Leilehua’s Jerri Malyuo won the girls long jump and triple jump. Her teammate Ky’Yonna Chapman repeated as 100 hurdles champion. Chapman was hesitant at taking up hurdling last year, thinking she might fall or her 5-foot-8 frame made her too short for the event.
“I thought they were for tall people so I was just like ‘naw, I’m going to stick with running and relays,’” said Chapman, who won in 15.68. “But when I actually tried and I could see my times go down to 15s, it motivated me, I could do it, I could go to states, I could run in Hawaii. That’s just my motivation to keep pushing, keep pushing. I want to be successful.”
Radford’s Talia Webster won her second consecutive title in the 300 hurdles. Mililani’s Vanessa Roybal set a meet record in the 3,000 with a time of 10:45.47. Sabrina Hollins won the shot put with a throw of 44-4, just two inches off the meet record. Hollins hoped her marks in practice would’ve carried over to the meet.
“I throw a 45 during practice,” said Hollins, who also won the shot put as a sophomore in 2013. “I was shooting for the 45. That’s all right, but I want to shoot for more.”
Chad Figueroa won the 100 and anchored Castle’s winning 4×100 relay team with Taylor Bee, Damien Decosta and Quinn Aquino. Mililani’s Aukahi Nolan repeated as boys pole vault champion by setting a record of 14-7. Other boys repeat champions were Louis Matagi of Farrington in the shot put and Tyler Ho of Kalani in the long jump.
Keanu Rodriguez, Anuenue’s lone entrant in the meet, won the discus with a throw of 155-3. He said the win will bring greater recognition to the Hawaiian immersion school.
The state championships are May 15 and 16 on Maui.