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HPA girls beats Punahou to win HHSAA state cross country team championships

 HPA wins state championship team title with 35 points, Punahou scores 50

HPA Kristiana Van Pernis, Mariah Haight, Zoe Sims, Emily Evans, Kelly
Ulrich, Veronica Ladwig, Cat Bradley
2 Punahou
2 3 10 15 20 (21) (63) = 50
Elli Brady, Kyleigh Mann, Hallie Lam, Melissa Wong, Noe Lum, Jamie
Durso, Nanea Tuttle
3 Kamehameha-Kapalama
11 19 24 32 34 (49) (51) = 120
Carly Neal, Kai Hoshijo, Liana Dollar, Brianna Summer, Janelle Stone,
Nicole Oka, Jordan Lee
4 Iolani
4 35 37 38 39 (46) (55) = 153
Breanne Ball, Paige Omura, Chaynna Guinto, Krislyn Kuraya, Marissa
Miyagi, Casey Morrissey, Kelly Cournoyer
5 Seabury
1 12 13 61 68 = 155
Dakota Grossman, Justine Malek, Kiana Smith, Amanda Perreira, Olivia
Pagel
6 Leilehua
16 17 29 43 56 (59) = 161
Brooklin Jensen, Katelyn Lacamera, Celina Eklund, Rhiannon Cleveland,
Mary Eccles, Michaela Ross
7 Hilo
22 25 44 57 58 (71) (92) = 206
Carmen Garson-Shumway, Satya Ray, Shalila De Bourmont, Jordyn
Breitbarth, Kaylee Rapoza, Nina Bean, Karina Lawrence

October 29, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Iolani Invatational Cross-Country Top 20 Results

2009 HHSAA state champion, Elli Brady

Results: Boys Varsity (Top 20)

2010 Iolani Cross Country Invitational       Hosted by Iolani School, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Kualoa Ranch, Ka’a’awa, Oahu, HI 9/18/2010         Results               Boys Varsity

1  Murphy, Pierce  12              Island School                15:25.92

2  Martinez, Margarito  12         Leilehua Highschool          15:51.00

3  Thibodeau, Jordan  12           Kamehameha Boys              16:30.33

4  Unno, Justin  11                Palos Verdes                 16:34.33

5  Dunton, Alec  11                Palos Verdes                 16:50.42

6  Rieger, Daniel  11              Palos Verdes                 16:52.44

7  Dreibelbis, Ryland  10          Palos Verdes                 16:55.14

8  Higa, Justin  12                Iolani Boys                  16:55.59

9  Esaki, Troy  11                 Iolani Boys                  16:59.13

10 Hobson, Ryan  12                Mid-Pacific Institute        16:59.63

11 Snur, Tomas  11                 Palos Verdes                 17:08.77

12 Sidor, Mark  11                 Palos Verdes                 17:10.09

13 Sisler, Colton  12              St. Louis School             17:12.19

14 Pleskacz, Borys  12             Iolani Boys                  17:13.47

15 Cuardrado, Gianni  10           Kapolei High School          17:14.43

16 Akiona, Charles  10             Kamehameha Boys              17:23.19

17 Estrata, Elliot  11             Leilehua Highschool          17:34.39

18 Tilve, Ganesh  10               Cerritos Highschool          17:38.67

19 Lund, David  12                 Viroqua School               17:41.85

20 Achuela, Caleb  12              Kamehameha Boys              17:47.24

Team Scores

1   Palos Verdes   28

2   Iolani    86

3   Kamehameha  96

4   Viroqua  117

5   Leilehua  127

6   Cerritos  181

7   Hawaii Baptist Academy  188

8   Punahou  191

9   Mid-Pacific Institute  192

10  St. Louis    265

Results: Girls Varsity (Top 20)

2010 Iolani Cross Country Invitational  Kualoa Ranch, Ka'a'awa, Oahu, HI 9/18/2010   Results  Girls Varsity  

  1 Capellino, Erica          12 Palos Verdes          19:14.08   
  2 Grossman, Dakota           9 Seabury Hall          19:23.47   
  3 Gomez, Sheridan           11 Dana Hills            19:36.71   
  4 Cota, Paxton              12 Dana Hills            19:44.70   
  5 Mann, Kyleigh             11 Punahou Girls         20:04.53   
  6 Brady, Elli               10 Punahou Girls         20:06.45   
  7 Velarde, Alexia              Marywood Palm Va      20:11.42   
  8 Geyer, Megan              11 Dana Hills            20:15.32   
  9 Nicholls, Heidi           12 Hawaii Baptist A      20:16.31   
 10 Ball, Breanne             11 Iolani Girls          20:24.21  
 11 Kagei, Michelle           10 Palos Verdes          20:30.50  
 12 unther, Natasha           11 Dana Hills            20:33.16  
 13 Mulvabey-Kemp, Julie      12 Viroqua School        20:34.98  
 14 Carr, Aubrey              10 Dana Hills            20:37.34  
 15 Tai, Gina                 12 Cerritos Highschool   20:39.34  
 16 Wong, Melissa             10 Punahou Girls         20:40.52  
 17 Johnson, Jessica          12 Kamehameha Girls      20:43.40  
 18 Canterbury, Paige         10 Dana Hills            20:44.68  
 19 Gagnon, Lauren            10 Palos Verdes          20:45.02  
 20 Durso, Jaime              10 Punahou Girls         21:02.50   

Team Scores:

   1 Dana Hills                   41
   2 Punahou Girls                74   
   3 Palos Verdes                 85   
   4 Cerritos Highschool         154  
   5 Viroqua School              186  
   6 Seabury Hall                194  
   7 Kamehameha Girls            229
   8 Hawaii Baptist Academy      229   
   9 Iolani Girls                254  
  10 Leilehua Highschool         276  

 

September 19, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments