Kaiser Over Trojans In Running

The Kaiser girls cross country team ran away from the pack at the recent OIA championships at Central Oahu Regional Park, as the Cougars (33 points) defeated second-place Mililani (65) by 32 points.

Junior Lisa Tashiro led the way, finishing the three-mile course in 19:31.21 to win individual honors. She crossed the finish line 26 seconds before runner-up Mary Moloney of Radford. Mililani’s Vanessa Roybal placed third with 20:09.63.

In addition to Tashiro, Kaiser placed two other runners in the top five at the OIA finals, as Lina Schell (20:27.14.) and teammate Hanna Heiss (20:38.42) finished fourth and fifth. Kaiser’s Erica Schell also was impressive, coming in at No. 10 with a time of 21:21.25., while Kaiser’s Kailee Murray-Pasion (21:46.89) finished 14th.

Trina Chun posted Kalani’s top individual finish, placing 12th with a time of 21:39.67.

The state championships were to take place last Saturday, also at Central Oahu Regional Park.

Kalani Girls Bowling Team is Third in OIA Finals

Ashley Honda tallied a pin-fall of 1,154 to help lead Kalani to a third-place finish at the recent OIA individual and team championships at Schofield Bowling Center. The Falcons totaled 4,819 points.

Pearl City, led by individual champion Chelsi Morishige, finished first with a total pin-fall of 5,579, becoming the first girls program to ever win four straight OIA girls titles. (The Chargers also are three-time defending state champions.)

Mililani (5,041) finished second, followed by Moanalua (4,990) in third.

Michelle Onomoto also placed in the top 10 individually for Kalani, with a total of 1,113.

Kalani had finished second to Moanalua (18,107) in the East earlier in October with a total of 16,610. The Falcons’ Haunani Inouye posted the best single-game high among East competitors with 232. She also posted the East’s best three-game high of 576.

The 2014 state bowling championships were to take place over the weekend at KXBExtreme in Konawaena on Hawaii island.