LIVE BLOG: HHSAA track and field finals


The wind is whipping heavy at War Memorial Stadium on Maui, blowing behind the athletes in the field events and with the runners as they approach the finish line. Those who turn into the wind are not going to be happy about it.

Here are the finalists:
05.15.15 results from trials

05.16.15 finals program

And just like yesterday, Kautech’s awesome live results. They are almost as fast as the runners.

Field events have started and winners have been crowned. ‘Iolani’s Kamuela Borden won the boys discus with a throw of 160 feet, 9 inches. Kailua’s Patria Vaimaona held on to win the girls discus with a throw of 144-7. Vaimaona’s winning mark was attained in Friday’s trials and fortunately carried over to today’s final. Vaimoana fouled in two attempts and didn’t achieve a mark in her third and final throw on Saturday.

Vaimaona continues Kailua’s run in the discus. Kahoa Mikaele won it last year and recently won a regional title while competing at Iowa Western Community College.

>> Borden repeats as shot put champion with throw of 57-3.75. All of his throws today reached at least 57.

>> Long jump champions: Anthony Kahoohanohano-Davis (Baldwin boys, 22-10.75), Meagan Kualii (Kamehameha-Hawaii girls, 18-6.50). Kahoohanohano-Davis injured his foot during Friday’s high jump. His winning mark was from Friday’s trials, which carried over to today. He passed on all of three of his attempts Saturday.

>> A lot of excitement over at the high jump, all three Kaiser girls along with Kamehameha’s Cassidy Apo and HPA’s Kaui Taylor went over 5-2. Ginon Jones was the last Cougar over, bounced off the mat and sprinted to the stands to greet her fans. She then sprinted back to the middle of the field to accept congratulations from Kristen O’Handley and Teuila Gardner.
Taylor edges Kaiser’s Teuila Gardner for title. Both cleared 5-4.

Emma Taylor was more than a little bit surprised when the winner of the 100 hurdles was announced.
Emma Taylor was more than a little bit surprised when the winner of the 100 hurdles was announced.

>> Repeat champions in the hurdles with Emma Taylor of Hawaii Prep in the girls 100 hurdles and Lahainaluna’s Emerson Liburd in the 110 hurdles. The girls race was a photo finish, Taylor was surprised when the winner was announced but she got her on the lean.

>> 100 champions: Kathleen Funcheon for Moanalua girls (12.11) and Bailey Kaopuiki for Baldwin boys (10.74). Funcheon’s is a wind-aided meet record.

>> 1500: Ava Shipman of Seabury Hall wins girls race. Louie Ondo of Waiakea takes boys. Ondo passed Kaeo Kruse late, it looks like he surprised him.

>> Sabrina Hollins of Waipahu won state judo title last week, won shot put today.

>> Campbell girls and Kamehameha boys win 4×100 relay.

>> Kaimuki wins mixed 4×100 unified relay

>> Big round of applause for Maya Reynolds, 400 girls champion and Kihei Charter’s first state champ. Izaiah Lavatai of Radford wins boys 400.

>> 300 hurdles: Champions were Emma Taylor of Hawaii Prep and Kiernan Leighton Mateo of Baldwin. Taylor repeats as champion, beating Combs. Combs is the only person who has beaten her in the event.

>> 800: Phoebe Kirk of Sacred Hearts and Gordon Kowalkowski of Punahou win.

>> 200: Kathleen Funcheon of Moanalua and Bailey Kaopuiki of Baldwin win. Funcheon gets her second wind-aided record of the meet.

>> Amanda Beaman and Kaeo Kruse win the 3,000.

>> Kaiser girls and Radford boys win the final relay.

>> Kaiser finished with 68 points and is the first public school to win a state girls track title since 1994. Kamehameha boys won team title with 113, first team to surpass 100 points.


  1. Chad May 17, 2015 5:09 pm

    Just FYI, Katie Function of Moanalua wind-aided record for the girls 100M Dash was on trials day 5/15 with a 12.03. We wish it was acknowledged sooner since the officials were announcing the older records (hand, electronic, wind-aided). Overall great track meet & wonderful weather. All the athletes put on some great performances. And congrats to the Kaiser girls & Kamehameha-Oahu boys!

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