Cabot takes third
Kaua‘i High School’s Jason Cabot shot a grand aggrated total of 519 to take third place in the Civilian Marksmanship Program Air Riflery Hawa‘i State Championships yesterday at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall in Honolulu.
Cabot placed third behind St. Louis School’s Christopher Lam (522) and runner-up Punahou School’s Davin Lee (520), who was just two points shy of first place, despite having the top of his target dislodged and hanging at a 45-degree angle during the kneeling position of the competition.
Cabot’s score is a 12-point improvement from what he shot at last year’s championships when he posted a 507.
He is the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation’s highest finisher of the competition. He had a prone score of 177, standing 162 and kneeling of 180.
Other Kaua‘i competitors were Kelan Adachi (471), Elliot Yamamoto (453) and Shaun Koide (434).
Representing Waimea High School was Kevin Aguilar (459) and Peter Joyce (414). This was the first time at states for Yamamoto and Koide.
Island School’s Michelle Woltman was the KIF’s highest finisher for the girls.
The senior shot a 500 to finish in 17th place.
For Waimea, Merselle Rivera shot 477, Syanne Sagawa shot 464 and Beverly Grande shot 454.
Britney Inanod of Kapa‘a High School shot 457.
Overall, the Punahou boys air riflery team, under head coach Karen Finley, captured their third-straight air riflery crown, while the Sacred Hearts girls team secured their second-straight state title.
Even though this is Sacred Hearts’ second straight title, the Lancers have won six of the nine state championships beginning in 1999.
The Lancers tallied a team total 2,080 points, which ranks as the fifth highest point total in the brief history of the tournament.
Hawai‘i’s state championship is one of two in the U.S. that are sanctioned by the high school athletic governing body.
Georgia is the other state.
Results can be found on the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Web site at www.sportshigh.com.
• Lanaly Cabalo, sports editor, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 237) or firstname.lastname@example.org.