Record Set For Front Street Mile
By Wendy Osher
A new record was set in the weekend running of “The Run Forrest Run” Front Street Mile. The event, sponsored by Bubba Gumps in Lahaina, drew participants ranging in age from five-years old to professional, world-class runners.
David Torrence of California ran the race in 3 minutes, 57 seconds, breaking an eight year old record by two seconds. The previous record was set in 2003 by Jason Lunn, who ran the race in 3 minutes, 59 seconds.
The course began near the Kenui Street intersection and proceeded a half mile before looping back.
The best time for a female runner in the event this year was 4 minutes, 39 seconds, recorded by Heather Kempf in the Elite Open Women’s Division.
Below is a list of first place finishers in the various divisions:
- Sub-Banton Boy: RICHARD HANEY, 8. 6:43
- Sub-Banton Girl: NADIA TOSCANO, 8, Haiku School. 7:15
- Banton Boys: KEKOA HUNTH, 10, Valley Isle. 5:58
- Banton Girls: MINDY KIMURA, 10. 6:26
- Midget Boy: ANDREW GIBBONS, 12, SEABURY. 5:48
- Midget Girl: SELAI DAMUNI, 12. 6:26
- Youth Boy: JAKE JACOBS, 14. 5:13
- Youth Girl: ALLY SMITH, 13. 6:21
- Boys/Girls Combine: AKONA ADOLPHO, 16. 5:47
- Open Male: DAVID TORRENCE. 3:57
- Open Female: HEATHER KEMPF. 4:39
- Masters Male: ANDREW FARRELL, 40. 4:51
- Masters Female: NECCIE LOGAN, 40, Wapato. 6:54