Qualifying for states

LIHUE — Island School’s Michael Miller and Waimea’s Henry Delos Reyes walked off with state auto time standards following the Kauai Interscholastic Federation qualifying track and field meet Thursday at Vidinha Stadium.

Auto time standards are based on the slowest qualifying times from the 2014 state meet finals, and meeting them secures an athlete’s spot at states.

Miller finished as a double winner, getting his auto standard in the boys 3,000 meter run where he crossed first at 9 minutes, 34.17 seconds, surpassing the standard of 9:37.54 by nearly 3 minutes.

He finished with a consideration time of 4:25.36 with his finish in the boys 1,500 meter run.

Delos Reyes stopped the clock at 40.96 in the 300 meter hurdles, surpassing the 2014 A standard of 41.96. He finished the night with two consideration standards by topping the triple jump on a leap of 40-09.00 feet, and a second finish in the long jump on a 19-06.00 leap.

Kauai’s Jassem Cumlat topped the long jump on a 19-09.50 leap, followed by Delos Reyes, and Kapaa basketball standout Junard Mata, who cleared 19-04 for a consideration jump and third place.

Kapaa’s Devan Green, Wylan Kamoku, Shain Davis, and Noah LaMadrid made up the boys 4×100 relay team that pocketed a consideration time standard with its first finish at 45.36.

The second and third place teams also surpassed the consideration standard, and included the Kauai boys 4×100 squad of Camren Henry, Jassem Cumlat, Madison Leanio, and Joseph Cumlat, stopping the clock at 46.30.

Waimea’s Henry Delos Reyes, Rashad Douglas, Ransen Pasion and Justin Fune crossed the line at 46.41 for third place honors.

Girls results

On the girls’ arena, first and second place finishers in the 100 meter hurdles earned consideration times as Kauai’s Natalie Nishioka (16.83) and Waimea’s Leann Lopez (17.71) topped the field of nine runners.

Both girls continued to reap consideration standards with their first and second place finishes in the 300 meter hurdles event. Nishioka earned gold on a 51.60 run followed by Lopez at 51.72.

The Kauai girls 4×100 relay team of Nishioka, Britney Ehia, Kailee Arakaki and Jordan Ganam pocketed a consideration standard with its first finish at 53.31.

Ehia was also part of the three-way tie in the high jump where all three jumpers, Heather Faretta of Kapaa and Anaiah Christensen and Ehia, landed leaps of 4-10, surpassing the consideration 4-08.

Island School’s Allison Culliney topped the triple jump on a 32-foot leap for a consideration standard, and Waimea’s Tianalee Apilado tossed the discus 99-04.50 feet for a consideration standard.

Dave Walker of the Rotary Club of West Kauai said the event served as a qualifier for the annual Rotary Track Meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Vidinha Stadium.


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