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Kam-Oahu wins HHSAA cross country team title again – Top 50 Results

Chris Mosch – 9th place

 *********** TEAM SCORE BOYS **********

  1. Kamehameha-Kapalama         2    4   11   14   15  (25) (40) =    46
         Jordan Thibodeau, Charles Akiona, Joshua Freitas, Alexander Ortega,
         Caleb Achuela, Collin Pidot, Kyle Nakatsuka
  2. Leilehua                   1    5   17   19   27  (32) (80) =    69
         Margarito Martinez, Elliot Estrada, Dylan Martinez, Branden Miya, Adam
         Weaver, Micah Velasco, Michael McCaffrey
  3. Iolani                      3    8    9   29   38  (68) (82) =    87
     Troy Easki, Sam Choe, Justin Higa, Zach Masuda, Scott Hom, David  Clarke, Borys Pleskacz
  4. Mililani                     13   18   22   36   39  (49)      =   128
         Zachary Carvalho, Royce Yamane, Paven Sinn, Christopher McCann, Carson  Garner, Ryan Mayeda
  5. Honokaa                     7   28   31   41   51  (54) (61) =   158
         Chris Mosch, Joshua Robinson, Chayce Moniz, Robert Connors, Tony Connors, Dylan Shiraki, Brandon Mah
  6. Maui High                   10   16   52   53   64  (69) (83) =   195
         Rocky Balala, Angelito Cuaresma, Aldrin Calilao, Mario Rico, Jordan Moracco, Mark Galiza, Leonel Tumacder
  7. Parker School                21   24   42   50   60  (70) (88) =   197
         Jesse Tarnas, Daniel Gregg, Paul Gregg, Tyler McCullough, Kimo Hon, Jesse Burns, Evan Kasberg
  8. Mid-Pacific Institute      12   26   33   59   71  (89)      =   201
         Ryan Hobson, Mitchell Heidenreich, James Hamada, Brennan O’Connell, Daniel Wagner, Jason Anthony
  9. Punahou                   30   34   43   48   55  (56) (72) =   210
         Darien Lau, Harrison Oshiro, Peter Harris, machenzie lau, Zachary  Barahal, Nick Lee, Ryan Lau
 10. Hawaii Baptist Academy      20   46   47   58   65  (76)      =   236
         Kelvin Abe, Michael Oishi, Matthew Johnson, Matthew Ota, isaac fong,  jared dang
 11. Pearl City           23   37   45   67   75  (85)      =   247
         Casey Ryan, Peter Tanaka, Reece Teramoto, Richard Bergstrom, Isaiah Aribal, Jaymes Lonzanida
 12. Seabury Hall              35   44   62   63   74  (77) (90) =   278
         Ryan Koss, Alden Simmer, Devin Vinoray, Miles Mallot, Nick Colon, Taylor Fourie, Jared Shimada
 13. Baldwin                6   66   73   79   81            =   305
         James Pearson, Dean Tsuji, July Barboza, Liam Ohashi-White, Justin Agbannaoag
 14. Hawaii Preparatory Academy  57   78   84   86   87            =   392
         Justin Macy, Ryuta Yoda, Michael Rogerson, Logan Martin, Tyler Van Kirk

  Honolulu Marathon
                                HHSAA    
                     CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                   OAHU
                   October 28, 2010              9:00am

