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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.

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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Honokaa Boys Dominate BIIF Cross Country All Star selection

Mosch, Robinson, Moniz

All-BIIF Cross Country

BOYS    First team       Name – Grade – School

Chris Mosch Sr. Honokaa
Josh Robinson Sr. Honokaa
Chayce Moniz Jr. Honokaa
Jesse Tarnas Jr. Parker
Tyde Kaneshiro Sr. Hilo
Jackson Halford Jr. Waiakea
Jordan Grotenhuis So. CLA

Second team        Name – Grade – School

Andrew Langtry So. St. Joseph
Geoff Whitener Sr. Kealakehe    Robert Connors Jr. Honokaa       Billy Ray Sr. Hilo       Tony Connors Fr. Honokaa
Rick Michels Sr. Hilo                    Daniel Gregg Sr. Parker

Coach Abner

Honorable mention: James Clubbs (Keaau); Matt Crowell (Hilo); Shawn Doll (Kamehameha); Andrew Dong (Makua Lani); Hajime Hayano (Waiakea); Colton Hill (Kamehameha); Kaulana Ho (Kamehameha); Steven Hunter (Hilo); Kaulana Keaunui (Pahoa); Brandt Mabuni (Makua Lani); Justin Macy (HPA); Brandon Mah (Honokaa); Williamson Marshall (Waiakea); Logan Martin (HPA); Kevin Olsen (Keaau); Wayne Pavao (Keaau); Doug Phillips (Ka’u); Daylan Requelman (Laupahoehoe); Keoni Rice (Waiakea); Michael Rogerson (HPA); Dylan Shiraki (Honokaa); Charles Tolentino (Pahoa); Devin Vandervoort (Makua Lani)

COACH OF THE YEAR:  Josh Abner, Honokaa

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BIIF Championship – Boys Varsity Results

