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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 […]

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 […]