Kaua’i athletes ready for state meet

O’AHU — Kaua’i High School’s Justin and Jonathan Arakaki both qualified in the boys 110-meter hurdle event for the 2003 Island Movers State Boys and Girls Track and Field meet that begins today.

Time trials start today at the state meet which will be held at the Kunuiakea Athletic Complex in Honolulu.

The finals are set for Saturday.

Kaua’i athletes that have advanced to the state time trials are Joanne Kaona of Kapa’a and Geraldine Pacheco of Waimea in the girls 110 hurdles, Gabe Sarsona of Kapa’a in the boys 100-meter dash, Elizabeth Kain, Sharlene Carillo of Kapa’a and Alicia Phillips of Waimea in the girls 100 dash, the Waimea boys “A” 400 relay team, the Kapa’a “A’, Waimea “A” and Kaua’i “A” girls 400 relay squads, Carillo in the girls 400 sprint, Sherylle Cadiente of Kaua’i and Jessica Jacinto of Waimea in the girls 300-meter hurles, Carillo and Kain in the girls 200 dash, Rachel Martin of Waimea in the girls 3,000 run and the Kapa’a and Waimea “A” girls 4×400 relay teams.

In jumping events, Kapa’a’s Cale Forsen in the boys high jump, Jackie Huttger and Danielle Hill of Kapa’a in the girls high jump, Jonathan Arakaki in the boys long jump, Huttger in the girls long jump, Desmond Rodrigues of Waimea and Jonathan Arakaki in the boys triple jump, Huttger, Kyrie Simeona of Kaua’i and Jacinto in the girls triple jump all will compete today in the state time trials.

In field events, Kapa’a’s Marcus Punzal in the boys shot put, Virginia Aguilar and Faa Taala of Waimea in the girls shot put, Punzal in the boys discus throw, Taala and Simeona in the girls discus throw have advanced to the state meet.


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