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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 […]

O’Handley earns Hawaii Gatorade honor

By Nick Abramo on June 23, 2017

Kaiser’s Kristen O’Handley was named the Hawaii Gatorade 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-10 senior won four individual events at the state championship meet spring, leading the Cougars to a second-place finish as a team. O’Handley captured the 100-meter dash in a meet-record 12.01 seconds, won the 200-meter dash in 25.69, broke the tape in the 400-meter […]

3 Trojans have mini graduation at state track

By Nick Abramo on May 14, 2017

Mililani principal Fred Murphy made the best of a bad situation at the state track meet. Led by Murphy, three seniors from the Trojans’ Oahu Interscholastic Association championship track team — Kaleo Pogue, Hamilton Howard and Jaratt Kaopuiki-Ota — were given a mini-graduation ceremony, complete with caps, gowns, lei and diplomas during Fridays trials. By qualifying for and running in the finals Saturday at Keaau High on the Big Isle, the three were unable to attend their school’s graduation ceremony […]

Mililani girls win relay despite agony of baton drop

By Nick Abramo on May 14, 2017

You’ve heard the saying, “They dropped the ball.” In this case, it was the baton that fell and it almost dearly cost the Mililani girls 4×400 relay team. Somehow, despite the mistake, the Trojans barely qualified for the finals, where they put the error in the past and won the event. During the state track meet trials Friday at Keaau on the Big Island, the pass from the Trojans’ third runner to the anchor did not go well. As a […]

Seabury Hall’s secret formula: Miles of smiles

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2017

Mention hill work to the Seabury Hall Spartans, and all eight athletes bump the giddy meter up a notch for roughly 5-10 seconds. But as soon as someone mentions that it’s a secret, the safe is relocked. Coach Bobby Grossman is no different. After Seabury Hall’s stunning girls team championship victory on Saturday night at wet and cool Keaau High School Stadium, he was equal parts calm and ecstatic. “I thought we would come in second and we’d need a […]

LIVE BLOG: Seabury Hall girls, Punahou boys win

By Paul Honda on May 13, 2017

(See updated results at kautech.com.) The second and final day of competition at the Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships is underway this afternoon at Keaau High School. Skies are blue, partly cloudy, not as humid as Friday. A torrential rain fell in the final hour of Friday’s action. Some finals were completed as scheduled, which is a different format from previous state meets when all finals were held on the final day. Still, the last events — the […]

VIDEO: State track and field day 1

By Stan Lee on May 13, 2017

Sights and sounds from Friday’s action at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships at Keaau High School Stadium. The meet concludes today.