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Honokaa’s Chris Mosch wins Hilo Bay 5K before leaving for college – full results

Plc

Name

Div

 

Time

(min/mi)

1

Christopher Mosch

≤19

 

17:17

5:34

2

Nick Muragin

40-49

 

18:34

5:58

3

Todd Marohnic

50-59

 

19:07

6:09

4

Steve Pavao

50-59

 

20:05

6:28

5

James Imai

20-29

 

20:28

6:35

6

Clint Anderson

30-39

 

21:04

6:46

7

Dyson Sato

≤19

 

21:25

6:53

8

John Hylas

50-59

 

23:12

7:28

9

DJ Blinn

60-69

 

23:30

7:34

10

Garret Uyeda

30-39

 

23:51

7:40

11

Brithany Ariga

≤19

F

24:15

7:48

12

Ronnie Flower

≤19

 

24:27

7:52

13

Don Zimbeck

≥70

 

24:50

7:59

14

Rudy Arzaga

30-39

 

25:15

8:07

15

BryanGorges

20-29

 

25:41

8:16

16

Edgar Tuliao

40-49

 

25:54

8:20

17

Tim Christopher

40-49

 

26:00

8:22

18

Cody Tehero

20-29

 

26:04

8:23

19

Mary Jane Tominaga

30-39

F

26:11

8:25

20

Josen Ho

20-29

 

26:12

8:25

21

Molly Mair Yates

30-39

F

26:23

8:29

22

WayneSubica

40-49

 

26:29

8:31

23

Charles Keane

50-59

 

26:46

8:37

24

Jack Russell Brauher

50-59

 

28:00

9:00

25

Thalei Kamalani-Manpathoum

≤19

F

28:06

9:02

26

Firmin Tehero

50-59

 

28:15

9:05

27

Patrick Donovan

60-69

 

28:16

9:05

28

Harvey Nakasone

50-59

 

28:23

9:08

29

Zachary Tomlinson

20-29

 

28:35

9:11

30

Jaclyn Moore

30-39

F

28:47

9:16

31

Dennis Nagai

40-49

 

29:11

9:23

32

Tatia-Jenay Kamalani-Manpathoum

30-39

F

29:40

9:32

33

Colby La Brie

30-39

 

30:28

9:48

34

Rachel Rechtman

≤19

F

31:56

10:16

35

Rayelle Subica

40-49

F

32:04

10:19

36

Mareike Geitner

≤19

F

32:06

10:19

37

Cullen Andrade

≤19

 

32:17

10:23

38

Shaun McKinley

≤19

 

32:28

10:26

39

Christina Martinez

30-39

F

32:56

10:35

40

Hoolaea Andrade

30-39

F

32:57

10:35

41

Kristina Rushton

20-29

F

33:08

10:39

42

Rachael Greco

20-29

F

33:16

10:42

43

Celeste Tapia

≤19

F

34:05

10:58

44

JoAnn Aurello

60-69

F

34:11

10:59

45

Richard Alderson

≥70

 

34:27

11:05

46

Sarito Ross

60-69

F

34:37

11:08

47

Robert Tomlinson

50-59

 

35:42

11:29

48

Adriann Chinn

30-39

F

37:03

11:55

49

Rodney Aurello

60-69

 

37:08

11:56

50

Herb Wegner

60-69

 

37:08

11:56

51

Olivia Flower

≤19

F

37:58

12:13

52

Kyra McKinley

≤19

F

38:30

12:23

53

Lynn Nguyen

20-29

F

38:59

12:16

54

Constance Bee

50-59

F

41:58

13:29

55

Juanita Van Domburg

60-69

F

44:37

14:21

56

Seonaid Nakata

40-49

F

44:58

14:28

57

Sandra Silva

40-49

F

45:53

14:45

58

Maria Booth

30-39

F

49:18

15:51

59

Cyndy Starr

50-59

F

50:50

16:21

60

Anita (Nani) Kyota

40-49

F

51:52

16:41

61

Kamalu Valdez

≤19

F

52:16

16:49

62

Brenda Ioane

50-59

F

54:44

17:36

September 12, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kamehameha Invitational Cross Country the “Premier” girls race in State

Girls start at Kamehameha Invitational

.KEAAU – Some of the best girls cross country runners in the state and in the nation laced up their shoes and participated in the three mile Kamehameha Invitational meet this past Saturday.

