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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, March 22, 2004

McMahon, Seymour win Lanikai Triathlon

Advertiser Staff

Bridgitte McMahon

Matt Seymour
Bridgitte McMahon, the defending Olympic triathlon gold medalist, captured the women's overall title at the Lanikai Triathlon yesterday.

McMahon, of Switzerland, finished the 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and 5-kilometer run in 59 minutes, 40 seconds.

University of Hawai'i student Matt Seymour captured the men's overall division in 55:56. He is training for the Collegiate National Championships, April 24, at Lake Havasu, N.M.

McMahon is in Hawai'i to do her final training phase for the World Cup in Ishigaki, Japan, on April 11. A good performance there would put her on the Olympic team once again and give her the opportunity to defend in Athens.

"It's cold in Switzerland and I need to train in a different type of setting," McMahon said.

— Jonathan Lyau


• UH tourney washed out: Rain canceled yesterday's games of the University of Hawai'i's Invitational softball tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Five games were scheduled for yesterday's final round of the seven-team tournament, which defending national champion California was declared the winner with a 5-0 record.

Northwestern and Texas finished at 3-1 each, while Hawai'i was 2-3. Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education was 1-3, while Utah and Nittaidai were both 1-4.

The Rainbow Wahine (16-16) will travel to the Stanford Classic, which runs Thursday through Sunday. They will play Brigham Young on Thursday, Illinois and Stanford on Friday and UC Riverside on Saturday. Based on their pool record, they will play an opponent to be determined Sunday.


• UH women top Indiana: The University of Hawai'i women's water polo team posted a 10-8 victory over No. 12 Indiana yesterday afternoon at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex on the final day of the Aloha Classic Invitational.

Sixth-ranked Hawai'i, 8-8 on the season, went 4-1 in the tourney.

The Rainbow Wahine also played three exhibition matches yesterday, winning all. UH beat New Zealand 1, 7-4; Japan, 11-8; and Dartmouth, 10-4.

UH will host the Hawai'i International Classic, which begins today and runs through Thursday.


• HPU sweeps: Hawai'i Pacific University swept a doubleheader from Cal State Dominguez Hills, 11-2 and 4-2, at Aloha Stadium yesterday to extend its winning streak to five.

Right-hander Zach Blatteis picked up his first career complete-game win in the opener, allowing six hits. In the second game, Cruz Hatanaka earned the win, going 6á innings, giving up one run and six hits.

HPU is 13-15 and CSUDH is 9-27. The teams will close the seven-game series tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Aloha Stadium.