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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 »

  1. Aloha!
    Thank you for the photo.
    I really enjoyed the race in Hiro.
    Now I am in Japan.

    I belong to the track and field club in my high school and have fun to run.

    I want to join the race next year again.

    Thank you a lot!!

    Comment by SONOKO | July 31, 2009 | Reply

  2. hey! its Paco,Frankie the runner from the 5k of the Ortiz brothers. i hope your doing well mr.wayne ,i was just wondering if you had any races coming up soon?=)

    Comment by Paco, Frankie Ortiz | March 18, 2011 | Reply


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