Honolulu Quarterback Club honors Clay, Huang
The Honolulu Quarterback Club named world champion decathlete Bryan Clay and University of Hawaii diver QiongJie Huang its outstanding sportspersons for 2005 at its annual Banquet of Champions last night at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
Clay won both the sportsperson of the year and adult male athlete of the year awards for the second consecutive year. Huang, who captured an NCAA championship last season, was also named adult female athlete of the year.
Also honored last night were Punahou's Stephanie Kono (high school female athlete) and Jared Pate (high school male athlete), Brenda Andrieu (senior female athlete), Bob Terukina (senior male athlete), Layton Aliviado (Scotty Schumann Award), Keith Amemiya (Neal Shaw Blaisdell Award), James Paet (Joe Reynolds Award) and Mark Mugiishi (George Archer coach of the year).
UH tennis team falls to Loyola Marymount
The University of Hawaii women's tennis team remained winless after losing to Loyola Marymount 6-1 yesterday in Los Angeles.
The Lions swept the doubles matches and won five of six singles matches to drop the Rainbow Wahine to 0-6. Sophomore Chloe Bihag picked up UH's lone win, a 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (5) decision over Robyn Baker.
UH continues a six-match road trip today at Cal State Northridge.
UH track athletes post personal bests
The University of Hawaii track and field team posted 25 season bests in the Terry Albritton Memorial held Saturday at Cooke Field.
The Rainbow Wahine also recorded 13 lifetime bests and 14 UH top-10 performances in the meet.
Senior Novelle Murray led UH in the hammer throw with a toss of 172 feet, 4 inches, followed by junior Kuulei Karratti's lifetime best of 159-11 1/4. Junior Paula Gauthier won the pole vault at 12-5 1/2. Freshman Emily Sheppard cleared 5-834 to win the high jump. Sophomore Annett Wichmann won the shot put at 47-9 1/2. Junior Candace Rosenthal won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9 minutes, 25 seconds. Freshman Thalia Amanakis just missed a Cooke Field record with a time of 28.95 seconds in the 200-meter hurdles.
The Wahine travel to Boise, Idaho, this week for the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships.
Volunteers bash Hawaii in softball
Tennessee scored six runs each in the fifth and seventh innings to wipe out a 1-0 Hawaii lead in a 13-1 softball victory yesterday in Las Vegas.
Monica Abbott pitched a four-hitter and Kristi Durant hit a three-run homer for the Vols (8-0).
Tanisha Milca had two hits for the Rainbow Wahine (7-6).
» Hawaii Pacific swept a doubleheader against Chaminade 5-0 and 4-3 yesterday at Kailua High School.
Sea Warriors pitcher Dayna Berry improved to 5-1 by recording her second shutout of the season in the opener. In the second game, Berry's single in the bottom of the sixth scored Dani Young with the go-ahead run.
HPU improved to 7-3, and Chaminade dropped to 2-8.