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Sunrise Athletics Track Club medals at Junior Olympics on Oahu

Members of the Sunrise Athletics Track & Field Club who participated in the Junior Olympic Association Championships on Oahu include, front row, left to right, Chase Kotomori, Stanley Belmes, Tobi Johnson, Teryn Tominaga, Ella Johnson, Akemi Tominaga; middle row, Deylan Okinaka, Kameron Reis, Tyler Clemens-Kailipaka; back row, coach Tyler Kubojiri, Kelsie Kobayashi, Jackson Halford, Vandey Okinaka, Karley Swain, Vanessa Ignacio,Carmen Garson-Shumway, coach Cassie Morigaki. Missing from photo: Saya Yabe, Colton Austria, Maria Calso, SheAnn Belmes,Tyler Honda, Dyson Sato, Tylan Reis, Ian McQuate, and coaches MJ and Lance Tominaga.

The Sunrise Athletics Track and Field club earned 23 medals and 10 ribbons at a Junior Olympics championship meet earlier this month at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The Big Island squad was coached by MJ Tominaga and Lance Tominaga, Lory Hunter, Cassie Morigaki, Cameron Nance, Tyler Kubojiri and Lourence Tolentino, and their athletes turned in some of the top times in the meet.

Carmen Garson-Shumway, a Hilo High School standout, outkicked her opponent on the final straightaway in the 800 meters to win in 2 minutes, 25.51 seconds, and she took second in the 1,500 meters.

In a 1,500 race in which only one second separated second and fourth place, Waiakea graduate Jackson Halford was runner-up and Waiakea junior Ian McQuate was fourth.

McQuate later claimed an uncontested 3,000.

Waiakea senior sprinter Colton Austria won silver in the 100 (11.65) and 400 (55.16).

Seventh-grader Tyler Clemens-Kailipaka showed off his speed in the sprints, capturing gold in the 200 and silver in the 100.

Meanwhile, Teryn Tominaga, and Tobi Johnson and Ella Johnson also earned medals or ribbons in their respective events

August 9, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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.

August 25, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sunrise Track Club/UHH 5K run results held Aug 20

5K run for UHH and Sunrise race results held on 8/20/11

Truesdell, Donald

19-29

M

 

17:07.2

Halford, Jackson

14-18

M

 

18:45.1

Dee Amato, Joe

19-29

M

 

19:49.5

Rice, Keoni

14-18

M

 

19:50.7

Moses, Michael

19-29

M

 

19:53.6

McQuate, Ian

14-18

M

 

20:08.9

Sato, Dyson

14-18

M

 

20:15.1

Anderson, Clint

30-39

M

 

21:41.7

Danoff, Max

14-18

M

 

22:18.1

Guerpo, Danny

 40-59

M

 

22:25.1

UH Runner      

22:50.1

Talbot, Robert

14-18

M

 

23:24.8

Shumway, Todd

40-59

M

 

23:26.0

Garson-Shumway, Carmen

14-18

F

 

23:34.3

UH Runner

 award

   

23:37.5

UH Runner      

24:05.0

Garson-Shumway, Kai

13

M

 

24:23.4

Lawrence, Alika

14-18

M

 

24:45.9

Kawasaki, Marty

19-29

F

 

24:57.1

Pitoy, Shea

14-18

F

 

25:26.6

Okinaka, Vandey

14-18

F

 

25:32.7

Ombac, Skye

14-18

F

 

25:55.5

Kitamori, Todd

19-29

M

 

26:25.9

Lawrence, Amanda

13

F

 

26:26.4

Lozano, Jennifer

19-29

F

 

26:32.6

Ignacio, Vanessa

14-18

F

 

26:43.6

UH Runner      

27:04.0

Kamalani-Manpathoum, Thalei

13

F

 

27:20.5

UH Runner      

27:27.4

Donovan, Patrick

60+

M

 

28:08.8

Quinlan, Nathan

19-29

M

 

28:19.9

Truesdell, Joel

40-59

M

 

29:01.5

Harbour, Cohco

19-29

F

 

