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Hilo to Volcano Relay team Results

Big Island Road Runners  full results here:
https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/hilo-to-volcano-ultramarathon-results-david-carlsson-wins-again/Hilo to Volcano 50k Ultramarathon / Relay
January 21, 2012
Volcano, Hawaii
6:30 am
Relay       Pace  
Plc Name Division Runners Time (min/mi)  
1 Royal Flush <<Mens Open>> J. Pang, Z. Johnson, C. Gregory 3:22:33 6:31  
2 Big Island Running Co. Mens Open J. Braswell, T. Urbine, S. Salmi 3:41:05 7:07  
3 The Three Generations Mens Open S. Pavao, A. Langtry, L. Villena 3:51:58 7:28  
4 Warriors 4 Life Mens Open D. Sato, J. Halford, J. Imai 3:59:06 7:42  
5 Not Prepared But Kickass <<Mixed>> M. Romo, M. Dishman, A. Shiels 4:02:58 7:49  
6 Hilo High <<High School>> S. Hunter, C. Garson-Shumway,
K. Rapoza
4:14:17 8:11  
7 Mana Wahine <<Womens Open>> M. Caproni, S. Lyle, J. Jedlinsky 4:16:40 8:16  
8 Coastbusters Mens Open G. Muder, Z. Burley, J. Russell 4:22:12 8:26  
9 Maka Nui Womens Open L. Solodky, S. Kettwich,
S. Kettwich
4:24:34 8:31  
10 No Name Given Womens Open M. Aiona, E. Cordeiro, D. Aiona 4:25:55 8:34  
11 Makalakaz High School M. Cruz, R. Grothmann,
K. Grothmann
4:34:47 8:50  
12 The Prefontaines Womens Open J. Bledsoe, J. Lozano, S. Adams 4:37:41 8:56  
13 Tres Coaches Womens Open L. Hunter, M. Tominaga,
D. Wong Yuen
4:39:27 8:59  
14 Where’s the Lava? Super Team S. Pratt, P. Ferrington, K. Winters,
J. Kirkwood
4:39:39 9:00  
15 Angry Birds Mens Open C. LaBrie, M. Daly, K. Fuchigami 4:40:47 9:02  
16 Kitty Super Team D. Rances, S. Rances, G. Wilson,
S. Ombac, T. Soares
4:42:59 9:07  
17 UHH W-XC #2 Womens Open J. Wood, D. Thornton,
N. Hagemann
4:45:52 9:12  
18 Old Goats <<Mens Masters>> D. Blinn, C. Bostwick, J. Tuscany 4:46:15 9:13  
19 Westfall Drywall Mens Open C. Westfall, C. Westfall,
R. Van Geen
4:47:02 9:14  
20 Tehero’s #1 Mixed C. Tehero, D. Tehero, R. Tehero 4:47:16 9:15  
21 Team Toe Jammers Mixed D. Partin, A. Partin, G. Loya 4:48:07 9:16  
22 Team Corona Mixed J. Natividad, L. Natividad,
T. Kawahara
4:50:40 9:22  
23 Volcano Girls Womens Open S. Bakken, D. Ohoru, J. Orr 4:51:23 9:23  
24 Diva Sistaz <<Womens Masters>> F. Lerand, A. Hess, M. Cooke 5:00:44 9:41  
25 K-Town Haoles Mixed N. Mailhot, B. Mailhot, T. Reed 5:05:54 9:51  
26 Team Hoku Mixed W. Minor, S. Nixon, B. Greineisen 5:06:05 9:51  
27 Team Blue Mens Masters D. Berman, J. Nixon, M. Gordon 5:06:51 9:53  
28 Team Hale Mixed D. Hale, K. Hale 5:11:41 10:02  
29 2 Tehero’s and 1 Pacheco Mixed F. Tehero, T. Tehero, D. Pacheco 5:19:27 10:17  
30 Four Seasons Super Team C. Conway, G. Pavey,
R. Puaokalani, S. Chamberlain
5:21:57 10:22  
31 Bayfront Babes Womens Masters D. Crutchfield, L. Otani,
K. Furumo
5:24:26 10:26  
32 We R 174 Proof Womens Masters L. Deehr, P. Everett, M. Anderson 5:25:06 10:28  
33 Team Elliot Mixed J. Elliot, S. Elliot 5:30:04 10:37  
34 SWAT Super Team L. Vos, M. Drutar, F. Rhoads,
P. Henderson
5:33:59 10:45  
35 Hot Lava Ladies Womens Open L. Englund, B. Anderson 5:42:04 11:01  
36 Go! 155! Womens Masters S. Shepherd, R. Hale, J. Crawford 5:44:51 11:06  
37 Kona Wahines Womens Open M. Leite, L. Reed, M. Braswell 5:49:29 11:15  
38 Two Beauties and a Beast Mixed L. Montizor, Z. Montizor,
K. Galloway
6:03:06 11:41  

January 22, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keaau Athlete, Maka’ala Lum Ho, Remembered

KEAAU – “A mile to remember,” is how Greg Lum Ho explains it.

