Konawaena Wildcats Caiya Hanks led the Big Island’s top track & field athletes to make a lot of noise on Day 1 at this year’s HHSAA Track &Field Championships.
Hanks finished in 12.70 seconds and 25.62 seconds respectively, to post the fastest times in the prelims for the girls 100- and 200-meter sprints. The senior Wildcat also anchored the Konawaena 4×100 relay team, which included Uhiwai Wallace, Ila Henry, Braxton Kimitete and Ila Henry. They qualified for today’s final posting a time of 51.32 seconds.
There were many events finals Friday. Hawaii Prep Ka Makani Talia Thilkeld and Elaina head, both from Hawaii Prep, each cleared 4’10” to tie third in girls’ high jump. They recorded the highest final placements by any BIIF athletes through Day 1.
Other, final results of yesterday’s events include a fourth-place finish in the boys’ long jump by Kamehameha Warriors Kahiau Poe (20’11.5″), closely followed by Konawaena’s Ro’o Satta–Ellis (20’11”) to take fifth place. Keaau Cougars Kamaila Paikuli won sixth in the girls’ discus with a throw of 107’6″.
Today at Kamehameha–Kapalama will feature field events starting at noon and running events starting at 5:30 p.m.