Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, September 1, 1999

Kailua’s Colin qualifies
kayak for Sydney Games

Kayaker Kathy Colin of Kailua qualified her K-1 boat for the 2000 Olympic Games by finishing second in the "B" final of the Sprint World Canoe-Kayak Championships at Milan, Italy, last weekend.

Colin's K-1 was one of three boats qualified by U.S. athletes for the Sydney Games.<

Lions cut Tuipala;
Wong on reserve

The Detroit Lions released Honolulu-born free agent rookie linebacker Joe Tuipala yesterday, reducing the number of NFL players with Hawaii ties to 15.

In another roster move, the Miami Dolphins placed rookie offensive tackle Joe Wong on injured reserve. Wong suffered an ACL injury on Aug. 2 and will be out for the season.

BYUH women 6-0

Led by All-Americans Vanessa Valansi and Arlete Silva, the Brigham Young-Hawaii women's volleyball team swept past Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, 15-4, 15-12, 15-3, last night at Laie for its sixth victory without a loss this season.

Valansi had 16 kills and Silva 11 as the Seasiders, No.2 nationally in the NCAA Division II rankings, beat the Mastodons for the third time in five days.

Crawford sparkles again

Former Hawaii volleyball standout Therese Crawford led the new U.S. Professional Volleyball League's "Dream Team" for the second time in as many exhibition matches against Team Canada, but for the second time the Canadian women prevailed.

Team Canada won Monday's match at Portage, Mich., 36-34, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, despite 13 kills, six digs and three solo blocks by Crawford, a 5-11outside hitter who played for UH from 1994 to 1997.

Huber wins gold medal in U.S. Masters track

Rudy Huber of Kahului, Maui, won a gold medal and four other Hawaii athletes took five silvers and a bronze in last week's USATF National Masters Track and Field Championships at Orlando, Fla.

Huber won the outdoor pentathlon in the men's 30-34 division with 2,395 points.

Stewart Miyashiro of Pahoa on the Island of Hawaii (45-49) was second in the 10,000-meters run; Don Hardaway of Honolulu (55-59) second in the discus throw; Hank Warrington of Honolulu (30-34) second in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, and Ron Pate of Honolulu (50-54) second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and third in the 800-meters run.

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

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