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Big Dog’s Girls Cross Country Top 20 in the State of Hawaii – Mid Season 2011

Grossman Still #1

Punahou and HPA are expected to battle for the state championship team title with Seabury being a long shot:    Mid Season Girls picks by BIG DOG

1)       Dakota Grossman (10) Seabury, the defending State Champ

2)      Elli Brady (11) Punahou

3)      Breanne Ball (12) Iolani

4)      Kiana Smith (9) Seabury

5)      Kyleigh Mann (12) Punahou

6)      Maile Shigemasa (10) Pearl City

7)      Mariah Haight (10) Hawaii Prep

8)      Melissa Wong (11) Punahou

9)      Zoe Sims (11) Hawaii Prep

10)  Gracie Peck (12) Seabury

11)  Katelyn Lacamera (11) Leilehua

12)  Deylynn White (12) Kapolei

13)  Brooklyn Jensen (10)  Leilehua

14)  Carmen Garson-Shumway (10) Hilo

15)  Annika Quinn (9)  Punahou

16)  Tessa Baker   Radford

17)  Jamie Durso (11) Punahou

18)  Joy Claypoole  Island School

19)  Kelsie Kobayashi (12) Waiakea

20)  Tadeka Nunn (11)   Radford tied with Emily Evans (11)  Hawaii Prep and Kauwela Neal Kamehameha Oahu

September 27, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Dog’s Girls HHSAA X-C Top 20 Predictions for 2011

Defending state champion Dakota Grossman

BIG DOG’S STATE OF HAWAII TOP 20 CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS PREDICTIONS

With cross country season about to start the Big Dog has come out with his top 20 girls in the state predictions, based on last year’s performances. 

Coaches are welcomed to give their input and please tell me if any girls have moved out of state or for some reason have decided not to run this year.  Mid season predications will come out in late September.

Punahou and HPA are expected to battle once again for the team title:

1)      Dakota Grossman (10) Seabury, the defending State Champion

2)      Kiana Smith (9) Seabury                     3)      Breanne Ball (12) Iolani

4)      Zoe Sims (11) Hawaii Preparatory     5)      Elli Brady (11) Punahou

6)       Kyleigh Mann (12) Punahou               7)      Kristiana Van Pernis (10) HPA

8)      Melissa Wong (11) Punahou                9)      Emily Evans (11)  HPA

10)  Gracie Peck (12) Seabury                    11)  Deylynn White (12) Kapolei

12)  Noe Lum (10) Punahou                         13)  Hallie Lam (10) Punahou

14)  Maile Shigemasa (10) Pearl City           15)  Jaime Durso (11) Punahou

16)  Carmen Garson-Shumway (10) Hilo     17)  Aliza Valeriano (11) Campbell

18)  Ellisa Bio (11) Baldwin                             19)  Taylor Black (12) Radford

20)  Kelsie Kobayashi (12) Waiakea             20)  Brianna Collins     Radford

August 13, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Big Dog’s Top 20 Girls H.S. Cross-Country Runners in the State of Hawaii

Kimberly Pugliese is Big Dog’s #1 choice

BIG DOG’S STATE OF HAWAII Girls TOP 20 X-COUNTRY PREDICTIONS

Cross-country season is almost at its mid-way point and there have been some early season surprises.

Based on last season state championship results and what is going on thus far this season the Big Dog predicts the following top 20 girls in the state:

1)       Kimberly Pugliese, Mililani, senior, third in state last season

2)       Dakota Grossmann, Seabury Hall, freshman

3)      Elli Brady, Punahou, sophomore, defending state champion and dominate ILH runner

4)      Kyleigh Mann, Punahou, junior

5)      Sophie Curatilo, Moanalua, senior

6)      Nadia Ramirez, Hilo, senior

7)      Jessica Johnson, Kamehameha-Kapalama, senior

8)      Julia Brand, Punahou, senior

9)      Breanne Ball, Iolani, junior

10)  Heidi Nicholls, Hawaii Baptist, senior

11)  Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, senior, defending three time BIIF champion

12)  Melissa Wong, Punahou

13)  Deylynn White, Kapolei, junior

14)  Charlene “CJ” Valeriano, Campbell, senior

15)  Lauren Spears, Island School

16)  Aiza Valeriano, Campbell, sophomore

17)  Maile Shigemasa, Pearl City

18)  Courtney Garner, Mililani

19)  Kela Vargas, Hawaii Prep

T20)  Kelsie Kobayashi, Waiakea, junior

T20) Zoe Sims, Hawaii Prep

 For the team championship it should be Punahou and Mililani battling it out again with Punahou coming out on top.  Watch for Hilo to make a strong bid for third.

Related links:  

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/big-dogs-girls-preseaon-x-c-favorites-for-2010/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/big-dogs-early-season-girls-cross-country-favorites/

September 20, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Big Dog’s Early Season Girl’s Cross-Country Favorites

Ellie Brady will repeat as HHSAA champ

Cross-country season has started with many of the schools around the state beginning to practice starting on August 2nd and some early season results are in.

Based on last season state championship results and what is going on thus far this season the Big Dog predicts the following top girls in the state:

1)      Elli Brady, Punahou, sophomore, will repeat as state champion and dominate the ILH

2)      Kimberly Pugliese, Mililani, senior, third in state

3)      Sophie Curatilo, Moanalua, senior

4)     Dakota Grossmann, Seabury Hall, freshman

5)      Tialana Greenwell, Honokaa, senior, dominate runner in BIIF

6)      Nadia Ramirez, Hilo, senior

7)      Jessica Johnson, Kamehameha-Kapalama, senior

8)      Kyleigh Mann, Punahou, junior

9)      Julia Brand, Punahou, senior

10)  Breanne Ball, Iolani, junior

11)   Heidi Nicholls, Hawaii Baptist, senior

12) Kelsie Kobayashi, Waiakea, junior

13)  Lauren Spears, Island School

Others to watch:  Maile Shigemasa, Pearl City;  Courtney Garner, Mililani;  Kela Vargas, Hawaii Prep;  Allie Shiraki, Honokaa;  Lyssa Freitas, Maui; Shalila de Bournmont, Hilo;  Rachael Bianchi, Kealakehe;  Grace Choi, Makua Lani;

For the team championship it should be Punahou and Mililani battling it out again with Punahou coming out on top.

Coaches and athletes comments are welcomed.  For related link go to: https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/big-dogs-girls-preseaon-x-c-favorites-for-2010/

September 8, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments