Cross Country

Pahoa runners persevere

by Stan Lee on November 1, 2014

Pahoa’s runners wrapped up their season after seeing Hurricane Iselle blow through their district in August and lava from Kilauea on the verge of cutting off its town. The team has kept in contact with family back on Hawaii island during the trip and running has provided an emotional outlet. “It’s kind of an outlet […]


The Mililani girls and Pearl City boys ran to OIA Western Division cross-country championships at Campbell on Saturday. Vanessa Roybal (19 minutes, 51.26 seconds) and Lauren Gibbs finished in first and second place individually in the girls 3-mile race to spearhead the Trojans’ title run. Danson Honda, Chase Arguelles and Devin Ajimine placed fourth, fifth […]


The Moanlua boys and Kaiser girls ran to OIA Eastern Division cross-country championships at McKinley on Saturday. Eric Miyauchi placed second and Tyler Yada finished fourth in the 3-mile boys race, guiding Na Menehune to the title by one point over McKinley, 39 to 40. Kalaheo’s Makai Clemons was the top individual boys runner, finishing […]


The Hawaii Prep boys and girls teams won BIIF championships on Saturday at Kamehameha-Hawaii. Megan Canniff and Sabrina Disney took second- and third-place in the 3-mile girls race to lead the HPA girls. Ka Makani’s Nate Ladwig earned second place in the 3-mile boys race. Waiakea’s Louie Ondo (16 minutes, 13.9 seconds) and Hilo’s Mehana […]


In sweltering heat Saturday, Kamehameha’s Kaeo Kruse ran to a victory in the Punahou Invitational cross-country meet. Kruse, a junior, finished the 3-mile course in 16 minutes, 3.99 seconds to beat teammate Kainalu Asam (16:46.11), a senior, by about 42 seconds. Eric Miyauchi of Moanalua took third as the top-finishing OIA runner, followed by Connor […]


Signing Day (extended)

by Paul Honda on February 6, 2014

(Here’s an extended report on Wednesday’s letter-of-intent signing ceremony hosted by PIAA at the Sheraton Waikiki. The first version was published in this morning’s Star-Advertiser. See Tuesday’s short story and photo gallery on Prep World here.) Larry Tuileta broke some bleeding green hearts, but otherwise the University of Hawaii netted a nice senior class on […]


Larry Tuileta, Punahou’s All-State quarterback, spurned Hawaii and signed with USC this morning at PIAA’s Letter-of-Intent signing ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki. In the story at the Star-Advertiser’s breaking news this morning, “Tui” explains how USC got involved long after he had committed to play football and volleyball at UH. He will be a preferred […]


Printable results of the 2013 state cross country meet: Boys || Girls Even with two of the state’s most decorated cross country runners hanging up their cleats, don’t expect a letdown next year. Dakota Grossman became the first athlete to win four straight state championships at its current distance on Friday, and Davis Kaahanui repeated […]


Seabury Hall’s Dakota Grossman has nearly done it all. She won her fourth MIL title last week on Molokai and will be going for a fourth straight state crown on Friday on Kauai, which would match Eri McDonald of Punahou’s string from 1995-98. The one thing Grossman is missing, though, is the state championship record. […]

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Beaman brings it home

by Jerry Campany on October 12, 2013

With Oahu’s cross country season wrapping up, ‘Iolani sophomore Amanda Beaman is breaking away. Beaman ran Punahou’s 3-mile course in 19 minutes, 14.62 seconds for her second win of the season on Saturday. The ILH had five different winners in five races this season before Beaman broke through with a win at Kapolei two weeks […]