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Volcano Rainforest Runs 5K top 100 results

The 2012 Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs
August 18, 2012 – Volcano, Hawaii

Overall Results – 5K

 

 Plc Name                      Division     Residence            Time  

   1 Todd Marohnic #680        50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :19:30

   2 Basil Schuerch #714       20 – 29      Bern, Switzerland    :20:08 

   3 Jeffery Ferrell #768      14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :20:21 

   4 William Mcmahon #686      50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :20:44 

   5 Michael Forster #823      14 – 19      Arlington, WA        :21:09 

   6 Adam Willard #821         30 – 39      Waikoloa, HI         :21:53 

   7 Davin Alviento #760       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :22:24 

   8 Shayli Nakamoto #695      14 – 19    F Kealakekua, HI       :22:31  

   9 Brandon Franco #638       14 – 19      Kailua-Kona, HI      :22:34 

  10 Charlie Belmes #761       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :22:39 

  11 Lory Hunter #792          40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :22:58

  12 Nicholas Carter #1723     9 – 13       Pahoa, HI            :23:06 

  13 Bryn Witthans #864        14 – 19      Kamuela, HI          :23:07 

  14 Kaylee Rapoza #799        14 – 19    F Hilo, HI             :23:37 

  15 Levi Albano #759          14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :23:39 

  16 Isiah Segobia #785        14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :23:40 

  17 Conrad Salboro #709       14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :23:42 

  18 Jacob Romero #784         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :23:42 

  19 Dustin Kawakami #773      14 – 19      Mt View, HI          :24:06 

  20 Elysonne Quila #782       14 – 19      Kegan, HI            :24:06 

  21 Aris Aynessazian #1722    14 – 19      Pahoa, HI            :24:09 

  22 Mallory Demattos #633     20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :24:29 

  23 Kekoa Harman #649         30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :24:39 

  24 Mitchell O’connor #779    14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :25:01 

  25 Megan Denny #852          30 – 39    F Pahala, HI           :25:02 

  26 Lorri Hays #1727          40 – 49    F Pahoa, HI            :25:12 

  27 Joseph Urban #729         20 – 29      Chicago, IL          :25:14 

  28 Eric Longboy #774         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :25:45 

  29 Ryan Withans #863         14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :26:18 

  30 Brown Bedard #606         9 – 13       College Station, T   :26:19 

  31 John Broward #818         50 – 59      Hnp, HI              :26:22 

  32 Sean Jesser #657          14 – 19      Kailua Kona, HI      :26:25 

  33 Camille Bourcier #839     20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :26:28 

  34 Catherine Spina #855      30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:30 

  35 Sheldon Cabudol #764      14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :26:38 

  36 Laura Matturro #681       20 – 29    F Kingston, NY         :26:39 

  37 Thane Pratt #754          60 – 69      Volcano, HI          :26:41 

  38 Keanen Miyasato #854      20 – 29      Keaau, HI            :26:43 

  39 Greyson Haskell #1733     9 – 13       Keaau, HI            :26:44 

  40 Kobe Miller #828          9 – 13       Pahoa, HI            :26:46 

  41 Barbara Haight #791       50 – 59    F Kamuela, HI          :26:46 

  42 Neon Nishimura #778       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :26:47 

  43Paul Ahn #601             20 – 29      Kailua, HI           :26:52 

  44 Shani Cosma #767          14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :26:56 

  45 Ella Johnson #1725        9 – 13     F Volcano, HI          :27:01 

  46 Nick Pagtama #780         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:07 

  47 Katherine Mulliken #693   20 – 29    F Volcano, HI          :27:09  

  48 Rachel Margis #845        14 – 19    F Racine, WI           :27:11 

  49 Chevis Marquis #777       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:14 

  50 Solomon Escalante #742    9 – 13       Kurtistown, HI       :27:16 

  51 Chenoa Jesser #656        14 – 19    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :27:21 

  52 Bryan Gorges #643         20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :27:22 

  53 Laurie Schafer #755       20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :27:23 

  54 Whitney Sia #757          14 – 19    F Honolulu, HI         :27:23

  55 Edgar Ventura #1732       14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:26

  56 Kaulike Sibayton #787     14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :27:27 

  57 Keian Kanetani #772       14 – 19      Kurtistown, HI       :27:33 

  58 Christina Chow #765       14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :27:40    

  59 Michelle Miranda #689     30 – 39    F Paauilo, HI          :27:43 

  60 Desiree Sumaoang #788     14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :27:51 

  61 Ku Mei Kern #665          30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :28:04 

  62 Wendy Clark #624          60 – 69    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :28:15 

  63 Shawn Baker #860          40 – 49      Kamuela, HI          :28:17 

  64 Bee Jay Ines #770         14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :28:22 

  65 Julius Marglona #776      14 – 19      Keaau, HI            :28:25 

  66 Ali Steiner #816          40 – 49    F Kk, HI               :28:42 

  67 Ross Nishioka #697        20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :28:43 

  68 Tara Trujillo #1738       40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :28:56 

  69 Toby Johnson #1724        1 – 8        Volcano, HI          :29:12 

  70 Avery Rose Jarvis #771    14 – 19    F Hilo, HI             :29:15 

  71 Tracy Johnson #1726       50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :29:32 

  72 Peter Matturro #682       50 – 59      Kingston, NY         :29:36 

  73 Stephen Knight #669       40 – 49      Naalehu, HI          :29:39 

  74 Katie Wongthipkongka #740 20 – 29    F Honolulu, HI         :29:41 

  75 Bronson Chang #621        20 – 29      Honolulu, HI         :29:41

  76 Deylan Okinaka #803       9 – 13       Hilo, HI             :29:59 

  77 Alyssa Heehan #653        14 – 19    F Kamuela, HI          :30:02 

  78 Amanda Baily #806         60 – 69    F Holualoa, HI         :30:19 

  79 Julia Williams #736       60 – 69    F Volcano, HI          :30:26 

  80 David Hammes #826         60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :30:30 

  81 Ceres Bishaw-Lester #610  9 – 13       Mt.view, HI          :30:31 

  82 Victoria Leahy #833       1 – 8      F Los Angeles, CA      :30:33 

  83 Debra Simonson #717       50 – 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :30:40 

  84 Patrick Welsh #858        30 – 39      San Francisco, CA    :30:43 

  85 Isaac Solomon #718        20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :30:47 

  86 Audrey Nixon #794         9 – 13     F Kamuela, HI          :31:07 

  87 Gibson Tarr #810          1 – 8        Wenatchee, WA        :31:12 

  88 Casi Tarr #808            40 – 49    F Wenatchee, WA        :31:12 

  89 Melissa Pierce #700       30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :31:14 

  90 Cherese Shelton #786      14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :31:17 

  91 Nicholas Eisen #635       14 – 19      Pahoa, HI            :31:17 

  92 Veronica Neuberger #849   20 – 29    F Mc Lean, VA          :31:21 

  93 Suzanne Bistline #824     40 – 49    F Kamuela, HI          :31:23 

  94 Kahaknokahale Lum Ho #775 14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :31:23 

  95 Steve Grossman #648       60 – 69      Holualoa, HI         :31:25  

  96 Jordan Dreuer #861        14 – 19      Pahoa, HI            :31:36 

  97 Patricia Bishaw #609      30 – 39    F Mt.view, HI          :31:40 

  98 Cristine Belmes #762      14 – 19    F Keaau, HI            :31:45 

  99 Robert Margis #846        40 – 49      Racine, WI           :31:48 

 100 Kay Kissick #667          50 – 59    F Mt Hope, KS          :31:52

August 19, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Keaau and Kona win first BIIF Titles in Track & Field

Keaau boys celebrate first team title

KEAAU – The Wildcats and Cougars were running wild on Saturday as their track and field teams swept the girls and boys titles at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation championships.

For the Konawaena girls and the Keaau boys this was their first league championships in school history and a big reason to celebrate.

