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Prep Stars Hunter and Langtry win Veterans Day 5K

Langrty, Gandy,Hanson,Hunter, Big Dog

On an overcast typical Hilo morning with a light drizzle more than 150 participants showed up Sunday to take part in the Veterans Day 5K run/walk around scenic Hilo Bayfront.

The annual event got under way with a tribute of the blowing of taps by Paul Arceo, the leader of the Hawaii County Band on trumpet. It provided a somber reminder to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our country. In attendance there were active military, veterans and none military.

There was such a variety of runners and walkers all coming out in support of our military. There were people ranging in age from 5 years old to 90 years young.

Later there would be a reading of Mayor Billy Kenoi’s, proclamation by Jerry Chang thanking those men and women who made sacrifices.  He thanked those who came out to organize the run/walk and continue to honor those who risk their lives in defense of this great country.

In the 5K, the overall winner was a pair of high school runners in Steven Hunter of Hilo and Andrew Langtry of St. Joseph coming in first and second.

Hunter won the race in a time of 17 minutes 33 seconds with Langtry trailed 25 seconds behind.

“I came out today to honor the vets and the service they gave to this country,” Hunter said.  “My dad spent 22 years in the Navy.”

Langtry echoed the same sentiments saying, “I raced today in support of our veterans and to support Big Dog and what he has done for the running community.”

Third was Gabriel DeRego 20:20; and fourth Dyson Sato, 20:22.

First for the women was Pam Gandy, fifth overall, who had just moved back to the Big Island 5 weeks ago from Florida.

  “This was a great way to show my support for the Vets and what they have done for their country,” Gandy said.  “The course along Bay Front was beautiful and I absolutely love the scenery. The weather totally cooperated and was perfect for a run.”

The second overall woman was Heather Rosario, sixth overall, nearly 50 seconds behind Gandy.

Paul Hanson, 76 years old, finished in 41:04, and had spent 21 years in the Air Force. 

Hanson was on his way to Kilauea Military Camp where he would participate in another Veterans Day event in full uniform.

Thanks to volunteers like Faith Nance, who made Gray Ribbons for the participants who represent Brain Cancer as the Pink Ribbons have become known for Breast Cancer.

“I want to make Grey Ribbons as well known as the Pink Ribbons and bring public awareness for survivors and their families of brain cancer, “Nance said.

Also thanks to Keith Aoki of Anheuser-Busch for making the Veterans Day banners and for supplying Vidration Sports Drinks to the finishers.

Thanks to KTA Super Stores for providing a sheet cake in honor of our Veterans

Jerry Chang came forward to provide the refreshments for the third year in a row and this time he was help by Clift Tsuji and Dennis Onishi.

It takes all kinds of volunteers to put on a race and the organizers are greatly appreciative of the many people that have stepped forward to honor our military.

Waiakea High School Key Club provided man power, like they do every year, under the leadership of Kari Sato, to help make this event a success.

Paul Okubo provided the expert timing for this event, like he has done for all Big Dog events over the years.

I am so blessed to have so many friends and sponsors for these events because I wouldn’t be able to host them without the communities outpouring of generosity.

Thanks to a very supportive wife, Randee, who encourages me to hold events like the Veterans Day 5K, waking up early and providing total encouragement and support along the way.  And for this event my daughter Jaclynnn was also on hand with her photo taking skills.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to make the Veterans Day run/walk a huge success.

And someday should you happen to see an Army Veteran with a lot to be grateful for remember to say ‘woof’ and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

 

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November 12, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hilo’s Hunter has a Heart of a Lion

Hunter

For Hilo’s Stephen Hunter it wasn’t a very pretty win during the Big Island Interscholastic Federation all school cross country 3 mile meet hosted by Waiakea.

Hunter a junior Viking won his first ever BIIF harrier race but needed to pause just prior to the finish line to let go of his breakfast.

The regurgitation around 30 yards from the finish nearly allowed home crowd favorite Ian McQuate to close the gap with Hunter crossing the finish in 17:40.43 to McQuate 17:48.95.

