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Mosch wins Volcano Rainforest 5.7 mile run

Chris Mosch

Former Honokaa running star and BIIF individual champion, Chris Mosch,

won the Volcano Rainforest 5.7 mile run.
There were a total of 15 runners that completed the improptu distance and Mosch beat out the field to win the Big Island event prior to leaving for college.

5.7 mile results

1 Christopher Mosch   15 - 19      Honoka'a, HI         :34:10  05:59
   2 Edward Ignacio      30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :36:27  06:23
   3 Andrew J Langtry    15 - 19      Hilo, HI             :37:50  06:38
   4 Stephen Hunter      15 - 19      Hilo, HI             :38:03  06:40
   5 Stewart Miyashiro   50 - 59      Volcano, HI          :40:01  07:01
   6 Alex Vu             20 - 29      Hilo, HI             :41:41  07:18
   7 Shalila De Bourmont 15 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :41:58  07:21
   8 Melissa Schad       30 - 39    F Papaaloa, HI         :42:19  07:25
   9 Jessica Kirkwood     20 - 29    F Keaau, HI            :42:30  07:27
  10 Ka'imikila Moraes    20 - 29      Volcano, HI          :42:41  07:29
  11 Denita Acker         30 - 39    F Washington, DC       :42:43  07:29
  12 Kerstin Busse        40 - 49    F Kailua Kona, HI      :43:09  07:34
  13 Joe Vittum           20 - 29      Kailua Kona, HI      :45:16  07:56
  14 Brent Olberding      30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :45:38  08:00

  15 Margie West          40 – 49    F Redding, CA          :58:32  10:16  (results by Jim Lovell)

August 20, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Exciting Conclusion to EMS 5K race

EMS 5K overall winners, Stone & Halford

Cousins Brett Shea and Jackson Halford battled for top honors in the 11th annual Emergency Medical Services 5K run held Sunday at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo.

Shea from Denver, Colorado and Halford of Volcano, along with Jason Braswell of the Big Island Running Company in Kona went toe to toe during the 3.1 mile race to make for an exciting race to the finish.

Shea led for most of the out and back race until being run down by Halford in the final 200 yards.

“In the final stretch, coming off Suisan Bridge, I was able to catch and pass him with the finish line in site,” Halford said.

Halford, a distance runner for Waiakea High School, had earlier in the month placed third at the HHSAA track & field championships in the 1500 and the junior Warrior stayed in shape over the past few weeks to meet the challenges of EMS event.

“Last year I was 4th overall in this race, but this year I continued to train since the state championship and never really felt tired today,” Jackson said of his winning time of 17 minutes and 14 seconds.

For his hard work Halford was able to shave 14 seconds of his personal best 5K time. 

Shea clocked in at 17:17 with Braswell finishing third in 17:21.

For the women it was Marianne Stone of Orchidland winning in 21:40 over Rosa Erck, 22:20; and Melissa Schad, 22:23.

“We recently moved to Hawaii from Missouri and I was quite surprised that I won,” Stone said.  “It was a very slow time for me as usually my 5K’s are in the sub 20 minute range.”

Stone is expecting to undergo knee surgery next month and hasn’t been running as many miles as she would have liked.

“This was my first run in Hawaii and I’m still in shock that I came in first for the women,” she said.

More than 800 runners and walkers converged at Liliuokalani Gardens on Sunday to take part in the Annual Emergency Medical Services fitness event.

“We had 801 registered participants, a record for this event,” an elated race organizer, Firefighter Jesse Ebersole said.  “All of this is in conjunction with National EMS week held around country where we showcase many of the services that we provide to our community.”

EMS keiki run

Participants had a choice of doing a 2 mile walk or a 3.1 mile competitive run along scenic Hilo Bayfront.  Later in the muggy morning youngsters under the age of 10 had fun doing a non-competitive mini run within the Liliuokalani Park grounds with a bright yellow EMS helicopter taking center stage on the keiki course.

Over the years EMS organizers have raised approximately $80,000 with the money going to help EMS personnel battling cancer.

“This year the money will go to three of our Hawaii Fire Department Firefighters battling cancer and to the American Cancer Society of Hawaii Island,” Ebersole said

The EMS also included a ‘public safety’ division which was open to police, fire, DLNR, corrections and the like employees.

For the second year in a row firefight Ian Smith and DLNR employee Lisa Hadway took top honors.

Smith, who is at the Waikoloa fire department, not only won the Public Safety Division he also won the stroller division as he pushed his 7 month old daughter, Emi, the entire way finishing in 19:54.

Sandwiched between Smith and Hadway was Hawaiian Paradise Park firefighter, Joe Wedemann who clocked in at 22:14.

“I’ve done 9 out of the 11 EMS runs,” Smith said.  “It’s not only a fun event, but it is also for a very good cause.”

Hadway is no stranger to the winner’s podium as she has won the Public Safety Division 5 out of 6 times she has entered.

“I didn’t run the year I was pregnant, in 2009,” she said.  “And last year I pushed a stroller and won both divisions, but this year without the stroller,  my time was 7 minutes faster at 22:27.”

Hadway finished as the fourth overall woman in the race as she looks to be even more competitive without the stroller.

“We’d like to thank the community for coming out strong in support of our event,” Ebersole said.  “We’d also like to thank the many generous sponsors who helped to make the event possible.”

Ebersole cited the LIVESTRONG Foundation who provided wristbands to all the participants and an autographed LIVESTRONG Jersey signed by Lance Armstrong that will be auctioned in September during the Sayre Awards Dinner.

Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/ems-5k-run-301-finishers-top-161-results/

May 30, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hilo’s EMS 5K run – 301 finishers, top 161 results

Public Safety winners, Hadway and Smith

Emergency Medical Services Run Walk
May 29, 2011 – Hilo, Hawaii

Overall Results – 5K

 Plc Name                   Division     Residence             Time   Pace

 1 Jackson Halford #89   16 – 19      Volcano, HI          :17:14  05:33

   2 Brett Shea #264       20 – 29      Denver, CO           :17:17  05:34

   3 Jason Braswell #33    30 – 39      Kailua-Kona, HI      :17:21  05:35

   4 Rhon Tvralde #399     20 – 29                           :18:32  05:58

   5 Joe Barcia #427       40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :18:34  05:59

   6 Justin Pang #242      20 – 29      Keaau, HI            :18:35  05:59

   7 Stefan Tomm #339      20 – 29                           :18:39  06:00

   8 Todd Mahronic #168    50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :18:54  06:05

   9 Nick Muragin #207     40 – 49      Ninole, HI           :19:03  06:08

  10 Bo Rasse #318         16 – 19                           :19:06  06:09

  11 Ian Smith #273        30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :19:54  06:25

  12 Shannon White #309    16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :20:13  06:31

  13 Andrew J Langtry #158 16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :20:15  06:31

  14 Stewart Miyashiro #20450 – 59      Volcano, HI          :20:22  06:34

  15 Steven Pavao #317     50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :20:27  06:35

  16 Shawn Doll #393       16 – 19                           :20:44  06:41

  17 Linden Villena #364    0 – 39      Hilo, HI             :20:53  06:44

  18 Stephen Hunter #109   11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :20:55  06:44

  19 Makaala Gagan #355    16 – 19                           :20:57  06:45

  20 Keith Marrack #175    40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :21:12  06:50

  21 James Murphy #356     50 – 59                           :21:31  06:56

  22 Dyson Sato #261       11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :21:44  07:00

  23 Marianne Stone #276   30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :21:48  07:01

  24 Timon Skinner #271    11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :21:52  07:03

  25 Rob Van Geen #368     40 – 49      Waikoloa, HI         :21:53  07:03

  26 Jonah Matsuura #183   1 – 10       Kurtistown, HI       :22:00  07:05

  27 Grant Uekawa #296    16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:03  07:06

  28 Ryne Uemura #353     16 – 19                           :22:07  07:08

  29 Joe Wedemann #304    40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :22:14  07:10

  30 Clint Anderson #8    30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :22:16  07:10

  31 Wayne Pavao #245     16 – 19      Keaau, HI            :22:18  07:11

  32 Rosa Erck #349       20 – 29    F                      :22:20  07:12

  33 Melissa Schad #262   30 – 39    F Papaaloa, HI         :22:23  07:13

  34 Lisa Hadway #88      30 – 39    F Pepeekeo, HI         :22:27  07:14

  35 Brenden Branco #32   16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:28  07:14

  36 Tyler Iyo #119       16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:35  07:17

  37 Ryan Thomas #380     16 – 19                           :22:36  07:17

  38 Deen Tsukamoto #290  50 – 59      Naalehu, HI          :22:39  07:18

  39 Lory Hunter #108     40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :22:40  07:18

  40 Ray Ibarra #111      50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :22:42  07:19

  41 Eric Helms #424      30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :22:49  07:21

  42 Mike Kelley #130     40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :22:52  07:22

  43 Kelly Freitas #74    50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :22:53  07:22

  44 Rebecca Mansfield    30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :22:57  07:24

  45 Max Panoff #367      11 – 15                           :22:59  07:24

  46 James Imai #340      20 – 29                           :23:00  07:25

  47 Phillip Kissinger    20 – 29      Kurtistown, HI       :23:02  07:25

  48 Normann Petersenn    40 – 49      Pepeekeo, HI         :23:08  07:27

  49 Dj Blinn #26         60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :23:10  07:28

  50 Melissa Braswell #34 30 – 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :23:17  07:30

  51 Dartennian Dayoan #5111 – 15      Papaikou, HI         :23:21  07:31

  52 Kevin Okumura #225   20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :23:22  07:32

  53 Justin Okuyama #226  20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :23:25  07:33

  54 Justin Ignacio #386  16 – 19                           :23:26  07:33

  55 Randy Sakoda #259    40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :23:28  07:34

  56 Paul Escobar #65     40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :23:32  07:35

  57 Steven Hiraki #98    30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :23:35  07:36

  58 Joshua Kubojiri #142 30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :23:37  07:37

  59 Stewart Hunter #107  40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :23:49  07:40

  60 Chas Huston #110     11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :23:51  07:41

  61 Garret Uyeda #363    20 – 29                           :23:59  07:44

  62 Donovan Macanas #16  11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :24:01  07:44

  63 Davin Padilla #240   30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :24:03  07:45

  64 Iris Liberato #162   20 – 29    F Pepeekeo, HI         :24:06  07:46

  65 Alison Mansfield     20 – 29    F Papaikou, HI         :24:12  07:48

  66 James Hank #90       50 – 59      Mt. View, HI         :24:13  07:48

  67 Harris Kaneshiro     60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :24:19  07:50

  68 Tessa McLauren #350  30 – 39    F                      :24:24  07:52

  69 Karina Lawrence #373 16 – 19    F                      :24:30  07:54

  70 Andrew M Langtry #15740 – 49      Hilo, HI             :24:43  07:58

  71 Wendy Yamada #312    40 – 49    F Keaau, HI            :24:45  07:59

  72 Shawn Suga #277      30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :24:47  07:59

  73 Taylor Mabuni #394   11 – 15      Kailua-Kona, HI      :24:54  08:01

  74 Roy Yamada #314      30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :24:58  08:03

  75 Michael Stimson #275 40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :25:03  08:04

  76 Ric Galdones #80     40 – 49      Papaikou, HI         :25:06  08:05

  77 Kai Garson-Shumway   11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :25:10  08:07

  78 James Guenthoer #86  50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :25:14  08:08

  79 Johnnelle Chun #44   40 – 49    F Kamuela, HI          :25:15  08:08

  80 Tim Christopher #42  40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :25:28  08:12

  81 Vanessa Ignacio #115 11 – 15    F Hilo, HI             :25:35  08:15

  82 Dawn Patterson #243  30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :25:36  08:15

  83 Edgar Tuliao #293    40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :25:39  08:16

  84 Dylan Mabuni #395    40 – 49      Kailua Kona, HI      :25:44  08:18

  85 Pulama O’Shaughnessy 20 – 29    F                      :25:53  08:20

  86 Bryanna Delima #53   20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :25:54  08:21

  87 Thomas Gomez #85     30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :25:55  08:21

  88 Jenna Nakao #214     20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :25:57  08:22

  89 Rodrigo Romo #341    40 – 49                           :26:00  08:23

  90 Melanie Arakaki #10  40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :26:07  08:25

  91 Robert Hillier #96   60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :26:08  08:25

  92 Greg Esteban #66     40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :26:10  08:26

  93 Bryan Kusano #143    30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :26:13  08:27

  94 Ku Mei Kern #135     30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:14  08:27

  95 Christian Wong #310  30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :26:16  08:28

  96 Marlon Fernandez #71 30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :26:20  08:29

  97 Kendra Ignacio #114  30 – 39    F Laupahoehoe, HI      :26:25  08:31

  98 Harlou Galima #81    20 – 29      Pahoa, HI            :26:27  08:31

  99 Audrey Terada #282   30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:28  08:32

 100 Charles Sakoda #260  60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :26:34  08:34

 101 Aaron Morita #344    50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :26:36  08:34

 102 Big Dog #303         60 – 69      Keaau, HI            :26:39  08:35

 103 Andrew Macanas #166  40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :26:40  08:36

 104 Megan Wery #307      20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :26:43  08:37

 105 Skye Ombac #227      11 – 15    F Hilo, HI             :26:46  08:38

 106 Jacob Murphy #357   16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :26:51  08:39

 107 Jeff Tarby #281     40 – 49      Lisle, IL            :26:54  08:40

 108 Sage VanKralingen   20 – 29    F                      :26:57  08:41

 109 Corin Kim #123      16 – 19    F Hilo, HI             :27:00  08:42

 110 Thalei Kamalani-Manpathou10     F                      :27:01  08:42

 111 Cecily Unoki #298   20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :27:06  08:44

 112 Robert Shapiro #263 50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :27:20  08:49

 113 Laurie Kaneta #126  50 – 59    F Hilo, HI             :27:21  08:49

 114 Robin Bauman #23    40 – 49    F Keaau, HI            :27:22  08:49

 115 Edwin Ranan #252    50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :27:23  08:50

 116 Laney Azevedo #16   20 – 29    F Pepeekeo, HI         :27:32  08:52

 117 Alan Mitsuyoshi #20160 – 69      Pepeekeo, HI         :27:36  08:54

 118 Keegan Lerma #332   20 – 29      Captain Cook, HI     :27:39  08:55

 119 Ryan Chun #43       11 – 15      Kamuela, HI          :27:42  08:56

 120 Melanie Keolanui    30 – 39    F                      :27:49  08:58

 121 Charles Umemoto     30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :27:57  09:00

 122 Sandy Connick #45   50 – 59    F Keaau, HI            :27:59  09:01

 123 Dominic Hiro #100   40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :28:04  09:03

 124 Monalisa Durkan #59 20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :28:05  09:03

 125 Jamie Irie #116     30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :28:07  09:04

 126 Dusty Amaral #5     20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :28:08  09:04

 127 Frank Douglass #56  50 – 59      Pahoa, HI            :28:19  09:08

 128 Angela Menking #327 30 – 39    F                      :28:23  09:09

 129 Alicia Tsukamoto    20 – 29    F Naalehu, HI          :28:26  09:10

 130 Sharie Ichinose     11 – 15    F Hilo, HI             :28:29  09:11

 131 Tricia Wong #311    30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :28:31  09:11

 132 Natasha Rafferty    30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :28:32  09:12

 133 Matthias Kusch #144 40 – 49      Pepeekeo, HI         :28:37  09:13

 134 Jenelle Bird #25    20 – 29    F Pahoa, HI            :28:40  09:14

 135 Stacie Ichinose     40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :28:42  09:15

 136 Veronica Wedemann   30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :28:45  09:16

 137 Lanessa Mcclellan   40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :28:48  09:17

 138 Brendacee Batin     20 – 29    F                      :28:49  09:17

 139 Adrienne Ohashi     20 – 29    F Honolulu, HI         :28:50  09:18

 140 Connie Larsen #381  40 – 49    F                      :28:51  09:18

 141 Adams Agtarap #385  30 – 39                           :28:57  09:20

 142 Jill Maki #169      30 – 39    F Hawi, HI             :28:59  09:20

 143 Vivian Carnate #333 20 – 29    F                      :29:00  09:21

 144 Harriet Parsons     20 – 29    F                      :29:01  09:21

 145 Peter Matsuura #184  1 – 10       Kurtistown, HI       :29:02  09:21

 146 Harvey Nakasone     50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :29:03  09:22

 147 Ryan Kawano #129    16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :29:04  09:22

 148 Dick Amato #315     70 – 79                           :29:06  09:23

 149 Charles Bostwick    50 – 59      Mt. View, HI         :29:07  09:23

 150 Duane Rapoza #348   20 – 29                           :29:08  09:23

 151 Ren Kuwaye-Tamanaha 11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :29:08  09:23

 152 Reyn Cabarloc #425  40 – 49                           :29:09  09:24

 153 Jace Nagao #212     11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :29:10  09:24

 154 Errol Fernandez #72 30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :29:13  09:25

 155 Lloyd Leslie #160   50 – 59      Paauhau, HI          :29:33  09:31

 156 Paula Thompson #284 50 – 59    F Volcano, HI          :29:35  09:32

 157 Jonathan Faisao #69 20 – 29      Keaau, HI            :29:54  09:38

 158 Mario Labiano #319  40 – 49                           :29:56  09:39

 159 Marie Kuramoto #365 60 – 69    F Hilo, HI             :29:58  09:40

 160 Leanne Silva #269   30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :29:59  09:40

161 Sonya Matsuura #187 40 – 49    F Kurtistown, HI       :30:01  09:40

May 29, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EMS 5K race results 2010

Overall 5K women's winners, with the chief

Emergency Medical Services Run Walk
May 30, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii                                 Overall Results – 5K

