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Number of BIIF boys and girls qualifying for HHSA

HPA A.D. Stephen Perry

Following the BIIF Championship on Friday, October 19, Mr Stephen Perry will announce the following:  

GIRLS: 36 BIIF runners qualify

BOYS : 37 BIIF runners qualify
 
who made it to states.  

October 12, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | | 1 Comment

BIIF Scrambling for playoff advantage in cross country

BIIF Cross Country at Kamehameha-HI

KEAAU – Kamehameha-Hawaii played host to the final regular season all schools cross country meet in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation while the league prepares for the BIIF Championships.

The defending team BIIF champions for the girls Hawaii Preparatory Academy and for the boys Honokaa jockeyed for position to once again defend their team titles.

According to HPA Athletic Director the top four teams in the BIIF along with the top 37 girls and top 38 boys will it make to states.

Saturday’s regular season finale saw BIIF teams peaking at the right time to fight for those positions with the host Warriors remaining hopeful for a positive outcome.

“Our goal is just to get a boys team into states,” Warrior Coach Ryan Cabalse said.  “We’ve never had a scoring boy’s team at states.”

Honokaa boys may be the league’s biggest surprise, winning the coveted BIIF  team title 5 years in a row, but never during this season, until Saturdays last all school’s meet.

For the Dragons it was Anthony Connors winning his first meet of the season and teammate Brooks McVey taking third giving Honokaa a solid 1-3 punch.

This was a first time this season that both boys have broken into the top 5 and for Connors it was a huge confidence booster.

“We’re peaking at the right times,” Connors said.  “I think we have a great shot at winning our sixth team titles.”

Kohala’s Josiah Adams broke into the top 5 for the first time this season.

“I did it for my parents who come out to watch me run every week,”  Adams said.  “I hope I made them proud today?”

Adams came away with a newfound confidence in his ability.  “I’m still pretty excited and I’m  looking forward to the BIIF Championships.”

Adams wasn’t the only boy new to the top five leader board and with it its confidence booster.

HPA’s Michael Spetich, a junior, wanted to ‘prove’ himself and be peaking at the right time to give himself a booster shot of confidence prior to the BIIF’s.

Waiakea’s Ian McQuate who has always been in the top 5 leader board is saving the best for last.

“I don’t want to sound cocky but I think I can win BIIF’s,” McQuate said.  “If I peak at the right time then anything is possible, you gotta believe in miracles.”

McQuate is hanging in the top 3 or 4 along with Parker’s Paul Gregg which makes the two of them the most dangerous to emerge at the top of the BIIF leader board.

In the boys team standings coming out of the Kamehameha meet it was Honokaa winning with 60 points HPA 63, Hilo 79, Kealakehe 94 and Kamehameha-HI 96.

While the Honokaa boys team have been off the radar so has the Ka Makani boys until this Saturdays meet which opened the door to a new host of individuals and teams waiting to break down the obstacles which have prevented them in the past from breaking through.

The HPA girls under Coach Michael Franklin are in his seventh season and have won 5 BIIF titles in 2006, 2008-2011 including the State Championship last year.

HPA’s Zoe Sims is the defending BIIF Champion for the girls and there is no defending BIIF boys champ as Chayce Moniz from Honokaa has graduated last season.

Ka Makani Sims had this to say about defending her BIIF crown after Saturdays win at Kamehameha.

“I don’t really think about that a lot,” Sims said.  “I just run how I feel and today’s top five girls were all within 10 seconds of each other.”

Ka Makani teammates Kristina Van Pernis and Mariah Haight along with Hilo’s talented duo of Mehana Sanbado-Halpern and Carmen Garson-Shumway are all great friends and they help each other in forming a pack.

“We’ve got the best five pack in the BIIF and we’re all keeping in close, we’re glad that they want to run with us because strong runners only makes us better,” Sims said.

“When running you must really be in the moment,” Van Pernis said.

The BIIF cross country action has a BYE this weekend then moves to the rolling hills of HPA for the BIIF Cross Country Championships on Friday October 19.

The HHSAA state championship will also be run on the defending state champion’s home course the Friday of OCT 26.

October 8, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF teams and individual runners allowed at HHSAA meet

Here are the numbers for the HHSAA meet.  Both HHSAA races will include 160 runners on October 26th.

