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Nathaniel Long Distance Race Results – Moku O Hawaii

Nathaniel long distance race results

The last Moku O Hawaii sanctioned canoe race for 2012 was held on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Hilo. The Daniel Nathaniel Long Distance Canoe Race was sponsored by Kamehameha Canoe Club. Six person canoes raced a triangle course starting at Hilo bay, down towards Keaukaha, out toward Pepeekeo and back to Hilo bay.

Women’s and Mixed iron crews raced a distance of 12 miles, Men’s race was a distance of 14 miles. Results follow:

Women’s Open

1. Kamehameha 1, 1:51.19   2. Kamehameha 2, 1:55.08     3. Keaukaha, 1:55.29

4. Kilauea, 1:56.17    5. Kai Opua, 2:05.22         1. 40+ Na Wa`a Hanakahi, 2:11.50

Mix Open

1. Waikoloa 1, 1:46.23   2. Waikoloa 2, 1:51.58    3. Tui Tonga, 1:53.27

4. Na Wa`a Hanakahi, 1:54.44    5. Laka, 1:58.38

1. 40+ Hui Wa`a O Waiakea, 1:46.00   1. 55+ Lanakila, 2:03.53\  2. 55+ Keaukaha, 2:06.47

Men’s Open

1. Kai Opua, 1:54.45     2. Kamehameha, 1:57.14    3. Kai Ehitu, 1:59.05

4. Kai Opua, 2:00.11   5. Kai Ehitu, 2:00.36    6. Kilauea, 2:10.08

1. 40+ Keaukaha, 2:06.39      1. 55+ Laka, 2:12.11

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October 3, 2012 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , | Leave a comment

Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race – Full Results from 8/20/2011

Race held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Honaunau Bay

WOMEN’S COURSE (EIGHT MILES)

Finish/Club Name Time Division

1. Kai Opua 1:06:53 First open  2. Keauhou 1:07:30 Second open   3. Kawaihae 1:08:18 Third open  

4. Kai Opua 1:08:28 First 40 2s   5. Kai Opua 1:09:24 Fourth open  6. Puna 1:09:55 Fifth open

7. Keauhou 1:10:18 Second 40 2s  8. Kamehameha 1:10:55 Sixth open 9. Keaukaha 1:12:05 Seventh open  

10. Keauhou 1:12:52 First 50 2s   11. Kawaihae 1:13:10 Eighth open   12. Kona Athletic 1:13:28 First unclassified

 13. Keaukaha 1:13:39 Ninth open  14. Kawaihae 1:14:20 10th open   15. Waikoloa 1:14:40 Second unclassified  

16. Keauhou 1:15:10 Third 40 2s   17. Kai Ehitu 1:15:16 First Koa  18. Keauhou 1:15:40 11th open  

19. Puna 1:15:58 Second 50 2s  20. Kawaihae 1:16:07 Fourth 40 2s 21. Puna 1:16:17 12th open  

22. Kai Ehitu 1:16:20 13th open 23. Keaukaha 1:16:40 14th open  24. Kamehameha 1:16:47 15th open

25. Keauhou 1:16:50 16th open  26. Kai Opua 1:17:22 First 60 2s

27. Kai Ehitu 1:18:29 Fifth 40 2s  28. Kai Opua 1:19:59 Sixth 40 2s 29. Keauhou 1:21:17 Second 60 2

s  30. Keaukaha 1:25:00 Third 60 2s   31. Keoua 1:25:54 Second Koa

MIXED COURSE (EIGHT MILES)

1. Kona Athletic 1:07:29 First unclassified  2. Tui Tonga 1:11:28 First open 3. Kai Ehitu 1:13:07 Second open  

4. Na Wa a Hanakahi 1:15:00 Third open 5. Tui Tonga 1:15:50 Fourth open  6. Mamalahoe 1:16:10 Fifth open

7. Paddlers of Laka 1:17:33 Sixth open  8. Na Wa a Hanakahi 1:17:55 seventh open

9. Keaukaha 1:18:26 First 50 2s   10. Keaukaha 1:19:41 Eighth open  11. Waikoloa 1:26:18 Second 50 2s

MEN’S COURSE (11 MILES)

1. Kai Opua 1:26:02 First open  2. Kai Opua 1:28:10 Second open 3. Puna 1:28:49 Third open

 4. Keauhou 1:30:15 Fourth open 5. Waikoloa 1:30:25 First unclassified  6. Puna 1:31:15 First 40 2s

7. Kamehameha 1:31:28 Fifth open  8. Tui Tonga 1:31:50 Sixth open 9. Keauhou 1:32:17 7th open  

10. Kai Opua 1:32:54 Second 40 2s  11. Kai Opua 1:33:08 First Koa  12. Keauhou 1:33:17 Eighth open

13. Kai Ehitu 1:33:26 Ninth open  14. Kawaihae 1:34:12 10th open 15. Keauhou 1:34:24 11th open  

16. Kai Opua 1:34:32 12th open 17. Tui Tonga 1:34:45 Second Koa  18. Keaukaha 1:35:45 13th open

19. Kai Opua 1:35:50 First 50 2s  20. Kai Ehitu 1:37:16 Third Koa 21. Kawaihae 1:37:22 Third 40 2s  

22. Kamehameha 1:37:55 14th open 23. Kai Opua 1:38:27 15th open  24. Keauhou 1:39:20 First 60 2s

25. Keauhou 1:40:13 Second 50 2s  26. Puna 1:40:36 16th open 27. Keoua 1:41:09 Third 50 2s  

28. Keoua 1:41:42 Fourth Koa 29. Kai Ehitu 1:43:09 17th open  30. Kai Opua 1:45:45 Fourth 50 2s

31. Kai Ehitu 1:46:19 18th open  32. Keaukaha 1:52:12 Second 60 2s 33. Waikoloa 1:53:39 Fourth 40 2s

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John Kekua Jr., Regatta Results from Hilo Bay

Saturday at Hilo Bay   A division   Kai Opua Canoe Club 223   Keauhou Canoe Club 189   Keaukaha Canoe Club 144 Kawaihae Canoe Club 136   Puna Canoe Club 136   Kamehameha C.C. 96   Kai ‘Ehitu 72

B division    Paddlers of Laka 52    Tui Tonga 47  Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 35   Waikoloa Canoe Club 27   Keoua Canoe Club 25

Na Wa’a Hanakahi 14   Kona Athletic Club 14   Kailana Canoe Club 9

Girls 12   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:09.23

(Eleashia Kealoha, Danielle Gramlich, Aaliyah Butler, Taimane Kamaka, Nala Mrozinski-Foti, Ka’iulani Pelekane)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:17.96  3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:21.89

4. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:22.24  5. Kamehameha C.C. 2:23.47  6. Puna Canoe Club 2:24.19

7. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:30.28  8. Keoua Canoe Club 2:37.93  9. Waikoloa Canoe Club 3:08.13

Boys 12      1. Puna Canoe Club 2:04.20

(Kanaiela DeCoito, Manu Sevao, Chris Eblacas, Brennen Cachola, Trenton Kuamo’o, Nainoa Reis)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:05.11

3. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:08.62  4. Kailana Canoe Club 2:19.19  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:24.40

6. Waikoloa Canoe Club 2:38.23  SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club  SCRKeauhou Canoe Club

Mixed Boys and Girls 12    1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:09.21

(Eleashia Kealoha, Danielle Gramlich, Tyler Alani, Taimane Kamaka, Raymond Rowe, Keao Nitta)

2. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 2:14.16   3. Waikoloa Canoe Club 2:15.53

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:17.05  5. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:23.57  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:24.21

7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:25.28  9. Kailana Canoe Club 2:51.17   DQ Paddlers of Laka 2:39.80

SCR Puna Canoe Club   SCR Keoua Canoe Club   SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Girls 13    1. Paddlers of Laka 2:01.07

(Pua Wong, Shai Kaniho, Taylor Uratani, Cameron Cabrera, Samantha Simmons, Harley Woolsey)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:04.01  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:04.60  4. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 2:12.13

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:12.18  6. Kamehameha C.C. 2:12.95  7. Keoua Canoe Club 2:19.93