Keaau Coach Vicky Chai-Guerpo was at a loss for words in what was an emotional journey over several years.

“This was a team effort,” the tearful Cougar coach said.  “I’m so proud of them and they did it for themselves, their parents and for their school.”

The Cougars relied on the experience of a sprint core made up of Jesse Huihui, Damien Packer, and Alexander Engdahl with teammate Cliff Ericksson handling the jumps and hurdles.

Packer and Eriksson got the Cougars started going one, two respectively in the 110 hurdles to give the Cougars 18 team points and from that point forward Keaau never relinquished the team lead.

“It feels very exciting and I’m just glad to have had the opportunity,” Packer said of his 110 victory.  “I think I can do better at states if I remain determined and focused.”

Sprinting also translated into victory in the 4×100 with Keaau showcasing their multitalented corps, not only winning the BIIF relay title by posting the best time in the state with a 43.10 time.

Egdahl, Packer, along with Raskassa Johnson and Jessie Huihui were instrumental in the picture perfect sprint relay for the Cougars.

Balance in Keaau’s firepower could be found everywhere with Cougars Engdahl and Eriksson going 1 and 3 respectively in the 300 hurdles for 16 points.

“It feels awesome to win,” Engdahl said.  “This year I think I can do good at states and I will try my best.”

“This was our first BIIF title, in any sport, in school history,” Keaau Athletic Director Iris McGuire said.  “We entered the BIIF during the 1998-’99 season, so this title means a lot to our school.”

Chai-Guerpo has been the track and field coach at Keaau since 2000.

Keaau’s talent all started with middle school coach Randee Arkin

“Everyone in this school will know that it is possible,” Chai-Guerpo said.  “I’ve been coaching for a while and this has been a long time in coming.”

While the Cougar boys were racking up an enormous lead in the team standing, eventually winning by more than 40 points over a talented Kealakehe squad, the Wildcats girls were in a seesaw battle for their team title.

 Kona using their two big guns in Ua Ruedy and Lia Galdeira were heavily relied upon to score the big points, but it was the few unexpected points that helped put them over the top in a close battle.

Wildcat Coach Kuulei Karratti-Saole had predicted the team’s victory the day before saying, “We should win by 10 to 15 points.”

The Kona coach knew her team well and relied upon Galdeira to score 50 points and Ruedy to add another 34 to keep a talented Hawaii Preparatory Academy team at bay during most of the day.

At one point, with just three events to go, HPA trailed the Wildcats by 14 points with the 3K, 200 dash and 4×400 relay left.

Four pivotal points were scored by Kona’s little known freshman, Shayli Nakamoto in the 3000 run with her fourth place finish.

“I just wanted to keep my team in first place,” Nakamoto said.  “I feel really important.”

Nakamoto’s contribution managed to keep the Wildcat lead and it was a surprise victory in the 200 that sealed the team win for Kona.

The 200 dash saw Galdeira get disqualified in a false start the day before and it became a surprise victory for teammate Ruedy that sealed the deal.

“I never thought I could win the 200,” Ruedy said.  “It is a big win for me and our team.”

“I think this is the first time Kona has won a BIIF team track title,” Karratti-Saole said.

Karratti-Saole is in her fourth year at the helm of the Wildcat track program.  She is also a former state champion in track winning the gold medal in the 100 back in 2003.

Kona edged out HPA for the girls team title by 11 points.

The upset of the day may have come in the girls 1500 run with Hilo’s Carmen Garson-Shumway taking on defending state champion, HPA’s Zoe Sims.

HPA, known for their talented distance runners, took a pack of four runners immediately to the lead.

“I didn’t want to get boxed in so I moved out with 300 to go,” Garson-Shumway said.

It became an all out sprint to the finish with Sims and teammate Kristiana Van Pernis staying on the heels of Garson-Shumway.

All three girls crossed the finish line under the meet record, with Garson-Shumway winning in 4:53.36, Sims 4:54.63, and Van Pernis 4:55.23.

“I didn’t expect to win,” Garson-Shumway said.  “We are all friends and this is not about winning, it’s about the experience.”