 
                          Boys State Championship

Place TmPl No.  Name               Yr School                      Mtime   
===== ==== ==== ================== == =========================== ========
    1    1   78 Margarito Martinez 12 Leilehua                    15:56.65
    2    2   56 Jordan Thibodeau   12 Kamehameha-Kapalama         16:09.55
    3        41 Pierce Murphy      12 Island School               16:17.75
    4    3   25 Troy Easki         11 Iolani                      16:50.30
    5    4   59 Charles Akiona     10 Kamehameha-Kapalama         16:56.15
    6    5   81 Elliot Estrada     11 Leilehua                    17:00.75
    7        70 Gianni cuadrado    10 Kapolei                     17:09.30
    8    6    5 James Pearson      10 Baldwin                     17:22.05
    9    7   35 Chris Mosch        12 Honokaa                     17:23.05
   10    8   27 Sam Choe           10 Iolani                      17:23.25
   11    9   23 Justin Higa        12 Iolani                      17:24.20
   12        72 Joshua Herr        10 Kauai                       17:25.90
   13       151 Colton Sisler      12 St. Louis                   17:26.65
   14   10   90 Rocky Balala       11 Maui High                   17:27.60
   15   11   57 Joshua Freitas     11 Kamehameha-Kapalama         17:28.60
   16   12   99 Ryan Hobson        12 Mid-Pacific Institute       17:28.75
   17   13  107 Zachary Carvalho   10 Mililani                    17:29.80
   18   14   55 Alexander Ortega   12 Kamehameha-Kapalama         17:30.00
   19       158 Alexander Uesugi   12 Waianae                     17:31.20
   20   15   53 Caleb Achuela      12 Kamehameha-Kapalama         17:34.45
   21   16   91 Angelito Cuaresma  11 Maui High                   17:36.75
   22        45 Brenon Dopp        12 Kalaheo                     17:46.60
   23   17   84 Dylan Martinez     10 Leilehua                    17:52.45
   24       153 Jackson Halford    11 Waiakea                     17:56.05
   25   18  109 Royce Yamane       10 Mililani                    17:56.05
   26   19   83 Branden Miya       11 Leilehua                    17:57.55
   27   20   13 Kelvin Abe         11 Hawaii Baptist Academy      18:00.00
   28   21  119 Jesse Tarnas       11 Parker School               18:00.30
   29        95 Dino DeSalvio      12 Maui Prep                   18:06.00
   30   22  106 Paven Sinn         11 Mililani                    18:07.55
   31   23  126 Casey Ryan         11 Pearl City                  18:08.30
   32   24  117 Daniel Gregg       12 Parker School               18:09.45
   33   25   58 Collin Pidot       11 Kamehameha-Kapalama         18:09.65
   34         9 Jordan Grotenhuis  10 Christian Liberty           18:14.95
   35   26  102 Mitchell Heidenrei 10 Mid-Pacific Institute       18:15.80
   36        74 Geoff Whitener     12 Kealakehe                   18:17.25
   37   27   80 Adam Weaver        12 Leilehua                    18:18.70
   38   28   36 Joshua Robinson    12 Honokaa                     18:19.05
   39        68 Nathan Shirey      1  Kapolei                     18:19.35
   40   29   26 Zach Masuda        11 Iolani                      18:19.60
   41   30  142 Darien Lau         9  Punahou                     18:21.60
   42   31   38 Chayce Moniz       11 Honokaa                     18:21.70
   43   32   79 Micah Velasco      12 Leilehua                    18:22.00
   44       152 Robert Terry       12 St. Louis                   18:22.70
   45       116 Lanson Kawaiaea    10 Nanakuli                    18:23.10
   46        49 Shawn Doll         11 Kamehameha-Hawaii           18:27.75
   47       159 Eliser Paclob      10 Waipahu                     18:27.75
   48   33  101 James Hamada       11 Mid-Pacific Institute       18:28.10
   49   34  140 Harrison Oshiro    10 Punahou                     18:29.10
   50   35  146 Ryan Koss          10 Seabury Hall                18:30.00
 

October 28, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

HPA Girls – Honokaa Boys Dominate BIIF Championships

Three times BIIF champions, the powerful Ka Makani ladies

WAIMEA – Déjà vu!  If you were at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross country championships on Friday you weren’t having a reoccurring flash back from the past.

What you did see was the running dynasties of a talented Honokaa boys and Hawaii Preparatory Academy girls’ team both win another BIIF team crown.

Honokaa’s Chris Mosch led a powerful Dragon squad to their fourth consecutive team title and Mosch has the bragging rights to being the only member of the squad to pocket four BIIF medals.

“I feel good and well rested today,” Mosch said before the race.  “I’m out here to run my own race and to run as fast as I can.  I feel a little pressure, but confident that things will go well.”

