Track & Field Wraps Season with Victory
Volleyball goes down to Seabury.
Last weekend, the Farmer’s track and field team brought home a bag full of accomplishments, including a second place finish in the girl’s high jump, at the Maui Interscholastic League Championships on Maui.
Junior Kalei Adolpho earned second place in high jump, at 5’0,” automatically qualifying her to state. Adolpho also snagged fourth place in the 800 meter race, as did senior Candice Pauole in high jump with a height of 4’6.” The combined efforts of Adolpho and Pauole put the Lady Farmers at sixth place overall.
“Kalei is crazy – she never jumped once in competition before the MIL Champs,” said Coach Jesse Ford. “But she’s got this competitiveness that allows her to make things happen at the last minute.”
Top performers for the boys were senior Kaili Levi, who was finalist for shotput, throwing 40’9″ and landing in sixth place; and freshman Akona Adolpho, who held seventh place out of a field of 19 for the 1500 meter race. He also earned seventh place in the 3000 meter race with a 40 second time drop. The boys placed tenth overall.
“Kaili has finaled consistently this season,” Ford said. “His shotput had good speed and power to it in the finals.”
Other accomplishments held by the team were freshman Michael Kikukawa’s personal record (PR) in the 3000 meter race at 12:48; freshman Maka Alameida’s 29.4 second PR in the 200 meter race; sophomore Hunter Pawn-Kalilikane’s 12.6 second time in the 100 meter race; and senior Gaig Yap’s quality run in the last leg of the 4×100 meter relay.
“They have a great synergy together,” she added. “I liked the way they made friends with many athletes from other teams.”
Kalei Adolpho will be traveling to the state tournament at Kamehameha School on Oahu May 14.
Molokai High School boys’ volleyball team was unable to hold off Seabury Hall, as they swept the Farmers in both games, 3-0, in Maui last weekend.
On Friday night, the Spartans won 25-18, 25-12, 25-17 in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II. Haaheo Falealii was able to lead the Farmers with eight kills.
The following day, Seabury defeated Molokai 25-17, 25-19, 25-11, dropping the Farmers to 3-4.
On Thursday, the team will travel to Maui to play Hana and then Lanai on Friday, capping off their regular season.
Coaches were unavailable for comment.