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Paralympic Athlete transforms into top Professional cyclist – Monique van der Vorst

van der Vost

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Monique van der Vorst has completed a remarkable transformation — from Paralympic athlete to road racing cyclist with a top professional team.

The 27-year-old Dutch athlete has been signed by the Rabobank women’s team, meaning the former wheelchair and handcycle racer will now line up against elite able-bodied riders.

“My development has been very quick. I never could have imagined one year ago I would be here,” Van der Vorst told The Associated Press. “All the training I did in the last 10 years gives me a good base.”

Van der Vorst lost the use of her legs as a young teenager following ankle surgery. Her drive and determination quickly saw her winning handcycle races and earned her two silver medals in the handcycling road race and time trial at the Beijing Paralympics.

Last year, after a crash in training, she began getting the feeling back in her legs and eventually managed to walk again.

A coach loaned her a bike as Van der Vorst continued her rehabilitation and now she is joining the likes of Marianne Vos — silver medallist in the road race at the world championships in September — in the Rabo team.

“Cycling with arms or legs, tactics, corners are almost the same,” Van der Vorst said.

Van der Vorst said her initial goal is just to keep pace with the peleton in women’s racing, but she has also set her sights on competing in the road race at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“That is my ultimate goal,” Van der Vorst told The Associated Press.

Rabobank team manager Jeroen Blijlevens said Van der Vorst still has much to learn, but believes her presence in the team will motivate the other riders.

“She has the right mentality, willpower. She has proved that in her career in adapted sports,” Blijlevens said. “She wants to race and we are going to support her in that.”

 

November 30, 2011 Posted by | Cyclist | , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Swimming and Diving Schedule for 2011 and 2012

Date Day Event   Time
7-Nov Monday HHSAA Start Date    
14-Nov Monday Pre Season meeting (site – tba)    
14-Feb Tuesday Post Season meeting (site – tba)    
         
2-Dec Friday BIIF League Meet   3:00pm / 4:00pm
    Hilo HS – Kawachika Pool    
         
10-Dec Saturday BIIF League Meet   9:00am / 10:0am
    Hawaii Prep – Dowsett Pool    
         
Dec. 16 – 19th   USA / Hawaii State Meet KONA tba
         
Jan. 6 – 7th Fri / Sat Kalani Invitational Meet OAHU tba
         
7-Jan Saturday BIIF League Meet   9:00am / 10:0am
    Kailua Community Aquatic Center    
         
14-Jan Saturday Hawaii Prep Invitational   9:00am / 10:00am
    Hawaii Prep – Dowsett Pool    
         
14-Jan Saturday BIIF League Meet   1:00pm / 2:00pm
    Hawaii Prep – Dowsett Pool    
         
21-Jan Saturday BIIF League Meet   9:00am / 10:0am
    Kamehameha HS – Nae’ole Pool    
         
24-Jan Tuesday BIIF Champ. Entries due to BIIF   8:00pm
         
26-Jan Thursday BIIF DIVING Championship   tbd
    site – tbd    
         
27-Jan Friday BIIF SWIM Championship – TRIALS   2:30pm / 3:30pm
    Kailua Community Aquatic Center    
         
28-Jan Saturday BIIF SWIM Championship – FINALS   12:00pm / 1:00pm
    Kailua Community Aquatic Center    
         
         
Feb. 10 – 11th Fri / Sat HHSAA Championship   tbd
    MAUI    
         
         

November 29, 2011 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HPA’s Sarah Hayslip gaining clarity and mood transformation through exercise

Sarah Hayslip

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I took the opportunity to do a couple of early morning runs around Hilo Bay, watching the magnificent sunrise over the ocean with Mauna Kea in the background.

You don’t need to be a runner or walker to enjoy the beauty of nature, but physical exercise seems to bring with it a mood transformation that can help with how we perceive things.

“I love the clarity exercise can bring, and the way it can transform a mood. A good run can help me process things in a totally unique way,” Sarah Hayslip said.  “A good run helps remind me of the freedom and strength I’ve been blessed with.”

Hayslip comes from an active, competitive family with their roots in Virginia.

“My mom was running marathons when we were little kids and my dad was a high school baseball coach,” Hayslip said.  “I spent a lot of time around athletics and my little sister is the most impressive, as she was a nationally competitive field hockey player and now coaches as Bucknell University.”

Hayslip never got that burning competitive spirit and in high school ran track and did a little distance running on her own.

