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Track and Field - Boys & Girls


Overview

Through pouring rain slicking the grass, through battling fierce island-wide competition in the sweltering heat, the track and field team endures. The students run every day: around campus there's always someone to be found trodding along the slopes or running in laps around the track. The runners' enthusiasm is contagious and electric, and their batteries seemingly never run dry.


The HPA Track and Field program offers distance running, pole-vaulting, hurdling, and much more on some of the finest facilities in the state. The all weather, 400 meter, eight-lane track encircles HPA’s football/soccer field, and is perfectly suited for both practice and competition.

The team is led by a diverse coaching staff, including alumni as well as former and current HPA parents. HPA faculty and staff also serve as coaches, and they include Kimo Higgins, Daena Craven, Dr. Mark Ravaglia, and Ka'ai Spencer.

“Coach [Higgins] is amazing. He is very nice and is a very good person to work with. He is very experienced,” Zoë Mcginnis ‘18 states, echoing the opinions of the track team, an impressive group of over 40 students.

The track and field athletes all agree that their choice of sport is best for them because they are able to improve upon their individual performance in chosen events in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Many of the student athletes that participate in track and field at HPA are also involved in one or more other varsity sports, as they’ve learned that ttrack can help improve their abilities in other areas.

“I like the wide variety of activities which you can do in track, and there are a lot of fun people on the team,” said Hope Woods ’18.

These athletes learn to motivate each other, as well as train themselves to be strong, confident, and successful in their own individual and independent events. Track and field encourages students to work together as a mass team as well as be able to support themselves individually in the process.

The team has a reputation as welcoming and supportive of one another while being enthusiastic about their events. Track and field for them is a great way to find new friends who enjoy the same things they do. When the training gets tough, they finish for their friends and for the team, and its this team work that sets HPA’s track and field program apart from other school’s.

Although it is a very physically demanding and competitive sport, track and field is filled with a wide range of events that really bring the athletic student body together, so they can all support each other during competitions and races, and most of all in training. Each individual may be fighting for a title or an award, but in the end the real win is in the bond formed between the athletes.


Coaches

Coaches

Coached by English teacher Kimo Higgins ‘86 and co-coached by Fine Arts teacher Daena Craven, the students are challenged daily to improve their time, strength, and endurance.

“Coach [Higgins] is amazing. He is very nice and is a great person to work with. He is very experienced,” Zoë Mcginnis '18 echoes the opinions of the track team, an impressive group of over forty students.

Many of the student athletes that participate in track and field at HPA are also involved in one or more other varsity sports, as they’ve learned that track can help improve their abilities in other areas.

“I like the wide variety of activities which you can do in track, and there are a lot of fun people on the team,” said Hope Woods ’18.

These athletes learn to push each other to do their best as well as train themselves to be strong, confident, and successful in their own individual and independent events. Track and field encourages students to work together as a mass team as well as be able to support themselves individually in the process. When the training gets tough, they finish for their friends and for the team, and its this team work that sets HPA’s track and field program apart from other school’s. Each individual may be fighting for a title or an award, but in the end the real win is in the bond formed between the athletes.

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