Hawaii Beat

Kalani hires Uemae as boys basketball coach

Kalani's new boys basketball coach is Ned Uemae, who has been promoted from his role as an assistant coach, according to interim co-athletic director Greg Van Cantfort.

A 1995 Kalani graduate and four-year basketball player, Uemae takes over for Reid Sagawa, who coached the Falcons for two years.

"We think Ned will be an excellent coach," Van Cantfort said. "He's knowledgeable about the game and he has an excellent rapport with the students."

Uemae teaches special education at Kalani.

Sagawa is returning to Kalani as a teacher after a short stint as a vice principal at Kaneohe Elementary, according to Van Cantfort.

Rainbow Wahine sailors fourth

The Hawaii women's sailing team finished fourth yesterday at the International Collegiate Sailing Association's North American National Championships at Cascade Locks, Ore.

The Rainbow Wahine, starting the day in eighth, accumulated 182 points to move up four places. Yale won the event with 154 points, followed by Harvard (175) and Navy (178).

Jennifer Warnock, Shandy Buckley, Cassandra Harris and Blaire Ladd led UH to a second-place finish in the A Division with 77 points, behind Tufts (75). In the B Division, Renee DeCurtis, B.J. Clausen and Sarah Reed placed seventh overall out of 18 teams.

The UH coed team will compete tomorrow in the team event and Wednesday in the dinghy championship.

2 Wahine advance to finals at track regional

Hawaii middle-distance runners Kelly Young and Dana Buchanan qualified for today's finals of the NCAA Western Regional at the Matador Track in Northridge, Calif.

Young, a freshman from Australia, finished fifth in yesterday's 800-meter heat with a time of 2 minutes, 7.44 seconds. Young had also qualifed for the 400 hurdles and 1,500 but chose to focus on the 800.

Buchanan, a freshman from Canada, had a personal best in the 1,500, placing 11th in 4:28.67. She also ran in the 800 but did not qualify for today's finals after finishing 15th overall.

The top five in each event advance to the NCAA Championships, June 9-12, at Austin, Texas.

Two other Rainbow Wahine competed yesterday but did not advance to the finals. Junior Tasha Monroe was ninth in the long jump and sophomore Novelle Murray 11th in discus.

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