“I was never a particularly competitive kid,” she said.  “I fell in love with running longer distances late in college and my understanding of and belief in the power of high school sports has evolved since.”

Today Hayslip works as an English teacher at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s upper school and is an assistant girls’ cross country coach.

A few weeks ago the HPA girls cross country team won the Hawaii High School Athletic Association state championships and Hayslip gives a lot of the credit to head Coach Michael Franklin.

“I’ve evolved in my appreciation for high school sports since working with Mike,” Hayslip said.  “I’ve learned a lot from him, and I love the way he can bring completion into a holistic view of a person’s development.  I’ve come to see competitive high schools sports as a really valuable part of the way kids build an understanding of themselves.”

Since coming to the Big Island, seven years ago, Hayslip met her husband Jordan who is a HPA studio art teach and the head coach of the varsity football and baseball teams.

“I met Jordan in my first year at HPA,” she said.  “He’s a dynamic, hilarious, totally inspirational person and we married in December 2008.”

Since living on the North end of the Big Island Hayslip would do long, slow runs up Mana road putting in large amounts of mileage.

“Every week for the first five years or so that I lived on the island I would disappear out Mana road for hours,” she said.

“I loved the silence and stillness and the empty pastures and the wind off the mountain, the calm of the cattle and the view of Waimea from far off.”

Those hours alone on those long tranquil runs have slowly eroded as Hayslip has added a new member to the family.

This past July the newest member of the Hayslip family arrived, a son named Jeremiah.

“I had a great pregnancy,” Hayslip said.  “I took my standard run up Kalopa, a six mile out and back up the Mountain road, pretty much every day until literally two days before I went into labor.”

Hayslip described the delivery as being difficult and an emergency c-section performed which prevented her from intense physical exercise for eight weeks.

“This was extremely frustrating, particularly during the beginning of cross country season,” Hayslip said.  “It was great to have the team, though, as I eased back into jogging, then running.”

Hayslip has managed to ease back into her normal routines and now participates fully in workouts and strength exercises.

“I’m still marveling at the way childbirth changes a person physically,” she said.  “I feel like I’m stronger in a lot of ways and I’m more appreciative of the little opportunities I get to go out and run.”

Hayslip, who stays away from eating red meat, has had to modify her diet slightly since giving birth.

“I haven’t been able to eat cheese or milk lately because Jeremiah seems to be lactose intolerant,” she said.  “I try to eat local, which isn’t hard because we usually have a little garden going and Honokaa town has an awesome little farm stand that sells all kinds of fruits and vegetables seven days a week.”

Since giving birth Hayslip has had to modify her exercise schedule to meet the needs of her growing family, but she still recognizes the importance of regular physical exercise and makes time to squeeze it in whenever possible.

“Since I had my son my schedule has changed completely,” she said.  “I try to slip away for an hour when I can, maybe four or five days a week, and get a run in, throwing in some faster segments to keep it interesting.”

Hayslip will also lift weight with the cross country girls a few times a week during her long lunch breaks and she will get a few minutes of yoga in during most morning and evenings.

Sarah Hayslip is a good example of a person who finds the time to make time for herself without cutting back on her enormous responsibilities as teacher, coach and mother.

We can all learn from her commitment to the value of regular physical exercise.

And someday should you happen to see a dedicated jogger come around scenic Hilo Bay remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

Email the Big Dog at waiakeabigdog@aol.com

November 28, 2011 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ultraman 6.2 mile swim and 90 mile bike Results from Kailua-Kona

6.2-mile swim from Kailua Bay to Keauhou Bay and a 90-mile (145-kilometer) bike ride from Keauhou to Namakani Paio camp ground at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park held Friday; a 71.4-mile (276-kilometer) bike ride from Volcanoes National Park to Hawi will take place Saturday, and a 52.4-mile run from Hawi to Kailua-Kona’s Old Kona Airport Park follows today.    

Name Swim Bike Total

Jonas Colting 2:20:23 4:55:27 7:15:50  Michael Coughlin 2:56:39 4:50:19 7:46:58

Alexandre Ribeiro 2:47:29 5:06:24 7:53:53  Rich Roll 2:18:54 5:37:01 7:55:55

Nino Cokan 2:47:15 5:11:21 7:58:36  Jeremy Howard 2:31:45 5:46:36 8:18:21

Amber Monforte 2:54:58 5:25:33 8:20:31  Sergio Meniconi 2:38:42 5:56:30 8:35:12

Scott Gower 2:39:32 5:56:46 8:36:18  Gary Wang 3:17:41 5:20:09 8:37:50

Milton Sousa 3:02:54 5:48:54 8:51:48  Kelly Duhig 2:50:43 6:10:40 9:01:23

Miro Kregar 3:17:48 5:47:58 9:05:46  Martin Raymond 2:35:47 6:38:18 9:14:05

Christopher Draper 3:33:19 5:47:21 9:20:40  Dan Squiller 3:26:04 5:58:32 9:24:36

Alice Robb 3:15:39 6:16:47 9:32:26  Vanuza Maciel 3:25:29 6:18:36 9:44:05

Riccardo Alessi 3:38:55 6:20:22 9:59:17  Cory Foulk 3:57:02 6:02:15 9:59:17

Consuela Lively 3:37:31 6:31:46 10:09:17  Adam Peruta 3:43:21 6:27:45 10:11:06

Roland Patzina 3:20:42 7:06:08 10:26:50  Rusty Carter 3:33:14 7:13:52 10:47:06

Kathy Laska 4:04:41 6:44:45 10:49:26  Drake Tollenaar 4:36:22 6:13:11 10:49:33

Laurie Beers 3:52:22 6:57:36 10:49:58  Kimmie Rouse 4:20:53 6:33:05 10:53:58

Susan Smith-Nixon 3:58:07 7:08:05 11:06:12  Juan Craveri 3:47:02 7:25:25 11:12:27

Suzy Degazon 4:12:47 7:10:46 11:23:33  David Wilson 4:13:17 7:16:26 11:29:43

Bertrand Dor 3:19:21 8:13:29 11:32:50  Andres Traslosheros 4:19:06 7:29:57 11:49:03  

Mike Rouse 4:30:12 7:24:03 11:54:15  Giorgio Alessi 4:35:35 7:24:08 11:59:43

Duncan Cairns 4:30:00 0:00:00 DNF   Amy Palmiero-Winters 5:03:46 0:00:00 DNF

November 27, 2011 Posted by | triathlon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wobble and Gobble 1-mile, 5K, 10K results from Kailua-Kona

Wobble and Gobble results  7th Annual Wobble Gobble Run/Walk presented by Big Island Running Company   24-Nov-11