“I was just trying to beat Andrew (Langtry from St. Joseph),” Hunter said.  “We try to push each other during practice and I don’t normally beat him in a race.”

During the race Hunter formed a small pack with four other runners besides Langtry, there were Parker’s Paul Gregg and Waiakea’s McQuate.

“I was running scared it helped me run better,” Hunter said.  “It was a little harder to breath when I lost my breakfast on the course.”

The pause allowed McQuate to make up valuable time which almost led to having a new boy’s winner in the almost completed BIIF cross country season.

“I was more motivated today, this being my home course,” McQuate said.  “Towards the end I was definitely thinking I could win this”

Still for McQuate it was his highest finish in a regular season cross country meet.  “I started my

kick too late and my push didn’t have enough at the end.”

Gregg

Parker’s Paul Gregg, who remains one of the most consistent runners in the BIIF finishing in the top 4, came up a little short again at Waiakea.

The senior begin his race content to follow the leaders on the rolling hills of the course and started off in a small pack.

“It was hot this morning and today I wasn’t looking to make this my best race of the season,” Gregg said.   “I accomplished one of my goals in beating Langtry (4th overall).

“I’m happy where I’m at right now and the only race I really want to win is the BIIF championships on HPA’s course,” Gregg said.

In the boys team standings 13 points separated first though fourth place with Kamehameha-Hawaii 78, Honokaa 80, Hilo 82 and Hawaii Preparatory Academy 91.

In the girls 3 mile race it was HPA’s Kristiana Van Pernis (20:20) claiming her first BIIF title this season

“The game plan was to run and run fast while having fun doing it,” Van Pernis.

Van Pernis a Ka Makani junior took the lead for good on the downhill portion of the course, around the 2.5 mile mark and just pulled away from her competitors.

“Nobody challenged as I had Hilo’s Megan and Kealakehe (Kari Van Mols) staying with me up to that point,” she said. 

For HPA coach Michael Franklin missing one of his better runners didn’t even faze him.

“Zoe (Sims) is out on an official visit to Princeton,” he said.  “I just try to teach our girls to always run happy and to have confidence and humility.  I’m more proud of being a teacher and dorm parent.”

Second in the race was another Ka Makani in Mariah Haight, another junior.

“It was really fun and I felt good,” Haight said.  “I like the Waiakea course, it is really flat compared to ours and all our times are a lot faster.”

For Haight following her coach’s direction becomes second nature.

“He just told us to keep up with the Hilo girls, Mehana and Carmen,” she said.  “He wanted us to go fast and have fun.  I love this course but not as much as HPA’s where we have lots of group support and we know it well.”

For Hilo’s Mehana Sabado-Halperin who won her first BIIF last week came in  second place this week.

“It was really hot out there which made for slow times,” Sabado-Halperin said.  “I am still happy with the outcome because I tried my hardest and that is all I can do.”

Sabado-Halperin was in a battle with Van Pernis and helped each other with the course markings.

“Kristiana and I were talking and not sure where to go as we followed the cones along the course,” Sabado-Halperin said.

The Viking is quick to point out that although Van Pernis and she are competitors they are bonded together.

“We relate together through our common bond and love for running,” the Viking said.  “I told her (Van Pernis) that you got this when we had less than a mile to go.”

In the girls team standings it was HPA winning with 29 points followed by Hilo with 54 and Kamehameha-Hawaii with 63.

“I’m really happy with our team’s outcome as we continue to come in second to HPA each week and we are trying our hardest,” Salbado-Halperin said.  “And we’re having fun doing it.”

The BIIF season continues with two races on Saturday with a BIIF all school meet at HPA starting a 10 am.

September 25, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , | 1 Comment

Kamehameha Invite cross country story

KEAAU – There was a new face and a familiar face crossing the finish line during a Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross country race this Saturday as Kamehameha played host on their sprawling campus.

