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  • April 13, 2021
Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Chenoa Frederick Three-Peats As Hawaii Gatorade Track Athlete Of The Year

Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Chenoa Frederick is the Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the third time, the Gatorade Company announced Thursday.

Unfortunately, Frederick was unable to compete this spring in her senior year due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Last month, Frederick was one of 12 athletes picked to the Hawaii Hall of Honor, one of the most, if not the most, prestigious honors a Hawaii high school athlete can receive.

Three-time Gatorade Hawaii Track and Field Athlete of the Year Chenoa Frederick of Kamehameha-Hawaii will compete for the University of Hawaii next season. File photo by Nick Abramo.

The Gatorade award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field.

A 5-foot-6 senior, Frederick won eight championships in her three years competing at the state meet and she holds the state-meet record of 39 feet, 10 inches in the triple jump. She also won state titles in the 100-meter dash, high jump and long jump.

She is the first Hawaii athlete to win the Gatorade honor three times since the inception of the award in 1986.

In addition, Frederick (who carried a 3.08 grade-point average, according to a Gatorade news release) is a soccer standout for the Warriors and a peer mentor at the school. She will attend the University of Hawaii, where she will continue competing in track and field on scholarship.

“Chenoa is mentally tough and able to compete with other athletes at a very high level,” Kamehameha coach Manly Kanoa said. “She’s also kind and respectful, and she’s often seen motivating and encouraging other competitors.”

Gatorade Hawaii Girls Track and Field Athletes of the Year

>> 2020: Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii

>> 2019: Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii

>> 2018: Chenoa Frederick, Kamehameha-Hawaii

>> 2017: Kristen O’Handley, Kaiser

>> 2016: Emma Taylor, Hawaii Prep

>> 2015: Kathleen Funcheon, Moanalua >> 2014: Alyssa Bettendorf, Seabury Hall

>> 2013: Zoe Sims, Hawaii Prep

>> 2012: Charlinda Ioane, Kapolei

>> 2011: Kailea Tracy-Visintainer, Seabury Hall

>> 2010: Ashley Satterwhite, Punahou

>> 2009: Bailey Massenburg, King Kekaulike

>> 2008: Zhane Santiago, Kahuku

>> 2007: Samantha Cabreros, Punahou

>> 2006: Careena Onosai, Word of Life

>> 2005: Lauren Ho, Hawaii Baptist >> 2004: Tia Ferguson, Seabury Hall

>> 2003: Mei Li Nickles, Mililani

>> 2002: Tia Ferguson, Seabury Hall

>> 2001: Kelly Figueira, Sacred Hearts

>> 2000: Victoria Chang, Punahou

>> 1999: Victoria Chang, Punahou

>> 1998: Endia Abrante, Kaiser

>> 1997: Erin Stovall, ‘Iolani

>> 1996: Valasi Sepulona, Farrington

>> 1995: Heather Onama, Hawaii Prep

>> 1994: Malgorzata Biela, Kalaheo

>> 1993: La Sonya McDonald, Campbell

>> 1992: Maria Bergenheim, Kalaheo

>> 1991: Breanna Pearson, Punahou

>> 1990: Kerri Ting, Punahou

>> 1989: Kelle Powell, Kaiser

>> 1988: Maureen Dunn, Lutheran

>> 1987: Shaldean Kaopua, Waianae

>> 1986: Nina Liahjell, Kaiser

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