Chris Mosch

On Friday Mosch went out quickly and took a commanding lead to also grab his second consecutive individual title on the hilly foothills of HPA’s sprawling campus. 

“The pace of the race was really fast as Jesse (Tarnas from Parker) and the CLA kid (Jordan Grotenhuis) went out quick and me and Josh (Robinson) stayed back during the first half mile,” Mosch said.

Dragon teammates, Mosch and Robinson began to separate from the rest of the field after climbing HPA’s first steep hill.

“On the second trip over the large hill my dad yelled at me that I had a 30 to 40 yard lead over Josh,” Mosch said.

Mosch won the race in 17 minutes and 37 seconds with Robinson 10 seconds behind.  The real surprise came when Dragon teammate Chayce Moniz finished third overall.

“My goal going into the race was to stay with Chris (Mosch) for as long as I could and to keep him in range,” Robinson said.  “I was shooting to win the race, but if anyone was going to beat me it was going to be Chris.”

For Moniz this was a dream race come true.

“We bet our science teach, Mr. Dan Whetstone, that if we finished one, two, three that he would shave his head,” Moniz said.  “Looks like we’re going to have a bald teacher at school on Monday!”

The Honokaa boy’s team ran away from the rest of the BIIF schools scoring just 26 points in route to their 4th title.  Brothers Robert (10th) and Tony Connors (12th) rounded out the team scoring for the Dragons.

Honokaa head coach, Josh Abner, had high praise for his high flying Dragons.

“I like to think that we have a bunch of hard working people,” Abner said.  “This is a dynamic group of amazing kids and each one has a special place in my heart.”

Parker Coach Ceri Whitfield

Another surprise came when Parker School finished second in the team scoring which will allows their entire boys team to run at the HHSAA championships on Oahu.

“This is the most incredible thing I’ve ever done,” Parker Coach Ceri Whitfield said.  “We really worked very hard and I am one proud coach.  We knew we were improving each week and we put the challenge out to the boys.”

In the girl’s team and individual competition it was all HPA dominating from start to finish.

Ka Makani Kela Vargas, Zoe Sims, Emily Evans and Kristiana Van Pernis ran away from the rest of the field taking the top four overall places with teammates Mariah Haight, Sam Neal and Hana Scully finishing 7th through 9th respectively.

HPA won their third consecutive team title and fourth out of the last five years under head coach, Michael Franklin.

“This is what I expected today from our team,” Franklin said.  “They overwhelmed me as individuals and I’m very proud of them.”

“My goal was to just go out and help my teammates,” Kela Vargas said after winning the individual BIIF crown.  “We try to push each other and we don’t want to disappoint each other so we just try to run our hardest.”

BIIF runner up, Zoe Sims, also had high praise for her team saying, “We’ve grown a lot as a team and we love each other so much that we did it for our team.”

Tia Greenwell

The girl’s race started with Honokaa’s three times defending BIIF champion, Tialana Greenwell, going out fast and pushing the pace.

“I came into the race feeling confident and I wanted to get away from the pack early on,” Greenwell said.  “But Zoe (Sims) and Kela (Vargas) kept up with me and eventually passed me.”

Greenwell, who had been hampered by nagging injuries, had her best race of the season and finished fifth overall.

“I’m happy that I finished in the top five and I hope this will carry over to states next week,” she said.

Greenwell and Waiakea’s Kelsie Kobayashi were the only BIIF runners to infiltrate a powerful onslaught by Ka Makani harriers, with the Warrior taking sixth overall.

“I wasn’t happy with today’s race as I thought I could have done better,” Kobayashi said.  “I was hoping to break into the top three, but I just couldn’t keep up with the HPA girls.”

The Honokaa girls, like the Parker boys, surprised everyone with their second place team finish which allows the entire seven person squad to run at the state championships on Thursday, Oct 28th.

“We were shooting for a second place team finish,” Honokaa Coach Abner said.  “This was a hell of an accomplishment and our highest team finish all season.”

Joining the top two boys and girls teams going to the state championships the BIIF also sends the top 23 individual boys and 22 individual girls.

