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Shields earns second Gatorade state honor

Shields

The Maui News

Maui High School’s Hunter Shields was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Hawaii Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year on Monday.

It is the second time Shields has won the honor — the reigning state individual champion also won last year after his runner-up finish at states.

In November, Shields capped off his junior season with a victory at the Honolulu Marathon/HHSAA state meet at Seabury Hall. He completed the 5-kilometer course in a time of 16 minutes, 15.60 seconds, beating 2018 champion Adam Harder of Hanalani by nearly four seconds.

Shield’s finish helped the Sabers place second in the Division I team standings.

In October, Shields won his first Maui Interscholastic League title, leading a 1-2-3 sweep of the top spots by the Sabers.

In the classroom, Shields has maintained a 3.89 GPA. He also has volunteered at the Maui Humane Society and as as youth sports camp counselor, according to a Gatorade press release.