All Ikeda-Simao in first track qualifier

LIHU’E — Kaua’i sprinter Tiffany Ikeda-Simao suffered from injuries last season, which hampered her performances, but this year, she’s ready to blister the field.

The sophomore rambled away with three individual events on Tuesday at the newly rubberized track at Vidinha Stadium (100, 200 meter dashes, long jump).

According to Red Raider coach Ron Velasco, this year’s state times won’t be posted until mid-April, so for now, he hopes that the times improve.

However, last year’s times should be a pretty good indication that there were many state qualifying times at Tuesday’s meet.

The second qualifying meet is scheduled for Friday, beginning at 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Other top performers of the first qualifying meet included Kaua’i’s Chelsea Smith-Wishard, Kaua’i’s Tara McCoy, Waimea’s Carolyn Hoeckman-Percival, Kaua’i’s Allison Arakaki, Kapa’a’s Nahtice Nield, Kaua’i’s Jamilee Jimenez, Kaua’i’s Courtney Wilson, Kapa’a’s Danielle Creamer, Kapa’a’s Loke Manaku, Waimea’s Troy Yamase, Waimea’s Kenny Estes, Kapa’a’s John Crescenzi, Kaua’i’s Frank Speetjens, Waimea’s Nathan Martin, Kapa’a’s Adam Kerlin, Waimea’s Marc Oroc, Waimea’s Chris Aguilar, Waimea’s Chris Newcomb, Waimea’s Kollin Morikawa, and Kapa’a’s Nathaniel Langi.

Fab Five: Top five finishers for each event can be found in the scoreboard on page B2.


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