BYUH's Smith, HPU's Ngetich win regional races
Chelsea Smith of Brigham Young-Hawaii and William Ngetich of Hawaii Pacific qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, outdistancing their respective fields at the NCAA Division II West Region Championship.
Smith won the women's 6-kilometer race with a time of 20:54.4. HPU's Nina Christensen also qualified by crossing the finish line second with a time of 21:50.1. HPU's Janine Brown finished 11th to earn All-Region honors.
Ngetich won the men's 10-kilometer race with a time of 31:40.5, beating his nearest competitor by eight seconds.
The D-II Championships will be held at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 22.
Seasiders hand Silverswords loss in water polo
No. 14 BYUH defeated Chaminade 8-5 in men's water polo action yesterday in Honolulu. Jordan Brink and Vanja Kalabic scored two goals each to lead the Seasiders. Gabor Szabo led Chaminade with three.
The Seasiders also defeated the Hawaiian Masters 8-7 in an exhibition match. BYUH improved 14-6.
Sea Warriors miss chance to beat BYUH
The second-ranked BYUH women's volleyball team downed No. 19 HPU 29-31, 30-25, 20-30, 30-20, 15-11 in a non-conference match Friday night in Laie.
Chun Yi Lin led the Seasiders with 22 kills while Ashley Moeai added 19, Silvia Oliveria 18 and Yu Chuan Weng 17 before a crowd of 1,150. BYUH improved to 19-2 while HPU fell to 15-6.
Hernandez to pick up award at QB Club
Kapolei football coach Darren Hernandez and UH soccer player Natasha Kai will be honored as Sports Persons of the Month for October at tomorrow's Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda restaurant in Honolulu.
Speaking along with Hernandez are Punahou football coach Kale Ane and Dwight Toyama, executive secretary and director of OIA sports. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow at noon.
Perkins advances to second round of Oxbow Pro
Bonga Perkins won his heat in the first round of the Oxbow Pro Longboard in Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand, yesterday.
Perkins defeated Lucas Proudfoot of Australia and Michael Thomson of New Zealand. Perkins was one of three Hawaii surfers who won their heats. Keegan Edwards defeated Kekoa Uemura of Hawaii and Antoine Delpero of France in his heat, while Duane DeSoto defeated Sebastein Wilson of Australia and Lee Ryan of Great Britain.
The tournament runs through Nov. 16.
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