Hale Kula encourages children to run

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jan Iwase
Hale Kula Elementary School

Elementary school students pose after they participate in the Hale Kuna Invitational Cross-Country Meet. (Courtesy Photo)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Hale Kula Elementary School, located here, encourages wellness for all students and families. 

In fact, running is such an essential part of the school’s physical education program that it hosts several running events each year.  

One such physical education activity is the school’s “Family Fun Runs” that have been added to the calendar this year. The two-mile runs, held one Saturday each month, are a great way for families to run together. The next scheduled Family Fun Run is Oct. 16. All families, even those who do not attend Hale Kula, can participate.

Hale Kula also recently hosted its sixth annual Hale Kula Invitational Cross-Country Meet, with participants from Hale Kula, Helemano, Solomon, Wahiawa and Wheeler elementary schools. The Leilehua High School cross-country team and the 25th Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, provided assistance and support throughout the race. 

More than 200 third- through fifth-graders represented their schools and ran three-fourths of a mile around the school. Shawn Nakamoto, Leilehua cross-country coach, provided electronic timing for the race. Leilehua runners also served as mentors for the elementary students. 

Hale Kuna views all of the participants as winners as they completed the course and are making running a part of their lives. 

Hale Kuna Invitational Cross-Country Results


Third-grade girls


  • 1st – Kayla Holland, Hale Kula
  • 2nd – Takiyah Williams, Hale Kula
  • 3rd – Tamia Baker, Hale Kula


Third-grade boys


  • 1st – Donovan Sykes, Solomon
  • 2nd – Connor Harrison, Hale Kula
  • 3rd – Juan Lopez, Solomon


Fourth-grade girls


  • 1st – Skylar Goodman, Hale Kula
  • 2nd – Camaryn Earle, Helemano
  • 3rd – Valencia Collins, Wheeler


Fourth-grade boys


  • 1st – Jacob Parker, Hale Kula
  • 2nd – Erik Naumann, Hale Kula
  • 3rd – Weston Myers, Hale Kula


Fifth-grade girls


  • 1st – Ciara Fauleoner, Solomon
  • 2nd – Megan Ayala, Wahiawa
  • 3rd – Shaurice Robinson, Wheeler


Fifth-grade boys


  • 1st – Mathias Aiava, Hale Kula
  • 2nd – Jaymond Agdinaoay, Helemano
  • 3rd – Josef Watkins, Wahiawa



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