UH trails in swimming meets
Wisconsin led Hawaii in the men's and women's meets of the Rainbow Invitational after yesterday's first-day events at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
The Badgers led the Rainbow Warriors 92-35 and were ahead of the Rainbow Wahine 146-57. The Minnesota men also led the UH men, 99-29.
Nicole Mackey was a bright spot for UH. She won the 200 individual medley (2 minutes, 3.08 seconds) and the 200 back (2:00.73).
Diving events are today and tomorrow.
Former Kahuku wrestler a finalist for award
Kapua Torres, a double national champion women's wrestler at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., is one of five finalists for the 2006 Ad Rutschman Award.
Torres, a junior from Kahuku High School, finished last season with a Pacific-record 22 wins and 12 pins. She is the first Pacific women's wrestler to capture 20 or more victories in a season. She also is the first Boxer wrestler to win the collegiate and junior national titles.
The No. 1 ranked college wrestler in the nation at 51 kg., and the No. 4 college wrestler in North America, Torres breezed through the Women's Collegiate National Championships with a 3-0 record, then went 5-0 to win April's Body Bar Junior Nationals.
Injuries have put a damper on Torres' chances in 2005-06 as she continues to sit out with a nerve injury.
The winner of the award, presented as part of the Oregon Sports Awards, will be named Jan. 29, at Nike's Tiger Woods Center in Beaverton.
Smylie's double-double leads Seasiders
Austin Smylie scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball team past Hawaii Pacific 91-79 in a PacWest game in Laie last night.
BYUH shot 66 percent for the game and led by as many as 27 points in the first half. Eric Boyce added 17 points for BYUH (6-5, 1-2).
Donnell Dobbins scored 19 points and had six assists for HPU (3-11, 0-1).