Iacovelli wins DII cross country regional
Hawaii Pacific senior Todd Iacovelli won the Division II Western Regional men's cross country title yesterday in Oroville, Calif., and will advance to the NCAA championship on Nov. 18.
Iacovelli, a Punahou School graduate, crossed the finish line of the 10-kilometer race in 31 minutes, 58 seconds. He caught Chico State's Charlie Serrano with 600 meters to go to win by 11 seconds.
Sea Warrior teammate Brandon Laan finished 10th in 33:04 to help HPU to seventh place with 238 points.
Brigham Young-Hawaii, with five runners placing between 29th and 39th, finished sixth with 165 points. Hawaii-Hilo was 13th with 315 points.
Chico State won the title with 32 points.
» In the women's 6K race, Hawaii-Hilo finished 13th (370 points), Brigham Young-Hawaii 15th (399) and HPU 18th (441). Cal State-Los Angeles won with 67 points.
The first Seasider to cross the finish line was Amanda Whitford, who placed 36th in 22 minutes, 58 seconds while the leading Sea Warrior was Inga Burger, placing 44th in 23:20. The individual title went to Seattle Pacific's Jessica Pixler, who was timed in 20:46.
Sharks shut out BeachBoys in HWB
Nyjer Morgan scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Patterson in the eighth inning to lead the Honolulu Sharks over the Waikiki BeachBoys 3-0 in Hawaii Winter Baseball last night at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Sharks added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth on a single by Masaya Ozaki.
Hideki Asai limited Waikiki to three hits over six innings to get the win for Honolulu. Wardell Starling and David Haehnel combined to pitch the final three innings and preserve the shutout.
» John Mayberry and Josh Ford both had three hits, including a home run, as the West Oahu CaneFires dropped the North Shore Honu 10-4 at Hans L'Orange Field.
Mayberry and Ford combined to drive in six of West Oahu's 10 runs. Jeff Marquez (2-2) got the win for the CaneFires and Terufumi Mishima (0-2) took the loss for the Honu.
UH men undefeated in swim meet
The Hawaii men's swimming and diving team went 3-0 yesteday to win the Lincoln Aquatics Shootout title at Irvine, Calif.
The Rainbow Warriors defeated UC Davis (84-29), Air Force (66-47), and Cal Poly (94-19) to go 6-0 over two days of competition. Diver Mats Wiktorsson won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard diving events, Davis Kane won the 50 free and Michael Lewandowski the 1,000 free.
The Rainbow Wahine were 0-3 yesterday to finish fourth with a 3-3 record at the UC Irvine pool. UH lost to UC Irvine (58-53), UC Davis (78-34) and San Diego (58-53).
Wahine Claudia Barsi won all three of her events: 200 fly, 500 and 1,000 free. Bache' Atkins and Nicole Mackey posted a pair of victories, Atkins winning the 100 and 200 free, and Mackey the 200 back and 200 IIM.
In diving, Emma Friesen ton the 1-meter and Megan Farrow the 3-meter springboard events.
Jones at weekly Na Koa lunch
The acceptance of the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl bid and a review of yesterday's 63-10 win at Utah State are on the agenda for Hawaii coach June Jones' weekly Na Koa lunch tomorrow at The Willows.
There will also be a preview of the ESPN special segment on the Warriors football. The cost of the lunch is $15, including parking.
The event, open to the public, starts at 11 a.m.
» Hawaii running backs coach Mouse Davis will be the featured speaker at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club at the Pagoda Hotel.
Davis will review UH's victory over Utah State yesterday and preview this Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech.
UH swim coach Victor Wales and Chaminade basketball coach Matt Mahar also will speaking. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the noon program.
HPU's Martin drops 24 kills on UH-Hilo
Barbara Martin had 24 kills and the Hawaii Pacific volleyball team wrapped up its season with a 30-26, 30-20, 30-13 sweep of UH-Hilo yesterday.
Martin, who holds the school's kills record, had only four errors in her 47 attempts.
Milia Pires helped HPU's cause with 21 kills and Chelsea Taylor added 11. Kainiu Hernandez led the Vulcans (5-16) with 10 kills. The Sea Warriors finished their season 9-15.
Chaminade basketball clinic on Maui
Chaminade's 4th annual Hoops Basketball Clinic, featuring the Silversword coaches and players, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, at Malu Ulu Olele Park courts in Lahaina.
The clinic is open to youth, ages 6-16, and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration starts at 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Sara Platte at 636-1656 (Maui).