Wichmann wins javelin event
Hawaii senior Annett Wichmann threw for a personal-best 156 feet, 1 inch to win the javelin event yesterday at the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, Calif.
Wichmann's throw was nearly 6 feet better than her previous best. She is one of a school-record nine Rainbow Wahine who have already qualified for the NCAA West Regional later this month in Northridge, Calif.
Fowler, Goldfeld win tennis titles
Top-seeded Harry Fowler and No. 2 seed Ester Goldfeld won their first ITF junior singles titles yesterday as the Hawaii International Tennis Federation Junior Tournament concluded at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park tennis complex.
The two also doubled up in titles when being part of their respective winning doubles teams.
The 16-year-old Fowler, from Houston, defeated sixth-seeded Robert Howe of Australia 6-2, 7-5 in the boys final.
Goldfeld, a 15-year-old from New York, swept No. 7 seed Brynn Boren, 17, of California 6-4, 6-1.
Goldfeld teamed with Rio Kitagawa of Japan for the doubles title. The second-seeded pair defeated the No. 3 team of Juliana Gajic of Canada and Texan Charlotte Calhoun 6-2, 6-2.
The top-seeded team of Fowler and Puerto Rican Gabriel Flores won in a walk-over against No. 3 Leonidas Christofides of Cyprus and Texan Will Oliver. Oliver had to forfeit the match to catch a flight back home.
Christofides and Anna Kaji of Japan took home the sportsmanship awards.
A total of 25 Hawaii Pacific Section junior players competed in the event along with other top juniors from the U.S. mainland and nine other countries. It was the first time Hawaii hosted an ITF junior event.
Nash, Trapasso on QB Club program
Hawaii men's basketball coach Bob Nash and Rainbow baseball coach Mike Trapasso are the featured speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club's luncheon.
Joining Nash and Trapasso on the program at the Pagoda Hotel is longtime UH baseball broadcaster Don Robbs.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the noon program.
Vulcans, Sea Warriors split
Spencer Olmaza scored on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth inning to give Hawaii Pacific a 5-4 victory and a split of a baseball doubleheader with Hawaii-Hilo yesterday at the UHH field.
In the opener, the Vulcans held on for a 3-2 win. Shortstop Thomas Brown singled to center to bring in Matt Haasenritter for what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth, giving Hilo a 3-1 lead. HPU answered back in the top of the seventh with Michael Kealoha's RBI-double to pull to within 3-2 but the Sea Warriors saw the tying run stranded at third when Aaron Asher grounded out to in the game.
In the second game, the Vulcans rallied to tie it at 4-4 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh on sacrifice flies by Brown and Peter Rodgers.
The Sea Warriors (31-18-1) and the Vulcans (15-27) conclude their season with today's doubleheader at Wong Stadium.