UH baseball WAC second seed
The Rainbows baseball team will play fifth-seeded New Mexico State in the opening round of the Western Athletic Conference tournament at 10 a.m. Thursday at J.C. Love Field in Ruston, La.
Hawaii is the second seed in the tournament after San Jose State finished off a four-game sweep of Nevada with an 8-7 victory yesterday. The Wolf Pack and Rainbows finished in a tie for second place at 18-14, but the Rainbows own the tiebreaker thanks to a 3-1 record against Nevada this season.
Hawaii finished the season 5-3 against the Aggies and split a four-game series in Las Cruces, N.M., a week ago.
Nevada will take on the fourth-seeded Spartans and top seed Fresno State will play sixth-seeded Sacramento State.
Punahou gets 5 in Hall of Honor
Punahou will have five athletes in the newest class of the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor.
Daniel Chow, Harrison Ishida, Shawna-Lei Kuehu, Erik Shoji and Michelle Yoshida will represent Punahou at the HHSAA Foundation's awards recognition dinner on June 8.
Tani Ader of Farrington, Lake Casco of Lahainaluna, Kanani Herring of Kamehameha, Tiffany Ikeda-Simao of Kauai, Dara Pagaduan of Kamehameha, Jamie Smith of Iolani and Kamehameha-Maui's Kolten Wong will also be inducted.
Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin will be the keynote speaker and mayor Mufi Hannemann will be the honorary chair.
Contact the HHSAA at 587-4495 for more information.
McKenzie wins Honolulu Triathlon
Luke McKenzie won the men's division and Bree Wee the women's in the Honolulu Elite Triathlon yesterday.
McKenzie was timed in 1 hour, 47 minutes and 25 seconds over the course that included a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. Michael Simpson was second in 1:49:47 and Timothy Marr third in 1:50:45.
Wee won the women's division by more than 10 minutes (1:58:38). Finishing second was Laura Springer (2:09:39) with Mariane Uehara third (2:13:24).
The event began and ended at Ala Moana Beach Park. McKenzie and Wee each won $1,000.