Wahine sailing team
going to championships
The Hawaii women's sailing team will host the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's North American Championship May 29-June 7.
The Wahine punched their ticket by finishing second behind Stanford in the District Championship last weekend.
Jennifer Warnock was named the regatta MVP for her efforts, and teammates Molly O'Bryan and Sarah Hitchcock were named All-Americans.
Five of Hawaii's six-woman crew sailed for last year's North America champions, and the team is currently ranked fifth in Sailing World's Collegiate poll.
Hawaii's coed team also sailed over the weekend, taking sixth place at the Thompson Trophy tournament in New London, Conn. Harvard won the event.
Wahine runners keep improvingAlethe West broke a 14-year old stadium record at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational over the weekend.
West ran 5,000 meters in 17:21.36 to break a mark set by Bridgit Sterling of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College in 1988.
West got a personal record in the event, joined by Cheryl Smith in the 10,000 meters and Casey McGuire-Turcotte in the 800 meters.
The Wahine team was split into three squads, with a contingent competing in one event at Azusa, Calif., and another at the Long Beach Invitational.
Hawaii golfers second after first day of WACMelanie Matsumura is in 13th place and teammate Rene Krause stands in 19th after the first day of the WAC women's golf tournament at Sparks, Nev., yesterday.
Despite their efforts, the Wahine are in last place, 40 strokes behind leader Tulsa. Matsumura shot a 77 and Krause shot a 78. Stacy Prammanasudh of Tulsa leads with a 69.
Other Hawaii golfers are Laura DuLucia, who is tied for 29th, Kristin Scholl in 33rd and Bobbie Arakawa in 34th.