Kaua‘i wins first cross country quad meet

PUHI — A red felt marker circle adorned the knee of Kaua‘i High School runner Shauna Tachibana who was preparing to take on the two-mile Girls cross country course Saturday as the KIF cross country season got under way.

Tachibana, who was troubled by knee surgery in the 2002 season was one of the favored runners, her knee problems hopefully behind her.

The boys’ favored runner, Mario Rosa of Island School was already warming up in preparation for his race in the Boys’ three-mile course that this year provided near-perfect spectator viewing as it wound through the campus of Kaua‘i Community College.

From Waimea High School, the Martin triplets were anticipated to put pressure on the leaders, and spectators were not disappointed as Nathan Martin took an early lead in the boys race, hounded by Kaua‘i’s Ross Brandeburg and Rosa with Scott Martin rounding out the leading group.

“They’re running fast,” a spectator noted as the leaders crossed the two-thirds mark with 12-minute times. “That’s a six-minute mile!”

Nathan’s lead dwindled as Scott broke the tape followed by Rosa, Brandeburg, and Nathan Martin.

In the girls’ race, Rachel Martin hounded Tachibana’s footseps throughout the course, and an anticipated sprint at the finish never occurred as Tachibana easily took the girls race followed by Martin, and Kristy Nagahisa of Kapa‘a High School, the Warrior runner keeping pace with the leaders throughout the course.

Kaua‘i took the girls event with 26 points, and the boys event with 32 points in the meet.

Saturday’s quad meet will move to Waimea High School, starting at 3 p.m. due to SAT testing. This date is a change from the KIF schedule.


KIF cross country results

Oct. 4, 2003

Kaua‘i Community College campus

Girls

Kaua‘i 26 points; Kapa‘a 58 points; Waimea 68 points; Island School 107 points

Shauna Tachibana 14:36.82

Rachel Martin 14:53.62

Kristy Nagahisa 15:16.47

Kassy Morishige 15:23.66

Alexandra Pond 16:07.70

Corey Mann 16.27.12

Amanda Savage 16:36.59

Chelsea Smith-Wishard 16:37.20

Jean Juliano 16:40.40

Chelsie Yamase 16:53.29

Kelly Joyce 17:02.55

Erin Pickett 17:04.56

Kindra Stofieth 17:10.74

Jacey Ageno 17:23.36

Sarah Steed 17:41.05

Jaime Hale 17:49.77

Reina Fujimoto 18:00.15

Kristin Sison 18:16.14

Saundy Dalan 18:19.93

Alicia Cowern 18:21.55

Teri Konishi 18:27.03

Rachael Taira 18:30.29

Tahnee Shigematsu 18:48.77

Kaiyn Tanaka 18:51.01

Lauren Chun 18:59.76

Sherri Gebauer 19:03.54

Clarissa Bulosan 19:04.19

Alyssa Miyake 19:04.51

Allison Arakaki 19:22.31

Mitzi Seto 19:38.75

Cheyenne Barretto 19:42.48

Stacey Terry 19:44.60

Lisa Kobayashi 19:50.43

Diana Cowern 19:54.36

Haruka Kawamoto 19:55.40

Jamie Emberson 20:06.99

Natasha Arakaki 20:13.20

Sasha Kaohi 20:24.49

Kelsey McDonald 20:31.48

Kimberly Uno 20:36.05

Noelle McDown 20:36.39

Robyn Caycayon 20:37.01

Whitney Planas 20:58.19

Roxanne Belmonte 21:02.25

Cherisse Rapozo 21:35.06

Shanlyn Souza 21:45.08

Boys

Kaua‘i 32 points; Island School 53 points; Waimea 57 points; Kapa‘a 65 points

Scott Martin 18:49.67

Mario Rosa 19:42.26

Ross Brandeburg 19:45.55

Nathan Martin 20.03.17

Chad Naganuma 20:34.51

Chris Marsh 20:50.08

Lucky Andres 21:11.12

Cody Kimura 22:11.85

Kelly Ching 22:17.50

Waylan Sadang 22:35

Chris Hoffman 22:39.81

Aaron Fujimoto 22:44.08

Shem Greenleaf 22:47.29

Dana Collin 22:48.00

Alan Hoffman 22:49.09

Ronald Hosaka 23:48.52

Jared Fukushima 23:52.89

Joey Kido 24:13.59

Bryson Toda 24:13.97

Chad Nonaka 24:30.60

Dawa Bunao 24:37.96

Darin Fukushima 24:40.30

M ichael Debusca 24:43.09

Clyde Chase 24:47.26

John Penn 25:10.26

Donovan Manguba-Glover 26:01.32

Jake Oketani 26:02.87

Stanley Kinimaka 26:16.72

Matthew Kua 26:19.58

Justin Faford 26:21.03

Joseph Mecham 26:50.86

Charlie Kato 26:51.87

Nick Seymour 27:18.66

Garren Venzon 28:48.26

Chris Young 29:31.09

Brent Sokei 31:13.42

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