Track & Field
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The Lancer Track & Field program is centered on the learning and mastering the mechanics and techniques of various individual running, jumping, and throwing events. Through repetition during practice and meets, our athletes are working towards constant improvement. Our main goal is to produce student-athletes who not only excel on the track or field, but in their communities as well. Life-skills, learned on the track, such as dedication, sacrifice, and a good work ethic translates to a well-rounded Academy student. Students may begin participation at the Catholic School League starting in grade 5. ILH participation begins in the 7th grade at the Intermediate level, with Junior Varsity & Varsity starting in 9th grade.
Meet the Coaches
Coach Kelly Figueira is entering her seventh year of coaching at the Academy. This will be her second year as Co-Head of the program with Mari Kuroyama-Ton. A former daughter of the Academy Kelly was a multi-sport athlete, participating in soccer, cross country, basketball, and track & field. While wearing the Lancers jersey she earned First Team ILH honors in soccer and track, as well as brought home state championship titles in the 100m, long jump, and 4x100m relay. Coach Kelly currently holds the longest recorded distance for the long jump by a female high school athlete in Hawaii measuring at 19'3.25". Coach Kelly went on to compete in track & field at the collegiate level for Cal State Fullerton, earning Big West Scholar Athlete accolades during her time there.
Co-Head Coach Mari Kuroyama-Ton is entering her 7th year leading the T&F program. She is very fortunate to have Co-Head Coach Kelly Figueira by her side again this year. Coach Mari participated in both cross-country and T&F at Waiakea High School. Before taking over the program, Coach Mari served as an assistant distant coach for the Lancer program in 2007 and 2008. Coach Mari is USATF Level 1 certified and has taken qualifiers to the State tournament each year.