Pierce Murphy continued his domination of the Kaua‘i running-sphere last week by capturing the 10K title at the Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run at Po‘ipu Beach Park on Saturday.
Murphy, the phenom Island School graduate, captured the 10K title with a time of 32:45, edging out Tanner Mahoney (35:24) and Joseph Hall (39:39). The top female finisher was Rani Minei, who clocked in at 47:07 for 8th place.
In the 5K — the biggest event with 129 runners — Evan Clinton took home top honors by crossing the line at 20:31. He was closely followed by Ryan Olivieri (20:37) and Marshall MacCready (20:59). Nicole Weir took home top honors for the girls. Weir covered the course in 23:22, good for 8th place over all.
In the 10 mile race, Mark Shirra topped the field of 49 runners with a 1:10:20 finish. Michael Helppie (1:11:30) came in second and was followed by Scott Olson (1:12:08) to round out the top three. Ayuko Nakamura led the women with a 1:14:28 finished and was chased by Lisa Erickson at 1:20:50.
The highlight of the race was the One Mile Keiki Fun Run!, which featured Mayor Bernard Carvalho at the finish line to cheer on the kids. Carvalho was there to help promote and congratulate the keiki on staying active and fit. Mark David, Micha Turner and Dean Cheney took the top three slots for the boys and Liva Schmid, Caroline Frisiras and Sarah Keith claimed top-honors for the girls.
Overall, 269 runners competed in the four different race categories.
For a complete list of race results, please go to : www.jtltiming.com/running.htm