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Ramirez leads Vulcan charge at Chaminade Invite

Ramirez

Chaminade Invite a PacWest Cross Country

Women – Restullts         no scoring team by UHH

HPU 26points  BYU-H 43 points  UH Manoa 79 points  Chaminade 87 points

1

Emily Oschner

CUH

17:03.7

2

Polina Babkina

HPU

17:04.4

3

Julia Kumpers

HPU

17:35.9

4

Micaela Jaramillo

BYU

17:39.2

5

Nadia Ramirez

UH Hilo

17:59.4

6

Jessica Paget

BYU

18:00.4

7

Evelina Maanson

HPU

18:17.1

8

Kim Kuhnert

HPU

18:25.1

9

Marissa Kunsch

HPU

18:31.7

10

Shannon White

HPU

18:34.6

11

Chelsea Ollar

BYU

18:41.0

12

Haley Ollot

BYU

18:42.1

13

Amity Gregg

UH Manoa

18:48.6

14

Amy King

BYU

18:53.7

15

unattached  

19:16.8

16

Kelly Dobbins

HPU

19:21.2

17

Amanda Lee

UH Manoa

19:27.1

18

Kelsie Kobayashi

UH Manoa

19:36.5

19

Taylor Sinn

HPU

19:37.0

20

Megan Dart

UH Manoa

19:37.7

21

Laura Spiegel

CUH

20:03.0

22

Jordan Bledsoe

UH Hilo

20:15.8

23

Keri Fujiwara

UH Hilo

20:20.5

24

Heather Delgado

UH Manoa

20:36.7

25

Sara Silverman

UH Manoa

21:15.2

26

Jessica Wences

CUH

21:30.2

27

Justina Wood

UH Hilo

21:34.9

28

Erin Carvalho

UH Manoa

21:36.0

29

Melody Papalii

UH Manoa

21:49.7

30

Shannon Whener

CUH

22:41.0

31

Nicole Yamase

CUH

26:21.5

     
       
       
 

September 27, 2012 Posted by | collegiate cross country | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vulcan Cross Country hosting 5K run/1 mile keiki run on August 11

Coach Guerpo

The University of Hawaii Hilo cross country program proudly presents the Vulcan XC 5K run and 1 mile keiki run (14 and under) to be held on the grounds of the Volcano Resort Golf Course of Saturday, August 11 starting at 8 am.

The event will help the cross country team raise funds to continue its participation in the PacWest Conference.

Early entry fee is $20 if received prior to August 6 after that date the entry fee is $25.

Race day registration will be at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort Golf Club Driving Range from 6:45 to 7:45 am

Visit to Vulcan web site:  www.hiloathletics.com for further information or to download an application or call Coach Jaime Guerpo at (808) 217-5243 or Alan Ryan at 938-5106.

July 28, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , | Leave a comment

Vulcan Women finish 4th at BYUH cross country meet – PacWest Results

Vulcan cross country with Coach Guerpo

BYU-Hawaii Invitational September 24, 2011 5K Women’s Run

Team Scores  1. BYU-Hawaii 21     2. Hawaii Pacific 46

3. Hawaii 68        4. UH-Hilo 93

5. Chaminade 124

Runner School Time             1. Lacey Krout BYUH 18:45

2. Katie Buxton BYUH 18:59    3. Kim Kuhnert HPU 19:13

4. Kassondra McGonegal BYUH 19:15 5. Mary Botsford HPU 19:49

6. Katrina Kropushek BYUH 19:53       7. Shannon Wite HPU 20:08

8. Kelsey Royer BYUH 20:14                 9. Rachelle Wilson Hawaii 20:44

10. Evangeline Rehwaldt Hawaii 20:48   11. Nadia Ramirez UHH 20:57

12. Tiare Nakashima Hawaii 21:01       13. Veronica Camarillo BYUH 21:18

14. Jordan Bledsoe UHH 21:36           15. Hailey Grossman HPU 21:48

16. Taylor Simn HPU 21:49                  17. Denise Nakamura Hawaii 21:27

18. Shannon Whener CUH 22:04        19. Nikka Takane UHH 22:13

20. Laci Sweany Hawaii 22:44             21. Chelsea Ollar BYUH 22:56

22. Stephanie Adams UHH 23:10       23. Melody Papalii Hawaii 23:26

24. Jessica Wences CUH 23:31           25. Lyssa Frietas CUH 23:32

26. Amanda Ray Hawaii 24:12           27. Justina Wood UHH 24:24   

28. Anna Vaagensmith CUH 26:00    29. Alaina Turse CUH 32:38

September 25, 2011 Posted by | collegiate cross country | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UHH Athletics Suspends Cross-Country & Cheerleading – Press Release

Pac West men’s cross country

 University of Hawaii at Hilo Director of Athletic Dexter Irvin announced today the 2-year suspension of three programs as part of an effort to reduce its budget while maintaining the viability of the department.

On the table are men’s and women’s cross country and cheerleading.

The savings of approximately $100,000 in operational, salary and scholarship funding per academic year will be added to a 10-percent operational savings Irvin established at the beginning of the fiscal year.

“We’ve been able to stay in the black for the past two years but like everyone else we also need to cut back,” said Irvin. “We looked at many scenarios but felt that this move would have the least affect on our student/athletes’ academic opportunities and our program’s competitiveness.”

During the 2010-11 seasons, 120 athletes were on athletic scholarship. Six belonged to the cross country program.

“These scholarships will not be affected,” said Irvin. “We will honor our commitment to their academic success here at UH Hilo.”

Among the challenges Irvin faces in his second year at UH Hilo are the increasing cost of travel and education while trying to balance a budget that is currently funded below the NCAA Division II national average.

“We are part of a 7-percent decrease in scholarships as well as a probable 7-percent decrease in our operational funding,” said Irvin. “We have made significant reductions in many programs and we cannot continue to make overall program reductions without sacrificing student/athlete welfare and well being,”

University of Hawaii at Hilo Director of Athletic Dexter Irvin announced today the 2-year suspension of three programs as part of an effort to reduce its budget while maintaining the viability of the department.

On the table are men’s and women’s cross country and cheerleading.

The savings of approximately $100,000 in operational, salary and scholarship funding per academic year will be added to a 10-percent operational savings Irvin established at the beginning of the fiscal year.

“We’ve been able to stay in the black for the past two years but like everyone else we also need to cut back,” said Irvin. “We looked at many scenarios but felt that this move would have the least affect on our student/athletes’ academic opportunities and our program’s competitiveness.”

During the 2010-11 seasons, 120 athletes were on athletic scholarship. Six belonged to the cross country program.

“These scholarships will not be affected,” said Irvin. “We will honor our commitment to their academic success here at UH Hilo.”

Among the challenges Irvin faces in his second year at UH Hilo are the increasing cost of travel and education while trying to balance a budget that is currently funded below the NCAA Division II national average.

“We are part of a 7-percent decrease in scholarships as well as a probable 7-percent decrease in our operational funding,” said Irvin. “We have made significant reductions in many programs and we cannot continue to make overall program reductions without sacrificing student/athlete welfare and well being,”

Cross Country was started in the 1980s. Under similar fiscal conditions, the programs were suspended during the 1989 and 1990 seasons before being re-instated during the 1991 season. During the 20-year stretch since, the Vulcans claimed three conference championships and were consistent participants of post-season races.

“Coach (Jaime) Guerpo had done an excellent job in recruiting this upcoming season so it is very painful for him and for us,” said Irvin. “We look forward to the time we can revisit the opportunity for our cross country programs.”

Vulcan athletics consists of six women’s sports (basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball) and five men’s sports (baseball, basketball, golf, soccer and tennis). Nine of the 11 sports participate as members of the Pacific West Conference while women’s golf and men’s tennis will gain membership beginning the 2012-13 seasons.

NOTE: Vulcan Athletics will be submitting an application for a PacWest waiver in cross country.

April 18, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , | Leave a comment