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Kailua's Chris Chocolaad hustled on the final stretch before the finish line during the Niketown 30K run Sunday.
Hawaii at No. 11 for fourth straight week
Hawaii remained at No. 11 for the fourth straight week in the CSTV/AVCA Coaches Top 25 women's volleyball poll released yesterday.
The Rainbow Wahine (13-6) received 851 points. Nebraska (18-0), the preseason No. 1, continued to be the top-ranked team, receiving 55 first-place votes for 1,495 points, and Washington (16-0) stayed at No. 2 with the other five first-place votes and 1,444 points.
Most of the movement in the Top 10 revolved around Pac-10 teams. Stanford's loss to Arizona dropped the Cardinal two spots to fifth and pushed the Wildcats up four spots to No.8. Penn State moved up a spot to No. 3, followed by Florida.
Aside from Nebraska and Washington, two other ranked teams remain undefeated: No. 6 Louisville (18-0) and No. 15 Brigham Young (15-0).
Hawaii hosts Utah State on Thursday and San Jose State on Friday. The matches are at 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.
» The University of Hawaii men's team plays two matches against UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 28 and 29.
The Gauchos and Warriors play a match at the Stan Sheriff Center on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and another on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Kahuku High School.
General admission is $5 and go on sale today at the Stan Sheriff Center box office.
For more information, call 944-2697.
» Hawaii Pacific (17-1) moved up one spot to No. 3 in the CSTV/AVCA Division II women's volleyball national rankings.
Brigham Young-Hawaii (14-3) rose one spot to No. 20.
Costas, Sieradzki lead OCC senior invitational
Art Costas shot a 2-over 73 to take the overall first-round lead in the Oahu Country Club's 15th annual Senior Men's Invitational golf tournament yesterday.
Costas leads Jim Ono and Dick Sieradzki by one shot, and he also leads Ono by a stroke in the super senior (65 and up) division.
Sieradzki leads Francis O'Lena by one stroke in the senior (55-64) division.
The tournament's second and final round is today.
International lacrosse tournament slated
The U.S. Lacrosse Hawaii Chapter is hosting its 15th annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Oct. 29-30 at Kapiolani Park.
Tournament officials expect 27 teams in three divisions.
"The explosive growth of lacrosse has been incredible," said Harry Jackson, the tournament director. "We hosted five teams in 1991 and every year since the number has increased. This year with an unbelievable 25 major league lacrosse players sprinkled throughout the 14 men's teams, we will have exceptional lacrosse."
For more information, call Jackson at 265-2152.
Gonzalez is SportsGirl 2005 for Hawaii
Waipahu's Raquel Gonzalez is the Hawaii winner of SportsGirl 2005, an awards program honoring young female athletes between the ages of 10 and 14 who excel in organized sports and demonstrate leadership skills on and off the field.
The award is given by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and the Women's Sports Foundation.
Gonzalez, a ninth-grader at Hawaii Mission Academy, was nominated by the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, where she is a member of the organization's Spalding Clubhouse in Honolulu.
"Raquel has been an active member of our basketball program for four years and is an important contributor to our leaders in training program that emphasizes planning and implementing community service projects," said Debbie Azama-Park of the Boys & Girls Club.
Gonzalez has also paddled for four years with the Elks Club.