Kauai sweeps Waimea Invitational

WAIMEA — Kauai High School’s boys and girls swept the Waimea Invitational on Saturday.

Krista Schnackenberg covered the 3-mile course in 21 minutes, 24 seconds, to top the girls’ field and lead the Red Raiders.

Teammate Heidi Herr placed third (21:53) and Sydney Brady was sixth, (22:29) as Kauai finished with 47 points for the win over Waimea with 54 points, Kapaa with 55, and Island High with 56.

Kapaa’s Cassie Wilson was second in 21:34, while Island High’s Chan Hsu was third in 21:47.

For the boys, Kapaa’s Micah Nobiga-Feris broke away from the pack early and placed first in 17:43, followed by Kauai’s Kainoa Matsumoto in 18:08.18, and Waimea’s Mickey Rita in 18:08.76

But the Red Raiders claimed the team title, thanks to a strong contingent that included Andrew Herr in fourth place (18:21), Charles Samuel in fifth (18:35), and Brodie Noice in seventh (19:11).

Kauai finished with 37 points, followed by Kapaa and Waimea with 58 points and Island School with 65.

Sixty boys and 52 girls competed on the hilly course at Waimea High on a warm, cloudy morning in the first meet of the season.

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