Kaiser girls, Castle boys lead after OIA track trials

Kaiser took an early lead in the girls team standings after Thursday’s trials of the OIA track and field championships.

The two-time league champion Cougars scored 18 points after going 1-2 in the high jump at Mililani’s John Kauinana Stadium. Kristen O’Handley won after clearing 5 feet, 2 inches. Ginon Jones also cleared 5-2 and finished second based on the number of attempts.

O’Handley is the top qualifier in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.19 seconds and was second in the 100 and 200.


Castle leads the boys team standings with 24 points after finishing 1-2-3 in the pole vault. William Ewaliko won after clearing 14 feet. Dalton Pahia was second at 13-6 and Taylor Bee cleared 12-6 to finish third.


Campbell’s Jonah Jessop set a meet record in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.28, breaking Redmond Tutor’s mark of 39.44 from 2006.


Top qualifiers advanced to Saturday afternoon’s finals. Kalani’s Sione Vea threw 165 feet, 5 inches in the boys discus, the top mark in the state this season. Vea also leads the shot put with a throw of 49 feet. In field events, marks recorded in the trials carry over to the finals.

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