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Justin Gillette wins his fifth Kona Marathon

Justin Gillette won his  fifth Kona Marathon in a time of 2 hours 37 minutes.  The Indiana native is also the owner of the Big Island Marathon course record.  Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/gillette-wins-hilo-and-kona-marathons-with-a-2-second-difference/


June 24, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , | Leave a comment

Shane Brostek named Gatorade Hawaii Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Shane Brostek shot throw

Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Shane Brostek was named the 2011-2012 Gatorade Hawaii Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Brostek recently graduated from HPA and becomes the first Ka Makani to receive the prestigious award.

The award recognizes athletic excellence and also high standards of academic achievement.

Brostek exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track made him a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year award.

Brostek is a two time state champion in the shot put, stands 6’ 3” and weighs 283 pounds won the shot with a distance of 55-7.25 and he also placed fourth in the discus throw with a toss of 159-9.

Brostek is a scholar athlete at HPA where he maintained a 3.71 grade point average.

In his spare time Brostek coached youth football and was a track instructor.

Brostek signed a letter of intent to compete on a football scholarship at the University of Washington this fall where he will be a legacy athlete.

June 24, 2012 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , | Leave a comment