Lahaina Heat Track Club wins medals at Aloha State Games
LAHAINA – The Lahaina Heat Track Club burned up the track at the University of Hawaii at Manoa at the USA Track and Field Aloha State Games on Saturday, July 16.
Competing in the Masters categories were Lahainaluna High School coaches Ray Yamat, Travis Brandstatter and Cynthia Monteleone, and competing in the youth divisions were Margaret Monteleone and recent graduates Natasha Currence and Kamal-Craig Golaube.
Margaret took the gold in the high jump and the bronze medal in the 400-meter for the age 11-12 group.
Golaube, who will be running for Portland State University this fall, had a strong pre-collegiate showing with a gold medal in the 110 high hurdles, gold in the long jump, a silver in the 200-meter and a gold as anchor in the Ohana Relay.
Currence, who will be running for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Wahine this fall, grabbed a bronze medal in the 400-meter, a fourth place ribbon in the 200-meter and a gold medal in the Ohana Relay.
Coach Cynthia took home the gold medal in the Women’s Masters 400-meter and the Ohana Relay, and Brandstatter led the winning Ohana Relay for a gold. Coach Yamat ran the 100-meter but did not finish due to an injury.
The Lahaina Heat proudly represented West Maui in the exciting Ohana Relay by winning the gold with a crushing 50-meter gap.
The Lahaina Heat Track Club is a year-round nonprofit community organization open to everyone ages seven and up (no track or running experience necessary). Practices are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Lahainaluna track. Participants must register before practicing. Registration of $50 per year covers a USA Track and Field annual membership and a Lahaina Heat T-shirt. For more information, and to register, visit www.lahainaheat.com.