Waiakea’s Ondo, HPA’s Cash Snag Top BIIF XC Awards

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The Big Island Interscholastic Federation announced its all-league awards for the recently completed cross country season.

All-league awards were determined by the order of finish in last month’s BIIF championship meet. The top seven finishers in both boys and girls races were placed in the All-BIIF First Team, while eighth through fourteenth place runners were in the All-BIIF Second Team. Honorable Mention selections were also announced.

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy swept the Division II team championships in both male and female events. Hilo High School won the girls Division I team title, while Waiakea High School claimed the Boys Division I crown.

HPA coach Kimo Higgins was named the Girls Coach of the Year, while Jordan Rosado was named Boys Coach of the Year.

BIIF Girls Cross Country All-League Selections

First Team


Sophia Cash (Fr., Hawai’i Prep) – Player of the Year

Saya Yabe (Jr., Waiakea)

Keala Picayo-Rivilla (Sr., Hilo)

Emi Higgins (Fr., Hawai’i Prep)

Zoe McGinnis (So., Hawai’i Prep)


Sam Marrach (Fr., Hilo)

Second Team

Ada Benson (So., Hawai’i Prep)

Stella Javier (Jr., Pahoa)

Savannah Cochran (Sr., Hawai’i Prep)


Tove Fostvedt (So., Hawai’i Prep)

Jodi Go (Jr., Waiakea)

Leina Ann Takizawa (So., Konawaena)

Zoe Ganley (Fr., Hawai’i Prep)

Honorable Mention

Hawai’i Prep – Sneha Nair

Hilo – Navi Varize

Honoka’a – Kacie DeCoito, Helena Saito

Kamehameha-Hawai’i – Aubrey Michele-Carter, Nevaeh Fukui-Stoos, Jordyn Mantz

Kea’au – Madison Pratt, Whittini Smith, Marley Young

Kohala – Gabrielle Bartolome, Yuki Zbytovsky

Konawaena – Nanea Wall

Waiakea – Evalani Cosgrove, Ashley Rynkewicz, Macey Soares

Division I Team Champion – Hilo High School

Division II Team Champion – Hawai’i Preparatory Academy

Coach of the Year – Kimo Higgins (Hawai’i Prep)

BIIF Boys Cross Country All-League Selections

First Team

Louie Ondo (Sr., Waiakea) – Player of the Year

Nate Ladwig (Sr., Hawai’i Prep)

River Brown (Sr., Hilo)

Cody Ranfranz (Jr., Konawaena)

Adalberto Malagon (Sr., Kealakehe)

Ziggy Bartholomy (Jr., Kealakehe)

Kai Garson-Shumway (Sr., Hilo)

Second Team

Rylie Cabalse (Jr., Waiakea)

Slater Inouye (Jr., Waiakea)

Govardan Strayhorn (Jr., Pahoa)

Adrian Larkspur (Fr., Waiakea)

Lawrence Barrett (Jr., Konawaena)

Shadoe Soukey (Sr., Hilo)

Ryan Witthans (Sr., Kamehameha-Hawai’i)

Honorable Mention

Hawai’i Prep – Michael Hanano, Brandon Melton, Skyler Roque-Sunahara

Honoka’a – Keaweiwi Pilayo, Jerome Quines, Zechariah Ugalde

Kamehameha-Hawai’i – Sheven Asejo, Isaac Klein, Damien Stack

Kea’au – Christian Battad, Jake Cambia, Joshua Quero-Ondo

Kohala – Chance Souze

Makua Lani – Michael Christensen

Waiakea – Eric Cabais-Fernandez, Jiem Emji, Shaun Kojima

Division I Team Champion – Waiakea High School

Division II Team Champion – Hawai’i Preparatory Academy

Coach of the Year – Jordan Rosado (Waiakea)

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