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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

Rainbows in second at WAC track meet

Advertiser Staff

Samantha Balentine finished fourth in the pentathlon yesterday, helping the University of Hawai'i women's team into second place after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

Balentine, who won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 7.25 inches, scored 3,468 points in the five disciplines. Natalija Waldhuber finished seventh with 3,248 points.

Idaho leads the team standings with 22 points. UH has seven.



Anna Whiddon pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts as Oklahoma State beat Hawai'i, 4-0, yesterday in the Cathedral City (Calif.) Classic.

Kaia Parnaby suffered the loss for the 'Bows (8-4), whose three errors resulted in three unearned runs. Parnaby allowed six hits while striking out 10 and walking none.

Mariah Gearhart had two hits and three RBIs for OSU (7-4).

The 'Bows will play UC Davis and Oregon today.



James Clarke won the 500-yard freestyle and Luca Mazzurana captured the 200 individual medley yesterday as the University of Hawai'i men's team moved into second place after the second day of the Conference USA Swimming & Diving Championships in Houston.

Clarke finished in 4 minutes, 21.62 seconds. Mazzurana won in 1:46.94. The 'Bows finished the day with a bronze in the 400 medley relay. The team of Lazar Bogdanovski, Perry Sharify, Mazzurana and Davis Kane finished in 3:16.49.

Southern Methodist leads the five-team field with 313 points. UH has 259.

Meanwhile, at the Western Athletic Conference Championships, the Rainbow Wahine dropped into seventh place after the second day of competition in San Antonio.

The UH team of Maura Barrett, Alyssa Manlow, Karli Rice and Annathea Accornero finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:34.82.

Boise State leads the nine-team field with 230 points. UH has 125.