Damien's Manuel Benitez, right, took the lead in the 110 hurdles with Kamehameha's Matt Coelho and Caleb Spencer in pursuit.

Kamehameha, Punahou
repeat in ILH

For the second consecutive year, the Kamehameha boys and Punahou girls track teams won team titles at the ILH track and field championships yesterday at Kamehameha.

Nick Frazier powered the Warriors to victory with five first-place finishes, including individual victories in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races. He also ran the final leg of the 4x400 and 4x100 relays that Kamehameha won.

"He can do it all," head coach Sam Moku said. "I have to give him credit for taking charge of this team (as a senior) and helping us put it all together like we have."

It was the second year in a row Frazier won all three individual races, but it didn't come without a bit of help.

Word of Life runner Logan Taylor and Punahou sprinter Derek Hinkley both had faster times in the 100-meter preliminaries, but Taylor didn't compete in the finals after breaking his wrist in a nasty fall in a 300-hurdles preliminary, and Hinkley, who was slightly ahead of Frazier at the halfway point of the race, pulled up lame with a leg injury and couldn't complete the race.

"I just wanted to stop and grab him when he fell," Frazier said. "I was really looking forward to racing him."

Kamehameha, the defending state champion, was without one of its key components, as Waika Spencer injured himself while running the 110-hurdles on Wednesday, but Jonathan Kane, Chaz Barit and Kepa Gaison stepped up by sweeping the top three places in the shot put, much to the pleasure of their coach.

"With Waika getting hurt, our weight guys really needed to step up and they did," Moku said. "We got zero points from our weight men last year, but after getting a taste of the competition, these guys have worked hard this year and it showed today."

Only one meet record was set this year. Punahou sophomore Anna Hildebrand cleared 10 feet, 3 inches in the girls pole vault, breaking the record of 10 feet set by Kamehameha's Lindsay Beimes two years ago.

"I think my teammates helped motivate me a lot during practice and meets," Hildebrand said.

"We were waiting for that to happen," head coach Duncan Macdonald said.

"She's got all the right technique and is very focused and determined and she's peaking at the right time."

Meghan MacLeod was another key performer for the Buffanblu, scoring victories in the 100- and 200-meter races, as well as being part of their 4x100 relay win.

Other multiple individual-event winners in the girls division were Word of Life's Careena Onosai in the shot put and discus and Pac-Five's Lauren Ho, who won the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races.

One of the biggest "upsets" of the meet came in the boys pole vault, as Iolani's Charles Fasi finished second to Punahou junior Kaniela Lyman, who tied his personal best with a vault of 13 feet, 6 inches.

"I know (Fasi) is the best, but I didn't worry about who I had to beat, I just focused on what I had to do," Lyman said.

Damien's Kealoha Pilares was the only other multiple winner for the boys, winning the long jump and triple jump.

Water Polo

Punahou wins ILH: Punahou defeated Kamehameha 12-5 yesterday to win the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls water-polo tournament at Kamehameha.

A win by the Warriors would have forced another playoff today for the tournament title.

Prior to the match, both teams had already secured berths to the inagural state water-polo tournament to be held next week at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

In the third-place match, Iolani cruised past Pac-Five 11-1.

Names of goal scorers in both matches were not reported.

Roosevelt, Kahuku in OIA final: Roosevelt rode a balanced attack to a 10-3 win over Kaiser yesterday at BYU-Hawaii and Kahuku got three goals apiece from Keala Whitford and Stephanie Emery in an 11-1 win over Kalani to advance to the league title match.

The third place match is set for 2 p.m. today and the championship for 3:30 p.m., both at BYU-Hawaii.

At BYU-Hawaii
Roosevelt 10, Kaiser 3
Kahuku 11, Kalani 1

Goal scorers--Roos: Maria Hall 2, Lindsay Tanigawa 2, Naomi Mochizuki 2, Natalie Iwasaki 1, Jaime Aoki 1, Leilani Warren 1, Christyn Takara 1. Kais: Elsie Denight 3. Kah: Keala Whitford 3, Stephanie Emery 3, Aida Leonardi 2, Meme Moody 1, Darcie Kehoe 1, Taylor Bushman 1. Kaln: Arielle Lee 1.

ILH Track and Field Championships

At Kamehameha H.S.
100-meter dash: 1. Nick Frazier, Kam, 11.20; 2. Cameron Grace, Pun, 11.39; 3. Travis Beyer, Kam, 11.47.
200-meter dash: 1. Nick Frazier, Kam, 22.74; 2. Cameron Grace, Pun, 22.89; 3. Travis Beyer, Kam, 23.30.
400-meter dash: 1. Nick Frazier, Kam, 51.57; 2. Travis Beyer, Kam, 52.50; 3. Jesse Brown, Pun, 52.63.
800-meter run: 1. Paul Nelson, Pun, 2:01.74; 2. Naoki Takamatsu, Pac, 2:02.36; 3. Jon Yasuda, Iol, 2:02.81.
1,500-meter run: 1. Jeremy Kamakaala, Kam, 4:16.77; 2. Peter Deptula, Pun, 4:17.55; 3. Alexander Stephenson, Iol, 4:19.72.
3,000-meter run: 1. Mykah Norville, Hoa, 9:27.60; 2. Jeremy Kamakaala, Kam, 9:29.85; 3. Alexander Stephenson, Iol, 9:36.59.
110-meter hurdles: 1. Manuel Benitez, Dam, 15.46; 2. Gabriel Spencer, Kam, 15.86; 3. Matt Coelho, Kam, 15.92.
300-meter hurdles: 1. Donald Fialkowski, StL, 41.34; 2. Matt Coelho, Kam, 41.57; 3. Daniel Truong, Kam, 42.39.
4x100 meter relay: 1. Kamehameha, (Reggie Torres, Mana Lolotai, Travis Beyer, Nick Frazier), 44.07; 2. Punahou, 44.89; 3. Damien, 45.05.
4x400 meter relay: 1. Kamehameha, (Teal Cross, Joshua Guth, Kinohi Warrington, Nick Frazier), 3:31.76; 2. Punahou, 3:33.66; 3. Iolani, 3:35.63.
High jump: 1. Donovan Lim, Pun, 6-02.00; 2. Todd Blankenship, Iol, 6-00.00; 3. Bryce Walsh, Pun, 5-08.00.
Pole vault: 1. Kaniela Lyman, Pun, 13-06.00; 2. Charles Fasi, 13-00.00; 3. Kendall Grimes, Pun, 13-00.00.
Long jump: 1. Kealoha Pilares, Dam, 20-06.50; 2. Aaron Mun, Pun, 20-05.50; 3. Logan Taylor, WOL, 20-04.50.
Triple jump: 1. Kealoha Pilares, Dam, 43-04.50; 2. Anthony Taylor, Kam, 42-03.00; 3. Brian Matsumoto, Pun, 41-11.25.
Shot put: 1. Jonathan Kane, Kam, 54-01.75; 2. Chaz Barit, Kam, 48-03.50; 3. Kepa Gaison, Kam, 46-03.50.
Discus: 1. Brashton Satele, WOL, 175-04; 2. Jonathan Kane, Kam, 171-08; 3. Soane Sevelo, Dam, 144-02.
100-meter dash: 1. Meghan MacLeod, Pun, 12.95; 2. Andrea Andrews, Kam, 12.99; 3. Caitlin King, Pun, 13.08.
200-meter dash: 1. Meghan MacLeod, Pun, 26.80; 2. Liane Horiuchi, Kam, 26.94; 3. Lucy Dolly Caires, Iol, 27.28.
400-meter dash: 1. Chantelle Franco, Pac, 1:00.03; 2. Andrea Andrews, Kam, 1:00.79; 3. Susan Mukai, Iol, 1:01.90.
800-meter run: 1. Marisa Schoen, Pun, 2:23.39; 2. Maya Coelho, Kam, 2:26.03; 3. Chantelle Franco, Pac, 2:27.39.
1,500-meter run: 1. Lauren Ho, Pac, 4:49.67; 2. Nicole Anderson, Iol, 4:59.12; 3. Maya Coelho, Kam, 4:59.34.
3,000-meter run: 1. Lauren Ho, Pac, 10:22.78; 2. Nicole Anderson, Iol, 10:27.34; 3. Joleen Oshiro, Iol, 11:10.77.
100-meter hurdles: 1. Jen Lau, Pun, 16.00; 2. Talitha Liu, Pun, 16.23; 3. Malia Anderson, Iol, 16.24.
300-meter hurdles: 1. Healani Leite-Ah Yo, Kam, 47.37; 2. Jen Lau, Pun, 48.11; 3. Jennifer Tanaka, Pac, 48.79.
4x100 meter relay: 1. Punahou, (Talitha Liu, Anna Hildebrand, Meghan MacLeod, Caitlin King), 50.34; 2. Iolani, 50.96; 3. Kamehameha, 50.99.
4x400 meter relay: 1. Punahou, (Jen Lau, Stephanie Ratte, Samantha Cabreros, Marisa Schoen), 4:09.22; 2. Iolani, 4:11.54; 3. Kamehameha, 4:13.18.
High jump: 1. Maya Coelho, Kam, 5-01.00; 2. Kelly Higa, Iol, J5-01.00; 3. Jenna Cross, Pun, 4-11.00.
Pole vault: 1. Anna Hildebrand, Pun, 10-03.00; t2. Lauren Pochereva, Pun, Claire Schiff, Pun, 9-00.00.
Long jump: 1. Catherine Greenlee, Iol, 17-03.75; 2. Talitha Liu, Pun, 16-07.00; 3. Theona Kapoi, Kam, 16-05.50.
Triple jump: 1. Talitha Liu, Pun, 36-01.00; 2. Samantha Cabreros, Pun, 35-08.75; 3. Catherine Greenlee, Iol, 35-02.75.
Shot put: 1. Careena Onosai, WOL, 38-00.25; 2. Emoani Snow, Kam, 35-02.00; 3. Kaha Weir, Pun, 34-01.00
Discus: 1. Careena Onosai, WOL, 127-09; 2. Keani Sanots, Kam, 119-05; 3. Monique Obra, Iol, 104-03.


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