Nagata named All-American
Maui High graduate and UC Irvine junior Chelsea Nagata earned All-American honors for the second straight season on Friday, taking eighth place in the 100 butterfly at the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.
Nagata posted an Anteater record time of 52.73 seconds in the preliminaries before a finishing time of 53.11 at the University of Minnesota's Aquatic Center. She also placed 24th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.55.
Hawaii places 27th at NCAA meet
The University of Hawaii tied for 27th place yesterday at the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships with 15 points.
Senior Nicole Mackey was the only Rainbow Wahine to participate on the final day, placing 26th in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 58.27 seconds.
Arizona won the title with a team score of 375.
Kim leads state stroke-play by 3
Chan Kim shot a 2-under 70 yesterday to take a three-stroke lead into today's final round of the 2007 Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Pearl Country Club.
Kim's 3-day total is 209, while Waipahu's Toru Nakajima trails at 212 after firing the best round of the day with a 4-under 68. He vaulted himself back into contention after posting a 4-over 76 on Friday.
Casey Watabu, who has qualified for the Masters, is seven strokes back at 216.
Play wraps up today with the first tee times at 11:30 a.m.
Stan Smith to speak at QB Club
Former top-ranked tennis player and Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Stan Smith will speak on his career at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club weekly luncheon.
Kamehameha athletic director Kanani Souza and Hawaii Optimum Performance owner Kevin Chang will also speak at the luncheon.
The general public is invited to attend at the Pagoda Hotel Main Ballroom, starting at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.
Wahine capture Spring Fling tourney
The University of Hawaii softball team defeated No. 14 Oregon State 4-2 to win the four-team Hawaiian Airlines Spring Fling Tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium yesterday.
Claire Warwick and Tyleen Tausaga each homered in the fifth inning, while pitcher Justine Smethurst earned her third win of the tournament.
» The University of Hawaii-Hilo softball team defeated Notre Dame de Namur 7-1 yesterday in Hilo.
The Vulcans (21-2, 9-0 Pacific West Conference) remained undefeated in league play behind three hits and three RBIs from Chelsea Osborne. Tracy Ryan (8-0) pitched a three-hitter with five strikeouts to pick up the win.
UH's Wichmann places 11th at NCAAs
University of Hawaii junior Annett Wichmann placed 11th in the pentathlon at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships yesterday in Fayetteville, Ark.
Wichmann, of Germany, recorded a total of 4,007 points over the five events, set UH records in the 60-meter dash (9.01 seconds), 800-meter run (2:19.18), and tied the school mark in the high jump.
Harunaga named player of the week
Lisa Harunaga (Kamehameha '06) is the Northwest Conference's women's tennis player of the week.
A freshman at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., Harunaga won both of her No. 1 singles matches in straight sets, and also earned a pair of wins on the No. 1 doubles team in victories over Pacific and Willamette.