Story by: Nick Abramo
Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of Bedrock Sports Hawaii
No records were broken at the ILH Track and Field Championships at Kamehameha on Wednesday and Friday, but that doesn’t mean you should take any of these private school athletes lightly.
The ILH’s top guns kicked it into high gear, recording the top statewide marks in nine events.
Perhaps the top overall performance was turned in by PAC-5 senior Olivia Reed. She won the 100-meter dash in 12.35 seconds, the 200 in 25.86 and she went 18 feet, 1.25 inches to take the long jump. The 100 and long jump marks are Hawaii’s best so far in 2022.
“It’s a blessing,” Reed said about her great finishes. “I just had to stick to what I practice and just do what I know how to do. I feel like states will be a good competition. I went my freshman year. And it will also be a fun time.”
Reed is headed to the U.S. Military Academy West Point next year, where she plans to walk on to the track and field team.
PAC-5’s Olivia Reed earned wins in the 100- and 200-yard dashes and the long jump.
The other top Hawaii marks so far in 2022 were turned in by:
>> Hawaii Baptist Academy junior Jordy Davenport, 59.26 in the 400
>> Punahou junior Kainoa Ronqulio, 50.07 in the 400
>> Kamehameha junior Tatum Moku, 15.32 in the 100 hurdles
>> Punahou senior Lev Van Delden , 13-10 in the pole vault
>> Saint Louis’ Yosei Takahashi, Kanoa Monteilh, Nick Delgadillo and Trech Kekahuna, 43.19 in the 4×100 relay
>> Punahou’s Gabby Smith, Kelsey Ann Sato, Vani Salanoa and Hannah Miura, 49.66 in the 4×100 relay
>> Punahou’s Kainoa Ronquilio, Maximillian Even, Sean Connell and Noa Wong, 3:26.59 in the 4×400 relay
“I was kind of super nervous coming into this,” Davenport said after her win in the 400. “I was sitting in Lane 3 and had all my major competitors on the outside lanes so I was able to pace with them. My goal this year was to break 60.”
Hawaii Baptist Academy’s Jordy Davenport is the ILH 400-meter champion.
Davenport’s 59.26 was a shade better than the 59.95 turned in by Punahou’s Vani Salanoa in the prelims.
Numerous Multiple-Event Winners
Ronqulio and Moku were Among the multiple-event winners.
Aside from his victory in the 400 and as part of the 4×400 relay, Ronquilio captured the 200 (23.30).
Right before her win in the 100 hurdles, Moku attempted to break the meet record of 12-5 in the pole vault. She looked in great form on three attempts at 12-6, but clipped the bar each time. Her personal best is 12-7 and she’ll be trying to break the state meet record of 13-0 next weekend.
Other multiple event ILH champions are:
>> Saint Louis junior Trech Kekahuna, 11.04 in the 100 (in addition to the 4x-100 relay win)
>> Mid-Pacific senior Parker Wagnild, 4:10.84 in the 1,500 and 9:08.21 in the 3,000
>> Punahou junior John-Keawe Sagapolutele, 50-5 in the shot put and 156-9 in the discus
>> Punahou junior Vani Salanoa, 35-11.25 in the triple jump (in addition to the 4×100 relay win)
Mid-Pacific’s Parker Wagnild won the 1,500- and 3,000-meter ILH titles.
“it’s been a great season so far,” Wagnild said. “I’ve been very happy with it. The coaches have been very helpful with training. It was a fun race. I took it out hard and held from there and it’s just a great time and I want to keep the momentum going forward in my senior season. All in all, I’m happy to be competing with a lot of guys I’ve spent the last four years with. We’ve been making each other better. And I want to definitely thank my family for their support.”
Kekhuna, meanwhile, is looking forward to the steep competition in the sprints at states at Kamehameha next Friday and Saturday.
“It’s only ILH, mot states, though, but this victory feels good,” Kekahuna said. “Gotta keep pushing. It’s all in God’s hands. He takes me where I want to go.”
One of Kekahuna’s competitors at states will be Hawaii Baptist Academy junior Shane Kawakami-Williams, who had the top times in the 100 (11.18) and 200 (23.08) preliminaries Wednesday but was ill and did not run Friday.
Saint Louis’ Trech Kekahuna won the 100 and was part of the winning 4×100 relay team at the ILH Track and Field Championships.