Honokaa's Mosch, Robinson & Moniz

2010 BIIF Cross Country Championships                     

                                October 22, 2010                                

                           Hawaii Preparatory Academy                           

  Event 4  Boys 3 Mile Run CC VARSITY

  1 Mosch, Chris                 Honokaa               17:36.85    1            

  2 Robinson, Joshua             Honokaa               17:47.55    2             

  3 Moniz, Chayce                Honokaa               17:53.37    3            

  4 Tarnas, Jesse                Parker School         17:59.55    4            

  5 Kaneshiro, Tyde              Hilo                  18:02.41    5            

  6 Halford, Jackson             Waiakea               18:16.70    6            

  7 Grotenhuis, Jordan           Christian Liberty     18:18.28    7            

  8 Langtry, Andrew              St. Joseph’s          18:24.33                 

  9 Whitener, Geoff              Kealakehe             18:27.03    8            

 10 Connors, Robert              Honokaa               18:27.70    9            

 11 Ray, Billy                   Hilo                  18:33.84   10            

 12 Connors, Tony                Honokaa               18:38.48   11            

 13 Michels, Rick                Hilo                  18:39.69   12            

 14 Gregg, Daniel                Parker School         18:40.01   13            

 15 Gregg, Paul                  Parker School         18:46.24   14            

 16 Doll, Shawn                  Kamehameha – Hawaii   18:46.60   15            

 17 Mabuni, Brandt               Makua Lani            18:49.36   16            

 18 Ho, Kaulana                  Kamehameha – Hawaii   18:49.67   17            

 19 Martin, Logan                Hawaii Prep           18:52.46   18            

 20 Macy, Justin                 Hawaii Prep           18:55.27   19            

 21 Olsen, Kevin                 Kea’au                19:15.20   20            

 22 McCullough, Tyler            Parker School         19:16.63   21            

 23 Shiraki, Dylan               Honokaa               19:17.50   22            

 24 Mah, Brandon                 Honokaa               19:24.51   23            

 25 Requelman, Daylan            Laupahoehoe           19:27.40                 

 26 Hayano, Hajime               Waiakea               19:28.16   24            

 27 Hill, Colton                 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:31.22   25            

 28 Hon, Kimo                    Parker School         19:33.15   26            

 29 Rogerson, Michael            Hawaii Prep           19:38.33   27            

 30 Knell, Jonah                 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:40.64   28            

 31 Van Kirk, Tyler              Hawaii Prep           19:44.25   29            

 32 Rice, Keoni                  Waiakea               19:46.98   30            

 33 Yoda, Ryuta                  Hawaii Prep           19:48.66   31            

 34 Marshall, Williamson         Waiakea               19:50.13   32            

 35 Crowell, Matthew             Hilo                  19:50.51   33            

 36 Hunter, Stephen              Hilo                  19:53.43   34            

 37 Clubbs, James                Kea’au                19:56.06   35            

 38 Dong, Andrew                 Makua Lani            20:02.68   36            

39 Navarro, Arman               Kea’au                20:04.21   37             

40 Meguro, Robbey               Waiakea               20:13.02   38         

Team Scores                                   
1 Honokaa                      26    1    2    3    9   11   22   23          
2 Parker School                78    4   13   14   21   26   43   59          
3 Hilo                         94    5   10   12   33   34   48   60         
4 Hawaii Prep                 124   18   19   27   29   31   46   55          
5 Kamehameha - Hawaii         125   15   17   25   28   40   53   62          
6 Waiakea                     130    6   24   30   32   38   44   45          
7 Kea'au                      172   20   35   37   39   41   56   58          
8 Makua Lani                  209   16   36   42   52   63   64   70          
9 Kealakehe                   217    8   47   51   54   57                    
10 Christian Liberty           286    7   67   69   71   72   73   74          
11 Pahoa                       291   49   50   61   65   66   68               
 

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Kamehameha-Hawaii Invite boys cross country results

Kamehameha Hawaii Cross Country Invitational – 10/9/2010            

                        Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus                                      Boys 3 Mile Run CC Varsity

   1 Mosch, Chris              12 Honokaa               16:27.32    1            

  2 Esaki, Troy               JR Iolani School         16:34.22    2            

  3 Higa, Justin              SR Iolani School         17:07.19    3            

  4 Moniz, Chayce             11 Honokaa               17:19.67    4            

  5 Clarke, David             SO Iolani School         17:20.65    5            

  6 Robinson, Joshua          12 Honokaa               17:21.63    6            

  7 Tarnas, Jesse             11 Parker School         17:22.63    7            

  8 Kaneshiro, Tyde           12 Hilo                  17:27.84    8            

  9 Hom, Scott                FR Iolani School         17:30.76    9            

 10 Langtry, Andrew           10 St. Joseph’s          17:33.68                 

 11 Connors, Robert           11 Honokaa               17:35.16   10            

 12 Masuda, Zach              JR Iolani School         17:36.80   11            

 13 Michels, Rick             12 Hilo                  17:38.07   12            

 14 Correa, Shawn             11 Kamehameha – Hawaii   17:42.06   13             

 15 Ray, Billy                12 Hilo                  17:45.13   14            

 16 Connors, Tony              9 Honokaa               17:46.31   15            

 17 Halford, Jackson          11 Waiakea               17:47.94   16             

 18 Hayano, Hajime             9 Waiakea               17:55.15   17            

 19 Ho, Kaulana               11 Kamehameha – Hawaii   18:12.32   18            

 20 Gregg, Daniel             12 Parker School         18:16.10   19            

 21 Rice, Keoni               10 Waiakea               18:22.70   20            

 22 Diebold, Michael          SR Iolani School         18:23.05   21            

 23 Pleskacz, Borys              Iolani School         18:26.87   22            

 24 Stanaland, LB             SO Iolani School         18:28.67                 

 25 Gregg, Paul               10 Parker School         18:29.77   23            

 26 Gahan, Makaala            11 Kamehameha – Hawaii   18:31.04   24            

 27 Thomas, Ryan              11 Kamehameha – Hawaii   18:33.98   25            

 28 Shiraki, Dylan            11 Honokaa               18:37.53   26            

 29 Wong, Ian                 JR Iolani School         18:41.54                 

 30 Hunter, Stephen            9 Hilo                  18:46.48   27            

 31 Requelman, Daylan         12 Laupahoehoe           18:49.00                 

 32 Van Kirk, Tyler           11 Hawaii Prep           18:52.03   28            

 33 McCullough, Tyler         10 Parker School         18:52.77   29            

 34 Yoda, Ryuta               10 Hawaii Prep           18:54.59   30            

 35 Meguro, Robbey            11 Waiakea               18:57.91   31            

 36 Clubbs, James             12 Kea’au                18:58.26   32            

 37 Nakamura, Kenton          JR Iolani School         19:00.78                 

 38 Burns, Jesse              10 Parker School         19:06.71   33            

 39 Pelletier, Kyle           12 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:13.76   34            

 40 Rogerson, Michael         11 Hawaii Prep           19:14.09   35            

 41 DeRego, Theodore          11 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:15.09   36            

 42 Olsen, Kevin              12 Kea’au                19:16.63   37             

 43 Hirae, Jordan              9 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:17.89   38            

 44 Wong, Jared               JR Iolani School         19:19.21                 

 45 Crowell, Matthew          12 Hilo                  19:21.42   39            

 46 DeLuna, Evan              JR Iolani School         19:24.30                 

 47 Hon, Kimo                 12 Parker School         19:27.92   40            

 48 Navarro, Arman            10 Kea’au                19:28.25   41            

 49 Moniz, Cole               11 Hawaii Prep           19:28.63   42            

 50 Barroga, Rogelio          12 Kea’au                19:30.71   43            

 51 Hill, Colton               9 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:32.99                 

 52 Oyama, Drew               SR Iolani School         19:34.16                 

 53 Marshall, Akil            10 Waiakea               19:34.44   44            

 54 Matsumoto, Reece          SO Iolani School         19:34.75                 

 55 Panoff, Max                9 Hilo                  19:35.13   45            

 56 Uemura, Ryne              12 Waiakea               19:36.05   46            

 57 Cruz, Maka`ala             9 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:37.13                 

 58 Ma, Nick                  SO Iolani School         19:39.67                 

 59 Ventura, Jhun Delle       11 Kea’au                19:41.03   47            

 60 Alviento, Davin           10 Kea’au                19:44.96   48            

 61 Knell, Jonah              10 Kamehameha – Hawaii   19:46.33                 

 62 Harbour, Jin               9 Waiakea               19:47.28   49            

 63 Spetich, Michael           9 Hawaii Prep           19:47.68   50            

 64 Pavao, Wayne              12 Kea’au                19:49.04   51            

 65 Sanches, Pedro            10 Honokaa               19:50.14   52            

 66 Robinson, David            9 Honokaa               19:50.64                 

 67 Kuipers, Johann           11 Hilo                  19:50.98   53             

 68 Brumbaugh, Wyatt          10 Konawaena             19:54.65                 

 69 Case, Dolen               12 Honokaa               19:55.54                 

TEAM SCORES:

1 Iolani School        30    2    3    5    9   11   21   22         

2 Honokaa              36    1    4    6   10   15   26   52         

3 Hilo                 100    8   12   14   27   39   45   53         

4 Parker School             111    7   19   23   29   33   40   59           5 Kamehameha – Hawaii       114   13   18   24   25   34   36   38         

6 Waiakea                   128   16   17   20   31   44   46   49         

7 Hawaii Prep              185   28   30   35   42   50   54   58         

8 Kea’au                   200   32   37   41   43   47   48   51          

9 Pahoa                     297   55   56   61   62   63   64   66          10 Kohala                   317   57   60   65   67   68   69

October 9, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment