Boys Cross Country Rankings #2

Posted on www.sportshigh.com website October 3, 2002

Boys Cross Country Team Rankings #2

#1: Punahou (1:01.15) - Split squads at Iolani and Kaiser Invitationals. Combining JV and Varsity squads makes the Buff and Blue clearly the team to beat early in the season. Led by Brent Nakano who finished 6th overall at the Kaiser Invitational at Satoshi Mitsuda (10th).

#2: Kamehameha (1:02.11) - Young team also split squads at Iolani and Kaiser Invitationals. Outstanding crop of younger runners added to veteran runners makes this team dangerous. Although running JV, Freshmen Jeremy Kamakala and Aaron Domingo had the fastest times of the day for the Warriors at the Kaiser Invitational.

#3: Hawaii Prep - Jared Chapman led team is dominating BIIF competition. Depth and experience could have the Kamakani's competing for the State title.

#4: Aiea (1:02.37) - Experienced depth plus talented new runners equals a very good team. The Na Alii and Radford will battle it out for OIA supremacy. They are led by Brett Asato who finished 8th at the Kaiser Invitational. The team finished 5th at Kaiser, but with top JV runner would have placed 2nd.

#5: Radford (1:02.42) - First local team at Kaiser Invitational. The Rams are led by Andrew Maixner and Jeremy Winters who finished 9th and 12th, respectively, at the Kaiser Invitational. The Rams have the depth to go with their 1-2 punch and match up well with Aiea.

#6: Iolani (1:02.46) - Second local team at Kaiser Invitational. Patrick Morrissey bounced back with strong showing at Kaiser placing 2nd overall. The Raiders have added much needed depth to be a contender.

#7: Maui - Led by the Jachowski brothers and anchored by Nick who was the top local finisher at the Iolani Invitational. They will battle Baldwin all season for MIL bragging rights. The Sabers get the early season nod after edging their rivals at Iolani Invitational.

#8: Baldwin - The Bears have an excellent 1-2 punch in Ian Martin and Kainoa Guerin. Experienced depth (they were MIL Champions in 2001) will keep them close to Maui all season long.

#9: Mililani - Led by Chris Castell who finished 4th overall at the Kaiser Invitational and Ehren Ching (7th), the Trojans could compete for the OIA with development of younger runners.

#10: Kauai - Kauai returns four runners including four out of their top five. Ross Brandenburg is their top returning runner.

Boys Cross Country Individual Rankings #2 (grade)

1. Nick Jachowski (10) - Maui
2. Patrick Morrissey (12) - Iolani
3. Jared Chapman (12) - Hawaii Prep
4. Chris Castell (12) - Mililani
5. Brent Nakano (11) - Punahou
6. Ehren Ching (11 )- Mililani
7. Brent Asato (12) - Aiea
8. Andrew Maixner (12) - Radford
9. Satoshi Mitsuda (12) - Punahou
10. Jeremy Kamakala (9) - Kamehameha
11. Owen Martel - Punahou
12. Aaron Domingo (9) - Kamehameha
13. Jeremy Winters (12) - Radford
14. Stephen Meyers (12) Aiea
15. Ryan Orme - Kahuku
16. Tyler Tajima (11) - PacFive
17. J.B. Bolson (12) - Kamehameha
18. Rei Alzate (10) Farrington
19. Jon Yasuda (10) - Iolani
20. Zac Rivera - Leilehua

Girls Cross Country Rankings (Week 2)

Posted on www.sportshigh.com website October 1, 2002

Girls Cross Country Team Rankings #2

#1: Punahou - Placed 3rd overall and 1st Hawaii team at the Iolani Invitational (5K). Resounding 20 point victory at Kaiser Invitational at two miles. Sixteen second gap between runners #1 and #5 at Kaiser. Clearly the best team to date. Led by Laura Melahn.

#2: Iolani - Placed 7th overall and 2nd Hawaii team at the Iolani Invitational. Distant 2nd place at Kaiser Invitational despite a gap of less than one minute from #1 and #5. Led by Nicole Anderson who won the Kaiser Invitational, and placed 6th overall and 1st Hawaii finisher at the Iolani Invitational.

#3: Kamehameha - The Warriors have added talented young runners to complement Jessica Domingo. Swept Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions at the RAM Invitational in Daly City , California .

#4: King Kekalulike - Chandrika Bickford led team is dominatinng MIL competition early on. Started slowly, but is begnning to shape into State meet contender.

#5: Pearl City - The top OIA team at the Kaiser Invitational. Led by Kari Tanimoto (6th at Kaiser Invitational) and Chimene Sienkiewicz, the Chargers appear to have the depth needed to win the OIA.

#6: Hawaii Prep - The Kamakani's have been edging out Waiakea the first two weeks with depth and pack running over on the Big Island . They are led by Mari Okami.

#7: Mililani - Michelle Lee and Deane Soon will help the Trojans challenge for the OIA title. Strong showing at the Kaiser Invitational.

#8: McKinley - The Tigers are led by Sheena Thain who pplaced 8th at the Kaiser Invitational. Solid team looked good at the Kaiser Invitational who will also contend for the OIA Championship.

#9: Baldwin - The Bears have a young, talented squad that has been inching closer to King Keakaulike on Maui . Marie Janiszewski is their top runner.

#10: Waiakea - Tamarah Binek and Angela Beck have helpeed the Warriors crack the top ten rankings.

Girls Cross Country Individual Rankings #2 (grade)

1. Nicole Anderson (10) - Iolani
2. Jessica Domingo (11) - Kamehameha
3. Caitlin McDonald (12) - Lahainalua
4. Euvelyn Calma (12) - Farrington
5. Laura Melahn (12) - Punahou
6. Katie Cragie (10) - Punahou
7. Pippa MacDonald (12) - Punahou
8. Christi Morrissey (10) - Iolani
9. Kari Tanimoto (11) -
Pearl City
10. Carly Killiam (12) - Punahou
11. Sheena Thain (12) - McKinley
12. Rachel White (12) - Punahou
13. Joleen Oshiro (10) Iolani
14. Jessie Sur (12) - Radford
15. Nicole Woitovitch (12) - Kalani
16. Chandrika Bickford (12) - King Kekaulike
17. Marie Janiszewski (10) -
Baldwin
18. Tamarah Binek (11) - Waiakea
19. Shauna Tachibana (11) -
Kauai
20. Sharlene Carillo (12) - Kapaa