Kauai boys 6th, Waimea girls 8th at air riflery states

Waimea High School’s Braden Kobayashi, the individualist representing the Kauai Interscholastic Federation, finished 30th in a field of 60 boys Tuesday at the 2016 Civilian Marksman Hawaii High School Athletic Association air riflery state championship held at the Blaisdell Center on Oahu.

Kobayashi, a consistent high-pointer for Waimea through the KIF season, finished the day with 505 points (183 standing, 160 standing, 162 kneeling) to lead the KIF boys.

Kobayashi’s total placed two points higher than Kauai’s Brandon Marcos 192-153-170-503), the Red Raiders’ lead shooter who led Kauai boys to sixth place with a 1950-point total (747-580-623). Contributing team shooters for the Red Raiders included Kendrick Cadiz (186-143-158-487), Kaimi Texeira (182-159-144-485), and William Andres (187-125-162-474).

On the girls’ range, Kapaa’s Janice Manique, the KIF individualist and a consistent high-pointer for the Warrior wahine through the KIF season, finished 29th in the field of 60 girl shooters with a 513 (189-157-167) point total.

She was bested by Waimea’s team leader Khrysia Pascual, the consistent Menehune high-pointer for the girls, who finished with a 520 (190-162-168) total to lead the Waimea girls team to eighth place at 1985 points (745-607-633).

Other contributing Menehune girls included Robyn Acob (184-165-156-505), Ashley Pascual (185-149-153-505), and Janine Prado (186-131-156).

Top shooter at the state air riflery championships went to Justin Pascua of Kalaheo High School who finished with 641 (192-170-187) points, followed a point back by Lauren Kadooka of Kailua High School who carded a 640 (196-175-180).

Top team honors went to Punahou girls with 2137 (747-659-731) and Moanalua boys with 2091 (739-661-691) points.

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