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BIIF Boys cross country results from Kamehameha – Top 60

BIIF Cross Country @ Kamehameha Hawaii – 10/8/2011               
                            Kamehameha Schools Kea’au                           
                                                                    
                     Event 1  Boys 3 Mile Run CC Varsity    
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points                
  1 Halford, Jackson          12 Waiakea               17:08.22    1            
  2 Mabuni, Brandt            12 Makua Lani            17:25.32                 
  3 Langtry, Andrew           11 St. Joseph’s          17:34.51                 
  4 Conners, Tony             10 Honokaa               17:47.67    2            
  5 Moniz, Chayce             12 Honokaa               17:48.64    3            
  6 Conners, Robert           12 Honokaa               17:51.52    4            
  7 Hunter, Stephen           10 Hilo                  17:58.47    5            
  8 Gregg, Paul               11 Parker                18:07.93    6            
  9 Mcquate, Ian              10 Waiakea               18:08.90    7            
10 Aguirre, Alden            12 Honokaa               18:20.37    8            
11 Tarnas, Jesse             12 Parker                18:26.98    9            
12 Rogerson, Michael         12 Hawaii Prep           18:32.60   10            
13 Panoff, Max               10 Hilo                  18:36.66   11            
14 Hiyano, Hajime            10 Waiakea               18:40.23   12            
15 Cruz, Makaala             10 Kamehameha            18:42.73   13            
16 Akai, Hide                 9 Hawaii Prep           18:46.62   14            
17 McCullough, Tyler         11 Parker                18:47.00   15            
18 Yoda, Ryuta               11 Hawaii Prep           18:48.10   16            
19 Meguro, Robbey            12 Waiakea               18:53.56   17            
20 Robinson, Clayton         11 Honokaa               18:54.50   18            
21 Spetich, Michael          10 Hawaii Prep           18:55.53   19            
22 Kerr, Max                 11 Hilo                  18:58.87   20            
23 Kim, Hyrum                 9 Hilo                  19:02.14   21            
24 DeRego, Teddy             12 Kamehameha            19:07.10   22            
25 Hill, Colton              10 Kamehameha            19:09.68   23            
26 Rice, Keoni               11 Waiakea               19:10.57   24            
27 Adams, Josiah              9 Kohala                19:12.15   25            
28 Gahan, Makaala            12 Kamehameha            19:12.65   26            
29 Knell, Jonah              11 Kamehameha            19:16.44   27            
30 Ventura, Jhun Delle       12 Kea’au                19:20.17   28            
31 Disney, Walter            10 Hawaii Prep           19:20.52   29            
32 Higgins, Tucker            9 Hawaii Prep           19:20.79   30            
33 Macy, Justin              11 Hawaii Prep           19:25.06   31            
34 Perez, Nathaniel           9 Waiakea               19:29.10   32            
35 Thomas, Ryan              12 Kamehameha            19:31.22   33            
36 Sato, Dyson               10 Waiakea               19:32.68   34            
37 Hirae, Jordan             10 Kamehameha            19:34.99   35            
38 Marshall, Miles            9 Waiakea               19:36.03                 
39 Ferrell, Jeffery           9 Kea’au                19:44.62   36            
40 Camocho, Matthew          10 Waiakea               19:46.49                 
41 Martinez, Adrian          12 Kea’au                19:46.74   37            
42 Burns, Jesse              11 Parker                19:47.67   38            
43 Sanches, Pedro            11 Honokaa               19:48.06   39            
44 Defiesta, Domenic         12 Kohala                19:50.53   40            
45 Abilla, Kristian          12 Pahoa                 19:54.45   41            
46 Kim, Duk Hwan             12 Kea’au                19:54.88   42            
47 Dong, Andrew              12 Makua Lani            20:06.05                 
48 Cominella, Ryan           12 Kea’au                20:06.52   43            
49 Alip, Dayson               9 Kamehameha            20:08.82                 
50 Matsuda, Dan               9 Hawaii Prep           20:09.16                 
51 Agbayani, Seanry          10 Honokaa               20:09.58   44            
52 Anzai, Keisuke             9 Hawaii Prep           20:18.87                 
53 Grothmann, Rihei          10 Kamehameha            20:23.01                 
54 Pacris, Mark               9 Waiakea               20:23.45                 
55 Wong Yuen, Kauila         10 Kamehameha            20:27.31                 
56 Carvalho, Cjay            10 Honokaa               20:28.84                 
57 Magoon, Carson            12 Hawaii Prep           20:30.81                 
58 Chock, Nicholas           12 Hawaii Prep           20:35.75                 
59 Matias, Riston            12 Honokaa               20:36.59                 
60 Santiago, Uriel           10 Pahoa                 20:41.31   45

October 8, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lady Ka Makani looking to continue BIIF Cross Country Dynasty

Lady harriers from Hawaii Prep

The Hawaii Prep girls cross country program doesn’t don Yankee pinstripes, it doesn’t channel Celtic pride and it’s never celebrated their victories with the Lambeau leap.  But in its own realm, Ka Makani wahine are every bit as dominant.

Since 1980 the ladies from Hawaii Preparatory Academy have dominated the Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross county winning league titles in 27 of the past 31 years, according to Ka Makani athletic director Stephen Perry.

