Martin beats Martin; Smith-Wishard wins again

The Martin triplets each finished in the top three once again, but one Martin traded places with the other Martin in the boys race.

Waimea’s Nathan Martin (16:42.91) outdistanced his brother, Scott (18:08.84) by a little over a minute at Kapa’a High School on Saturday, in the KIF’s second cross country meet.

Meanwhile, Rachel Martin (21:51.37) was over a minute behind first-place girls finisher Chelsea SmithWishard (20:05.45) of Kaua’i.

But it was Kapa’a who claimed the team titles for the second week in a row.

The Warrior boys notched 42 points, followed by Waimea with 47, Island with 50, and Kaua’i with 72.

Rounding out the top 10 boys were Ben Baldwin (Island, 18:42.87), Chris Marsh (Island, 18:47.86), Chance Bukoski (Kapa’a, 19:14.75), Adam Kerlin (Kapa’a, 19:17.59), Alex LaMadrid (Kapa’a, 19:55.31), Agustin Garcia (Kaua’i, 20:03.70), Alex Soza (Kapa’a, 20:08.26), and Frank Speetjens (Kaua’i, 30:32.43).

The Warrior girls also finished with 42 points, followed by Waimea with 50, Kaua’i with 51, and Island with 166.

Alex Pond (Kapa’a, 22:01.27) followed up Smith-Wishard and Martin in third-place. She was followed by Gillian Pickett (Kula, 23:06.99), Carolyn Hoeckman (Waimea, 23:30.68), Kirsten McCracken (Kapa’a, 23:42.84), Alicia Cowern (Kaua’i, 23:48.55), Erin Pickett (Kapa’a, 24:03.82), Taylor James (Island, 24:06.23), and Cassady Sirois (Kaua’i, 24:46.71).

KIF cross country jogs to Kaua’i Community College (KCC) on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m.


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