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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Two Wahine runners
All-WAC first team

Star-Bulletin staff

Two members of the University of Hawaii women's cross-country team were named to the All-Western Athletic Conference first-team yesterday.

Cheryl Smith and Casey McGuire-Turcotte, both juniors, were selected based on their finishes at the conference championships, which were held in Tulsa, Okla., last week. Smith placed third and McGuire-Turcotte sixth.

Gladys Keitany of Texas Christian, who won the 3.1-mile race, was named Women Athlete of the Year for the sport.

Triple Crown starting up

The 18th annual Vans G-Shock Triple Crown of Surfing officially gets under way this week with the Billabong Girls at Honolua Bay, Maui.

The waiting period started yesterday.

Other events in the Triple Crown are: the G-Shock Hawaiian Pro for men and women at Haleiwa's Alii Beach Park from Nov. 12-22; the Rip Curl World Cup of Surfing men's event and the Quiksilver Roxy Pro women's event at Sunset Beach from Nov. 24-Dec. 7, and the Mountain Dew Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters men's event from Dec. 8-21 at Pipeline.

Hawaii's Sunny Garcia, the defending men's Triple Crown of Surfing champion, and now world champion after 15 years of trying, is back home for the three men's events.

Two-time defending world champion Layne Beachley of Australia is on track for her third women's world title and said it's her goal to win the women's Triple Crown.

Junior surfers at Makaha

The $45,000 Billabong Junior World Championships 2000, featuring 48 of the top 19-and-under international surfers, began its 10-day waiting period today at Makaha Beach.

Competing in the two-day sessions are the top six-rated surfers from the seven Association of Surfing Professionals regions as well as six wildcard invitees.

Entered from Hawaii are: Fred Patacchia, Joel Centeio, Kekoa Bacalso, Cheyne Magnusson, Jason Shibata, Jamie O'Brien and wildcard entry Craig Wilson.

For more information, call 922-BONG or 697-1528.

UH-Hilo in golf tourney

Billy Noon of the University of Hawaii-Hilo shot a final round 74 for a 223 total and a tie for 40th place in The Nelson Invitational held at Palo Alto, Calif.

Other Vulcans and their scores were Garrett Okamura (238, 90th place), Shaun Pederson (241, tie 94th), Chris Keiter (244, 99th) and Ken Nakano (245, 100th).

Wahine still No. 1

The University of Hawaii women's volleyball team remained No. 1 in Volleyball magazine's weekly poll released yesterday.

Hawaii (20-0) is one of two undefeated NCAA Division I teams. The other is second-ranked Nebraska (21-0).

Nebraska is No. 1 and Hawaii No. 2 in the AVCA Coaches Top 25.

Longboards at Sunset

Defending World Longboard Champion Beau Young of Australia and past champions Rusty Keaulana and Bonga Perkins of Hawaii headline the XCel Sunset Longboard Challenge at Sunset Beach.

The event, showcasing the world's best longboard surfers, will be held in conjunction with the Rusty XCel Pro meet. The longboard invitational will award $1,000 to the winner, $500 for the runner-up and $300 for the third-place finisher.

The 45-minute superheat longboard competition is scheduled between the semifinals and final of the main shortboard event.

Both surf meets are on hold, pending larger surf

For more information, call the contest hotline at 596-SURF (7873).

Takata 1-1 in tourney

Taylor Takata, an Iolani graduate now attending San Jose State University, went 1-1 in judo matches at the Hyundai Junior World Championships on Sunday.

Competing in the 66kg class, Takata beat Zurab Babluani of Georgia in his first match and lost his second match to Tomasz Adamiec of Poland.

Career highs for Rocho

Jessica Rocho, a former University High volleyball player, had career highs for digs (32) and assists (69) as Central Michigan University defeated Ohio University, 3-1, last Friday.

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

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