Hawaii Beat

Tuesday, May 25, 2004


Alberto Rivas and Craig Knohl had fun pushing each other's limits at the finish line of The Schofield 10-mile and 25k run on Sunday.

Kai top scorer for under-21 U.S. team

Natasha Kai continues to score on a goal-a-match pace for the United States Under-21 Women's National Team.

The Hawaii Rainbow Wahine striker, who celebrated her 21st birthday Saturday, a day after arriving in Brazil, has scored in the first two matches on the U-21 trip. This follows a goal in each match the team played in China in March.

The U-21s opened their trip with a 4-0 win over the Paulistana Selection in Sao Paulo's Lindoia Stadium on Sunday. Kai scored the first goal.

Yesterday, Kai put the game-winner in the net for the U-21s, who beat an all-star team in Parana, Brazil, 3-2. She is the leading U-21 scorer with six goals.

The U-21s are participating in the Cataratas Tournament this week in the state of Parana, which borders Paraguay and Argentina in the south of Brazil.

Saint Louis alumnus just misses Olympics

Former Saint Louis shooter Ryan Tanoue finished just 3.6 points away from earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic air rifle roster last weekend at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Tanoue, a junior at Nevada, went into the final day of the 10-meter rifle competition tied for third, and he solidified that spot with a score of 390. The shooter ahead of him, fellow Team USA member Matt Emmons, clinched second with a 593. Tanoue finished with 1,981.4 points while Emmons scored 1,985.

Emmons will be going to Athens with Jason Parker, who won the meet with 1,989 points, while Tanoue will stay home. According to Zig Look, Tanoue's prep coach who is assisting the competition in Colorado Springs, losing is actually a positive on Tanoue's extensive resume.

"For him to be even considering the Olympic team at his age (21) is astonishing," Look said. "I'm sure he is disappointed, but he has a lot of greatness ahead of him."

Emmons is 23 years old while Parker, who was an Olympian in 2000, is 30.

UH sailing teams to nationals

The nationally ranked Hawaii sailing teams will be competing in three championships over the next two weeks in Oregon.

The Rainbow Wahine, No. 7 in the Sailing World College rankings, will be at the ICSA North American Championships in Cascade Locks, Ore., Friday through Sunday.

The UH coed team, ranked third, won both the team and dinghy events at the PCIYRA Championship. The Rainbows will compete in the team championship Sunday through Tuesday, and the dinghy nationals June 2-4.

Vulcan softball honors announced

Sophomore catcher Natalie Fujimoto and pitcher Sarah Steele were among the top award winners for the Hawaii-Hilo softball team announced yesterday.

Fujimoto, a Punahou product, was a second-team All-NCAA Division II West Region as well as a first-team All-Pacific West Conference selection. She led the team with a .364 batting average, third-best in the conference.

Steele, a Fontana (Calif.) High graduate, was named the outstanding pitcher and the team's scholar-athlete. Steele, who had a 3.89 GPA, was 13-5 with a 2.16 ERA.

Freshman infielder Haunani Haasenritter was named the rookie of the year. The Hilo High graduate was an All-PWC honorable mention and was second on the team with a .306 batting average.

Freshman outfielder Zoie Sevilla, a Baldwin High product, received the Coaches' Award as the "student-athlete who best represents the program on and off the field," said Vulcan coach Callen Perreira.

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