29:53.4

Wilson, Seth

13

M

 

30:44.4

Wood, Keoki

40-59

M

 

32:35.5

Wilson, Bobbi

40-59

F

 

33:51.5

Rizzo, Lisa

30-39

F

 

42:41.5

Pires, Ron

60+

M

 

45:35.0

Kim, Joe

40-59

F

 

52:16.1

Harbour, Jin

 14-18

M

   
Blanco, Audrey

 30-39

F

   
Quinlan, Sean

14-18

M

   
Ishimaru, Kara

30-39

F

   
Takashiba, Tania

30-39

F

   
Wood, Lisa

40-59

F

   
Ward, Guy

60+

M

   

 

August 20, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HPA Girls X-Country wins BIIF meet on home course

Lady Ka Makani win first BIIF meet of the season

Hawaii Preparatory Academy            2010 BIIF Cross Country – 10/2/2010                      

      All-Schools Meet         Event 1  Girls 3 Mile Run CC VARSITY

 1 #156 Ramrez, Nadia           Hilo                  20:48.61    1             2 #187 Vargas, Kela            Hawaii Prep           20:49.02    2         3 #182 Sims, Zoe               Hawaii Prep           21:20.10    3             4   #8 Kobayashi, Kelsie       Waiakea               21:30.39    4              5 #165 Evans, Emily            Hawaii Prep           21:43.60    5             6 #186 Van Pernis, Kristia     Hawaii Prep           22:09.54    6             7 #128 GreenWell, Tialana      Honokaa               22:28.17    7              8 #142 Shiraki, Allie          Honokaa               22:31.56    8             9 #148 De Bournmont, Shali     Hilo                  22:35.00    9           10 #177 Neal, Sam               Hawaii Prep           22:51.05   10             11 #168 Haight, Mariah          Hawaii Prep           22:52.32   11             12  #70 Van Mols, Kari          Kealakehe             22:55.95   12             13  #33 Choe, Grace             Makua Lani            23:05.59   13             14  #73 Busek, Jessica          Waiakea               23:12.92   14             15  #81 Nishimura-Thornton,     Kea’au                23:17.44   15             16 #170 Hono, Phoebe            Hawaii Prep           23:38.03   16             17  #11 Okinaka, Vandey         Waiakea               23:43.91   17             18 #152 Lawrence, Karina        Hilo                  23:53.14   18             19 #180 Scully, Hana            Hawaii Prep           23:54.28                  20  #78 Hagemann, Natalie       Kea’au                23:55.90   19             21 #157 Rapoza, Kaylee          Hilo                  23:59.33   20             22 #146 Cooke, Raycee           Hilo                  24:05.63   21             23  #34 Choe, Joy               Makua Lani            24:14.01   22             24  #57 Bianchi, Rachael        Kealakehe             24:15.85   23             25 #125 Carlos, Monica          Honokaa               24:19.51   24             26  #52 Osorio, Mary Joseph     Kohala                24:20.99                  27  #38 Nakamura, Tiffany       Makua Lani            24:22.51   25             28 #185 Ulrich, Kelly           Hawaii Prep           24:23.67                 29 #172 Kojima, Caylin          Hawaii Prep           24:29.03                 30  #16 Rasse, Haley            Waiakea               24:30.79   26         31  #14 Paulachak, Kara         Waiakea               24:32.69   27             32 #127 Greenwell, Kelly        Honokaa               24:36.02   28           33  #35 Mabuni, Angel           Makua Lani            24:43.09   29             34 #151 Kerr, Lauren            Hilo                  24:48.36   30             35 #122 Adona, Hildang          Honokaa               24:49.59   31

1 Hawaii Prep   26    2    3    5    6   10   11   16         

 2 Hilo                 69    1    9   18   20   21   30   36         

 3 Waiakea          88    4   14   17   26   27   33   37         

4 Honokaa           98    7    8   24   28   31   35   40         

5 Makua Lani     123   13   22   25   29   34   45              

6 Kea’au        152   15   19   38   39   41   43   44         

7 Kealakehe                   155   12   23   32   42   46

October 2, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment