Racing Students Prepare for event on Oahu, May 1 "Honolulu 5K for Kids"

Sunday, April 17, 2011 By Molokai Dispatch staff

Racing Students Prepare

Community Contributed

By Sue Forbes-Kikukawa

On Saturday, April 9 the fourth 5K in the “Do 5 for the Kids” race series was held on the Coffees of Hawaii plantation trails.  Course conditions were ideal with clear sunny skies and a dry, freshly mowed trail.  This fourth race of five in the series was a tune up for the Kualapu`u School traveling team of four boys and four girls that will race on Oahu, May 1 in the Honolulu 5K for Kids. The traveling team selected to compete on Oahu are Mary Rose Ringor, Mary Grace Ringor, Noelani Helm, Genevieve Kikukawa, Nainoa Kahale, Noah Donnelly, Rafael Adolpho, and Kekama Naeole-Starkey.

Race four results:
Girls –
1.    Mary Rose Ringor – 31:00
2.    Mary Grace Ringor – 32:22
3.    Noelani Helm – 33:36
4.    Genevieve Kikukawa – 33:39

Boys
1.    Nainoa Kahale – 26:17
2.    Noah Donnelly – 26:29
3.    Kahili Helm – 27:33
4.    Kekama Naeole-Starkey 28:04
5.    Rafael Adolpho – 29:52
Women
1.    Sue Forbes-Kikukawa – 22:35
2.    Katina Soares – 37:38
3.    Julie Lopez – 40:11
4.    Ellen Reed— 44:44
5.    Juanita Colon—52:32
Men
1.    Ryan Link– 27:36
2.    Michaiah Soares– 27:37
3.    Dan Reed—28:30

The final race will be held on Saturday, April 23. Monies to fund team travel to the Honolulu 5K for Kids come from adult registration donations. Please come out to support Molokai’s first elementary running team and “Do 5 for the Kids” at our next Saturday event.
Students start off strong at Kualapu`u School's race number three. Photo provided by Sue Forbes.

Students start off strong at Kualapu`u School’s race number three. Photo provided by Sue Forbes.