Wahine track team trails Idaho
The University of Hawaii women's track team will need a miracle finish today to catch front-runner Idaho at the Western Athletic Conference Championships held in Boise, Idaho.
The Rainbow Wahine managed three third-place finishes yesterday to run their total to 38 1/2 points and remain in second place. After seven events, the Vandals hold a huge lead with 88 points. Nevada is third with 33 and Fresno State is fourth at 28 1/2 .
UH senior Meghan Weaver placed third in the shot put with a 50-foot, 10-inch effort. Long-distance runner Chantelle Wilder took third in the 10,000-meter run (38:49.71) and Annett Wichmann earned a bronze as well in the javelin with a toss of 149-7.
'Bows bounce back in baseball
Seniors Brandon Haislet and Jonathan Hee carried the Hawaii baseball team in a bounce-back effort against Utah Valley, combining for six hits and six RBIs in a 9-6 win at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Rainbows posted leads of 3-0 and 7-2, only to see the stubborn Wolverines rally to within 7-5, but Haislet and Hee responded with RBI singles in the bottom of the eighth to put the game away.
Hawaii (27-28) can improve to a .500 regular-season record on senior night if it can take the rubber match from UVU today at 6:35 p.m.
Jang takes lead in Jennie K.
Punahou's Anna Jang shot a 71 at Mid-Pacific Country Club to take the lead after the first round of the Jennie K. Wilson Invitational yesterday.
Moanalua junior Kristina Merkle, who has won the event in each of the last two years and captured this year's state high school championship, sits a stroke behind, with UH's Xyra Suyetsugu in third another shot back at 73. Hayley Young and Nicole Sakamoto are tied for fourth after shooting 74s.
Seasiders lose in NCAA tennis semifinals
Brigham Young-Hawaii's tennis team lost to Armstrong Atlantic State in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II tennis tournament yesterday in Houston.
The Seasiders lost two of the three doubles matches and were swept in the bottom three singles matches to lose 5-1. BYUH's top three singles players, Elwen Li, Maggie Deng and Ramona Husaru were called off the court in the middle of their matches because the outcome was already decided. Deng was winning at the time.
Li, the top-ranked player in the nation, trailed No. 2 Iulia Stupak 7-6 (8) when the match was abandoned.
BYUH ends its season 28-1 and had an 88-match winning streak snapped. Armstrong Atlantic is 31-1 and will play for the national championship today.