Salazar, Shorter kick off marathon in 5k run
Marathon legends Alberto Salazar, who won three consecutive New York City Marathons, and 1972 Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter will be among those participating in a 5K run tomorrow morning at Kapiolani Park in conjunction with Sunday's Honolulu Marathon.
"It will be fun to see everyone out there, to see how many of us can orthopedically still run," said Shorter, who will toe the starting line at 7:45 a.m. with Salazar and former marathoners Cosmas Ndeti, Ian Stewart and Greg Meyer.
The five will sign autographs at the Honolulu Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center tomorrow and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Other autograph sessions feature the Little League World Series championship team from West Oahu on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and world champion boxer Brian Viloria on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Packet pickup for marathon participants begins today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Late entries will be accepted during the same hours for $125.
The 33rd Honolulu Marathon starts Sunday at 5 a.m. at Ala Moana Beach Park. Around 28,000 entries are expected, including defending champions and record-holders Jimmy Muindi and Lyubov Morgunova.
More honors for Hawaii's Prince, Kamana'o
Hawaii's senior middle Victoria Prince and junior setter Kanoe Kamana'o took a step closer to repeating as volleyball All-Americans today after being named AVCA All-West Region.
Senior libero Ashley Watanabe earned honorable mention.
To be considered for AVCA postseason honors, players must first be chosen for all-conference first-team honors. Only all-region selections are considered for All-American awards.
UH's junior hitter Sarah Mason, a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference choice, was not eligible to be nominated for all-region. Mason did not appear in enough matches to be considered, playing in 23 of Hawaii's 31 regular-season matches after spraining her right ankle twice.
Prince repeated as WAC tournament MVP two weeks ago, averaging 4.40 kills per game and 1.46 blocks per game and hitting .436 in three matches. She led the WAC in hitting percentage (.399) and blocks (1.55 bpg) and was second in aces (0.42).
Kamana'o, the 2003 AVCA Freshman of the Year, was first in the WAC in assists (13.83). She is the only setter in the country to average at least 13.5 assists, 2.5 digs and 1.0 blocks per game. Kamana'o also became UH's career assist leader this season and has 4,838 heading into Friday's NCAA regional match against Missouri.
Hawaii football all-star game tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for the HUB Goodwill Senior Bowl, an East vs. West all-star high school football game at Aloha Stadium this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Senior standout players from Oahu are participating.
The game will also be shown live on OC-16 and streamed live on www.starbulletin.com, courtesy of NetEnterprise.
Tickets for the game are $5 and are on sale at the Aloha Stadium box office. Children 6 and under are free.
Columbia's Hogue makes all-tourney team
Becky Hogue was named to the all-tournament basketball team at the Contra Costa Times Invitational at Berkeley, Calif., last weekend.
The junior forward out of Punahou led the Columbia Lions with 15 points and 15 rebounds in a 58-54 consolation-game loss Sunday to the Albany (N.Y.) Great Danes.
Fukushima, Turbin make all-conference team
Occidental College seniors Ric Fukushima and Derek Turbin were named to the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football first team.
Fukushima, a wide receiver from Moanalua, also won the John Zinda Award for athletic performance, sportsmanship and academics. He caught 41 passes for 592 yards despite being sidelined for three games due to injury.
Turbin, a defensive back from Punahou and a second-team choice last year, finished with 50 tackles, three for a loss, and had five pass break-ups.
Rau, Carroll in Pro-Assistant Pro tournament
Kapalua Golf Club's David Rau and Scott Carroll lead after the first round of the Aloha Section PGA's Head Pro-Assistant Pro Championship at Hualalai Golf Club.
Rau and Carroll carded a 6-under 66 yesterday. Ko Olina Golf Club's Kevin Carll and Tommy Hines are a stroke behind in second place in the 36-hole, four-ball stroke-play event that ends today.
» Forty-three Aloha Section PGA golfers tee off on Monday at Waialae Country Club in pursuit of two available spots in the Sony Open in January.
A Sony Open spot has also been granted to Aloha Section player of the year Kevin Hayashi. Another spot will go to the low score among 12 amateurs.
Another Sony Open qualifying tournament will be held in early January at Pearl Country Club. On Jan. 4, the top 50 plus ties advance to Jan. 9, where four golfers will qualify.
Incilio, Chang are tennis juniors of the year
The Hawaii Pacific Tennis Foundation will honor Benita Incilio and Jonathan Chang as its juniors of the year at its annual meeting and awards banquet at the Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40, and $35 for foundation members.