The KIF will have a chunk of athletes at the 2006 HHSAA/Island Movers State Track and Field Championships on the campus of Kamehameha Schools on O‘ahu.
So far, Waimea leads the way with eight entries, including its boys 4×100 relay team.
Kollin Morikawa (triple jump, long jump) and Kenny Estes (100, 200) have both qualified for two events.
Melia Prinzing managed to get a state qualifying time in the 100 hurdles and Rachel Martin got the nod in the 3,000.
The other Menehune boys who made states include Troy Yamase (100), Bailon Batalion (long jump), Marc Oroc (110 hurdles), and Chris Newcomb (high jump).
Kaua‘i has seven entries, along with its 4×100 girls relay team. The Red Raiders feature three individuals who have qualified for three events.
The triple threats are Tiffany Ikeda-Simao (100, 200, long jump), Jamilee Jimenez (long jump, triple jump, high jump), and Chelsea Smith-Wishard (800, 1,500, 3,000).
Other qualifiers are Allison Arakaki (100 hurdles), Natasha Arakaki (100 hurdles), Tara McCoy (1,500, 3,000), and Savannah Rollins (high jump).
Kapa‘a is sending four athletes to states, with Erin Pickett (high jump, long jump) and Nahtice Nield (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) leading the way.
Loke Manaku and Nathaniel Langi have each qualified for states in the discus throw.
Results from the KIF’s fourth qualifier can be found in the scoreboard on page B2.
Today’s meet, the 59th Annual West Kaua‘i Rotary contest, begins at 4 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium.
The final qualifying meet of the season is set for April 21 at 4 p.m. (Vidinha Stadium).
The KIF Championships run on April 27-28.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or firstname.lastname@example.org.