Time to honor best efforts

First photo: Chayce Akaka builds a lead in the pool at Kihei Aquatic Center on his way to posting the lowest time among the boys Wednesday in Lokelani Intermediate School’s annual 8th Grade Biathlon. Competitors have been training under the direction of physical education teacher Keith Machida to reach personal goals in the event, which called on them to swim 250 meters and run a mile and a half. Akaka completed the course in 16:33 minutes.

Second photo: Lokelani math teacher Kathryn O’Connor laces up her shoes. O’Connor and fellow teacher Joy Au competed alongside the girls.

For event results, see sports section.