Girls – 38 BIIF runners   /   Boys – 37 BIIF runners

Reminder …    BIIF Qualifying for HHSAA meet

1st place team 7 runners (max)         2nd place team 7 runners (max)

3rd place team 5 runners (max)        4th place team 5 runners (max)

• remaining berths will be filled by highest finishing individuals from October 19th BIIF Championship meet.

October 4, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , | 2 Comments

List of BIIF Boys Team and Individual Champions in Cross Country

Stephen Perry, Athletic Director for Hawaii Prep, has been compiling a list of BIIF individual and team champions, but has a few empty spaces.  If anyone can help fill in the blanks, please leave a comment on this blog and we will try to verify it before adding to the list.

Below is the list of boys individual and team champions for the BIIF.  Girls list will be posted at a later date.

YEAR

BOYS

BOYS

School

 

Team Champion

Indiv. Champion

 

2011

 

 

 

2010

Honokaa

Chris Mosch

Honokaa

2009

Honokaa

Chris Mosch

Honokaa

2008

Honokaa

Mark Turner

Hilo

2007

Honokaa

Garrett Prinslow

Kealakehe

2006

Hawaii Prep

Mackenzie Crommett

HPA

2005

 Hilo

Patrick Stover

Kona

2004

Hawaii Prep

Emmett Weatherford

HPA

2003

Hawaii Prep

Joshua Enos

Kea’au

2002

Hawaii Prep

Jared Chapman

HPA

2001

Hawaii Prep

Bob Sheets

Kohala

2000

Hilo HS

Aaron Libadisos

Kealakehe

1999

Hawaii Prep

Dane Egusa

HPA

1998

Hawaii Prep

Joshua Villanueva

Hilo

1997

Hawaii Prep

Joshua Villanueva

Hilo

1996

Hawaii Prep

Jerin Kelley

Waiakea

1995

Hawaii Prep

Jerin Kelley

Waiakea

1994

Hawaii Prep

Robert Olson

HPA

1993

Hawaii Prep

Robert Olson

HPA

1992

Hawaii Prep

Thane Hancock

HPA

1991

Hawaii Prep

Josh Longo

Hilo

1990

Hawaii Prep

Josh Longo

Hilo

1989

Hawaii Prep

Shawn Lasko

HPA

1988

Hawaii Prep

Aaron Friend

Parker

1987

Hawaii Prep

Adam Heneghan

HPA

1986

Hawaii Prep

Adam Heneghan

HPA

1985

Hawaii Prep

Kimo Higgins

HPA

1984

Hawaii Prep

Richard Freeland

Kona

1983

Hawaii Prep

Chris Carswell

HPA

1982

Hawaii Prep

Chris Carswell (tie)

HPA

x

x

Scott Grinsteiner (tie)

Honokaa

1981

Hawaii Prep

Chris Carswell

HPA

1980

Hawaii Prep

Nicholas Bourlon

HPA

1979

Waiakea HS

 

 

1978

Waiakea HS

 

 

1977

 

 

 

1976

Hawaii Prep

 

 

1975

Hawaii Prep

 

 

1974

Hilo HS

 

 

1973

Hilo HS

 

 

September 18, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Long time Hawaii Prep coach, Stan Shutes, Succumbs to Cancer

Stan Shutes

STAN SHUTES passes on Friday night

Long time Hawaii Preparatory cross country and track & field coach Stan Shutes lost his battle with cancer and passed Friday night, according to Ka Makani Athletic Director Stephen Perry.

Shutes was in Stage IV melanoma and under HOSPICE care at his home in Waimea when he died.

While at HPA Shutes cross country and track teams won 36 Big Island Interscholastic Federation titles and two state titles.

Six times his teams were the state runner up and in 1983 his boys cross country team won the state championship and in 1995 his girls track team won the state crown.  The ’83 state title was HPA’s first ever state championship in any sport.

Shutes was 70 years old and was married to Sharon for 46 years. The couple has two children, Andrew and Christina, and five grandchildren.

Related Link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/hpas-stan-shutes-an-end-of-an-era-in-biif-cross-country-and-track/

 

 

September 10, 2011 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , | Leave a comment