Wahine set 6 regional track marks
Led by Thalia Amanakis' two school records, the Hawaii women's track and field team opened its outdoor season yesterday with six NCAA regional marks at the Hornet Invitational hosted by Cal State Sacramento.
The Rainbow Wahine won four events and set two school and two meet records.
Amanakis doubled up on UH records while finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles and winning the 400 hurdles. Her 58.52 seconds in the 400 was a meet record.
Emily Sheppard also set a meet record in winning the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 8.75 inches. Meghan Weavers finished second in the shot put.
Three Rainbow Wahine pole vaulters posted regional standards, with Jessica Custance finishing first, Patricia Gauthier second and Samantha Weaver fourth.
Renee Elbourne, Sam Whitehall, Candace Rosenthal and Amanakis also took gold in the 4x400 relay.
Eggens hat trick leads UH water polo
Freshman Carmen Eggens scored three goals and the fourth-ranked Hawaii women's water polo team topped No. 9 San Jose State in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex yesterday.
Kelly Mason, Lisa van Raalte, Angela Turnbull and Leoni Van Der Molen added two goals each for the Rainbow Wahine (13-3, 6-0 MPSF), winning their sixth straight.
Warrior golfers fall to 12th place
Kyle Walters was tied for 22nd and the Hawaii men's golf team dropped two spots to 12th heading into today's final round of the Ron Moore Invitational in Goodyear, Ariz.
Walters was at 141, 10 strokes behind leader Troy Merritt of Boise State. The Warriors had an aggregate 577, 22 strokes behind San Diego in the 16-team field.
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HPU loses first softball game
The Hawaii Pacific softball team saw its winning streak end at 20 with controversy yesterday when the Sea Warriors dropped the second game of a conference doubleheader to Dixie State in St. George, Utah.
HPU won the opener 4-3 on Nicole Kalakau's walk-off single.
In the second game, the Sea Warriors (20-1, 7-1 PWC) fell to the Rebels 5-3. HPU had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the seventh when Ciera Senas' sacrifice fly drove in Taija Acierta to apparently cut the margin to one. However, Acierta was called out on an appeal for leaving third early.
» At Belmont, Calif., BYU-Hawaii (7-22, 4-8) split its conference softball doubleheader with Notre Dame de Namur, winning the opener 6-5 in eight innings then dropping the second 6-4.
BYUH edges Hawaii-Hilo in tennis
Host Brigham Young-Hawaii won two of three doubles matches yesterday to edge Hawaii-Hilo 5-4 in men's tennis, the third time this season the Seasiders defeated the Vulcans by the same score.
» Also yesterday at the BYUH courts, the top-ranked Seasider women improved to 16-0 when shutting out the Vulcans 6-0. It was BYUH's 76th consecutive victory.
» Yesterday at the Central Oahu Regional Park courts, the 10th-ranked Hawaii Pacific men's tennis team remained undefeated with a 9-0 sweep of Cal Lutheran.
The Sea Warrior women, ranked No. 22, split their matches, sweeping Mills 9-0 and losing to Southeastern Louisiana 7-2;