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Ortiz Family Runs Away at Mid-Summer 5K

left to right: Laura Hernandez Otriz, Deann Thornton, Sonoka Takewaka, Esther Kanehailua

left to right: Laura Hernandez Otriz, Deann Thornton, Sonoka Takewaka, Esther Kanehailua

Brothers:  Germain, Manny & Paco Ortiz

Brothers: Germain, Manny & Paco Ortiz

The Ortiz family raced to victory and captured the top three spots in the Mid-Summer 5K held in Hilo today.

   Brothers Germain, Manny and Paco Ortiz went one-two-three in the 3.1-mile race.  Germain clocked in with a time of 17 minutes 34 seconds and was followed by Manny, 17:54 and Paco, 17:58.

  Germain’s wife, Laura Hernandez, won the women’s division with her time of 21:15 and was followed by Keaau High’s Deann Thornton, Japan’s Sonoka Takewaka and public school principal Esther Kanehailua in 25:08.

BIRR president, Greg Lum Ho, gives some pre-race instructions

BIRR president, Greg Lum Ho, gives some pre-race instructions

July 25, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments