Mataafa places second in final PPK appearance
Lalelei Mataafa, a 15-year-old sophomore at Lahainaluna High School, placed second in the girls 14-15 division in the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick national championship on Saturday at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Mataafa, competing in the event for the final time – she has reached the maximum age – had a total distance of 375.6 feet, finishing behind Alisa Fallon of Des Plaines, Ill., who had a distance of 387.5.
Mataafa won a national title in the 8-9 division in 2008, and was also a runner-up in the 10-11 division in 2010. She placed fourth last year.