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Molokai Qualifies in High Jump

At the first meet of the regular Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) season, track and fielder Kalei Adolpho jumped 5-feet-2 in the high jump, a state qualifying height.

“She had pretty crisp looking jumps,” said coach Jessie Ford.

The Farmers competed in last weekend’s Yamamoto Invitational, where two of their five runners placed in Saturday’s final meet. Sophomore Akona Adolpho ran the 800-meter and finished in sixth place, while senior Kalei Adolpho placed fifth in the 800, along with her impressive high jump.

Ford said that Akona Adolpho had an exciting run in his final 800, finishing at 2:11.08 – a 2.5 second drop. She added that this was a learning meet for the team.

“It’s challenging because all the other kids [in the MIL] have had eight to 10 weeks [of meets] already; they’re accustomed to who they’re racing against,” Ford said.

The team will compete in the Victorino Ohana Invitational, formally known as the Blue and Gold Invitational, on April 8-9.

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