 Plc Name                      Division     Residence             Time   Pace

   1 Billy Barnett             20 - 29      Volcano, HI          :16:35  05:20
   2 Jason Braswell            30 - 39      Kailua-Kona, HI      :17:27  05:37
   3 Tyde Kaneshiro            16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :17:46  05:43
   4 Jackson Halford           11 - 15      Volcano, HI          :18:16  05:53
   5 Justin Pang               16 - 19      Keaau, HI            :18:58  06:07
   6 Alan Ryan                 30 - 39      Laupahoehoe, HI      :19:03  06:08
   7 Todd Marohnic             50 - 59      Volcano, HI          :19:05  06:09
   8 Shannon White             16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :19:48  06:23
   9 Ian Smith                 30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :19:50  06:23
  10 Farrah Madanay            16 - 19    F Honolulu, HI         :19:55  06:25
  11 Michael Brown             30 - 39      Pepeekeo, HI         :19:56  06:25
  12 Bryce Harada              16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :19:58  06:26
  13 Brandt Mabuni             16 - 19      Kailua-Kona, HI      :20:08  06:29
  14 Ziggy Bartholomy          11 - 15      Hawi, HI             :20:11  06:30
  15 James Murphy              50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :20:15  06:31
  16 Keith Marrack             30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :20:23  06:34
  17 Makaala Gahan             16 - 19      Volcano, HI          :20:52  06:43
  18 Chad Teshima              11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :20:55  06:44
  19 Wayne Pavao               16 - 19      Keaau, HI            :20:58  06:45
  20 Weston Willard            30 - 39      Pepeekeo, HI         :21:02  06:47
  21 Adam Busek                40 - 49      Keaau, HI            :21:08  06:49
  22 James Clubbs              16 - 19      Mt View, HI          :21:20  06:52
  23 Linden Villena            30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :21:31  06:56
  24 Ray Whitford              30 - 39      Kailua Kona, HI      :21:33  06:57
  25 Stephen Hunter            11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :21:40  06:59
  26 Lory Hunter               40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :21:42  07:00
  27 Clint Anderson            30 - 39      Kurtistown, HI       :21:54  07:03
  28 Shalila De Bourmont       16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :22:00  07:05
  29 Deann Nishimura           16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :22:10  07:09
  30 Drywall Westfall          30 - 39      Waikoloa, HI         :22:12  07:09
  31 D J Blinn                 60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :22:20  07:12
  32 Jon Kunitake              60 - 69      Holualoa, HI         :22:33  07:16
  33 Melissa Schad             30 - 39    F Papaaloa, HI         :22:35  07:17
  34 Kainoa Willey             20 - 29      Kailua Kona, HI      :22:37  07:17
  35 Melissa Braswell          30 - 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :22:41  07:19
  36 Amy Duerler               30 - 39    F Papaaloa, HI         :22:42  07:19
  37 Rob Van Geen              40 - 49      Waikoloa, HI         :22:58  07:24
  38 Alexis Mabuni             16 - 19    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :23:39  07:37
  39 Michelle Shepard Gates    40 - 49    F Silver Creek, NY     :24:09  07:47
  40 Jayson Stepetin           30 - 39      Waikoloa, HI         :24:11  07:48
  41 Felicia Hammer            11 - 15    F Hilo, HI             :24:12  07:48
  42 Mathew Crowell            16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :24:15  07:49
  43 Meredith Ing              30 - 39    F Pepeekeo, HI         :24:17  07:50
  44 Gregory Lum Ho            40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :24:19  07:50
  45 Blair Howard              20 - 29      Pepeekeo, HI         :24:22  07:51
  46 Brandy Stepetin           20 - 29    F Waikoloa, HI         :24:27  07:53
  47 Rick Camp                 40 - 49      Volcano, HI          :24:31  07:54
  48 Big Dog                   60 - 69      Keaau, HI            :24:33  07:55
  49 Kelly Freitas             50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :24:34  07:55
  50 Melanie Arakaki           30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :24:35  07:55
  51 Katelyn Bennett           20 - 29    F Fairbanks, AK        :24:37  07:56
  52 Donovan Macanas           11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :24:38  07:56
  53 Micah Kanehailua          11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :24:44  07:58
  54 Robert Hillier            60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :24:46  07:59
  55 Tim Christopher           40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :24:50  08:00
  56 Lisa Bryant               50 - 59    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :24:51  08:00
  57 Kimberly Rojo             30 - 39    F Papaikou, HI         :24:55  08:02
  58 James Guenthoer           50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :24:58  08:03
  59 Angel Mabuni              16 - 19    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :25:00  08:03
  60 Daniel Okubo              16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :25:01  08:04
  61 Dylan Mabuni              40 - 49      Kailua-Kona, HI      :25:04  08:05
  62 Richard Kerr              11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :25:11  08:07
  63 Ryne Uemura               16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :25:12  08:07
  64 Esther Kanehailua         40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :25:14  08:08
  65 Davin Padilla             30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :25:16  08:09
  66 Deen Tsukamoto            50 - 59      Naalehu, HI          :25:20  08:10
  67 Ric Galdones              40 - 49      Papaikou, HI         :25:21  08:10
  68 Steven Hammer             16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :25:22  08:10
  69 Bryanna De Lima           16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :25:23  08:11
  70 Greg Cameron              50 - 59      Kamuela, HI          :25:25  08:11
  71 Cameron Anderson          11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :25:26  08:12
  72 Linda Hansen              30 - 39    F Keaau, HI            :25:27  08:12
  73 Joel Queddeng             30 - 39      Papaikou, HI         :25:28  08:12
  74 Jenna Nakao               20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :25:31  08:13
  75 Michelle Whitford         30 - 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :25:38  08:16
  76 Lindsay Englund           20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :25:39  08:16
  77 Jon Mabuni                30 - 39      Kailua-Kona, HI      :25:41  08:17
  78 Sean Burke                16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :26:00  08:23
  79 Liz Noetzel               40 - 49    F Kamuela, HI          :26:02  08:23
  80 Jacob Murphy              16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :26:09  08:26
  81 James Hank                40 - 49      Mt View, HI          :26:13  08:27
  82 Eva Naniole               50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :26:19  08:29
  83 Evalena Sumi              20 - 29    F Kailua Kona, HI      :26:23  08:30
  84 Reymundo Garcia           60 - 69      Kailua Kona, HI      :26:24  08:30
  85 Ray Ibarra                50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :26:28  08:32
  86 Twila Ashley              30 - 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :26:38  08:35
  87 Mikiko Takato             11 - 15    F Hilo, HI             :26:39  08:35
  88 Lehua Paishon             30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:41  08:36
  89 Mike Gates                50 - 59      Silver Creek, NY     :26:50  08:39
  90 Ku Mei Kern               30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:51  08:39
  91 Shea Pitoy                16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :26:51  08:39
  92 Steven Hiraki             30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :26:52  08:40
  93 Jason Saturnio            30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :27:11  08:46
  94 Erik Ashley               40 - 49      Kailua Kona, HI      :27:16  08:47
  95 Hope Braceros             20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :27:20  08:49
  96 Harvey Nakasone           50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :27:23  08:50
  97 Debbie Mabuni             30 - 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :27:31  08:52
  98 Neekowee Clearwater       20 - 29      Hilo, HI             :27:32  08:52
  99 Charles Keane             50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :27:33  08:53
 100 Veronica Wedemann         30 - 39    F Keaau, HI            :27:34  08:53
 101 Joseph Wedemann           40 - 49      Keaau, HI            :27:52  08:59
 102 Megan Wery                16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :27:55  09:00
 103 Beau Kukona               20 - 29      Hilo, HI             :27:56  09:00
 104 Brian Koge                50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :27:59  09:01
 105 Thomas Gomez              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :28:03  09:02
 106 Errol Fernandez           30 - 39      Keaau, HI            :28:06  09:03
 107 Sandy Connick             50 - 59    F Keaau, HI            :28:11  09:05
 108 Kevin Iwasaki             20 - 29      Hilo, HI             :28:15  09:06
 109 Joel Scharer              16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :28:20  09:08
 110 Caron Badis               30 - 39    F Keaau, HI            :28:22  09:09
 111 Dominic Badis             30 - 39      Keaau, HI            :28:24  09:09
 112 Joshua Kubojiri           30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :28:27  09:10
 113 Natalie Hagemann          11 - 15    F Mountain View, HI    :28:28  09:10
 114 Jessica Busek             11 - 15    F Keaau, HI            :28:29  09:11
 115 Amy Ray McWhinney         30 - 39    F Keaau, HI            :28:32  09:12
 116 Michael Scharer           16 - 19      Papaikou, HI         :28:37  09:13
 117 Marlon Fernandez          30 - 39      Kurtistown, HI       :28:38  09:14
 118 Lisa Mabuni               40 - 49    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :28:41  09:15
 119 Michelle Vieira           20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :28:42  09:15
 120 Christian Wong            30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :28:48  09:17
 121 Andrew Macanas            40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :28:54  09:19
 122 Chas Huston               11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :29:00  09:21
 123 Kiko Camp                 30 - 39    F Volcano, HI          :29:02  09:21
 124 Pam Everett               60 - 69    F Kurtistown, HI       :29:12  09:25
 125 Paula Thompson            50 - 59    F Volcano, HI          :29:17  09:26
 126 Lisa Hadway               30 - 39    F Pepeekeo, HI         :29:31  09:31
 127 Skye Matsuura             11 - 15    F Kurtistown, HI       :29:33  09:31
 128 Charles Bostwick          50 - 59      Mt. View, HI         :29:41  09:34
 129 Lauren Kerr               16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :29:45  09:35
 130 Jerelyn Hammer            40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :29:46  09:36
 131 Maile Kawailima           30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :29:47  09:36
 132 Laurie Schafer            20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :29:49  09:37
 133 Kelly Green               20 - 29    F Papaikou, HI         :29:52  09:38
 134 Taylor Mabuni             11 - 15      Kailua-Kona, HI      :29:53  09:38
 135 Kara Uchida               30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :29:55  09:39
 136 Sonya Matsuura            40 - 49    F Kurtistown, HI       :29:57  09:39
 137 Leanne Silva              30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :29:57  09:39
 138 Tara Leao                 30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :29:58  09:40
 139 Lois Nishida              50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :30:00  09:40
 140 Darrell Huston            40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :30:01  09:40
 141 Levi Hookano              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :30:03  09:41
 142 Lamar Pacheco             30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :30:04  09:41
 143 Bobby Baring              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :30:06  09:42
 144 Aaron Morita              50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :30:10  09:43
 145 Marty Shimizu             50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :30:13  09:44
 146 Tricia Wong               30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :30:28  09:49
 147 Bethany Bisel             11 - 15    F Hilo, HI             :30:30  09:50
 148 Jaime Park                30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :30:31  09:50
 149 Meadow Lambert            11 - 15    F Hilo, HI             :30:33  09:51
 150 Rae Mori                  50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :30:43  09:54
 151 Zackary Licnty            16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :30:47  09:55
 152 Dave Adachi               40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :30:51  09:57
 153 Darin Doctor              40 - 49      Kailua-Kona, HI      :31:01  10:00
 154 Edgar Tuliao              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :31:03  10:00
 155 Lauren Mabuni             11 - 15    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :31:07  10:02
 156 Betty Ben                 60 - 69    F Hilo, HI             :31:12  10:03
 157 Charlene Lagrimas         60 - 69    F Hilo, HI             :31:13  10:04
 158 Greg Esteban              40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :31:14  10:04
 159 Leah Pukahi               30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :31:16  10:05
 160 Charles Heaukulani        50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :31:18  10:05
 161 Brian Brown               30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :31:24  10:07
 162 Shelley Doctor            30 - 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :31:28  10:09
 163 Adrel Vicente             30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :31:30  10:09
 164 Alicia Tsukamoto          20 - 29    F Naalehu, HI          :31:32  10:10
 165 Roxane Hashide            50 - 59    F Papaikou, HI         :31:35  10:11
 166 Dee Torres                50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :31:43  10:13
 167 Jo Ann Aurello            50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :31:47  10:15
 168 Trudy Sleightholm         30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :31:49  10:15
 169 Erik Hashimoto            30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :31:56  10:18
 170 Jeffrey Fendentz          60 - 69      Mt View, HI          :32:01  10:19
 171 Chayse Collins            16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :32:03  10:20
 172 Jonette Calicdan          30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :32:11  10:22
 173 Ikaika Brigoli            16 - 19      Mt View, HI          :32:14  10:23
 174 Lynne Hiraoka-Pitoy       50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :32:16  10:24
 175 Ean Nagamine              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :32:21  10:26
 176 Edgar Niro                30 - 39      Keaau, HI            :32:22  10:26
 177 Nolan Yamaki              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :32:35  10:30
 178 Lee Collins               50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :32:39  10:31
 179 Avi Fhima                 30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :32:42  10:32
 180 Cristle Jose              16 - 19    F Keaau, HI            :32:58  10:38
 181 Arlene Padasdao           30 - 39    F Keaau, HI            :32:59  10:38
 182 Laurie Kaneta             50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :33:01  10:39
 183 Lynn Miyamoto             40 - 49    F Pepeekeo, HI         :33:02  10:39
 184 Mahi Hiatt                40 - 49    F Kamuela, HI          :33:05  10:40
 185 Michael Lynch             40 - 49      Aiea, HI             :33:10  10:41
 186 Dennis Shigeoka           60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :33:14  10:43
 187 Jocelyne Santana          20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :33:17  10:44
 188 Lacey Cameron             20 - 29    F Kamuela, HI          :33:18  10:44
 189 Kristi Connick            20 - 29    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :33:23  10:46
 190 Kiana Rae Baruela         11 - 15    F Hilo, HI             :33:37  10:50
 191 Riley Hiatt               1 - 10       Kamuela, HI          :33:44  10:52
 192 Crystal Makekau           30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :33:46  10:53
 193 Ella Kusch                1 - 10     F Pepeekeo, HI         :33:46  10:53
 194 Dorothy Kaneshiro         30 - 39    F Honokaa, HI          :33:50  10:54
 195 Gerilyn Duldulao          20 - 29    F Honokaa, HI          :33:52  10:55
 196 Christi Niimi             30 - 39    F Pahoa, HI            :34:04  10:59
 197 Lisa Wood                 50 - 59    F Paauilo, HI          :34:15  11:02
 198 Anthony Ganancial         30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :34:22  11:05
 199 Magnus Namohala-Roloos    1 - 10       Hilo, HI             :34:25  11:06
 200 Elena Hiro                30 - 39    F Hio, HI              :34:27  11:06
 201 Jamie Ebersole            1 - 10       Hilo, HI             :34:29  11:07
 202 Michele Ebersole          40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :34:31  11:08
 203 Marie Kuramoto            60 - 69    F Hilo, HI             :34:33  11:08
 204 Erin Nacis                30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :34:37  11:10
 205 Geary Kansou              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :34:50  11:14
 206 John Gouveia              40 - 49      Keaau, HI            :34:52  11:14
 207 Alison Lynch              30 - 39    F Aiea, HI             :34:54  11:15
 208 Ron Furukawa              50 - 59      Honolulu, HI         :35:03  11:18
 209 Monica Arnett             40 - 49    F Papaaloa, HI         :35:06  11:19
 210 Jerry Hiatt               60 - 69      Kamuela, HI          :35:16  11:22
 211 Rick Otani                50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :35:27  11:26
 212 Evelyn Kokubun            60 - 69    F Keaau, HI            :35:38  11:29
 213 Hannah Osborn             11 - 15    F Keaau, HI            :35:49  11:33
 214 Warren Matsuda            60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :35:56  11:35
 215 Danielle Haili            30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :36:00  11:36
 216 Michele Macanas           40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :36:10  11:40
 217 Courtney Carroll          20 - 29    F Mt View, HI          :36:13  11:40
 218 Jadeen Tsukamoto          20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :36:30  11:46
 219 Kandice Kubojiri          30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :36:41  11:50
 220 Allison Sakoda            11 - 15    F Hilo, HI             :36:47  11:51
 221 Marilou Huston            40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :36:54  11:54
 222 Florencio Guerpo          70 - 79      Honokaa, HI          :36:57  11:55
 223 Herb Wegner               60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :37:00  11:56
 224 Kylee Ancheta             11 - 15    F Hilo, HI             :37:11  11:59
 225 John Murphy               11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :37:13  12:00
 226 Hana Romo                 1 - 10     F Hilo, HI             :37:19  12:02
 227 Lori Kamimura             30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :37:21  12:02
 228 Robert Nagamine           70 - 79      Hilo, HI             :37:22  12:03
 229 Cindy Kuwana              30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :37:24  12:03
 230 Bertram Carvalho          30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :37:30  12:05
 231 Violet Hart               1 - 10     F Keaau, HI            :37:33  12:06
 232 Ruby Wysocky              1 - 10     F Keaau, HI            :37:35  12:07
 233 Susan Cordell             40 - 49    F Keaau, HI            :37:36  12:07
 234 Jill Osborn               30 - 39    F Keaau, HI            :37:38  12:08
 235 Christine Gumbs           20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :37:39  12:08
 236 Darin Gumbs               30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :37:41  12:09
 237 Kelley Heaukulani         40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :37:48  12:11
 238 Malcolm Makua             60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :38:19  12:21
 239 Jill Bisel                30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :38:22  12:22
 240 Phillip Bisel             40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :38:28  12:24
 241 Alison Tateishi           50 - 59    F Pahoa, HI            :38:59  12:34
 242 Wallace Ogata             50 - 59      Hilo, HI             :39:03  12:35
 243 Celeste Keanaaina         30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :39:11  12:38
 244 Misae Wela                50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :39:15  12:39
 245 Linda Young               30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :39:22  12:41
 246 Christopher Young         30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :39:23  12:42
 247 Linda Nako                60 - 69    F Hilo, HI             :39:25  12:42
 248 Gerald Izumi              60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :39:28  12:43
 249 Marshall Kanehailua       40 - 49      Hilo, HI             :39:41  12:48
 250 Deborah Namohala          30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :39:44  12:49
 251 Saydielyn Arakaki         11 - 15    F Kurtistown, HI       :39:46  12:49
 252 Courtney Park             11 - 15    F Keaau, HI            :39:48  12:50
 253 Samantha Williams         16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :39:56  12:52
 254 Kaelyn Anderson           16 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :39:57  12:53
 255 Sage-Lee Medeiros-Garcia  16 - 19      Hilo, HI             :40:00  12:54
 256 Jodie Padilla             40 - 49    F Mt View, HI          :40:20  13:00
 257 Dominador Padilla         60 - 69      Hilo, HI             :40:22  13:01
 258 Keoki Wood                50 - 59      Paauilo, HI          :40:59  13:13
 259 Cherylyn Hillier          60 - 69    F Hilo, HI             :41:36  13:25
 260 Jane Caliboso             20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :41:52  13:30
 261 Nicole Bello              20 - 29    F Hilo, HI             :41:53  13:30
 262 Carol Myrianthis          50 - 59    F Hilo, HI             :42:06  13:34
 263 Samuel Paltin             80 & Over    Hilo, HI             :42:09  13:35
 264 Lenora Hauanio            30 - 39    F Honokaa, HI          :42:21  13:39
 265 Mayumi Ito                30 - 39    F Hilo, HI             :43:26  14:00
 266 Meguru Ito                30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :43:27  14:00
 267 Dina Jang                 30 - 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :43:38  14:04
 268 Chad Atkins               30 - 39      Kailua-Kona, HI      :43:40  14:05
 269 Thomas Reppuhn            60 - 69      Volcano, HI          :43:53  14:09
 270 Marla Hank                30 - 39    F Mt View, HI          :44:03  14:12
 271 Jo Kim                    60 - 69    F Paauilo, HI          :44:52  14:28
 272 Seonaid Nakata            40 - 49    F Keaau, HI            :45:14  14:35
 273 Caleb Westfall            1 - 10       Waikoloa, HI         :45:49  14:46
 274 Daphne Honma              40 - 49    F Paauilo, HI          :46:29  14:59
 275 Cathi Yamanaka            60 - 69    F Hilo, HI             :46:31  15:00
 276 Tina Cook                 40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :46:33  15:00
 277 Tevyn Gomez               11 - 15      Hilo, HI             :46:40  15:03
 278 Adriano Vicente           70 - 79      Hilo, HI             :46:47  15:05
 279 Melvin Mabuni             70 - 79      Kailua-Kona, HI      :47:25  15:17
 280 Jennifer Bell             40 - 49    F Keaau, HI            :47:47  15:24
 281 Cameron Wysocky           1 - 10       Keaau, HI            :48:00  15:29
 282 Cynthia Yamamoto          50 - 59    F Kurtistown, HI       :49:54  16:05
 283 Joshua Padilla            20 - 29      Mt View, HI          :50:27  16:16
 284 Vergie Freitas            40 - 49    F Hilo, HI             :50:34  16:18
 285 Jaylea Arzaga             1 - 10     F Hilo, HI             :51:08  16:29
 286 Noemi Arzaga              30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :51:12  16:30
 287 Rudy Arzaga               30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :51:16  16:32
 288 Violet Tanimoto           70 - 79    F Hilo, HI             :51:34  16:38
 289 Elena Freitas             1 - 10     F Hilo, HI            1:03:57  20:37
 290 Joey Freitas              40 - 49      Hilo, HI            1:03:59  20:38
 291 Magie Freitas             1 - 10     F Hilo, HI            1:04:27  20:47
 292 Marshall Freitas          40 - 49      Hilo, HI            1:04:29  20:48
 293 Ariana Nussbaum           11 - 15    F Honomu, HI          1:04:31  20:48
 294 Loretta Nussbaum          50 - 59    F Honomu, HI          1:04:33  20:49

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hawaii Youth Sports Conference a Big Success

Dana Takahara-Dias

Dana Takahara-Dias

More than 150 student athletes, coaches and parents meet this past Saturday at the University of Hawaii Campus Center for a daylong conference on how to facilitate a more positive experience for those youngsters in sports.

    FEAHY, Facilitating Extraordinary Accomplishments in Hawaii’s Youth, brought together a variety of guest speakers that were divided into two morning sessions, one for coaches entitled Developing Competitors and the other for student athletes called Becoming a Triple Impact Competitor.

   Key note speaker was University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine basketball coach, Dana Takahara-Dias.

   Takahara-Dias is a former Rainbow Wahine player, 1985-1988, under legendary coach Vince Goo brings the same energy and wisdom as her former coach.

   The new Rainbow Wahine skipper spoke about her years playing ball which began at age nine.  “I believe that there are three areas that made me the person I am today,” she said.  “The first came from what I learned from my parents, second was what I learned in school, and third was the education that I received on the field, the courts and on the diamond.”

   Takahara-Dias spoke about her secret dream of playing college ball one day for the Rainbows.  How she felt on her first days as a walk on freshman at UH and on making the team.  “On the first day of tryouts I gave all that I could and practiced as if there was no tomorrow,” she said.  “But I still didn’t feel like I belonged and I knew that I needed to work harder.”

   By her sophomore year at UH she had been given a full athletic scholarship, then in her junior year she became the starting point guard. At the start of her senior year she was selected by her teammates to be Team Captain.

   “What I learned from team sports has brought me here today,” Takahara-Dias said.  After graduating from UH and playing basketball for the Rainbow Wahine Takahara-Dias spent 15 years as a special needs teacher.

   Prior to signing on as the new UH basketball coach, Takahara-Dias, was working for the City and County of Honolulu as the director of customer service.

   “I have a very simple goal as a player and now as a coach and that is to improve every single day,” she said.

   Following Takahara-Dias’ keynote address participants were able to hear additional speakers on a variety of topics aimed at enhancing the student/athlete experience.

Melissa Schad
Melissa Schad

Laupahoehoe swim coach, Melissa Schad was pleased with what she learned during the daylong conference.  “This conference has helped me be a more positive coach and has showed me what an impact coaches have on their athletes.”

   “Most of the speakers were primarily talking about ball sports, so I had to think outside the box as swimming is more of an individual sport,” Schad said.

    Asked what was the most interesting aspect of the conference Schad replied, “I related well to the speakers stories, I like when they brought something up that was personal because it relates better to my own personal experiences.”

Kamuela Johansen
Kamuela Johansen

Volunteer track and field coach from Waiakea High School, Kamuela Johansen, also came away with ideas that could enhance his coaching.  “I wanted to learn how to become a better coach so that the athletes can gain a better appreciation for the sport that I teaching them,” he said.

   “I liked the many “do’s” and “don’t” for coaches.  There are many verbal and non verbal ways that coaches communicate and sometimes with just a roll of the eyes or a nod of the head that can convey negative feelings towards the player,” Johansen said.

Hilo High freshman, Chris Torrison, who plays soccer for the Vikings, came to learn how to be a better player.  “The speakers were helping us with ways we can boost our emotional feelings to help us become a better player,” he said.

   “One thing they told us was to look in the mirror and repeat to yourself no one can change you, but you,” Torrison said.

   Torrison also provided insight into how various coaches can bring out the best and worst in a player.  “I’ve had coaches that yell and it brings us down and we end up playing worse,” he said.  “If you’re positive as a player it will also help the team as it can determine if we win or lose the game.”

   Numerous speakers were involved in helping conduct the breakout sessions where the emphasis was placed on teaching ways to “honor the game.”

   Dexter Irvin, the newly appointed director of Athletics at UH Hilo, along with Doug Conners, Randy Hirokawa, Amy Malinowski and Mason Souza conducted an hour long panel discussion on “How we do youth sports on the Big Island of Hawaii – Our local culture.”

   The panel discussion was moderated by ESPN Hawaii Radio personality, Josh Pacheco and kicked off a morning full of motivating and positive discussions geared at helping to enhance youth sports in our community.

   The FEAHY conference was hosted by Positive Coaching Alliance who believes that the most important aspect of youth sports participation should be the teaching of life lessons by their coaches.

   PCA nationally works to train youth coaches in the positive ways of working with young people in athletics.

   PCA Big Island has been providing live, research-based training workshops and practical tools development for several years, according to spokeswoman Jeannie Yagi.

    For more information on the PCA go to their web site at http://www.positivecoach.org.

 

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment