Four records broken; Punahou captures girls state track and field title
By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer
With the rubber surface covered with puddles caused by intermittent downpours, Baldwin sophomore Kristine Felix lifted her body on a pole and vaulted herself into the state record book.
Even in the inclement weather, four records were broken in the HHSAA/Island Movers State Girls Track and Field Championships at Kamehameha Schools' Kunuiakea Stadium.
Felix, who pole vaulted 11 feet, 8 inches, broke the record of 11-4 set by Chun Mei Nickles of Mililani in 2003.
The Punahou girls, which claimed a record of their own, repeated as champions, scoring 95 points. Radford finished second with 63, followed by Kahuku with 50.
Ashley Satterwhite anchored the record-breaking 4x400-meter relay, winning in 4 minutes, 0.08 seconds, beating the old time of 4:00.51 set by Punahou in 1999. The other relay members were juniors Julia Brand and Lahaina Zoller and sophomore Kyleigh Mann.
Satterwhite won gold in both the 100-meter (12.52) and 200-meter dashes (25.25).
Also capturing first place for the Buffanblu were Zoller in the 400 (58.37) and Mann in the 1,500 (4:58.59).
Two other records were broken in today's meet.
Kahuku junior Zhane Santiago won two events yesterday, and broke the 100-meter hurdle record, winning in 14.71 seconds to beat the old time of 14.85 seconds set by Mililani's Vera Simms in 2000.
The Radford girls relay team of Sade Myers, Tyler Whitener, Andrea Hinkle and Kaeli Patton set the 4x100-meter relay record, winning in 48.35 seconds one day after setting the record in the trials (48.70). The old record of 48.92 was set in 1999 by Mililani.
Patton also won the high jump (5-2), making it a bittersweet meet for her. In Friday's trials, she was disqualified from the 100-meter dash.
Hawai'i Prep senior Ku'uipo Nakoa also won two events, the 300 hurdles (44.99) and the triple jump (36-8.25).
Seabury Hall's Hailey Grossman defended her 3,000-meter run title, winning in 10:43.32. Other winners include Kamehameha-Hawai'i's Kaopuanani Sutton in the discus (134-4), Farrington's Monlisa Mariko in the shot put (38-11), and Seabury Hall's Lea Lunblad in the 800 (2:23.83).
After the girls 4x400 relay was completed, the meet was delayed about 40 minutes after a Kamehameha-Maui runner collapsed and was taken away by ambulance to Straub Hospital.