Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Murray exceeds mission
with win in WAC discus

El Paso, Texas >> Before the season, Hawaii freshman Novelle Murray listed placing in the discus at the WAC championship as one of her goals for this season.

How about first place?

Murray spun the discus 47.57 meters to win the WAC championship yesterday, scoring 10 of UH's 14 points in the meet.

Murray made the winning throw on the first of her six tries, averaging 45.07 meters.

Kristal Robinson of Rice was the closest to Murray throughout the day, putting up a 47.41-meter throw in her third effort.

Hawaii's 1,600-meter relay team earned the only other team point on the last day of competition. Carolyn Berger, Hanna Bremler, Kira Lee and Amanda Page combined to run the distance in four minutes to pick up a point for eighth.

The Wahine finished the tournament with 14 points, while Rice won the event with 172.83.

World Sprints plans firming up for Hilo

More than 1,500 participants are expected to compete in the 2004 World Sprints on Hilo Bay when the world-class canoe paddling competition returns to Hawaii for the first time since 1988.

John Kekua, chairman of the 2004 event, said he had made bids to bring the event to the Big Island for the past six years. As many as 22 countries may participate in the week-long event scheduled to start Aug. 15.

The last time the biennial World Sprints were held in Hawaii was at Keehi Lagoon in 1988.

Braden top speaker for tennis workshop

Renowned tennis coach Vic Braden will be the keynote speaker at the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section's coaches workshop May 24-25 at the Turtle Bay Resort.

Braden is the co-author of the best-selling "Tennis for the Future" and has been a major force in tennis as a player and teacher since the early 1960s.

For more information, contact Madeleine Dreith at 955-6696.

U.S. Women's amateur qualifier at Mid-Pacific

Mid-Pacific Country Club will host a Hawaii qualifier for the U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Championship on July 15.

The tournament is one of 20 qualifiers for the national event scheduled for Aug. 4-10 at Gladwyne, Pa. The championship is for female amateurs with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4.

Entries must be received at the United States Golf Association by June 18. The cost is $100 to enter.

To obtain an entry application, call the USGA at (908) 234-2300.

Weinbergs give $50K to golf foundation

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Hawaii State Women's Golf Foundation (HSWGF). The donation will be used to help establish the Lily K. Yao Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships based on merit, golf aspirations and need.

For more information about the scholarship fund, call 589-2046.

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