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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/

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

Maka Mile photo’s from Keaau High School on 9-16-11

The Maka Mile was held at Keaau High School to remember a student athlete who died in an ocean kayak accident in June.  Maka’ala Lum Ho.  More than 200 people attended and here are some random photos from the event.  All photos are property of the Big Dog.  Click any photo to enlarge.

September 17, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , | 1 Comment

Maka Mile at Keaau High on Friday, September 16 starting at 3:30 pm

Keaau’s Maka’ala Lum Ho shooting

Maka’ala Lum Ho, a muli talented athlete from Keaau High died this summer in an ocean Kayak accident.

Maka Mile will be held on the track of Keaau High starting at 3:30 pm this Friday.
 
The mile will run past the tennis courts, out to the gym and finish back on the track.
 
Maka letted in cross country, basketball and tennis for the Cougars.
 
The mile run is in his memory.
 
Cost is $20 per person and includes a tee shirt and refreshments.  Money raised from this event will go to help defray the travel cost of the Cougar cross country team
 
For more information contact Greg Lum Ho at:  kahakuokahale@msn.com
 

September 13, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , | Leave a comment

Volcano Rain Forest 5K Results

5K winners Annie Murphy & Scott Hunter

 Athletes for the Arts Presents            Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs       

      Official Overall Results by: JTL Timing Systems – www.jtltiming.com             08/21/2010                   5K      

