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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, February 25, 2006

Rainbow Wahine 2nd in WAC swim

Advertiser Staff

University of Hawai'i swimmers won five events yesterday, but the Rainbow Wahine fell to second place after the third day at the Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Champions at San Antonio.

Nevada, despite not winning a single event yesterday, moved into first place with 505 points. Hawai'i is second at 493.5, followed by Northern Arizona (409.5), San Jose State (357.5), Idaho (260.5), New Mexico State and San Diego at 218.

Hawai'i swimmers got first-place finishes from Mia Broden in the 100 butterfly (55.46 seconds), Bache Atkins in the 200 freestyle (1:49.42) and Nicole Mackey in the 100 backstroke with an NCAA qualifying time of 54.22 seconds.

The Rainbow Wahine swept the first three places in the 3-meter diving event. Megan Farrow won with 355.25 points, followed by Qiong-Jie Huang (349) and Rui Wong (330.75).

UH's 400 medley relay team of Mackey, Broden, Katie Clewett and Ellike Heimbech capped off the day with a winning time of 3:47.04.

Kaiser High alum Ashley Swart of San Diego won the 400 individual medley in 4:22.14, her second victory in the meet.

How other UH swimmers fared yesterday:

400 IM—Jessica Affleck (3rd) 4:27.48, Alayna Geiger (11th) 4:35.98. 100 butterfly—Ellike Heimbech (3rd) 55.87, Keli Sproat (11th) 58.66. 200 freestyle—Serena Waddel (10th) 1:54.95. 100 breaststroke—Katie Clewett (2nd) 1:05.30, A. Geiger (15th) 1:08.94. 100 backstroke—Jaclyn Rosen (9th) 57.68, Keli Sproat (20th) 1:03.71. 3-meter diving—Emily Hanson (6th) 284.55.


Greg Wilson won the 100 butterfly, Graeme Tozer captured the 200 freestyle and Thomas Winkler won the 100 backstroke yesterday as the University of Hawai'i men remained in third place after three days of the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championship at the University of Houston's Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium in Houston.

Wilson, a freshman, won the 100-yard butterfly in 48.26 seconds, edging SMU's Luka Vrtovec. His time is the third best on UH's all-time list in the event.

Tozer, a sophomore, won the 200 free in 1:37.94, his fastest time of the season and seventh fastest all-time at UH.

Winkler, a senior, captured the 100 back in 47.71 seconds.

SMU continues to lead the championship with 684 points followed by East Carolina (561) and Hawai'i (364). The meet ends today.

How other UH swimmers fared yesterday:

400 IM—Andrew Affleck (3rd) 3:55.37. 100 breast—Nicola Xella (3rd) 55.19, David Abrams (7th) 57.70, Matt Chun (9th) 1:00.12. 200 free relay—Thomas Winkler, Graeme Tozer, Greg Wilson, David Abrams (2nd) 1:21.22. 3-meter springboard—Mats

Wiktorsson (2nd) 379.45 points.



SMU's Brandon DeStefano won the individual title in a playoff and the Mustangs won the team championship by the slimmest of margins yesterday at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate Tournament at the Leilehua Golf Course.

DeStefano shot a final-round 6-under 66 to tie Auburn's Jay Moseley, the second-round leader who shot a 70, at 14-under 202. DeStefano then won on the second playoff hole.

Pierre-Henri Soero was the highest University of Hawai'i finisher, firing a 69—205 to tie for seventh place.

SMU shot a four-man team aggregate 273 yesterday for a 54-hole total of 823. Brigham Young, which was tied with Auburn after two rounds, shot 277—824.

The host Warriors shot 291—863 for 17th place.



Hawai'i Pacific University and Pacific University split a non-league doubleheader yesterday at Hans L'Orange Park in Waipahu.

The Sea Warriors (7-8) won the first game, 2-1, and the Boxers captured the nightcap, 8-2.

The Sea Warriors struggled at the plate in the doubleheader, collecting just nine hits. Mario Ramirez went the distance in the opener for his second win of the year, while Kevin Matsumoto took the tough loss in game two.

Brandon Sato drove in the winning run for the Sea Warriors in the opener. Sato, who had two hits in the game, singled in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in Jordan Mikami.

Ramirez (2-0) held the Boxers to five hits, giving up just the one earned run. He struck out six and walked one.

Chris Loo, an Iolani graduate, took the loss for Pacific, allowing three hits and two runs (one earned) in six innings.

In the second game, HPU had as many errors as hits — five — committing four in the fourth inning, leading to three runs for Pacific.

The Boxers stretched their 4-2 lead in the sixth, scoring four runs for the final score. Jerimy Kelley hit a solo home run in the inning and Robert Lloyd hit a three-run blast.

The teams meet again today in a doubleheader at Hans L'Orange Park. First pitch is set for 4:00 p.m.



Sarah Weisskopf spaced four hits, including a solo homer, and Haunani Hassenritter hit a homer as Hawai'i-Hilo defeated Simon Fraser, 4-1, to earn a split of a doubleheader yesterday at the UHH Softball Stadium in Hilo.

In the first game, Jennifer Schreyer scattered five hits and Erin Gee and Meaghan Cumpston drove in runs to lead the Clan to a 2-1 victory.

UHH is 6-7, while Simon Fraser is 4-1.



Senior Novelle Murray won the weight toss yesterday at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships at Nampa, Idaho, the first-ever gold medal for the University of Hawai'i at an indoor meet.

Murray won the event with a toss of 60 feet, 1 3/4 inches.

Junior Patricia Gauthier took the bronze in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet, 4 inches.

The two medals helped the Rainbow Wahine move into first place with a score of 28 points. Cal State Northridge is second with 26.5 points, followed by Utah State with 26.

On Thursday, sophomore Annett Wichman won the bronze in the pentathlon with a UH record 3,741 points.

How other UH athletes fared yesterday:

Weight toss—Megan Weaver 54-4, Nicole Awaa 43-2. Pole vault—Jessica Trujillo 12-0, Samantha Weaver 11-0. 60 meter hurdles—Candace Rosenthal 9.07.