws with teammates George Twiggsmith and Rokas Cesnuievicius in the jumps.

“With our new track and HPA’s reputation for having a successful track program we are working hard to defend our 2010 girl’s championships.  As for the boys we will be very competitive, but Kamehameha looks to be the team to beat with Hilo and Keaau teams to watch,” Lau said.

Kimo Weaver returns for his third season at Kamehameha with impressive credentials.  The Warrior girls were the 2010 BIIF runner-up to the Ka Makani and their boys captured the league team crown.

“We continue to maintain the same team goals as we would like to contend for the league title and improve on our number of state qualifiers,” Weaver said.

Kamehameha boy’s top returnees include Everett Maka McKee at hurdles, Kaenaen Aukai Akau, long jump and sprints along with Hawk Hanoa in the throws.

For the lady Warriors Corin Kim and Kera Akiyama returns at the 400, Erin Carvalho at the distance events, Hi’ilani Evans-Bautista at jumps and hurdles along with teammates Kimberly Kalei Hodson and Alyssa Lehua McGuire taking on Pole Vault duties with McGuire also taking on the hurdles.

“We still need to fill the slots of those that have since graduated,” Weaver said.  “We need to better our times and marks each week and we want to keep working hard and peak at the right time.  If we can do this and have fun doing it good things will happen.”

Across town the other Warrior team, Waiakea, returns top distance runners, Kelsie Kobayashi for the girls and Jackson Halford for the boys. 

Waiakea coaches, Lance and Mary Jane Tominaga are carrying 20 girls and 35 boys on the team and are looking to improve on last year’s third place team finishes for both their boys and girls.

“We did lose a few key seniors, however, with the returnees coming back stronger and the addition of young recruits, the team hopes to better last year’s finish,” Lance Tominaga said.

Waiakea will have a strong sprint and jump corp. lead by Travis Winters and Michael Morikawa for the boys and Teisha Nacis for the girls.  Stephen McCauliffe will take on the middle distance, 400 and 800 events.

Keaau’s Vicky Chai also carries 55 athletes on their team, which Chai describes as a young and talented squad.

Jesse Huihui is the Cougars top sprinter with Damien Packer taking on the hurdles and horizontal jumps.  Look for Kevin Olsen in the distance events and a talented Nelson Enos in the pole vault.

For the Cougar girls it will be Randi Estrada in the high jump and 400 meter events and Deann Nishimura-Thornton running the distance events.

“I think most schools want the same thing as we do, to win a championship” Chai said.  “Having never accomplished this it would be especially sweet for us and this year I think it’s possible.  We continue to grow together as a team, most of who have been together for three years.  We’re looking forward to an exciting season.”

For Hilo it is first year head coach Jonathan Peralto taking over a large and talented Viking squad.

“Right now we are carrying about 45 boys and 35 girls on our track team,” Peralto said.  “A pretty large group, but they are motivated and working hard each day and I have a great coaching staff helping me.”

The Viking girls return Shina Chung at pole vault, Shalila de Bourmont at 3000 meters, Alyssa Hoshide, sprints; Linda Sunia, throws with boys Tyde Kaneshiro, distance, Rick Michels and Dan Taylor in the hurdles.

“I’m not sure who will be in the running for the team titles this year,” Peralto said.  “Each year new athletes come out, mixing things up a bit, but I am really looking forward to what the BIIF, as a whole, will produce this year.”

Peralto believes that the level of competition on the island has been increasing each year and is excited about what this season may have to offer.

The 2011 track and field season got under way with a preseason meet at HPA on Saturday, March 5 followed by the Kamehameha preseason invitational on Saturday, March 19.

The regular BIIF season starts on Saturday, March 26, at with an all schools meet at Keaau.  Field events get under way at 2 pm followed by running events at 3.

March 25, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Individual BIIF Runners – results – from Kamehameha Invite

Kamehameha Schools Hawaii       Track and Field Invitational  – 3/19/2011              Kea’au HI                                  

