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5K Race Results — 3.9.13

Molokai Middle and Kualapu`u Charter schools news release

Rain clouds parted this weekend for the second race in the Kualapu’u Charter and Molokai Middle schools 5K series.  Racing under cool, wet road conditions, MHS basketball standout Kaimana Kahale pulled away from MMS honor student Kaina Adolpho shortly after the mid-point turnaround.  The two runners finished first in their respective divisions with times of 21:25 and 22:18.  Winning first in the elementary school division was first-time contender Bucky James Torres who had an impressive debut, running 26:16 for the 3.1 mile course.

For the women, the duel continued between Jessie Ford and Sue Forbes, with Sue attributing her win to foregoing libations and an early night’s sleep. The ladies finished in 22:02 and 26:37.  Just four seconds later, Kualapu’u Charter vice-principal Katina Soares came charging in.  She was followed closely by last year’s Honolulu 5K for Kids second-place finisher Kapili’ula Naehu, who ran 27:08.  Other standout performances for the day include: Ian Haskins, second place in the men’s open division, 22:36; Rafael Adolpho, second place in the boy’s middle school division, 24:32; and Genevieve Kikukawa, first place in the girl’s middle school Division, 30:08.

The next race is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 and is set to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of Coffee’s of Hawaii.  Registration begins at 7:30 with the race slated to begin at 8:00 am.  For more information, please contact Kui Adolpho at MMS, 567-6940, or Ryan Link at Kualapu’u Charter, 567-6900.


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