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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Wai'anae alum Miller sets rushing records at Menlo

By Dennis Anderson
Advertiser Staff Writer

Junior Duane Miller (Wai'anae '99) set season and career rushing records for Menlo College (Calif.) Saturday. His 72 yards against Linfield gave Miller 640 yards this season and 1,225 in two years since he transferred from Missouri Valley.

St. Louis University senior Kristi Cottral, a 1999 Punahou School graduate, was named Diver of the Week in Conference USA.

St. Louis University

The previous record of 1,182 yards was set more than four years ago.

The Oaks, however, were chopped into kindling at Linfield (Ore.). They trailed 56-0 at halftime and lost 56-6 to the seventh-ranked team in NCAA Division III.


• Puget Sound (Wash.)

Senior Chad Mahoe (Kamehameha '99 of Kailua) rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns Saturday although the Loggers lost their 16th straight game, 38-14, to Whitworth.

Mahoe has 558 of Puget Sound's 1,084 rushing yards this season.


• San Diego State

Junior Shayna Miyajima (Baldwin '00) matched her career-best round to get a career-best finish last week in Cal-State Northridge's Matador Classic at Ventura, Calif.

Then she flew to O'ahu for the University of Hawai'i's 17-team, 54-hole Kent Youel Invitational yesterday and today at Kapolei.

At Ventura, Miyajima shot 1-under-par 71 in the second round to tie for second place at 4-over 148. It was San Diego State's first sub-par round of the season. Her previous 71 came in last spring's Mountain West Championship.

Portland U. sophomore Rie Ganir (Maui '02) tied for fifth at Ventura with 75-78—153.


• St. Louis U.

Senior Kristi Cottral (Punahou '99 of Wai'alae Iki) was named Diver of the Week in Conference USA for the second time in two years. Cottral had a first place in 1-meter and a first place in 3-meter in her first two meets.

But she is most pleased that she has helped St. Louis go 4-0 in dual meets so far this season after the Billikens won only two meets in the last five years.

Cottral, who was the state high school champion in 1998 and '99, has career highs of 393.25 points for 3-meters and 353.45 for 1-meter at St. Louis.

Cottral, who was recognized in May as an All-American Scholar Athlete, will graduate Summa Cum Laude from St. Louis next May and says her most important goal is to be accepted into the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i next year.he is a pre-med major and hopes to return to St. Louis for medical school next year.

• Pepperdine (Calif.)

In her first intercollegiate meet Saturday, Nicole Okuna (Waiakea '02) set a school record of 57.99 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly. Okuna was a high school All-American last season, ranking 26th in the nation's public schools with a best of 56.20.


• William Woods (Mo.)

Sophomore setter Heather Roberts (Kaua'i '01) was selected the college's Athlete of the Month for September. She was twice named the American Midwest Conference and NAIA Region V Setter of the Week during the month.

Roberts led William Woods to a 14-3 record and led the conference in assists and aces and serving accuracy — 330 serves with four errors.

"She has good talent, but her forte is leadership, competitiveness, savvy (she understands the game, plays smart, doesn't make mistakes) and consistency (never an off night)," said team spokesman Mike Morris. "Her potential is unlimited."


• Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Senior Andrea Au (Punahou '98 of Kapahulu) had a personal best score of 540 against Trinity and was part of M.I.T.'s winning sectional team.

"She was an important part of our team for four years," coach Jerry Mulloy said. "She always made the top four to score for us." Au graduated with a degree in business.