Valentines Canoe Race


Eight-mile race held Saturday in Kailua-Kona, with one group of teams paddling from Honokohau Harbor to Kamakahonu Beach near Kailua Pier and another group paddling back to Honokohau Harbor.

Place/Name Category Division First leg Second leg Overall

1 Kim Rowe and Justin Warren/Shiela Cadaoas and Steve Arnett Date OC2 20-49 36:45 40:53 1:17:38

2. Michael Akau and Noelani Spencer/Maitland Akau and Healani Leialoha Date OC2 20-49 36:47 41:39 1:18:26

3. Hunter Anderson Solo Man OC1 45-59 37:45 42:23 1:20:08

4. Chelsea Kane and Puni Freitas/Jan Kekua-Spencer and Tyde Specer Couples OC2-20-49 37:28 43:18 1:20:46

5. Haaheo Kaiawe/Jennifer Kalili Date OC1 Junior 1:21:27

6. Alisa and Phil Prendergast/Paul Streiter and Angela Rey Family OC2 20-49 38:08 43:38 1:21:46

7. Shannon and Kalai Hardy/Aulike and Wendell Kaiawe Date OC2 40s and Juniors 40:03 42:38 1:22:41

8. Lesley Woods and Bob Bruce/Terri Fong and Rich Everett Date OC2 50-and-over 41:50 41:11 1:23:01

9. Sarah Egan and John Husak/ Jen McDaniel and Ivan McIvor Date OC2 20-49 40:03 43:00 1:23:03

10. Daniel Legler Solo Man OC1 45-59 39:20 44:43 1:24:03

11. Doug VeraCruz and Shane McCormick/Bill and Hayden Taylor (age 8) Family OC2 20-49 and Juniors 38:38 47:35 1:26:13

12. Kaeti Ecker and Terry Neubert/Carolyn Strawn and Fred Berengue Date OC2 50-and-over 41:12 46:24 1:27:36

13. Nick Matsuoka Solo Man OC1 20-44 42:43 45:22 1:28:05

14. Dane Enos/Nicki Enos Family OC1 45-59 39:42 48:52 1:28:34

15. Sammie Stanbro and Jim Budde/Brook and Madeleine Collins Couples OC2 50-and-over 41:54 47:22 1:29:16

16. Scott Ferry Solo Man OC1 45-59 1:29:34

17. Diane Neubert and Mark Wilson /Jo Ma and Nolan Chock Date OC2 50-and-over 1:30:00

18. CJ Brown and Maddy Nelson/Cody Brown and Aiden Wharton Date OC2 Junior 44:20 46:36 1:30:56

19. Christina Williams/Toby Wilkinson Couple OC1 20-44 46:14 44:46 1:31:00

20. Annalee Akagi and Che Pilago Date OC1 20-44 46:06 45:16 1:31:22

21. Cheryl Villegas/Maile Leslie 2 Female OC1 20-44 44:19 48:06 1:32:25

22. Paul Jeffries Solo Man OC1 45-59 42:54 49:12 1:32:06

23.. Steve Warren/Keven Rinkenbach 2 Males OC1 60-and-over 44:31 48:44 1:33:15

24. Robert and Chris Whitfield/Emily Whitfield and Mariko Langevin Family OC2 40 and Juniors 42:50 50:29 1:33:19

25. Heather Kimball Solo Woman OC1 45-59 44:18 49:44 1:34:02

26. Chris Vasquez and Brandi Plank/Shannon and Kristi Hardy Date OC2 20-49 44:26 49:39 1:34:05

27. Linda Lesley and Bill Rosehill/ Andy and Jane Toro Couples OC2 50-and-over 45:00 50:47 1:35:47

28. Kyle Akazawa/Mike Akazawa Family OC1 20-44 44:50 51:03 1:35:53

29. Kayla Miller and Lorrin Ching/Tina Flower and Moke Hauanio Date OC2 20-49 44:52 51:07 1:35:59

30. Sue and Dick Roberts/ Janet and Vern Heikkila Couples OC2 50-and-over 47:38 49:36 1:37:14

31. Bruce Clifford/Sue LaLanne Date OC1 60-and-over 45:38 57:29 1:43:07

32. Rebekah Mersbrgh/Fisher Nitta Date OC1 Junior 47:39 55:33 1:43:12

33. Chad Kalele/Jason Leau 2 Men OC1 20-44 46:03 59:38 1:45:41

34. Anne Cole/Monica Price 2 Women OC1 20-44 54:10 54:30 1:48:40

35. Hanalei Akazawa/Melissa Nitta 2 Women OC1 40s and Juniors 46:15 1:10:13 1:56:28

Submitted by Jane Bockus