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Petitions circulating to help save UHH cross country programs

HPU men’s cross country team

Hawaii Sports Magazine and Hawaii Pacific University are circulating petitions to help save the University of Hawaii men’s and women’s cross country teams from being abolished.

Related links on the UHH cross country program:



Christian Friis, coach of HPU, is helping to keep the UHH program going and is encouraging people to sign a petition to show support for the Vulcan harriers.

Following are the petitions that are circulating:



April 20, 2011 - Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , ,


  1. Mahalo Mr. Joseph for including us in your blog and thank you for supporting Collegiate running. The Online Petition was a joint effort by the HPU team and the two Vulcans harriers.
    Again Thank you, our goal is 500 signatures (but if we exceed that it would be great!!) and that Coach Jaime Guepo with the signatures and a program budget proposal will be able to pursuit the University to change their minds about cutting our teams

    Comment by Marty Kawasaki | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. As a current runner in the UHH Vulcan cross country team, I am extremely thankful for all the help you are providing. The team is doing everything we can to think of ways to save the program, and knowing that there are others out there, especially from the fellow colleges, who are working with us in this endeavor is very encouraging.

    Comment by Justin Pang | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hey Big Dog if it wasnt for your post on the issue, i wouldnt have told Christian about it. Right when i found out i emailed the link to him and he was stunned. I will sign the petition and so will my fellow teammates at HPU

    Comment by Shan | April 21, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks Shannon, I appreciate your help and mahalo to your teammates at HPU.

      Comment by waynejoseph | April 21, 2011 | Reply

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