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Maui’s Hunter Shields is Hawaii Gatorade runner of year for second time

By Nick Abramo on February 11, 2020

Maui High’s Hunter Shields was selected as the Gatorade Hawaii Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year for the 2019 season, the Gatorade Company announced Monday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. Shields, a 5-foot-19, 135-pound junior, also won the award as a sophomore. He won the state meet’s three-mile race in 16 minutes, 15.60 seconds. He was 3.87 seconds ahead of the next closest finisher, and […]

Kalaheo’s Emily Naylor is Gatorade Hawaii runner of year

By Nick Abramo on January 28, 2020

Kalaheo’s Emily Naylor is the Gatorade Hawaii Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced recently The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. A 5-foot sophomore, Naylor won the state meet in the fall in 19 minutes, 37.87 seconds in the three-mile race. The next closest competitor was 20.43 seconds behind. Her performance also helped the Mustangs to a sixth-place finish as a team. It […]


Adam Harder, Narayana Schneider repeat as league cross country champions

By Nick Abramo on October 28, 2019

Four athletes won 5-kilometer high school league cross country championships on Oahu on Saturday. Hanalani’s Adam Harder and McKinley’s Narayana Schneider are repeat winners. Harder captured the ILH boys individual title at Mid-Pacific in 16 minutes, 56.67 seconds. “It feels pretty good to have won ILH champs twice, but I couldn’t have done it without my parents, amazing team, my coach Jeremy (Honold) and most importantly God,” Harder said. “I’m ready for states and can’t be more prepared than I […]

Roosevelt’s Tyler Morimoto thrives as a three-time Special Olympics world gold medalist

By Nick Abramo on June 3, 2019

Being a Special Olympics athlete and a varsity athlete is not a common combination. But it is Tyler Morimoto‘s combination. Morimoto, 17, won three gold medals at the Special Olympics World Games, but that incredible haul tells only a sliver of who he really is. Morimoto is autistic and he has ADHD. He is also what is called “high functioning.” That is not surprising when you realize he has a 3.3 grade-point average at Roosevelt and when you speak with […]

Hawaii Baptist’s Derek Coryell picks up coach of year honor

By Nick Abramo on May 29, 2019

Hawaii Baptist coach Derek Coryell was named Hawaii’s coach of the year for 2018 by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. Coryell led Hawaii Baptist to the Division II state championship on Oct. 27, 2018, at Central Oahu Regional Park. What made that state title all the more special was that, had the girls race not been broken down into Division I and Division II for team purposes, the Eagles would have secured a victory against the whole […]

Maui’s Hunter Shields is Gatorade Hawaii runner of year

By Nick Abramo on February 13, 2019

Maui High’s Hunter Shields is the the Gatorade Hawaii boys cross country runner of the year, the Gatorade Company announced recently. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Shields, a 5-foot-9, 128-pound sophomore took second place to Hanalani’s Adam Harder at the state meet last fall with a time of 16 minutes, 59.36 seconds, leading the Sabers to the Division I state championship. Shields was the co-MVP […]