UH's Frick wins NCAA zone 1-meter title
Hawaii junior diver Magnus Frick won the 1-meter springboard yesterday, the first day of the NCAA Zone E Diving Regional at Oklahoma City, Okla.
The victory gives Frick an automatic berth in the March 15-17 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis. He scored 751.55 points, besting the field by 55 points.
Also earning an automatic berth was Rainbow Wahine diver Megan Farrow, who placed second yesterday in the 3-meter event. The senior scored 621.55 points, 45 points behind winner Cassidy Krug of Stanford.
» Four Hawaii swimmers helped the Lindenwood (Mo.) Lions to second place in the men's competition and seventh in the women's competition after the second of four days at the NAIA Swimming Championships at San Antonio.
Erin Nakamoto (Kalani '03) was on the Lions' 200-yard medley relay team that finished fourth. She also took fourth place in the 200 individual medley.
Mandy Chun (Iolani '04) placed eighth in the 800 freestyle event. She was also on the 800 free relay team that took eighth.
In the men's 200 medley relay, Jon Lau (Iolani '04) and Chris Ricketts (Mid-Pacific '04) were on Lindenwood's team that came in fourth. Rickets placed ninth in the 50 free. Lau finished 10th in the 200 IM.
Wahine split on tourney's opening day
Brandi Peiler hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to lift No. 25 Hawaii over Kent State 4-2 in the final game of the opening day of the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Earlier yesterday, Hawaii fell to No. 22 Oregon 7-1 on Melissa Rice's one-hitter. It was the 17th straight win for the Ducks (17-1) over the Wahine (13-3).
The Ducks also blanked No. 21 Georgia 5-0. In other games, Georgia shut out St. Mary's 8-0 and Kent State topped St. Mary's 3-1. The tournament continues through Sunday.
Chaminade downs UHH in basketball finale
Senior guard Zack Whiting scored 26 points to lead Chaminade over Hawaii-Hilo 76-60 in the final Pacific West Conference men's basketball game for both teams played yesterday afternoon at the UHH gym.
Junior guard Hayden Hebier added 15 points and junior forward Marko Kolaric 14 as the Silverswords finished 16-11 overall and 8-7 in the PWC. Senior Darryl Harris led the Vulcans (9-18, 6-9) with 17 points.
Irons loses, but stays in Quiksilver event
Former world champion Andy Irons of Hawaii finished second in his heat in yesterday's Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast surf contest at Coolangatta, Australia.
Irons and defending world champion Kelly Slater (also second in his heat) were relegated to today's second round. Also dropping into the second round were Hawaii's Bruce Irons, Fred Patacchia and Pancho Sullivan.
Seasiders sweep Silverswords in softball
Brigham Young-Hawaii scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to edge Chaminade 8-7 and complete a sweep of yesterday's softball doubleheader at the BYUH field.
The Seasiders (7-5) won the five-inning first game 10-1, with junior second baseman Jana Dewey driving in five runs. The Silverswords (0-11) spoiled Crystal De La Cruz's shutout when Anina Quarano scored in the top of the fifth.
Hawaii falls to No. 22 Michigan in tennis
No. 22 Michigan edged Hawaii 4-3 yesterday's in a men's tennis match held at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort on the Big Island.
The Wolverines (8-2) won all three doubles matches for one point, which ended up being the deciding margin.
BYUH tops HPU, Chaminade in golf
Freshman Kyle Kunioka made his collegiate debut, carding a 5-over 77 to earn medalist honors and help Brigham Young-Hawaii win its golf match against Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade yesterday.
The Seasiders shot an aggregate 327 to finish four strokes ahead of the Sea Warriors and 34 strokes ahead of the Silverswords at the Turtle Bay Resort's Palmer Course.