Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Chang, Owens are guest instructors

Potential NFL draftees Chad Owens and Tim Chang are the guest instructors at the Hawaii Speed and Quickness Camps this weekend at the University of Hawaii.

The sessions are 8:30 to 10 a.m. for ages 7-12 and 10:30 to noon for 13 and older tomorrow and Sunday. Registration is at Cooke Field. The $10 fee includes a certificate for Jamba Juice. Call 739-5444 for more information.

A to-be-named member of the UH women's volleyball team is also a guest instructor.

Asao takes lead in Mid-Pacific Open

Norman Asao shot a 4-under 68 yesterday to take a two-shot lead going into today's second round of the Mid-Pacific Open.

Asao leads Kevin Carll and Beau Yokomoto, who are each two shots behind the leader. Kevin Hayashi and Stan Souza sit three strokes back, while Dave Eichelberger and John Lynch lead a list of four players tied for sixth place at 1-over 73.

Defending champion Regan Lee struggled with a 41 on the back nine to finish with a 4-over 76.

Rainbow Wahine capture ninth straight

Anna Sieprath scored three goals and Beth Novick added two as the fourth-ranked Hawaii water polo team won its ninth straight game, defeating No. 10 UC Santa Barbara 8-4 yesterday afternoon in California.

Monika Kruszona scored 31 seconds into the game before goals by both Novick and Sieprath gave the Rainbow Wahine a 3-0 first-quarter lead. They never trailed and improved to 13-6 and 8-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

Hawaii continues its four-day road trip with a match today against No. 11 UC Irvine.

DeBartolo sets school heptathlon record

Hawaii freshman Bianca DeBartolo, in her first career heptathlon as a Rainbow Wahine, totaled a school-record 4,559 points and finished in eighth place at the two-day California Invitational yesterday.

The previous record was 4,284 points, set by Nicole Kaffka in 2002. DeBartolo set a lifetime best in the javelin with a throw of 127 feet, 4 inches -- 3 feet better than anyone else. She also finished sixth in the long jump and 16th in the 800-meter run.

The rest of the Rainbow Wahine track team will participate in other events at the California Invitational today before competing in the Long Beach State Invitational tomorrow.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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