The sole teen’s team of Elias Hamp (from front, first photo), Skylynn Pagdilao, Kanoe Mitnick and Nyasia Martinez that represent CrossFit Upcountry Maui, All Kine CrossFit and Aloha CrossFit, compete in The Pacific Games Throwdown on Saturday at War Memorial Complex. The fitness competition was a fundraiser for the Maui Police Athletic League.
Just the Kip’s Maka Marin (foreground, from front, second photo), Rachael Cabating, Dalton Jardine and Ulu Lancaster compete against If Oly You Knew’s Eric Chang, Linda Nguyen, Kendrick Dumo and Kirstin Hamman.
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Observatories and telescopes sit atop Mauna Kea, the state’s tallest mountain and the proposed construction site for a new $1.4 billion telescope on Hawaii island. State officials announced Wednesday that the road to the top of Mauna Kea mountain on the Big Island will be closed today as equipment is delivered to the construction site. AP file photo
Caile Kohlbrenner leads the women’s 5K pack on her way to winning the division.
Jacob Fure pulls away from the pack as he nears the turn to return downhill to Wailuku during the Iao Valley 10K and 5K on Saturday. Fure won the men’s 5K title. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Kaylee Volner heads downhill after making her turn Saturday. She placed third in the women’s 5K race.
Kihei steersman Sinjin Estomo laughs while going over her weekly instructions with coach Vanessa Weiss and her girls 12A crewmates Saturday. Estomo’s diagram drew inspiration from last week’s massive brush fire. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Kihei Canoe Club junior women’s crew of Michele Willmering, Julie Shoup, Suzanne Conlon, Sandy Carvalho, Jen Edwards and Allison Lee paddle to a win at the Moki Kalanikau Regatta on Saturday at Kahului Harbor. The Maui News / DAKOTA GROSSMAN photo
Kihei’s men’s 60 crew comes out of the turn with the lead before finishing second to Hawaiian. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Kihei Canoe Club’s women’s 60 crew leads Hawaiian Canoe Club through the turn on its way to winning Saturday’s race at Kahului Harbor. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Kihei’s women’s 65 crew paddles to a win over second-place Hawaiian. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Kuihelani Highway was closed most of Thursday due to a wildfire that started near the highway’s intersection with Waiko Road. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo