Hawai‘i Athletes Succeeding at 2018 Special Olympics

July 3, 2018, 1:09 PM HST
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Special Olympics Hawai‘i announces that athletes from O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui and the Hawai‘i Island are representing Hawai‘i at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games taking place now in Seattle, Washington.Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Hui ‘O Hawaii results included:

Basketball (Hawai‘i Island Honoka‘a Hawks)

Game 1 – loss against Nevada (19-34)
Game 2 – win against North Dakota (28-21)

The Honoka‘a Hawks won one game and lost one game.

Hawai‘i Island Honoka‘a Basketball Team Members:

  • Whitney Alameida
  • Bernaldo Cabulizan
  • Sean Conley
  • John Joseph DeHerrera
  • Isaiah De Luz
  • Greg Villafuerte Jr.
    Coaches: Duane De Luz and Sheila De Luz

Track & Field (Kaua‘i athletes)
Divine Navalta: 100 meter dash – 15.30 seconds (1st place, competing Friday for the finals)
Archie Lanning: 100 meter dash – 19.88 seconds (7th place)
Kobe Iglesia: 100 meter dash – 15.72 seconds (4th place)

Soccer (O‘ahu athletes)
Game 1 – loss to Washing Silver (1-6)
Game 2 – loss to Washington Gold (0-6)


The 22 Special Olympics Hawai‘i representatives (including 20 athletes and two Unified Champion School students) were selected from among 3,400 participants statewide. The USA National Games will bring together more than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes from around the country to compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports before tens and thousands of spectators and volunteers.

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