Lum Ho and over 200 people, some teary eyed, came out on Friday to remember by walking or jogging a mile distance in honor of Maka’ala Lum Ho a Keaau High School 16 year old whose life was abruptly ended on June 6, 2011 in an ocean kayak accident.

“Our run/walk was totally informal today,” Maka’ala’s dad Greg said.  “That’s how Maka would have wanted it to be, so there will be no results, just a time for all of us to reflect on a person that everyone was glad to have as a friend.”

The Lum Ho family attended with mother Imelda and younger brother Kahaku both doing the walk.

“I couldn’t believe when we were told Maka had died,” Kahaku said.  “It wasn’t till we went to the hospital and I saw his body that it hit me, but I tried to be brave and didn’t cry.”

It’s been hard on the Lum Ho family and 9th grader Kahaku is finding it difficult to even talk about the passing of his older brother.

Kahaku, Greg and Imelda Lum Ho

“It wasn’t until some friends started talking about Maka that I broke down and cried,” a teary eyed Kahaku said.  “As the days go by it gets better but I think about him every day.”

The Maka Mile was also a fundraiser for the Cougar cross country team to help defray part of their travel cost to the state championships at the end of October.

The tee shirts that were given out to the participants read “MakaFulu” which the dad had written to include his son’s name along with his best friend’s name, SeFulu Faavae, a Waiakea basketball player.

“I knew Maka since 7th grade,” Faavae said.  “We played together in the Parks and Recreation league and we would talk stories about lots of different things.

“Maka had a way of making people smile and he always knew what to say,” she said.

Maka’ala, which translates into vigilant or watchful, according to the dad, it also means Gregory.

“Maka’s grandfather and I are named Gregory and we wanted to give him the Hawaiian version of the name,” Lum Ho said.

Maka’s mile started and ended on the schools track and weaved its way around the campus; pass the tennis courts and the gymnasium.

The course was designed to pass by the three areas in which Maka’ala lettered in sports for the Cougars: cross country, tennis and basketball.

“Yes, Maka played tennis,” Lum Ho said with a partial grin. 

Lum Ho came up with the concept of remembering his son with a mile run/walk through his deployment to Afghanistan.

“When I was deployed with the 10th Mountain Division we did an annual Mogadishu Mile in honor of the events detailed in Black Hawk Down,” Lum Ho said.  “It is a way for people to remember and this is a way for people to remember Maka’ala in their own way.”

Lum Ho, who is the assistant cross country coach, recalled his son’s love for sports.

“If Maka could run just one mile, he would,” Lum Ho said.  “The distance is something most people can do either by running or by walking and it is not intimidating to those not used to working out.”

While contemplating how he should design the course, Lum Ho took the advice of Cougar head cross country coach, Donna Wong Yuen.

“Donna told me to let Maka’ala guide me in figuring out how to lay out the mile course,” Lum Ho said.  “The route was actually presented to me by Maka’ala as I let him guide my heart.”

“Maka was funny and charismatic,” Coach Wong Yuen said.  “A very talented and gifted athletic that enjoyed talking story more than he did practicing cross country.  That’s why a mile would be something he would be willing to do, quite easily.”

Although the event wasn’t meant to be competitive some high school cross country runners turned it into a race with Waiakea’s Jackson Halford edging out St. Joseph’s Andrew Langtry in a time of 5 minutes 48 seconds.

“I didn’t know Maka personally,” Halford said after the mile run, “but thought I’d come out here and honor another fellow runner.”

The first female across the finish line was a Cougar cross country teammate of Maka, Deann Nishimura-Thornton, in 7:40.

“One mile sounds like Maka,” Nishimura-Thornton said.  “He ran cross country to help him get into shape for basketball and it did help him become a very good player.”

According to Nishimura-Thornton it was Maka’ala’s dream to someday play college ball at North Carolina.

“Maka had a real passion for basketball and it showed when he played,” Nishimura-Thornton said.  “He had a great attitude and always had positive things to say in encouraging his teammates.”

Prior to the event Lum Ho, who is a Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserves, addressed the large crowd with a tearful description of his son.

“I’ve never been known as a person who liked titles,” he said. “But the greatest title that I ever had in the world was being known as Maka’ala’s dad.”

Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/maka-mile-photos-from-keaau-high-school-on-9-16-11/

September 19, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Keaau Cross Country Team Ready for Kamehameha Invitational

Keaau boys cross country

The Keaau boys cross country team posed for a photo at Hawaii Prep to say hi to their favorite Middle School physical education teacher, Mrs. Randee Arkin Joseph.

