Hawaii Grown: College Athletics
Swart still winning races for Toreros
Ashley Swart won three races and was on the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team last Saturday for the San Diego Toreros, who lost a dual meet to rival UC San Diego 170-120.
Swart, a senior from Kaiser, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 5.16 seconds, the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:21.31 and the 500-yard free in 5:06.02.
The freestyle relay team was timed in 3:55.99. The Toreros B team in that event finished second in 3:37.19 and included Leoho'onani Reyes, a sophomore from Kamehameha.
Senior Ashley Rose also scored points for the Toreros. The Kealakehe graduate placed second in the 50-yard free in 24.44 and the 200-yard backstroke in 2:13.97. She was third in the 100-yard free in 55.81 and the 100-yard back in 1:02.70.
>>The UC Irvine Anteaters traveled to UNLV last Friday and received remarkable performances from sophomores Chelsea Nagata and Randall Tom despite losing the women's meet 145-128 and the men's meet 153-109.
Nagata (Maui '04) won the 100 back in 56.64, the 50 free in 24.18 and the 100 fly in 56.86.
Tom (Seabury Hall '04) took first in the 200 fly in 1:50.26 and the 200 individual medley in 1:54.87. He was second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:05.35 and swam on the 200-yard medley relay team that came in second in 1:31.82.
» It was a busy weekend for four island swimmers who scored points at the two-day Washington University Invitational in St. Louis last weekend.
Erin Nakamoto (Kalani '04), competing for the Lindenwood (Saint Charles, Mo.) Lions was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:14.55 and in the 100 back in 1:02.57. She was third in the 50 free (25.93) and was on three different second-place relay teams. The Lindenwood women finished second out of eight teams.
Sophomores Jon Lau (Iolani) and Chris Ricketts (Mid-Pacific) helped the Lion men finish fourth.
Lau was fourth in the 200 fly in 1:59.60 and in the 100 fly in 52.99. He was 14th in the 200 IM in 2:06.08 and was on two relay teams that finished second and one that received points for a sixth-place finish.
Ricketts was sixth in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke races in 1:02.72 and 2:19.16 and was timed in 22.12 in a seventh-place finish in the 50 free. He was on relay teams that came in second and third.
Kyle Ota, competing for the host Washington Bears, picked up points in two races. The freshman from Iolani was 15th in the 200 breast in 2:24.89 and 16th in the 500 free in 5:07.18.
Dacanay gives Bears a spark
Shanna-Lei Dacanay had career highs with 14 points and 10 assists to help the NCAA Division III Washington University Bears defeat Brandeis 83-66 in a University Athletic Association women's basketball game last Sunday.
The 5-foot-3 freshman guard from Punahou was 6-for-9 from the field and 2-for-2 from the foul line. Dacanay has come off the bench in all 16 games and has the most minutes (300) of any reserve. She is averaging 5.1 points a game and is second on the team with 57 assists.
» LaToya Wily, a 6-foot sophomore center from Kahuku, scored 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field and had a team-high nine rebounds as Alcorn State won its second consecutive game Monday with a 59-54 win over Alabama State. It was the fourth time Wily has led the 6-10 Braves in rebounding.