Records broken at championships

Four Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation track records were broken at this year’s championship meet at Vidinha Stadium.

The Kaua‘i High School’s girls 4×100 Meter Relay team of Kathleen Cadiente, Auika Muragin, Jamilee Jimenez and Tiffany Ikeda-Simao broke the 21-year-old record with a time of 50.75.

Jimenez was also responsible for breaking two field event records, the first on Thursday when she broke the 22-year-old long jump record with a jump of 17 feet 101/2 inches. Yesterday, she broke the high jump record by a quarter inch with a jump of 5 feet 21/4 inches.

“I told her to go a quarter-of-an-inch higher,” said Kaua‘i track coach Richard Matsumoto. “I told her, ‘don’t try to tie the record, beat it. And she did.”

Waimea High School’s Bailon Batalion broke the 12-year-old triple jump record by an inch with a jump of 42 feet, 71/2 inches.

It was an eventful day with several tight races.

In the boy’s 100 Meter Dash, heavy favorite Pono Mathews of Kaua‘i High finished third in the race behind his teammate Drake Apao and Waimea’s Layne Fernandez.

Apao finished with a time of 11.59.

Kapa‘a High School’s Joseph Velasco took the 110 Meter High Hurdles over Waimea’s Chris Newcomb. Velasco finished with a time of 16.35.

Waimea’s Jared Coleman-Stark won two races for his team, taking the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:11.04 and the 1500 Meter Run with a 4:36.11

The girls 4×400 Meter Relay was a big one. Kapa‘a had the early lead, but by the third leg, Kaua‘i’s Muragin was able to close the gap for anchor Chelsea Smith-Wishard. It came down to Smith-Wishard and Kapa‘a’s Karyn Nahtice Nield.

Kaua‘i took it in the final straight-away, clocking in at 4:41.66.

Overall, Kaua‘i’s girls took the team championship KIF title with a score of 198. Waimea’s boys won the title with a 194.

For complete results, see tomorrow’s Scoreboard.

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