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Harder, Kwan break through in ILH cross country

By Jerry Campany on October 20, 2018

Hanalani junior Adam Harder took his time to savor the school’s first individual ILH cross country title. Harder covered three miles at Punahou in 17 minutes, 6.4 seconds to beat ‘Iolani senior Charles Sakamaki and the rest of the field by a wide margin on Saturday. Sakamaki clocked a 17:21.99 and gave the Raiders the runner up for the second straight year. Harder’s winning time was the slowest since 2011, the last time the meet was held at Punahou. It […]

Inouye, Schneider earn OIA titles

By Jerry Campany on October 20, 2018

Dallas Inouye dusted the field by more than 30 seconds to give Moanalua a repeat winner at the OIA Cross Country Championships at Central Oahu Regional Park on Saturday. Inouye covered the sprawling 3-mile course in 21 minutes, 17.93 seconds to beat teammate Maleah Kanayama‘s 21:49.91 clocking. Inouye’s time was the slowest at the meet since it moved to three miles in 2005. Inouye’s win comes on the heels of Brooklyn Allen‘s title for Na Menehune last year. Moanalua had […]

Hanalani’s Harder favored to win ILH cross country title

By Jerry Campany on October 19, 2018

It is probably fitting that a new course gets a new champion. Hanalani junior Adam Harder is favored to win the ILH cross country championship on Saturday at Punahou, the first time the meet will be held there since 2011. It has been held at Mid-Pacific since then. Reigning champion Aaron Shiinoki of Punahou has since graduated, leaving the title for Harder to pick up. Harder has won five ILH meets this year and was the top Hawaii finisher with […]

Kalaheo’s Otero is Gatorade runner of year

By Nick Abramo on February 24, 2018

Kalaheo’s Colby Otero is Hawaii’s Gatorade cross country runner of the year, the Gatorade Company announced recently. Otero is the first Gatorade Hawaii Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Kalaheo. The awad recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. A 5-foot-7, 125-pound senior, Otero won the state meet last fall with a time of 16 minutes, 21.91 seconds, breaking the tape 22.83 […]

Seabury Hall’s Winham repeats as runner of year

By Nick Abramo on February 10, 2018

Seabury Hall’s Veronica Winham is the Gatorade Hawaii girls cross country runner of the year for the second time in a row, the Gatorade Company announced recently. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course. Winham, a 5-foot-5 senior, is a finalist for the national runner of the year award. Winham won the state meet for the second straight year in the fall, in 19 minutes, 16.1 […]

Q&A: State cross country champ Colby Otero

By Paul Honda on November 2, 2017

He is a young man with ambitions. The ceiling is way high for Colby Otero, who won the Honolulu Marathon/HHSAA boys cross country individual championship on Saturday with a time of 16 minutes, 21 seconds on the relatively flat course at Island School on Kauai. But down the road, he’s got track goals, college dreams and, with his dad, hopes to compete in biathlons and triathlons. For now, the hard-working Kalaheo senior is enjoy some well-deserved rest time. Otero chatted […]

Q&A: Kalaheo cross country burner Colby Otero

By Paul Honda on October 3, 2017

Colby Otero is the OIA Eastern Division cross country champion and there may very well be more accolades in store. The Kalaheo senior’s interest in multiple sports might be part of the reason why Otero embraces new ideas. He drinks protein shakes regularly. “After a workout, I’m not going to eat a bag of gummy bears. I get a lot of carbs, but I’m the only distance runner who drinks protein shakes,” he said. “It really helps with muscle recovery. […]

Lehl, ‘Iolani step in to fill Kamehameha void

By Jerry Campany on October 31, 2016

Connor Lehl is the first male state cross country winner from Punahou since Todd Iacovelli in 2001, but the bigger surprise might be that he didn’t have to overcome a Kamehameha runner to get there. For just the second time in the last 20 years, Kamehameha failed to take home a medal. The Warriors were either team champions or had the individual champion, sometimes both, in every year since 1997 except this year and 2011. The Warirors failed to place […]