Delayed satisfaction: Hilo High’s Toledo gets her state gold medal – in judo

PARISH KALEIWAHEA photo Hilo High’s Lilliane Toledo, right, works her way to a win Saturday in the 220-pound final at the state judo tournament.

PARISH KALEIWAHEA photo Coach Kerwyn Tokeshi had several proud moments as Hilo placed second, but none prouder than when he hugged golden girl Lilliane Toledo.

PARISH KALEIWAHEA photo Hilo High's girls team placed second, the best finish for a BIIF girls team in the HHSAA records, which date back to 2007. The tournament began in 2004.

Hilo High’s Lilliane Toledo tossed around her opponent in Saturday’s championship match, got an emotional hug from her coach, celebrated her team’s historic finish and climbed to the top of the podium with a horned Vikings helmet on.