Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, July 31, 1998

Clay fourth in national
Jr. Olympic decathlon

Bryan Clay surged from 10th place to fourth on the final day of the decathlon competition at the USA Track and Field Jr. Olympics National Championships at Seattle, Wash., yesterday.

Clay would have won the event had he not been disqualified in the 400-meters race Wednesday. He finished with 6,330 points. Had he been credited with points for his 400-meter run, he would have set a national Junior Olympic record.

Among Hawaii's other competitors, Erin Macdonald finished first in her 800-meters trials heat with a time of 2 minutes, 18.57 seconds and Victoria Chang was fourth in the intermediate girls' 3,000-meter finals in 10:16.77.

LATE NIGHT GOODWILL: Former University of Hawaii women's standout Nani Cockett is slated to headline a celebrity team that will face the best of the Late Night Summer Basketball League in a goodwill game tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Palama Settlement gym.

Also scheduled to join Cockett will be singer Brother Noland, KITV sportscaster Shawn Ching, KGMB anchor Russell Shimooka, City Council chairman Mufi Hannemann, State Senator Matt Matsunaga, former UH star Lynette Liu and one-time KITV anchor Dalton Tanonaka.

A junior all-star matchup at 9 a.m. will precede the goodwill game.

The games will culminate a two-month season of the league sponsored by the Kalihi Palama Health and Social Services Development Corporation. League games were held from 6 p.m. to midnight to provide a late-night activity for high school students.

PADDLEBOARD RACE SUNDAY: Some of the world's top paddleboarders will compete in Sunday's QS/Quiksilver Molokai to Oahu Race from Kaluakoi to Maunalua Bay at 7 a.m.

Among those entered are Tim Gair of California, the defending Hennesy Cup champion; Hawaii's Dawson Jones, the runner-up in last year's race; Guy Pere of Hawaii, the first stock board finisher in 1997, and Helene Philips, Hawaii's top female paddleboarder for the past 12 years.

SEKI TIES FOR LOW SCORE: James Seki Jr. finished tied for the lowest individual score in the 54-hole Boys Junior America's Cup Team Matches, helping Hawaii to an eighth-place finish at Scottsdale, Ariz.

Seki finished at 213 for three rounds, matching Tyler Pitt of British Columbia.

The Hawaii boys team had a 676 total. Idaho won the title with a 655.

In the Girls Junior America's Cup, Hawaii finished seventh, at 731. Southern California won with a 697. Dawn Miyashiro led the Hawaii contingent with a 239, which placed her 11th in the individual scoring.

HAWAII ELIMINATED: Hawaii was eliminated from the Continental Amateur Baseball Association 10-and-under World Series yesterday with a 5-2 loss to Maryland at Cherokee, Iowa.

Hawaii won its first game of the day, 7-4, over Ohio as Cameron Bayne pitched a two-hitter.

Maryland put together a four-run second inning in the second game to eliminate Hawaii, which finished tied for fifth place in the 18-team tournament.

SCHUYLKILL WINS: The Schuylkill River Billfish Club of Pennsylvania won the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Pro-Am with 1,633 points, most of which came from a 550-pound marlin caught Wednesday.

Hawaii's Online Fishing Team made a run at the title with a 465-pound marlin and a tag-and-release marlin caught yesterday, but finished second with 970 points.

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament will be held next week.

HAWAII SURFERS ADVANCE: All nine Hawaii competitors in the Op Pro men's surf meet advanced to today's third round of competition at Huntington Beach, Calif.

Sunny Garcia, Shane Dorian, Derek Ho, Kaipo Jaquias, Shawn Sutton, Andy Irons and John Shimooka advanced through their second round heats yesterday. They join Kalani Robb and Ross Williams, who reached the third round by winning first-round heats Wednesday.

In the Kahlua Women's Classic, Rochelle Ballard reached the quarterfinals by beating fellow Hawaii surfer Megan Abubo in a second-round heat.

MILILANI TRIUMPHS: The Mililani girls under-16 team defeated host Ontario, Calif., 3-1, Sunday to win the division championship in the AYSO World Games.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.


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