Hawaiian breaks 1,000 points

07.19.2009 0

HCC completes unbeaten run through county schedule

Hawaiian Women
LAHAINA — For Hawaiian Canoe Club, Saturday’s final regatta of the county season was a day of bittersweet victory.

HCC dominated the event with 162 points and will be taking 31 crews to the state championship in Hilo on Aug. 1, but lost state berths in the men’s novice B and women’s golden masters divisions.

Hawaiian finished second in the women’s race and third in the men’s Saturday at the Kamehameha Regatta at Hanakao’o (Canoe) Beach Park.

Saturday’s event was also the last for former Hawaiian men’s coach Rick Nuu, who will be relocating to Canada before the state regatta.

”I’m just planning on enjoying this last race with good friends,” Nuu said as he was preparing to participate in the men’s masters race. ”Leaving here, I see that the men’s program is still doing well, going strong. We have young men who have come up through the club and I’m pleased to see them doing well. I’ll miss the warm water for sure.”

Hawaiian, which had already secured a 25th straight Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association title, had 24 first-place crews Saturday in completing an unbeaten run through the seven-regatta county schedule in which it amassed 1,057 points.

Lae Ula O Kai (86) was second on Saturday, and had 10 first-place crews. Kihei (69 points, five first-place crews) was third.

Kihei finished second in the season standings with 546 points. Lae Ula O Kai (491) was third.

Paul Luuwai, who coaches Hawaiian’s keiki and senior crews, believes that the team has a strong chance of reclaiming the state championship after having a seven-year run halted last season.

”As far as states, we pretty much maintained what we had,” Luuwai said. ”It was disappointing to lose the seeds in Novice B and 55 women, but that’s racing. You can’t win them all.”

The MCHCA gets two berths in the state regatta. Hawaiian earned the county’s top seed in 26 events, and the No. 2 seed in five others.

Hawaiian, which also did not qualify in 14 boys, junior men, master men, golden master men, mixed golden masters and grand master men, may have a chance to buy lanes.

”Lanes will be open to purchase,” Luuwai said. ”So if we get lucky, we’ll be able to buy lanes in those events. The problem is that on late notice, it’s going to be extremely challenging to get the crews flights over to the Big Island. That’s the problem with having the championship in Hilo, the flights all get full. We have crews that qualified today and now the challenge is getting them over there. It’s like, (you’ve) got to take off four days work to go. It’s pretty crazy.”

Kaimana Lee, who teamed with Kelsey Apo, Stephanie Campbell, Kawena Cramer, Kappy Frampton and Barbara Querry to win the junior women’s race on Saturday, is looking forward to the state regatta, at which all teams must compete in koa canoes.

”To race in a koa canoe is very special,” Lee said. ”When I’m in a koa canoe, I know it’s states. There’s so much mana in it. It triggers that ‘we’re at states’ emotion in me. Koa was once living, and they are made with so much craftsmanship, I feel like the mana has to carry through.’

Hawaiian has two koa canoes. The Kokololio, which has been with the club since it began, is used only for the quarter-mile, straight races. The Pahili Kiu was first used in a race in 2002 and holds a special place in the hearts of many of the club members.

”It means a lot to a lot of our members, because they were there through its creation,” Lee said. ”We went out to Kipahulu, found the perfect tree. The chants that were used were very specific to cutting down koa for a canoe. We hauled it down the mountain, brought it down to the hale where it cured for 40 days and 40 nights. Members would come and see it. It was an amazing experience and to look forward to race it is very special.”

Starr Begley is at sbegley@mauinews.com

Saturday’s Results

At Hanakao’o

(Canoe) Beach Park

Hawaiian 162

Lae Ula O Kai 86

Kihei 69

Kahana 35

Napili 35

Na Kai Ewalu 24

Wailea 21

Lahaina 16

Hana 8

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Final Season Standings

Hawaiian 1,057

Kihei 546

Lae Ula O Kai 491

Kahana 288

Napili 269

Wailea 220

Na Kai Ewalu 140

Lahaina 104

Hana 70

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Saturday’s Results

At Hanakao’o (Canoe) Beach Park

Female

Quarter Mile

Girls 12B—1. Hawaiian (Lilia Lorenzo, Amanda Williams, Brenna Hoonan-Amby, Ashonte Fair, Mapuana Andrade, Mehana Fisher) 2:18.39, 2. Kihei 2:35.76, 3. Lae Ula O Kai 2:40.87, 4. Na Kai Ewalu 2:44.56, 5. Napili 2:45.08, 6. Lahaina 2:55.77. Girls 12A—1. Hawaiian (Tressie Ostermiller, Neula Aarona, Aspen Cruz-Wallace, Mikaela McDaniel, Tianna Yonemura, Mehana Fisher) 2:08.21, 2. Kahana 2:27.22, 3. Napili 2:27.93, 4. Na Kai Ewalu 2:30.21, 5. Lahaina 3:02.58. Girls 13—1. Hawaiian (Hi’ilei Casco, Bela Hamilton, Bobbi-Lin Kalama, Alexis Gomes, Kelli-Jean Nishida, Kaulu Luuwai) 2:08.86, 2. Napili 2:12.61, 3. Hana. 2:19.54, 4. Lae Ula O Kai 2:38.24, 5. Lahaina 2:54.38, 6. Kahana 3:00.07. Girls 14—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Ruti Zwick, Kamalei Warrington, Melissa Haake, Tarryn Nascimento, Kamaile Yamamoto, Lani Abordo-Nakoa) 2:04.51, 2. Hawaiian 2:05.08, 3. Wailea 2:19.39, 4. Kahana 2:19.78, 5. Kihei 2:20.45, 6. Napili 2:26.88. Women novice B—1. Hawaiian (Tiare Ferguson, Michelle Laberge, Jamie Gomer, Kristy Bartunek, Melissa Nelson, Jennifer Stites) 2:01.18, 2. Wailea 2:06.10, 3. Kihei 2:11.02, 4. Lahaina 2:18.07, 5. Napili 2:23.89.

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Half Mile

Girls 15—1. Hawaiian (Julice Valencia, Kara Frampton, Diondra Gomes, Lei Bista, Lilinoe Bal, Kiana Siliado) 4:31.79, 2. Lae Ula O Kai 4:37.88, 3. Kahana 4:56.40, 4. Kihei 4:58.77. Girls 16 and under—1. Kahana (Shaina Auld, Ariel Kahahane, Kaualani Kaholokula, Ciara Kahahane, Misty Branco, Kamalani Kaholokula) 4:44.31, 2. Hawaiian 4:46.89, 3. Lae Ula O Kai 4:59.79, 4. Hana. 5:03.44, 5. Kihei 5:15.46, 6. Wailea 5:28.71. Girls 18 and under—1. Hawaiian (Julice Valencia, Ali Hoeck, Ka’ui Kaupe, Shalei Defrancia-Galeai, Kara Frampton, Kiana Siliado) 4:30.62, 2. Kihei 4:37.66, 3. Napili 5:09.29, 4. Kahana 5:26.98. Women novice A—1. Hawaiian (Honora Kalama, Melissa Kikkert, Jackie Sabado, Rachel Bianco, Tamika Recopuerto, Wendy Giblin) 4:21.94, 2. Lae Ula O Kai 4:32.16, 3. Kihei 4:36.78, 4. Kahana 4:50.26, 5. Wailea 4:51.83, 6. Napili 4:52.25, 7. Na Kai Ewalu 5:29.71. Senior master women—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Beth Faust, Bonnie Ann Dela Cruz, Kat Wilder, Caitlin Nascimento, Robin White, Emi Alves) 4:48.52, 2. Hawaiian 4:55.10, 3. Kihei 5:01.46. Golden master women—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Kathie Zwick, Iris Mountcastle, Tina Del Dotto, Karen Chun, Kathryn Mahoney, Doreen Dagan) 4:46.47, 2. Hawaiian 4:51.49. Grand master women—1. Kihei (Renee Riley, Sandy Bell, Judy Martter, Nancy Plenty, Diane Wetzel, Stephanie Stucky) 4:59.32, 2. Hawaiian 5:17.99, 3. Kahana 5:39.17. Women open four—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Michele Golberg, Mari Toro-Ford, Mira Cotter, Sharon Balidoy) 4:51.24, 2. Hawaiian 4:52.19, 3. Hana. 5:22.55, 4. Kihei 5:40.12, 5. Kahana 5:43.51.

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One Mile

Freshman women—1. Hawaiian (Rebecca Jakeway, Stephanie Campbell, Noelani Vorhies, Carolina De Sa, Maria Souza, Sanoe Elf) 8:34.65, 2. Lae Ula O Kai 8:53.53, 3. Lahaina 9:16.14, 4. Napili 9:36.62. Sophomore women—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Shayna Arakawa, Rosela Balinbin, Chanel Kaiwi, Leilani Napoleon, Momi Kaikala, Melissa Manandic) 8:58.98, 2. Kahana 8:59.81, 3. Hawaiian 9:10.90, 4. Kihei 9:19.72, 5. Napili 9:38.95. Junior women—1. Hawaiian (Barbara Querry, Kaimana Lee, Kawena Cramer, Kappy Frampton, Stephanie Campbell, Kelsey Apo) 8:34.34, 2. Kihei 8:41.34, 3. Lae Ula O Kai 8:59.92, 4. Napili 9:55.24. Master women—1. Hawaiian (Dane Ward, Carla Fadriquela, Theresa Felgate, Cathy Uu, Kappy Frampton, Emily Fielding) 8:45.12, 2. Kihei 8:59.94, 3. Lae Ula O Kai 9:17.94, 4. Napili 10:30.74.

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1 1/2 Miles

Open women—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Holly Dollar, Jocelyn Hrkach, Mari Toro-Ford, Michele Golberg, Lani Gomes, Sharon Balidoy)13:21.27, 2. Hawaiian 13:22.22, 3. Kahana 13:53.04, 4. Napili 14:50.90.

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Male

Quarter Mile

Boys 12B—1. Hawaiian (Tylor Brown, Caleb Kaaukai, Roman George, Santiago Walker, Lihau Higashino, Ian Ferguson) 2:14.29, 2. Napili 2:25.21, 3. Kihei 2:35.65, 4. Lae Ula O Kai 2:41.85, 5. Wailea 2:55.80, 6. Lahaina 3:07.16. Boys 12A—1. Hawaiian (Bradley Alo, Judah Garrison, Caleb Kaaukai, Pita Tuliau, Ariel Elftman-Hanson, Mogul Luuwai) 2:02.42, 2. Napili 2:14.13, 3. Lae Ula O Kai 2:27.22, 4. Na Kai Ewalu 2:28.61, 5. Lahaina 2:34.82, 6. Kihei 3:14.77. Boys 13—1. Hawaiian (Ryan Graham, Alika Ostermiller, Taylor Kaaukai, Kekoa Uyechi, Maleko Lorenzo, Nicolas Garvin) 1:58.43, 2. Napili 2:03.29, 3. Wailea 2:10.47, 4. Kahana 2:26.72. Boys 14—1. Lae Ula O Kai (J.R. Rios, Vilivaka Pinedo-Vehikite, Kupono Hu’eu, Camryn-Jay Wilhelm, Duke Kuhia, Ryan Bartolome) 1:54.19, 2. Wailea 1:57.09, 3. Hawaiian 1:59.09, 4. Napili 2:00.91, 5. Na Kai Ewalu 2:32.78.

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Half Mile

Boys 15—1. Hawaiian (Levi Almeida, Kamahoe Bal, Flo Michelier, Kekai Fernandez, Ryan Knutson, Xavier Leon) 3:56.39, 2. Kahana 4:02.67, 3. Napili 4:25.21, 4. Wailea 4:31.46, 5. Lae Ula O Kai 4:38.61. Men novice B—1. Kihei (Lon Tucker, William Frohlich, Ben Cruz, Keoni Tamayo, John May, Wilson Angel) 3:51.29, 2. Lahaina 3:52.58, 3. Hawaiian 3:58.53, 4. Napili 4:10.77, 5. Na Kai Ewalu 4:12.40, 6. Wailea 4:20.37, 7. Kahana 4:27.08. Boys 16 and under—1. Hawaiian (Flo Michelier, Scott Sadler, Kamahoe Bal, Cody Knutson, Harley Souza, John Hart) 3:58.69, 2. Na Kai Ewalu 4:08.19, 3. Lae Ula O Kai 4:11.60, 4. Kahana 4:14.65, 5. Kihei 4:16.35, 6. Wailea 5:01.17. Senior master men—1. Hawaiian (Derek Barona, Dana Souza, Ronald Johnston, Jono Fadriquela, Ronald Williams, John McCandless III) 4:04.56, 2. Lae Ula O Kai 4:14.49, 3. Kahana 4:15.75, 4. Hana. 4:20.98. Golden master men—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Biggie Lara, Wendall DeVera, Brett Simison, Jack Dyson, Chris Overall, Llewellyn Chun) 3:54.72, 2. Kihei 4:01.83, 3. Hana. 4:17.94, 4. Kahana 4:38.32, 5. Hawaiian 5:06.50. Grand master men—1. Lae Ula O Kai (James Woessner, Thomas Wright, Bruce Dobbin, Brian McCafferty, Casey Del Dotto, Jimmy Takayesu) 4:02.60, 2. Kihei 4:03.93, 3. Hawaiian 4:28.65. Men open four—1. Hawaiian (Ryan Grasa, Tony Beltran, John Gosselin, Kakaika Teves) 4:12.08, 2. Wailea 4:17.46, 3. Na Kai Ewalu 4:18.62, 4. Napili 4:29.59, 5. Kihei 4:35.69, 6. Lahaina 4:37.26, 7. Lae Ula O Kai 4:53.97, 8. Kahana 5:11.63.