October 23, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New faces at front of BIIF cross country leader pack

Thornton finish

KEAAU – One of the most often overlooked aspects of cross country running is mental toughness and for one Keaau youth it proved to make a major impact on her performance.

Cougar, Deann Nishimura-Thornton had trouble making it into the top 20 for most of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross country season until she discovered the magic of mental imagery.

“I’ve been in la la land all season long, at least until today,” Nishimura-Thornton said.

The Keaau junior harrier saved her best race for Kamehameha this past Saturday when she decided to run with the leaders in the 3 mile event.

“I knew I needed to step up and I needed to feel the pain and work through it.  I was mentally tough today,” she said.

Nishimura-Thornton stayed in contact with the lead pack during the race and her efforts paid big dividends as she managed a fifth place finish in the all-schools BIIF meet.

“To me running is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical and today I have my confidence back.  I’m so happy because I’ve been disappointing myself during the entire season and now I’m actually looking forward to the BIIF championships,” she said.

  1. Zoe Sims

Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Zoe Sims also had a major breakthrough, winning her first BIIF race and distancing herself from the rest of the field.

“I had no big strategy coming into this race as I just wanted to run my best,” Sims said.

Leading from start to finish, Sims won the race by nearly 40 seconds over Hilo’s Shalila de Bourmont, who finished second and HPA teammate and super freshman Kristiana Van Pernis who took third.

“I wanted to run hard for the sake of our team because I know all my teammates are doing the same for me,” Sims said.  “I didn’t want to have any regrets after the race and I wanted to leave everything out on the course.”

Sims and Van Pernis efforts paid off as HPA won the team title for the second week in a row over a very talented Hilo squad by eight points.

“Our training and good coaching has really helped us as we go into the BIIF championships,” Sims said.

Jesse Tarnas

For the boys it was another surprise, late bloomer, as Parker’s Jesse Tarnas moved up in the overall standings with a super effort at Kamehameha.

“Today I found the right mentality and it just all came together.  I kept saying over and over in my head that pain is temporary, but glory is eternal,” Tarnas said.

The junior from Parker maintained his mantra with excellent results as he finished seventh overall and fourth from the BIIF as there were three Iolani runners within the top group.

“I’ve never finished higher than ninth in BIIF competition, so fourth place is a big jump for me.  I just kept telling myself positive things and imprinted that into my racing and it really helped,” he said.

Tarnas’ efforts also helped the Parker team to their best finish of the season as the Bulls finished fourth behind powerhouse Iolani, Honokaa and Hilo.

Chris Mosch

With Iolani in the mix Honokaa’s Chris Mosch needed to be at the top of his running level as several Red Raiders attempted to take the lead.

“It was fun having Iolani here as it pushed me to run harder,” Mosch said. 

During the first mile a small pack of boys, which included three Iolani runners and Mosch, went by in 5 minutes and 32 seconds.

“I was content with staying in the pack during the early going and it wasn’t until we passed the first mile that I took the lead.  By mile two my dad yelled that I had a 30 yard lead on the rest of the pack,” Mosch said.

The lead quickly evaporated as Iolani’s Troy Esaki played catch up and by the final mile both Esaki and Mosch were shoulder to shoulder.

“I got a little worried when Troy caught me during the last mile.  But I paced myself well and I knew I still had something left in the tank,” Mosch said.

Mosch put on the astro burners in the closing moments of the race to clock 16 minutes and 27 seconds beating runner up Esaki by seven seconds.

“My last mile was at a 5:20 pace and it felt really good.  It was a fun day today,” Mosch said.

Iolani edged out Honokaa for the team title with both squads running away from the rest of the competition.

Honokaa is the dominate BIIF boys team and along with Mosch is lead by Chayce Moniz, Josh Robinson, Robert Connors, and freshman Tony Connors.

The BIIF cross country season takes a bye this weekend in preparation for the BIIF championship to be held on Friday, October 22 at the Waimea campus of Hawaii Prep.

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

Honokaa boys slip past HPA in West Side cross-country

2010 BIIF Cross Country 9/4/2010 BOYS RESULTS  Kealakehe High School                             
1  #66 Mabuni, Brandt    Makua Lani     18:26.02    1            

2 #239 Macy, Justin            Hawaii Prep           18:43.88    2             

 3 #241 Martin, Logan           Hawaii Prep           18:47.85    3            

4 #182 Connors, Tony           Honokaa               18:49.45    4             

5  #70 Vandervoort, Devin      Makua Lani            18:51.68    5     

  6 #180 Cockle, Keith           Honokaa               18:58.32    6            

  7 #203 Robinson, Joshua        Honokaa               19:23.42    7            

8 #254 Van Kirk, Tyler         Hawaii Prep           19:23.66    8            

9 #195 Moniz, Chayce           Honokaa               19:24.14    9            

10 #205 Sanches, Pedro          Honokaa               19:29.35   10            

11 #181 Connors, Robert         Honokaa               19:32.46   11            

12 #207 Shiraki, Dylan          Honokaa               19:36.88   12            

13 #255 Yoda, Ryuta             Hawaii Prep           19:37.25   13            

14 #192 Mah, Brandon            Honokaa               19:38.89                 

15 #202 Robinson, David         Honokaa               19:40.18                 

16 #250 Severino, Michael       Hawaii Prep           19:40.96   14            

17 #101 Chong, Devin            Kealakehe             19:51.65   15            

18 #247 Rogerson, Michael       Hawaii Prep           19:52.00   16            

19  #61 Andrew, Dong            Makua Lani            20:07.25   17            

20 #234 Chock, Nicholas         Hawaii Prep           20:09.44   18            

21 #243 Moniz, Cole             Hawaii Prep           20:10.03                  

22 #178 Case, Dolen             Honokaa               20:35.73                 

23 #240 Magoon, Carson          Hawaii Prep           20:37.53                 

24 #105 Rodrigues-Cho, Eddy     Kealakehe             20:45.49   19            

25 #213 Warren, Justin          Honokaa               21:17.84                 

26 #214 Wilkes, Mason           Honokaa               21:19.11                 

  27  #98 Agusan, Candonimo       Kealakehe       21:24.69   20            

28 #231 Arakawa, Kaz            Hawaii Prep           21:27.78                 

29 #236 Disney, Walter          Hawaii Prep           21:29.34                 

30  #99 Alterman, Evan          Kealakehe             21:30.18   21            

31 #242 Matsuda, Kyle           Hawaii Prep           21:30.76                 

32  #65 Eric, Dong              Makua Lani            21:35.07   22            

33  #67 Ng, Pono                Makua Lani            21:35.88   23            

34  #83 Bailey, Loren           Konawaena             21:50.88                 

35 #198 Phenicie, Koa           Honokaa               21:54.35                 

36 #200 Quinlan, Sean           Honokaa               21:55.63                 

37  #91 Defiesta, Domenic       Kohala                21:56.11   24            

38 #208 Souza, Ethan            Honokaa               21:57.04                 

39 #194 Matias, Riston          Honokaa               22:29.41                 

40  #71 Whalen, Paul            Makua Lani            22:29.90   25              

41 #237 Greco Hiranaka, Can     Hawaii Prep           22:57.40                 

42 #104 Matsuyama, Evan         Kealakehe             23:00.56   26            

43  #90 Bello, Rysen            Kohala                23:40.37   27            

44  #89 Antonio, Paul           Kohala                23:49.86   28            

45 #187 Kapu, Aukanaii          Honokaa               24:36.33                 

46 #191 Loo, Austin             Honokaa               24:58.72                 

47  #93 Francisco, Tristan      Kohala                24:59.93   29            

48  #97 White, Montana          Kohala                25:00.55   30            

49 #190 Lacanlale, Rodel        Honokaa               25:02.15                 

50  #63 Creitz, Andrew          Makua Lani            25:07.70   31            

51 #188 Key, Michael            Honokaa               25:19.42                 

52 #204 Roque, Levyn            Honokaa               25:19.90                 

                                                                                                               Team Scores                                  

  1 Honokaa   36                 2 Hawaii Prep   40                 3 Makua Lani 68             4 Kealakehe 101             5 Kohala    138

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