Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Hawai'i lifeguards sixth in nation
Hawai'i placed sixth in the United States Lifeguard Nationals Competition last week at Daytona Beach, Fla.
More than 40 teams from around the country participated in the event. The Hawai'i team featured six lifeguards from the City & County of Honolulu.
Matt Dubrule led Hawai'i by winning the ironman race (a run-swim-paddle medley), and finishing second in the surfski race for lifeguards ages 30 to 39.
Matt Sack of Hawai'i placed second to Dubrule in the ironman race, and was seventh in the 2-kilometer run. Also in the 30-39 division, Ian Forester placed third in the surfski race.
In the 29-younger division, Hawai'i's Brian Rocheleau placed second in the surfski race, fourth in paddleboards, and seventh in the ironman. Teammate Glen Wachtel placed seventh in the 1,000-meter swim.
Los Angeles County won the overall title.
Hawai'i was competing in the event for the first time, thanks in part to sponsorship from Maui Jim and the City & County of Honolulu.
Lanikai, Lokahi prevail in long-distance race
Lanikai and Lokahi paddled to convincing victories in the Kaena Challenge long-distance canoe race Sunday.
Lanikai posted a record time in the men's race, completing the course from Sunset Beach to Makaha Beach in 2 hours, 53 minutes, 28 seconds. Outrigger was second in 2:54:06, and Kailua third in 3:07:42.
Lokahi dominated the women's race, finishing in 3:53:22. A second Lokahi crew placed second in 4:10:57.
A mixed crew from Na Keiki O Ka Mo'i won the short course in 1:29:57.