2023 - 2024 HAWAII
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
YUTA
COLE
RUNNER
KALANI HS
HONOLULU, HAWAII
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-9
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 16:16.12
STATE MEET
54TH - 15:57.4
NIKE CROSS NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Yuta is a complete runner who can race in all different ways and handle different tactics. Yuta is a strong runner and had a great season.”
Jack Kuo
Head Coach - head coach of Iolani School

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-9, 135-pound senior won the state meet this past season with a time of 16:16.12, breaking the tape 15.3 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Falcons to an eighth-place finish as a team. Cole won six of the eight races he entered and was the top Hawaii finisher at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Championships, crossing the line 54th in 15:57.4.

Academic Achievement


Cole has maintained a 3.89 GPA in the classroom. He remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

Exemplary Character


Cole has volunteered locally at the Kalani Health Fair and he has donated his time as a middle school running coach.