Hawaii Beat

Kodama finishes season at regional

University of Hawaii senior Matt Kodama failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships after shooting a 4-over 76 in the final round of the NCAA Men's Golf West Regional in Sunriver, Ore., yesterday.

Kodama finished in a tie for 48th place with a score of 224 and failed to earn one of two berths awarded to the top two golfers from teams who didn't qualify for the regional.

Top-seeded UCLA won its second straight regional title while UCLA's Travis Johnson and Arizona's Chris Nallen shared the individual title. The top 10 teams also qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Preston joins Singletary for NCAA program

Notre Dame assistant football coach Albert "Buzz" Preston was one of 12 college football coaches selected on Friday for the NCAA Expert Coaching Program.

Scheduled for June 1-3 in Indianapolis, the program is designed to help develop minority coaches for head coaching and athletic department administrative positions.

Preston worked with the special teams, receivers and defensive backs and was the strength and conditioning and film coordinator for the UH football team early in his coaching career. Preston played for Hawaii 1978-79.

Preston joins UH defensive line coach Vantz Singletary in the coaching program.

Vulcans close tournament with loss

Northern Colorado rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the Hawaii-Hilo baseball team 11-4 yesterday in the final game of the Division I Independent Invitational in Greeley, Colo.

David Chu, the only Hilo player named to the all-tournament team, batted 2-for-4 with a double. Clay Daugherty lasted six innings and earned the loss on the mound for the Vulcans.

New York Institute of Technology won the tournament after finishing with a 3-0 record. Hilo, which went 0-3 in the tournament, ended its season at 9-43.

Young sets middle distance record

University of Hawaii's Kelly Young broke her own school record in the 800-meter run and set a Cooke Field record at yesterday's Sunset Series Meet at Cooke Field with a time of 2:07.07.

Young is one of four UH track and field athletes who qualified for this week's NCAA West Regional at Cal State Northridge. Also competing will be Dana Buchanan, Tasha Monroe and Novelle Murray.

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