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One Mile

Boys 18 and under—1. Hawaiian (Gabriel Griebenow, Levi Almeida, Kawai Stanich, Xavier Leon, Daniel Ho, Harley Souza) 7:58.98, 2. Kihei 8:04.98, 3. Na Kai Ewalu 8:15.35, 4. Napili 8:46.31. Men novice A—1. Na Kai Ewalu (Hans Harder, Keoki Nakoa, Jake Freeman, Waylon Rich, Ian Johnson, Jimbo Eitel) 7:23.80, 2. Hawaiian 7:29.87, 3. Napili 7:42.35, 4. Kihei 7:59.67, 5. Lae Ula O Kai 8:15.15. Freshman men—1. Kihei (Sol Pali, Tom Guerin, Robert Brede, Tony Ancog, Austin Talley, Aaron Serrao) 7:45.33, 2. Hawaiian 7:47.15, 3. Na Kai Ewalu 8:04.04, 4. Kahana 8:08.55. Sophomore men—1. Hawaiian (J.B. Guard, Malu Brayce, Judson McCandless, Ryan Grasa, Jason Gomes, Joshua Kekupa’a Nae’ole) 7:17.91, 2. Lae Ula O Kai 7:29.05, 3. Kahana 7:29.64, 4. Na Kai Ewalu 8:10.94, 5. Hana. 8:49.50, 6. Kihei 8:52.35. Junior men—1. Kihei (Ryan Gazmen, Kaleo Evangelista, Nabil Vogele, Keona Dang, Paul Jr. Keliikupakako Jr., Kawika Williams) 7:20.37, 2. Wailea 7:23.69, 3. Lahaina 7:37.31, 4. Lae Ula O Kai 7:55.52, 5. Hawaiian 8:05.92. Master men—1. Lahaina (Spud Lenhardt, Bear Keahi, Franklin Laborte, Richard Olson, Mark Shimer, Alan Kuiper) 7:39.93, 2. Kihei 7:50.48, 3. Hawaiian 7:52.09, 4. Kahana 8:48.55.

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1 1/2 Miles

Open men—1. Hawaiian (Felipe Gomes, Malu Brayce, Keola Ferguson, Jason Gomes, Tony Beltran, Joshua Kekupa’a Nae’ole)11:16.81, 2. Wailea 11:43.34, 3. Napili 11:48.26, 4. Kahana 11:51.05, 5. Lae Ula O Kai 11:59.05, 6. Lahaina 12:25.09, 7. Kihei 12:27.63, 8. Na Kai Ewalu 12:50.79.

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Mixed

Quarter Mile

Mixed 12—1. Hawaiian (Tressie Ostermiller, Pita Tuliau, Judah Garrison, Taylor Awai, Mogul Luuwai, Mikaela McDaniel) 2:06.02, 2. Napili 2:12.97, 3. Na Kai Ewalu 2:23.64, 4. Kahana 2:36.88, 5. Lahaina 2:40.81, 6. Kihei 2:48.95, 7. Lae Ula O Kai 2:58.00, 8. Wailea 3:01.66. Mixed novice B—1. Kihei (Sherrie Austin, Amity Mason, Ben Cruz, Keoni Tamayo, Lon Tucker, Anela Gutierrez)1:50.63, 2. Hawaiian 1:54.06, 3. Lahaina 1:58.51, 4. Wailea 1:59.41, 5. Lae Ula O Kai 2:01.64, 6. Na Kai Ewalu 2:06.27, 7. Napili 2:07.69, 8. Kahana 2:11.12.

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Half Mile

Mixed 18—1. Hawaiian (Jonathan Waikiki, Micah Notestone, Ui Ahuna, Shalei Defrancia-Galeai, Kiana Atkinson, John Hart) 4:12.86, 2. Lae Ula O Kai 4:22.83, 3. Napili 4:27.65, 4. Na Kai Ewalu 4:30.49, 5. Kihei 4:32.76. Golden master mixed—1. Lae Ula O Kai (Biggie Lara, Wendall DeVera, Brett Simison, Iris Mountcastle, Kathie Zwick, Doreen Dagan) 4:23.83, 2. Kihei 4:27.29, 3. Hawaiian 4:57.37, 4. Kahana 5:43.15. Mixed Masters—1. Hawaiian (Dane Ward, Carla Fadriquela, Cathy Uu, Bruce Uu, David Ward, Michael Giblin) 3:54.24, 2. Kihei 4:03.28, 3. Lae Ula O Kai 4:21.23, 4. Lahaina 4:30.96, 5. Kahana 4:39.07. Men and women—1. Hawaiian (Kawena Cramer, Barbara Querry, Lauren Bartlett, Felipe Gomes, Keola Ferguson, J.B. Guard) 3:54.03, 2. Na Kai Ewalu 4:02.74, 3. Kihei 4:05.57, 4. Lae Ula O Kai 4:07.41, 5. Wailea 4:35.68, 6. Kahana 4:37.96, 7. Hana. 4:43.88, 8. Napili 4:52.92, 9. Lahaina 4:57.56.

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