It did not take long for Esben Dalgaard to make an impact worthy
of a Sports Center highlight. The 6-6 Esben charged fearlessly
at the gun, which set him up for a 6th place finish overall
and helped his teammates capture top honors at the UH-Hilo
Todd Iacovelli was HPU’s golden boy, finishing 25 seconds
ahead of teammate Brandon Laan who was 2nd overall. Adding the
finishing blow, as well as life to the trip, were Frank Rainey
and Douglas “IQ” Higgins.
Burger breaks loose!
The HPU Women’s cross country Team attacked from the back
to conquer a long and muddy Hilo course.
Running conservatively from the start, the HPU women, over the
last mile, made the other teams look as if they were running
backwards. Team Captain Inga Burger found her stride as she strolled
to a 2nd place finish overall.
A new hat trick
In a sport like cross country,” said Coach Christian Friis, “each
member is as valuable as the next.” But sometimes, one
person will accomplish a little more than his or her teammates.
To honor those accomplishments, the HPU cross country teams are
starting a new tradition. Each week’s most valuable member
will sport a functional hard hat for the men and a stylish red
hat for the women.
If you see skinny students with unusual hats,” Friis said, “take
the time to congratulate them for a jog well done!”