Rainbow Wahine fourth at national championships
The University of Hawaii water polo team finished fourth at the NCAA championships for the second straight year, ending the season with an 8-5 loss to Stanford in yesterday's third-place match at UC Davis' Schaal Aquatics Center.
Kelly Mason scored three goals for UH. Kristy Bagnall and Iefke Van Belkum added one each. Stanford's Scott Shafer, Jessica Steffens and Lauren Silver scored two goals each.
UH ended the season at 18-12. The Wahine lost to top-ranked USC 9-7 in the semifinals on Saturday.
"I'm extremely proud of our team," UH coach Michel Roy said. "We left it all in the pool last night against USC and just didn't have it early today in the first two quarters and that was the game."
Courtney Mathewson scored from 10 meters away with a second remaining to give UCLA its second straight title with a 9-8 victory over USC yesterday.
UH's Van Belkum and Anna Sieprath were named to the All-Tournament first team. Goalkeeper Meike DeNooy made the second team.
Hawaii surfers trail Australia
Australia continued to lead the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, extending its lead over Hawaii, France and Brazil.
Team Hawaii has four surfers left in the event held Maresias Beach in San Paulo, Brazil, Casey Brown (under 18 boys), Alex Smith and Granger Larson (under 16 boys) and Monyca Byrne-Wickey (under 18 girls).
Bartlett and Dolan win Kauai relay
Kai Bartlett and Pat Dolan completed a 34-mile trip along the Kauai coast in 3 hours, 35 minutes, 27 seconds to win the Expedia Kauai World Challenge relay race on Saturday.
Bartlett and Dolan won the OC1 open division in the race from Wailua Beach to Salt Pond in Hanapepe. The team of Clinton Pertorius and Eric Abbott were next to cross the finish line to win the Surfski open division.