Hawaii Grown: College Athletics
8 from Hawaii in NWC meet
Five women and three men from Hawaii have posted qualifying times for the Northwest Conference track and field championships that began today at the University of Puget Sound.
Sascha Larsen-Helbing (Hawaii Prep '05), a sophomore at Willamette, qualified in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes with times of 13.28 seconds, 26.98 and 1:00.30.
Erin Kimura (Castle '03), a senior at Whitworth, is in the 100 (13.14) and Puget Sound junior Kelly Higa's time of 1:02.98 has her in the 400.
Higa (Iolani '04) also qualified in the 400 hurdles with a clocking of 1:08.27.
Carly Killam (Punahou '03), a senior at Willamette, qualified for the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.53.
Caitlin Tateishi (Waiakea '04) is in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs. The junior at Pacific has qualifying times of 19:25.31 and 40:04.10, respectively.
She also qualified for the steeplechase for the third consecutive year with a 12:02.56 time.
Reggie Torres (Kamehameha '05), a sophomore at Pacific, qualified for the 100 and 200 sprints with times of 11.53 and 23.41.
He will be joined in the 200 by Brad Lau (Hawaii Prep '03), a senior at Linfield, who has a 23.51 time to his credit.
Torres also qualified in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 7 inches.
Matt Maze (Hawaii Prep '05), a Puget Sound sophomore, qualified in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches.
» Senior Chun Mei Nickles (Mililani '03), a senior at Southern California, tied for the women's pole vault championship at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on April 7 with a height of 11 feet, 11 3/4 inches.
Broadfoot, Kaloi tops at UCI
Jessica Broadfoot (Punahou '04) and Heidi Kaloi (Kamehameha '05) have the top two singles records for the No. 34 UC Irvine tennis team this spring.
Broadfoot, a junior, leads the Anteaters with a 16-6 record. Kaloi, a sophomore, is 15-6. Including their fall results, Broadfoot is 24-9 and Kaloi is 22-10. The pair also have an 11-6 record in doubles competition.
» Jessalyn Lau (Hawaii Baptist '06), a freshman at Azusa Pacific, has compiled a 12-5 record for the 15-3 Cougars, ranked fifth in the latest NAIA poll.
The freshman won her first match in the No. 4 singles position last weekend. She is 7-2 at No. 5 and 4-3 at No. 6.
Miyasaki a national winner
Tanya Miyasaki (Castle '02), a senior at Missouri Valley College, won the 105 1/2 pound sombo wrestling division title at the ASICS U.S. National Championships at Las Vegas on April 7.
Sombo wrestling, according to a handbook written by 1994 United States sombo team coach Bruce Gabrielson, is a self-defense-oriented style of jacket wrestling that incorporates techniques from both judo and freestyle/Greco-Roman wrestling.
Hong, Yale finish second
Lindsay Hong (Punahou '04) shot an 80-74--154 to finish as the tournament's runner-up as the Yale women's golf team took second place at the Roar-ee Columbia Invitational on April 8.
Erica Chong (Hilo '03), a senior at Long Island-Brooklyn, tied for 32rd place with a 91-86--177.
» Jamie Nonaka (Punahou '06) tied for 10th to pace second place Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference women's golf championship Tuesday. The freshman shot 78-77-83--238.
» Sarah Sheffield (Keaau '04), a junior at Gonzaga, finished 17th with a 78-88-76--242.
» In the men's competition, Thomas Robertson (King Kekaulike '06), a freshman at Portland, tied for 22nd place with a 78-76-78--232.
Reyn Tanaka (Mid-Pacific '04) tied for 27th place. The Gonzaga junior shot 75-77-82--234.