Estes shatters 100 meter record

LIHU’E — Waimea senior Kenny Estes was totally oblivious to the fact he shattered the 16-year-old 100 meter record, held by fellow Menehune Keenen Kawamura (11.24).

But as soon as he found out, he was all smiles, posting a new KIF championship record of 11.21, which also qualified him for states.

Kaua’i junior Chelsea Smith-Wishard also tabbed a fine meet, eclipsing two KIF meet records in the 3,000 meters (11:51.65) and the 800 meters (2:28.02). She managed to beat her own marks from last year (3,000: 12:07.13; 800: 2:31.82).

First place finishers took home championship medals and when the final tallies came in, both the Waimea boys and Kaua’i girls repeated as KIF champions.

In boys discus, Kapa’a’s Nathaniel Langi medaled with a throw of 134-10, followed by Waimea’s Anson Acain (112-2), and Waimea’s Sia Matagiese (103-7). Kaua’i’s Jamilee Jimenez took home the top spot in the long jump (17-04), followed by teammates Tiffany-Ikeda Simao (16-09) and Courtney Wilson (13-9.5).

Kapa’a’s Loke Manaku finished in first in girls discus, followed by Kaua’i’s Tamalyn Hasegawa (93-2) and Waimea’s Tasha Werner (91.5). Manaku also took the shot put (29-11), with Hasegawa (29-1) and Kapa’a’s Danielle Creamer (28-3) rounding out the top three.

Waimea’s Cayla Kitabayashi nabbed a state time in the 100 hurdles (17.46), along with Kaua’i’s Allison Arakaki (17.48). Waimea’s Melia Prinzing ended up in third (17.81). Kapa’a’s Trevor Boro bowled over the field with a top time in the 110 hurdles (16.96), followed by teammate Joe Velasco (17.33), and Kaua’i’s Jonathan Rellin (17.36). In the high jump, Waimea’s Chris Newcomb made a state mark of 5-10, followed by Kaua’i’s Dan Riggle (5-9), and teammate Jesse Slade (5-6).

Ikeda-Simao qualified for states in the 100 with a time of 12.90. Team-mate Emma Makepa-Foley (13.29), and Waimea’s Kelly Joyce (14.02) were second and third.

Estes was followed by teammate Layne Fernandez (11.71) and Kaua’i’s Andrew Renaud (11.88) in the 100. Smith-Wishard claimed a state time in the 1,500 (4:54.38), along with teammate Tara McCoy (5:20.81). Waimea’s Rachel Martin came in third with a 5:32.30. Waimea’s Nathan Martin won the 1,500, over Kapa’a’s Jason Orbe-Smith (4:45.64) and Waimea’s Kaimana Girod (4:46.60). In the boys long jump, Waimea’s B.J. Batalion got the top mark (19-10), followed by team-mate Kollin Morikawa (19-07.25), and Kapa’a’s Coty Salausa (19-02.75).

Kapa’a’s Nathaniel Langi won the shot put (44-08.25), followed by teammate Simi Langi (39-10), and Waimea’s Anson Acain (36-07). Waimea’s 4×100 relay squad, the two-time defending state champions, will be back to defend its title. The foursome made up of Estes, Morikawa, Batalion, and Fernandez earned a state time of 44.67. Kaua’i “A” got second (45.56) and Kaua’i “B” finished in third (47.11). In the girls 4×100 relay, Kaua’i “A” got a state time of 51.45. The team is made up of Jimenez, Ikeda-Simao, Makepa-Foley, and Arakaki. Waimea “A” took second (53.38) and Kaua’i “B” got third (54.90).

Kapa’a’s Greg Ragsac managed a top time in the 300 hurdles (43.68), followed by teammate Boro (43.77), and Rellin (44.11). Kaua’i’s Auika Muragin triumphed in the 400 girls (1:06.10), followed by Waimea’s Sonya Tacub (1:08.65), and Kula’s Gillian Pickett (1:09.69). Waimea’s Jayrald Watanabe won the 400 (55.11) over Kaua’i’s Shawn Morimoto (57.03) and Waimea’s Steven Rivera (57.91). Jimenez took a state mark in the high jump (5-0), followed by teammate Savannah Rollins (4-11) and Kapa’a’s Erin Pickett (4-10).

Jimenez also won the triple jump (33-07.50), with teammate Courtney Wilson (30-09.75) and Kapa’a’s Ella Arume (27-06.50) rounding out the top three. Kaua’i’s Frank Speetjens zoomed in for a state time in the 800 (2:06.68), followed by Waimea’s Cyril Botelho (2:11.24) and Kaua’i’s Agu Garcia (2:22.68). Waimea’s Cayla Kitabayashi (51.56) and Kaua’i’s Lauren Riley (51.85) both made it to states in the 300 hurdles, with Allison Arakaki finishing up in third (54.10). Following Smith-Wishard in the 800 were teammate Tara McCoy (2:39.57) and Waimea’s Caralyn Broyles (2:44.63).

Estes earned a state time in the 200 (23.26), followed by Kaua’i’s Andrew Renaud (24.23) and Pono Matthews (24.59). Ikeda-Simao qualified for states in the 200 (26.69), with Makepa-Foley (27.89) and Muragin (27.95) in second and third. Both Morikawa (42-3) and Batalion (40-9.5) made states in the triple jump. Kapa’a’s Henry Borges ended up in third (37-4.5). Smith-Wishard was followed by McCoy (12:04.75) and Waimea’s Rachel Martin (12:13.13) in the 3,000. Waimea’s Scott Martin ran through an injury to take home a KIF meet record in the 3,000 (10:01.07). The record was held by Kaua’i’s Jhewiss Cadiente, who ran a 10:05.66 in 2001. Garcia (11:20.42) and Speetjens (11:25.25) filled the final two spots.

In the boys 4×400 relay, Kaua’i’s Matthews, Slade, Renaud, and Morimoto took first (3:47.94), followed by Waimea (3:48.06) and Kapa’a (3:50.99). Kaua’i also took the girls 4×400 relay, who also qualified for states (4:31.67). Team members include Arakaki, Rollins, Muragin, and Smith-Wishard. Kaua’i “B” took second (4:45.96) and Waimea grabbed third (4:50.44).

The 2006 HHSAA State Track and Field Championships will be held on O’ahu at Kamehameha Schools on May 12-13.

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