 Plc Name                      Division      Residence           Time    Pace

   1 Scott Hunter #1246        14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :18:15  05:53
   2 Randall Jones #1169       40 – 49      Goldendale, WA       :19:13  06:11
   3 Jackson Halford #1188     14 – 19      Volcano, HI          :19:15  06:12
   4 Chris Fisher #1160        40 – 49      Kailua Kona, HI      :21:06  06:48
   5 Annie Murphy #1193        20 – 29    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :21:12  06:50
   6 Cameron Grant #1228       20 – 29      Volcano, HI          :22:50  07:21
   7 Mathew Crowell #1259      14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:51  07:22
   8 Maka’ala LumHo #1144      14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:58  07:24
   9 Stewart Hunter #1155      40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :23:08  07:27
  10 Robert Olson #1129        30 – 39      Captain Cook, HI     :23:24  07:32
  11 Matthew Quitiquit #1194   Military     Kailua-Kona, HI      :23:43  07:39
  12 Julian Williams #1243     9 – 13       Waialua, HI          :24:01  07:44
  13 Logan Parker #1235        9 – 13       Spring Grove, PA     :24:11  07:48
  14 Bradford Knowlton #1220   9 – 13       Kailua, HI           :24:28  07:53
  15 Chanda Zavodny #1196      30 – 39    F Captain Cook, HI     :24:37  07:56
  16 Jared Skelton #1171       20 – 29      Carrollton, GA       :25:03  08:04
  17 Hart Miller #1189         30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :25:06  08:05
  18 Ray Ibarra #1223          50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :25:29  08:13
  19 Heinz Burgisser #1195     60 – 69      Huis Ter heide       :25:38  08:16
  20 Hiroshi Tanaka #1181      40 – 49      Kanagawa-Ken, Japa   :25:42  08:17
  21 Ellen DeMarco #1136       20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :25:44  08:18
  22 Donna Ohora #1221         30 – 39    F Volcano, HI          :25:49  08:19
  23 Darwin Mizuba #1283       14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :26:09  08:26
  24 Liz Noetzel #1202         40 – 49    F Kamuela, HI          :26:15  08:28
  25 George Norcross #1225     60 – 69      Honolulu, HI         :26:26  08:31
  26 Patrick Donovan #1222     60 – 69      Keaau, HI            :26:40  08:36
  27 Jennifer Orr #1213        30 – 39    F Hnp, HI              :26:58  08:41
  28 James Hank #1182          40 – 49      Mt. View, HI         :27:04  08:43
  29 John Lynch #1271          60 – 69      Kailua-Kona, HI      :27:12  08:46
  30 Stephen Hunter #1245      9 – 13       Hilo, HI             :27:31  08:52
  31 Sophie Hess #1277         14 – 19    F Laupahoehoe, HI      :27:33  08:53
  32 Steve Sturm #1227         60 – 69      Waialua, HI          :27:40  08:55
  33 Chenoa Jesser #1278       14 – 19    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :27:57  09:00
  34 Marie Manning #1146       50 – 59    F Kailua, HI           :28:14  09:06
  35 Katherine Mulliken #1148  20 – 29    F Volcano, HI          :28:18  09:07
  36 Donald Mulliken #1149     14 – 19      Volcano, HI          :28:23  09:09
  37 Kelly Mason #1172         20 – 29    F Savannah, GA         :28:33  09:12
  38 Dave Parker #1234         40 – 49      Spring Grove, PA     :28:50  09:18
  39 Debra Simonson #1237      50 – 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :29:03  09:22
  40 Wendy Clark #1177         60 – 69    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :29:05  09:22
  41 Kaeo Mateo #1130          14 – 19      Hilo, HI             :29:11  09:24
  42 Maria Jesser #1211        40 – 49    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :29:15  09:26
  43 Noble Beck Jr #1173       50 – 59      Kurtistown, HI       :29:50  09:37
  44 Will Bostick #1170        9 – 13       Goldendale, WA       :29:51  09:37
  45 Helemano Ishibashi #1260  40 – 49      Kailua-Kona, HI      :29:53  09:38
  46 Karin Schlappa #1126      40 – 49    F Volcano, HI          :30:03  09:41
  47 Tyrie Jenkins #1140       50 – 59    F Honolulu, HI         :30:31  09:50
  48 Paul Carr #1191           50 – 59      Kailua Kona, HI      :31:13  10:04
  49 Wood Justina #1161        20 – 29    F Paauilo, HI          :31:22  10:07
  50 Lisa Wood #1164           50 – 59    F Paauilo, HI          :31:46  10:14
  51 Adriann Chinn #1287       30 – 39    F Volcano, HI          :32:07  10:21
  52 Collin Saxby #1162        20 – 29      Paauilo, HI          :32:10  10:22
  53 Bill Cunningham #1290     70 & Over    Kaneohe, HI          :32:11  10:22
  54 Debbie Tabara #1249       40 – 49    F Mt View, HI          :32:42  10:32