Hilo’s Mehana Sabado-Halpern (19:58) won her first BIIF 3 mile race of her young harrier career and St. Joseph’s Andrew Langtry (17:19) won his second in as many weeks, winning at Hawaii Preparatory the previous week.

Sabado-Halpern, a sophomore, never ran cross country last season and discovered her distance talent as a result of being talked in to coming out for the sport by teammate Carmen Garson Shumway.

“We balance each other, Mehana is good at distance and I’m good at speed,” Garson Shumway said.

Garson Shumway finished the varsity race in second overall giving the Vikings a great 1-2 punch but not enough to overcome Ka Makani harriers for the team title.

“We pulled away from the pack of HPA and formed our own pack of two,” Garson Shumway said.  “Mehana and I are only looking at making ourselves better.”

The Hilo duo trailed mid way during the race to a five pack of HPA runners, led by defending BIIF champ Zoe Sims.

“I love running and it is really fun to run together and help a freshman team member,” Sims said.

HPA coach Michael Franklin echoed the same team strategy.  “I wanted our girls to hold the pack together.  I’m really happy with the result.  You don’t need to coach the top runners, you work to reach the 4th through 10th runner on the team,” Franklin said.

The defending state champions Lady Ka Makani harries took the team title with 28 points followed by the Vikings with 63 and the host Warriors with 97.

For Langtry it was his second league victory in as many weeks firmly establishing himself as the one to beat in the BIIF.

“I know I now have a target on my back,” Langtry said.  “I needed to prove something to myself and now I have lots of confidence and I hope to win the league title this season.”

Langtry started out in the middle of the pack and pulled ahead and took the lead for good near the half way mark in the course.

“I pretended someone was right behind me the entire time to be able to put pressure on myself,” Langtry said.

Langtry finished almost 20 seconds ahead of runner up, Parkers Paul Gregg

But seeing the Cardinals back is only making Gregg run faster.

On the HPA course Gregg went out fast and led the race until faltering in the second half to drop to sixth place.

On the Warrior course Gregg used a different strategy.

“I decided to pace off Langtry and the other leaders and I ended up have my best BIIF finish, second overall,” Gregg said.  “I need to do more muscle training and to be more mentally aware on the course before I become a contender for the BIIF title.”

The 8th Annual Kamehameha Hawaii Invitation Cross Country Meet was held on Saturday with 4 races (2 open races followed by 2 varsity races) with awards going to the top harriers in each race.

“We gave 10 keychain medals in each of the varsity races (both boys and girls races) and 5 keychain medals in each of the open races for a total of 30 medals,” Joel Truesdell, Warrior girls varsity coach said.

Koa plaques were given to the top 3 teams in each varsity race and 2 more koa plaques were given to the tops 2 teams in the open division.

In the girls open Hilo’s Bailey Honda won in a time of 24:30 and HPA won the girls team open title.   For the boys open it was Colton Hill from host Kamehameha in a time of 19:45 with Honokaa taking the boys open team title.

Over the years the Truesdell’s pay for the awards out of their own pocket with the commitment to raise the level of running in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation according to Coach Truesdell.

The only off island team to make the trip this year was Watsonville from Central California with 7 varsity boys and 7 varsity girls.

Watsonville won the boys team title with 46 points distancing Hilo with 76 and Kealakehe (97) five times league champion Honokaa was fourth (100) followed by host Kamehameha Hawaii (113).

Watsonville coach, Alex Siqueiras, was here for a second time and he is glad to return.

“Most of the kids on the team come from Mexico and we like coming so they can see diversity,”  the coach said.  “Just because they are brown doesn’t mean they have to speak Spanish.”

Truesdell has 4 mainland schools teams already committed and they will be running around 850 koa trees planted around the course for the kids to run through.

Also Anna Maxwell, one of the top runners in the country is expected to face off against Hawaii State Champion Dakota Grossman from Seabury, Maui for a second time, according to Truesdell.

Next week league harriers have a BYE and on Sept. 22 action continues with the boys and girls races at Waiakea starting at 10am.