6.4 Mile Run  Records  Men Jesse Thomas 36:05 (2009)  Women Erica Braswell 40:58 (2009)

1 Jon Jokiel 42:18  2 Allin Franco 45:21

3 Dan Gampon 45:51  4 Brad Parker 46:32  5 John Hagerty 47:01

6 Daniel Hodel 47:49  7 Maggie Newman (dog) 48:24  8 Robin Arellano 49:47

9 Zach Wigzell 50:23  10 Chico Orestes 50:48  11 Luke Roberts 53:11

12 Mark Curry 53:24  13 Zoe Sims 54:24  14 Neil Sims 54:25

15 Bailey Byrne 54:57  16 Dar Kmeat 55:04  17 Christian Hamilton 56:02

18 Raul Ramirez 56:10  19 Dick Campbell 56:26  20 Megan Livingston 56:55

21 Randy Wrighthouse 57:35  22 Jeff Curran 58:18  23 Greg Pinn 58:18

24 Lawrence Barrett 59:26  25 Chuck Wigzell 59:31  26 Brian Shiroma 1:00:53

27 Silvia Duncan 1:01:10  28 Sam Newman 1:01:13  29 Steve Gould 1:01:15

30 Steve Sheffield 1:01:54  31 Jodi Pinn 1:02:43  32 Abby Holden 1:04:11

33 Ryan Sass 1:07:50  34 Matt Sutherland 1:09:44  35 Allyson Prater 1:10:55

36 Koa Texeira 1:11:48  37 Helen Frederickson 1:12:32  38 Rammell Transfiguracion 1:12:41

39 Aidan Soderstrom 1:12:47  40 Joe Loschiavo 1:13:18  41 Lava People One 1:14:15

42 Irene Transfiguracion 1:14:40  43 Nicky Leong 1:15:30  44 Lily Tabbada 1:16:47

45 Jack Averill 1:18:19  46 Kyla Rowe 1:19:58  47 Rachel Rowe 1:19:58

48 Chaice Soderstrom 1:21:16  49 Russell Transfiguracion 1:21:21  50 Brad Transfiguracion 1:21:22

51 Daniel Texeira 1:25:24  52 Jeff Glass 1:26:01  53 Keala Texeira 1:27:38

54 Sanya Texeira 1:27:39  55 Heidi Simanjuntak 1:29:20  56 Krista Montgomery 1:29:21

57 Renate Weinhold 1:32:45  58 Gilagan 1:33:15  59 James Texeira 1:34:52

60 Joyce Transfiguracion 1:39:05  61 Clarissa Stevenson 1:43:09  62 Terry Stevenson 1:43:10

63 Claudia Edwards 1:43:27  64 Dick Wolf 1:43:28  65 Jennifer Wohlmuth 1:57:51

3.5 Mile Run  Records  Men Peter Oien 20:12 (2006)  Women Brooke Myers 25:50 (2007)

1 Cody Thompson 21:06  2 Blake Hill 23:54  3 Christopher Smith 24:39

4 Darrin Fossum 25:57  5 Brian Graff 26:09  6 Mark Daniel 27:16

7 Belinda Herd (1st Female) 27:27  8 Eddie Herd 27:30  9 Paul Weinfurter 27:45

10 Adrian Jones 28:01  11 Chanda Zavodny 28:04  13 Koren Kobayashi 28:49

14 Neil Johnson 29:04  15 Nathan Maracle 29:48  16 Seth Beach 30:10

17 Keith Adkin 30:23  18 Enjolique Hughes (bike) 30:53  19 Jenna Howery (bike) 31:05

20 Duke Becker 31:34  21 Danny Becker 31:38  22 Jeannette Vidgen 31:46

23 Rani Tanimoto 32:01  24 Tim Wiley 32:05  25 Karen Hale 32:10

26 Dylan and Peter Hale 32:11  27 Jenny Payne 32:28  28 Charlie Towse 32:38

30 Anna Johnson 32:54  32 Jason Zuker 33:23  33 Cody Adams 33:37

34 Shelby (dog) 33:49  35 Paul Weinfurter 33:51  36 Sidney Vermeulen 34:05

37 Elizabeth Roman 34:13  38 James Beach and Meli (dog) 34:16  40 Jonathan Kutsunai 34:38

41 Nolan Chock 34:49  42 Skye Ombac 34:53  43 Edward Ombac 34:53

44 Kainoa Doctor 34:55  45 Cindy Wild 34:57  46 Raka Barrett 34:59

47 Danny Keahey 35:10  48 Lori Oka 35:18  51 Lauren Mabuni 35:30

52 Robert Newman 35:31  53 Lauren’s Dad 35:41  54 Kei Takeda 35:55

55 Soren Petersen and William 36:00  56 Winter Dee Malaqui 36:08  57 Shelley Doctor 36:10

58 Mindy Fosum 36:43  59 Nori Becker 37:02  60 Jen McCord 37:06

61 Jaylynn Travis 37:07  63 Beverly Wigzell 37:21  64 Brandi Burgo 37:28

65 Lynn Howery 37:33  66 Charlie Young 37:38  67 Gwen Edwards 37:52

68 Keawe Strance 37:57  69 Zachary Vermeulen 37:59  70 Christina Large 38:42

71 Alyssa Jeremiah 39:02  72 Susan Brown 39:02  73 Lois Geddes 39:05

74 Patty Henderson and Tasha (dog) 39:06  75 Karen Wrighthouse 39:08  77 Becky Prater 39:26

