3 Rainbows earn victories in swimming
Greg Wilson, Graeme Tozer and Thomas Winkler all won their events yesterday as Hawaii remained in third place going into today's final day at the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championship at the University of Houston.
Wilson won the 100 butterfly in 48.26 seconds, the freshman's best time of the season and third-best in UH history. In his fastest time of the season, Tozer won the 200 freestyle in 1:37.94, ranking the sophomore No. 7 on the school list.
Winkler finished first in the 100 backstroke in 47.71.
» The Hawaii women's swimming and diving team slipped to second behind Nevada heading into today's final day of the Western Athletic Conference Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
The Rainbow Wahine trail Nevada, 505-493.5.
Hawaii's Mia Broden (100 fly), Bache Atkins (200 free), Nicole Mackey (100 back) and Megan Farro (3-meter springboard) all won their events. The 400 medley relay team of Mackey, Katie Clewett, Broden and Elliko Heimbach was also victorious.
San Diego's Ashley Swart (Kaiser '02) won her second individual event of the meet, taking first in the 400 IM.
Vulcans split softball doubleheader
Sarah Weisskopf tossed a complete-game four-hitter and Leo Sing Chow doubled in two runs to lead Hawaii-Hilo to a 5-1 victory and a split of yesterday's doubleheader against Simon Fraser at the UHH softball field.
In the opener, the defending NAIA champions won 2-1.
Haunani Haasenritter helped UHH's cause in the second game with a home run. The Vulcans are 6-7. The Clan is 4-1.
Rainbow Wahine fall in tennis to UC Riverside
The Hawaii women's tennis team split its singles matches with UC Riverside but lost two of three in doubles in a 4-3 loss yesterday in California.
The Wahine and Highlanders both won three singles matches. The match was decided when UCR's No. 3 team won 8-5 to earn the doubles point.
» The second-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team swept No. 12 Hawaii-Hilo 9-0 yesterday in Hilo, and the Seasiders men's team scored an 8-1 win over the Vulcans.
Both BYUH teams are 5-0 this season.
UH's Murray takes gold at WAC track meet
University of Hawaii senior Novelle Murray earned the Rainbow Wahine track and field program's first gold medal at the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships by winning the weight toss yesterday in Nampa, Idaho.
Murray secured the win with a toss of 60 feet, 134 inches.
Junior Patricia Gauthier won a bronze medal in the pole vault with a leap of 12-4. Sophomore Candace Rosenthal set a school record in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.07 seconds.
The Wahine lead the standings going into today's final day with 28 points, followed by Cal State Northridge (26 1/2) and Utah State (26).
Soero places seventh at Burns golf tournament
Hawaii's Pierre-Henri Soero shot a 3-under-par 69 yesterday to place seventh in the individual standings at the John Burns Intercollegiate golf tournament at Leilehua Golf Course.
Soero's three-day total of 11-under 205 helped UH to a 17th-place finish in the team competition at 1-under 863.
Southern Methodist won the event at 41 under, edging Brigham Young by one stroke. SMU's Brandon DeStefano won the individual title over Auburn's Jay Moseley on the second hole of a playoff after they both finished 14 under.
Beauchan sets mark at states
Punahou junior Brittany Beauchan's record performance in the 100-yard breaststroke highlighted the first day of the HHSAA/Local Motion Swimming and Diving Championships on the Kamehameha-Hawaii campus in Keaau.
Beauchan posted a time of 1 minutes, 4.83 seconds to qualify first in the event, passing the previous HHSAA meet record of 1:04.94 set by Pearl City's Nadine Takai in 1988.
Punahou swimmers placed first in five individual events and four relays on the opening day of the meet, which concludes today. Beauchan was also part of the Buffanblu's 200-medley and 200-freestyle relay teams. Teammate Christel Simms placed first in the 200 and 500 freestyle.
Kapolei's Meredith Egloria qualified first in the girls 50 and 100 freestyle.
Kamehameha swimmers were the top qualifiers in seven events.