Wang, Wiktorsson win platform regional titles
University of Hawaii divers Rui Wang and Mats Wiktorsson each won their respective events on the final day of the NCAA Division I Zone E Diving Regional in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Wang dominated the field, posting a score of 648.35 to win yesterday's women's platform event. The senior's closest competition came from USC's Kimberly Popp, who finished second with 498.75. Hawaii's QiongJie Huang finished in eighth with 432.85.
Wiktorsson meanwhile took the men's platform event with a score of 702.90.
In all, 11 women and eight men qualified in the regional for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, which starts Thursday in Athens, Ga. Four Hawaii divers qualified, including Wiktorsson, Wang, Huang and junior Megan Farrow.
'Bows win home opener over Anteaters
The University of Hawaii women's water polo team got three goals apiece from Iefke Van Belkum and Anna Sieprath as the Rainbow Wahine defeated UC Irvine, 10-6, yesterday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
After the Anteaters tied the game at 4-4 early in the third quarter, the 'Bows took control with three unanswered goals in the frame.
UH splits in Spring Fling Tournament
Valana Manuma went 4-for-4 with a run and an RBI to lead the University of Hawaii softball team to a 5-4 win yesterday over UNLV in the Spring Fling Tournament at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Freshman Courtney Baughman got the complete-game win, giving up six hits and two walks over seven innings.
However the 'Bows could not keep the momentum going, losing 2-0 to Penn State in the nightcap to close out the tournament.
Freshman Justine Smethurst allowed just three hits while striking out six batters in the game. But it wasn't enough as Nittany Lions' Ashley Esparza held the Rainbow Wahine scoreless on just four hits.
Hawaii fell to 12-10 for the season.
The Rainbow Wahine start play Thursday in their final tournament before the beginning of the Western Athletic Conference season, hosting the Bank of Hawaii Invitational Tournament.
» Dayna Berry and Courtney Kessel each threw complete games as Hawaii Pacific swept Chaminade 5-2 and 3-1 in a doubleheader at Kailua High School yesterday.
Krystal Plunkett hit a pair of home runs for the Sea Warriors.
Seasiders sweep past Portland
Without dropping a single set, the second-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team defeated Portland yesterday, 9-0, in Laie.
On the No. 1 court, Seasider Jing Jing Liu defeated Lindsey Griffin, 6-0, 6-3, to help the Seasiders improve to 8-0 for the season.
The closest match of the day came on the No. 2 doubles court, as Tetyana Bula and Julia Ustyuzhanina outlasted Jaclyn Soltysik and Laura Leoni, 9-7.
The Seasiders will face top-ranked and defending NCAA Division II champion Armstrong Atlantic State on Tuesday in Laie at 2 p.m.
Jones, Wade to speak at QB Club
University of Hawaii football head coach June Jones will be a guest speaker at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club.
Joining Jones will be University of Pacific women's volleyball head coach and former Hawaii associate head coach Charlie Wade, as well as Kaia Hedlund, former compliance officer at Hawaii and spokesperson for the "Swim with Mike Program."
The program starts at noon following an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel Ballroom. The public is invited.