Garden Island Canoe Racing Association sprint season comes to a close

Saturday was the conclusion of the 2013 Garden Island Canoe Racing Association sprint season at Hanalei Bay, with the top crews in each division vying for a spot in next week’s Hawaii Canoe Racing Association state championship meet, Aug. 3, also at Hanalei Bay.

I wrote Sunday about how the results were secondary and that the event was a great day of camaraderie for all the paddlers. But there were winners, so here were the crews that were the fastest from flag to flag.

Fitting every name for each winning crew isn’t possible, so I’ll be using individual names for the younger divisions. Hopefully that’s an understandable decision. And mahalo to Dawn Wooten for getting these results to me.

Girls 10: Hokualele (Naiallele llanes, Kylee Nobriga-Harper, Naia Maka-Adric, Kilinoe Ornellas, Mino Marshall, Sela Kauvaka); Boys 10: Puuwai (Kekoa Matsuyama, Kaiwa Grubbe, Caleb Alalem, Koa Harper, Cameron Booth, Rapheephat Khaechawat); Mixed 10: Puuwai (Jaden April, Laie Smith, Cody Vascak-Katchmar, Rapheephat Khaechawat, Jordyn Haumea-Thronas, Jake Valenti)

Girls 12: Niumalu (Deija Melchor, Rachel Curnan, Rizell Mae Cabungan, Koleka Leong-Chow, Keana Lovell-Obatake, Drewan Pigao); Boys 12: Hanalei (Makani Crowder, Laakea Aikau, Keanu Brown, Tom Hamai, Andrew Barran, Kauahoa Hermosura); Mixed 12: Hanalei (Makani Crowder, Casey Fischer, Kaehukai Keala, Jordy Fleming, Brisa Guerra, Laakea Aikau)

Girls 13: Hanalei (Skylar Corizzo, Kaehukai Keala, Kaylor Hermosura, Joy Milbrand, Angelie Kaden, Pohaialli Correa); Boys 13: Kilohana (Evan Hensley, Nainoa Turalde Oyamot, Isaiah Aguiar, Keatin Mariano-Hardy, Kaio Kaohelauii, Kaleo Castenada)

Girls 14: Niumalu (Keana Lovell-Obatake, Christina Carney, Rachel Curnan, Kira Lanning, Drewan Pigao, Alexis Benham); Boys 14: Koloa (Makoa Pratt, Justin Bonachita, Braiden Lazaro, Bryan Soria, Keawe Parongao, Scott Cushnie)

Girls 15: Niumalu (Nicole Carney, Christina Carney, Shealynne Mercer-Cayabyab, Hiilani Hawelu, Jade Toliver, Tori Aki); Boys 15: Kilohana (Howard Kanahele, Evan Hensley, Kaipo Licayan, Kaleo Castenada, Kaio Kaohelauii, Nainoa Licayan)

Girls 16: Niumalu (Hiilani Hawelu, Coach Roby Leong, Brandy Racca, Nicole Carney, Shyanne Almarza, Shealynne Mercer-Cayabyab); Boys 16: Hanalei (James Stevens, Tapu Laughlin, Puna Lee-Puulei, Wyatt Santoki-Smith, Colby Sargent, Gage Rautmann)

Girls 18: Kaiola (Taylor Samiano, Roshayne Peahu, Waianuhea Cordeiro, Kimberly Aguilar, Jamie Alana, Tirah Yamamoto); Boys 18: Hanalei (James Stevens, Mikala Belcher, Tapu Laughlin, Wyatt Santoki-Smith, Eddie Binder Jr., Colby Sargent)

Women Novice “B”: Hanalei (2 minutes, 13.4 seconds); Men Novice “B”: Hanalei (3:49.0); Mixed Novice “B”: Namolokama (2:08.0)

Women Novice “A”: Namolokama (4:25.2); Men Novice “A”: Hanalei (8:25.6)

Women Freshmen: Hanalei (9:30.6); Men Freshmen: Puuwai (7:41.9)

Women Sophomore: Kukuiula (9:12.0); Men Sophomore: Hanalei (7:50.3)

Women Junior: Niumalu (9:23.6); Men Junior: Hanalei (8:03.9)

Women Senior: Niumalu (14.29.3); Men Senior: Kukuiula (12:16.7)

Women Masters (60 years): Hanalei (4:49.2); Men Masters (60 years): Namolokama (3:58.4)

Women Golden Masters (55): Kaiola (4:37.3); Men Golden Masters (55): Namolokama (3:53.9)

Women Senior Masters (50): Hanalei (4:26.6); Men Senior Masters (50): Namolokama (3:57.3)

Women Open Four: Namolokama (4:35.1); Men Open Four: Namolokama (3:48.8)

Mixed Masters (55): Hanalei (4:13.4)

Mixed Masters (40): Namolokama (4:00.6)

Mixed Men and Women: Namolokama (3:48.3)

Women Masters (40): Kukuiula (9:11.2); Men Masters (40): Kukuiula (7:45.9)

Men (65): Namolokama (10:21.0)

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