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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2006

Rainbow second in heptathlon

Advertiser Staff

University of Hawai'i freshman Annett Wichmann scored 3,208 points yesterday and was in second place in the heptathlon at the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cooke Field.

Wichmann, who set a school record for points in the first day, won the shot put (45 feet, 8 1/2 inches), placed second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.81 seconds), third in the high jump (5-5 1/4) and fourth in the 200 (26.59).

Utah State's Lacey Hulbert, who won three of the four events, leads with 3,323 points entering today's final three events. Hulbert won the 100 hurdles (14.38), high jump (5-8 3/4) and 200 (25.60), and placed third in the shot put (38-9 1/2).

Amber Metoyer of Louisiana Tech is third with 3,021 points. UH junior Mallory Gilbert is fifth in the nine-woman field with 2,689 points.

Fresno State's Robert Calzadilla leads the men's decathlon, scoring 3,415 points in the first five events. Logan Moore of Utah State is second with 3,407, and Idaho's Ryan Lang third with 3,349.



Second-ranked Brigham Young-Hawai'i swept fifth-ranked Barry, 6-0, yesterday in the opening round of the NCAA II national women's tennis tournament at Kansas City, Mo.

Jing Jing Liu, the Seasiders' No. 1 singles player, won her match and teamed with Ramona Husaru to capture the No. 1 doubles match.

Also yesterday, fourth-ranked Lynn College ousted 14th-ranked Hawai'i-Hilo, 5-1.

Meanwhile, sixth-ranked Barry held off 17th-ranked BYUH in men's play, 5-4.

The score was 4-4, with the No. 5 singles match still in progress. BYUH's Marvin So'onalole led Dirk Benninghaus, 4-2, in the third set when he experienced severe leg cramps. So'onalole continued after an injury timeout but continued cramping and finally lost, 6-7 (12), 6-2, 7-5.

At the tournament banquet on Monday, BYUH junior Dillon Porter received the prestigious Arthur Ashe Award for sportsmanship and leadership in the West Region. Also, Jakub Huza was named West Region Player to Watch, Husaru was honored as West Region Rookie of the Year, and Leon So'onalole and Tetyana Bula were named West Region Senior Players of the Year.