The BIIF cross country season opens this Saturday with the HPA girls team coming in as heavy favorites to win yet another league championship.

Waiakea (1983 & 1991) and Kamehameha (2005 & 2007) were the only other schools to win BIIF girls team titles and HPA looks on track to continue their cross country dominance.

Ka Makani return four of the varsity seven from last year’s league champions with Zoe Sims, Emily Evans, Kristiana Van Pernis and Mariah Haight leading the way.

Head coach Michael Franklin returns at the helm, but down plays his team’s goal of winning another league title.

“Truly, people don’t believe me when I say this, but winning a championship is not one of our goals,” Franklin said.  “Our goals are simple as they come from the basic philosophy that life is more satisfying if one pushes him or herself beyond perceived limits.”

Franklin believes that his harriers need to focus on themselves and their team rather than on trying to win a league championship.

“Focusing on winning a championship would require too much attention on others,” he said.  “We really have a team focus.”

Ka Makani girls finished second in the state last season and this year is considered the team to challenge Punahou again for the Hawaii High School Athletic Association title.

“This is the strongest team that I have yet coached at HPA,” Franklin said.  “That does not mean that it is the fastest team.  It is the strongest because of its unified spirit and unanimous love for the running lifestyle.  Whether we win or lose races, this team’s attitude makes it exceptional.”

Gunning for the girl’s title will be the Warriors of Kamehameha as Coach Joel Truesdell return five of his top seven girls.

“This is the first time since we last won the BIIF championship that we return this many varsity starters,” Truesdell said.

Kamehameha returns three girls that were in the top 20 at the BIIF championships last season in Tiana Iwata (12th), Corin Kim (16th) and Erin Carvalho (20th).

“We’ve got some depth on our girl’s squad as we have 8 girls running in the lead pack,” Truesdell said.  “Our goals are the same as last year, to get a full team into states.”

Also shooting to get a full team to qualify for the state championship is Hilo’s veteran coach, Bill McMahon.

“Our top two returning girls are Shalila De Bournmont and Carmen Garson-Shumway,” McMahon said.  “Our boy’s team are all young, but I do have a good sized group.”

Waiakea’s  fastest girl is Kelsie Kobayashi and she will be anchored by Haley Rasse, Vanessa Ignacio, Skye Ombac, and Vandey Okinaka, according to Coach Jordan Rosado.

“We have a large team, with 40 boys and 28 girls,” Rosado said.  “I feel we have as good a chance to compete for the boy’s team title as anyone else, since Honokaa lost some of their best runners to graduation.”

Waiakea will be led by Jackson Halford and Keoni Rice with Ian McQuate, Hajime Hiyano and Dyson Sato providing needed support according to Rosado.

Honokaa, returns as the four time defending league champion, but has some holes to fill from last season.

“Chayce Moniz, Clayton Robinson, Pedro Sanches, Robert Conners, Tony Conners, Riston Matias, Koa Phenice, Sean Quinlan, Justin Warren, and Mason Wilkes are our returners,” Coach Joshua Abner said.

Abner lost three of his seven starters from last year, including two time individual BIIF champion Chris Mosch, which leaves the door open for several teams to vie for the team title.

“Every day is an open tryout for us and every one of these boys are hungry,” Abner said.

Last season’s big surprise came from the boys at Parker School as Coach Ceri Whitfield qualified her team for the HHSAA.

“I feel with the hard work these boys put into their training they have as much chance as any of the other schools to come in first,” Whitfield said.  “They are very committed and positive about their chances this year as they work very hard.”

Leading the way for the Bulls is Jesse Tarnas who will brings a solid core of runners which includes Jesse Tarnas, Paul Gregg, Tyler McCullough, Jess Burns and Evan Kasberg.

Kamehameha boys coach, Ryan Cabalse, has four returnees that made it to the state championships last season in Shawn Correa-Doll, Kaulana Ho, Colton Hill, and Jonah Knell.

“Our boy’s squad has never qualified as a team for states yet, (five from the same team need to qualify to score as a team) but we are hoping to contend for one of the automatic team slots this season,” Cabalse said.

St. Joseph returns one of the best BIIF runners in Andrew Langtry who is expected to challenge for the individual league crown.  Langtry ran in various community races during the off season and was often seen in the top leader board.

Keaau brings 41 boys and 15 girls into competition with returnees Deann Nishimura-Thornton and Natalie Hagemann leading the girls while Jhun-Delle Venture, Davin Alviento, Greg Matias, Arman Navarro and Adrian Martinez headline the boy’s squad, according to Coach Donna Wong Yuen.

Though difficult, we always want to try and qualify a team for states,” Wong Yuen said.  “Our goals are to have fun and improve from last year.”

Christian Liberty Academy doesn’t have any girls on their cross country team but will bring 10 boys to the starting line, according to Coach Frank Grotenhuis.

“Caeden Cambra and Keenen Freitas are the two fastest on the team,” Grotenhuis said.  “We’re looking at having the boys push hard so that they can achieve their personal best.”

The BIIF harriers get off to a running start on Saturday with Grotenhuis as his CLA family playing host to the Canefire Conditioner starting at 10 am on the Keaau campus.

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