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Big Dog’s Valentine’s Day run/walk results

115 runners and walkers took part in the Big Dog's Valentine's Day event

pre race instuctions

BIG DOG’s Valentine’s Day 3.2-mile run/walk results

  1. Billy Barnett         17:33
  2. Chris Mosch         17:53
  3.  Jason Braswell    18:02
  4. Johan Dana          18:48
  5. Justin Pang          18:52
  6. Louie Perry          18:57
  7. Mike Daly             19:15
  8. Jomar Matias       19:45
  9. Bryce Harada        20:03
  10. Roycen Deymer   20:16    
  11. David Santiago     22:53
  12. Josh Stallsmith     23:01
  13. KC Stallsmith        23:02
  14. Melissa Braswell  23:17
  15. Dawn Velasquez 23:20
  16. Jarred Yates          23:36
  17. Arjun Clarry          23:43
  18. Isabel Camp         23:51
  19. Rick Camp            23:51
  20. Nick Mildon         24:02
  21. Katie Mennenga 24:02
  22. Eric Helmes          24:15
  23. Cameron Anderson 24:20
  24. Bill Hubbard        24:25
  25. Nina Caiserman   24:32
  26. Paul Booth           25:10
  27. Dena Rae              25:45
  28. Glen Ishii              25:53
  29. Esther Kanehailua 26:05
  30. Shea Pitoy             26:10
  31. Kelly Freitas        26:10
  32. Lisa Bryant         26:14
  33. Carla Marzi        26:38
  34. James Hank        26:45
  35. Big Dog               26:47
  36. Melissa Schad    26:54
  37. Joanne Pocsidio  27:12
  38. Lauren Pacheco   27:20
  39. Micah Kanehailua 27:31
  40. Missing                   27:32
  41. Toru Ikeda               27:45

  1. Andrew Misitano   27:55
  2. Gina McGuire          28:03
  3. Joel Trusdell            28:13
  4. Kiko Camp               28:14
  5. DJ Sekiya                  28:18
  6. Asia Addlesberger  28:33

Imelda Tamayo   28:36, Dawn Patterson       28:50,    Richard Kerr             29:51,    Pomai Evans-Baustista 29:56

Rachel Addlesberger  29:58,  Brie Corpuz                  30:09    Magnus Namohala-Roloos 30:40

Shawna Hank          31:16,   Rae Mori                  31:27,   Dave Adachi            31:32        Rudy Arzaga            31:33

Lynne Kiranka-Pitoy 31:45    Dale Sekiya         31:48     Gerard Callo       33:00      Marla Hank         33:17

Matt Lum             33:54     Richard Alderson 33:57    Brandon Morita   34:13     Mike Gleason      34:16

Joann Aurello      34:24   Aaron Morita      34:28     Amanda Zen       34:30      Marissa Salazar  34:58

Gina Durante      34:59    Joel Nathansen   35:55    Noemi Arzaga     35:55    Marissa Bryant-Manago 35:57

Jennifer Maninga  36:26   Claire Shigeoka     36:27     Calvin Pitoy           36:36      Misty Inouye         36:38

Scott Inouye          37:05     Joy Pollard           37:11     Micah Namohala   37:58       Florencio Guerpo    38:22

Kamalanai Kekuawa  38:38    Halia Evans-Bautsita  38:53     Noa Caiserman          38:54    Lorraine Hubbard     39:12

Loke Bautista             40:31    Kalei Namohala         40:37     John McGuire            40:37     Lois McGuire             40:38

Marie Kurimoto        40:39     Russell Hayashi          41:02    Mykelah Ojano-Daly 41:04    Rodney Aurello          41:11

Bryson Pavao            41:25     Virginia Alderson      41:31       Ashley Midel            42:22     Makamae Bautista   43:36

Cheryl Ostrowski  43:36     Jack Roney 43:53      Sharon Sekiya 46:02      Su Lambert 47:13

Debbie Namohala 48:43     Malcolm Maku Roloos 50:18     Betty Maku 50:25      Ariana Nussbaum 50:25

Randi Saplan 55:29      Kyle Saplan 56:17     Cindy Saplan 56:17    Eldon Lindsey 1:03:54

Mell nakao 1:03:54    Joy Nakao 1:05:15    Lorretta Nussbaul 1:05:59


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Pahoa Girl Selected Youth of the Year

Meghan McGrath

Pahoa's Meghan McGrath

Being well rounded through sports participation, academics and community service are important ingredients that lead to being a productive leader in society.

    The Boys and Girls Club certainly felt the same way when they selected Meghan McGrath to be the recipient of Big Island Youth of the Year.

    During a recent open house to showcase the BGCBI Hilo Clubhouse renovations McGrath was honored in a formal ceremony.

    McGrath, a sophomore at Pahoa High School, is on the tennis team and has been taking the martial art of Kempo in Hawaiian Paradise Park for over a year.

    “I like the challenge of sports participation and both tennis and Kempo are a lot of fun,” McGrath said.

   “Taking Kempo classes teaches me self-defense and it’s a good workout with a lot of nice people. I will be testing for my blue belt next month,” she said.

   McGrath is enrolled in Pahoa’s gifted and talented classes and has been involved in numerous school activities which include her involvement in fundraising events, organizing the Homecoming Ball and various activities for Spirit Week.

   “Meghan is very outgoing and very mature for her age,” Pahoa BGC Director, Rose Bricker, said.  “She’s really good with younger kids and is very deserving of this award.”  

   McGrath has been a member of the Pahoa Unit of the BGCBI since its inception in 2004.  While with the club McGrath has taken a leading role in helping to facilitate prevention programs for younger youth.

   The Dagger helps with planning the Kick Butts Day rally for both her school and the club and she is a member of the Keystone Club, a leadership group that devotes much of their time to community service.

   “I like giving back to the community.  We did a beach cleanup at Pohiki and we counted everything we pickup and the amount we picked up.  It feels good to see the community clean and it helps to make a difference,” McGrath said.

   Four other BGCBI members were recognized as Youth of the Year from their club.  Carrisa Vallente, Pa’auilo; Sean Tamosan, Hilo; Bree-Ani Valez, Oceanview, and Konnor Kanetani from Keaau, with McGrath being selected for the Big Island Youth of the Year award.

   Before and after the presentation of the Big Island Youth of the Year award dozens of members and former members took a look at the $1.8 million in renovations done at the Hilo Club House.

Russell Hayashi
Russell Hayashi

Former BGCBI member Russell Hayashi who serves on the BGCBI board of directors was impressed with the many changes done at the clubhouse.

   “I was a member of the Boys Club from 1958 to 1963,” Hayashi said.  “”There wasn’t much to do in Hilo back then and the club afforded me the opportunity to play sports.”

   Through the Boys Club, Hayashi played Little League baseball and in 1961 was on the Boys Club team that made it all the way to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to play in the Little League World Series.

   “The Boys Club was an important aspect of my life, it helped in my developmental stage and it led to me going on to play baseball in high school and college,” he said.

   Hayashi also sits on the board of the Exchange Club and chaired the committee that brought the “Freedom Shrine” to the BGCBI which showcases 30 American Historical Documents.

Walter in front of tsunami map
Bill Walter

Also on hand was another former Boys Club member who now serves as the “Chief Volunteer Officer,” Bill Walter.

   “I was in the Boys Club back in 1957 when the club was located on Front Street,” Walter said.

“The dues back then to be a member was $5 per year and today its $10 per year as we keep it affordable so that anyone can join,” he said.

   Walter talked about how the 1960 tsunami destroyed the original club house and how the community rallied to support the building of a new club house at its current location on Haili Street.

   “After the tsunami people were giving donations and by 1962 our current facility was built. The people of Hilo are very generous and responded well in time of need,” Walter said.

   In 2005 Walter joined the BGCBI board saying, “You always want to give back and this is a wonderful organization that provides activities to our youth that are life oriented and training oriented.”

   “The BGCBI puts its focus on the kids through learning activities and in providing a safe place.  We also are providing coverage for the recent teacher furlough Fridays at no cost to our members.  We are following our mission of taking care of kids,” Walter concluded.

   For more information about the Boys and Girls Clubs on the Big Island contact Kalani Silva, chief professional officer, at 557-9001 or email at Kalani@bgcbi.com.

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