Island School sweeps invitational

WAIMEA — Island School girls and boys cross country teams swept the Waimea Invitational cross country meet Saturday on the Menehune campus.

Carolyn Price led the Voyager women to a 31-point overall score, followed by Kauai High School at 48 points, Kapaa High School at 71 points, and host Waimea finishing at 87 points.

Price set the pace early, staying just ahead of her challenger by the end of mile 1, and building on the lead.

“I felt good through the run,” said Price, a sophomore. “I made my goal and that felt good. The course was really hot, but Waimea did a good job of laying out the course. There were people all over the place.”

Price led the pack over the line, breaking the 20-minute mark on a 19:36 run.

Following Price at the end of the first mile, Kauai had three of its leaders in a pack — Krista Schnackenberg, Sydney Brady, and freshman Stacie Schnackenberg.

Entering the final mile, Kapaa runner Kelsea Armstrong broke apart the Red Raider field, finishing third overall on a 20:44 run.

Krista crossed at 20:05 followed by Armstrong.

“Price’s time was very good for this course,” said Basil Scott, Kauai Interscholastic Federation scorekeeper and running coach.

Voyager runners filled in the fifth through 11th places, overall.

Boys

On the boys’ arena, Michael Miller finished first for the Voyagers, who claimed 33 points for first place followed by Kauai High School earning second place on 44 points despite a disqualification of one of its top finishers.

Shane Ogaea was disqualified for impeding another runner’s progress during the race, and it kept the Red Raiders a point ahead of Kapaa High School who finished with 45 points, and host Waimea who had 93 points.

Island School coach Eric Wortmann was pleased with the race outcome.

“We’ve been practicing hard through the summer as a team,” Wortmann said.

Miller was six seconds ahead of Nobriga-Ferris, stopping the clock at 16:26 while Nobriga-Ferris stopped the clock at 16:32.

The KIF hosts its first season run Saturday at the Waimea High School campus with the first race starting at 8 a.m.

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