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Runners & Walkers Make their New Year’s Resolutions

Isabel Camp, winner of the stroller division, was awarded the Big Dog perpetual trophy

Happy New Year!  Hope all of you are off to a great start on having a happy and healthy new year.

To start the year out right Big Dog Productions hosted the Resolution 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk on New Year’s morning.

I can’t think of a better way of celebrating the birth of a new year than to have 100 of your friends and acquaintances meet you for a jog along scenic Hilo Bayfront on a spectacularly beautiful Friday morning.

People of various ages, from toddlers to octogenarians, and physical abilities took part in the event as all wanted to get off to a healthy start on 2010.

Hilo Medical Center pharmacist, Gregg Davis, was on hand with his wife Wendy to take part in the morning event.  “Wendy and I want to get healthy and stay healthy for 2010,” he said.  “I’d like to also be able to lose 20 pounds and that’s my goal.”

Matthias, Ella and Malia

Matthias Kusch, a captain at the Honokaa Fire Department, showed up with his entire family which included infant Malia who was pushed in a stroller the entire way.

“I’d like to simmer down and take on fewer projects in 2010,” Kusch said.  “I need to concentrate on my family and on sports.  This past year was a big hectic year and in this New Year I’d like to spend more time recreating.”

Missy Keenan, who works as a skills trainer in Honokaa, would like to give up smoking this year.  “I smoked my last cigarette on New Year’s Eve and I plan on giving it up for good in 2010,” she said.

The half-pack a day smoker plans on making the New Year and all future years to come a smoke free one as she will take better care of her health by also increasing the amount of exercise she gets.  “I came here this morning to start the year out right.  I had fun and look forward to doing more events like this throughout the year,” Keenan said.

Big rig CDL driver, James Hank, was also hoping to get a jump start on the New Year by completing the 3.1 mile run with his family.  “We wanted to participate in something different,” Hank said.  “My family started walking about five months ago and a month later my wife, Marla, and I began running.”

For 2010 Marla Hank is hoping to be able to run 10-miles and husband, James, would also like to increase his distance and integrate some biking into his routine.

“This is the first time for Marla and me to take part in an organized running event and we had a lot of fun and look forward to doing it again soon.”

During the race it was former Christian Liberty harrier Justin Pang taking the early lead with former Pahoa High standout Louie Perry close behind.

Alan Ryan

Laupahoehoe resident, Alan Ryan, showed up two minutes before the start of the race and used the first mile as a warm up staying behind former Waiakea, Bryce Harada, and Keaau star Shannon White.

“I need time to get warmed up so I clocked the first mile in 6:14 and was in fifth place at that point,” Ryan said.

Between mile one and mile two Ryan ran at sizzling 5:33 pace and moved into third behind Pang and Perry.  “I passed Louie (Perry) and then ran down Justin (Pang) near the end,” Ryan said.  

Ryan’s became the first Big Island resident to win a race in 2010 and his winning time was 18 minutes and 25 seconds, with Pang, Perry, Harada and White rounding out the top five men.

“My New Year Resolution is to run more mileage and to cross train.  I’d like to increase my aerobic work in order to gain strength,” Ryan said.

For the women it was a battle between Hilo’s Lory Hunter and Kona’s Melissa Braswell.  Braswell, the co-owner of the Big Island Running Company with her husband Jason, took the early lead before being passed by Hunter during the second mile.

Hunter finished seventh overall in 22:25 with Braswell taking tenth overall and second for the women in 22:58.

“It wasn’t easy (winning), but it was a good day and it was nice that we started later in the morning,” Hunter said of the 9:30 am start.  “My fitness goal this New Year is to run my first marathon (26.2-miles) as I’ve registered for the Hilo Marathon in March.  I want to be able to finally say that I ran a marathon.”

At the end of the race Big Dog Productions presented Isabel Camp with the perpetual Big Dog stuffed animal trophy.  Isabel, 2-years old, was pushed the entire way by her father, Rick Camp, as the duo won the stroller division.

Several key volunteers made the Resolution Run/Walk possible.  A big mahalo goes out to Paul Okubo, Randee Arkin, Dano Banks, and Keith Aoki who make up the Big Dog Productions crew.

January 4, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Year’s Resolution 5K run/walk results

Some of the participants in the New Year's Resolution 5K

BIG DOG PRODUCTIONS 5K RESULTS

NEW YEARS DAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2010 – HAPPY NEW YEAR

Alan Ryan       18:25

Justin Pang    18:53

Louie Perry    19:02

Bryce Harada 19:54                                                              Avi Fhina           38:46

Shannon White 20:23                                                         Pam Caesar    38:51                                                       

Steve Pavao    20:40                                                             Maria Jaramillo   40:18

Lory Hunter    22:25                                                               Jane Kaliboso      41:13

Adam Busek  22:48                                                                  Bry-Landon Lcero 41:30

Linden Villena  22:51                                                             Jill Osborn       42:30

Melissa Braswell 22:58                                                           Joseph D’Angelo  42:31

Stuart Hunter 23:49                                                                 Grace D’Angelo   42:32

DJ Blinn     24:00                                                                           Dyani Fujita     43:34

Micah Kanehailua  24:02                                                           Lee White      43:43               

Nina Caiserman   24:16                                                              Rebecca Manliguis  43:45

James Tuscanny  24:18                                                             Marilyn Manliguis    47:28

Daniel Okubo     25:10                                                                Marshall Kanehailua  49:20

Big Dog              25:20                                                                    Laurie White       51:27

Joe Wedemann 25:50                                                                 Eden Patino      51:59

Esther Kanehailua 25:55                                                           Cynthia Yamamoto 52:10

Ted Hiro         25:56                                                                       Lorna Young    52:58

David Hammes     26:38                                                           Junie Tehero    53:00

Rick Camp & Isabel 27:02                                                         Firman Tehiro   54:30

Charlie Sakoda    27:13                                                                Alana Morishita   57:03

Kualei Kern       27:24                                                                   Richard Nishimoto   57:16

James Hank    27:32                                                                      Jack Roney           57:32

Anthony Garrcial     27:56                                                          Sterrett Grune      57:43

Deep Dig                   28:02                                                               Vince D’Angelo   58:13

Joannie Pocsidio     28:09                                                                Annette Green – 86 years young –  way to go!

Charlie Bostwick     28:20                                                                 Additional people participated, but

Harvey Nakasone   28:39                                                                 they did not want to be timed.

Reynolds Cabarloc  28:46

Kris Wilson              28:52

Toru Ikeda             29:34

Kelly Frietas          30:38

Domini Hivo           30:51

Charles Swath          30:58

Lana Hassenritter   31:02

Lisa Hadway      31:23

Charlie Heaukulani   31:28

Melissa Keenan      31:36

Michelle Laurence  33:52

Kiana Heaukulani    33:52

Io Heaukulani         34:09

Marla Hank             34:49

Elise Morishita        35:07

Ella Kusch            35:09

Theodora Hiro      35:12

Matthias Kusch     35:24

Adams Agtarap     36:54

Kelly Heaukulani   37:32

Missy Keenan & Michelle Lawrence

Charlie & Io Heaukulani

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hawaii’s best prep harriers run at West Regionals – Results

LtoR: Keaau's Daniel Brooks and Shannon White with Honokaa's Chris Mosch

Photo and results were provided by Honokaa’s Walter Mosch.

Place; Name; Year; City; Time; Avg Mile

Fresh/Soph Boys
255 Michael Nagaishi 10 Honolulu, HI 22:00 7:05
286 Jaydon Ahue 10 Honolulu, HI  23:44 7:38
313 Dylan Chang 10 Wahiawa, HI 27:36 8:53

Junior Boys
50 Chris Mosch 11 Honokaa, HI 17:52 5:45
106 Micah Velasco 11 Mililani, HI 18:47 6:03

Senior Boys
43 Eric Pak 12 Kaneohe, HI 17:55 5:46
100 Dylan Lee 12 Kaneohe, HI 18:58 6:06
114 Evan Igarashi 12 Wahiawa, HI 19:25 6:15
180 Shannon White 12 Keaau, HI 21:44 7:00

Fresh/Soph All-West Boys
32 Dylan Martinez 9 Wahiawa, HI 17:56 5:46
72 Brandon Miya 10 Leilehua, HI 19:54 6:24
75 Elliot Estrada 10 Wahiawa, HI 20:23 6:34
77 Zachary Carvalho 9 Mililani, HI 20:31 6:36
78 Micheal McCaffrey 10 Wahiawa, HI 21:02 6:46
82 Reagan Morgan 10 Wahiawa, HI 23:29 7:34

Seeded Boys
39 Margarito Martinez 11 Wahiawa, HI 16:27 5:18
51 Pierce Murphy 11 Hanalei, HI 16:37 5:21
158 Borys Pleskacz 11 Honolulu, HI 18:35 5:59
172 Daniel Brooks 12 Keaau, HI 19:18 6:13

Fresh/Soph Girls
110 Kristine Cherry 9 Wahiawa, HI 24:11 7:47
134 Jessica Piatt 9 Wahiawa, HI 25:19 8:09
169 Alana Romualdo 9 Wahiawa, HI 27:03 8:42

Junior Girls
85 Charlene Valeriano 11 Ewa Beach, HI 23:28 7:33

Senior Girls
110 Christine Siquig 12 Wahiawa, HI 27:00 8:41

Fresh/Soph All-West Girls
37 Kelsey Waters 9 Wahiawa, HI 21:40 6:58
44 Kayleigh Waters 10 Wahiawa, HI 22:14 7:09
59 Rhiannon Cleveland 9 Wahiawa, HI 23:49 7:40

Seeded Girls
72 Elli Brady 9 Mililani, HI 20:01 6:27
99 Kristin Ali Keith 12 Miliani, HI 20:57 6:45

Top 5 Boys
Margarito Martinez 11 Wahiawa, HI 16:27 5:18
Pierce Murphy 11 Hanalei, HI 16:37 5:21
Chris Mosch 11 Honokaa, HI 17:52 5:45
Eric Pak 12 Kaneohe, HI 17:55 5:46
Dylan Martinez 9 Wahiawa, HI 17:56 5:46

Top 5 Girls
Elli Brady 9 Mililani, HI 20:01 6:27
Kristin Ali Keith 12 Miliani, HI 20:57 6:45
Kelsey Waters 9 Wahiawa, HI 21:40 6:58
Kayleigh Waters 10 Wahiawa, HI 22:14 7:09
Charlene Valeriano 11 Ewa Beach, HI 23:28 7:33

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Events, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hawaii’s Best Prep Harriers to Compete at West Regionals

FOOTLOCKER CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEST REGIONAL

States Competing in the West Regional

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations. Runners/participants do not need to be a United States citizen to compete.

Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 7:10 AM local time

Names

High School

Grade

Race

Colin Honiker

Aiea High School

12

Senior Boys

Charlene Valeriano

Campbell High School

11

Junior Girls

Dylan Lee

Castle High School

12

Senior Boys

Eric Pak

Castle High School

12

Senior Boys

Pierce Murphy

Island Schools

11

Seeded Boys

Michael Nagaishi

Kalani High School

10

Fresh/Soph Boys

Daniel Brooks

Keeau High School

12

Seeded Boys

Shannon White

Keeau High School

12

Senior Boys

Adam Weaver

Leilehua High School

11

Junior Boys

Alana Romauldo

Leilehua High School

9

Fresh/Soph Girls

Branden Miya

Leilehua High School

10

Junior Boys

Christine Siquig

Leilehua High School

12

Senior Girls

Dylan Chang

Leilehua High School

10

Fresh/Soph Boys

Dylan Martinez

Leilehua High School

9

F/S All West Boys

Elliot Estrada

Leilehua High School

10

F/S All West Boys

Jessica Piatt

Leilehua High School

9

Fresh/Soph Girls

Kayleigh Waters

Leilehua High School

10

F/S All West Girls

Kelsey Waters

Leilehua High School

9

F/S All West Girls

Kristine Cherry

Leilehua High School

9

Fresh/Soph Girls

Margarito Martinez

Leilehua High School

11

Seeded Boys

Micah Velasco

Leilehua High School

11

Junior Boys

Michael McCaffrey

Leilehua High School

10

F/S All West Boys

Reagen Morgan

Leilehua High School

10

F/S All West Boys

Rhiannon Cleveland

Leilehua High School

9

F/S All West Girls

Krisiten Ali Kieth

Mililani High School

12

Seeded Girls

Zachary Carvalho

Mililani High School

9

F/S All West Boys

   Chris Mosch          Honokaa High School           11    Seeded Boys

Iolani will also be taking some runners to the West Regional Championships, but the Red Raiders have not made their list available.

November 29, 2009 Posted by | Events, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Island Trio Headed to Cross-Country West Regionals

BIIF Champ, Chris Mosch, headlines island harriers headed to regionals

Honokaa’s Chris Mosch along with Keaau’s Daniel Brooks and Shannon White are heading to the Footlocker Cross Country West Regionals next week.

Daniel Brooks

Mosch became the BIIF cross country champion last month with Brooks taking the runner up position. 
White ran for Waiakea his freshman year before transfer to eventual state champion Leilehua last year.White ran for the Cougars this year and was instrumental in helping his team qualify for the state championships.
More than 30 runners from Oahu will join the Big Island trio when they head to the mainland next week.

Shannon White

More information on the West Regional Cross-Country Championships will follow including a complete list of all Hawaii runners participating.

November 26, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , | 1 Comment