Wahine lead WAC track meet
Senior Annett Wichmann successfully defended her pentathlon title yesterday to lead Hawaii into first place at the Western Athletic Conference women's indoor track and field championships at Nampa, Idaho.
Wichmann scored an NCAA provisional mark of 3,936, while Rainbow Wahine teammate Mallory Gilbert finished second with a personal-best 3,739, also a provisional mark.
Hawaii has 20 points followed by Idaho with 18.
Warriors in second at swim meet
Led by two second-place finishes yesterday, the Hawaii men's swimming and diving team moved into second at the Conference USA Championship in Houston.
Grzegorz Mroz took second in the 500 free, while the team of Darren Maxwell, Nicola Xella, Greg Wilson and Davis Kane was second in the 400 medley relay.
SMU continues to lead the meet with 337.5 points, followed by Hawaii (270), East Carolina (218.5) and Cal State Bakersfield (135). The event concludes tomorrow.
Wolverines blank Wahine in tennis
No. 21 Michigan defeated Hawaii 7-0 in women's tennis yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
The Rainbow Wahine, who fell to 0-6, host Loyola Marymount on Tuesday.
Penn vs. Sherk main event for UFC 84
UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn (13-4-1) will defend his title against former champion Sean Sherk (35-2-1) in the main event of UFC 84: Ill Will to be held May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was one of three made official yesterday. Wanderlei Silva (31-8-1) will take on Keith Jardine (13-4-1), and Tito Ortiz (16-5-1) will square off against undefeated Lyoto Machida (12-0).
» Chris Leben (17-4), who is currently the head instructor at the Icon Fitness Center in Niu Valley, is fighting Alessio Sakara (16-6) tomorrow night at UFC 82: Pride of a Champion.
Leben, who was a competitor on the Ultimate Fighter reality show, moved to Oahu last year. The world middleweight championship will be unified in the main event as UFC champ Anderson Silva (20-4) squares off with PRIDE champion Dan Henderson (22-6).
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Chaminade falls to Dixie State
Marko Kolaric scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, but the double-double by the senior forward was not enough as Chaminade lost to Dixie State 72-67 in a Pacific West men's basketball game in St. George, Utah.
Stewart Kussler added 14 points and Hayden Heiber 11 points and nine assists for the Silverswords (19-7, 14-3 PacWest). The Rebels (13-14, 10-8) had a huge advantage from the foul line, hitting 22 of 30 free throws, while Chaminade was nine of 16.
» In the women's game, the Rebels rolled past the winless Silverswords 92-46. Katherine Carlisle had 14 points and Simrin Cummins added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Chaminade (0-24, 0-17).
Hawaii Pacific drops Dutch team
Jessica Adolph and Nicole Riviera both drove in two runs as Hawaii Pacific defeated the Dutch Olympic team 8-1 in an exhibition softball game at Sea Warrior Field.
Courtney Kessell gave up one hit over four innings to earn the victory for the unbeaten Sea Warriors (4-0).
Team Netherlands' only run came on a solo homer by Nathalie Timmermans in the seventh. The team is en route to Beijing for a tournament.