Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, March 29, 1999

Noriega, Graybill
5K victors

Jason Noriega and Rachel Graybill were the men's and women's open winners of the Johnny Faerber Race Against Violence in Manoa Valley.

Noriega ran the 5-kilometer distance in 17 minutes, beating out Duane Walker by 24 seconds and Ralph Schultz by 47 for men's honors.

Graybill was the first woman finisher in 18:23, followed by Heidi Ballendorf (18:41) and Jeanne Wokasch (19:11).

Proceeds from the event, sponsored by Faerber's Flyers all-women club, will benefit the Kapiolani Sex Abuse Center, the Family Peace Center and the Hawaii women's cross-country team.

UH Wahine split

Hawaii divided a softball doubleheader at Cal State Fullerton yesterday, winning the first game, 4-2, on a Dana Degen home run and losing the nightcap, 8-0.

The Wahine are 21-15 for the season while the Titans are 19-14.

Vulcans drop two

Cal State Bakersfield swept a softball doubleheader with Hawaii-Hilo, 1-0 and 5-3, yesterday on the Big Island

The visitors improved their season record to 23-10. The Vulcans are 19-11.

Milestone for UH coach

The Hawaii women's tennis team won three matches in Florida over the weekend, giving Jim Schwitters 501 victories in the 26 seasons he has coached the Wahine.

UH capped an 8-5 road trip by trimming St. Leo College, 6-1, Saturday. They beat Central Connecticut and Florida Southern by 5-1 scores Friday, with the second win No. 500 for Schwitters , who is second in NCAA Division I victories for women's team coaches. He is No. 1 in combined wins (1,248) for men and women.

Sea Warriors win big

Hawaii Pacific breezed to a 9-0 NCAA Division II women's tennis victory over Franklin Piece of New Hampshire yesterday on the UH-Manoa courts.

Lifting records set

Two teen-age brothers set five state records between them in Saturday's Hawaii Weightlifting Championships at the Ward Warehouse stage.

Bryce Yamauchi, 14, broke marks in the snatch, jerk and total in the 97-pound weight class. His brother, Kyle, set records in the jerk and total in the 123-pound class. The two are coached by their father, John Yamauchi, a former national weightlifting champion.

UH volleyball banquet

The awards banquet for the Hawaii men's volleyball team is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel.

The cost of the buffet dinner is $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 4-10. The evening begins with no-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by the buffet at 6 p.m.

The deadline is April 2. For more information, contact Marsha Azuma at 921-5072 (days) or 988-4638 (nights).

Pro tennis officers

The new board of officers of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association-Hawaii is headed by president Randy Kop, director of tennis for the Hilton Turtle Bay Golf and Tennis Resort.

Others on the board are regional vice president Bruce Nagel, who runs a tennis academy at the Kailua Racquet Club; second vice-president Lee Couillard, head tennis pro at Punahou School, and secretary Ann Pellow, tennis instructor at the Honolulu Country Club.

Bob McInerney, who served as president from 1995 through last year, remains on the board in the counsel position.

Junior golf entries

Registration applications for the June 21-22 Maxfli Aloha Section PGA Junior Golf Championship on Maui's Makena Course are being accepted. Junior golfers can obtain entry forms from their local associations or by contacting the Aloha Section PGA at 593-2230.

The winning boy and girl will qualifty for the national championships Aug. 18-21 at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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