Murray to NCAA Championships
Hawaii's Novelle Murray, a senior discus thrower from Surrey, British Columbia, finished second at the NCAA West Regional Track and Field Championship yesterday at Oregon's Hayward Field.
A final throw of 176 feet, 6 inches in the final round of competition clinched Murray's berth in next month's NCAA Outdoor Championship in Sacramento, Calif.
As the three-time Western Athletic Conference discus champion, Murray entered the event ranked second in Trackwire's Dandy Dozen, which lists the top 12 athletes in each NCAA event. Her previous best finish was a ninth-place effort in 2005, also at Oregon.
Junior Annett Wichmann will join Murray at the NCAA Championship meet because she previously earned an automatic berth in the heptathalon by claiming gold in the WAC championship.
Cyr places second in NAIA golf
Sam Cyr (King Kekaulike '05), a sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene, shot a 71-73-67-74--285 to finish runner-up to medalist Daniel Mitchell of Oklahoma City in the NAIA Men's Golf National Championships on Friday.
Cyr was three strokes behind Mitchell on the Indiana National Golf Course. He helped the Sea Lions to a ninth-place finish.
Cyr earned All-America status for the second consecutive year with his steady performance.
Hanzawa a second-team selection
Troy Hanzawa has been named to the All-Mountain West Conference baseball second team. The shortstop from Mid-Pacific Institute, who began his career at Hawaii, hit .307 in 59 games for the San Diego State Aztecs.
He led the Aztecs in at-bats (244) and hits (75) and made just two errors in 24 conference games.