Garson-Shumway was quick to give credit to her teammate, freshman Mehana Sabado-Halpern for helping to push her during practice.

“Mehana helps to push me and she is a real nice running partner,” Garson-Shumway said.

Sims later returned to the oval to redeem the situation in the 800 winning in a meet record time of 2:18.46 to edge out Garson-Shumway, 2:20.02.

The girl’s pole vault title went to HPA senior Sydney Budde at 8-6 with Kealakehe sophomore Kristi Lovell finish second.

The senior, who has vaulted all four years, was excited about her first BIIF title.

“That’s insane that I made it this far,” Budde said.  “I’ve been second in my previous three years.”

Keaau will play host to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association track and field championships on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12.

May 7, 2012 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hawaii Prep girls cross country HHSAA state champions for 2011

Franklin

“Something special and magical happened today,” Coach Michael Franklin said when learning that his Hawaii Preparatory Academy girls cross country team won the state title.

Ka Makani harriers gave everything they had during the 49th Annual Hawaii High School Athletic Association cross country championships held Saturday at the Kapalua Village Golf Course on Maui.

 “Everything worked out according to how we trained over the years, as we ran as a team and packed our runners together,” Franklin said.

HPA the Big Island Interscholastic Federation team champion went step to step with HHSAA six time defending champion Punahou in what proved to be a run for state bragging rights.

Ka Makani harriers were runner up to Punahou last year, but turned the tables on the Buff and Blue with their pack style running.

HPA had all five girls in the top 9, which saw their lead pack of Kristiana Van Pernis, Mariah Haight,   Zoe Sims, Emily Evans and Kelly Ulrich finish fifth through ninth respectively.

This was Hawaii Preps first girls cross country state title since 1994 when the team was coached by Phil Conley.

“Phil Conley and Stan Shutes have played an important role in the success of this program,” Franklin said.  “Those two coaches established the foundation for what we have today as they instilled the tradition and philosophy behind our success.  I just happened to step into a program that fits my style of coaching.”

Franklin also contributed a huge portion of his team’s ascent to being the best in the state to having the right combination of young runners.

“We have the right group of personalities with great team leadership and really positive attitudes,” Franklin said. “What happened today was very special and magical and I’m very proud of what we did.”

Kelly Ulrich

HPA’s number five runner, Kelly Ulrich, didn’t run on the varsity team last year and was key to the team’s success in winning the team championship by finishing 9th overall this year.

“Our coaches read a poem called ‘Power of the Pack’ and I kept listen to the words in that poem as I wanted to be able to see our top four girls during the race,” Ulrich said.  “I didn’t expect to do as well as I did, but it felt really good to run fast and stay with our pack.”

Kristiana Van Pernis had a 14th place finish last year during state competition and was the first BIIF girl to cross the finish line this season in fifth place overall.

“I felt like I turned my brain off during the race and just focused on running,” Van Pernis said.  “I enjoyed running with my teammates and that’s where all my thoughts went.”

Trying to stay with the HPA pack was Waiakea’s Kelsie Kobayashi who placed 11th overall (the top 20 individual boys and girls received state medals.

“This was a phenomenal season,” Kobayashi said.  “I had my best finish ever in the four years I’ve run states.  I just tried to get out fast and not get boxed in at the beginning of the race.  I used the HPA pack as I was trying to make my way up to them.”

Kobayashi, a senior, was pleased with the outcome.

“I left everything on the course,” she said.  “I kept thinking about what my coach (Rosado) told me early in the season, that cross country doesn’t require a lot of equipment, just a lot of heart.”

Seabury Hall’s Dakota Grossman a sophomore won the individual state title for a second year finishing in a time of 19 minutes 27 seconds

In the boys race it was Waiakea’s Jackson Halford being the first Big Island runner to cross the finish line with St Joseph’s Andrew Langtry close behind.  Halford finished eighth overall in a field of 160 runners, managed to redeem himself after a second place finish during the BIIF championships the week before.

“This race more than made up for my finish at the BIIF championships,” Halford said.