8. Puna Canoe Club 2:24.01  9. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:30.80  10. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:36.04

Boys 13     1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:50.94

(Keahi Denne-Kimi, Ulu Bueltmann, Kualono Kaupu, Kaimi Iaukea-Ronquillio, Kumulipo Alapai, No’eau Nunes)

2. Puna Canoe Club 1:55.03

3. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:59.34  4. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:00.58  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:04.82

6. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 2:11.55  7. Kailana Canoe Club 2:14.60   8. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:26.74

Women Novice B  1. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:56.60

(Kauihana Archer, Victoria Brooke, Bernice Davis-Lim, Erin Foley, Christi Jean Bell, Mahea Leialoha)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:01.43   3. Puna Canoe Club 2:01.66

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:04.34   5. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:08.52   6. Paddlers of Laka 2:10.01

7. Kamehameha C.C. 2:15.74  8. Tui Tonga 2:18.89  9. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:19.29

Girls 14    1. Paddlers of Laka 2:01.72

(Taylor Uratani, Samantha Simmons, Peek A Boo Picanco, Shai Kaniho, Pua Wong, Harley Woolsey)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:01.81  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:02.58  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:05.09

5. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:05.87  6. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:21.74  SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Boys 14    1. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 1:45.08

(Suwaiter Poch, Wyatt Dudoit, Jordan Dodd, Chris Kekaualua-Tuiaana, Alex Tacuban, Sumo Kekaualua-Tuiaana)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:48.13

3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:50.07  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:51.26  5. Puna Canoe Club 1:58.80

6. Keoua Canoe Club 2:04.79  7. Kamehameha C.C. 2:16.11  SCR Keauhou Canoe Club

Mixed Novice B    1. Keauhou Canoe Club 1:45.20

(Neil Loyola, Nicole Friedley, Tina Flower, Jason Gabriel, Florian Alokoa, Tanya Ho)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:45.72  3. Tui Tonga 1:46.46  4. Paddlers of Laka 1:46.71

5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:47.89  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:49.70  7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:53.86

8. Kamehameha C.C. 1:53.88  DQ Puna Canoe Club 1:49.88  SCR Kailana Canoe Club

Girls 15   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:34.97

(Nora Frank, Ashley DeMello, Justyce Torres, Joelle Kahalewai, Janelle Quinn, Gabriele Lovell)

2. Kamehameha C.C. 4:37.22   3. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:37.53

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:49.86  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:51.80  SCR Keauhou Canoe Club

Boys 15   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:45.52

(Devin Vandervoort, Isaiah Hauanio, Nalu East, Keanu Gonzalez, Ka’u Kin In, Kepa Kalima-Padillio)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:52.52  3. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 3:52.86  4. Puna Canoe Club 3:53.85

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:01.16  6. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:21.90  7. Kamehameha C.C. 4:38.19

Men Novice B   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:48.83

(Nick Imonti, Jason Gabriel, Mark Silva, Neil Loyola, Rick Meldrum, Stewart Solmonson)

2. Tui Tonga 3:49.60

3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:50.30  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:52.27  5. Kai ‘Ehitu 3:58.40

6. Puna Canoe Club 4:05.07  7. Kamehameha C.C. 4:27.74  8. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:34.44

Girls 16 & Under   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:29.10

(Malamalama Ellis-Noa, Manaia Genovia, Lorelei Nakagawa, Lita Taumoefolau, Janelle Quinn, Tania Plato)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:34.32   3. Paddlers of Laka 4:37.93

4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:38.54  5. Keauhou Canoe Club 5:08.25  6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:08.69

Boys 16 & Under    1. Puna Canoe Club 3:46.62

(Kalae Ke III, Keola Sumera-Lee, Lono Leasure-Lucas, Colby Nicolas, Ian Terpstra, Chance Agpoon)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:53.35  3. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:53.75  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:09.58

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:10.15  6. Kamehameha C.C. 4:15.46  7. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:16.06

Girls 18 & Under   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:33.25

(Ashley Gross, Alohi Nakachi, Bethany Llanes, Kilinahe Amone, Kayla Hew Len, Sara Ingram)

2. Keoua Canoe Club 4:47.43   3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:47.57   4. Paddlers of Laka 4:50.14

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:58.88   SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club  SCRKeauhou Canoe Club

Boys 18 & Under    1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:51.27

(RJ DeMello-Crampton, Kaniela Hauanio, Noelan Kaaihue, Keahi Mamac, Chiyo Brown, Conner Costales)

2. Puna Canoe Club 7:51.96  3. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:21.66  4. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 8:40.71

5. Kamehameha C.C. 8:43.52  6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:23.85   DQ Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:14.36

Women Novice A    1. Puna Canoe Club 4:23.72

(Frankie Martin-Howe, Kelli Tomota, Kahili Hahn, Winona Leialoha, Trevella Williams, Alison Yoneoka)

2. Kona Athletic Club 4:24.71   3. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:29.70

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:35.20  5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:36.02   6. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:40.10

7. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:42.09   8. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:43.91  9. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:53.22

Men Novice A   1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:32.80

(Adam Veloria, Seth Jones, Ashferd Kelson, Christopher Olayon, Marty Orlando, Eldridge Shay)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:35.59   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:53.55   4. Paddlers of Laka 8:08.85

5. Puna Canoe Club 8:11.74   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:21.76   DQ Kai ‘Ehitu 8:01.47

Women Freshmen   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:31.87

(Melanie Kelekolio, Nicola Fernandez, Darcy Daniel, Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Leann Alani, Jenna Quinn)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:40.15   3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:57.93  

4. Puna Canoe Club 9:11.97   5. Kai ‘Ehitu 10:19.84  SCR Keaukaha Canoe Club

Men Freshmen    1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:14.87

(Luka Dayton Smith, Miles Cannon, Ina Ynigues Jr, Nue Youderian, Eddie Hayward, Theron Ogata)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:15.06   3. Puna Canoe Club 7:25.27   4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:00.42

5. Tui Tonga 8:08.96   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:35.00  7. Kamehameha C.C. 8:37.15

8. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:48.63   9. Paddlers of Laka 9:02.31   SCR Na Wa’a Hanakahi

Women Sophomore   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:41.37

(Cheryl Villegas, Alexis Ching, Leah Winkler, Melissa John, Mara Masuda, Gina Torres)

2. Puna Canoe Club 8:54.88   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:55.92

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 9:01.90  5. Kamehameha C.C. 9:30.85  6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:39.93

Men Sophomore   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:28.01

(Nathan Loyola, Robert Olson, Justin Warren, Frano Quirk, Chase VonNordheim, Peter Olson)

2. Tui Tonga 7:29.27  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:38.70

4. Kamehameha C.C. 7:45.26  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:50.28  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:08.24

7. Puna Canoe Club 8:24.93  8. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:47.60  9. Paddlers of Laka 9:34.44

Women Junior   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:39.19

(Melanie Kelekolio, Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Dani Ho, Rebekah Lussia’a, Amy Young, Dondi Dawson)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:45.77  3. Puna Canoe Club 9:12.39

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:32.32  SCR Keaukaha Canoe Club  SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Men Junior   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:27.70

(Nathan Grocholski, Kai Robson, Kekaulike Tomich, Ivan Mcivor, Ian Foo, Kawika Leicher)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:30.35

3. Tui Tonga 7:38.27  4. Kamehameha C.C. 8:05.70  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:13.18

6. Puna Canoe Club 8:35.80   7. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:50.39  SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Women Masters (40)  1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:54.62

(Kathleen Leahy, Kainoa Lavea, Angela Rey, Darcy Daniel, Dani Ho, Dondi Dawson)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 9:16.59  3. Kamehameha C.C. 9:23.68

4. Puna Canoe Club 9:35.00  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:40.47  6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 10:14.74

Men Masters (40)   1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:45.55

(Ryan Tanner, Ray Laub, Terry Andrade, Steve Blyth, Creighton Litton, Ira Kekaualua)

2. Puna Canoe Club 7:52.39  3. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:52.49  4. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:08.85

5. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:24.50  6. Kamehameha C.C. 8:33.15  DQ Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:40.62

