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ILH girls track and field championship results

By Paul Honda on May 16, 2021

ILH girls track and field championships May 15. 2021 Alexander Field Girls Discus 1. Tate Garcia, ‘Iolani, 95-11. 2. Tiana Ma‘afala, Damien, 88-07. 3. Anya Ortiz, Kamehameha, 88-05. 4. Miyah Soares, ‘Iolani, 81-04. 5. Shayna Selesele, Damien, 79-03. Girls Triple Jump 1. Cameryn Ann Nagaji, ‘Iolani, 35-01.50. 2. Kiani Panoke, Maryknoll, 33-04.50. 3. Selena Chow, Kamehameha, 33-02.50. 4. Kayla Mukai, ‘Iolani, 33-00.50. 5. Allie Lam, Punahou, 33-00. Girls High Jump 1. Lexi Fujita, ‘Iolani, 5-02. 2. Alexis King, ‘Iolani, 5-00. […]

Heartbreak? Saint Louis sprinter Keanu Wallace takes it all in stride

By Paul Honda on May 15, 2021

Keanu Wallace had what could have been a heartbreaking week, but in his irrepressible way, he never stopped surging forward. By the time the ILH boys track and field championships ended on Friday — with a lengthy shower, of course — Wallace was at peace. He was actually at peace for much of the week, despite the circumstances. After losing the 2020 track season, then his senior year of football to the pandemic, the blazing-fast wide receiver/sprinter had two football […]

2 golds and a silver for Kamehameha’s mathlete, William Ho

By Paul Honda on May 15, 2021

Back in the day, track and field athletes had no limit to the number of events they entered. Joy Purdy carried Hana when she was an elite athlete in the early 1980s. There weren’t a whole lot of sprinters/jumpers/vaulters/throwers/runners carrying major loads now that they are limited to four. William Ho tried his version of maximum load at the ILH boys track and field championships, winning the 800- and 1,500-meter runs, placing second in the 3,000 and running a leg […]

‘Iolani ends 22-year drought with victory in ILH boys track and field title

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

ILH boys track and field results (2021) In 22 years, Shane Hedani has enjoyed every bit of coaching track and field. The 1987 ‘Iolani graduate stepped onto the track as a coach for the first time in ’99. “That was my first year. My dad, Earl, was the head coach. I was coaching the throwers,” Hedani said on Friday night after ‘Iolani stunned the field to win the ILH boys track and field championships. ‘Iolani amassed 163 points, ahead of […]

ILH boys track and field championship results

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

‘Iolani ends 22-year drought with victory in ILH boys track and field ILH Varsity Championships May 14, 2021 Alexander Field, Punahou Team standings 1. ‘Iolani 163, 2. Punahou 133, 3. Kamehameha 90, 4. Saint Louis 56, 5. Maryknoll 24, 6. Hawaii Baptist 16, 7. Mid-Pacific 14. Individual results Boys Shot Put 1. Kealiikupono Dikilato, Kamehameha, 46-04. 2. Jensen Ahokovi, ‘Iolani, 45-05.75. 3. Cayd Tollefson-Oli, Kamehameha, 43-01.50. 4. Marques Hickson, Kamehameha, 40-07.75. 5. Pono Meli, Kamehameha, 38-06. Boys Long Jump 1. […]

Young Kalani Falcons ready for final track and field meet of season

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

What happens when a journalism teacher who coaches track and field takes on the task of a short preseason due to a global pandemic? Coach Brook Nasser shared her perspective about her Kalani Falcons as they enter the final weekend of their brief season. With no Oahu Interscholastic Association championships and no state championship meet, Saturday’s event at Kaiser Stadium will be the finale. “Despite a short season and coming off a year of limited to no activity, Kalani athletes […]

State’s top sprinter, Keanu Wallace, tests negative twice, but ruled ineligible

By Paul Honda on May 12, 2021

For three years, Keanu Wallace bided his time as a backup wide receiver. It was not unexpected. He sat behind some of the top players in the state, and when he was preparing for senior year, a global pandemic happened. It wiped out his junior season of track, where he is the top sprinter in the 100- and 200-meter events. It wiped out his football season as a senior, reducing his opportunities to a preferred walk-on opportunity at Washington. With […]

DOE’s reopening guide gives hope to spring sports teams

By Paul Honda on March 8, 2021

It’s not quite the end-all yet, but the 46-page “Return To Learn” guide produced by the Hawaii Department of Education provides details and layers — phases — for a return to the classrooms and fields for high school student-athletes. As of today (Monday), pubic-school baseball and softball coaches are expecting to start conditioning workouts on Mar. 29, though it is not written in stone. Oahu is in Tier 3 and could ramp up to Tier 4 by Mar. 25, according […]