Pentathlon gold for UH's Wichmann
Hawaii junior Annett Wichmann, the defending Western Athletic Conference outdoor heptathlon champion, brought her multi-event talent inside yesterday, winning the pentathlon at the WAC Indoor Championship in Nampa, Idaho.
The Rainbow Wahine finished sixth in the nine-team meet with 53.5 points. Cal State Northridge won the title with 117.5 points.
Wichmann, ranked fourth nationally, scored 3,830 points to edge Cal State Northridge's Lashana Verdon (3.783). Rainbow Wahine senior Mallory Gilbert finished sixth with a personal best of 3,456.
3 coaches headline QB Club program
Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball coach Ken Wagner, Damien baseball coach Terry Derby and Kamehameha girls soccer coach Michele Nagamine are the featured speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club meeting at the Pagoda Hotel's main ballroom.
Lunch begins at 11:30 p.m. followed by the noon program. The event is open to the public.
Rainbow Wahine split in water polo
Cal's Vanessa Lindsey's goal in the first overtime gave the fifth-ranked Golden Bears a 5-4 victory over No. 4 Hawaii in yesterday's second round of the UC Irvine Invitational women's water polo tournament yesterday in Irvine, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine (8-5) won their opening match against No. 12 UC Santa Barbara 9-7. Kelly Mason scored five times and goalie Meike De Nooy made 13 saves in the victory.
Hawaii Pacific takes 2 from BYUH
Hawaii Pacific scored nine runs -- eight unearned -- in the second inning to defeat Brigham Young-Hawaii 17-7 in the second game of a softball doubleheader yesterday, completing the sweep at the BYUH field.
In the opener, the Sea Warriors took a 4-0 lead after four innings and held on for a 4-2 win.
HPU left fielder Lehua Yap hit two homers and drove in five runs in the second game, finishing 7-for-8 for the day. Center fielder Danielle Young added a homer and two RBIs in Game 2 for the Sea Warriors (7-1).
For the Seasiders (5-5), Crytal De La Cruz had four RBIs, two in each game.
» At Central Oahu Regional Park, Hawaii-Hilo pounded out 18 hits, including three each by designated hitter Leo Sing Chow and left fielder Haunani Haasenritter, in shutting out Chaminade 17-0 in the five-inning first game of a doubleheader.
Center fielder Keli-Grace Saniatan spoiled Tracy Ryans' no-hitter with a single to center with two outs in the bottom of the fifth.
Hawall falls to UC Davis in women's tennis
The Hawaii women's tennis team opened its three-match northern California road trip with a 4-3 loss to UC Davis yesterday on the St. Mary's College courts in Moraga, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine (2-6) dropped two of the three doubles matches to lose the deciding point.
Hawaii remains at St. Mary's to play the Gaels today, then are at San Jose State on Tuesday.
Women's Pipeline Pro finds title sponsor
Cholo's Mexican Restaurant will sponsor next month's Women's Pipeline Pro, a meet featuring 110 of the top female surfers and bodyboarders off Ehukai Beach.
Organizers had said the event was in danger of being canceled if title sponsorship was not been found.
The holding period is March 6-16 with the contest held on the two days with the best surf. The information hotline is 596-7873.