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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 […]


Seabury Hall’s Gangnath is Gatorade runner of year

By Nick Abramo on January 31, 2019

Seabury Hall’s Chloe Gangnath 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. The 5-foot-7 senior won the state meet in the fall with a time of 19 minutes, 20.73 seconds, a meet record and 47.46 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor. The Spartans finished in sixth place as a team. In addition, Gangnath went undefeated in the […]

Foot notes: HBA sweeps in Division II cross country

By Stan Lee on October 30, 2018

Hawaii Baptist’s first state title in girls cross country came in dominating fashion. The Eagles placed four girls in the top 10 to claim the Division II title at Saturday’s Honolulu Marathon/HHSAA State Championships at Central Oahu Regional Park. Their win ended Seabury Hall’s streak — the Spartans had won every team title since a DII classification was added in 2012. Only one race is held per gender at the state meet. Team scores in Division I and II are […]

Honold’s vision takes Hanalani from 0 to 50

By Paul Honda on October 24, 2018

It started with a vision. Four years later, Hanalani is one of the premier Division II cross country programs in the state. Jeremy Honold arrived in 2014 to a campus that didn’t have a program. With only 300 students grades 7-12, Honold brought a plan that was part science, part faith and 100 percent effective. Perspiration plus inspiration. Adam Harder is the top harrier in the ILH now after winning the boys individual crown last weekend. But solo work is […]

VIDEO Q&A: ILH champ Adam Harder of Hanalani

By Paul Honda on October 23, 2018

Every day, every year, Adam Harder strives to get better. He and his teammates at Hanalani are all in and have been through the off-season and cross country season. The results are impressive for a school with just 300 students from grades 7 through 12. Harder is undefeated this fall, including first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu championships last weekend. As a junior, leads a group of Royals who have a chance to win the HHSAA Division II […]

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 […]