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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, October 28, 2002

Stoltz, Angle capture Xterra titles

Advertiser Staff

Conrad Stoltz of South Africa and Candy Angle of Massachusetts won the professional divisions of the Nissan Xterra World Championship yesterday on Maui.

Stoltz, 29, defended his men's title in the grueling off-road event — completing the 1.5-kilometer swim off Wailea Beach, 30-kilometer mountain bike ride up the slopes of Haleakala and 11-kilometer trail run from Makena to Wailea in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 55 seconds.

Eneko Llanos, 26, of Spain was second in 2:23:37, followed by Nicolas Lebrun, 29, of France in 2:27:37.

Angle, 33, was the first woman finisher in 2:57:33, followed by Californians Jamie Whitmore, 26, in 2:59:10 and Shari Kain, 36, in 3:03:25.

Stoltz and Angle each won $20,000.

Five Hawai'i residents won their respective age-group divisions: Hale'iwa's Allegra Erisman (15-19) in 3:55:11 for her third straight title, Kailua's Tina Eakin (30-34) in 3:19:43, Waialua's Lorenn Walker (50-54) in 3:47:36, Honolulu's Wendy Minor (55-59) in 4:46:18 and Kihei's David Sharp (60-over) in 4:00:06.

The Xterra Championships is the culmination of a series of 43 worldwide races.


• Two win medals for U.S.: LeGrand Sakamaki of Hilo and Kyle Yamauchi of Honolulu won medals in the 2002 Criollo Cup Junior Pan American Weightlifting Championships, which ended yesterday at Caucus, Puerto Rico.

Both lifters were members of the U.S. team.

Sakamaki, competing in the 137-pound open division, lifted 243 pounds in the snatch and 309 pounds in the clean and jerk for a 551 total. He earned three silver medals.

Yamauchi, competing in the 137-pound junior division, lifted 215 pounds in the snatch and 259 in the clean and jerk for a 474 total. He earned three gold medals.


• QB Club today: University of Hawai'i assistant football coaches George Lumpkin and Ron Lee are scheduled to speak at today's weekly meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

Vince Goo, UH women's basketball coach, will also speak at the Pagoda Hotel luncheon.

Lunch, which costs $6.50 for club members and $7 for non-members, begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting at noon.