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WAILUKU >> Punahou swept the team titles again, and Pierce Murphy of Island School won the 1500- and 3000-meter runs in record times today at the Island Movers Hawaii High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships.

Murphy’s efforts were some of the many highlights of the state meet at War Memorial Stadium.

Murphy ran the 1500 in 4 minutes, 1.92 seconds today, breaking his own meet record. He ran the 3000 in 8:52.44, breaking a record set by Leilehua’s Bryce Jenkins of 8:52.90 in 2009.

Punahou repeated as girls champion in an exciting finish. The Buffanblu amassed 66.33 points to edge Seabury, which had 64. Kahuku had 51.

Kailea Tracy-Visintainer won the 200 and 400 and anchored Seabury’s winning 4×400 relay team. Kahuku’s Zhane Santiago won the long jump and the 100 hurdles and was second in the triple jump.

Punahou’s boys also repeated with a steady stream of points throughout the meet, including 10 at the end for winning the 4×400 relay.

Murphy also won the 1500-meters event last year, setting the previous record of 4:02.06.

In the 100 meters, Devin Jenkins of Kapolei won in 10.46 seconds. But the time is not considered a record because of a wind-gauge reading of 5.37 meters per second. Anything over 2.00 mps is considered wind-aided.

He also ran the 200 in 21.09, which was wind-aided.

Shane Brostek of Hawaii Prep won the discus (173 feet, 4 inches) and shot (55-11 1/2). His father and coach, former NFL player Bern Brostek, also won both events in 1984 while at ‘Iolani.


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