Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Wahine tied for
30th in hoop poll

The Hawaii women's basketball team received 25 points in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll, good for a tie for 30th place with Arizona State.

Louisiana Tech, UH's opponent Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center, is No. 13. The Lady Techsters are ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Hawaii did not receive votes in the AP poll.

Stanford (14-1) and Baylor (12-1), the teams that defeated the Wahine earlier this year, are ranked No. 4 and No. 12 in the AP poll. Baylor dropped from the seventh spot after losing to Kansas State last week.

Honolulu Marathon makes magazine's top 10

Runner's World magazine lists the Honolulu Marathon among "The World's Top 10 Marathons" in the January edition.

Although the Honolulu race finished 2001 as the world's sixth-largest marathon for the second year in a row, the Runner's World list was based on broader criteria: crowd support, speed of course, race organization, suitability for first-timers, destination appeal, elite field, uniqueness, value, related events and activities.

Marathons in Boston, New York, Chicago, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rotterdam and Stockholm also made the list.

Hawaii's golf resorts make magazine's best

Twelve Hawaii golf resorts made Golf magazine's list of gold and silver medal resorts.

The list, which was determined by a reader survey, appears in the February edition, which hits newsstands today.

Seven Hawaii resorts made the gold-medal list -- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kapalua Resort, Kauai Lagoons/Kauai Marriott Resort, Manele Bay Hotel, Mauna Lani Resort, Princeville Resort and Wailea Resort.

Five made the silver-medal list -- Hyatt Regency Kauai/Poipu Bay Resort, The Lodge at Koele, Makena Resort/Westin Maui Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort and Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Wong, Tuitele invited to USA training facility

Hawaii Pacific volleyball players Kea Wong and Nia Tuitele were invited to the USA National Team Training Facility in Colorado Springs, Co.

They were among 20 players chosen to attend training camp from a tryout of close to 250 candidates.

Wong, a defensive specialist, and Tuitele, a setter, head to Colorado Springs on Jan. 21 and begin four-month training on Jan. 28.

During the camp, the HPU players will compete for spots on the USA National Team.

Wokasch, Machado win in club road race

Jeannie Wokasch and Rafael Machado were the overall female and male winners in the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club two-mile downtown run.

Wokasch finished with a time of 12 minutes, three seconds and beat second-place Mina Casey-Pang by four-tenths of a second. Rachel Portner finished third in 12:27.8.

Machado's time of 10:04.1 topped runner-up Jonathan Lyau by four seconds. Todd Iacovelli finished third in 10:33.6.

2 PGA players to sign autographs

PGA Tour pros Cameron Beckman and Tom Scherrer, both here to play in this week's Sony Open at Waialae Country Club, will sign autographs tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 at Pro Am Golf Shop, 1159 Kapiolani Blvd.

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

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