“I beat my personal goal coming into states,” Halford said.  “I was just hoping to come in 10th this year after my 25th place finish last year.”

Halford started out slow during the opening mile of the three mile race and his strategy paid big dividends.

“I knew everyone was going to go out really fast and then die,” Halford said.  “At the first mile marker I was in 40th place and people started falling back.”

Halford a senior believes this was the best race of his four year racing career.

For Langtry who finished tenth overall this was his first opportunity to participate in the state cross country championships.

“It was great and I went out perfectly,” Langtry said.  “I was staying close to Jackson and we helped push each other.  Also having my dad come out to watch the race was something that helped me run well.”

Waiakea boys were the top scoring BIIF team, placing ninth to BIIF champion’s Honokaa tenth place finish.

“I told my guys if they didn’t do well today they’d be walking back to Kahului,” a joking Warrior Coach Rosado said.  “They were a lot more serious and focused today than they were at the BIIF Championships a week ago.”

Leilehua won the boys team title with 55 beating out Maui 63 and Iolani with 74 points.

Other top BIIF finishers placing within the top 100 on Maui were:

Boys: 27) Parker’s Paul Gregg  30) Kamehameha’s Shawn Correa Doll,  45) Honokaa’s Robert Conners, 54) Waiakea’s Ian McQuate  62) Honokaa’s Tony Conners  76) Waiakea’s Robbey Meguro  77) Hilo’s Stephen Hunter  80) Kealakehe’s Luka Walter  84) Kamehameha’s Makaala Cruz  92) Parker’s Jesse Tarnas  94) Honokaa’s Chayce Moniz  96) HPA’s Justin Macy    97) HPA’s Michael Rogerson

Girls:   15) Kealakehe’s Kari Van Mols  26) Hilo’s Carmen Garson-Shumway  30) Hilo’s Satya Ray   35) Kealakehe’s Sydney Kirkhill  38) Makua Lani Joy Choe 45) Makua Lani’s Grace Choe  47) Keaau’s Deann Nishimura-Thornton  53) HPA’s Veronica Ladwig  56) Kamehameha’s Erin Carvalho  61) Konawaena’s Shayli Nakamoto  63) Hilo’s Shalila De Bourmont  66) Kealakehe’s Mika Bettencourt  67) Kamehameha’s Corin Kim  69) HPA’s Cat Bradley  80)  Hilo’s Jordyn Breithbarth   81)  Hilo’s Kaylee Rapoza    82) Keili Dorn Makua Lani  84) Honokaa’s  Hildhang Adams 85) Honokaa’s Elizabeth Aguirre  92) Honokaa’s Kelly Greenwell  93)  Kamehameha’s Mikela Cabel  95) Makua Lani’s Tiffany Nakamura   100) Keaau’s Natalie Hagemann

October 30, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BIIF X-C girls qualifying as individuals to HHSAA championships on Maui

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Busek

Jessica

11

Waiakea

Hughes

Jillian

11

Waiakea

Kobayashi

Kelsie

12

Waiakea

       

Ombac

Skye

10

Waiakea

Adona

Hildhang

10

Honokaa

Aguilar

Katie

12

Honokaa

Aguirre

Elizabeth

10

Honokaa

Greenwell

Kelly

11

Honokaa

Cabel

Mikela

10

Kamehameha

Carvalho

Erin

12

Kamehameha

Iwata

Tiana

10

Kamehameha

Kim

Corin

12

Kamehameha

Hagemann

Natalie

11

Kea’au

Nishimura-Thorton

Deann

12

Kea’au

Bettencourt

Mika

10

Kealakehe

Kirkhill

Sydney

9

Kealakehe

Van Mols

Kari

11

Kealakehe

Nakamoto

Shayli

9

Konawaena

Choe

Grace

12

Makua Lani

Choe

Joy

10

Makua Lani

Dorn

Keili

9

Makua Lani

Nakamura

Tiffany

11

Makua Lani

       

Jones

Tehani

11

Kamehameha

October 28, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment