Baldwin leads list of state track qualifiers

Baldwin has seven of the top qualifiers for this week’s Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships.

Anthony Kahoohanohano-Davis has the top mark in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. Bailey Kaopuiki has the top mark in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. The Bears also lead the list of qualifiers in the pole vault (Sean Fukuhara) and 4×100 relay. Baldwin last won state titles in 2012 and 2013.

Kamehameha, which won state titles in 2014 and 2015, has top qualifiers in Kaeo Kruse (1,500 and 3,000) and Alema Kapoi (shot put). Kruse is the only runner to turn in a sub-4 minute time in the 1,500 this season. He’s believed to be the only Hawaii runner to ever run under 4 in the 1,500.

Defending girls champion Kaiser has the top qualifying mark in the pole vault (Tommi Hintnaus) and 200 (Kristen O’Handley). O’Handley also turned in the second-fastest qualifying mark in the high jump and 100. Kaiser is second in the 4×100 and 4×400.

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Trials begin on Friday at Kamehameha with field events starting at 4 p.m. and running events at 4:30. Finals will be held Friday in the girls high jump and boys pole vault. No trials will be held in the 3,000 and all qualifiers only run on Saturday.

Saturday’s finals start at 2:30 p.m. for field events and 5:30 for running events.

The unified races for the 4×100 and 4×400 will be held for the second straight year. The events feature two students from a school’s track team and two special education students. It is part of Project Unify, a school-based Special Olympics program that, according to organizers, “encourages students to promote acceptance and respect for individuals with intellectual disabilities within their school communities.”


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