Green grabs gold at Punahou relay race
April 29, 2011
PUNAHOU, Hawaii - A Soldier assigned to the 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, is now the fastest human in Hawaii.
Pfc. Chris Green represented Army-Hawaii, here, April 16, and grabbed the title of "Fastest Human in Hawaii" at the Punahou Relays.
The relays are a high school event that features the fastest human race. High school, collegiate and military athletes could previously enter. But as the events have national recognition, they attracted runners to fly in, run, win and leave. As a result, resident restrictions were imposed for the Punahou Relays, but waived for military athletes assigned in Hawaii.
The crowd cheered at the start, yelled as runners progressed and applauded at the finish. They applauded again when Green was declared the winner at 11.06 seconds.
Green has previously set records in the 40-yard dash and 200-meter run during the Intramural Sprint Challenge at Stoneman Field, Schofield Barracks, April 8-9.
Staff Sgt. Michael Sapp, Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center, also set a new record in the 400-meter event during Schofield's Sprint Challenge and competed in the Punahou's fastest human race.
The Punahou Relays director and staff complimented both Sapp and Green on their deportment and conduct. They said they look forward to both Soldiers returning in 2012.