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Interview by Marilyn Kali
March 16, 2018
MK: Today is Friday, March 16, 2018. I’m Marilyn Kali (MK), a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club’s Historical Committee. One of our projects is to take oral histories of longtime members who have made valuable contributions to our Club. We are here in the Board Room, and today it’s my pleasure to interview Jan Newhart. Good morning Jan.
JN: Good morning.
MK: Thank you for being with us here today. Before we begin our discussion about the Club, I’d like to get a little bit of background on you. Tell us a little bit about your family.
JN: Going way back, I guess you want, my mother was a newspaper woman. My father was a mechanic, taught mechanics. The family, I had two sisters and two brothers. I was born in Alaska, on February 25, 1928. I guess you have that. I have an idea, but I’m not sure, that my dad was up there looking for gold. He didn’t find any.
Mostly my brothers, and sisters, and I grew up in California, and mostly with a single working mom. She was with the San Diego Union for a while and then, I’m not exactly sure how it came about, but through my uncle she learned of a small newspaper in Guerneville, California, that was for sale. It was a weekly newspaper, and she was somehow or other able to buy it. She bought the Guerneville Times. My brothers and sisters and I all worked in the newspaper, folding papers, feeding press, et cetera. From there, I went to work for Pan American, in San Francisco. Am I getting ahead of myself?
MK: Let’s stop for just a second. Where did you go to high school?
JN: Analy Union High School, in Sebastopol.
MK: Did they have women’s sports back in those days?
JN: I’m blind in one eye, so I was not great at any of the sports, but I was a swimmer, I swam. I went to a couple of Red Cross aquatic schools and taught swimming.
MK: How about college? Where did you go to college?
JN: I went to Santa Rosa Junior College, Cal Arts School, and UH for odds and ends; and then I went to work for Pan American as a ticket agent in Waikiki.
MK: Oh, how did you get to Waikiki?
JN: Actually, I worked for Pan Am for a couple of years in San Francisco and came out on a vacation and after looking around a short time I knew this is where I wanted to be, so I packed up and moved down.
MK: What year was that?
JN: That was 1954.
MK: You’ve been here a long time, seen a lot of changes.
JN: Yes. I had a two-year-old daughter when we came out. Terry was two years old.
MK: Just the two of you came.
MK: What kind of work did you do?
JN: I was with Pan Am for eight years, most of the time as a ticket agent.
MK: In Waikiki?
MK: Then you left Pan Am?
JN: Yes. I married Harry Newhart, who I knew in San Francisco at Pan Am. Our marriage did not last a long time but we had two children, Twain and Tracy. I went into real estate after that.
MK: It was a little bit more flexible hours?
MK: With children at home?
MK: Are you still working?
JN: No. I retired a few years ago. Actually, I loved real estate, in that I enjoyed helping people find homes, but I was not a very good businesswoman.
MK: You were in it for forty years, you said?
JN: I had my license for forty years. I wasn’t very active toward the end.
MK: How did you learn about the Outrigger Canoe Club?
JN: Since I was in real estate, I was living in Hawaii Kai, and I wanted a place where I could entertain my clients and a place that I could shower, workout, and tan. Twain and Tracy both belonged to Outrigger, so it was the thing I wanted to do.
MK: When did they join?
JN: They were already members. I’m not sure when they joined. I mean, I don’t remember. It’s probably in my file someplace.
MK: Was their father a member?
MK: That’s why they joined?
JN: Harry was a member.
MK: Okay. Did you paddle at all?
JN: No, because of my real estate business I was not able to schedule times like that, I had to be more flexible, so I never did paddle. But, Twain paddled, still paddles. Tracy paddled.
MK: They grew up in the water.
MK: Well you were one of the first women marathon runners at the Outrigger. How did you get involved in running?
JN: That is thanks to Jack Scaff. Dr. Jack Scaff. He had a Marathon Clinic, and we, I wanted the kids to go so, I said okay we’ll go to the Marathon Clinic in the (Sunday) morning and I’ll treat you to Dunkin Donuts afterward. So, we started the Marathon Clinic in 1974. The Marathon Clinic itself started in 1973. I really feel I owe a lot to Jack Scaff for my good health. I’m ninety and I’m still going pretty strong, and I ran until a few years ago. I still work out in the gym.
MK: That’s great. So you hadn’t been a runner prior to the Marathon Clinic?
JN: No not really.
MK: Jack’s whole purpose in starting the clinic was for people’s health, he was a cardiologist and he wanted to improve people’s health through running.
MK: And, you ran the marathon in 1974. I think it was your first one?
MK: You had a great time.
JN: It was great at the time, it was four hours and two minutes, but I did better the next year, with a 3:33. Those were both U.S. and Hawaii records, age group records for women.
MK: Wow I didn’t know that. That’s wonderful. So, you were a pioneer. Were there other women running back in those years?
JN: Not a lot. No, I don’t, actually I’m sorry I don’t really remember how many women, there weren’t many though. My first marathon, I think there were only about 150 people. The second marathon I did, there were about 300.
MK: And, now there’s about 30,000.
MK: It was much easier running it back in those days. Well, Outrigger used to enter a very large contingent of runners, some years we had sixty to seventy people from the Club running. Now, the last couple of years there’ve only been a couple. Do you have any thoughts of why people aren’t running as much?
JN: I really don’t know but, one of the last marathons I ran, I think there were 10,000 or 15,000 and, you know, that many, the mob, I really don’t know why there aren’t more runners now, but I think it may have to do with the size of the marathon.
MK: Well it’s big and so is the Boston marathon, I think most marathons are pretty good sized these days. Well you had some really great times, especially for that time. The women have lowered their time significantly since then, with all the training that they do. I think you did a 3:33 and a-
JN: 3:33 in 1975, and that was also the U.S. and Hawaii record.
MK: Yes that’s just incredible. Do you recall a bet that you made in 1975 with our surfing champion Fred Hemmings Jr.?
JN: You know, it’s really funny that you remember that, or have notes of that. Dear Freddy, I don’t think he ever really accepted that I beat him. And, I don’t remember how much our times were, but- I’m nineteen years his senior, and he’s a very athletic young man so, I think it was a little embarrassing for him for me to beat him.
MK: Well you beat him by fifteen minutes, and he didn’t live it down.
JN: I didn’t remember the times.
MK: But, the next year, he made a bet with you, as I recall. That you couldn’t beat him two years in a row.
JN: Oh I don’t remember that.
MK: And, you beat him again.
JN: I don’t remember that.
MK: He recalls that you didn’t, that he didn’t pay off his bet to you.
JN: That’s true, he didn’t. He barely, I think Freddy barely acknowledged that I beat him.
MK: What was your bet for?
JN: A dinner.
MK: And, he reneged.
MK: After the marathon started they started having lots of 5K, and 10K runs, did you do-
JN: I did a little bit of everything. I raced for thirty-seven years, and I did everything from short track races, all the way up to 50K ultra marathons. I also did the sprint triathlons up to, I did two Olympic distance triathlons, I also did a number of rough water, Waikiki rough water swims.
MK: What kind of training did you do for all of those runs?
JN: I worked out regularly I don’t know that I did any special training, it’s just that I did work out regularly, and fortunately one of the good things about running is, you can do it at any time. You can just put on your shoes and go out the door and run. So, I think my training was mostly running, but I did a little bit of everything.
MK: Well the Running Committee used to give, what they called, running awards every year, and I remember back in 1979, you got an award for doing 6,000 miles. Does that seem possible now?
JN: No, and I stopped keeping track, it was too much detail. So, I have no idea what I ended up doing.
MK: Well you mentioned doing some biathlons and triathlons, what events does a biathlon include?
JN: The biathlon was a short run, a short swim, I mean actually they weren’t always short, but the biathlon was a swim and a run.
MK: What about the triathlons?
JN: Swim, run, and bike.
MK: Were you a good biker?
JN: I think I did pretty well, I ended up in ER many times with accidents, but they were all caused by bad drivers.
MK: When you were, oh on the road you mean?
MK: Oh my goodness. You got hit by car?
JN: Yeah I did, several times. And, I hate to tell you, one was by the wife of an Outrigger member.
MK: You also did masters track events at the University . . .
MK: What events did you do?
JN: I did a little bit of everything. The masters track, we did everything from I think 50K all the way up to 15K on the track. I did a little bit of everything, almost everything they offered. I didn’t do, let’s see, two of our women members did, I can’t remember who it is. I didn’t do javelin and shot put, and jumps. Sharon Bintliff did some high jumps I think. I only stuck to the running.
MK: Did you do sprints as well, or just the more distance?
JN: Some of the sprints too.
MK: And, you held some records, local records for a while.
JN: I don’t remember all of those, I just remember maybe two or three of my records.
MK: Do you have a lot of medals and trophies at home?
JN: Most of them went to the Goodwill. I held for several years, U.S. record for the 50K, was, I did 50K at 5:33, and I held that record for several years.
MK: Wow. How long is 50K, how many miles would that convert to?
JN: Thirty, I think it’s thirty-two something.
MK: Wow. That’s a long way to run. Well speaking of distances, did you ever do the Hana Relays?
JN: Yes, I don’t remember what year, but I did one of the Hana Relays. It was good fun, beautiful scenery.
MK: And, Outrigger always sponsors usually a masters team, or several masters teams?
JN: Outrigger did have several teams. I know Twain was on one of them.
MK: You used to go quite often.
JN: I don’t remember who all was on our team, but Ruth Munro, Dick Turbin, Freddy Hemmings, probably Don Eovino, but I don’t remember, there were six on the team for the fifty-four mile run.
MK: And, how long were the legs?
JN: They varied a lot because they had to break where the van could pull over, and pick up the, change team members, so it varied quite a lot, I don’t remember how long they were.
MK: And, how many different legs does each runner run?
JN: I can’t remember that either. It was a lot of those runs were really difficult because they were steep.
MK: Do you have any favorite memory of the Hana Relays?
JN: No, it was fun, it was the beauty of it more than anything.
MK: Just the gorgeous sites. What about marathons, any fond memories of marathons?
JN: Not really.
MK: Just hard work.
MK: Did you do any marathons other than the Honolulu Marathon?
JN: No. At the time, again I was working in real estate, and I didn’t leave Hawaii, I didn’t leave Honolulu for much of anything.
MK: Well, at the awards banquet in 1981, you were named Outrigger’s, Outstanding Runner of the Year.
JN: I don’t even remember that.
MK: Well it’s true. You had quite a few honors back then. What do you like best about running?
JN: Well the great thing is, that you can do it at almost any time. Anytime any place. When we, the kids and I went around the world, this was after, I wish I could remember the year, I ran in every city around the world.
MK: Oh my goodness.
JN: And just you know short runs.
MK: Did you ever get lost?
JN: Yes. Almost every time. The little tourist maps are never very accurate.
MK: You forget which way you turned, left or right.
MK: That’s great. What was your favorite place that you ran inn around the world.
JN: Gee, I really don’t remember.
MK: You liked them all?
JN: Yeah they were all interesting. I think Tehran was more interesting because I did wear long pants, but you know at that time, they don’t, I mean even now I guess, they don’t expect to see women out there running. So, I think I raised some eyebrows along the way.
MK: And, the kids ran with you, or did you just run-
JN: No they didn’t run with me.
MK: They stayed in bed and you went out and ran. The last time I can remember you running is in the Kaiwi Coast run in 2015.
JN: Yeah, no we walked that as a family. The grandkids, Tracy and her husband, and the two children Tessa and Tony we walked it just to enjoy it. My last Olympic distance triathlon when I was eighty, and my last sprint triathlon the Na Wahine, was when I was eighty-three, and I haven’t run since, and now I’m ninety so I haven’t, but I do try to work out regularly.
MK: Do you walk, or run?
JN: I do a lot of walking, because I get around by bus. You know when you’re walking to and from, and between bus stops, and I work out in the gym here.
MK: That’s good. Well let’s move on to another sport that you have done a lot of, and that’s swimming.
JN: Yes I did several rough water swims, and the Castle Swim. When I was fifty, my rough water swim was, I had a first place, women’s first place in my age group. I can’t remember now I think my time was about an hour and a half, the Outrigger I’m sure has that.
Castle Swim, we did repeatedly, and my dear son, you know my eyes are not that great, so I always got lost out there. I don’t think I ever did the Castle Swim without getting lost, and Twain would do the Castle Swim, then he would come back out and find me and guide me in.
MK: I remember that. But, most people have an escort for the Castle Swim, did you have somebody on a surf board?
JN: I tried to have a, I think one year I had an escort, but finding an escort was a pain in the neck.
MK: How long have you been doing ocean swimming?
JN: I, when we were kids, we were in the ocean when we were kids, so it’s been all my life.
MK: And, have you, you’ve entered the Waikiki Rough Water swim, and the Castle Swim, have you done any of the other distance swimming?
JN: I did some pool racing for Senior Olympics, but not, oh and the biathlons, and triathlons, you always swim in those.
MK: Well you did a lot of swimming, because you got a swimming mileage award for 1,000 miles, that’s a lot.
JN: Again, I stopped keeping track.
MK: Yeah. I’m sure it gets, of course that was in 1993, which was what 25 years ago. When you said you were in real estate, another OCC swimmer Ruth Munro, was also in real estate, and was also an Outrigger swimmer-well into her eighties, did you ladies swim together?
JN: No, but you know I knew Ruthie well, we chatted before and after races.
MK: She competed for a long time.
JN: Yes she did.
MK: Did you compete in any other sports?
JN: No, I don’t see well. I’m blind in one eye.
MK: How did that happen?
JN: I was born that way. They now know what to do for it, but at the time they didn’t know.
MK: Well you’ve certainly done well enough in everything you’ve done, so it hasn’t hindered you at all.
JN: I don’t think it’s held me back.
MK: Have you served on any Club committees?
JN: Running Committee way back, yes.
MK: And you were the chair of it, as I recall.
JN: Mort Mandell and I ran the Running Committee for some time. We had some fun potluck picnics after runs, but I can’t remember, it goes way back.
MK: Nineteen seventy-six. Almost forty years ago I guess.
JN: See you know more about me than I do.
MK: Have you actively participated in the social events like the Luau and Club Day?
JN: Not very much Marilyn, because I don’t hear well in a group. One on one, I can hear pretty well, but with a group, I think it’s partly the echoing or whatever, I don’t hear well.
MK: Let’s talk a little bit about your family. You mentioned that you were married to Harry Newhart. When did you folks get married?
JN: I think it was 1959, and we were actually married ten years.
MK: And, you have two children with him.
MK: Tell us a little bit about Twain, he’s the oldest son?
JN: Twain is a professional photographer. Starving artist, professional photographer. He does, I think, excellent work, but he’s not good at marketing his product. He does have a girlfriend he’s lived with for ten years plus, but she’s not well. I think it’s thanks to Twain that she’s still alive, to tell the truth. Twain is an active paddler, active athletically. He’s done triathlons, and marathons and lots of swims.
MK: Every time I’d see your name, I’d see his name in the results as well. You used to do it together. And then you have a younger daughter named Tracy.
JN: Tracy and her husband are in California now, they tried to come back to Hawaii, but Hawaii is not very tech savvy yet, and so they had to go back to California. They’re working on a tech startup. you know it looks pretty positive at times, but it’s a struggle for them.
MK: Just the two of them are working on it?
JN: Yes. Well no, actually they’ve taken in some partners now.
MK: Well that’s good, because they were back here for several years.
JN: Two years.
MK: It must have been nice to have the whole family here.
JN: Oh, it was lovely.
MK: Tracy has two kids so you’re a grandmother?
JN: Yes. They have twins, nine years old now. Tony and Tessa. The girls love the ocean here.
MK: They were kinda crazy out there, nothing stopped them.
JN: They had a great time.
MK: Now, you have an older daughter, who doesn’t live here, can you tell us about her?
JN: Terry, she’s been away from us for a long time. She and Harry didn’t get along very well, so she just sort of packed up and left. But, she’s done well. She’s a glass artist, they’re doing some beautiful glass work, and they love Oregon, they bought some acreage in Oregon.
MK: Does she have children?
MK: So, your two grandchildren are from Tracy, that’s wonderful. And, you got to spend time with them when they were here.
MK: I know you enjoyed that. You’re one of the Club’s most prolific photographers, I see you taking pictures at a lot of events, mostly the athletic events.
JN: That’s my fun.
MK: How did you get started in photography?
JN: When I was in real estate, I needed photos for my ads, I used a professional photographer, but I also took my own photos. When I took my photos, and the professional photos to the magazine to ask them what they should use, they chose my photos. So, that kind of set me off. Actually I was taking photos long before that. Just mostly play.
MK: You must have a huge collection of pictures from Outrigger?
JN: Yes. I do.
MK: What are your favorite kinds of pictures to take?
JN: I don’t think I have a favorite. I’m, I carry a little point and shoot around with me all the time, and grab shots here and there, and the interesting thing, you know I have a better camera, I’ve been using Twain’s hand me down cameras, but they’re heavy and bulky. So, I carry my little point and shoot, and the point and shoot is one that I won in an Outrigger Photo Contest, and my last year’s second place winner, the Turns, that was taken with the point and shoot. Which, I thought was kind of interesting.
MK: Well you used to just take black and whites, and when everybody was shooting color, you were shooting black and white. Any specific reason?
JN: No, but when digital came out, digital is so much easier, and cheaper, and the photo labs are pretty well gone now. So, I just do digital, which is color.
MK: But, some of your photos were so interesting, I mean they had such depth to them, and I would just admire them every year.
MK: I’m sure you have lots of pictures of your grandchildren as well?
MK: Do you think some of your photos might be important to Outrigger’s history that we could, the Historical Committee could use?
JN: You know, the iPhones take such good photos now, that Tracy with her iPhone is coming up with beautiful shots of the girls. Actually I marvel that you can get such good photos with an iPhone, but they’re doing a good job.
MK: Did you have any professional training, or did you just-
JN: No, no.
MK: Sometimes I ask Twain to take pictures for the magazine. I remember one year I asked him to ask your mom if she could take the fun pictures, because you always seem to find the fun things going on, on the beach.
MK: And, get those great shots.
JN: You know, the way to get a good shot is to take a lot, and then edit.
MK: I remember your quest to get a photo of the green flash.
JN: Yes that was I think I took hundreds of shots before I got one.
MK: And then you didn’t think you had gotten it, until Twain showed you.
JN: That’s right.
MK: That was great.
JN: I was deleting a lot of those, and Twain goes, well there’s the green flash.
MK: Do you enter other photo contests beside the Outrigger one?
JN: I used to, I used to enter a lot of shows. Actually the Honolulu Academy of Arts, which is now the Museum of Arts, they purchased one of my black and white photos of Twain and Harry. It was titled Dad and Son, or Son and Dad or something like that. There’s another artist Pegge Hopper bought one of my photos. But, I’ve sold a few along the way, and in various shows.
MK: Well that’s wonderful.
JN: I stopped entering though, it’s too much work.
MK: It seems like lots of things are too much work these days.
MK: Do you have any other hobbies or interests that you pursue?
JN: No, I’m trying to clean out ninety years of mess.
MK: That’s what happens. Do you spend much time at the Club these days?
JN: Gym, no again because of my years, I don’t join many of them, I don’t go to many of the events, in fact very few. I have also reached a point where I have to sort of watch my pennies or move to the mainland, but I use the gym regularly.
MK: Do you lift, or do you walk, or what do you do in the gym?
JN: I use the stationary bike and the weights.
MK: That gives you a good workout. How are your knees after all of these, this running?
JN: I get a twinge of pain occasionally, but not bad.
MK: No replacements or anything?
MK: Oh good for you.
JN: I had, I think it was ACL surgery a few years ago. Actually I had qualified for the Senior Olympics on the mainland for the triathlon in the Senior Olympics. I qualified here, to do one on the mainland, but by the time the mainland trip came up, I was in knee surgery. So, I missed that, but it was sort of minor. Then again, another Outrigger member I have to thank is Dr. Kent Davenport who kept me going, then my knee surgery. He kept, he saw me through so many accidents and injuries.
MK: Me too.
MK: He was my doctor for many years until he retired. Who are some of the biggest characters you’ve met at the Outrigger?
MK: Yeah, we got a lot of characters around here. People that are fun and, you know have fun when your-
JN: I don’t know everyone is sort of fun here it seems to me. You know going way back I worked with Freddy Hemmings’ Dad at Pan Am. I used to get a kick out of him. Of course, there are just really too many to name.
MK: Did you remember Duke at all?
JN: I knew Duke slightly. I worked with his sister at Pan Am. His sister was with Pan Am, she was in outside sales, and I knew her.
MK: Which sister was this?
JN: Nadine. Duke’s sister, Nadine.
MK: Nadine was his wife.
JN: Oh okay, wait, I can’t remember the, anyway it was his sister who worked for Pan Am. So, long ago. (His sister in law, Mary Ann, wife of Sarge Kahanamoku).
I sailed in a Transpac Yacht Race in 1959, and we sailed, I can’t remember if it was before or after, we sailed up around Kauai, and Duke was at the helm, and oh my gosh, my camera went out. As we were going out at sunset, Duke at the helm, oh gosh, that was one of my big sorrows, that I missed those photos.
MK: Did you like sailing?
JN: Oh yes.
MK: Did you do a lot of it?
JN: No, not a whole lot. I knew Ron McGannon who owned the Pursuit. Twain remembers the lengths of the boat, it was a big sailboat. The Transpac I was in, was one of the roughest years they’d had, and the boom on the boat was huge, and it broke from hitting in the surf. So, we came in dragging chains to stabilize the boat. It was a rough year, but it was interesting and fun.
MK: Would you do it again?
JN: Would I, not now.
MK: What kind of an impact has the Club had on your life?
JN: It’s like family. You know when you reach my age, you’ve lost a lot of your friends, close friends, so you know I come down here and even the members are smiling and friendly, and some of them hug me. It’s family.
MK: You have any favorite stories about things that have happened down here that you’ve seen or been part of?
JN: I probably do but, I’d have to rack my brain.
MK: Okay. If not, then I’d like to close the interview by asking you one more question. What has being a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club meant to you?
JN: It’s really meant a lot. It’s again, it’s family. It’s belonging to a large group of people, and you can come in and you’re saying hi to all kinds of people, and some of them I only know by their face, but they’re all friendly.
MK: If you saw them in street clothes, you wouldn’t recognize them right, because you only see them in their bathing suits.
JN: Yeah probably.
MK: Okay well, Jan thank you so much for coming down here today to do this.
JN: You know it’s really lovely that you people do this. I’m flattered that you chose me to do it.
MK: Well, yeah I knew you had a rich history in running and swimming, and we just wanted-
JN: Again, again you seem to remember more about what I did then I remember.
MK: That’s good. You won’t be forgotten that way. Thanks Jan so much.
JN: You’re welcome. Thank you.
MK: We really appreciate it.
JN: You do a sweet job of asking questions.
MK: Thank you.
1979 OCC Running Mileage Award, 6,000 Miles
1981 OCC Outstanding Runner of the Year
1990 Triathlon Today All American Team Women 60-64
1993 OCC Swimming Mileage Award, 1,000 Miles
1975 3:33:54 (U.S. and Hawaii Masters Record Women 45-49)
2000 1st, 70-74, :59:50
2002 1st, 70-74, :37:15
1983 1st, 50-59, :42:52
1984 1st, 55-59, :42:12.3
1989 1st, 60+, :46:06
1990 1st, 60+, :42:22
1991 1st, 60+, :42:42
1992 1st, 60+, :45:47
1993 1st, 60+, :47:27
1994 1st, 60+, :48:06
1995 2nd, 60+, :55:53
1998 1st, 65+, :55:53
1999 1st, 70+, :50:51
2000 1st, 70+, :48:32
1984 2nd, 50-59, 2:45.00
1989 2nd, 60+, 3:11:33
1990 1st, 60+, 2:49:51
1991 1st, 60+, 2:52:36
1992 1st, 60+, 3:10:52
1993 1st, 65-69, 3:06:09
1996 1st, 65-69, 3:12:32
1997 1st, 65-69, 3:12:50
1998 1st, 70-74, 3:35:42
1999, 1st, 70-74, 3:18:41
2000 1st, 70-74, 3:10:52
2001 1st, 70-74, 3:24:17
2003 1st, 75-79, 3:42:02
2004 1st, 75-79, 3:29:32
2005 3rd, 75-79, 4:01:48
2006 1st, 75+, 4:27:44
2007 2nd, 75+, 4:14:53
2008 1st, 75+, 4:44:07
800 Yard Run
1978 3:00 (U.S. Masters Record for Women 50)
1,500 Meter Run
1978 6:13.7 (World and U.S. Masters Record Women 50)
1979 7 miles, 1,500 yards (U.S. Masters Record Women 50-55)
5,000 Meters Run
1977 23:10.0 (U.S. Masters Record for Women 49)
1978 22:30 (World and U.S. Masters Record for Women 50)
10,000 Meter Run
1978 46:17 (World and U.S. Masters Record for Women 50)
Primo Ultra Marathon 50K
1980 5:33:06 (U.S. Masters Record for Women 50-54)
1988 1st, Women 60-64
1989 1st, Women 60-64
1990 1st, Women 65-69
1993 1st, Women 65-69
1994 1st, Women 65-69
1999 1st, Women 70-74
2000 1st, Women 70-74
2002 2nd, Women 70-74
Waikiki Roughwater Swim
1984 1st, 55-59, 1:28:01
1993 3rd, 65-69, 2:20:16
OCC Running Plaque
1975 1,000 Miles
1976 4,000 Miles
1979 6,000 Miles
Contributions to OCC
1976 Co-Chair Running/Marathon Committee
1985 Realtor of the Year
1986 VIVA of the Year Award