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VIDEO: Maui’s state winning relay team

By Nick Abramo on May 14, 2018

The Maui High unified team blazed to victory in two events at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships on Saturday. The Sabers’ Jerimiah Abut, Edwin Hayman, Gavin Gilon and Waiohinu Cuello won the 4-x-100 relay and the 4-x-400 relay in front of the cheering and packed crowd at Kamehameha’s Kunuiakea Stadium. In both events, they reached the finish line before five other teams. Jessica Adkins, who is a head of a Special Olympics delegation and also teaches a […]

Ronquillo, Little give Punahou 1-2 combo in 400

By Paul Honda on May 13, 2018

The drought was a time of renewal. A time of thirst. It was quenched on Saturday night. After five years without a state title, the Punahou girls ended the dry spell at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships at Kunuiakea Stadium. Depth, as always was the key for Coach Duncan Macdonald’s team. The Buffanblu amassed 92 points and was never threatened, even as Seabury Hall’s long-distance runners made up some ground late in the night. The promise is […]

VIDEO: Iosivas ready to tap vast potential

By Nick Abramo on May 13, 2018

Once in a while, you learn highly interesting things that you weren’t expecting. Such was the case Saturday night. Walking out of Kamehameha’s Kunuiakea Stadium, Punahou pole vault coach Tom Hintnaus was spotted heading the same way. The Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships had just ended, and Hintnaus, a former Olympian, knows a thing or two about track and field. He’s headed this way, so might as well say goodbye and see you next year. A few weeks […]


Frederick, Cadiz set records at track state meet

By Nick Abramo on May 11, 2018

Two records fell on the first day of the Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Kamehameha on Friday. Kamehameha-Hawaii sophomore Chenoa Frederick broke her own record and took the gold medal in the triple jump. Her 39-foot, 10-inch jump eclipsed the 39-8 state mark she set last season. Baldwin junior Rey Cadiz broke a 19-year old state-meet record in the 110-meter hurdles. He covered the distance in 14.20 seconds. The previous mark of 14.44 was by Maui High’s […]

Punahou’s Iosivas breaks 3 ILH track records

By Nick Abramo on May 4, 2018

Punahou senior Andrei Iosivas is trying to end his season with a bang, and he has already begun to do so. Last Saturday at Kamehameha, Iosivas broke three ILH track and field title meet records. On May 11 and 12, he’ll be trying to make his mark on state meet history in the season’s championship finale, also at Kamehameha. Iosivas, who also played football as a wide receiver for the Buffanblu, broke a 27-year-old league record with a 10.71-second time […]

Yamafuji’s 16-foot pole vault photo sequence

By Nick Abramo on May 3, 2018

Below is a six-frame photo sequence of J. Kai Yamafuji‘s successful 16-foot pole vault from the ILH championship meet at Kamehameha on April 25. The vault by the Punahou sophomore is the highest ever in Hawaii. The photos below are courtesy of Paul Nakatani. Photo 1: Photo 2: Photo 3: Photo 4: Photo 5: Photo 6:

Punahou’s Yamafuji sets Hawaii pole vault mark

By Nick Abramo on April 25, 2018

Punahou’s J. Kai Yamafuji pole vaulted higher than anyone in Hawaii history on Wednesday, according to his coach Tom Hintnaus and ILH track and field coordinator Jeff Meister. Yamafuji, a sophomore, cleared 16 feet. A bit earlier, he had made 15 feet, 3 inches as did rival and defending state and ILH champion Logan Rubasch of ‘Iolani. Yamafuji then went on to make 15-9 on his first try and 16-0 on his second attempt. Yamafuji was immediately hugged by Hintnaus, […]

Damien’s Padron runs to Gatorade award

By Nick Abramo on June 23, 2017

Damien’s Christian Padron was named the Gatorade Hawaii track and field athlete of the year Thursday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the track. The 5-foot-9, 152-pound Padron won the 100-meter dash with a state-record time of 10.63 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 21.97 seconds at the same meet, leading the Monarchs to third place as a team. Padron also anchored the 4×100 meter relay team to a […]