Gold, UH record for Sheppard in high jump
Hawaii sophomore Emily Sheppard took first place in the high jump yesterday as the Western Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships opened at Nampa, Idaho.
Sheppard also set a UH record with a jump of 5 feet, 934 inches to earn 10 points for the Rainbow Wahine. Freshman Amber Kaufman, an outside hitter for the Wahine volleyball team, made her indoor track debut, finishing in a five-way tie for second at 5-8 1/2.
Cal State Northridge leads the meet with 53 points, and Hawaii is in fourth place with 25.5.
Wahine down Anteaters in water polo
No. 4 Hawaii edged No. 9 UC Irvine 6-5 yesterday in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match yesterday in Irvine, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine improved to 7-4 and 5-2 in snapping the Anteaters' three-match win streak. UCI dropped to 7-2 and 1-1.
Angela Turnbull led the Wahine with three goals.
Brigham Young takes Burns golf title
With all five of its golfers shooting under par in yesterday's final round, Brigham Young claimed the John A. Burns Invitational golf tournament at Leilehua Golf Course.
The Cougars finished the 22-team event with a 270--834. UNLV, which led the first two days, was second (842) and Texas A&M third (855).
Host Hawaii finished 18th (883) with Hawaii-Hilo 20th (899).
Auburn's Frank Wrenn IV earned medalist honors with a 69--203, a stroke ahead of BYU's Jake Ellison.
Ryan Perez was the top Warrior, finishing tied for 52nd (219). Logan Goulding led the Vulcans with a 217, tied for 38th.
Nagata wins Big West 100-yard butterfly
Chelsea Nagata (Maui '04), a junior at UC Irvine, won the 100-yard butterfly at the Big West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships yesterday with an NCAA qualifying time of 53.35 seconds.
Randall Tom (Seabury Hall '04), also a UC Irvine junior, qualified in the 100 fly for next month's NCAA championships with a winning time of 46.60.
Nagata also won the 100 backstroke in 54.80.
April Woo (Iolani '05), a sophomore at Pacific, finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.36.
On Thursday, Tom and three teammates set a BWC record by winning the 400-yard medley relay in 3:11.52. It is the fourth fastest time in the country this year and qualifies a UCI men's relay team for next month's NCAA championships.
Tom also won the 200 individual medley in 1:47.01.
Owens a guest instructor at speed camp
Former University of Hawaii and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiverkick returner Chad Owens will be a guest instructor at the Hawaii Speed and Quickness clinics this weekend.
The clinics are for students in Grades K-8. The sessions are today and tomorrow from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the UH athletic complex, with registration at 8 a.m.
There is a $10 charge per session, which includes food coupons.