Keaau has a large squad coached by long time veteran distance runner, Mrs. Donna Wong Yuen and assistant Coach Greg Lum Ho.

This weekend the Cougars will run at Kamehameha in the Warriors Invitational Meet which starts at 10 am

Four races are on tap starting with the boys open.

click photo to enlarge

September 9, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lady Ka Makani looking to continue BIIF Cross Country Dynasty

Lady harriers from Hawaii Prep

The Hawaii Prep girls cross country program doesn’t don Yankee pinstripes, it doesn’t channel Celtic pride and it’s never celebrated their victories with the Lambeau leap.  But in its own realm, Ka Makani wahine are every bit as dominant.

Since 1980 the ladies from Hawaii Preparatory Academy have dominated the Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross county winning league titles in 27 of the past 31 years, according to Ka Makani athletic director Stephen Perry.

The BIIF cross country season opens this Saturday with the HPA girls team coming in as heavy favorites to win yet another league championship.

Waiakea (1983 & 1991) and Kamehameha (2005 & 2007) were the only other schools to win BIIF girls team titles and HPA looks on track to continue their cross country dominance.

Ka Makani return four of the varsity seven from last year’s league champions with Zoe Sims, Emily Evans, Kristiana Van Pernis and Mariah Haight leading the way.

Head coach Michael Franklin returns at the helm, but down plays his team’s goal of winning another league title.

“Truly, people don’t believe me when I say this, but winning a championship is not one of our goals,” Franklin said.  “Our goals are simple as they come from the basic philosophy that life is more satisfying if one pushes him or herself beyond perceived limits.”

Franklin believes that his harriers need to focus on themselves and their team rather than on trying to win a league championship.

“Focusing on winning a championship would require too much attention on others,” he said.  “We really have a team focus.”

Ka Makani girls finished second in the state last season and this year is considered the team to challenge Punahou again for the Hawaii High School Athletic Association title.

“This is the strongest team that I have yet coached at HPA,” Franklin said.  “That does not mean that it is the fastest team.  It is the strongest because of its unified spirit and unanimous love for the running lifestyle.  Whether we win or lose races, this team’s attitude makes it exceptional.”

Gunning for the girl’s title will be the Warriors of Kamehameha as Coach Joel Truesdell return five of his top seven girls.

“This is the first time since we last won the BIIF championship that we return this many varsity starters,” Truesdell said.

Kamehameha returns three girls that were in the top 20 at the BIIF championships last season in Tiana Iwata (12th), Corin Kim (16th) and Erin Carvalho (20th).

“We’ve got some depth on our girl’s squad as we have 8 girls running in the lead pack,” Truesdell said.  “Our goals are the same as last year, to get a full team into states.”

Also shooting to get a full team to qualify for the state championship is Hilo’s veteran coach, Bill McMahon.

“Our top two returning girls are Shalila De Bournmont and Carmen Garson-Shumway,” McMahon said.  “Our boy’s team are all young, but I do have a good sized group.”

Waiakea’s  fastest girl is Kelsie Kobayashi and she will be anchored by Haley Rasse, Vanessa Ignacio, Skye Ombac, and Vandey Okinaka, according to Coach Jordan Rosado.

“We have a large team, with 40 boys and 28 girls,” Rosado said.  “I feel we have as good a chance to compete for the boy’s team title as anyone else, since Honokaa lost some of their best runners to graduation.”

Waiakea will be led by Jackson Halford and Keoni Rice with Ian McQuate, Hajime Hiyano and Dyson Sato providing needed support according to Rosado.

Honokaa, returns as the four time defending league champion, but has some holes to fill from last season.

“Chayce Moniz, Clayton Robinson, Pedro Sanches, Robert Conners, Tony Conners, Riston Matias, Koa Phenice, Sean Quinlan, Justin Warren, and Mason Wilkes are our returners,” Coach Joshua Abner said.

Abner lost three of his seven starters from last year, including two time individual BIIF champion Chris Mosch, which leaves the door open for several teams to vie for the team title.

“Every day is an open tryout for us and every one of these boys are hungry,” Abner said.

Last season’s big surprise came from the boys at Parker School as Coach Ceri Whitfield qualified her team for the HHSAA.

“I feel with the hard work these boys put into their training they have as much chance as any of the other schools to come in first,” Whitfield said.  “They are very committed and positive about their chances this year as they work very hard.”

Leading the way for the Bulls is Jesse Tarnas who will brings a solid core of runners which includes Jesse Tarnas, Paul Gregg, Tyler McCullough, Jess Burns and Evan Kasberg.

Kamehameha boys coach, Ryan Cabalse, has four returnees that made it to the state championships last season in Shawn Correa-Doll, Kaulana Ho, Colton Hill, and Jonah Knell.

“Our boy’s squad has never qualified as a team for states yet, (five from the same team need to qualify to score as a team) but we are hoping to contend for one of the automatic team slots this season,” Cabalse said.

St. Joseph returns one of the best BIIF runners in Andrew Langtry who is expected to challenge for the individual league crown.  Langtry ran in various community races during the off season and was often seen in the top leader board.

Keaau brings 41 boys and 15 girls into competition with returnees Deann Nishimura-Thornton and Natalie Hagemann leading the girls while Jhun-Delle Venture, Davin Alviento, Greg Matias, Arman Navarro and Adrian Martinez headline the boy’s squad, according to Coach Donna Wong Yuen.

Though difficult, we always want to try and qualify a team for states,” Wong Yuen said.  “Our goals are to have fun and improve from last year.”

Christian Liberty Academy doesn’t have any girls on their cross country team but will bring 10 boys to the starting line, according to Coach Frank Grotenhuis.

“Caeden Cambra and Keenen Freitas are the two fastest on the team,” Grotenhuis said.  “We’re looking at having the boys push hard so that they can achieve their personal best.”

The BIIF harriers get off to a running start on Saturday with Grotenhuis as his CLA family playing host to the Canefire Conditioner starting at 10 am on the Keaau campus.

August 25, 2011 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Scholarship 5K Honors Scully and Barroga – race results

State House representitive Jerry Chang reads proclamations for Barroga and Scully

Big Island Road Runners, Scholarship 5K results

1)       Billy Barnett          16:41

2)      Jason Braswell        17:27

3)      Lyman Perry           18:12

4)      Andrew Langtry     19:16

5)      Dan Bordhag           19:52

6)      Jhun Delle               20:32

7)      Johana Kuipers        20:54

8)      Maka’ala Cruz         21:03

9)      Stewart Miyashiro    21:17

10)  Joe Wedemann         21:29

11)  Wayne Pavao           21:47

12)   Linden Villena        21:50

13)   Rob Van Green       21:53

14)  Adam Busek            22:32

15)  Melissa Braswell     22:38

16)   DJ Blinn                 22:58

17)  Lory Hunter            23:16

18)   Ray Ibarra              23:32

19)  Anthony Dollwet    24:29

20)  Kelly Freitas           24:39

21)      James Hank            24:42

22)       Lykas Kuipers       24:45

23)       Steward Hunter     24:46

24)       Sheldon Cabudul   25:02

25)       RJ Barroga             25:03

26)       Alison Mansfield   25:05

27)       Andrew Langtry     25:18

28)       Jordan Hurge          25:35

29)       Rihei Grothman      25:59

30)   Jimmy Park             26:20

31)   Charlie Bostwick     26:45

32)   Natalie Hagemann   26:34

33)   Ron Ferwerda          26:36

34)   Charlie Belnas         26:48

35)   Robert Belcher        26:51

36)   Edger Tuliao           27:01

37)   Erin Carvalho         27:05

38)   Hana Scully            27:13

39)   Marty Banks           27:14

40)   Kala’I Grothmann  27:29

41)   Richard Grothmann 27:30

42)   Alan Mitsuyoshi      27:53

43)   Steve Pavao             28:00

44)   Big Dog                   28:00

45) Jon Taketa                        28:45

46)   Veronica Wedemann 29:02

47)   Kevin Iwasaki         29:08

48)   Dennis Nagai          29:12

49)   LynneBrauher         29:25

50)   Jack Brauher           29:26

51)      Harvey Nakasone   30:26

52)       Charles Heaukulani 31:26

53)       Jo Ann Aurello        33:14

54)       Phoebe Wyatt          33:23

55)       JoAnn Pocsidio       33:23

56)       Dennis Shigeoka     33:29

57)       Eva Nanioe             34:10

58)       Jib Nanioe               34:11

59)       Kazumi Doowet      35:37

60)   Tami Lampman       35:37

61)   Dixie Newman        35:39

62)   Zeny Eakins           36:48

63)   Jerry Chang            37:19

64)   Louisa Lani            37:25

65)   Kellie Heaukulani  39:12

66)   Marie Kuramoto     41:37

67)   Claire Shigeoka      41:38

68)   Ken Rosene            42:13

69)   Katherine Corpuz   46:04

70)   Barver Ventura       46:05

71)   Marla Hank            47:10

72)   Donna Wong Yuen 48:27

73)   Haddon Wong Yuen 48:27

74)   Kim Springer           48:29

75)   Kris Sumaoang        52:22

76)   Desiree Sumaoang  52: 27

77)   Cherese Shelton       52:28

78)    Glenda Van Domburg 52:34

79)   Pohai Kyota                 54:04

80)   Nani Kyota                   54:05

81)   Betty Ann Yoshimura  54:06

82)   Caroline Irvine             54:23








May 15, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , | 2 Comments