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Final Kualapu`u Race Before Oahu

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By Sue Forbes-Kikukawa

On Saturday April 23, the fifth and final 5K in the “Do 5 for the Kids” race series was held.  This time the race course was moved to the road in order to simulate course conditions that the Kualapu`u team will encounter on May 1 in Honolulu.  The 3.1-mile course ran from Coffees of Hawaii to a half mile past Molokai High School and back.  Course conditions were hot and fast, with temps in the mid-80s by the 8 a.m. start. Several runners turned in personal records, with Akona Adolpho leading the pack in a time of 20:10.  Other standout performances included Kaina Adolpho, in his first-ever appearance, winning the boys’ division in a time of 24:15, and Mary Grace Ringor besting her twin sister, Mary Rose for the first time, running 29:10.  

Race organizers have decided to continue hosting a monthly race so that the kids (and the adults) can continue to improve their times over the summer.   The next race will be held on May 21 starting from Coffees at 7 a.m.  

Girls’
1.    Mary Grace Ringor– 29:10
2.    Mary Rose Ringor – 29:42
3.    Noelani Helm – 29:51
4.    Genevieve Kikukawa – 32:22
5.    Yasemin Soares – 39:56

Boys’
1. Kaina Adolpho- 24:15
2. Rafael Adolpho- 25:15
3. Nainoa Kahale – 26:56
4. Kahili Helm – 28:40
5. Noah Donnelly – 28:42

Women’s
1. Sue Forbes-Kikukawa – 21:48
2. Jessie Ford- 25:05
3. Alestra Menendez- 25:48
4. Katina Soares – 30:37
5. Ellen Reed – 42:30

Men’s
1.    Akona Adolpho – 20:10
2.    Kaimana Kahale – 23:28
3.    Chavis Purdy – 25:06
4.    Ryan Link– 26:47
5.    Ian White – 27:23

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