TRACK UPDATE 1: Tanner Moku’s late kick beats Rey Cadiz for 110 hurdles title

Kamehameha's Tanner Moku, left, edged Baldwin's Rey Cadiz in the 110 hurdles at the state track and field meet on Maui. Photo by Rodney Yap/Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kamehameha’s Tanner Moku upset Baldwin’s Rey Cadiz for the 110-meter hurdles title at the Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku, Maui.

Moku finished in 14.54 seconds and won a close race with a late kick. Cadiz ran a 14.60.

Cadiz was the defending champion, finishing last year’s trials in 14.20. He broke that record in Friday’s trials — 14.19.

The two will do battle against each other along with other competitors later in the 300 hurdles.

Moku set the 300 hurdles state-meet record in Friday’s trials — 38.07, and his personal best is 37.99.

“I just had it in my mind … focus on my race,” Moku said. “If I just focus on lane 5 and not on lane 4 or lane 6 or lane 2, just my race. That was great. Never had someone push me like that whole season. It was crazy, man.”


Damien’s Zada Tagolailoa saved her best for last, winning the discus throw at the Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Tagovailoa, a cousin of Alabama quarterbacks Tua and Taulia Tagovailoa, had a winning distance of 129 feet, 5 inches, a personal best. It is also ended as the best in Hawaii this year. She previously threw a 125-10.5.

Intermittent showers in the early afternoon turned to steady and relatively light rain by 3:52 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku.

Opening ceremonies are slated for 4:15 p.m., with running events beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Five more field events will wrap up soon. We will update readers as soon as those other field-event results come in.

Finals in six field events were held Friday. Those winners were: Kamehemeha-Hawaii’s Chenoa Frederick in the long jump (18-2.75), Waipahu’s Jocelyn Saribay in the shot put (37-11), Baldwin’s Tianna Powell in the pole vault (11-9), Saint Louis’ Korvin Feagins in the high jump (6-7), Kaimuki’s Antrone Cliff in the triple jump (44-6.25), and Punahou’s Kennedy Freeman in the discus (151-9).


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