Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, September 17, 1999

Associated Press
Hawaii's Allen Stack is presented with his gold
medal after winning the final of the 100 meters
backstroke at the London Olympics in 1948.

Olympic gold-medal
swimmer Stack dies


Allen Stack, a gold medalist in swimming at the 1948 Olympics, has died at age 71.

Stack, who died at his home in Honolulu Sunday, won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke in 1948. He also swam on the U.S. team in the 1952 Olympics.

Stack held six world records and 22 American records between 1948 and 1951, when he swam for Yale University. He also won 10 national Amateur Athletic Union championships.

He was elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1979, and was a charter inductee into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Stack was born in New Haven, Conn., and earned degrees from Yale and the Columbia School of Law. He came to Hawaii in 1956 after serving four years in the Navy and practiced law until his retirement last year.

He is survived by his wife, Tita, and children Tiare Loy, Allen McIntyre and Lee Stack. A memorial service is scheduled for Sept. 22 at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

Schofield soldier a victor in all-Army golf tourney

Sgt. Maj. Chris Morrison of Schofield Barracks won the senior division of the recent all-Army golf tournament at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Morrison placed first in the over-40 age group, winning by eight strokes with a four-day total of 299.

His finish qualified him for the all-Army team, and he went on to place sixth in the over-40 division of the Armed Services Championship in North Carolina Aug. 30-Sept. 3.

Na Koa speakers

Speaking at Monday's Na Koa Football Club meeting will be Hawaii coach June Jones and Dr. Andrew Nichols.

The public is invited to the luncheon at Waialae Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $11 per person.

Kapalua swim Sunday

The second annual Kapalua Fun Swim Challenge, an ocean swim which starts and finishes at Kapalua Bay on Maui, is set for Sunday at 9 a.m.

Swimmers ages 19 and older will compete in a one-mile swim. Those ages 15-18 will race in the -mile swim.

Entry fee for 19-and-over swimmers is $31, and $34.50 for 15-18-year-old swimmers. Registration for the race is at 7:30 a.m.

For information, logon to or call (808) 669-0244.

Proceeds benefit endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle conservation efforts.

Maui Fun Run Sept. 25

The Earth Maui 5K Fun Run is Sept. 25.

The run starts at Rice Park and ends at Keokea Park in Kula, Maui. Registration is $25 per person at 3:15 p.m., and the race is 4:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the run benefits the Friends of the Haleakala National Park.

For information, logon to or call (808) 669-0244.

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