Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

DeSoto takes U.S. Longboard title

Makaha's Desire DeSoto edged Janna Irons of Hanalei for the U.S. Longboard title in the Converse California Classic at Malibu, Calif., yesterday.

Desoto won $4,000 in surfing's only contest with equal prize money for both genders by switching her stance to meet Malibu's right-breaking point break.

Lance Hookano of Haleiwa was Hawaii's top finisher in the men's open, coming in tied for seventh. Josh Baxter of San Clemente, Calif., took home the $4,000 for winning.

Bonga Perkins of Haleiwa still won the series title over Joel Tudor, who made up a lot of ground by finishing second in this event while Perkins was eliminated in the first day of competition.

Keliana Woolsay of Waimanalo finished fifth among women in the points race. Julie Whitegon of Oceanside won the title.

Abdalah, Sekiya defend titles at Maui Marathon

Kalid Abdalah of Somalia and Akiko Sekiya of Japan defended their titles in the Maui Marathon yesterday.

Abdalah ran the course in 2 hours, 21 minutes and Sekiya finished in 2:58:37.

James Sheremeta, 39, of La Jolla, CA placed second in 2:38:03 and Tadanao Tanaka of Japan was third in 2:50:24.

Hilo's Angie Miyashiro, 50, placed second among women in 3:15:50 and Peggy Nelson-Panzer of Aurora, Colo., finished third in 3:16:01.

Jason Thorpe of Hilo was the first local runner to finish, completing the 26.2 miles in 2:50:56.

The Maui Marathon begins in Kahului and runs along the Pacific Ocean and through Lahaina before finishing in Whaler's Village in Kaanapaili. More than 1,700 runners from 17 countries and 45 states participated in this year's event.

Silverswords sweep Vulcans

The Chaminade volleyball team won its second game against Hawaii-Hilo Saturday, beating the Vulcans 32-30, 30-16, 31-29 at McCabe Gym.

Kahala Kabalis led Chaminade (6-4, 2-0) with Valasi Sepulona close behind with 14. Sara Pilgreen led the Vulcans (3-7, 0-2) with 16 kills.

Hawaiian Masters teach Seasiders

Vanja Kalabic scored five goals for the Brigham Young-Hawaii water polo team Saturday, but it wasn't enough to beat the Hawaiian Masters.

Craig Watson scored six goals as the Hawaiian Masters prevailed 13-12 in double overtime.

The Seasiders travel to California on a five-day road trip next week.

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