78 Sharon Dual 39:29  79 Barb Young 39:39  80 Mark Bonke 40:01

81 Andrew Dunn 40:07  82 John Briggs 40:14  83 Drew Basque 40:28

84 Bodhi Olson 40:34  85 Rick Vidgen 40:47  86 Paloma Vidgen 40:48

87 Connie Baer 41:28  88 Sam Baer 41:29  89 Jessica Picasso 41:39

90 Elizabeth Motley 41:39  91 Papa Pea 41:54  92 Casey Tanimoto 42:07

93 Mike Panza 42:31  95 Maggie Leite 43:39  96 Emma McGrath 43:45

97 Matt McGrath 43:51  98 Maggie Foley 43:58  99 Gary Kiernan 44:04

100 Brian Soares 45:05  101 Lisa Osmanian 46:05  102 Jessica Soderstrom 46:13

103 Abbie Jeremiah 46:23  104 Nick Kittleman 47:24  105 Erin Kittleman 47:27

106 Mary Park 47:37  108 Jake Basque 47:58  109 Betsy 47:59

110 Natalia Mastarscusa 48:15  113 Kunzang Yuthok 49:24  114 Kelsie Wehren 49:39

115 Dominique Leite 49:41  116 Laura Kniffin 49:42  118 Andrea Cobb 49:50

119 Jason Heady 49:50  120 Simone White 49:56  121 Stacey Soares 51:42

122 Shelly Texeira 52:09  123 Linda Kiernan 52:13  124 Nicole Petersen 52:23

125 Diane Averill 52:50  126 Bill Hall 52:51  127 Jim Slipp 52:52

128 Roseanne Osmanian 53:18  129 Luci Leonard 54:30  130 Jeannie Kutsunai 55:32

131 Zac Panza 59:11  132 Eileen Panza 59:13  133 Quentin Ikeno 1:01:54

134 Scotty Hull 1:02:22  135 Val Sandall 1:02:24  136 Doug Sandall 1:02:25

137 Susie Glass 1:02:30  138 Rosemarie O’Connor 1:02:31  139 Cynthia Sheffield 1:02:35

144 Chelsea Kay-Wong 1:15:34  145 Lucas Kay-Wong 1:15:35

150 Alexander Kay-Wong 1:16:35  155 Clara Kelly 1:17:01  156 Ishael Hills 1:17:02

1 Mile Run

Records  Men Toby Olney 5:39 (2011)  Women Janet Higa-Miller 7:05 (2005)

Keiki Boy Silas Wiley 7:23 (2011)  Keiki Girl Madison Hauanio 7:42 (2007)  

1 Toby Olney 05:39.8 New Course Record

2 Jon Kunitake 07:03.8  3 Silas Wiley 07:23.4 New Keiki Course Record  4 Timmy Catanzaro 07:55.6

5 Kysaiah Self 08:02.9  6 Jackie Payne (1st Female) 08:16.3  7 Michael Catanzaro 08:21.0

8 Joe Catanzaro 08:22.4  9 Naomi Heuer 08:23.6  10 Julia Smith 08:25.4

11 Jack Jeremiah 08:59.4  12 Tayvhe-Lei Kaupu-Galon 09:05.5  13 Justyn Toyama 09:23.5

14 Nicholas White 09:25.6  15 Michelle Heuer 09:45.6  16 Alauna Thompson 09:53.9

17 Amber thompson 09:54.3  18 Kumi Smith 10:01.1  19 Samuel Smith 10:02.9

20 Hadley Beach 10:09.8  21 Kaye Levine 10:25.3  22 Nolan Pries 10:27.3

23 Makena Becker 10:29.1  24 Heather Pries 10:30.1  25 Dena Beach 10:41.5

26 Honey Kaupu 10:51.1  27 Katie Payne 10:56.8  28 Max Olney 11:13.8

29 Sienna Levine 11:27.8  30 Shiloh Pintor 11:30.2  31 Nophia Pintor 11:57.8

32 Paulina Castillo 12:11.6  33 Dominique Castillo 12:13.1  34 Kea Pintor 12:51.5

35 Malia Galon 12:55.9  36 Alaia Leighland 13:24.6  37 Evan Curry 13:56.3

38 Shauna Johnson 14:55.6  39 Joshua Johnson 14:55.9  40 Lava People Two 15:09.2

41 Jillian Withrow 15:16.0  42 Jen Withrow 15:16.4  43 Kamaehu Gaspar 16:22.1

44 Ron Peppler 16:25.1  45 Tomi Pepplar 16:55.9  46 Rose Lorica-Ombac 17:13.1

47 Adelene Jones 17:23.5  48 Reece Thompson 17:24.1  49 Ted Jones 17:25.3

50 Kimmy Parker 17:42.4  51 Cris Scoufos 17:42.8  52 Demetria Scoufos 17:43.3

53 Rosalisha Barrett 17:57.3  54 Michael Graff 18:03.5  55 Kenichi Furuto 18:27.4

56 Ryan Mears 18:27.9  57 Rich Mears 18:28.4  58 Lynne Nicola 18:29.2

59 Joel Furuto 18:30.2  60 Mika Furuto 18:32.3  61 Janice Furuto 18:33.3

62 Jenna Catanzaro 19:04.5  63 Beth Catanzaro 19:30.2  64 Kai Johnson 22:30.9

65 Anna Catanzaro 22:46.6  66 Derek Berges 33:59.9  67 Nick Mastarscusa 47:29.9

 

November 27, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment