Brilliant start to Transpac
Brilliant and Ho'okolohe were the leading boats among the early starters in the 44th Transpacific Yacht Race, as of yesterday morning's position reports.
Both boats reported being 1,919 nautical miles away from the Waikiki finish line, with Enchilado another mile behind. Brilliant leads Division 6, while Enchilado and Ho'okolohe lead the Aloha A division. Kokopelli 2 had the best day of any boat, covering 180 miles.
Lojeski scores 12 in summer debut
Former Hawaii guard Matt Lojeski hit two 3-pointers and finished with 12 points last night in his debut with the Utah Jazz summer league team.
Lojeski shot 5-for-8 from the floor and made both of his attempts from beyond the arc as the Jazz opened the Rocky Mountain Revue with a 64-63 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Lojeski played more than 20 minutes and had three rebounds and an assist. He was tied for the team scoring lead with Paul Millsap, whose putback with 1.7 seconds left gave the Jazz the lead, and first-round draft pick Morris Almond.
UH's Frick wins in Sweden
University of Hawaii diver Magnus Frick won the men's 3-meter springboard event yesterday at the Swedish Diving Nationals in Stockholm.
Frick finished with a score of 416.00 in the event. Fellow UH diver Mats Wiktorsson placed eighth with 269.00 points. The meet continues with the 1-meter today and platform tomorrow.
Hawaii surfers advance in South Africa
Pancho Sullivan won both of his heats yesterday to reach the fourth round of the Billabong Pro Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa.
Sullivan defeated Dayyan Neve in the second round 15.66-11.57, then beat CJ Hobgood 9.33-6.66 in his third-round heat. Andy Irons also won his third-round heat against Warwick Wright. Bruce Irons and Frederick Patacchia still have third-round heats ahead of them. Patacchia defeated Victor Ribas in the second round.
Sun wins at Janet Evans Invitational
Iolani graduate Hongzhe Sun won the 200-meter backstroke at the Janet Evans Invitational yesterday at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium in Los Angeles.
Sun won the race with a time of 2:01.39, one-hundredth of the second ahead of second-place Simon Burnett.