Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Friday, June 10, 2005

Rainbows second heading into sailing final

Hawaii's coed sailing team is in second place heading into today's final day of racing at the ICSA Coed Dinghy Championships at Lake Travis, Texas.

Hawaii, the defending national champion, scored 106 points yesterday and is 11 points behind Hobart/William Smith in the 18-team field. Dartmouth is third at 178.

After eight races, Hawaii All-Americans Bryan Lake and Jennifer Warnock are second in the A Division with 68 points. Shandy Buckley, Scott DeCurtis and Becky Mabardy are fifth in the B Division with 103 points.

Notre Dame de Namur joins Hawaii schools

Notre Dame de Namur will join Hawaii's four NCAA Division II schools in the Pacific West Conference as of July 1.

Notre Dame, located in Belmont, Calif., will be a provisional member for the 2005-06 school year as the Argos' program moves from NAIA to NCAA status. Notre Dame joins Brigham Young-Hawaii, Chaminade, Hawaii-Hilo and Hawaii Pacific, bringing the number of PacWest members to five, one shy of full voting status in the NCAA.

Commissioner Woody Hahn said the conference was actively seeking other schools to expand the PacWest. In February, Montana State-Billings and Western New Mexico decided to join the Heartland Conference.

Ah Mow-Santos, Berg on Grand Prix team

Former Hawaii All-American Robyn Ah Mow-Santos and Punahou graduate Lindsey Berg have been named to the 12-player USA Volleyball roster for the upcoming FIVB World Grand Prix Tournament.

Both Ah Mow-Santos and Berg, who played collegiately at Minnesota, were setters for the U.S. at last summer's Olympics. The Americans open the round-robin competition in Ningbo, China, June 24-26 against Thailand, the Netherlands and China, followed by stops in Korea July 1-3 and Thailand July 8-10.

Thomas on national team roster: Former Hawaii All-American middle blocker Delano Thomas is on the roster for the U.S. men's national team currently competing in the International Sports Invitational in San Diego.

Also in the round-robin event which concludes Sunday are Australia and China.

Junior Olympic track program opens tomorrow

The first of this summer's Junior Olympic track and field meets is scheduled for tomorrow at the Kaiser High School track.

The preliminary meets are open to bantam, midget, youth, intermediate and young men/women age groups (those born from 1987 and later). Other dates are June 18 and 25, and July 2.

The championship for the Hawaii USA Track & Field Youth Athletics Committee, which sponsors the meets, is July 9. The association's relay championship is July 16.

Sign-up for all meets is at 7 a.m. at the track followed by competition at 7:30 a.m. USATF fees and club dues apply.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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