Chang becomes All-WAC,
but Wahine finish seventh
Victoria Chang finished third but her teammates could not crack the top 20 as the Hawaii cross country team finished seventh in the Western Athletic Conference championships yesterday at Dallas.
Chang ran the muddy 5K course in 17 minutes and 42 seconds, one second better than Cheryl Smith's winning time last year and 41 seconds behind WAC champion Karin van Rooyen of Southern Methodist. Emily Field of SMU came in second at 17:20.
Temperatures were in the 40s and the contest was held in a light rain.
Hannah Bremler was UH's next best finisher, coming in 24th with a time of 19:06 despite suffering from abdominal pains. Jennifer Crumley (34th), Robin McRobbie (47th), Teryn Bentley (50th) Carin Patterson (56th), Jodi Enomoto (66th) Leoni Sugai (69th) and Sara Vega (70th) all finished for the Wahine.
Rice won the team title despite having their best runner finish seventh.
Chang's effort put her on the All-WAC team, and she will lead seven teammates into the West Regional at Stanford in two weeks.
Hawaii swimmers perfect after 7 meetsThe Hawaii men's swimming and diving team improved to 7-0 in dual meets yesterday with wins over Cal State San Bernardino, Pacific and Washington at the Big West Shootout at Irvine, Calif.
The women's team won its first meet of the season, beating Cal-Poly 66-34.
Jones, Lempa, Wilton at Quarterback ClubHawaii football coach June Jones and defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa will join men's volleyball coach Mike Wilton at the Honolulu Quarterback Club tomorrow.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Restaurant.
Yonamine inducted into Hall of FameSAN FRANCISCO >> Wally Yonamine and four others were honored as the inaugural class at the Japanese-American Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco yesterday.
Kristi Yamaguchi, Wat Misaka, Tommy Kono and Ann Kiyomura Hayashi were also inducted.