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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2006

UH swim team first in WAC

Advertiser Staff

The University of Hawai'i won both relay events to take the opening day lead yesterday in the Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at San Antonio, Texas.

The Rainbow Wahine captured the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay to amass 80 points. Nevada was second with 66 points, followed by Northern Arizona (62), San Jose State (60), Idaho (56) and New Mexico (56), and San Diego (48).

The UH team of Nicole Mackey, Katie Clewett, Elliko Heimbach and Bache' Atkins won the 200 medley in 1 minute, 43.03 seconds. Nevada was second in 1:44.57.

Atkins led off and Mackey anchored the winning 800 free team to a 7:24.03 finish. Claudia Barsi and Jessica Affleck also swam legs. Northern Arizona was second in 7:25.58.


Mats Wiktorsson broke the pool record in 1-meter springboard diving yesterday to lead the University of Hawai'i into third place after the opening day of the Conference-USA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at Houston's Wellness Center Natatorium.

Wiktorsson had a six-dive total of 336.35 points. SMU's Philip Griffin was second with 334.70.

East Carolina leads with 122 points, followed by SMU (97) and UH (88).

Hawai'i, an affiliate member of C-USA this season, placed second in both relays. Thomas Winkler, Nicola Xella, Greg Wilson, and David Abrams posted a time of 1:30.67 in the 200 medley, while Graeme Tozer, Dustin Fukuda, Jaime Sohn and Andrew Affleck finished the 800 free in 6:47.59. SMU won both in 1:27.64 and 6:38.27, respectively.



Long Beach State's Brett Lederer shot a 7-under-par 65 yesterday to take the first-round lead in the John Burns Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the 6,917-yard Leilehua Golf Course.

Texas A&M's Bronson Burgoon and Auburn's Jay Moseley share second at 66. Pierre-Henri Soero shot the day's best round for host Hawai'i with a 2-under 70.

Auburn leads the 19-school field with an aggregate score of 15-under 273. Arizona is second at 275, with Long Beach State and Colorado State tied for third at 277. UH is 16th with 2-over 290.



Melissa Oddie pitched a two-hitter over four innings as Simon Fraser defeated Chaminade, 9-0, in five innings yesterday at Central O'ahu Regional Park.