Anna Maxwell, ranked 18th in the nation by Mile Split, ran away with the race in a blistering time of 17 minutes and 54 seconds.

Maxwell, a sophomore from San Lorenzo High School in California, was challenged by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association defending state champion, Dakota Grossman from Seabury Hall on Maui.

“This is a great course as I’m used to lots of hills,” Maxwell said.  “I don’t usually get to run on grass, so this was special for me as the course made the race fun.”

Grossman, also a sophomore, clocked in at 18:40 and had high praise for the level of competition at the invitational.

“This is a tough course with great competition,” Grossman said.  “I ran a personal best for this course and one of my goals coming in was to get under 19 minutes.”

Garson-Shumway

Mainland schools dominated the race and the Big Island Interscholastic Federation first girl to cross the finish line was Hilo’s Carmen Garson Shumway, tenth overall, and another sophomore.

“I was really surprised that I was the first girl from the BIIF,” Garson Shumway said.  “I went out faster than normal because of the competition, but still ran my own race.”

Garson Shumway had high praise for the newly designed course.

“This has always been my favorite course and now with the added hills it’s even better,” she said.  “I like the up and down that the hills provide and I’m very happy with my overall results.”

Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Mariah Haight was the second harrier for the BIIF, finishing 13th overall.

Mariah Haight 

“Those California girls are really good and I just tried to keep my own pace and run my own race,” Haight said.  “I think I could have done better as Coach told us to run the first mile hard and finish the last half mile all out.”

In the boy’s varsity race it was the California schools grabbing the top five overall finishes with the BIIF top runners Kamehameha’s Shawn Correa Doll, St. Joseph’s Andrew Langtry, and Waiakea’s Jackson Halford finishing sixth through eighth respectively.

Correa Doll was a big surprise as the Warrior senior was in ninth after the first mile and needed to catch Langtry and Halford to move up in the standings.

“I had the advantage in running this course as this is where we practice each day,” Correa Doll said.  “I tried to conserve on my first mile by running it in 5:08 as I knew the race would come down to the final two miles.”

Correa Doll ran a smart race and it paid dividends in the end as he finished number one amongst BIIF runners, something that has never happened during his cross country career.

“I was hoping to come in first for BIIF runners today,” he said.  “I knew Jackson (Halford) went out too fast and I tried telling him during the race to slow up and relax.”

Halford’s quick start was a test, of sorts, and a lesson learned.

“I went out too fast, trying to keep up with the California guys,” Halford said.  “It cost me, as I really don’t like this course at all as they made it even harder.”

Even though Halford was passed near the end by both Correa Doll and Langtry, he remained optimistic about the overall race.

“I’m glad I got to practice on here as this is where the BIIF championships will be held,” Halford said.  “I’m really pleased that the California guys came as their presence helped push me to a higher level.”

San Lorenzo’s Nick Hicks won the boys varsity competition with a time 16 minutes 16 seconds.

San Lorenzo Valley swept the boys and girls team titles with Waiakea taking second for the boy’s varsity and Whittier Christian second for the girl’s varsity with HPA taking third for the ladies.

HPA coach Michael Franklin was also pleased with the level of competition as it proved to be a good test for his girls. 

“The Kamehameha Invitational has to be the premier girls Invitational in the State of Hawaii,” Franklin said.  “I’m thankful that the California girls were here as this makes us a lot better.  It was also fun to see our Big Island kids do well.”

Prior to the varsity races were the open races which saw the boys from Waiakea win the team title to a jubilant Warrior Coach Jordan Rosado.

“I think the hard work that our boys are putting in during practice is paying off,” Rosado said.  “I’m glad they won the team title as they deserve it.”

The BIIF cross country season takes a bye next Saturday before resuming action with an all schools meet at Waiakea on September 24 with the boys starting at 10 am followed by the girl’s race.

September 12, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Olympic Gold Medalist, Matt Biondi, enjoying quiet life in Waimea

Matt Biondi

How does one go about making the transition from World Record Holder to classroom teacher in a tiny school out in Waimea?

