Robinson leads UH over Pittsburgh
Hawaii pitcher Kate Robinson struck out 10 and helped her cause by driving in two runs to lead the Rainbow Wahine softball team to an 8-1 victory over Pittsburgh at the Eller Media Stadium Classic in Las Vegas.
Robinson (5-3) gave up one run on four hits and went 3-for-4 as Hawaii (13-4) finished the tournament 3-2. Her two-run double in the top of the first put the Wahine ahead for good at 2-0.
Robinson gave up a fourth-inning homer to Pitt's Mary Hecker, but Hawaii pulled away with three runs in both the sixth and seventh.
The Rainbow Wahine return home to host the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament, Thursday through Sunday, the first of three straight home tournaments. In this week's field are No. 25 Washington, Idaho State, Southern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky and the Dutch national team.
Nichols wins race by wide margin
Honolulu's Katherine Nichols, a nationally ranked triathlete and a Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter, won the 31st Straub/Kapiolani Women's 10-Kilometer Run yesterday by nearly 30 seconds.
Nichols finished the 6.2-mile course from Kapiolani Park around Diamond Head and back in 38 minutes, 53 seconds, about 4 minutes off the record set by Marty Shue in 1995.
Honolulu's Rachel Ross finished second (39:21) and Kelly Calway of Mililani placed third (40:10). The race, the largest all-female run in Hawaii, drew more than 1,200 competitors.
Golds for Chun, Lee in wrestling
On the day they were featured in a USA Wrestling article, Hawaii's Clarissa Chun and Stephany Lee both came through with gold-medal performances.
Chun, a Roosevelt High graduate, won the 105 1/2 -pound division while Lee, out of Moanalua High, won the 158 1/2 -pound division Saturday at the Pan American Wrestling Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Takata goes winless at World Cup
Iolani product Taylor Takata lost his first-round match Saturday at the Prague World Cup, a USA Judo event.
Takata lost to five-time World Cup medalist Alim Gadanov.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Katherine Nichols, a nationally ranked triathlete and a Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter, won the 31st Straub/Kapiolani Women's 10-Kilometer Run Sunday by nearly 30 seconds. The first sentence of the second item was incomplete. Also, a 10-kilometer race is 6.2 miles, not 3.1 miles.