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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.

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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

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BIIF boys cross country at Waiakea – top 35 results

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16:48 Robinson Joshua Hon
16:53 Kaneshiro Tyde Hilo
16:53 Langtry Andrew St Joe
17:01 Grotenhuis Jordan CLA
17:11 Whitner Geoff Keala
17:14 Michels Rick Hilo
17:17 Mabuni Brandt Makuu
17:28 Olsen Kevin Keaau
17:29 Tarnas Jesse Parker
17:40 Ray Billy Hilo
17:40 Halford Jackson WHS
18:00 Rice Keoni WHS
18:09 Mah Brandon Hon
18:19 Conners Tony Hon
18:23 Gregg Paul Parker
18:31 Shiraki Dylan Hon
18:36 Hayano Hajime WHS
18:38 McCullough Tyler Parker
18:40 Gregg Daniel Parker
18:47 Kuipers Johann Hilo
18:50 Vandervoort Devin Makuu
19:01 Robinson David Hon
19:05 Chong Devin Keala
19:05 Marshall Williamson WHS
19:07 Pavao Wayne Keaau
19:14 Haight Spencer Hon
19:16 Hunter Stephen Hilo
19:19 Andrew Dong Makua
19:22 Panoff Max Hilo
19:22 Meguro Robby WHS
19:32 Uemura Ryne WHS
19:33 Crowell Mathew Hilo
19:34 Clubs James  Keaau
19:38 Kerr  Max Hilo
19:39 Navarro Arman Keaau

Big Dog edit.  The official results failed to include the names and times of some runners past #35 so I decided not to post the top 60 boys results rather than run results with blank spots.

September 25, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kamehameha Invitational varsity boys X-C results

Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii Campus                           HY-TEK’s Meet Manage      Kamehameha Hawaii Cross Country Invitational – 9/11/2010   Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus                Kea’au, HI                                   

