FMWR-Hawaii hosts sprinting challenge
April 15, 2011
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The saying "records are meant to be broken" was emphasized at the 2011 Army Hawaii Sprint Challenge, here, April 8-9.
The challenge was to be Army Hawaii's fastest male or female Soldier, and it showcased four running events during a two-day period.
Soldiers competed in the 40-yard dash and 100-meter run, Friday, followed by the 200-meter dash and 400-meter run, Saturday. They could pick whichever event they wanted to compete in or the "Iron Man" competition and run all four events.
Ten of the 20 male Soldiers chose to Iron Man the competition. Old records were broken and new records were established in all events.
Spc. Lorenzo Jones, 57th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, saw his 4.5 second 40-yard dash record broken by Pfc. Chris Green, 715th Military Intelligence Bn., 500th MI Bde., with a time of 4.22.
Jones came back and beat Green in the 100-meter event, dropping his old record of 11.33 to 10.71.
Green also set a new record of 22.5 in the 200-meter dash.
All the record-setting men have been invited to participate in the Punahou Relays Fastest Human in Hawaii 100-Meter Dash, Saturday, at Punahou School Track, including Spc. Keith Corgile, 71st Chemical Co., 8th MP Bde., and Pfc. Jermaine Thompson, 25th Transportation Co., 524th Combat Sust. Support Bn., 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, who were added to the roster.
Elimination trials began Thursday. The men can look forward to running against wide receivers and running backs from the University of Hawaii football team who are in spring training. A-"A?
Sprint Challenge winners
4.22, Pfc. Chris Green, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde.
6.94, Staff Sgt. Sandra Franklin, 311 Signal Command
10.71, Spc. Lorenzo Jones, 57th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC
14.38, Spc. Kendra Braswell, CENPAC
22.5, Pfc. Chris Green, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde.
54.03, Staff Sgt. Michael Sapp, Tripler Army Medical Center
No females competed in 200/400-meter events.