Kealakehe’s Wood, Waiakea’s Ueda claim BIIF 5Ks

  • Kealakehe junior Cozette Wood sprints toward the finish line at HPA. Wood won with a time of 23:25. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Waiakea senior Kederang Ueda pulled away from the pack late to win his first BIIF cross country race in 19:20 at HPA. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

 WAIMEA – For the second week in a row, Kealakehe junior Cozette Wood came out on top.

At the second BIIF cross=country meet of the season, however, Wood’s victory didn’t come without a bit of controversy. Though Wood was initially second to cross the finish line at Hawaii Prep, the original first-place finisher – Kekaihulali Halpern of Hilo – was ultimately disqualified.

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On HPA’s hilly 5K course, Wood finished in 23 minutes, 25 seconds: 55 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Caroline Betlach of HPA. Shanay Ha’a of Waiakea took third in 24:40, followed by HPA’s Wynte Radey-Morgan in 24:45. HPA’s girls edged Waiakea for team first place with 29 points to the Warriors’ 45. Ka Makani had three more top-10 finishers: Lily Kassis in sixth (25:48), Mahea Puckett in seventh (25:58) and Jordan Perry in 10th (26:11).

Kamehameha was third with 96; Sophia Wilson was their top finisher in ninth with a time of 26:06.

On the boys side, Kealakehe’s Aiden Ankrum and Cameron Cornforth challenged for the lead early on, but Waiakea senior Kederang Ueda was able to pull away from the pack to secure the win in 19 minutes, 20 seconds.

“Going up the second hill, one of the guys told me that the Kealakehe guys were catching up to me,” Ueda said. “I realized I could take the race after that last stretch up there, because I figured they’re be tired after that last hill.”

Ankrum took second in 19:59, followed by Waiakea’s Austin Mohica in third at 20:11 and Cornforth in 20:20.

As a team, Waiakea narrowly bested Hawaii Prep, 26 to 29. Kiyoshi Todd (21:20) and Kyle Ignacio (22:18) were the next two finishers for the Warriors in eighth and 12th place, respectively. HPA’s top four finishers were Parker Smith in fifth (20:25), Lucas Duba in seventh (21:06), Zane Vannatta in ninth (21:21) and Luca Kasumovich in 10th (21:44)

5Ks Saturday at HPA

Girls

1 Wood, Cozette, Kealakehe 23:25.00 1

2 Betlach, Caroline, Hawaii Prep 24:20.00

3 Ha’A, Shanay Waiakea 24:40.00

4 Radey-Morgan, Wynte Hawaii Prep 24:45.00

5 Kuramoto, Kiralynn Waiakea 25:19.00

6 Kassis, Lily Hawaii Prep 25:48.00

7 Puckett, Mahea Hawaii Prep 25:58.00

8 Tominaga, Akemi Waiakea 26:05.00

9 Wilson, Sophia Kamehameha-HI 26:06.00

10 Perry, Jordan Hawaii Prep 26:11.00

11 Thompson, Alya Hawaii Prep 26:21.00

12 Wawner, Ali Hawaii Prep 26:24.00

13 Wyatt, Phoebe Hawaii Prep 26:25.00

14 Gervias, Xochi Hilo 26:35.00

15 HO, Lia Waiakea 26:36.00

16 Derego, Logynn Honokaa 26:37.00

17 Alfaga, Rovi Parker 26:40.00

18 Godbole, Taarini Waiakea 27:15.00

19 Lockwood, Anita Hawaii Prep 27:24.00

20 Sejati, Johna Hawaii Prep 27:28.00

21 Halpern, Kekaimahin Hilo 27:39.00

22 Threlkeld, Talia Hawaii Prep 27:42.00

23 Tominaga, Teryn Waiakea 27:47.00

24 Keen, Jada Kealakehe 28:10.00

25 Uemoto, Alyssa Waiakea 28:22.00

26 Moynahan, Catie Hawaii Prep 28:57.00

27 Elliott, Anuhea Hawaii Prep 29:07.00

28 Kowardy, Eleanore Parker 29:14.00

29 Makely, Murphy Hawaii Prep 29:26.00

30 Basave, Dani Hawaii Prep 29:35.00

31 Marquez, Sydnie Kohala 29:38.00

32 Wawner, Fischer Hawaii Prep 29:43.00

33 Scanlan, Kendall Hawaii Prep 29:53.00

34 Botelho, Peyton Kamehameha-HI 29:57.00

35 Cootey, Jane-Grace Kamehameha-HI 30:08.00

36 Wolin, Megan Hawaii Prep 30:19.00

37 Jefferson, Bayla Hawaii Prep 30:29.00

38 Ching, Lei Lin Kamehameha-HI 30:32.00

39 Clark, Acadia Kealakehe 30:49.00

40 Quintana, Sanoe Kamehameha-HI 31:00.00

41 Akamu, Alexis Kamehameha-HI 31:07.00

42 Nishida, Catherine Kea’au 31:35.00

43 Blankenship, Nalani Waiakea 31:38.00

44 Gillespie, Sara Kealakehe 31:54.00

45 Soller, Kayla Leiay Hilo 31:56.00

46 Nakamaru, Juliana Hawaii Prep 32:08.00

47 Berger, Ryan Hawaii Prep 32:21.00

48 Chicone, Ione Parker 32:30.00

49 Pratt, Taylor Kea’au 32:31.00

50 Miura, Sunday Hilo 32:38.00

51 Palfy, Laila Konawaena 32:41.00

52 HO, Napualaiku Kamehameha-HI 33:12.00

53 Gacayan, Zoe Kamehameha-HI 33:13.00

54 Montizor, Cheizyn Kamehameha-HI 34:06.00

55 Soares, Liliynn Kealakehe 34:58.00 30

56 Chinen, Gianna Kamehameha-HI 35:05.00

57 Denault, Makena Waiakea 35:08.00

58 Broomell, Airi Hilo 35:57.00 31

59 Yamanoha, Kehaunani Kamehameha-HI 36:15.00

60 Guevara-Rodrigues, Hilo 36:48.00 32

61 Domingo, Circe Kamehameha-HI 37:03.00

62 Igloria, Daphne Kea’au 37:28.00

63 Holshuh, Hailey Honokaa 38:49.00

64 Andrade, Alisha Kamehameha-HI 40:21.00

65 Long-McGie, Isabel Konawaena 40:41.00

Boys

1 Ueda, Kederang Waiakea 19:20.00

2 Ankrum, Aiden Kealakehe 19:59.00

3 Mohica, Austin Waiakea 20:11.00

4 Cornforth, Cameron Kealakehe 20:20.00

5 Smith, Parker Hawaii Prep 20:25.00

6 Ankrum, Archer Kealakehe 21:03.00

7 Duba, Lucas Hawaii Prep 21:06.00

8 Todd, Kiyoshi Waiakea 21:20.00

9 Vannatta, Zane Hawaii Prep 21:21.00

10 Kasumovich, Luca Hawaii Prep 21:44.00

11 Provo, William Kea’au 22:05.00

12 Ignacio, Kyle Waiakea 22:18.00

13 Haines, Kekai Hawaii Prep 22:25.00

14 Johnson, Toby Waiakea 22:26.00

15 Smith, Cody Makua Lani 22:27.00

16 Tang, Alex Hawaii Prep 22:28.00

17 Andrade, Shaydon Hilo 22:29.00

18 Okumura, Ryder Kamehameha-HI 22:30.00

19 Colbert, Rylan Waiakea 22:31.00

20 Petras, Mickey Hawaii Prep 22:42.00

21 Barrilleaux, Gage Hilo 22:58.00

22 Labasan, Matthew Waiakea 22:59.00

23 Andrist, Caiden Hawaii Prep 23:08.00

24 Selley, Mason Waiakea 23:19.00

25 Caverly, Mikael Honokaa 23:27.00

26 Keana’Aina, Isaac Konawaena 23:34.00

27 #Nakamoto, Samuel Konawaena 23:35.00

28 Norem, Victor Waiakea 23:56.00

29 Letawski, Kiran Waiakea 24:21.00

30 Monello, Eli Hawaii Prep 24:25.00

31 Manoukis, Demos St. Joseph’s 24:54.00

32 Dierking, Adam Kamehameha-HI 24:58.00

33 Mahuna, Micah Kamehameha-HI 24:59.00

34 Buckley Francisco, Kamehameha-HI 25:00.00

35 Tran, Khoi Hawaii Prep 25:07.00

36 Chilson, Sean Waiakea 25:14.00

37 Rivera, Kyler Hilo 25:21.00

38 Johnson, Raoul Kea’au 25:23.00

39 Akina, Ikuhaiakalan Kamehameha-HI 25:24.00

40 Cabatbat, Landon Kealakehe 25:32.00

41 Hock, Nathan Hilo 25:37.00

42 Thornton, Lance Konawaena 25:40.00

43 Santiago, Alexander Honokaa 25:41.00

44 Hock, Henry Hilo 25:45.00 29

45 Castaneda-Petrowski Honokaa 25:51.00

46 Pratt, Chase Kea’au 25:53.00

47 Gleason, Reece Honokaa 25:54.00

48 Tina, Tyler Kamehameha-HI 25:55.00

49 Leite, Daycen Waiakea 25:58.00

50 Yanagisawa, Landen Waiakea 26:02.00

51 Ebuseno Tahara, Sco Waiakea 26:03.00

52 Taylor, Jacob Honokaa 26:06.00

53 Sato, Kaleb Waiakea 26:23.00

54 Pai, Kala Konawaena 26:25.00

55 Lee, Bruce Hawaii Prep 26:28.00

56 Kekuewa, Azariah Kamehameha-HI 26:29.00

57 Ching, Clay (Bubba) Honokaa 26:47.00

58 Oye, Makana Parker 26:52.00

59 Roback, Hauola Konawaena 27:00.00

60 Edwards, Isa Laupahoehoe 27:01.00

61 Lockhart, Hiro Waiakea 27:07.00

62 Kauakahi, Gillen Kamehameha-HI 27:53.00

63 Isidro, Dylan Kamehameha-HI 27:54.00

64 Farias, John Kamehameha-HI 27:55.00

65 Piianaia, Silas Kamehameha-HI 28:09.00

66 Barkans, Rolands Parker 28:29.00

67 Helms, Mukan Hilo 28:57.00

68 Nguyen, Peter Hilo 29:15.00

69 Stone, Ikaika Kamehameha-HI 30:08.00

70 Nitura, Archie Laupahoehoe 30:32.00

71 Visaya, Wailau Waiakea 30:34.00

72 Gonsalves, Michael Honokaa 30:52.00

73 Kim, Chance (Imi) Honokaa 30:57.00

74 Gatting, Kai Hilo 31:41.00

75 Canine, Keegan Kohala 32:45.00

76 Clark, Anthony 1 Konawaena 32:46.00

77 Seo-Sandoval, Ethan Honokaa 32:50.00

78 Lopez, Kaimana Kamehameha-HI 34:33.00

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79 Uawala, Mykah Waiakea 36:53.00

80 Kim, Jaydon Honokaa 40:21.00

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