Punahou’s Balen Rigg Is Out To Beat His Grandfather
Punahou senior Balen Rigg hit 5-11 to win the high jump, but he missed on three attempts at 6-2. A week ago, Rigg leaped 6-03.5 for Hawaii’s highest mark in 2022 so far.
“Air pumps, everything, I was all psyched,” Rigg said when he hit the 6-03.5. “Today, wet conditions, I got the win but not my PR. I think I have the ability to get 6-4 or 6-5.”
Rigg is out to top his PR at states and he’s got some extra incentive. His grandfather is longtime Punahou assistant coach and former Buffanblu high jumper Doug Kilpatrick.
Punahou’s Balen Rigg (right) the ILH high jump champion, and his grandfather, Doug Kilpatrick.
“My grandpa did 6-03.75 as his record,” Rigg said. “He wants me to beat his record and I really want to beat his record as well.”
Punahou Is Victorious In The Team Competition
The Punahou boys (193.5 points) and girls (195) were the team winners. ‘Iolani’s boys (98) and girls (119.5) took second place, with the Saint Louis boys (86.5) and Kamehameha girls (69) earning third.
Final standings are below.
The Other ILH Individual And Relay Champions
The other athletes winning ILH championships were:
>> Saint Louis sophomore Michael Joshua Price, 2:01.28 in the 800
>> Punahou sophomore Tai Demura-Devore, 16.00 in the 110 hurdles
>> ‘Iolani junior Theolease Priester 42.81 in the 300 hurdles
>> Punahou’s Andrew Lovell, Brenden Eglinton, Nicholas Odani and Benjamin Brown, 8:54.76 in the 4×800 relay
>> Punahou sophomore Agenhart Ellis, 21-4.75 in the long jump
>> ‘Iolani junior Asher Matsui, 41-3.75 in the triple jump
>> Punahou junior Sasha Iizuka-Sheeley, 2:23.56 in the 800
>> Hawaii Baptist Academy junior Ashley Kodama, 5:01.93 in the 1,500
>> Punahou junior Isabella Ford, 11:02.82 in the 3,000
>> Punahou sophomore Nala Stojadinovic, 47.82 in the 300 hurdles
>> ‘Iolani’s Courtney Okumura, Kylie Calabrese-Kenny, Mia Shepard and Malia Healing, 4:18.50 in the 4×400 relay
>> Kamehameha’s Jordyn Koki, Oren Valdez, Ocean Bustamente and Tezra Abraham, 11:25.37 in the 4×800 relay
>> Punahou’s Alyssa Miyachi, 32-05 in the shot put
>> ‘Iolani’s Tate Garcia 102-01 in the discus
>> ‘Iolani’s Cami Okamura, 4-10 in the high jump
The top 2022 times and distances and the state meet records (for comparative purposes) are below.
Hawaii High School Track And Field Top Times And Distances So Far For 2022
Updated: May 6
>> 100 meters: Joseph Randolph, Baldwin junior, 10.61
>> 200: Joseph Randolph, Baldwin junior, 21.62
>> 400: Kainoa Ronquilio, Punahou junior, 50.07
>> 800: Parker Wagnild, Mid-Pacific senior, 2:01.25
>> 1,500: Parker Wagnild, Mid-Pacific senior, 4:07.65
>> 3,000: Parker Wagnild, Mid-Pacific senior, 8:56.92
>> 110 hurdles: Noah Harris, Kamehameha senior, 15.33
>> 300 hurdles: Joshua Sanders, Moanalua junior, 40.32*
>> 4×100 relay: Saint Louis (Yosei Takahashi, Kanoa Monteilh, Nick Delgadillo, Trech Kekahuna), 43.19
>> 4×400 relay: Punahou (Kainoa Ronquilio, Maximillian Even, Sean Connell, Noa Wong), 3:26.59
>> Shot put: John-Keawe Sagapolutele, Punahou junior, 50 feet, 9 inches
>> Discus: Ezra Laga, Baldwin senior, 159-04
>> High jump: Balen Rigg, Punahou senior, 6-03.5
>> Pole vault: Lev Van Delden, Punahou senior, 13-10
>> Long jump: Kanoa Mahiko, Kaiser senior, 24-4.5
>> Triple jump: Jordan McQueen, Kapolei senior, 46-04.50
>> 100: Olivia Reed, PAC-5 senior, 12.35
>> 200: Ja’lyn Deichert, King Kekaulike freshman, 24.6 (handheld)
>> 400: Jordy Davenport, Hawaii Baptist Academy junior, 59.26
>> 800: Zola O’Donnell, Mililani junior, 2:22.67
>> 1,500: Kaylee Volner, Seabury Hall senior, 4:53.92
>> 3,000: Kaylee Volner, Seabury Hall senior, 10:29.07#
>> 100 hurdles: Tatum Moku, Kamehameha junior, 15.32
>> 300 hurdles: Ruby Kessler, Seabury Hall junior, 47.82
>> 4×100 relay: Punahou (Gabby Smith, Kelsey Ann Sato, Vani Salanoa, Hannah Miura), 49.66
>> 4×400 relay: Punahou (Hannah Miura, Sasha Iizuka-Sheeley, Noelle Lezy, Vani Salanoa), 4:09.35
>> Shot put: Angeludi Asaah, Radford senior, 39-11.50
>> Discus: Taina Tanuvasa, Kalani senior, 132-04
>> High jump: Lexi King, ‘Iolani junior, 5-4*
>> Pole vault: Tatum Moku, Kamehameha junior, 12-7
>> Long jump: Olivia Reed, PAC-5 senior, 18-01.25
>> Triple jump: Tiana Burgess, Roosevelt junior, 37-03.50
*-Times/distances were at the unofficial Cal Track/Ruby Tuesday Invitational
#-Times/distances were at the unofficial Yamamoto Invite
Hawaii High School State Meet Records
>> 100: Christian Padron, Damien, 10.63 (2017)
>> 200: Andrei Iosivas, Punahou, 21.67 (2018)
>> 400: Bennett Valencia, Punahou, 48.66 (1997)
>> 800: Joey Bunch, Radford, 1:51.1 handheld (1983)
>> 1500: Jac Hebert, Punahou, 4:01.23 (2014)
>> 3000: Kaeo Kruse, Kamehameha, 8:43.12 (2014)
>> 110 hurdles: Rey Cadiz, Baldwin, 14.19 (2019)
>> 300 hurdles: Tanner Moku, Kamehameha, 38.07 (2019)
>> 4×100 relay: Saint Louis (Roman Wilson, Keanu Wallace, Korvin Feagins, Keola Yadao), 41:54 (2019)
>> 4×400 relay: Punahou (Justin Pu’u-Robinson, David Tamura, Micah Williams, Andrei Iosivas), 3:19.74 (2018)
>> Shot put: Kaione Crabb, Punahou, 59-8.75 (1997)
>> Discus: Jerrod Avegalio, Kahuku, 186-0 (2003)
>> High jump: Kris Cuaresma-Primm, Mid-Pacific, 6-9 (1998)
>> Pole vault: Bubba Maclean, St. Anthony, 15-3 (1997)
>> Long jump: Anthony Kahoohanohano-Davis, Baldwin, 24-10 (2016)
>> Triple jump: Larry Khan-Smith, Campbell, 48-01 (1986)
>> 100: Kristen O’Handley, Kaiser, 12.01 (2017)
>> 200: Alyssa Bettendorf, Seabury Hall, 24.68 (2014)
>> 400: Endia Abrante, Kaiser, 54.41 (1998)
>> 800: Breanne Ball, ‘Iolani, 2:13.03 (2012)
>> 1500: Zoe Sims, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 4:36.22 (2013)
>> 3000: Victoria Chang, Punahou, 9:38.03 (1999)
>> 100 hurdles: Saydee Aganus, Kamehameha-Hawaii, 14.11 (2017)
>> 300 hurdles: Vera Simms, Mililani, 42.80 (2000)
>> 4×100 relay: Radford, (Kaeli Patton, Andrea Hinkle, Sade Meyers, Tyler Whitner), 48.35 (2010)
>> 4×400 relay: ‘Iolani (Breanne Ball, Alyssa Kim, Kama Pascua, Abrianna Johnson-Edwards), 3:57.47 (2012)
>> Shot put: Charlinda Ioane, Kapolei, 45-9.75 (2012)
>> Discus: Joan Gago, Campbell, 160-3 (1982)
>> High jump: Natasha Kai, Kahuku, 5-5 (1999)
>> Pole vault: Amber Kozaki, Baldwin, 13-0 (2013)
>> Long jump: Shari Fox, Leilehua, 19-2.50 (1979)
>> Triple jump: Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii, 39-10 (2018)