                                                                      Girls 100 Meter Dash

    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals  H# Point

  1 Kristina Padrigo          SO Ka’u                              13.76   1     

  2 Aloha Bohol               SR Hilo                              13.77   2       

 3 Chelsea Poe               JR Kamehameha HI                     13.96   1          

Girls 200 Meter Dash

  1 Randi Estrada             JR Keaau                             27.3h   1     

 2 Aloha Bohol               SR Hilo                              27.5h   1      

  3 Shina Chung               JR Hilo                              28.2h   1       

 Girls 400 Meter Dash   

  1 Randi Estrada             JR Keaau                          1:02:48

  2 Kiana Heaukulani          SO Hilo                            1:12.30    8  

  3 Michelle Martinez         SO Hilo                            1:17.37    6 

Girls 800 Meter Run 

    1 Zoe Sims                  SO Hawaii Prep                     2:30.93   10  

  2 Carmen Garson-Shumway     FR Hilo                            2:36.02    8  

  3 Natalie Hagemann          SO Keaau                           2:51.54    6  

  4 Veronica Ladwig           FR Hawaii Prep                     2:54.08    4  

  Girls 1500 Meter Run

  1 Zoe Sims                  SO Hawaii Prep                     5:25.39   10  

  2 Carmen Garson-Shumway     FR Hilo                            5:27.78    8  

  3 Shalila de Bourmont       JR Hilo                            5:41.60    6  

  4 Natalie Hagemann          SO Keaau                           5:47.31    4  

 Girls 3000 Meter Run

  1 Zoe Sims                  SO Hawaii Prep                    11:56.80   10  

  2 Veronica Ladwig           FR Hawaii Prep                    12:51.70    8  

  3 Kaylee Rapoza             SO Hilo                           13:08.90    6   

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

  1 Katharina Brohmeyer       JR Keaau                             17.8h   1     

  2 Bree Delacruz             JR Hilo                              17.9h   1      

  3 Katie Case                JR Hawaii Prep                       18.0h   1      

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

  1 Katharina Brohmeyer       JR Keaau                             50.30   1     

  2 Alyssa McGuire            SO Kamehameha HI                     52.58   1      

  3 Katie Case                JR Hawaii Prep                       52.66   1      

  Boys 100 Meter Dash

  1 Jesse Huihui              JR Keaau                             11.36     

  2 Alexander Engdahl         JR Keaau                             11.72      

  3 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI                     11.82      

  200 Meter Dash

  1 Brett Ebanez              JR Hilo                              24.2h      

  1 Talon Ota                 SO Keaau                             24.2h      

  3 Kason Marques             SR Keaau                             25.1h     

  4 Johnny Chow               SR Keaau                             25.3h      

  4 Aijah Thompson            SR Keaau                             25.3h    

 Boys 400 Meter Dash

  1 Matthew Shimabukuro       SO Keaau                             58.77   10  

  2 Alvaro Fernandez Garcia   SO Hawaii Prep                       59.76    8  

  3 Brett Ebanez              JR Hilo                            1:02.97    6  

  Boys 800 Meter Run

  1 Johann Kuipers            JR Hilo                            2:14.73   10  

  2 Kevin Olsen               SR Keaau                           2:20.73    8  

  3 Wayne Pavao               SR Keaau                           2:21.74    6  

       JR Keaau                           2:30.82 

  Boys 1500 Meter Run

  1 Tyde Kaneshiro            SR Hilo                            4:36.41      

  2 Kevin Olsen               SR Keaau                           4:39.02       

  3 Andrew Langtree           JR St Joseph                       4:48.15       

  4 Wayne Pavao               SR Keaau                           4:55.13       

  5 Hunter Stephen               Hilo                            4:58.36       

Boys 3000 Meter Run

  1 Chris Mosch               SR Honokaa                         9:35.30      

  2 Tyde Kaneshiro            SR Hilo                           10:23.00       

  3 Andrew Langtree           JR St Joseph                      10:24.40       

  4 Hunter Stephen               Hilo                           10:43.30       

  5 Max Panoff                FR Hilo                           11:06.70      

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

  1 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI                     16.1h      

  2 Easten Tanimoto           JR Kamehameha HI                     17.5h       

  3 Rick Michels              SR Hilo                              18.4h       

  Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

  1 Everett McKee             SR Kamehameha HI                     42.66      

  2 Rick Michels              SR Hilo                              46.90       

  3 Joey Kailimai             FR Hawaii Prep                       47.61

March 21, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ucker wins Cougar 5K with Waiakea’s Halford a strong fifth

Jackson Halford

The following are the results from our 2nd Annual Cougar 3-Mile Fun Run/Walk held this past Friday.
top 25:

1) Keoni Ucker                15:43      2)    Nick Hagemann                16:26
3) Justin Pang                16:53        4)  Zach Johnson                17:07
5) Jackson Halford        17:30           6)   Kevin Olsen                18:18
Paul Mauser                18:33       James Clubbs                18:36
Rogelio Barroga        18:56          Akil Marshall                19:17
Arman Navarro                19:21    Kirsta Andrew                19:29
Greg Matias                19:44        Jhun Delle Ventura        20:00
Isiah Segobia                20:55      Wayne Pavao                21:16
Hiram Temple                21:17      Davin Alviento                21:17
Aynes Ines                21:26          Jeffery Ferrell                21:29
Makaala Lum Ho        21:35        Charlie Belmes                21:40
Trystan Padasdao        22:00    Deann Nishimura- Thornton       22:31
 
25) Elysonne Quila                23:19

October 17, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment