Guam – The Governor’s Office received news that one of Guam’s native sons won Hawaii’s Fastest Human race, outshining athletes in a state populated by more than 1.3 million people.
“Jonovan Santos, familian Pamparu, won the 2012 Hawaii’s Fastest Human race at the 67th annual Punahou Relays,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo announced. “This is yet another example of a Guamanian working hard and being globally competitive. This is the kind of spirit and confidence we need to build in all Guamanians.”
Santos is the son of Paul and Anita (Taitague) Santos, formerly of Mangilao and Inarajan. He was a P.C. Lujan Elementary School student until his father was stationed by the military in the U.S. mainland. His family eventually relocated to Hawaii. Santos was Mililani High School’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2005 and lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. He attended and played football for Glendale Community College in Arizona before returning to Hawaii, where he gives back to the community as Mililani High School boys track and field coach.
Santos is employed by Hawaii Behavioral Health and works with autistic children. He is the nephew of former Senator Telo Taitague.