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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, March 30, 2003



Bloch breaks his
own school record


AUSTIN, Texas >> Hawaii's Cheyne Bloch set a school record in the 200 breast on the final day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Bloch erased his previous school record in the preliminaries, with a time of 1:56.64, good for eighth out of 37 participants.

In the championship finals, Bloch placed eighth in 1.57.58. Texas' Brendan Hansen won the race with an NCAA and American-record time of 1:52.62.

UH diver Mike Gowdy finished 18th out of 21 competitors in the platform preliminaries, with 407 points.


Wahine cool off hot Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. >> Hawaii split two softball games at the Tar Heel Invitational, losing to Virginia 8-7 in eight innings and rebounding to beat host host North Carolina 5-3.

The victory against UNC snapped the Tar Heels' 15-game winning streak.

UH scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to tie the Cavaliers at 7 and send the game into extra innings. Trisha Ramos drove in two runs with a one-out double and Marie Jackson tied it with a groundout RBI. UH stranded runners at first and third though, and Virginia (22-15) scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.

Shannon Tabion scattered four hits to get the win against the Tar Heels (25-14). Jackson hit a solo home run and April Crowell drove in two runs for the Rainbow Wahine (18-13).

BYUH tennis teams step up in class

MONTGOMERY, Ala. >> The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's and women's team cruised to easy tennis victories yesterday.

The top-ranked BYUH women (22-0) increased their winning streak to 51 by routing Alabama State, Tuskegee and Savannah State -- all Division I teams.

The Seasiders beat ASU and TU 5-0 and ended with a 6-0 rout of Savannah State.

The second-ranked BYUH men (17-0) got wins against the same three teams, by the exact same scores.

The BYUH men and women play at West Florida tomorrow.

UH nets victory: At Irvine, Calif., the Hawaii men's team dropped West Virginia 6-1 to advance to the fifth-place match at the Anteater Classic.

Ryan Sceats, Malino Oda, Justin Menolascino, Reginaldo Moralejo and Francisco Brignole all won in singles for UH (12-10), which plays Cal Poly today.

Yamauchi lifts his way to another gold medal

Kyle Yamauchi of Honolulu won the gold medal in the 136-pound division at the National Junior Weightlifting Championships on Friday at Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Yamauchi, 19, made all three of his attempts in the snatch with lifts of 215, 226, and 231 pounds. He made 264 and 275 pounds in the clean and jerk before missing 280 in his final attempt.

Bryce Yamauchi, Kyle's brother, took the silver medal in the 123-pound division.

Joshua Sakamaki, 14, of Hilo placed eighth in the 123-pound division and Chani Matsui, 15, of Honolulu won a silver medal in the 106-pound division.

Basketball, boxing at Quarterback Club

Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball coach Ken Wagner and forward Alexus Foyle headline tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

Joining the Seasiders will be World Boxing Council vice president Bobby Lee and WBC official Hubert Minn.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu with the program to follow at noon.



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