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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, March 24, 2000

UH swimmers
tied for 13th

The University of Hawaii men's swim team was tied for 13th place going into today's second day of the NCAA Championships at Minneapolis.

The Rainbows scored 41 points to tie with Virginia. Texas had the first-day lead with 173 points.

Yesterday, the Rainbows' 200-meter freestyle relay team finished fifth in 1 minute, 27.09 seconds, less than two seconds behind the winning team from Auburn (1:25:14). The UH team is comprised of David Jenkins, Nick Folker, Ramie Darling and Eddie Lovell.

Also yesterday, the UH 400 medley relay team of Simon Thirsk, Folker, Luis Rojas and Pedro Ferrario placed 14th. Individually, Folker was 10th in the 50 freestyle.

The event continues through tomorrow.

Kelley to help with bowl

Deidre Maureen Kelley has been named as an executive director of the Hula Bowl Maui Senior All-Star Football Classic.

Kelley will work for chief executive officer Leonard Klompus and executive director Marcia Klompus.

Kelley comes to the Hula Bowl directly from the Outrigger Wailea Resort where she was conference services manager.

Next season's Hula Bowl will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 2001.

Women's rugby planned

Organizers are looking to form a women's rugby union in Hawaii.

Players, coaches and support staff are needed. Interested women, 18 years old and older, with or without rugby experience, can contact the Wahine Rugby organizers at

Other contact numbers are: Patti Mosko, 423-6300 (Leeward); Lorna Awana, 251-9953 (Kailua); Mike Brown, 254-6870 (Windward/Marine Corps Base-Hawaii); and Annessa McLaughlin, 253-0724 (University of Hawaii students).

Olympic post for Hiller

Dr. Douglas Hiller, chairman of the Department of Surgery at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Kamuela, Hawaii, has been appointed competition jury physician for triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Triathlon will be a full medal Olympic sport for the first time and the women's race will be the Games' opening event.

Dr. Hiller will oversee the fair and safe administration of the men's and women's races, dealing with issues such as protests lodged by athletes and review of drug testing results.

He is the race organizer for the 2000 ITU Big Island World Cup Triathlon scheduled for April 1 at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

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

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