Woman Masters (60 yrs)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:38.12

(Sammie Stanbro, Marianne Starr, Beve Schorr, Gladi Hoagland, Sherri Carney, Penny Merryman)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:45.37  SCR Keaukaha Canoe Club  SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Men Masters (60 yrs)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:04.48

(Bruce Clifford, Gary Capri, Mana Manasas, Moke Hauanio, Lorrin Ching, Peter Lasich)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:12.53  3. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:21.35

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:22.03  5. Kamehameha C.C. 4:32.57  SCR Kai Opua Canoe Club

Women Golden Masters (55)  1. Puna Canoe Club 4:32.02

(Susan O’Shaughnessy, Bev Tuaolo, Debbie Noland, Nora Cesareblanco, Patricia Jaworski, Nalani Viveiros)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:33.50  3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:48.79

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:07.38  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 5:07.79  SCR Kai Opua Canoe Club

Men Golden Masters (55)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:01.30

(Robert Vatter, Lorrin Ching, Moke Hauanio, Bruce Clifford, George Abood, Richard Everett)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:14.42  3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:16.98  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:20.82

5. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:38.32  6. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:43.18  SCR Keoua Canoe Club

Senior Women Masters (50)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:32.39

(Joreen Knox, Sherri Carney, Teri Fong, Jacque Wikum, Carol Carroll, Leila Duim)

2. Puna Canoe Club 4:39.03  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:49.95

4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:56.92  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:02.34  6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 5:08.08

Senior Men Masters (50)  1. Puna Canoe Club 3:45.67

(Joe Kalima Jr., Willie Viveiros, Chuck Santiago, Brian Peterson, Afa Tuaolo, Steve Backman)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:46.16

3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:48.16  4. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:49.49 SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Mixed Masters (60)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:09.29

(Richard Everett, Egon Horcajo, Gladi Hoagland, Mana Manasas, Marianne Starr, Penny Merryman)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:36.70

3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:37.94  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:49.77  DQ Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:25.63

Mixed Masters (55)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:11.44

(Kathy Kaai, Kim Schneider, Peter Lasich, Robert Vatter, Ned Burns, Sammie Stanbro)

2. Kamehameha C.C. 4:21.81  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:24.65  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:35.93

5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:36.67  SCR Keoua Canoe Club  SCR Puna Canoe Club

Mixed Masters (40)    1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:58.74

(Roberta Martinez, Loke Andrade, Cindy Van Guilder, Nate Kaluhiwa, Creighton Litton, Steve Blyth)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:00.39  3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:10.99

4. Puna Canoe Club 4:11.95  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:12.03  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:32.05

7. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:45.90  DQ Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:11.57  DQ Na Wa’a Hanakahi 5:33.82

Women Open Four  1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:40.56

(Tatiana Tan, Malia Kipapa, Lelia Kanuha, Kim Rowe)  2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:45.18  3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:54.35

4. Waikoloa Canoe Club 5:16.66  5. Keauhou Canoe Club 5:17.86  6. Kona Athletic Club 5:25.64

7. Kamehameha C.C. 5:38.74  8. Paddlers of Laka 5:38.74  9. Keoua Canoe Club 5:51.58

10. Kai ‘Ehitu 6:27.73  DQ Puna Canoe Club 5:08.36  SCR Tui Tonga

Men Open Four

1. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:47.31  (Kua Nolan, Daniel Chun, Robert Olson, barmer Hauanio)

2. Puna Canoe Club 3:48.86  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:49.51  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:54.02

5. Kamehameha C.C. 4:03.77  6. Tui Tonga 4:06.53  7. Keoua Canoe Club 4:15.60

8. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:27.19  9. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:29.45  10. Paddlers of Laka 4:33.85

11. Kailana Canoe Club 4:37.23  12. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:37.61  DQ Kai ‘Ehitu 4:13.08

Mixed Men and Women

1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:47.82  (Nue Youderian, Luka Dayton Smith, Kekaulike Tomich, Jenna Quinn, Hi’ilei Aldridge, Oilipua Atkinson)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:54.91  3. Kai ‘Ehitu 3:55.83

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:55.90  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:56.45  6. Puna Canoe Club 3:56.53

7. Kamehameha C.C. 3:58.80  8. Tui Tonga 4:14.32  9. Paddlers of Laka 4:16.90

10. Keoua Canoe Club 4:21.65  11. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:35.00  12. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:58.74

July 10, 2011 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waikoloa Man Sets New World Record for finishing Marathon on Stilts

Caleb Westfall at Kona Marathon, photo by hawaiiphotoman

Waikoloa’s Caleb Westfall may have set a new world record in covering a marathon distance of 26.2-miles when he covered the Kona course last month while standing on 31 inch stilts.

   According to the Guinness Book of World Records the fastest marathon on stilts belongs to Michelle Frost from the United Kingdom who finished the Flora London Marathon on April 13 2008 in a time of 8 hours and 25 minutes; Westfall achieved the same feat in a time of 7 hours 37 minutes and 11 seconds.

  Westfall’s overall time translated into a 17 minute 26 second per mile pace and placed him in 264th place out of 264 finishers.

   “I started using stilts when I was 16 years old and learning the drywall business,” Westfall said.  “The stilts help me reach up on those nine foot ceilings and I feel real comfortable using them.”

   Eight years ago Westfall’s brother gave him his current pair of stilts, valued at $200 to use in his drywall business.  “The stilts I use probably weigh 25 pounds each and some days I have them on most of the eight hour work day, but I’ve never used them outside of work,” he said.

   Westfall is no stranger to running marathons as he has finished 11 of them, prior to doing Kona on stilts. His best time came at the Big Island International Marathon when he finished the race while pushing his son in a stroller in 3 hours and 44 minutes.

  Westfall chose the Kona Marathon to try it on stilts because it is the flattest marathon course in the state and he thought it would pose the least amount of obstacles.

   “Kona is flat and I knew I couldn’t do this on any course that had hills because I would seriously hurt myself when trying to go downhill,” he said.  “But I underestimated the curvature of the road in Kona and realized during the first mile that this was going to be way more difficult than I had expected.”

   During that first mile of the marathon Westfall thought about quitting because he was walking on the sides of his feet while on the stilts and the pain was incredible.

   “I kept telling myself that I’ve never quit anything in my life and I wasn’t about to now,” Westfall said.  “At mile 15 a screw came loose on one of the stilts and I needed to get off and borrow a wrench from one of the aid station people, which took about 10 minutes to fix.”

   Westfall continued on and with about a mile to go someone had called the ambulance for him.  “I was crying uncontrollable at the end,” he said.  “The ambulance came and I waved them off as I want to finish this thing.”

   At the finish line Westfall had bruised legs and barely managed to stay on his feet after getting off the stilts.  “It felt like someone beat me up with a bat,” he said.

   “It took over a week for me to recover, but I was back at work the very next day,” Westfall said.  “The emotional toll it has taken on me and the physiological trauma that I encountered from doing this is very difficult to explain.”

   Westfall credits his childhood diseases with his reason to overachieve at everything he tries.  “I nearly died when I was two years old and by the time I was eight I had developed severe arthritis,” he said.  “If it wasn’t for the free care I got as a child from Shriners Hospital for Children in Michigan I wouldn’t be here today.”

   “My parents are still surprised that I’m doing anything athletic because they never expected me to even walk when I was a child,” he said.  “I give thanks everyday and I especially want to recognize Shriners for all they did for me.”

   Westfall first got started in sports back in 2000 when he moved to Hawaii by going the Kai Opua Canoe Club and has since tried a variety of sports from mixed martial arts to running ultra marathon (distances longer than the marathon) and even competed in the Fort Ironman Triathlon World Championships.

   The Guinness World Record will still need to be verified before it gets the official seal of certification; in the meantime Westfall is philosophical about his accomplishment.  “I never knew about any sort of record on stilts when I tried this and it doesn’t really matter if I got it or not, the main thing is that I finished what I started.”

  “I see my accomplishment as almost a religious experience,” he said.  “The pain and suffering that I encountered pales in comparison to what others have done and I will now look for other things to challenge myself.”

July 27, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment