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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, February 24, 2000

Divers give UH
Wahine WAC lead

The University of Hawaii Wahine finished 3-4-7-8 in the 1-meter diving final for a total of 70 points and the opening-day lead in the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at San Antonio, Texas.

UH's JP Palmer and Katie Williams were third and fourth, respectively, behind 1-meter diving champ Lindsay Long and runner-up Kristin Link, both of SMU. Jenalin Miller and Jenny Spranger added to the Wahine's point total with seventh- and eighth-place showings.

Hawaii led second-place SMU by 20 points in the team standings. San Jose State was third with 19, followed by Fresno State with six and TCU with 4. Rice had no women divers competing.

Sullivan sets surfing pace

Pancho Sullivan, the Asahi Grand Slam of Surfing leader, and seven others advanced yesterday to the fifth round of the Hawaiian Island Creations Pro meet, the final event in the Grand Slam series.

Sullivan had the day's best score, a "10" tube ride at the Banzai Pipeline.

The other heat winners were Braden Dias, Bruce Irons, brothers Gavin and Shane Beschen, David Gonsalves, Kaipo Jaquias and Kahea Hart.

The contest wind ups today or tomorrow, depending on surf conditions.

UTEP leads Burns golf pack

Adrian Quintela of Texas-El Paso shot an 8-under-par 64 for a two-stroke lead in the individual title chase and UTEP also topped the team standings by two strokes after yesterday's first round of the John Burns Intercollegiate men's golf tournament at Leilehua Golf Course.

The University of Hawaii's low scorers were Louis Mexia (70) and Jaime Matsumura (71).

UTEP had a total of 274. BYU and Arizona shared second at 276. UH is tied for seventh at 286. Chris Keiter shot a 74 for UH-Hilo, which was 18th.

Wahine last on Arizona links

The University of Hawaii women's golf team faded to a last-place finish in the 18-team Arizona Invitational yesterday at Tucson.

Melissa Shintani's 54-hole total of 230 after a closing 78 put her in 65th place, best showing among UH golfers.

Host Arizona topped the team standings with an 857 total. Medalist honors went to Duke's Beth Bauer at 211.

UH's Theocharidis honored

Costas Theocharidis, a freshman hitter for the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team, was named the Player of the Week by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation yesterday.

Theocharidis had a combined 59 kills, hit .398 and added 24 digs as the Rainbows split a two-match series with then-No. 1 Long Beach State last week.

Wahine No. 17 in softball

The University of Hawaii Wahine softball team is ranked 17th in the first regular-season USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll. The Wahine, who won their own Chevron Paradise Classic last week, were 20th in the preseason poll.



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