Chris Mosch

1 Siqueiros, Rene              Watsonville           16:43.69    1            

  2 Mosch, Chris                 Honokaa               16:45.98    2             

  3 Garcia, Edgar                Watsonville           17:04.49    3            

  4 Robinson, Joshua             Honokaa               17:23.01    4            

  5 Grotenhuis, Jordan           Christian Liberty     17:40.59    5            

  6 Kaneshiro, Tyde              Hilo                  17:48.23    6            

  7 Langtry, Andrew              St. Joseph’s          17:48.46                 

  8 Abe, Kelvin                  Hawaii Bapti          17:50.34    7            

  9 Connors, Robert              Honokaa               17:50.74    8            

 10 Knight, David                Watsonville           17:51.20    9            

 11 Mabuni, Brandt               Makua Lani            17:52.98   10            

 12 Johnson, Matt                Hawaii Bapti          17:56.17   11            

 13 Michels, Rick                Hilo                  17:56.59   12            

 14 Olsen, Kevin                 Kea’au                17:59.37   13            

 15 Corona, Martin               Watsonville           18:01.96   14            

 16 Tarnas, Jesse                Parker School         18:06.45   15            

 17 Moniz, Chayce                Honokaa               18:12.56   16            

 18 Ray, Billy                   Hilo                  18:13.59   17            

 19 Macy, Justin                 Hawaii Prep           18:14.70   18  

20 Requelman, Daylan            Laupahoehoe           18:15.32                 

 21 Wakuzawa, Brent              Hawaii Bapti          18:15.62   19            

 22 Halford, Jackson             Waiakea               18:19.69   20            

 23 Fong, Isaac                  Hawaii Bapti          18:29.02   21            

 24 Correa, Shawn                Kamehameha            18:33.67   22            

 25 Ho, Kaulana                  Kamehameha            18:34.75   23            

 26 Gahan, Makaala               Kamehameha            18:41.40   24            

 27 Mah, Brandon                 Honokaa               18:42.29   25             

 28 Ortiz, Abraham               Watsonville           18:43.20   26            

 29 Gregg, Daniel                Parker School         18:47.13   27            

 30 McCullough, Tyler            Parker School         18:47.63   28            

 31 Gregg, Paul                  Parker School         18:48.82   29            

 32 Oishi, Michael               Hawaii Bapti          18:53.73   30            

 33 Rice, Keoni                  Waiakea               19:00.53   31            

 34 Shiraki, Dylan               Honokaa               19:03.50   32            

 35 Vandervoort, Devin           Makua Lani            19:07.96   33            

 36 Connors, Tony                Honokaa               19:09.99   34            

 37 Ota, Matthew                 Hawaii Bapti          19:23.11   35            

 38 Martin, Logan                Hawaii Prep           19:25.01   36            

 39 Nakamura, Micah              Hawaii Bapti          19:29.04   37            

 40 Hon, Kimo                    Parker School         19:36.02   38            

 41 Hunter, Stephen              Hilo                  19:38.31   39            

 42 Yoda, Ryuta                  Hawaii Prep           19:40.14   40            

 43 Burns, Jesse                 Parker School         19:42.65   41            

 44 Meguro, Robbey               Waiakea               19:50.70   42            

 45 Pavao, Wayne                 Kea’au                19:52.32   43            

 46 Sandstrom, Owen              Waiakea               19:53.11   44            

 47 Rogerson, Michael            Hawaii Prep           19:55.30   45            

 48 Thomas, Ryan                 Kamehameha            19:56.57   46            

 49 Marshall, Akil               Waiakea               20:02.97   47            

 50 Severino, Michael            Hawaii Prep           20:03.75   48            

 51 Chong, Devin                 Kealakehe             20:11.68   49            

 52 Panoff, Max                  Hilo                  20:16.90   50             

 53 Magoon, Carson               Hawaii Prep           20:19.30   51            

 54 Carrancho, Justin            Watsonville           20:23.23   52            

 55 Alviento, Davin              Kea’au                20:26.65   53            

 56 Clubbs, James                Kea’au                20:29.63   54            

 57 Pelletier, Kyle              Kamehameha            20:30.92   55            

 58 Van Kirk, Tyler              Hawaii Prep           20:31.58   56            

 59 Crowell, Matthew             Hilo                  20:34.20   57            

 60 Benavidez, Ben               Watsonville           20:35.90   58            

 61 Matias, Greg                 Kea’au                20:37.44   59            

 62 DeRego, Theodore             Kamehameha            20:38.20   60            

 63 Koscik, Christopher          St. Joseph’s          20:49.34                 

 64 Memmer, Luke                 Hilo                  20:58.63   61            

 65 Rhyss, Dorian                Kea’au                21:09.96   62            

 66 Agusan, Candonimo            Kealakehe             21:14.04   63            

 67 Kurihara, Kyle               Kealakehe             21:16.46   64            

 68 Harbour, Jin                 Waiakea               21:25.91   65            

 69 Yamauchi, Dalen              Waiakea               21:30.60   66            

 70 Andrew, Dong                 Makua Lani            21:32.29   67            

 71 Barroga, Rogelio             Kea’au                21:33.33   68            

 72 Alterman, Evan               Kealakehe             21:45.93   69            

 73 Ng, Pono                     Makua Lani            22:08.20   70            

 74 Ogawa, Rogan                 Kamehameha            22:29.33   71            

 75 LeBoeuf, Nathan              Laupahoehoe           22:31.82                 

 76 Wada, Ben                    Christian Liberty     22:34.45   72            

 77 Moylan, Louis                Christian Liberty     22:48.96   73            

 78 Whalen, Paul                 Makua Lani            22:53.81   74            

 79 Eric, Dong                   Makua Lani            23:03.41   75            

 80 Matsuyama, Evan              Kealakehe             23:04.01   76             

 81 Johnston, McCrae             Parker School         23:17.44   77            

 82 Creitz, Andrew               Makua Lani            23:38.21   78            

 83 Clark, Ian                   Christian Liberty     25:19.91   79            

 84 Houston, Ben                 Christian Liberty     25:49.97   80            

 85 Wada, Justin                 Christian Liberty     26:14.76   81            

 86 Sato, David                  Christian Liberty     26:15.82   82            

                                   Team Scores                                  

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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9

=================================================================================

   1 Watsonville                  53    1    3    9   14   26   52   58         

  2 Honokaa                      55    2    4    8   16   25   32   34         

  3 Hawaii Baptist Academy       88    7   11   19   21   30   35   37         

   4 Hilo                        124    6   12   17   39   50   57   61         

  5 Parker School               137   15   27   28   29   38   41   77         

 6 Kamehameha  – Hawaii        170   22   23   24   46   55   60   71         

  7 Waiakea                     184   20   31   42   44   47   65   66         

   8 Hawaii Prep                 187   18   36   40   45   48   51   56         

    9 Kea’au                      222   13   43   53   54   59   62   68         

                                             254   10   33   67   70   74   75   78         

  11 Christian Liberty           309    5   72   73   79   80   81   82         

   12 Kealakehe                   321   49   63   64   69   76

September 11, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kamehameha boys win team East Side Cross-Country

Boys start at Waiakea

 
 

Event 2 Boys 3 Mile Run CC
 
 

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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Olsen, Kevin Kea’au 17:15.85 1
2 Correa, Shawn Kamehameha 17:24.83 2
3 Grotenhuis, Jordan Christian Liberty 17:25.34 3
4 Kaneshiro, Tyde Hilo 17:46.04 4
5 Halford, Jackson Waiakea 17:47.16 5
6 Michels, Rick Hilo 18:04.03 6
7 Langtry, Andrew St. Joseph’s 18:09.41
8 Ray, Billy Hilo 18:18.57 7
9 Rice, Keoni Waiakea 18:54.16 8
10 Thomas, Ryan Kamehameha 18:59.02 9
11 Gahan, Makaala Kamehameha 19:00.24 10
12 Ho, Kaulana Kamehameha 19:01.08 11
13 Requelman, Daylan Laupahoehoe 19:08.18
14 Meguro, Robbey Waiakea 19:15.05 12
15 Marshall, Akil Waiakea 19:17.00 13
16 Pavao, Wayne Kea’au 19:21.76 14
17 Hayano, Hajime Waiakea 19:25.56 15
18 Clubbs, James Kea’au 19:35.15 16
19 Hill, Colton Kamehameha 19:56.55 17
20 Knell, Jonah Kamehameha 20:02.60 18
21 Sandstrom, Owen Waiakea 20:09.16 19
22 Rhyss, Dorian Kea’au 20:14.79 20
23 Harbour, Jin Waiakea 20:15.37 21
24 DeRego, Theodore Kamehameha 20:17.33 22
25 Matias, Greg Kea’au 20:21.40 23
26 Hunter, Stephen Hilo 20:23.67 24
27 Crowell, Matthew Hilo 20:24.23 25
28 Koscik, Christopher St. Joseph’s 20:26.03
29 Lum Ho, Makaala Kea’au 20:26.37 26
30 Memmer, Luke Hilo 20:35.61 27
31 Panoff, Max Hilo 20:38.77 28
32 Macanas, Donovan Hilo 20:39.25
33 Kerr, Max Hilo 20:39.77
34 Yamauchi, Dalen Waiakea 20:43.84
35 WongYuen, Kauila Kamehameha 20:49.47
36 McAuliffe, Stephen Waiakea 20:49.72
37 Navarro, Arman Kea’au 20:51.40 29
38 Keaunui, Kaulana Pahoa 21:01.91 30
39 Martines, Adrian Kea’au 21:08.34
40 Villegas, Abraham Hilo 21:10.35
41 Ventura, Jhun Delle Kea’au 21:14.13
42 Yamamoto, Caden Waiakea 21:19.03
43 Sato, Dyson Waiakea 21:20.44
44 Otani, Bryton Waiakea 21:28.26
45 Hart, Nainoa Kamehameha 21:30.31
46 Alviento, Davin Kea’au 21:34.40
47 Ebeling, William Waiakea 21:37.35
48 Hirae, Jordan Kamehameha 21:49.86
49 Engle, Khayman Pahoa 21:52.22 31
50 Ogawa, Rogan Kamehameha 21:53.15
51 Palacol, Donovan Waiakea 21:55.85

 

TEAM STANDINGS:  1 Kamehameha – Hawaii 49    2 Waiakea 53        3 Hilo 66      4 Kea’au 74

5 Christian Liberty 153               6 Pahoa 160

September 5, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment