UPDATE: Hawaii track and field has 12 new best marks of 2019

Radford sophomore Naomi Bates, right, needed to post the best time in the state this season in the 300 hurdles to edge Campbell's Leilani Leopard at the OIA track and field championships. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

This period of time in Hawaii track and field is the equivalent of moving day in golf.

In golf, it’s the third of four rounds, when it’s time to raise your game in anticipation of a possible victory.

In track and field, it’s the few weeks before the state championship meet (May 3-4 at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku, Maui), when everybody is putting in their best efforts nearing the end of a long and grueling months-long process.


That is why 12 of Hawaii’s best times and distances of 2019 have been surpassed recently. Ten of those occurred at either the ILH of the OIA championship meets Saturday.

The other two were in nonchampionship meets — Noah Payne‘s 21.89 for Seabury Hall in the 200-meter dash, and Waileia Edwards‘ 5 foot, 3-inch effort for Kauai High in the long jump.

Edwards’ performance was a KIF record, according to reporter Dennis Fujimoto of The Garden Island newspaper, and it broke the previous record of 5-2.75 set by her coach with the Raiders, Jamie Jiminez.

That 5-3 jump is only two inches below the state-meet mark set by Kahuku’s Natasha Kai in 1999.

This weekend, more top times and distances could fall, with the BIIF and MIL championship meets scheduled.

A list of the 10 new best marks of 2019 from Saturday’s OIA and ILH meets is below. Asterisk denotes defending state champion. That list is followed by all 32 of Hawaii’s best this season as well as all 32 state-meet record-holders.


>> Boys 800: Nicholas Georgia, Kaiser sophomore, 1:57.60
>> Boys 300 hurdles: Tanner Moku, Kamehameha junior, 37.99
>> Boys 4×100 relay: Saint Louis (Roman Wilson, Keanu Wallace, Korvin Feagins, Keola Yadao), 42.11
>> Girls 1500: Maiya Fujiwara, Punahou senior, 4:47.47
>> Girls 100 hurdles: Leilani Leopard, Campbell senior, 15.13
>> Girls 300 hurdles: Naomi Bates, Radford sophomore, 44.33
>> Girls 4×400 relay: Punahou (Kaila Ronquilio, Ally Little, Maiya Fujiwara, Kayla Almeida), 4:07.41
>> Girls discus: Zada Tagovailoa, Damien junior, 125-10.5
>> Girls long jump: *Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii junior, 18-1.25
>> Girls triple jump: *Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii, 39-3

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HAWAII’S TOP 2019 TIMES/DISTANCES SO FAR
BOYS
>> 100: Noah Payne, Seabury Hall senior, 10.70
>> 200: Noah Payne, Seabury Hall senior, 21.89
>> 400: *Trenton Wailehua, Saint Louis junior, 49.42
>> 800: Nicholas Georgia, Kaiser sophomore, 1:57.60
>> 1500: Narayana Schneider, McKinley junior, 4:00.61
>> 3000: Kainalu Pagente, Pearl City sophomore, 9:12.11
>> 110 hurdles: *Rey Cadiz, Baldwin senior, 14.30
>> 300 hurdles: Tanner Moku, Kamehameha junior, 37.99
>> 4×100 relay: Saint Louis (Roman Wilson, Keanu Wallace, Korvin Feagins, Keola Yadao), 42.11
>> 4×400 relay: *Punahou (David Rosen, Vincent Terrell, Chris Paige, Justin Pu’u-Robinson, 3:24.34
>> Shot put: Logan Faitau, Farrington senior, 52-4
>> Discus: Apakasi Felemi, Lahainaluna senior, 157-5
>> High jump: Korvin Feagins, Saint Louis senior, 6-7
>> Pole vault: *J. Kai Yamafuji, Punahou junior, 15-1
>> Long jump: Kawika Clemente, Kamehameha sophomore, 22-6.25
>> Triple jump: Kamoi Latu, Saint Louis junior, 45-2.25

GIRLS
>> 100: Justine Bostic, Kalaheo sophomore, 12.24
>> 200: Mackenzie Reed, Mililani senior, 25.82
>> 400: Mackenzie Reed, Mililani senior, 58.76
>> 800: Maiya Fujiwara, Punahou senior, 2:18.46
>> 1500: Maiya Fujiwara, Punahou senior, 4:47.47
>> 3000: Johanna Seng, Hawaii Baptist sophomore, 10:39.33
>> 100 hurdles: Leilani Leopard, Campbell senior, 15.13
>> 300 hurdles: Naomi Bates, Radford sophomore, 44.33
>> 4×100 relay: *Punahou (Stevie Marvin, Grace Blanchette, Kaylie Klausing, Lexie Lowery) 50.17
>> 4×400 relay: Punahou (Kaila Ronquilio, Ally Little, Maiya Fujiwara, Kayla Almeida), 4:07.41
>> Shot put: Sina Uluave, Punahou senior, 38-7
>> Discus: Zada Tagovailoa, Damien junior, 125-10.5
>> High jump: Waileia Edwards, Kauai senior, 5-3
>> Pole vault: *Tianna Powell, Baldwin junior, 11-8
>> Long jump: *Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii junior, 18-1.25
>> Triple jump: *Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii, 39-3

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HAWAII STATE-MEET RECORDS
BOYS
>> 100: Christian Padron, Damien, 10.63 (2017)
>> 200: Andrei Iosivas, Punahou, 21.67 (2018)
>> 400: Bennett Valencia, Punahou, 48.66 (1997)
>> 800: Joey Bunch, Radford, 1:51.1 handheld (1983)
>> 1500: Jac Hebert, Punahou, 4:01.23 (2014)
>> 3000: Kaeo Kruse, Kamehameha, 8:43.12 (2014)
>> 110 hurdles: Rey Cadiz, Baldwin, 14.20 (2018)
>> 300 hurdles: Dana Navarro-Arias, Maui, 38.10 (1999)
>> 4×100 relay: Punahou (Tanner Ono, Vincent Terrell, Justin Pu’u-Robinson, Andrei Iosivas), 42.18 (2018)
>> 4×400 relay: Punahou (Justin Pu’u-Robinson, David Tamura, Micah Williams, Andrei Iosivas), 3:19.74 (2018)
>> Shot put: Kaione Crabb, Punahou, 59-8.75 (1997)
>> Discus: Jerrod Avegalio, Kahuku, 186-0 (2003)
>> High jump: Kris Cuaresma-Primm, Mid-Pacific, 6-9 (1998)
>> Pole vault: Bubba Maclean, St. Anthony, 15-3 (1997)
>> Long jump: Anthony Kahoohanohano-Davis, Baldwin, 24-10 (2016)
>> Triple jump: Larry Khan-Smith, Campbell, 48.01 (1986)

GIRLS
>> 100: Kristen O’Handley, Kaiser, 12.01 (2017)
>> 200: Alyssa Bettendorf, Seabury Hall, 24.68 (2014)
>> 400: Endia Abrante, Kaiser, 54.41 (1998)
>> 800: Breanne Ball, ‘Iolani, 2:13.03 (2012)
>> 1500: Zoe Sims, Hawaii Prep, 4:36.22 (2013)
>> 3000: Victoria Chang, Punahou, 9:38.03 (1999)
>> 100 hurdles: Saydee Aganus, Kamehameha-Hawaii, 14.11 (2017)
>> 300 hurdles: Vera Simms, Mililani, 42.80 (2000)
>> 4×100 relay: Radford, (Kaeli Patton, Andrea Hinkle, Sade Meyers, Tyler Whitner), 48.35 (2010)
>> 4×400 relay: ‘Iolani (Breanne Ball, Alyssa Kim, Kama Pascua, Abrianna Johnson-Edwards), 3:57.47 (2012)
>> Shot put: Charlinda Ioane, Kapolei, 45-9.75 (2012)
>> Discus: Joan Gago, Campbell, 160-3 (1982)
>> High jump: Natasha Kai, Kahuku, 5-5 (1999)
>> Pole vault: Amber Kozaki, Baldwin, 13-0 (2013)
>> Long jump: Shari Fox, Leilehua, 19-2.50 (1979)
>> Triple jump: Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii, 39-10 (2018)

COMMENTS

  1. Shane Pagente April 25, 2019 4:36 am

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