  55 Arlene Padasdao #1250     30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :32:43  10:33
  56 Marissa Bryant-Manago #12 9 – 13     F Kailua-Kona, HI      :33:14  10:43
  57 Rick Vidgen #1198         60 – 69      Kailua-Kona, HI      :33:48  10:54
  58 Jade Thomas #1231         14 – 19    F Volcano, HI          :33:51  10:55
  59 Marla Hank #1183          30 – 39    F Mt. View, HI         :34:19  11:04
  60 Guido Giacometti #1288    70 & Over    Kamuela, HI          :34:26  11:06
  61 Marie Bricker #1205       50 – 59    F Keaau, HI            :34:30  11:07
  62 Lindsey Shimizu #1180     20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :34:34  11:09
  63 Aukai Adams #1298         9 – 13       Kailua-Kona, HI      :34:35  11:09
  64 Ellen Carvalho #1261      50 – 59    F Waikoloa, HI         :34:40  11:10
  65 Sophie Hale-Brown #1142   14 – 19    F Portland, OR         :34:43  11:11
  66 Ella Kusch #1124          1 – 8      F Pepeekeo, HI         :34:47  11:13
  67 Lisa Hadway #1123         30 – 39    F Pepeekeo, HI         :34:48  11:13
  68 Kira Gopinath #1295       1 – 8      F Los Angeles, CA      :35:24  11:25
  69 Rosanne Cunningham #1294  40 – 49    F Los Angeles, CA      :35:25  11:25
  70 Keoki Wood #1163          50 – 59      Paauilo, HI          :35:29  11:26
  71 Irene Laudan #1197        60 – 69    F Kailua Kona, HI      :35:48  11:32
  72 Alison Tateishi #1248     50 – 59    F Pahoa, HI            :35:57  11:35
  73 Alexis Wolfley #1272      9 – 13     F Honolulu, HI         :35:59  11:36
  74 Macy Orr #1214            1 – 8      F Hnp, HI              :36:02  11:37
  75 Jean Campbell #1158       40 – 49    F Kailua, HI           :36:24  11:44
  76 Farrah Rivera #1187       30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :37:17  12:01
  77 Mary Laird #1201          50 – 59    F Captain Cook, HI     :38:02  12:16
  78 Bob Laird #1199           60 – 69      Captain Cook, HI     :38:03  12:16
  79 Colin Hale-Brown #1143    9 – 13       Portland, OR         :38:08  12:18
  80 Tina Nelson #1157         40 – 49    F Pahoa, HI            :38:20  12:21
  81 Asha Gopinath #1296       1 – 8      F Los Angeles, CA      :38:44  12:29
  82 Karsten Gopinath #1293    30 – 39      Los Angeles, CA      :38:45  12:30
  83 Thomas Graper #1154       60 – 69      Virginia Beach, VA   :38:47  12:30
  84 Guillermo Rivero #1206    50 – 59      Ewa Beach, HI        :39:07  12:37
  85 Rosemarie Lorica-Ombac #1 30 – 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :39:28  12:43
  86 Denise Ulrich #1268       60 – 69    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :39:32  12:45
  87 Audrey Rivero #1207       40 – 49    F Ewa Beach, HI        :39:43  12:48
  88 Cherry Ward #1239         50 – 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :39:53  12:51
  89 Christal Nylin #1186      50 – 59    F Kailua Kona, HI      :39:54  12:52
  90 Heather Brown #1141       40 – 49    F Portland, OR         :39:58  12:53
  91 Heather Cole #1300        60 – 69    F Kamuela, HI          :40:11  12:57
  92 Sandra Lawrence #1151     60 – 69    F Kula, HI             :40:13  12:58
  93 Alden Parker #1236        1 – 8        Spring Grove, PA     :40:27  13:02
  94 Margaret Riley #1179      50 – 59    F Keaau, HI            :40:57  13:12
  95 Jo Kim #1301              50 – 59    F Paauilo, HI          :41:16  13:18
  96 Christopher Tabor #1134   9 – 13       Waikoloa, HI         :41:19  13:19
  97 Joe Gorman #1219          40 – 49      Kamuela, HI          :41:21  13:20
  98 Richard Godin #1203       50 – 59      Honaunau, HI         :41:35  13:24
  99 Dakota Parker #1238       9 – 13       Spring Grove, PA     :41:51  13:30
 100 Sandy Parker #1233        40 – 49    F Spring Grove, PA     :41:54  13:30
 101 Anita Mraz #1226          40 – 49    F Duxbury, MA          :41:57  13:31
 102 Cathleen Jardine #1174    60 – 69    F Kamuela, HI          :42:13  13:37
 103 Elin Walburn #1216        60 – 69    F Hnp, HI              :42:25  13:40
 104 Enos Vaea #1135           9 – 13       Waikoloa, HI         :42:27  13:41
 105 Vickie Fick #1276         Military   F Kapolei, HI          :42:51  13:49
 106 Lana Mink #1275           Military   F Kapolei, HI          :42:52  13:49
 107 Kathy Doan #1125          40 – 49    F Papaikou, HI         :42:59  13:51
 108 Barbara Scarth #1131      60 – 69    F Kamuela, HI          :44:30  14:21
 109 Tia Quezada #1224         20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :44:33  14:22
 110 Allie Pim Sing #1147      14 – 19    F Volcano, HI          :44:39  14:24
 111 Laura Godin #1200         50 – 59    F Honaunau, HI         :44:49  14:27
 112 Siam Thomas #1232         1 – 8        Volcano, HI          :44:54  14:29
