PIAA Combine (updated results list)

by Jerry Campany on June 2, 2014

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PIAA executive director Doris Sullivan had a full house for the annual PIAA/Under Armour Football Combine on Saturday.

The list of participants maxed out at 260 going into the annual event, but Doris noted that 280 wound up participating. Click on the link below to see the results.

2014-PIAA-COMBINE-RESULTS
(Note: This version of results is complete. The previous list had missing names and results.)

One of the first stats I look at is the 40-yard dash. In this case, it’s interesting to see the difference in times between hand-held stop watches and electronic timing. Example: McKinley CB/WR Isaiah Taumua, a freshman, ran a 4.49 hand-timed 40, but his electronic time was 4.95. The first number is awesome for any age. The second is not bad for a ninth-grader.

Louis Keala Santiago picked up some hardware for the fastest 40 time.

Louis Keala Santiago picked up some hardware for the fastest 40 time.

Doris noted that there has been a correction since the original results were released. Kahuku defensive back Louis Keala Santiago (5-10, 174) ran a 4.48 in the hand-timed 40, not 4.38. But 4.48 is impressive nonetheless. His electronic time is 4.92. He will be a junior this fall.

There are several electronic times in the 4.7 range, which is decent. I’m more impressed with the younger athletes who run that time, like Kaiser sophomore-to-be Justin Ikei. There was a visitor from Utah, Alohi Gilman of Orem High School, who ran a hand-timed 4.47 and electronic 4.65.

Taito Abiel of Campbell, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior-to-be, ran a hand-timed 4.49 with an electronic time of 4.73. He bench pressed 185 15 times — good stuff for a safety/quarterback.

Kamekona Rainy-Aloy of Campbell was a busy man on Saturday, participating in every test.

Kamekona Rainy-Aloy of Campbell was a busy man on Saturday, participating in every test.

Saint Louis sprinter and wide receiver Drew Kobayashi ran a hand-timed 4.52 and electronic 4.64. The 6-2, 186-pound senior-to-be also had a 32-inch vertical.

The best vertical that I see was by Malaesaili Petaia, a 6-foot, 202-pound defensive end/safety from Punahou. He had a leap of 38 inches.

Saint Louis’ highly-recruited offensive lineman, Fred Ulu-Perry, led with 25 reps in the 225-pound bench press. Offensive tackle Derrick Fetui-Suapaia of Mililani (5-11, 265) and ‘Iolani guard/center Nathaniel Oishi (5-10, 262) 23 apiece.

Ulu-Perry didn’t participate in several of the agility drills, but recorded a 31-inch vertical.

(Note: Some of the state’s top recruits, including Farrington defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko, did not compete.)

There are plenty of numbers to examine in the results (L-Drill, Pro Agility, Broad Jump), as well as vitals including hand span and arm length. If you see some impressive numbers, please mention them in the comments.

Football season. It’s almost here!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

PLAYER9 June 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Wow the times are all over the place hard to trust these times. These are top NFL times, indoors with no wind and no sun. Where were these kids with the 4.4 times in the state track meet last month. They would have cleaned house. Just saying. Dont get me wrong the kids are not in question, just the combine.

OIA June 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

They need to get rid of hand times completely already. It’s almost pointless if you have electronic equipment. When you have a discrepancy of 4.48 – 4.92, that just says it all. That’s the difference between a Sammy Watkins and a Aaron Donald.

jonah June 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

the electronic times are the ones that are official. they told us that at the combine because the hand times are often ‘faster’ than they should be. but my dad was told that the electronic timing though always slower than the hand time is what the colleges will use from any combine because hand time are subject to human error. I think everything else was really good and everyone should always to go this combine. the really big name guys dont always need to go because they have offers but if we can give specific results for our times its helps us who wont go play at USC or UW like Perry. Kenny Patton is in charge of the timing and stuff and I trust him more than pretty much anyone else to do what is right for the athletes.

Aaron June 4, 2014 at 3:36 am

Don’t let a 4.4 40 yard time fool you. Running a 100 is a whole lot different. Tabuyo the other year had a very fast 40 time, but got smoked by the QB from the outer islands in the 4 X 100, by a lot. In the 40, that QB wouldn’t have stood a chance, but in the 100, different story. Many runners have quick explosion and burst, but slow down on the top end, others open up and stay on pace a lot longer.

JJ June 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

40 time probably more important. Lot of plays for WR (and other positions) in the 40 – 50 yard and less range. Not to many 100 yard plays. Initial burst more important than sustained speed.

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