That is just what Matt Biondi has done, living a quiet life for the past 11 years while teaching and coaching at Parker School.

Biondi has achieved twelve world swimming records, 11 Olympic medals, including 8 gold and was a four time All-American in both swimming and water polo.

Matt Biondi, a super hero both in and out of the pool as he continues to do remarkable things by expanding young minds in the classroom.

Biondi first competed at the age of five and even then you could tell he was destined for big things as in the final race of the season he set the age group record by swimming the freestyle event in 16.2 seconds.

But most of Biondi’s success, as he will tell you, has been built on his failure.

“We should all experience what it’s like to be embarrassed and to fail,” Biondi said.  “It is just the normal process that we go through in order to succeed.”

Biondi set many national and collegiate records throughout his youth and while attending the University of California at Berkeley played on the NCAA water polo championship team as a freshman in 1983.

In 1984 he won his first Olympic gold medal in Los Angeles and in the ’88 Olympics added five gold, one silver and a bronze medal during the Seoul, Korea games.

But Biondi wasn’t done, in ’92 he returned to Barcelona and helped the U.S. relay team in winning two gold medals and added an individual silver medal in the 50 meter freestyle event.

“In my first race during the ’88 Olympics, the 200 free, I swam my second fastest time ever and finished third, Biondi said.  “I felt really good and I knew I did well.”

Biondi married a local girl, Kirsten, who is originally from Manoa on Oahu and the family decided to make Hawaii their home.

“We moved to Waimea eleven years ago and we’re really happy here,” Biondi said.

Back during his highly competitive swimming days Biondi was logging 6 miles per day in the pool and I wanted to know what this 6 foot 2 inch man was doing to stay in shape after a world breaking career in sports competition?

“During my competitive high school years I weighed in at 137 pounds and my teammates would call me ‘stickman’ due to my slender build and size 14 shoes,” he said.

By college, through a weight lifting program and hard work, Biondi bulked up and by the 1988 Olympics weighed in at 210 pounds.

“I currently weigh 215,” Biondi said.  “The muscle is mostly gone, but the bulk is still here.”

To stay in shape Biondi swims three times per week with the Academy Masters Swim Team at the Hawaii Prep pool.

“I will swim one mile and use a typical water kick, or the butterfly and other strokes,” he said.

For cross training Biondi will rely on home chores to keep him in shape.

“I’ll mow the grass and do other things, like stretching along with abdomen curls followed by pushups and sit ups,” he said.

As for diet Biondi claims he is on the ‘See Food’ diet. 

“If I see it, I’ll eat it,” Biondi said with a chuckle.  “But seriously we eat healthy as a family with whole foods and try to stay away from processed foods.”

One of the many things the Biondi family enjoys is fruit smoothies with Chia seeds thrown in.

“We’ll have a variety of fruits mixed in with Mila Chia seeds,” Biondi said.  “I’ve seen and heard really good results by using these supplemental seeds and our entire family enjoys drinking them.”

Biondi has three children, Nate (12), Luke (9) and Makena (4) with the two oldest attending Parker School.

“When I ended my competitive career my wife and I were looking for a small town in Hawaii to live in and Waimea is the perfect place for me,” he said.  “I live just 5 minutes from work and everything is close by.”

Biondi is the math teacher at Parker School where he teaches grades from 5th through 12th.

“This year they made me the Math Department Chair which is new to me, but I’m enjoying it,” he said.

Along with his full time job as a math teacher Biondi has also been called upon to coach, what else, but swimming at Parker.

“Unfortunately there wasn’t enough interest at Parker, partly because we don’t have a pool and all our practices were held at the Honokaa pool, so the athletic department cut the sport,” he said.

HPA then recruited the highly talented athlete to coach water polo and Biondi has been helping Ka Makani athletes for the past several years.

The soon to be 46 year old, Biondi is living the life he had hoped for after athletics and living in a town that fits into his everyday lifestyle.

“I feel most alive when teaching because working with kids provides me a very fulfilling life,” Biondi said.  “My brother was an educator and at the time I live veraciously through him.”

And someday should you happen to see a happily retired teacher jogging the streets of Hawaiian Paradise Park remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from Running with the Big Dog.”

 

 

 

 

September 12, 2011 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment