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Hilo to Volcano Relay team Results

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

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

UHH to cut Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Programs

 UHH to eliminate men’s & women’s cross country:  Inside sources have leaked that the athletic department, under Dexter Irvin, is looking to make 10 percent budget cuts in the 2011 – 2012 season.Irvin and his staff have decided to eliminate, or suspend for two years, the men’s and women’s cross country program.Getting rid of cross country would save the Vulcan athletic department approximately $100,000 per year which would fit into the goal of reducing cost by 10 percent.Cross country is a non revenue producing sport and the UHH athletic department is looking at ways of increasing revenue.Many of our local runners have gone onto run at the collegiate level at UHH under Coach Jaime Guerpo who has recruited heavily within the state.

Keoni and Nick Ucker, along with Justin Pang formerly of Christian Liberty Academy; James Imai from Waiakea, Nick and Nina Hagemann of Keaau, Stefano Barbis and Milia Williams from Hilo, are just a few of the many talented local runners that Guerpo had recruited in recent years.

The athletic department is more concerned with high profile sports that can generate revenue as sports such as cross country, golf and tennis may be on its way out.

Coach Guerpo hasn’t given up and will be presenting a variety of options to the UHH athletic department.  If you’d like to help you can write letters to the UHH athletic department and address it to Mr. Dexter Irvine.

I hope the program can somehow be salvaged. 

April 14, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Lover’s Day 5K raises 488 pounds of canned goods for Food Pantry in HPP

Start of Lover's Day 5K with 302 participants

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and Big Dog Productions got a head start on the big day by hosting a Lover’s Day 5K on Sunday.

Over 300 people showed up to either run, walk or jog the 3.1-mile scenic course along the coast of Hilo Bay, setting a new record for Big Dog Productions number of participants..

With the theme being Lover’s Day the Big Dog decided to add a new twist to the fitness event by offering a special recognition award to couples that held hands while covering the 5K distance.

It was a pleasant surprise to see so many couples eager to take advantage of the novel idea.  Duo’s volunteered to have their wrists tied together with yarn in order to keep with the Lover’s Day theme.

Couples held hands while doing the 3.1 mile event

A couple from Kenai River in Alaska, Cindy and Jim Nelson, jogged the entire distance to set the record for fastest time for a couple holding hands, with their finishing time of 36 minutes and 35 seconds.

“We’re in love,” Cindy Nelson said after the race.  “Just like love we keep on running together.”

According to Jim Nelson the event was his Valentine’s Day present to his wife.

“We enjoy doing things together and we got motivated when we did the Big Dog Resolution Run on Jan 1,” Jim Nelson said.  “We’ve been running almost every day since the New Year and will continue to do so.”

Another couple, Archie and Marlene Hapai, wanted to try something new in order to create another memory together.

“We’ve been married for 39 years and we just wanted to see if we could do it and have another crazy memory to share,” Marlene Hapai said.

The Hapai’s believe that to keep a relationship together takes daily work.

“We do little things for each other and we take an interest in and actively participate in each other’s interests,” Archie Hapai said.

Another couple that decided to join in on the hand holding fun was Steve and Andrea Sparks from Puna. 

“Part of doing this walk together is a comeback of sorts for us,” Andrea said.  “This is going to be the start of our goal in doing a walking event every month.”

“We always hold hands or join at the elbows wherever we go,” Steve said.  “Today is a memorable event for us as we met people from all over the country.”

Other couples doing the event holding hands included Davis Abraham and Stacey Kapeliela, James and Nancy Iaukea, along with Shane, Noah and Malia Johnston.

The event was more about couples than it was about individual runners, but there were your usual cast of serious men and women who wanted to test their harrier skills while getting a good cardiovascular workout.

5K overall winners

Leading the pack from the very start was University of Hawaii at Hilo cross country runners Zach Johnson and Kirsta Andrew.

“I ran with teammate Paul Mauser for most of the way,” Johnson said.  “We didn’t separate until the half way turn around point and after that I was running by myself.”

Johnson finished in 17 minutes and 57 seconds and was followed by Tyde Kaneshiro, 18:04; Justin Pang, 18:07, Isaiah Sato, 18:23; Jackson Halford, 18:59; and Mauser came in sixth at 19:02.

For the women it was Andrew running with Vulcan coach Nina Hagemann as the two decided to stay together in the early going.

“I ran with Nina for most of the race and we didn’t separate until we saw the finish line, about 50 meters in front,” Andrew said.  “At that point I started my kick.”

Andrew took top women honors with her time of 22 minutes flat and Hagemann coming in three seconds behind.  Hilo’s Lory Hunter took third at 23:07.

Eakins & Wagner

Kamehameha School parents, teachers and staff decided to participate under the direction and leadership of Zeeny Eakins and Bob Wagner.

“We did the New Years Day Resolution run/walk and wanted to try to do another event outside of work,” Eakins said.  “We had about 40 from the Kamehameha ohana and everyone had a smile on their face when they finished.”

“We’re happy to come out and do something for the community,” Wagner said.  “Giving canned goods to the Food Basket is a great cause and coming out to get some exercise for our bodies is a positive way to stay health and fit for our own families.”


The event raised a total of 488 pounds of canned food items for the Hawaiian Paradise Park Food Pantry, with some participants donating cash to help the islands Food Basket.


Coming up on Sunday, March 20, is the 14th annual Big Island International Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K run/walk.

Both the full marathon (26.2 miles) and half marathon (13.1 miles) have been sold out since January 3, but there are nearly 90 remain slots for the 5K (3.1 mile) event.

Those interested in participating in the 5K should sign up soon because once those remaining slots are taking the 5K will also be closed.

To sign up go to www.hilomarathon.org or for more information on the event or on how to volunteer call the Big Dog at 969-7400.

Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/big-dogs-lovers-5k-sets-participant-record-of-302-official-results/

February 7, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Big Dog’s Vet Day 5K Top 50 Results

UHH cross country team supporting Vet Day 5K

BIG DOG’s Veterans Day 5K – Results of Top 50:

1)      Keoni Ucker       16:06

2)      Jason Braswell  16:36

3)      Zach Johnson    16:56

4)      Justin Pang        17:20

5)      Chris Evans        17:28

6)      Garrett McAllister  17:54

7)      Andrew Langtry 18:04

8)      Paul Mauser       18:15

9)      Todd Marohnic  18:34

10)  Mathew Crowell 18:57

11)  Louie Perry         19:02

12)  Nick Muragin     19:25

13)  Bill McMahon   19:28

14)  Jesse Ebersole   19:31

15)  Michael Wozniak 19:32

16)  Kaylene Peric      19:35

17)  Alex Vu                19:48

18)  Stewart Miyashiro 19:53

19)  Robert Otsubo    19:59

20)  Stephen Hunter  20:01

21)  Kirsta Andrew     20:01

22)  Robyn DeBenedit 20:07

23)  Steve Pavao        20:17

24)  Zinder Villena     21:09

25)  Derek Dominquez 21:17

26)  Melissa Braswell 21:25

27)  Christian MCardle 21:32

28)  Max Panoff         21:37

29)  Lory Hunter        21:38

30)  Todd Shumway   21:47

31)  Nina Hagemann  21:53

32)  Shalila DeBourmont 22:07

33)  Stewart Hunter      22:18

34)  Greg Lum Ho        22:32

35)  Sean Crocker        22:41

36)  Carmen Garson-Shumway 22:55

37)  Ray Ibara             22:59

38)  Kauila Wong Yuen 23:00

39)  Liliana DeSmitchen 23:00

40)  DJ Blinn              23:09

41)  Dena Rae           23:16

42)  Joel Tessier       23:17

43)  Robert Talbot   23:26

44)  Kayley & Kaleb Moniz ( 1 mile with grandma Marie)

45)  Quincy Lambert     24:20

46)  Kelly Frietas          24:46

47)  Lindsey England   24:51

48)  Harris Kaneshiro  25:04

49)  Conrar Murgin      25:11

50)  Andrew Langtry    25:17

With nearly 200 finishers the Big Dog will post the results in 4 seperate listings.  The next group 51-99 will be posted shortly.

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hagemann Siblings Continue Fine Running Tradition

Nina, Natalie & Nick Hagemann

The Hagemann sisters and brother continue their fine running tradition.  Nina is a 2006 graduate of Keaau where she ran cross country and went on to run four years with the University of Hawaii at Hilo cross country team.  She currently serves as a Vulcan assistant coach under head coach Jaime Guerpo.

Nick graduated from Keaau in 2008 where he was a star runner in both cross country and track & field and is currently running for the Vulcan squad.

Natalie continues the tradition and is currently a junior harrier at Keaau and will graduate with the Cougar class of 2012.

October 11, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , | 1 Comment