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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, November 5, 2002

BYUH water polo team beats Cal Baptist

Advertiser Staff

Vanja Kalabic scored three goals as the No. 18 Brigham Young-Hawai'i men's water polo team beat No. 17 Cal Baptist, 9-8, yesterday in the Hawaiian Challenge at La'ie.

Sasha Stankovic had 15 saves, including one on a penalty shot in the third period, for BYUH (14-8).

In the final match of the tournament, Cal Baptist held off Chaminade, 18-17. Peter Samac scored six goals for Chaminade (9-6), which scored nine goals in the final period.

Matt Sprankle scored six goals for Cal Baptist (23-8).


UH's Roberts honored: University of Hawai'i diver Maggie Roberts was named the Western Athletic Conference swimming and diving Athlete of the Week, after winning the 1- and 3-meter springboard events at the Big West Shootout.

Roberts, a sophomore from Sandringham, Australia, scored NCAA Zone qualifying marks of 258.60 in the 1-meter and 306.15 in the 3-meter.


UH trails in 17th place: The University of Hawai'i men's team is in 17th place after shooting 311—619 in its Fall Classic at the Links at Turtle Bay in Kahuku.

UH's second entry, Hawai'i White (650), is 18th in the 19-team field. UH-Hilo (604) is 11th.

UNLV leads with 568, followed by Tennessee (573) and South Carolina (577).

David Skinns of Tennessee leads with a 6-under 138, followed by Ryan Moore of Nevada-Las Vegas, Robert Frye of San Francisco and J.C. Deacon of UNLV, who all shot 141.

Kellen-Floyd Asao leads UH with 153, while Michael Kim tops UH-Hilo with 148.


Two make JumpStart: Randi Lau of Hawaiian Island Twisters and Nani Vercruyssen of Aloha Gymnastics World passed the Regional Qualifications for USA Gymnastic's JumpStart program and will move on to compete in the National JumpStart Testing Dec. 6 in Dallas.

Lau, 8, and Vercruyssen, 10, qualified in Region 2 — Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Nevada and Utah — at the San Diego Regional Test in October.

USA JumpStart is a trampoline-tumbling program. At the National Testing, the top six athletes in each age group (18 total) will be named to the 2002-2003 JumpStart National Team.


Test of endurance: The first Red Bull Underwater Rock Run, featuring top free divers, lifeguards and paddlers from Hawai'i, will be held Saturday at Makaha Beach.

Running under water while carrying a rock began as a training procedure for lifeguards and big-wave surfers. It is designed to increase endurance and stamina.

There will be men's and women's divisions for Saturday's event, which starts with open qualifying at 8 a.m. Contestants will dive 15-to-20 feet, pick up a boulder weighing 80-to-100 pounds and run approximately 200 feet along the ocean's bottom.

Brian Keaulana, Melvin Puu and Noah Johnson are among the notable entries.

Poka'i Bay will be a backup site, pending conditions at Makaha.

For more information, contact Amy Knuckles at (310) 704-3770 or amy.knuckles@us.redbull.com or Tani Wade at (808) 561-4393 or tani.wade@us.redbull.com