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Ethan Kim cleared 15 feet at last week’s Kamehameha Relays                                       The Maui News / File photo

St. Anthony's Kim among nation's best in PV

April 9, 2011

By ROBERT COLLIAS - Staff Writer (rcollias@mauinews.comThe Maui News

WAILUKU - St. Anthony High School senior Ethan Kim entered rare air when he cleared 15 feet in the pole vault at last week's Kamehameha Relays.

Kim, the defending state champion, is only the fifth vaulter in the state to clear 15 feet, according to St. Anthony coach Allen Duarte. Kim's mark is currently tied for 30th best in the nation among high school athletes this season, according to the website Milesplit.com.

"You know, we will find out real soon whether last week was his best meet ever or whether he is going to continue to climb the ladder," Duarte said Friday before the preliminaries of the Victorino Ohana Invitational. "The state-meet record is 15-3 by Bubba (McLean) and Bubba's 15-9 at the (Maui Interscholastic League) meet (in 1997) is the unofficial state record. I think that 15-3 could fall to Ethan at state."

Tonight's finals of the Victorino meet, hosted by St. Anthony - formerly the Blue and Gold Invitational - will start at 4:30 p.m. at Yamamoto Track & Field Facility inside War Memorial Stadium.

Kim is one of the smallest vaulters Duarte has ever coached and one of nine state champions he has coached in the sport. Duarte started St. Anthony's pole vault dynasty - the tiny Wailuku school has 12 state championships in the sport - when he won state crowns in 1980 and 1981.

"Oh yeah, certainly, I can't think of anyone else who has come close to being as good at his size," Duarte said. "I am pretty much his size, and (former Baldwin state champion) Linden Wada, who was also a two-time state champion, he is small. Almost all other pole vaulters are in the 5-8 to 6-foot range.

"I'd like to think Ethan is 5-7, but I think he is closer to 5-5."

Perhaps Kim's biggest strength is his speed.

"He is really fast," Duarte said. "I think if he were to run the 100 he would be one of the best sprinters on the island. He is pound-for-pound maybe the strongest kid I have coached."

Kim currently plans to attend Butte Junior College in California, but Duarte said the sky is the limit at this point.

"I asked him, 'What if you clear 16 and UCLA offers you a scholarship?' " Duarte said. "I don't think the door is shut on something like that yet."

The state high school meet is set for May 6-7 at Yamamoto. Hilo is the only off-island school to send athletes to this week's meet - the Vikings' contingent consists of four pole vaulters.

Kim can join Wada, Duarte and McLean as the only two-time state champions in the boys pole vault from the MIL.

"I have personally coached nine (state champions)," Duarte said. "Ethan is as good as any of them."

* Robert Collias is at rcollias@mauinews.com.

 

LaughingDISCLAIMER: All opinions and comments on this web site are independent and should not reflect on St. Anthony Junior Senior High School.

 

 

News Article - MIL Championship Girls Finals - May 7, 2008

 

Event:

Discus-GIRLS          
Date:              
  Record-132'8"            
Competitor School Entry Ft. In. Place
  Tupu Satele BHS 81' 6"   93' 5"   4'
  Kawehi Kaaa KSM 82' 10"   82' 10"    
  Falen Puli-Ulufale KSM 82' 5"   82' 5"    
  Josephine Adolpho MOL 86'0"   86' 8"   6'
  Victoria Baldovi-Wong MHS 88' 4"   88' 4"   5'
  Desiree Borges SAS 95' 4"   95' 4"   3
  Shalei Defrancia BHS 97'7"   97'7"   2
  Megan Medeiros LL 122' 2"   122' 2"   1
 

Event:

Shot Put-GIRLS          
Date:              
  Record-40'4 3/4"            
Competitor School Entry Ft. In. Place
  Arian Blair MOL 25' 11 1/2"   26' 2"    
  Jazmine Poouahi KSM 26' 9 1/2"   27' 5 1/2"   6
  Leslie Smith SH 27' 4 1/2"   27' 4 1/2"    
  Teilissa Tua KSM 29' 9 1/2"   31'10   3
  Falen Puli-Ulufale KSM 30' 4 1/2"   30' 4 1/2"   5
  Ariel Duell SH 30' 5"   30' 5"   4
  Shalei Defrancia BHS 32' 7 3/4   32' 7 3/4   2
  Kaipo Rocha SH 33'8"   33' 8"   1

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News Article - MIL Championship Boys Finals - May 7, 2008

 

Event:

Discus-BOYS        
Date:            
  Record-174'1"          
Competitor School Entry Ft. In. Place
  Chris Kahaleauki MHS 101' 7" 96'10"    
  Billy Pacheco SAS 114' 3" 102'0"    
  Kalani Fineisaloi SAS 116' 4" 116'4"   6
  Joshua Tatofi SAS 125' 9" 125'10"   5
  Mana Rosa BHS 128' 9" 135' 9"   3
  John Asuncion MHS 135' 8" 135' 8"   4
  Jared Langi BHS 142' 4" 142' 4"   2
  Sean Tesoro BHS 174' 1" 174' 1"   1
 

Event:

Shot Put-Boys          
Date:              
  Record-51'7 1/2"            
Competitor School Entry Ft. In. Place
  Kaili Levi MOL 38' 6 1/4"   38' 6 1/4"    
  Faamanatuga Valavala KK 39' 4 1/2"   39' 4 1/2"    
  Kalani Fineisaloi SAS 40' 1"   43' 3 3/4"   5
  Solomone Vainikolo MHS 41' 6 1/2"   41' 6 1/2"   6
  Joshua Tatofi SAS 45' 1 1/2"   45' 6 1/2"   4
  Dylan Puaa BHS 45' 3 1/2"   45' 11"   3
  Mana Rosa BHS 48'101/2"   50' 2 1/2"   2
  Sean Tesoro BHS 49' 8 1/4"   52' 4"   1

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News Article - MIL Championship Boys Trials - May 3, 2008

2008 MIL Championship Boys Trials

 

Event:

Discus-BOYS      
Date:          
  Record-174'1"        
Competitor School Entry Ft. In.
  Chris Kahaleauki MHS 101' 7"    
  Billy Pacheco SAS 114' 3"    
  Kalani Fineisaloi SAS 116' 4"    
  Joshua Tatofi SAS 125' 9"    
  Mana Rosa BHS 128' 9"    
  John Asuncion MHS 135' 8"    
  Jared Langi BHS 142' 4"    
  Sean Tesoro BHS 174' 1"    
 

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News Article - MIL Championship Girls Trials - May 3, 2008

 

2008 MIL Championship Girls Trials

Event:

Discus-GIRLS    

 

Date:        

 

  Record-132'8"      

 

Competitor School Entry

 

  Tupu Satele BHS 81' 6"  

 

  Kawehi Kaaa KSM 82' 10"  

 

  Falen Puli-Ulufale KSM 82' 5"  

 

  Josephine Adolpho MOL 86'0"  

 

  Victoria Baldovi-Wong MHS 88' 4"  

 

  Desiree Borges SAS 95' 4"  

 

  Shalei Defrancia BHS 97'7"  

 

  Megan Medeiros LL 122' 2"  

 

Event: Shot Put-GIRLS        

 

Date:            

 

  Record-40'4 3/4"          

 

Competitor School Entry Ft. In.

 

  Arian Blair MOL 25' 11 1/2"      

 

  Jazmine Poouahi KSM 26' 9 1/2"      

 

  Leslie Smith SH 27' 4 1/2"      

 

  Teilissa Tua KSM 29' 9 1/2"      

 

  Falen Puli-Ulufale KSM 30' 4 1/2"      

 

  Ariel Duell SH 30' 5"      

 

  Shalei Defrancia BHS 32' 7 3/4      

 

  Kaipo Rocha SH 33'8"      

 

Event: Long Jump-GIRLS    
Date:        
  Record-18'3 1/4"      
Competitor School Entry Ft.
  Jennai Rosete KK 14' 0"  
  Kristy Inamasu MHS 14' 2"  
  Rachel Yadao MHS 14' 2"  
  Courtney Ishikawa BHS 14' 2"  
  Cymbree Decosta KSM 14' 3/4"  
  Jordyn Kilgore LL 14' 9"  
  Mari Cuaresma BHS 15' 4 3/4"  
  Ayesha Pladera BHS 16'5 1/2"  

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News Article - MIL JV Girls Results - May 1, 2008

Fisler is first track champ from Maui Prep

By RODNEY S. YAP

WAILUKU – Maui Prep Academy freshman Caitlyn Fisler became her school’s first league champion in Maui Interscholastic League track and field, winning both the girls 800 and 3,000 meter runs at last Saturday’s Junior Varsity Championships.

Fisler won the two-lap race in 2 minutes, 43.77 seconds, nipping Maui High’s Andreana Agcaoili (2:44.35). Then later in the evening, she won the 3,000 in 13:34.50. Baldwin’s Christina Wine was second in 13:44.83.

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News Article - MIL JV Boys Results - May 1, 2008

Wilson’s 36 points lead Bears to boys title

By RODNEY S. YAP

WAILUKU – Baldwin High School hurdler/jumper Rowe Wilson and sprinters John Vergara and Vance Rosete were big winners in the boys division of the MIL Junior Varsity Championships last Saturday at the Yamamoto Track & Field Facility.

Wilson won the triple jump (39 feet, 4.75 inches) and the high jump (5-10) and finished second in both hurdle races (16.40, 42.84) to score a team-high 36 individual points as Baldwin won the team title with 165 points. Kamehameha Maui was second with 117 points, followed by Maui High’s 90 and Seabury Hall’s 36.

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News Article - MIL Championship Preview - May 1, 2008

   MIL Championships 

Girls race open, Baldwin favorite in boys

By RODNEY S. YAP

WAILUKU – On paper, the Maui Interscholastic League Track and Field Championships should be a runaway in the boys division with Baldwin repeating. The race for the team title in the girls division, however, is wide open between defending champion Baldwin, King Kekaulike, Lahainaluna and Maui High.

The Yamamoto Track & Field Facility will host Friday’s trials and Saturday’s finals, beginning with the field events at 4 p.m.

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