Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Smith blazes to WAC
Runner of Week award

Hawaii's Cheryl Smith is the Western Athletic Conference Runner of the Week, after placing first at the Willamette Invitational over the weekend.

The senior set a course record of 16 minutes, 56.33 seconds, helping the Wahine to a team victory.

It was the third first-place finish for Smith this season and the fifth time in five races she has led the Wahine.

Hawaii has placed first in three of its six meets, and has not finished lower than fourth.

The team will travel to the Big Island this weekend for the Hilo Invitational in its final preparation before hosting the WAC Championships Oct. 27.

Sea Warriors drop out of NCAA II volleyball top spot

Hawaii Pacific's 42-match winning streak ended last weekend, as did its stay atop the AVCA Division II Top 25 poll.

HPU (14-1, 8-1 PacWest) dropped to No. 4 in the poll this week after five straight weeks at No. 1. West Texas A&M moved into the top spot, followed by Truman and Cal State-San Bernardino.

Hawaii-Hilo upset HPU in five games last week to hand the Sea Warriors their first loss since 1999.

HPU has been ranked in the top five in 39 straight polls and will take on BYUH Friday.

Seasiders water polo team slips in overtime

The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's water polo team dropped an 11-10 overtime decision to Chapman Monday at Orange, Calif. Vanja Kalabic led BYUH with four goals.

Keiter to return to radio weekly starting tomorrow

Legendary broadcaster Les Keiter, affectionately known as "The General," will launch a weekly radio program starting Thursday.

Keiter, and guest host Randy Miyamoto, host a half-hour show at 7 p.m. on Thursdays on KCCN 1420-AM.

Lake, Warnock lead UH sailing team to victory

The Hawaii coed sailing team won the Stoney Burke Intersectional last weekend at Berkeley, Calif.

Bryan Lake and Jennifer Warnock placed first in the A division to lead the team.

The Wahine squad took 11th place at the Navy Fall Women's Intersectional at Annapolis, Md. The Wahine are currently ranked seventh in the most recent Sailing World magazine collegiate poll.

The coed team sails in the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association Sloop Championships this weekend at Berkeley.

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

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