Starbucks Big Island Challenge

Results of today's Starbucks Big Island Challenge, held in memory of the race's founder, JJ Logan.

A 31 mile relay race from the boat ramp at Puako to Honokohau Harbor, today's event found several crews without escort vessels, necessitating shoreline changes, which made it a longer course for 5 of the teams. There were a number of solo paddlers who started the race, with two OC-1 paddlers, Dave Olds and Jacques Blais, completing the course, and four solo paddlers, who came ashore before the 31 mile finish line was crossed. There was also an OC-2 husband and wife team, Ian and Lauren Foo, who paddled the entire distance without benefit of crew changes.

The howling winds experienced earlier in the week, had abated, and left the paddlers with a long hot paddle, with only the benefit(?) of a slight headwind to cool them. Thus, the 3:32:00 record time remains, which was set two years ago by the same team that crossed the line in first place today.

       2006 STARBUCKS BIG ISLAND CHALLENGE  in memory of JJ LOGAN
           31 miles from Puako to Honokohau Harbor                    April 15, 2006
OVERALLNAMES                                            TIME   PLACEDIVISION
   1   Steve Arnett & Leo Santimer                     3:43:18   1  OC-2 Men 21-49
          & Lyle Palakiko & Nue Youderian
   2   TEAM ABBOTT (K.  Powell &  L. Lee Loy           3:50:43   1  OC-2 Men 50+
          & G. Abood & P. Daugherty
   3   Pepper Chong & Mel Pauole                       3:54:08   2  OC-2 Men 21-49
          & Beanie Heen & Pat Erwin
   4   Mark Myers & Yurik Resetnikov                   3:59:03   3  OC-2 Men 21-49
          & Britt Craven & Steve Boreri
   5   Kafoa Hala Latu & Ikaika Hauanio                4:01:07   1  OC-1 Men 30-39
   6   Chandler & Sayer Palakiko & Puni Freitas        4:05:14   1  OC-2 Men Juniors
       & Chase & Shawn Von Nordheim & Kyle Akazawa                    (6 man team)
   7   Cameron Leao & Thibert Lussiaa                  4:05:26   1  OC-1 Men 20-29
   8   Ronona Della Cioppa & Fred Berengue             4:10:41   1  OC-2 Mixed 21-49
          & Dane & Nicki Enos
   9   Steve Zoll & Afa Tuaolo                         4:14:16   1  OC-1 Men 50+
  10   Kevin Kaluna & Gerard Pila                      4:16:59   2  Open OC-1 30-39
  11   Lauren & Ian Foo                                4:17:21   1  OC-2  Mixed Solo
  12   Bev Tuaolo & Cherisse Kelii                     4:21:02   1  OC-2 Women 21-49
          & Amy Young & Beth Cooper
  13   Carlos Kuhn & Baba Baldado                      4:24:19   2  OC-1 Men 20-29
  14   Peter Greenwell & Jim Uding                     4:25:10   1  OC-2 Men 60+
         & Kalani Delovio & Tay Perry
  15   Susie Shaw & Mark Wormley                       4:26:57   1  OC-2 Mixed 50+
          & Lonny Higgins & Jim Budde
  16   Moke Hauannio & Terry Trinidad                  4:28:30   3  OC-2 Men 50+
          & Danny Bassett & Lorrin Ching
  17   Theron Ogata & Kawika Leicher                   4:29:26   3  OC-1 Men 20-29
  18   Max Solmssen & Jan Tillman                      4:31:08   4  OC-1 Men 20-29
  19   Ron & Chris Hochuli                             4:37:25   5  OC-1 Men 20-29
  20   Autumn Gunter & Rick Bruce                      4:38:35   3  OC-2 Mixed 21-49
          & Leslie Woods & Bob Bruce
  21   Bruce Clifford & Jan War                        4:41:30   2  OC-1 Men 50+
  22   Chris Grogan & Greg Knapp                       4:42:59   3  OC-1 Men 50+
  23   Charlie Becerra & Allen Daniels                 4:44:06   3  OC-1 Men 30-39
  24   Leslie Crawford & Ivan McIvor                   4:44:13   1  OC-1 Mixed 30-39
  25   Dave Olds                                       4:50:58   1  OC-1 Solo Men
  26   Kathleen Leahy & Scott Ferry                    4:51:26   1  OC-1 Mixed 40-49
  27   Gerri Hala Latu & Gina Torres                   4:52:46   2  OC-2 Women Open
           & Cindy Chong & Leila Duim
  28   Sheila Cadaoas & Erik Keith                     4:52:54   2  OC-1 Mixed 40-49
  29   Jacques Blais                                   4:56:00   2  OC-1 Solo Men
  30   Sammie Stanbro & Al Conrad                      4:58:17   2  OC-2 Mixed 50+
            & Sari Lassiter & Nolan Chock
  31   Marjorieann Santos & Randy Botti                5:29:32   2  OC-1 Mixed 30-39
  DNF  Patty Eames & Carol Farkas
           & Dani Ho & Jacque Wikum

Posted by keizo on Sun, 04/16/2006 - 4:23am

2 comments

Again some pix at http://www.mauiwow.com/ ...


#1 Sun, 04/16/2006 - 7:06am


Awsome job by the junior paddlers. Nice job by everyone involved in their training throughout the season.


#2 Sun, 04/16/2006 - 9:01pm


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