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Runners in the Straub/Kapiolani Women's 10K were silhouetted against the morning sunrise on Sunday.
Hawaii boxers win U.S. preliminary bouts
Two Hawaii boxers won preliminary-round bouts in the U.S. Championships yesterday at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Isaac Arasato of Honolulu won by decision over Mike Brooks of Oceanside, N.Y., 12-8 in the 132-pound division.
In the 178-pound class, Filipo Toelau of Salt Lake beat Pedro Rodriguez of Bend, Ore., 18-15.
Nittany Lions blank Wahine in softball
Ashley Esparza hit a home run and went 4-for-4 and Missy Beseras pitched a complete-game three-hitter to lead Penn State (8-3) to a 5-0 win over Hawaii (9-8) last night in a softball game at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Valana Manuma hit a double, and Tyleen Tausaga and Richie Anne Titcomb had singles for the Rainbow Wahine.
UH's Gammie in third place at San Jose
Hawaii's Dale Gammie is in third place after yesterday's first round of the San Jose State Spartan Invitational.
Gammie fired a 2-over 74 to lead the Rainbow Wahine, who are tied for fourth place heading into today's second round. Gammie is three strokes behind individual leader Kristin Nichols of the University of San Francisco.
San Jose State and San Francisco are tied for the tournament lead at 21-over. Hawaii is five shots back.
» Hawaii Pacific, led by Brian Keller's 3-over 75, won a three-team golf match over Brigham Young-Hawaii and Chaminade yesterday at the Turtle Bay Resort's Palmer Course. Spencer Duncan, who placed third, led the runner-up Seasiders with a 79.
In women's golf, Hawaii Pacific won the three-team match over Brigham Young-Hawaii and Chaminade at Turtle Bay's Fazio Course.
Kristine Higa of the Sea Warriors was the medalist with an 11-over 83. Savanna Dilts, who placed third, led the runner-up Seasiders with a 104.
Hawaii volleyball team stays put at No. 4
The top four teams in the CSTV/AVCA Volleyball Coaches Top 15 poll remained the same this week.
Hawaii (11-4) kept its No. 4 spot, after No. 1 Brigham Young (14-2), No. 2 UC Irvine (15-3) and No. 3 Pepperdine (11-3).
The next two teams swapped places. Cal State Northridge (10-7) took over at No. 5 and Long Beach State fell to No. 6 (13-6).
Abubo, Ballard surf into Roxy quarterfinals
Hawaii's Megan Abubo and Rochelle Ballard won their third-round heats today and moved into the quarterfinals in the Roxy Pro surf contest on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Another Hawaii surfer, Keala Kennelly, lost her heat and was eliminated from the event's title contention.