Swanson helps U.S. to judo silver
Honolulu's Mindy Swanson won her open weight division yesterday in Miami to help the U.S. women's national judo team take silver at the Pan American Championships.
Swanson, out of Hawaii Tenri, came back from a first-round loss to Brazil's Priscilla Marques to win her next two. She advanced on a walkover over a Colombian opponent then threw Mexico's Mavi Mendoza for an ippon.
Hannemann, Nash at QB Club lunch
Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann and Hawaii men's basketball coach Bob Nash headline the speakers program for tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel.
Hannemann founded the Mufi Hannemann basketball Jamboree 15 years ago to showcase local high school girls basketball talent. Nash will discuss his latest recruiting class.
Also speaking will be Mark Zeug, the president and executive director for the Aloha State Games and chair of the National Senior Games.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the noon program. The event is open to the public.
Iacovelli, Calway win Banana Man Chase
Todd Iacovelli and Kelly Calway won their respective overall titles yesterday at the Jamba Juice Banana Man Chase at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Iacovelli finished the 5-kilometer event in 15 minutes and 13.4 seconds, 20.3 seconds ahead of Justin Harris for the men's title. Calway finished in 18.48.7 to lead the women's finishers, some 16 seconds ahead of Emma Palmer.
Wiewiorski, Cinter Pineapple 10K winners
Kyle Wiewiorski and Jo Cinter were the runaway winners at yesterday's Wahiawa Pineapple 10-kilometer run.
Wiewiorski turned the 6.2-mile course in Wahiawa in 40 minutes, 35.2 seconds., more than a minute ahead of runner-up Brian Lauer (42:02.05).
Cinter won the women's division by more than 4 minutes when finishing in 46.29.1. Melissa Rota was second in 50:39.8.