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Participants in the Kalaeloa Sprint Triathlon lined up on the beach Sunday at sunrise. Tai Blechta was the top male finisher, and Susan Burr the top female.

Wahine sweep WAC weekly softball honors

Hawaii's Denise Dahlberg was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Rainbow Wahine teammate Shannon Tabion the Pitcher of the Week yesterday.

Dahlberg, a junior catcher from Arizona, hit .429 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs in four games against Louisiana Tech. Her three-run homer proved the difference in the second game Saturday against the Bulldogs, a 5-3 UH victory.

Tabion, a junior from Wailuku, Maui, had two complete-game victories, pitching a two-hit 3-0 shutout in the second half of the doubleheader on Friday against Louisiana Tech. In the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, the Baldwin High graduate had a one-hit shutout going until the seventh when the Bulldogs scored three unearned runs on two UH errors.

WAC cites UH pitcher Bauer

Hawaii right-hander Ricky Bauer was named the Pitcher of the Week by the Western Athletic Conference.

Bauer, a junior from Kaneohe, started Thursday's game against Nevada, going nine innings. The Mid-Pacific product gave up three hits and walked none while striking out eight before leaving after the ninth with a no-decision.

The Rainbows went on to win 1-0 in 10 innings, snapping an 11-game skid against the Wolf Pack.

UH golfers sixth at WAC championship

Matt Kodama shot a 1-under 70 to share sixth place, helping Hawaii to a sixth-place start in the Western Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships in Fresno, Calif.

The Warriors carded a team aggregate of 290 at the San Joaquin Country Club, 13 strokes behind Southern Methodist. Will Dodson of SMU and Tulsa's David Inglis were the first-round leaders at 67.

UH teammates Kellen-Floyd Asao and Cody Wolfenbarger both shot 73s to tie for 22nd. James Beston (74) was tied for 30th and Pierre-Henri Soero (78) tied for 45th.

The 54-hole tournament concludes tomorrow.

Jost signs with Vulcan softball team

Meghan Jost, a multi-position player from Santa Clara, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent with Hawaii-Hilo.

"Meghan's versatility will be a welcome addition to our program," said Vulcan coach Callen Perreira "She's a left-handed catcher who also plays first base and outfield."

An honor student at Wilcox High School, Jost was a three-time all-DeAnza League selection and coaches award winner in softball, volleyball and basketball.

Jost is the fourth player Perreira signed for next season. Earlier signees include Charity Senas from Mililani, Brittany Dock of Upland, Calif., and Britni Rodriguez from Yorba Linda, Calif.

Vulcan golfers seventh at NCAAs

BELLINGHAM, Wash. >> The Hawaii-Hilo men's golf team is in seventh place going into today's second round of the NCAA Division II West Super Regional at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

The Vulcans are at 7-over 295, 12 strokes behind host Western Washington.

Hilo's Colin Gilliam and Nick Mason carded even-par 72s to tie for 12th place, four strokes behind Western Washington's Luke Bennett and Joe Dolby of UC San Diego. The Vulcans' Kevin Shimomura (75) was tied for 25th, Garrett Okamura (76) tied for 29th and Joe Saliba (80) was tied for 42nd.

The eight-team tournament concludes tomorrow.

Women take their turn in stock cars

Paradise Lua, Inc. is sponsoring a full night of stock car racing for women Saturday. A $500 prize will be awarded to the winner of the Powder Puff demolition derby at the Hawaii Motor Speedway.

The event starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call Jerry Apana at 630-0363.

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