2nd Annual Hurricane Invitational Race

Results of today's 2nd Annual Hurricane Invitational Race. The 11 mile course ran south from Keokea in North Kohala to the old Coast Guard Station, south of Upolu Airport. Moderate swells and gusty winds made for fast times, and all 56 racers finished within 30 minutes of one another, first to last across the line. Six Jetskis kept track of everyone on the open ocean, and all paddlers, including 5 juniors and 8 women, did a great job in safely finishing the sometimes difficult course.

Sponsored by Hurricane Canoes, this event was a fundraiser this year for little Ruth Mersburgh, who is recovering from treatment for leukemia. A bento lunch and prizes for the various age groups, as well as some great whale watching, followed the race at the picnic area at the Old Coast Guard Station.

PLACE    NAME(S)                                              TIME     DIVISION PLACE
1        Thibert Lussiaa/Rupert Adarme                      1:10:25    1st OC-2 Men
2        Kealii Paiaina                                     1:10:34    1st 20-39 Men
3        Nick Agorastos                                     1:11:27    2nd 20-39 Men
4        Ikaika Hauanio                                     1:12:49    3rd 20-39 Men
5        Britt Craven                                       1:14:00    4th 20-39 Men
6        Afa Tuaolo                                         1:14:17    1st 50-54 Men
7        Nue Youderian                                      1:14:23    5th 20-39 Men
8        Eddie Hayward                                      1:14:27    6th 20-39 Men
9        Robert Olson                                       1:15:03    7th 20-39 Men
10       F. Cameron Leao                                    1:15:05    8th 20-39 Men
11       Chuck Santiago                                     1:16:27    1st Surfski
12       Kafoa Hala Latu                                    1:16:34    9th 20-39 Men
13       Lyle Palakiko                                      1:16:50    1st 40-49 Men
14       Michael Nearman                                    1:17:31    2nd 40-49 Men
15       Pepper Chong                                       1:17:51    3rd 40-49 Men
16       Justin Udovch                                      1:18:08    10th 20-39 Men
17       Jan Tilman                                         1:18:28    11th 20-39 Men
18       Gene Mcnerney                                      1:18:36    4th 40-49 Men
19       Jerry Bess                                         1:18:57    5th 40-49 Men
20       Ivan Mcivor                                        1:19:01    12th 20-39 Men
21       Beanie Heen                                        1:19:09    1st 55-59 Men
22       Caleb Freitas                                      1:19:16    1st Junior Men
23       Ian Foo                                            1:19:56    6th 40-49 Men
24       Dane Enos                                          1:20:04    7th 40-49 Men
25       Charlie Becerra                                    1:20:26    13th 20-39 Men
26       Jacques Blais                                      1:20:39    2nd 55-59 Men
27       Mike Mcquaid                                       1:21:19    3rd 55-59 Men
28       Baba Baldado                                       1:21:31    14th 20-39 Men
29       Lauren Turnbaugh/Freddie Berengue                  1:21:57    1st OC-2 Mixed
30       Yasu Tanaka                                        1:22:34    8th 40-49 Men
31       Barry Francis                                      1:23:44    2nd 50-54 Men
32       Grant Kojima                                       1:23:45    9th 40-49 Men
33       Chase Von Nordheim                                 1:23:58    2nd Junior Men
34       Bruce Clifford                                     1:24:04    1st 60+ Men
35       Jane Mckee                                         1:24:07    1st Open Women
36       Ed Doherty                                         1:25:25    15th 20-39 Men
37       Steve Backman                                      1:25:45    3rd 50-54 Men
38       Ronona Della Cioppa                                1:25:46    2nd Open Women
39       Chandler Palakiko                                  1:26:10    3rd Junior Men
40       Theron Ogata                                       1:26:15    16th 20-39 Men
41       Eddie Nabarro                                      1:26:33    17th 20-39 Men
42       Shaun Von Nordheim                                 1:26:55    4th Junior Men
43       Chris Marlow                                       1:27:09    18th 20-39 Men
44       Scott Ferry                                        1:27:36    10th 40-49 Men
45       Chris Grogan                                       1:28:01    4th 55-59 Men
46       P. J. Jeffries                                     1:28:35    4th 50-54 Men
47       Greg Asbell                                        1:30:02    5th 55-59 Men
48       Nicki Enos                                         1:30:51    3rd Open Women
49       Sheila Cadaoas                                     1:32:11    4th Open Women
50       Dave & Lonny Higggins                              1:32:33    2nd OC-2 Mixed
51       John Cano                                          1:32:58    11th 40-49 Men
52       Jennifer Mcdaniel                                  1:34:28    5th Open Women
53       Patty Eames                                        1:34:42    6th Open Women
54       Chase Kanuha                                       1:36:39    5th Junior Men
55       Susan O'shaughnessy                                1:38:16    7th Open Women
56       Dani Ho                                            1:39:51    8th Open Women

Posted by keizo on Sun, 03/18/2007 - 6:28am

2 comments

This came in email:

Thank you all so much for selecting Ruth as your beneficiary for this race. It has been a long year for Ruth and our family. Mom (Charlene) and Ruth have spent all but five weeks on Oahu last year. We are so very happy to have our family back together again. Charlene had been telling me for years that she wanted to paddle OC1 and after this event I’ll be looking to get her one. Our other two kids want to paddle this summer. Ruth was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a pediatric solid tumor cancer.
Mahalo,
Dan, Charlene, Thomas, Rebekah and Ruthie Mersburgh


#1 Mon, 03/19/2007 - 3:42pm


Are there any photos from the race?


#2 Tue, 03/20/2007 - 3:27pm


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