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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

Complete Results from the Vulcan 5K

University of Hawaii at Hilo
Vulcan XC 5k Run
August 11, 2012
Naniloa Volcanoes Golf Course, Hilo, 8:00am

     

 

 

Pace

Plc

Name

Div

 

Time

(min/mi)

1

Billy Barnett

20-29

 

17:07

5:31

2

Chris Mosch

15-19

 

17:12

5:32

3

Chris Gregory

20-29

 

17:12

5:32

4

Ian McQuate

15-19

 

18:25

5:56

5

Ziggy Bartholomy

≤14

 

18:25

5:56

6

Andrew Langtry

15-19

 

18:29

5:57

7

Israel Sims

15-19

 

18:30

5:57

8

Stephen Hunter

15-19

 

18:56

6:05

9

Joe Barcia

40-49

 

18:59

6:07

10

Lyman Perry

40-49

 

19:03

6:08

11

Stefano Barbis

20-29

 

19:41

6:20

12

Maka’ala Cruz

15-19

 

20:13

6:31

13

Bill McMahon

50-59

 

20:20

6:32

14

Timon Skinner

15-19

 

20:35

6:37

15

Frank Grotenhuis

50-59

 

21:41

6:59

16

Maximillian Panoff

15-19

 

21:43

6:59

17

Tyler Honda

15-19

 

21:44

6:59

18

Carmen Garson-Shumway

15-19

F

21:47

7:01

19

Richard Kerr

15-19

 

21:47

7:01

20

Hyrum Kim

15-19

 

21:48

7:01

21

JinHarbour

15-19

 

21:48

7:01

22

Mehana Sabado-Halpern

15-19

F

21:52

7:02

23

Grant Kunihiro

15-19

 

22:15

7:10

24

Shaun Parker

≤14

 

22:28

7:14

25

Shalila De Bourmont

15-19

F

22:37

7:17

26

Donovan Macanas

15-19

 

22:53

7:22

27

Kai Garson-Shumway

≤14

 

22:54

7:22

28

Josh Breitbarth

≤14

 

23:08

7:27

29

Makena Wagner

≤14

F

23:10

7:28

30

Todd Shumway

40-49

 

23:11

7:28

31

Ryan Whitthens

≤14

 

23:23

7:32

32

Mikela Cabel

15-19

F

23:24

7:32

33

TeHani Jones

15-19

F

23:28

7:33

34

Nina Bean

15-19

F

23:36

7:36

35

Lory Hunter

40-49

F

23:48

7:40

36

Kahala Huddleston

≤14

F

23:51

7:41

37

Andrew M. Langtry

50-59

 

23:53

7:41

38

Tiana Iwata

15-19

F

23:54

7:41

39

Kaylee Rapoza

15-19

F

23:54

7:41

40

Stanley Costales

50-59

 

24:38

7:56

41

Crystal-Lynn Baysa

15-19

F

24:51

8:00

42

Layn Glenn

≤14

F

24:52

8:00

43

Zech DeCleene

15-19

 

24:55

8:01

44

Vandey Okinaka

15-19

F

25:13

8:07

45

Maria Fratinardo

≤14

F

25:30

8:13

46

Keian Kanetani

≤14

 

25:38

8:15

47

Victoria Plumage

20-29

F

25:39

8:16

48

Kekai Wong Yuen

≤14

F

25:42

8:16

49

Sara Kim

15-19

F

25:43

8:17

50

Satya Ray

15-19

F

25:45

8:17

51

Bailey Honda

15-19

F

25:45

8:17

52

Vanessa Ignacio

15-19

F

26:04

8:23

53

Jordyn Breitbarth

15-19

F

26:16

8:27

54

Linus Tavares

50-59

 

26:16

8:27

55

Orion Schlegelmilch

15-19

 

26:21

8:29

56

Taylor Matas

15-19

F

26:33

8:33

57

Kananiohea Maka’imoku

30-39

F

26:59

8:41

58

Rick Otani

50-59

 

27:39

8:54

59

Wendy Yamada

40-49

F

27:41

8:55

60

Jordan Melchor

≤14

F

27:43

8:55

61

Donna Wong Yuen

40-49

F

28:09

9:04

62

Hua Uehara

≤14

 

28:12

9:05

63

Kiana Rae Baruela

≤14

F

28:32

9:11

64

Claymat Kawai’ae’a

50-59

 

28:44

9:15

65

Kaley Bannister

15-19

F

29:01

9:20

66

Amanda DeRego

≤14

F

29:01

9:20

67

Benjamin Lugviel

20-29

 

29:16

9:25

68

Savannah Toussaint-Adviento

15-19

F

29:21

9:27

69

Deylan Okinaka

≤14

 

29:26

9:28

70

Sage Barcia

15-19

 

29:37

9:32

71

Kaitlyn Funai

15-19

F

30:05

9:41

72

Michelle Fratinardo

15-19

F

30:10

9:43

73

Joey Estrella

60-69

 

30:32

9:50

74

Sarah Barry

15-19

F

30:54

9:57

75

Will Seitz

30-39

 

31:01

9:59

76

Michelle Martinez

15-19

F

31:40

10:11

77

Andrew Kerr

≤14

 

32:13

10:22

78

Irene Gebin

30-39

F

32:42

10:31

79

HarukoHarbour

≤14

F

32:51

10:34

80

Hayley Barcia

15-19

F

33:21

10:44

81

Angela Ames

15-19

F

33:40

10:50

82

Allison Yano

40-49

 

33:43

10:51

83

Taylor Ignacio

15-19

F

33:44

10:52

84

Lee Otani

50-59

F

34:30

11:06

85

Kaisley-Alana Cadebona-Rios

15-19

F

34:36

11:08

86

Jaysha Alonzo-Estrada

15-19

F

35:26

11:24

87

Kaitlyn Yamada

≤14

F

35:26

11:24

88

Jayden Gebin

≤14

 

37:13

11:59

89

Nyadean Campbell

≤14

F

38:13

12:18

90

Julie Bledsoe

50-59

F

39:03

12:34

91

MeKella Lawrence

15-19

F

39:36

12:45

92

Sydney Barcia

15-19

F

39:44

12:47

93

Barbara Rodas

30-39

F

40:07

12:55

94

Ivana Yoon

≤14

F

41:35

13:23

95

Jayla Alonzo-Estrada

≤14

F

42:29

13:40

96

Wayne Joseph

60-69

 

47:58

15:26

August 12, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sunrise Athletics Track Club medals at Junior Olympics on Oahu

Members of the Sunrise Athletics Track & Field Club who participated in the Junior Olympic Association Championships on Oahu include, front row, left to right, Chase Kotomori, Stanley Belmes, Tobi Johnson, Teryn Tominaga, Ella Johnson, Akemi Tominaga; middle row, Deylan Okinaka, Kameron Reis, Tyler Clemens-Kailipaka; back row, coach Tyler Kubojiri, Kelsie Kobayashi, Jackson Halford, Vandey Okinaka, Karley Swain, Vanessa Ignacio,Carmen Garson-Shumway, coach Cassie Morigaki. Missing from photo: Saya Yabe, Colton Austria, Maria Calso, SheAnn Belmes,Tyler Honda, Dyson Sato, Tylan Reis, Ian McQuate, and coaches MJ and Lance Tominaga.

The Sunrise Athletics Track and Field club earned 23 medals and 10 ribbons at a Junior Olympics championship meet earlier this month at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The Big Island squad was coached by MJ Tominaga and Lance Tominaga, Lory Hunter, Cassie Morigaki, Cameron Nance, Tyler Kubojiri and Lourence Tolentino, and their athletes turned in some of the top times in the meet.

Carmen Garson-Shumway, a Hilo High School standout, outkicked her opponent on the final straightaway in the 800 meters to win in 2 minutes, 25.51 seconds, and she took second in the 1,500 meters.

In a 1,500 race in which only one second separated second and fourth place, Waiakea graduate Jackson Halford was runner-up and Waiakea junior Ian McQuate was fourth.

McQuate later claimed an uncontested 3,000.

Waiakea senior sprinter Colton Austria won silver in the 100 (11.65) and 400 (55.16).

Seventh-grader Tyler Clemens-Kailipaka showed off his speed in the sprints, capturing gold in the 200 and silver in the 100.

Meanwhile, Teryn Tominaga, and Tobi Johnson and Ella Johnson also earned medals or ribbons in their respective events

August 9, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Salute to the Veterans 5K results from Hilo Hawaii July 4th, 2012

Place Bib # Name Time
1 184 NIKOLAI ALEXANDER DEININGER 0:18:40
2 284 ANDREW J. LANGTRY 0:18:59
3 83 ALAN RYAN 0:19:19
4 201 MICHAEL DALY 0:19:36
5 193 ALLEGRA MAYER 0:19:44
6 280 STEPHEN HUNTER 0:20:06
7 275 JUSTIN PANG 0:20:09
8 93 JORDAN MCBRIDE 0:22:38
9 78 ROB VAN GEEN 0:22:45
10 100 MARIANNE WOLLER 0:23:01
11 281 LORY HUNTER 0:23:24
12 282 STEWART HUNTER 0:23:39
13 89 DJ BLINN 0:23:47
15 257 EVAN WILLIAMS 0:24:27
16 289 COLBY LA BRIE 0:24:49
17 194 LARISSA PHILANTHA EDWARDS 0:24:56
18 200 BRADY BENNETT 0:25:11
18 9999 SHAILIN BENNETT 0:25:11
19 91 ADAM CAUSEY 0:24:56
20 286 DANIELLE REISMAN 0:25:26
21 99 TIM CHRISTOPHER 0:25:58
22 81 ROY YAMADA 0:26:13
23 279 KEVIN HUNTER 0:27:04
24 258 GARY L. THOMAS 0:28:20
25 195 LORI SHARP 0:28:54
26 98 CATHERINE SPINA 0:29:13
27 188 PAUL REVERE 0:29:18
28 206 TERRY STEELMAN 0:29:32
29 205 JARVIS VALERA 0:29:54
30 265 KELLY QUEZADA 0:30:07
31 277 ALAHNA JAMSEN 0:30:13
32 274 LAURIE KANETA 0:30:29
33 88 FAYE SOLI 0:30:29
34 186 ALLISON T. YANO 0:30:30
35 292 ROG BRANDS 0:30:37
36 96 ZEB HUDSON 0:30:44
37 202 CHRISTINE MAKAWEO 0:31:06
38 197 MURIEL AHUNA-LEONG 0:31:14
39 90 LEE OTANI 0:31:27
40 196 TINA MARIE LIWAI 0:31:33
41 204 DULCE BARTON 0:31:35
42 203 STAN FORTUNA 0:31:50
43 294 KAITLYN GREGORY 0:32:22
44 84 MARIE KIRAMOTO 0:32:23
45 295 MATT GREGORY 0:32:36
46 273 MICHELLE BRANCO 0:32:54
47 95 CHRISTINE MCMANON 0:32:55
48 97 DENNIS SHIGEOKA 0:33:22
49 287 CARRIE REIN 0:33:46
50 94 ZENY EAKINS 0:35:01
51 288 DENISE NAKANISHI 0:35:40
52 79 NAIMO L TABAR 0:36:35
53 190 HERBERT H. WEGNER 0:37:01
54 92 KRISTINA LOCKRIDGE 0:37:16
55 187 BENEDICT L. FUATA 0:37:23
56 80 CHRYSTINE BUGBEE 0:38:31
57 191 WYMOND WILDS 0:38:45
58 269 LINDA NAKO 0:39:06
59 296 PAIGE GREGORY 0:39:20
61 189 GLORIA WONG 0:39:44
63 199 CHARISH SUMAOANG 0:41:11
64 264 DAVID N KOHARA 1:01:46
65 293 ANGIE GREGORY 0:41:18
66 192 PAUL HANSON 0:41:26
67 87 MARTHA REBER 0:41:50
68 2 CHRISTINE MEREDITH 0:42:16
69 10 EDIE ALEXANDER 0:42:17
70 248 DAN SMITH 0:42:42
71 272 BARBARA PAOLA 0:44:42
72 85 KAHUHIPA DONNER 0:45:16
73 270 LESLIE CARROLL 0:46:01
74 271 MIKE CARROLL 0:46:02
76 252 MARALYN RENKEN 0:47:20
77 256 ANGELA KOIZUMI 0:48:55
78 283 DOROTHY SANGER 0:48:56
80 291 ROBIN BAUMAN 0:51:16
81 233 BETSY ROSS 0:51:20
82 267 ROY GACUTAN 0:51:24
83 266 VICKY GACUTAN 0:51:26
84 239 SUSAN HENDRICKS 0:52:06
86 245 DAWN STONE 0:55:06
87 278 SUZAN THOMPSON FORREST 0:55:08
88 86 KAHHEAWAE DONNER 0:55:15
89 228 JEFF STONE 0:56:22
90 240 ROBIN KLODA 0:56:23
91 121 DALYNNDA ODON 0:59:53
92 268 MILES NAKANISHI 0:59:55
93 236 LIBBIE KAAHU 1:01:36
94 224 EDWIN TAYLOR 1:01:46
95 249 SANDY DUBCZAK 1:01:14
97 231 TOKUSHIGE NAKMOTO 1:08:47
98 211 MABEL DE SILVA 1:09:18
101 229 DAN KAMA 1:21:42
102 244 FREDA HART 1:21:58
103 247 DELORES MARVIN 1:21:59
104 1 GEORGE H. KELLY 1:23:00
105 250 JON MARSHALL 1:23:02
106 230 A. M. KAMA 1:23:02
107 276 HENRY CALIO 1:23:04

July 5, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIRR Scholarship 5K full results – won by Gregory and Kobayashi

Gregory & Kobayashi

Name                  Time          Gender   Age
Chris Gregory         17:26          M **    25
Nick Muragin          18:32          M       43
Zach Johnson          18:52          M       22
Steven Hunter         18:55          M       15
Andrew Langtry        19:45          M       17
Max Panoff            20:17          M       15
Steve Pavao           21:12          M       55
Kelsie Kobayashi      21:50          F **    18
Emily Taaroa          22:37          F       28
Robert Connors        22:59          M       18
Elmer Solis           23:06          M       28
D. J. Blinn           23:08          M       62
Lory Hunter           23:08          F       49
Jordan Aguiar         23:34          M       22
Cody Tehero           23:57          M       25
Kaylee Rapoza         24:10          F       16
Rick Otani            24:13          M       52
Glen Ishii            24:18          M       21
Colby La Brie         24:21          M       32
Stewart Hunter        24:45          M       50
Jimmy Park            25:46          M       58
Charles Keane         26:04          M       59
Robert Belcher        26:48          M       57
Dennis Nagai          26:49          M       49
Firmin Tehero         27:44          M       57
Nathan Ermitano       27:50          M       19
Bryson Kobayashi      27:51          M       20
Hugh Kobayashi        27:57          M       57
Digg Deep             29:08          M       58
Mother Love           29:10          F       51
DeAnn Thorton         29:16          F       18
Marty Banks           30:35          F       51
Amanda Alexander      30:43          F       21
Norbert Furumo        31:52          M       55
Sarah Johnson         32:19          F       49
Lee Otani             32:21          F       57
Craig Johnson         32:25          M       56
Jerelyn Hammer        32:25          F       50
Braxton Sherlock      32:49          M       19
Robert Tomlinson      33:22          M       51
Brielie Labass        33:23          F       17
Kylin Rapoza          40:11          F       12
Sossity Rapoza        40:31          F       38
Felicia Hammer        47:45          F       16
Lacy Toledo-Muragin   47:45          F       17
Kim Sasaki            48:16          F       42
Leah Pukahi           48:17          F       34
Sierra Modine         48:34          F       39
Nani Kyota          1:01:48          F       46
Becky Kyota         1:01:48          F       17
Chad Kyota          1:01:48          M       7

May 13, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment