LIVE BLOG: State track and field


NEWEST ENTRY 7:43 P.M.: After the 200 meters, with two events left, Stan Lee reports these team scores: Boys: 1. Kamehameha 68.33. 2. Baldwin 66. 3. Punahou 63.66. … Girls: 1. Hawaii Prep 53, Kaiser 45, Kamehameha 41.

3:45 p.m.: We haven’t even had the coaches meeting yet and a record has fallen.
Anthony Kahoohanohano-Davis of Baldwin launched himself to a 24-10 long jump this afternoon. It beat the previous wind-aided mark set by Bryan Clay of Castle of 24-6.5 set in 1998.
Could be an exciting meet when it starts with a record set by an Olympic decathlon gold medalist being broken.

4:18 p.m.: If Kahoohanohano-Davis dominates the jumps as thoroughly as expected, the Baldwin boys could put an end to Kamehameha’s thoughts of winning its third-straight championship. The Warriors star distance runner, Kaeo Kruse, was entered in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 meters. But he did not run the 800 trials yesterday.
When there’s no day off between trials and finals it hurts the teams that are strongest in the distance events.

4:40 p.m.: There was some confusion regarding Kamehameha sprinter Justin Desaki‘s record 10.75 seconds in the 100 meters during yesterday’s trials. Our reporter on the scene at the trials, Stan Lee, and meet officials including meet director Jeff Meister, verify that Desaki ran 10.75 and not 10.99 that was announced earlier (unofficially).
Desaki broke the record set by Shane Victorino. The Major League Baseball all-star who was a multi-sport standout at St. Anthony congratulated Desaki on twitter.

4:56 p.m.: As for the girls meet, Kaiser has a good shot at repeating, but Punahou and Campbell will at the very least keep it interesting. You can never count out the Buffanblu, even if it looks like they don’t have enough big stars to win.
Seven girls are still in the pole vault with the bar at 10-9.

5:33 p.m.: In the first running event of the finals, three-time defending state champion Emma Taylor of Hawaii Prep won the 110 hurdles again, in 15.78. She’s the first to win the event all four years since Kahuku’s Zhane Santiago.

5:45 p.m.: Anthony Kahoohanohano-Davis finished third in the 110 hurdles, which was won by Tre Evans-Dumaran from Kamehameha-Big Island.
Baldwin got six points, to one for Kamehameha-Kapalama for a sixth place by Evan Iwanaga.

5:49 p.m.: In the 100 meters, Kristen O’Handley gets the first individual win for defending state champion Kaiser girls.

6:29 p.m.: Kaeo Kruse successfully defended the 1,500 meters as expected, and nearly got the state meet record. He clocked 4:01.33 unofficially, one-tenth of a second off the record. In the girls 1,500, defending 800 meters state champion Phoebe Kirk of Sacred Hearts outsprinted Ava Shipman of Seabury Hall, who was trying to repeat after winning the event in 2015. Grey Ihu of University High won the boys 100 meters.

7:14 P.M.: The boys and girls meets are very close after 22 events. In the girls, defending champion Kaiser leads Kamehameha, 35 points to 32. Hawaii Prep is third with 27 and Punahou fourth with 24. Iolani is fifth with 20. For the boys, Baldwin — with 22 points in the triple jump — has 56 points while Kamehameha is second with 54. Punahou is third with 51.
It’s looking like this one might come to the 4×400 relay, maybe for both boys and girls.



  1. Chris May 7, 2016 6:44 pm

    Can you give us updates on team scores. Also maybe give us all of the point scorers in each event.

  2. Chris May 7, 2016 8:56 pm


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