Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Former Punahou runner
voted into Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS >> Carl Lewis, who won a record-tying nine Olympic gold medals, and three other members of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team -- including Punahou graduate Henry Marsh -- were voted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame yesterday.

Lewis, long jumper-sprinter Larry Myricks and distance runners Marsh and Alberto Salazar will be inducted Nov. 30 in Mobile, Ala., during USA Track & Field's annual meeting.

"All represented the United States with distinction at all levels of competition," said Craig Masback, chief executive of USATF.

Marsh, captain of the 1972 Punahou School track and field team, was a four-time Olympian who represented the United States in 19 international competitions. He still holds the American 3,000-meter steeplechase record set in 1985, at 8 minutes, 9.17 seconds.

Lewis, a sprinter and long jumper, won 10 world titles and was one of just four athletes to win nine Olympic golds. He also is a former 100-meter world record holder.

Smith heads to national cross country meet

Senior Cheryl Smith leaves for the East Coast tomorrow as the first Hawaii Wahine runner to ever participate in the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Smith placed eighth last weekend at the NCAA West Regionals in Tucson, Ariz., to qualify for the NCAA meet on Monday in Greenville, S.C.

Smith finished the 6K race in 21 minutes, 36.9 seconds in a field that included 165 runners.

UH coed sailing team triumphs in California

The Hawaii coed sailing team won the North/South Intersectional for the first time ever last weekend in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Stanford, California and Southern California placed behind UH in the 18-team field.

Bryan Lake and Jennifer Warnock sailed for Hawaii in the A division. Joey Pasquali, Adam Corpuz-Lahne and Melody Torres participated on the B squad and Steve Brown and Will Edwards were in the C and D divisions.

Honolulu Marathon expects 20,000

Organizers of the Honolulu Marathon believe the race can maintain its status as one of the world's largest when the 29th edition is run on Dec. 9.

Honolulu Marathon Association president Jim Barahal said that based on recent registration figures the final pre-race number could reach 20,000.

That figure would likely keep Honolulu in the world's top 10.

Last year's field of 26,465 ranked Honolulu third in the country and sixth worldwide.

With just over three weeks until the race, 15,986 runners have registered for the race.

Up to 9,000 Japanese runners are expected to participate, which would be the largest group of travelers coming to the United States from a foreign country since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

Ocean Games event gives way to TV series

TEAM Unlimited, the producers of the World Ocean Games, will no longer host the the multi-day event. Instead, a series of three one-hour television programs featuring Hawaii's ocean sports and activities will be produced for national and international syndication.The series will be titled Hawaii's Ocean Games.

The company will also produce XTERRA Planet, a 13-part lifestyle sports series for Outdoor Life Network.

AJA baseball tryouts Sunday at McKinley

The McCully AJA baseball team will hold practice and try-outs at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley High School baseball field. The AJA league season opens in December.

For more information, call Ken Hashimoto at 261-6353.

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