Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of Chaminade University
KAHUKU, O’ahu, Hawai’i – The Chaminade University men’s and women’s cross country teams made their 2022 debut Saturday morning, participating at the University of Hawai’i Big Wave Invitational at the Kahuku Golf Course.
The Silvesword men tallied 41 points to finish second behind Hawai’i Pacific University’s 17 while the women finished fourth of five teams, beating out Hawai’i Hilo by a single point.
In the men’s 5-kilometer race to begin the event, Owen Daugherty (Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park) completed the course in 17 minutes, 57.70 seconds for a fifth overall finish. He was immediately followed by Peter Jan Ramos (Waipahu, O’ahu, Hawai’i/Waipahu) at 18:28.30 and Elijah Bernardo-Flores (Waipahu, O’ahu, Hawai’i/Kamehameha-Kapalama) who was just tenths-of-a-second behind at 18:28.70.
Peyton Oshiro (Honolulu/Hawai’i Baptist Academy) logged a time of 19:53.50, followed by Conor McMahon (Pacific, Calif./Archbishop Riordan) at 23:46.10 and Josiah Rodrigues (Honoka’a, Hawai’i/Honoka’a) at 24:56.30.
On the women’s side, newcomer Zoe McDonough (Fremont, Calif./Washington) was the ‘Swords’ first finisher of the 5-k event, logging a time of 21:38.60 to finish 11th overall. Another new runner for this season, Anne Drelling (Orange County, Calif./Canyon), finished the course in 22:19.70 while Caitlin Bocobo (Mililani, O’ahu, Hawai’i/Mililani) was Chaminade’s No. 3 finisher at 25:08.80.
Eri Leong (Las Vegas/SECTA) was next at 25:16.30 followed by Leila-Jayne Casison (Waipahu, O’ahu, Hawai’i/Waipahu) at 25:23.80, Ashley Yoshikawa (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) at 26:44.10 and Monteserrat Lanfranco (Honolulu/Roosevelt) at 28:21.80.
Host UH Manoa won the women’s race with 19 points followed by Pacific University with 40.
The Silverswords will next be in action Saturday, Sept. 17 when they host their own Chaminade Invitational. The event will be held at Patsy T. Mink Central O’ahu Regional Park with the first race starting at roughly 8 a.m.