Waimea boys 5th, Kaua‘i girls 6th at state air riflery

The Waimea High School boys finished fifth and the Kaua‘i High School girls finished sixth at the 2011 Civilian Marksmanship Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association state air riflery championships, Tuesday on O‘ahu.

Punahou High School swept both the boys and girls divisions, the boys earning 2,074 (742-21, 622-4, 710-15) points, including 40 bulls eyes over the three positions including prone, standing and kneeling.

The number following the dash indicate the number of bulls eyes recorded.

The BuffnBlue wahine piled up 2,093 (754-25, 655-9, 687-12) points including 46 bulls eyes over the three positions to emerge as champions for the girls division.

Keanu Paikai of Kamehameha Schools topped the boys individualists with a 543-15 (191-8, 172-3, 180-4), nine points ahead of Erik Oberacker of Punahou (187-5, 166-1, 181-5 544-11).

Kellie Iwasaki of Waiakea High School on the Big Island became the first Outer Island female individualist, the top shooter for Waiakea posting a 535-11 (188-5, 166-2, 181-4) to finish four points ahead of Linda Char, the top shooter for Punahou, who posted a 531-15 (189-7, 170-5, 172-3), the difference coming in the kneeling position where despite posting just four bulls eyes, Iwasaki out-pointed Char 181-172.

Kristyn Yamamotoya, the top shooter for Kaua‘i and a strong shooter throughout the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation season, finished at 19th overall with a 493-8 (173-5, 152-1, 168-2) including eight bulls eyes over three positions.

Rachel Umetsu, the individualist from the Waimea High School team, finished second for Kaua‘i, 36th overall with a 458-4 (170-2, 134-0, 154-2).

Kaua‘i High School, the KIF girls champions, finished the state competition with a 1,818-18 (662-13, 537-2, 619-3) points total including 18 bulls eyes over three positions. Other team members on the Red Raider team include Sara Koide (173-4, 128-0, 156-1 457-5), Britney Fernandes (176-4, 130-1, 151-0 457-5) and Delissa Nobriga (140-0, 127-0, 144-0 411-0).

Reyn Morioka, the sole individualist from the Kaua‘i boys team, finished 30th overall with a 487-8 (177-5, 142-0, 168-3), just one point below Austin Kunishige, the top Menehune shooter, who posted a 488-7 (172-2, 147-2, 169-3) for 29th overall at the state competition.

The Waimea boys, KIF champions, posted an 1,839-23 (681-10, 512-6, 647-7) points total for its fifth finish.

Other shooters on the Waimea team are John Medeiros (176-4, 138-2, 167-1 481-7), Jaron Parongao (168-3, 123-0, 162-2 453-5) and Kristopher Toma (165-1, 104-2, 148-1 417-4).

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