Seabury Hall Girls Run to Second-place Finish at State

November 1, 2015, 2:06 PM HST · Updated November 1, 3:29 PM
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Seabury Hall's Ava Shipman leads Iolani's Amanda Beaman early in the first mile Saturday at Seabury Hall. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Seabury Hall’s Ava Shipman leads Iolani’s Amanda Beaman early in the first mile Saturday at Seabury Hall. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

By Rodney S. Yap

As if hosting the state cross country championships at your school is not tough enough, the Seabury Hall girls suffered a rude awakening Saturday, and vowed to be stronger in the future.

The host school welcomed participants and teams from across the state to its tranquil campus in Olinda, where hundreds of spectators lined the soccer field, sat outside of Cooper House cheering as runners made their way down from the Upper School.

You can learn a lot about yourself and your team in three miles.

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“We did really well today as a team,” said Seabury Hall head coach Bobby Grossman, moments after the girls’ race concluded under sunny skies and zero trade winds. “Our goal is to always try and do the best that we can, and to today we wanted to try and finish second overall. We could have come in here today and finished fourth (and still have won the state Division II team title), but the way we ran today we might have been second.”

The Spartans easily won their fourth straight Division II championship and remains the only school to do so since the HHSAA went to two divisions in 2012. Hawaii Prep Academy finished a distant second in D-II with 250 points (8th overall).

Iolani's Amanda Beamon takes over the lead from Seabury Hall's Ava Shipman during the second loop of the three-mile race at Seabury Hall. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Iolani’s Amanda Beamon takes over the lead from Seabury Hall’s Ava Shipman during the second loop of the three-mile race at Seabury Hall. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Grossman’s assessment of the race was accurate as Seabury Hall finished second to perennial state champion Punahou in the team standings. The Buffanblu ran away with their 10th crown in 11 years, finishing with 46 points compared to Seabury Hall’s 104. Iolani was third with 108, followed by Kamehameha Kapalama’s 164.

Reigning Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Amanda Beaman won the girls race in 18 minutes, 26.74 seconds. Seaman, who finished runner-up the previous two years, was 17 seconds ahead of Punahou’s Teresa Brady (18:43.9) and Noelani Obermeyer (18:45.3).

Seabury Hall's Victoria Winham was 15th overall and the MIL's second best finisher the girls division Saturday. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Seabury Hall’s Veronica Winham was 15th overall and the MIL’s third best finisher the girls division Saturday. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Maui Interscholastic League champion Ava Shipman of Seabury Hall was fourth in 18:59.7.

Kamehameha Kapalama’s Kaeo Kruse won the boys race in record-breaking fashion.

“She pushed it and made it a little bit exciting,” Grossman said of Shipman’s race. “She was going to try and stay with her (Beaman) the whole race and try to out kick her through the last downhill. The race is more mental than anything, we’re in shape, so you have to push through whatever is necessary sometimes. To be a winner, to be first place is not an easy thing to do.”

Sometimes, you can learn a lot about your competition — and yourself — in an instant.

Punahou’s Teresa Brady was second in 18:43.9, followed by teammate Noelani Obermeyer in 18:45.3. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Punahou’s Teresa Brady was second in 18:43.9, followed by teammate Noelani Obermeyer in 18:45.3. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Holding back tears, Shipman recalled that critical moment in her race, near the end of the second mile.

“I was relaxed and stuff and right on Amanda’s tail where I was supposed to be and then she kind of tripped me, she bumped me. And I wasn’t really expecting it and I let it get to me and I shouldn’t have.

“It was a really good lesson and I’m actually glad it happened to me. It’s also kind of disappointing that she had to do that, but it’s ok because it’s part of being competitive and I totally understand.”

Grossman said Shipman “put it on the line and worked extremely hard this year.”

Teammate and junior classmate Veronica Winham broke from the pack early in the race led most of the first mile. She eventually finished 15th in 19:46.0. She was second to Shipman at the MIL championships a week ago.

Seabury Hall head coach Bobby Grossman gives Ava Shipman a big hug following her fourth-place finish Saturday at the state cross country championships. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Seabury Hall head coach Bobby Grossman gives Ava Shipman a big hug following her fourth-place finish Saturday at the state cross country championships. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

“It was super cool to see her out there,” Shipman said said of Winham.

Grossman said he is especially proud of this team, and ranks them among the best he’s coached because of their positive attitude.

“All year, for whatever reason, this team has really stepped up. They have a great mental attitude, and hopefully that doesn’t change and we can continue to get better from it. We’re excited about next year and everybody returns. I mean we looked solid today.

“Next year, I guarantee Ava will be the favorite going into states. And she had a learning experience today, because nice doesn’t get it done sometimes.

