KS Maui track hurdles toward Victorino goals

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Photo by Dylan Godsey

Junior Raven Poepoe completes a 4′ 11″ high jump yesterday at Day One of the 2012 Victorino ‘Ohana Invitational. Twenty KSM track athletes qualified for the finals today, April 14, at 4:00.

By Dylan Godsey, sports co-editor

WAILUKU-The 2012 Victorino ‘Ohana Invitational, formerly known as the Blue and Gold Meet, kicked off its preliminary trials yesterday at War Memorial Football Stadium. Teams from all over Maui County came to compete in this two-day event. Athletes competed in numerous track and field events aiming for a qualification spot to compete in the finals held today at 4 p.m.

“I like the Blue and Gold Saint Anthony meet.  I have a personal connection to it because my dad used to compete in track when he went to high school at Saint Anthony’s and now I’m competing in a event held by them,” junior Kala’i Yap said.

The Warriors have been working on goal setting as a guide to help them throughout the season.

“My goal is to be first in both hurdles [tonight]. The hurdling competition in Maui is the best it’s been in a long time.  We’ve been running against the best in the state, the top 2 both go to Baldwin. My biggest goal is to make it to the second day at states,” Yap said.

The Kamehameha Schools Maui Warriors had about 20 participants in the meet last night with many returning to compete again this afternoon.

“It’s nice having a two-night competition, because I get to compete again,” Yap said. He qualified in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.

“The meet was all right. Not the best outcomes I wanted, but I’m coming back tomorrow, and it’s a beautiful day,” said freshman Colton Cabanas, who qualified in the long jump.

Kamehameha Maui’’s own Raven Poepoe won the girls high jump, jumping 4 feet 11 inches.

The second half of this competition is to be held at the War Memorial Football Stadium today at 4 p.m.,  ending with the award ceremonies honoring the top three in each event with the bronze, silver, and gold medals.

Victorino ‘Ohana Invitational Trials
KSM Qualifiers

Girls:

100 Meter Dash
6th Kiana Antonio-13.22

200 Meter Dash
7th Kiana Antonio-28.29

400 Meter Dash
6th Kiana Sniffen-1:06.39

300 Meter Hurdles
2nd Raven Poepoe-49.84

High Jump
1st Raven Poepoe-4’11” – Final

Long Jump
3rd Kiana Antonio-15’ 8.25”
4th Ashley Wendt-15’ 6.5”

Shot Put
3rd Kylie Yamada-33’ 5.25”
5th Neula Aarona-31’ 8”

Discus
6th Kylie Yamada-91’ 8”

Boys:

100 Meter Dash
2nd Sayge Edrada-11.66
4th Jordan Nauka-11.62
6th Stephen Barut-11.83

200 Meter Dash
1st Jordan Nauka-23.65
4th Sayge Edrada-23.95

400 Meter Dash
4th Billy Ayakawa- 55.04

800 Meter Run
4th Tyler Macarthur-2:15.06
6th Alex Gurrero-2:15.63
7th Keoni Frampton-2:14.77

1500 Meter Run
7th Alex Gurrero-4:59.28

110 Meter Hurdles
1st Kala’i Yap-15.94
3rd Iain Armitage-16.58

300 Meter Hurdles
2nd Kala’i Yap- 46.3
6th Iain Armitage-46.58

Long Jump
7th Makoa Medeiros-17’ 3.5”
8th Colton Cabanas- 16’ 11”

Triple Jump
4th Luke Batoon-38’ 1”
5th Iain Armitage-37’ 7.75”

Shot Put
2nd Kaunanoeaelii Vanderpoel-46’ 5”
8th Alika Sanchez -34’ 6.5”

Discus
6th Alika Sanchez-101’ 3”
7th Taylor Ka’aukai-101’ 3”
8th Kaunanoeaelii Vanderpoel-98’ 10”