September 10, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , , | Leave a comment

Complete Results from the Vulcan 5K

University of Hawaii at Hilo
Vulcan XC 5k Run
August 11, 2012
Naniloa Volcanoes Golf Course, Hilo, 8:00am

     

 

 

Pace

Plc

Name

Div

 

Time

(min/mi)

1

Billy Barnett

20-29

 

17:07

5:31

2

Chris Mosch

15-19

 

17:12

5:32

3

Chris Gregory

20-29

 

17:12

5:32

4

Ian McQuate

15-19

 

18:25

5:56

5

Ziggy Bartholomy

≤14

 

18:25

5:56

6

Andrew Langtry

15-19

 

18:29

5:57

7

Israel Sims

15-19

 

18:30

5:57

8

Stephen Hunter

15-19

 

18:56

6:05

9

Joe Barcia

40-49

 

18:59

6:07

10

Lyman Perry

40-49

 

19:03

6:08

11

Stefano Barbis

20-29

 

19:41

6:20

12

Maka’ala Cruz

15-19

 

20:13

6:31

13

Bill McMahon

50-59

 

20:20

6:32

14

Timon Skinner

15-19

 

20:35

6:37

15

Frank Grotenhuis

50-59

 

21:41

6:59

16

Maximillian Panoff

15-19

 

21:43

6:59

17

Tyler Honda

15-19

 

21:44

6:59

18

Carmen Garson-Shumway

15-19

F

21:47

7:01

19

Richard Kerr

15-19

 

21:47

7:01

20

Hyrum Kim

15-19

 

21:48

7:01

21

JinHarbour

15-19

 

21:48

7:01

22

Mehana Sabado-Halpern

15-19

F

21:52

7:02

23

Grant Kunihiro

15-19

 

22:15

7:10

24

Shaun Parker

≤14

 

22:28

7:14

25

Shalila De Bourmont

15-19

F

22:37

7:17

26

Donovan Macanas

15-19

 

22:53

7:22

27

Kai Garson-Shumway

≤14

 

22:54

7:22

28

Josh Breitbarth

≤14

 

23:08

7:27

29

Makena Wagner

≤14

F

23:10

7:28

30

Todd Shumway

40-49

 

23:11

7:28

31

Ryan Whitthens

≤14

 

23:23

7:32

32

Mikela Cabel

15-19

F

23:24

7:32

33

TeHani Jones

15-19

F

23:28

7:33

34

Nina Bean

15-19

F

23:36

7:36

35

Lory Hunter

40-49

F

23:48

7:40

36

Kahala Huddleston

≤14

F

23:51

7:41

37

Andrew M. Langtry

50-59

 

23:53

7:41

38

Tiana Iwata

15-19

F

23:54

7:41

39

Kaylee Rapoza

15-19

F

23:54

7:41

40

Stanley Costales

50-59

 

24:38

7:56

41

Crystal-Lynn Baysa

15-19

F

24:51

8:00

42

Layn Glenn

≤14

F

24:52

8:00

43

Zech DeCleene

15-19

 

24:55

8:01

44

Vandey Okinaka

15-19

F

25:13

8:07

45

Maria Fratinardo

≤14

F

25:30

8:13

46

Keian Kanetani

≤14

 

25:38

8:15

47

Victoria Plumage

20-29

F

25:39

8:16

48

Kekai Wong Yuen

≤14

F

25:42

8:16

49

Sara Kim

15-19

F

25:43

8:17

50

Satya Ray

15-19

F

25:45

8:17

51

Bailey Honda

15-19

F

25:45

8:17

52

Vanessa Ignacio

15-19

F

26:04

8:23

53

Jordyn Breitbarth

15-19

F

26:16

8:27

54

Linus Tavares

50-59

 

26:16

8:27

55

Orion Schlegelmilch

15-19

 

26:21

8:29

56

Taylor Matas

15-19

F

26:33

8:33

57

Kananiohea Maka’imoku

30-39

F

26:59

8:41

58

Rick Otani

50-59

 

27:39

8:54

59

Wendy Yamada

40-49

F

27:41

8:55

60

Jordan Melchor

≤14

F

27:43

8:55

61

Donna Wong Yuen

40-49

F

28:09

9:04

62

Hua Uehara

≤14

 

28:12

9:05

63

Kiana Rae Baruela

≤14

F

28:32

9:11

64

Claymat Kawai’ae’a

50-59

 

28:44

9:15

65

Kaley Bannister

15-19

F

29:01

9:20

66

Amanda DeRego

≤14

F

29:01

9:20

67

Benjamin Lugviel

20-29

 

29:16

9:25

68

Savannah Toussaint-Adviento

15-19

F

29:21

9:27

69

Deylan Okinaka

≤14

 

29:26

9:28

70

Sage Barcia

15-19

 

29:37

9:32

71

Kaitlyn Funai

15-19

F

30:05

9:41

72

Michelle Fratinardo

15-19

F

30:10

9:43

73

Joey Estrella

60-69

 

30:32

9:50

74

Sarah Barry

15-19

F

30:54

9:57

75

Will Seitz

30-39

 

31:01

9:59

76

Michelle Martinez

15-19

F

31:40

10:11

77

Andrew Kerr

≤14

 

32:13

10:22

78

Irene Gebin

30-39

F

32:42

10:31

79

HarukoHarbour

≤14

F

32:51

10:34

80

Hayley Barcia

15-19

F

33:21

10:44

81

Angela Ames

15-19

F

33:40

10:50

82

Allison Yano

40-49

 

33:43

10:51

83

Taylor Ignacio

15-19

F

33:44

10:52

84

Lee Otani

50-59

F

34:30

11:06

85

Kaisley-Alana Cadebona-Rios

15-19

F

34:36

11:08

86

Jaysha Alonzo-Estrada

15-19

F

35:26

11:24

87

Kaitlyn Yamada

≤14

F

35:26

11:24

88

Jayden Gebin

≤14

 

37:13

11:59

89

Nyadean Campbell

≤14

F

38:13

12:18

90

Julie Bledsoe

50-59

F

39:03

12:34

91

MeKella Lawrence

15-19

F

39:36

12:45

92

Sydney Barcia

15-19

F

39:44

12:47

93

Barbara Rodas

30-39

F

40:07

12:55

94

Ivana Yoon

≤14

F

41:35

13:23

95

Jayla Alonzo-Estrada

≤14

F

42:29

13:40

96

Wayne Joseph

60-69

 

47:58

15:26

August 12, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Salute to the Veterans 5K results from Hilo Hawaii July 4th, 2012

