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Eight Kaua‘i outrigger paddling teams completed the Molokai Hoe held over the weekend.
According to an e-mail from Brian Curl of the Hui O Mana Ka Pu‘uwai Outrigger Canoe Club, the eight teams were scanned from the results based on who he knew would be participating in the cross-channel race.
Team Pogue, competing in the Open division, topped the Kaua‘i entries with a crossing of 5:18:19.4 followed by Namolokama O Hanalei at 5:32:32.1.
Pu‘uwai Alapai made the crossing in 5:52:02.4 followed by Pu‘uwai Kukui O Keokeo (6:18:20.4) and Pu‘uwai Po‘omaikai (6:19:20.4).
Namolokama 50 was the sole Kaua‘i entry in the Masters 50 division, the team making the crossing at 6:21:24.4.
The Kaiola 55 was the sole Kaua‘i entry in the Masters 55 division with a 6:21:24.8 showing.
Elimimian named WAC Defensive Player
University of Hawai‘i linebacker Solomon Elimimian was named the Western Athletic Conference defensive player of the week following his performance Saturday night.
According to a WAC press release, Elimimian, a junior from Los Angeles, made a WAC season-high 20 tackles in No. 16 Hawai‘i’s win over Utah State. He was alo credited half a sack, one tackle for a loss and broke up a pass in the game.
Elimimian, ranked No. 20 in the nation by NCAA, came up three short of tying the school record.
Hawai‘i quarterback Tyler Graunke and sophomore kick returner Dwayne Sanders were also nominated for WAC player consideration.
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