“This was just an incredible day for the school. You see all the people here and you realize that this is such a great venue for an event like this and I hope we can host again in four years when it comes back to Maui.”

HONOLULU MARATHON CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday’s Results

At Seabury Hall

Girls Division

Team Results

1. Punahou 46, 2. Seabury Hall 104, 3. Iolani 108, 4. Kamehameha Kapalama 164, 5. Maui High 164, 6. Radford 173, 7. Mililani 189, 8. Hawaii Prep 250, 9. Pearl City 283, 10. Kalaheo 338, 11. Kaiser 361, 12. Hilo 363, 13. Moanalua 372, 14. Leilehua 376, 15. Kapaa 399, 16. Island 416, 17. Kalani 431, 18. Mid Pacific 452, 19. Maui Prep 482, 20. Waiakea 504, 21. Le Jardin 528, 22. Hawaii Baptist 539, 23. Kamehameha Hawaii 605.

Maui Prep's Sophia Johnston finished 19th overall in the girls race Saturday. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Maui Prep’s Sophia Johnston finished 11th overall in the girls race Saturday. She was the MIL’s second best finisher. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Individual Results

1. Amanda Beaman, Iolani, 18:26.7; 2. Teresa Brady, Punahou, 18:43.9; 3. Noelani Obermeyer, Punahou, 18:45.3; 4. Ava Shipman, Seabury Hall, 18:59.7; 5. Hennessey Ellis, Kamehameha Kapalama, 19:01.7; 6. Lauren Gibbs, Mililani, 19:02.3; 7. Mary Moloney, Radford, 19:14.4; 8. Vanessa Roybal, Mililani, 19:18.8; 9. Alexis Deocampo-Paguin, St. Francis, 19:24.8; 10. Mia Schiel, Punahou, 19:33.2;

11. Sophia Johnston, Maui Prep, 19:36.1; 12. Chloe Gangnath, Seabury Hall, 19:38.0; 13. Gianna Sbarbaro, Le Jardin, 19:39.9; 14. Cassandra Frenzel, Kalaheo, 19:41.6; 15. Veronica Winham, Seabury Hall, 19:46.0; 16. Mikayla Fujiwara, Punahou, 19:47.6; 17. Jamie Tanaka, Iolani, 19:47.6; 18. Maiya Fujiwara, Punahou, 19:49.1; 19. Lisa Tashiro, Kaiser, 19:49.1; 20. Briana Yamamoto, Maui High, 19:57.9;

21. Jordan Jones, St. Andrew’s, 19:59.2; 22. Emily Craig, Maui High, 20:02.5; 23. Kailey Totherow, Punahou, 20:10.1; 24. Claire Cutler, Punahou, 20:12.0; 25. Carolyn Price, Island School, 20:14.9; 26. Camryn Butz, Radford, 20:17.4; 27. Saya Yabe, Waiakea, 20:21.3; 28. Kelsi Ikeda, Iolani, 20:21.9; 29. Kailee Balthazar-Chang, Kamehameha Kapalama, 20:23.3; 30. Caitlin Kawaiaea, Nanakuli, 20:26.2;

31. Megumi Takushi, Pearl City, 20:29.0; 32. Erika Presault, Seabury Hall, 20:35.0; 33. Kiana Caranto, Mililani, 20:37.6; 34. Maya Ushijima, Iolani, 20:45.2; 35. Caitlyn Dodge, Radford, 20:47.3; 36. Ryly Yee, Maryknoll, 20:48.4; 37. Leah Feato, Kamehameha Kapalama, 20:50.9; 38. Zelda Cole, Iolani, 20:54.0; 39. Brandi Lamanteer, Leilehua, 20:55.8; 40. Sam Marrack, Hilo, 20:57.0;

41. Keala Pacyao-Rivilla, Hilo, 21:02.6; 42. Christine Wakuzawa, Iolani, 21:03.6; 43. Savannah Cochran, Hawaii Prep, 21:04.5; 44. Azita Rodrigues, Maui High, 21:04.8; 45. Riley Snow, Moanalua, 21:06.3; 46. Jules Giron, Maui High, 21:08.7; 47. Kokoro Sekiguchi, Roosevelt, 21:08.8; 48. Roselle Halunajan, Maui High, 21:09.6; 49. Sophia Cash, Honokaa, 21:10.0; 50. Zoe Ganley, Hawaii Prep, 21:10.2;

51. Kari Tanji, Iolani, 21:10.2; 52. Maile Daugherty, Seabury Hall, 21:12.3; 53. Gianna D’Annibale, Island School, 21:15.8; 54. Diamond Molina, Waianae, 21:18.1; 55. Isabella Groover, Pearl City, 21:20.6; 56. Kahiwahiwa Davis, Kamehameha Kapalama, 21:24.8; 57. Jamie Valentine, Kamehameha Kapalama, 21:26.3; 58. Stella Javier, Pahoa, 21:27.5; 59. Emi Higgins, Hawaii Prep, 21:28.3; 60. Ada Benson, Hawaii Prep, 21:29.0;

Kihei Charter's Maya Reynolds climbs a hill through the first mile Saturday at Seabury Hall. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Kihei Charter’s Maya Reynolds climbs a hill through the first mile Saturday at Seabury Hall. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

61. Seila Davenport, Radford, 21:29.1; 62. Emily McLemore, Kalaheo, 21:29.8; 63. Victoria Hennessey, Kapaa, 21:29.9; 64. Hannah Hollenbeck, Kaiser, 21:33.2; 65. Brooke Michaels, Radford, 21:33.3; 66. Michele Bonifacio, Kapolei, 21:39.8; 67. Nanea Wall, Konawaena, 21:40.8; 68. Kristin Chun, Kauai, 21:41.5; 69. Danielle Georgia, Kaiser, 21:42.9; 70. Mikaylah Kahou, Kamehameha Kapalama, 21:45.2;

71. Yuki Zbytovsky, Kohala, 21:45.3; 72. Phoebe Kirk, Sacred Hearts, 21:48.7; 73. Trina Chun, Kalani, 21:48.7; 74. Kelsea Armstrong, Kapaa, 21:49.4; 75. Maya Mendez, Pearl City, 21:51.7; 76. Sarai Poepoe, Kamehameha Maui, 21:51.8; 77. Tia Matsumura, Mid Pacific, 21:52.5; 78. Jasmine Labrador, Roosevelt, 21:53.2; 79. Tove Fostvetd, Hawaii Prep, 21:53.6; 80. Annabel Stafford, Damien, 21:53.9;

81. Miyuu Handa, Kalaheo, 21:54.5; 82. Deidr Iseri-Pama, Kamehameha Kapalama, 21:54.5; 83. Shelby Jenks, Leilehua, 21:54.7; 84. Jeanalyn Wadsack-Myers, Pearl City, 21:58.3; 85. Trinity Vigliante, Radford, 21:59.6; 86. Maya Hoeft, Mililani, 22:02.0; 87. Brandi Ogawa, Moanalua, 22:02.8; 88. Kanna Kawai, Mid Pacific, 22:03.8; 89. Juliana Tampus, Kapaa, 22:04.2; 90. Sarah Dodge, Radford, 22:04.7;

91. Satoko Davidson, McKinley, 22:05.7; 92. Brandee Schiller, Mililani, 22:06.1; 93. Kristi Echiverri, Maui High, 22:06.3; 94. Kyrra Ogawa, Pearl City, 22:07.0; 95. Darby Mulligan, Seabury Hall, 22:07.3; 96. Maya Reynolds, Kihei Charter, 22:08.0; 97. Momo Tsuyuki, Kalani, 22:12.0; 98. Halle Nottage, Makua Lani, 22:12.7; 99. Jodi Go, Waiakea, 22:13.5; 100. Haley Kunimura, Moanalua, 22:13.7;

101. Corey Patton-Lossner, Maui Prep, 22:15.4; 102. Kriston Sasaki, Mid Pacific, 22:16.2; 103. Kassie Inouye, Baldwin, 22:20.1; 104. Sydney Brady, Kauai, 22:21.1; 105. Carly Dailey, Moanalua, 22:21.6; 106. Ruby Massey, Hanalani, 22:22.0; 107. Janice Hata, Castle, 22:22.4; 108. Leina Ann Takizawa, Konawaena, 22:25.0; 109. Joey-Ann Cootey, Kamehameha Hawaii, 22:25.1; 110. Kalyn Kershner, Hanalani, 22:25.8;

111. Mila Gaston, Mililani, 22:28.9; 112. Whittini Smith, Kea’au, 22:29.8; 113. Samantha Valeriano, Campbell, 22:30.2; 114. Jena Brittain, Leilehua, 22:30.6; 115. Amber Miya, Leilehua, 22:30.7; 116. Rachel Mederios, Kauai, 22:31.1; 117. Caitlin Albrecht, Hilo, 22:31.6; 118. Ann Tsuyuki, Kalani, 22:32.1; 119. Makena Daugherty, Seabury Hall, 22:33.3; 120. Keiko Sanders, Hawaii Baptist, 22:34.7;

121. Sarah Uehara, Hawaii Baptist, 22:37.9; 122. Savanna Valdez, King Kekaulike, 22:39.0; 123. Cayce Hafer, Aiea, 22:42.7; 124. Arianna Radona, La Pietra, 22:44.3; 125. Malia Moritz, Kalaheo, 22:45.4; 126. Cynthia Matsumoto, Moanalua, 22:45.7; 127. Elan Estomo, Kihei Charter, 22:47.4; 128. Kotone Ando, Kalani, 22:50.5; 129. Kelli Oyasato, Moanalua, 22:50.7; 130. Navi Varize, Hilo, 22:51.8;

131. Ana Rivera, Aiea, 22:54.7; 132. Breana Arakawa, Kealakehe, 22:56.7; 133. Jessica Thompson, Leilehua, 22:57.3; 134. Ashley Easterling, Mililani, 22:59.4; 135. April Laxamana, Hawaii Baptist, 23:02.6; 136. Tessa Ramsey, Kapaa, 23:02.8; 137. Rita Morales, Waianae, 23:02.9; 138. Garcelle Richardson, St. Andrew’s, 23:04.0; 139. Keiko Mills, Hilo, 23:05.6; 140. Angelina Wasson, Hanalani, 23:06.1;

141. Keale Kim, Hilo, 23:07.4; 142. Kanoelani Oblero, Hilo, 23:08.6; 143. Natsumi Nguyen, Kalani, 23:09.3; 144. Jenna Ikegami, Kaiser, 23:10.4; 145. Aolani Zidek, La Pietra, 23:12.2; 146. Heather Faretta, Kapaa, 23:12.9; 147. Kahala Huddleston, Kamehameha Hawaii, 23:14.0; 148. Leilani Leopard, Campbell, 23:14.1; 149. Zoe McGinnes, Hawaii Prep, 23:15.5; 150. Karissa Oda, Pearl City, 23:19.9;

151. Evelyn Zayas, Kalaheo, 23:26.1; 152. Rebecca Stevens, Island School, 23:26.5; 153. Alexandra Teoh, Baldwin, 23:27.7; 154. Jordan Snow, Moanalua, 23:28.2; 155. Jeanette Corpuz, Campbell, 23:30.0; 156. Faith Inay, Campbell, 23:31.9; 157. Brilie Kovaloff, Mid Pacific, 23:32.7; 158. Jade Murphy, Island School, 23:35.9; 159. Makenna Olson, Island School, 23:36.0; 160. Zion Frost, Kealakehe, 23:36.2;

161. Sochi Reyes, Kealakehe, 23:37.7; 162. Emilee McDonald, Le Jardin, 23:39.9; 163. Daeun Son, Mid Pacific, 23:40.2; 164. Sienna Levine, Hawaii Prep, 23:40.6; 165. Jessica Kingwell, Maui Prep, 23:42.9; 166. Kacie Decoito, Honokaa, 23:45.2; 167. Jacilyn Sera, Kaiser, 23:45.4; 168. Helena Saito, Honokaa, 23:46.2; 169. Cameran Roth, Kalaheo, 23:46.2; 170. McKensey Carroll, Kalaheo, 23:46.5;

171. Kyara Bunch, Hawaii Baptist, 23:47.9; 172. Nicole Stacey, Mid Pacific, 23:48.7; 173. Lani Gingras, Le Jardin, 23:54.3; 174. Tori Chamberlain, Kihei Charter, 23:55.8; 175. Garbriela Miyamoto, Lahainaluna, 23:59.6; 176. Ashlyn Cabatbat, Kealakehe, 23:59.9; 177. Natalie Kwon, Hawaii Baptist, 24:10.7; 178. Judy Phan, Mid Pacific, 24:12.5; 179. Alexa Narayan, Maui Prep, 24:15.2; 180. Vanna Moro, Le Jardin, 24:16.6;

181. Sara Salaparuta, Kihei Charter, 24:16.6; 182. Macey Soares, Waiakea, 24:19.6; 183. Ashley Rynkewicz, Waiakea, 24:22.9; 184. Evalani Cosgrove, Waiakea, 24:26.7; 185. Chloe Gan, Ka’u, 24:26.9; 186. Kanoko Nimura, Kaiser, 24:30.7; 187. Emma Debrum, Lanai, 24:31.5; 188. Gabrielle Bartolome, Kohala, 24:32.8; 189. Chalet Tauati, Kamehameha Hawaii, 24:39.8; 190. Madison Pratt, Kea’au, 24:44.1;

191. Camille Poe, Kamehameha Hawaii, 24:55.6; 192. Micah Manuel, Lanai, 25:02.8; 193. Lily Gavagan, Kamehameha Maui, 25:05.5; 194. Mindy Kimura, Baldwin, 25:11.5; 195. Cameron Herrick, Kamehameha Maui, 25:27.2; 196. Mana Ho, Kamehameha Hawaii, 25:37.2; 197. Jamie Advincula, Maui Prep, 25:40.3; 198. Marley Young, Kea’au, 25:47.9; 199. Kennedy-Anne Marx, Le Jardin, 26:08.7.

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