Loo loses to Cordova in U.S. Championship
Mililani's Colleen Loo lost to Chantel Cordova of Colorado in the 101-pound championship match at the U.S. Boxing Championships yesterday, dropping a 32-12 decision.
Loo fought a close first round before Cordova's experience widened the gap.
"After the second round she started grabbing me," said Loo, who had professional boxer Lucia Rijker in her corner. "I've seen experienced fighters, they know how to tie you up so that you can't score. I'll just have to get back home and train harder."
Moanalua's Gina Ramos won the 95-pound title unopposed.
Wang, Farrow on their way to NCAAs
Hawaii divers Rui Wang and Megan Farrow earned spots in the NCAA championships today with strong finishes in their regional at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Wang finished in third place in the 3-meter dive with 644.35 points while Farrow scored 615.75 points to finish fifth. QiongJie Huang took second place for UH with 657.20 points, but she had previously qualified for the NCAAs. Blythe Hartley of USC won the event with 712.20 points.
Mats Wiktorsson scored 560.75 points and finished tenth in the 1-meter springboard in the men's regional, earning his own spot in the NCAA meet. Arizona State's Joona Puhakka won with a 842.10.
Blanning strikes out 14 for Rainbow Wahine
Paula Blanning struck out 14 batters and allowed only four hits as Hawaii shut out Detroit Mercy 4-0 in the second game of a double-header yesterday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Ginger Gutierrez allowed five hits and two walks in the first game as Santa Barbara scored twice in the seventh to beat UH.