Place Bib # Name Time
1 184 NIKOLAI ALEXANDER DEININGER 0:18:40
2 284 ANDREW J. LANGTRY 0:18:59
3 83 ALAN RYAN 0:19:19
4 201 MICHAEL DALY 0:19:36
5 193 ALLEGRA MAYER 0:19:44
6 280 STEPHEN HUNTER 0:20:06
7 275 JUSTIN PANG 0:20:09
8 93 JORDAN MCBRIDE 0:22:38
9 78 ROB VAN GEEN 0:22:45
10 100 MARIANNE WOLLER 0:23:01
11 281 LORY HUNTER 0:23:24
12 282 STEWART HUNTER 0:23:39
13 89 DJ BLINN 0:23:47
15 257 EVAN WILLIAMS 0:24:27
16 289 COLBY LA BRIE 0:24:49
17 194 LARISSA PHILANTHA EDWARDS 0:24:56
18 200 BRADY BENNETT 0:25:11
18 9999 SHAILIN BENNETT 0:25:11
19 91 ADAM CAUSEY 0:24:56
20 286 DANIELLE REISMAN 0:25:26
21 99 TIM CHRISTOPHER 0:25:58
22 81 ROY YAMADA 0:26:13
23 279 KEVIN HUNTER 0:27:04
24 258 GARY L. THOMAS 0:28:20
25 195 LORI SHARP 0:28:54
26 98 CATHERINE SPINA 0:29:13
27 188 PAUL REVERE 0:29:18
28 206 TERRY STEELMAN 0:29:32
29 205 JARVIS VALERA 0:29:54
30 265 KELLY QUEZADA 0:30:07
31 277 ALAHNA JAMSEN 0:30:13
32 274 LAURIE KANETA 0:30:29
33 88 FAYE SOLI 0:30:29
34 186 ALLISON T. YANO 0:30:30
35 292 ROG BRANDS 0:30:37
36 96 ZEB HUDSON 0:30:44
37 202 CHRISTINE MAKAWEO 0:31:06
38 197 MURIEL AHUNA-LEONG 0:31:14
39 90 LEE OTANI 0:31:27
40 196 TINA MARIE LIWAI 0:31:33
41 204 DULCE BARTON 0:31:35
42 203 STAN FORTUNA 0:31:50
43 294 KAITLYN GREGORY 0:32:22
44 84 MARIE KIRAMOTO 0:32:23
45 295 MATT GREGORY 0:32:36
46 273 MICHELLE BRANCO 0:32:54
47 95 CHRISTINE MCMANON 0:32:55
48 97 DENNIS SHIGEOKA 0:33:22
49 287 CARRIE REIN 0:33:46
50 94 ZENY EAKINS 0:35:01
51 288 DENISE NAKANISHI 0:35:40
52 79 NAIMO L TABAR 0:36:35
53 190 HERBERT H. WEGNER 0:37:01
54 92 KRISTINA LOCKRIDGE 0:37:16
55 187 BENEDICT L. FUATA 0:37:23
56 80 CHRYSTINE BUGBEE 0:38:31
57 191 WYMOND WILDS 0:38:45
58 269 LINDA NAKO 0:39:06
59 296 PAIGE GREGORY 0:39:20
61 189 GLORIA WONG 0:39:44
63 199 CHARISH SUMAOANG 0:41:11
64 264 DAVID N KOHARA 1:01:46
65 293 ANGIE GREGORY 0:41:18
66 192 PAUL HANSON 0:41:26
67 87 MARTHA REBER 0:41:50
68 2 CHRISTINE MEREDITH 0:42:16
69 10 EDIE ALEXANDER 0:42:17
70 248 DAN SMITH 0:42:42
71 272 BARBARA PAOLA 0:44:42
72 85 KAHUHIPA DONNER 0:45:16
73 270 LESLIE CARROLL 0:46:01
74 271 MIKE CARROLL 0:46:02
76 252 MARALYN RENKEN 0:47:20
77 256 ANGELA KOIZUMI 0:48:55
78 283 DOROTHY SANGER 0:48:56
80 291 ROBIN BAUMAN 0:51:16
81 233 BETSY ROSS 0:51:20
82 267 ROY GACUTAN 0:51:24
83 266 VICKY GACUTAN 0:51:26
84 239 SUSAN HENDRICKS 0:52:06
86 245 DAWN STONE 0:55:06
87 278 SUZAN THOMPSON FORREST 0:55:08
88 86 KAHHEAWAE DONNER 0:55:15
89 228 JEFF STONE 0:56:22
90 240 ROBIN KLODA 0:56:23
91 121 DALYNNDA ODON 0:59:53
92 268 MILES NAKANISHI 0:59:55
93 236 LIBBIE KAAHU 1:01:36
94 224 EDWIN TAYLOR 1:01:46
95 249 SANDY DUBCZAK 1:01:14
97 231 TOKUSHIGE NAKMOTO 1:08:47
98 211 MABEL DE SILVA 1:09:18
101 229 DAN KAMA 1:21:42
102 244 FREDA HART 1:21:58
103 247 DELORES MARVIN 1:21:59
104 1 GEORGE H. KELLY 1:23:00
105 250 JON MARSHALL 1:23:02
106 230 A. M. KAMA 1:23:02
107 276 HENRY CALIO 1:23:04

July 5, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment