PUNAHOU – Despite numerous disqualifications, the 2012 ILH JV/Varsity Track and Field Relay Championship yielded strong performances both on the track and in the field.
Le Jardin Academy senior Hannah Sherrill, representing Pac 5, once again blasted through the National Elite Gold barrier of 135 feet by throwing the discus 153 feet and 5 inches. Sherrill’s throw of 159 Feet and 9 inches last week at the Ralph Martinson Invitational currently has Hannah ranked number two in the country among all female high school discus throwers.
Sherrill also threw the shot put 38 feet and 2 inches to qualify as a National Elite at the silver level.
Meanwhile, Punahou Junior Elli Brady ran a personal best of 4:47.58 in the 1500 Meter relay, breaking the meet record as well as qualifying her as National Elite runner at the silver level.
Meet records also fell to Punahou Sophomore Sammy Marumoto in the girl’s pole vault (10-02.00), Sacred Hearts Academy in the Girls 800 Meter sprint medley (1:53.67) and to the Walnut Grove Gators of British Columbia, Canada, in the Girls 4x400 Meter relay (4:05.84).
Sacred Hearts Academy SR Kayla Kirk earned the #2 spot on the MileSplit Hawaii 2012 leaderboard with her 16-11.50 win in the Girls Long Jump. Kirk also anchored the record-setting Girls Sprint Medley Relay and propelled her team to the #1 FAT mark on the MileSplit Hawaii leaderboard in the Girls 4x100m Relay.
In other notable performances, Punahou Senior Cody Forsyth won the Boys Pole Vault with a mark of 13 feet; The Sacred Hearts girls won the 4x100 Meter relay in 52.15; Punahou Senior Christine Tsai won the Triple Jump with a mark of 35-10.75; and Hawaii Baptist Academy Senior Lauren Levenson bested Kamehameha Freshman Cassidy Apo by using fewer jumps as both cleared 5 feet even in the High Jump.
In all, a dozen relay teams were disqualified by ILH officials for infractions including wearing jewelry, which is a point of emphasis this year among NFHS-sanctioned meets, false starts and numerous zone violations in the various track relays.
ILH track and Field action continues next week, Saturday, 24 March at Iolani. Field events start at 8:30 AM and running events begin at 9:30 AM.