 113 Valerie Kanahele #1265    40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :45:11  14:34
 114 Kip Kanahele #1264        40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :45:12  14:34
 115 Linda Dejoria #1217       60 – 69    F Hnp, HI              :45:51  14:47
 116 Cindy Krantz #1262        60 – 69    F Honolulu, HI         :45:56  14:49
 117 Sharon Ibarra #1167       50 – 59    F Hilo, HI             :46:30  15:00
 118 John White #1240          50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :46:52  15:07
 119 Kirsten Mollegaard #1241  40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :46:54  15:07
 120 Jill Olson #1127          60 – 69    F Captain Cook, HI     :46:57  15:08
 121 Peter Walburn #1218       70 & Over    Hnp, HI              :47:06  15:11
 122 Carol Martin #1209        50 – 59    F Mt View, HI          :47:20  15:16
 123 Jeff Martin #1208         50 – 59      Mt View, HI          :47:22  15:16
 124 Jennifer Watt #1252       50 – 59    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :47:40  15:22
 125 Douglas Ward Mardfin #115 60 – 69      Hana, HI             :47:41  15:22
 126 Sigrid Southworth #1291   60 – 69    F Honolulu, HI         :47:43  15:23
 127 Liam Orr #1215            1 – 8        Hnp, HI              :47:45  15:24
 128 Tim Orr #1210             40 – 49      Hnp, HI              :47:46  15:24
 129 Jill Weber #1285          50 – 59    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :48:36  15:40
 130 Paula Langager #1255      40 – 49    F Priest River, ID     :48:37  15:40
 131 Petra Reinhardt #1128     50 – 59    F Captain Cook, HI     :48:38  15:41
 132 Lisa Oroc-Perea #1242     50 – 59    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :49:14  15:52
 133 Judy Migliori #1282       60 – 69    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :49:27  15:57
 134 Casey Jarman #1289        60 – 69    F Volcano, HI          :49:40  16:01
 135 Linda Jane Irwin #1145    60 – 69    F Volcano, HI          :49:41  16:01
 136 Nikka Takane #1257        20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :49:43  16:02
 137 Ayrton Takane #1258       1 – 8        Hilo, HI             :49:44  16:02
 138 Michelle Takaki #1229     50 – 59    F Volcano, HI          :49:56  16:06
 139 Diane Patch #1184         60 – 69    F Volcano, HI          :51:49  16:42
 140 Leayne Patch-Highfill #11 30 – 39    F Volcano, HI          :51:50  16:43
 141 Karin Brown #1280         60 – 69    F Kaneohe, HI          :51:51  16:43
 142 Donna Sullivan #1281      40 – 49    F Kaneohe, HI          :51:52  16:43
 143 Darla Deville #1176       50 – 59    F Volcano, HI          :52:35  16:57
 144 Lorna Gomes #1256         50 – 59    F Kailua, HI           :54:58  17:43
 145 Paul Gomes #1254          50 – 59      Kailua, HI           :55:00  17:44
 146 Marilyn Davis #1156       50 – 59    F Volcano, HI          :55:05  17:46
 147 Jane Vigilla #1139        30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :55:58  18:03
 148 Mel Vigilla #1138         40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :55:58  18:03
 149 Pohai Montague-Mullins #1 50 – 59    F Volcano, HI          :55:59  18:03
 150 Pualani Johnson #1273     50 – 59    F Hilo, HI             :56:00  18:03
 151 Elaine Salazar #1274      60 – 69    F Hilo, HI             :56:02  18:04
 152 Jiranan Thomas #1230      40 – 49    F Volcano, HI          :56:10  18:07
 153 Peggy Hindin #1253        60 – 69    F Volcano, HI          :56:11  18:07
 154 Lisa Haili #1178          30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :56:33  18:14
 155 Robert Yagi #1132         20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :56:34  18:14
 156 Audrey Nixon #1152        9 – 13     F Kamuela, HI          :56:36  18:15
 157 Lionel Haili #1270        30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :56:39  18:16
 158 Irene Tabor #1133         40 – 49    F Waikoloa, HI         :58:58  19:01
 159 Kaiulani Damaso #1137     50 – 59    F Waikoloa, HI         :59:01  19:02
 160 Joan King #1251           70 & Over  F Volcano, HI          :59:25  19:10
 161 Arlene Bali #1175         50 – 59    F Hnp, HI              :59:27  19:10
 162 Curt Wolfley #1269        9 – 13       Honolulu, HI        1:02:19  20:06
 163 Travis Wolfley #1267      40 – 49      Honolulu, HI        1:02:22  20:07
 164 Mary Graper #1153         40 – 49    F Chico, CA           1:11:02  22:54
 165 Jean Mardfin #1168        60 – 69    F Hana, HI            1:14:50  24:08
 166 Lucy Maloney #1244        60 – 69    F Hilo, HI            1:24:47  27:20
 167 Patty Halonen #1204       60 – 69    F Richmond, CA        1:24:48  27:21

Related posts: 

10K results  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/volcano-rain-forest-runs-10k-results/

Half results https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/volcano-rain-forest-run-half-marathon-results/

Story https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/many-firsts-at-new-volcano-rain-forest-runs/

Rain Forest Runs Preview https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/volcano-art-center-to-host-rain-forest-runs/

August 24, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keaau Fun Run Results and photo’s

Runners prepare for the start of the Cougar fun run

Runners prepare for the start of the Cougar fun run

1- kevin olsen       19:40                             25 – shawni cosma       30:45          
2- james clubbs     19:57                             26 – desiree sumaoang   31:18
3- stewart miyashiro     20:55                       27 -azmera h davis        31:52
4 – maka’ala lum ho      21:17                        28 – josie abitong       34:22
5 -wayne pavao       21:46                           29 – landru parker      36:41 
6 – shawn andrada    22:03                          29 – scott andrada      36:41
7- alan erickson        22:09                          31 – aaron knell         38:00
8- kekoa pheniche      22:21                         32 – may rose acupan   38:30
9 – davin aviento       22:37                          33 – cherish sumaoang     38:52
10 – deann nishimura-thornton   22:41            34 – lee ikeda             39:48
11- jeffery ferrell     23:56                             35 -cindy kai            43:22
12- dustin kawakami     25:00                        36- kaiwi mills           45:01
13- natalie hagermann    25:43                       37- china-lyn almeida   47:02
13- nicole panlachak    25:43                         38- nanea wong yuen      50:10
13- jessica busek        25:43                         39 – kamea phenicie        52:21
16- shaun parker     26:27                             40 – cynthia yamamoto      53:45
17- tiara “t” mills    26:46                               41- megan aiona         54:50
18- jordan sumida    26:57                              41- malama chong        54:50
19 – janelle guerrero   27:12                            43- inoke mills        55:28
20 – cliff ericksson     27:40                            44 -keiko mills       55:33
21- nicole mailhot      28:19                             45 -beau mills     55:34
22- darrel brown      28:20                               46 -haddon wong yuen    1:04:52
23- kauila wong yuen   28:26                           47- malcolm makua         1:06:04
24 – allen nguyen    30:15                                48 – cheryl nakagawa     1:06:04
 
special course finishers
hi’i lei wong yuen                                  deanne abitong
kekai wong yuen                                   l. white
amanda wuscher                                   kaimana napiha’a
august fernandez                                   britni napiha’a
mary jessica wescher                             kiani napiha’a
elizebeth wuscher                                  coutni napiha’a
thomas wuscher                                    tiffani napiha’a
jesse hulama                                        marlette napiha’a
ron punsacan                                       caylin cosma
guy hananio                                         mari camacho
 
these special course finishers were runners who didn’t run the whole course but supported and crossed the finish line anyway.

Proud Warrior finishers at Keaau

Proud Warrior finishers at Keaau

   
Walkers begin their 3-mile trek

Walkers begin their 3-mile trek

Several Cougar runners took the lead

Several Cougar runners took the lead

October 17, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment