Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
All seven runners placed within 14 spots of each other
KAHUKU, Hawai’i – The Hawai’i Hilo women’s cross country team got the 2022 competition season started early Saturday morning on the north shore of O’ahu at the Big Wave Invitational hosted by the University of Hawai’i at Manoa at Kahuku Golf Course.
All seven runners placed within 14 spots of one another on the 5K course but finished with a team score of 116 for fifth place out of five teams.
Ahead of Hawai’i Hilo was Chaminade in the No. 4 spot by just a mere point.
Emma Heidelmeier (Pagosa Springs, Colo./Pagosa Springs HS) led the Vulcans with a 23:25.6 time followed shortly by freshmen Lauren Runnels (Beaverton, Ore./Southridge HS) at 23:46.3 and Julie Hedlund (Andover, Minn./Coon Rapids HS) at 24:41.5. Heidelmeier finished at No. 21, improving on her 2021 placement by two spots.
Aurea Streadbeck (Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/James Campbell HS) set a new 5K personal best with a 26:20.9 mark, beating her previous time by just over a full minute set last year at the Chaminade Invitational.
The Vulcans will have two weeks to prepare as they are set to return to O’ahu for the Chaminade Invitational on Sept. 17 at Kapi’olani Park.
2022 Big Wave Invitational Team Scores (Sept. 3, 2022)
|NO.||SCHOOL||SCORE||TOTAL||TOP 7 PLACEMENTS|
|1||Hawai’i Manoa||19||1:38.42||1 / 2 / 3 / 6 / 7 / 9 / 15|
|2||University of the Pacific||40||1:44.16||4 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 13 / 16 / 24|
|3||Hawai’i Pacific||85||1:53.29||12 / 14 / 18 / 19 / 22 / 26 / 31|
|4||Chaminade||115||1:59.47||11 / 17 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 34 / 35|
|5||Hawai’i Hilo||116||2:01.42||20 / 21 / 23 / 25 / 27 / 32 / 33|
2022 Big Wave Invitational Individual Finishes (Sept. 3, 2022)
|21||Emma Heidelmeier (Pagosa Springs, Colo./Pagosa Springs HS)||23:25.6||20||–|
|22||Lauren Runnels (Beaverton, Ore./Southridge HS)||23:46.3||21||First Race|
|24||Julie Hedlund (Andover, Minn./Coon Rapids HS)||24:41.5||23||First Race|
|26||Summer Corke (South Haven, Mich./South Haven HS)||24:47.9||25||First Race|
|28||Sabina Boo-Rivera (Kea’au, Hawai’i/Kea’au HS)||25:00.9||27||–|
|34||Aurea Streadbeck (Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/James Campbell HS)||26:20.9||32||5K Personal Best|
|35||Lily Gavagan (Pukalani, Hawai’i/Kamehameha Schools Maui)||26:33.6||33||–|