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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, March 22, 2010

Dzigas surfs to victory in Australia

Advertiser Staff

Crystal Dzigas of Honolulu won the Back Beach Women's Pro longboard surfing contest yesterday at Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Dzigas received a score of 8.0 (out of 10) for a barrel ride early in the heat, and stayed in the lead the rest of the way. She received $1,100 for her first international victory.

"I'm so happy right now; I've been to this event for five or six years and have only ever made a couple of heats," Dzigas said. "I was pretty intimidated by the competition, but luckily I saw that barrel and I just went for it and that's what earned me the win."



Sophomores TeRina Keenan and Madara Apine highlighted the University of Hawai'i's performance Saturday at the USC Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles.

Keenan easily won the discus event, beating Texas' Okwukwe Okolie by nearly 8 feet with a throw of 169 feet, 7 inches.

Apine shattered the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 41 feet, 5.75 inches. She placed second in the event by a tiebreaker, but easily surpassed Emily Sheppard's mark of 39-8.5 set last season.

Other noteworthy UH performances: Samantha Balentine and Sarah Saddleton each cleared 5-7 in the high jump to place third and fourth, respectively; Jessica Forrester fourth in the 3,000-meter run (10:22.84); Thalia Amanakis seventh in the 100-meter hurdles (14.28); and Cecelia Durocher first (11-3.75) and Mallory Ramsey second (11-3.75) in the pole vault "B" section.



Drew Oldfield hit a three-run homer to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the fourth as Dixie State beat Hawai'i-Hilo, 8-4, yesterday to complete a sweep of a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at St. George, Utah.

Joshua Wong had three hits for Hilo (5-13, 1-9).

In the first game, Justin Prodan pitched a three-hitter over 6 2/3 innings to lead the Red Storm (14-9, 8-6) to a 9-1 victory.



Ashley Valine pitched a five-hitter as Hawai'i Pacific beat Notre Dame de Namur, 7-1, yesterday to complete a sweep of a Pacific West Conference doubleheader at Belmont, Calif.

Nicole Morrow and Breanne Patton each had two hits and two RBIs for the Sea Warriors (21-1, 13-1).

In the first game, Kozy Toriano hit a three-run single and two-run single as HPU beat the Argos (6-18, 4-12), 9-3.



Stephany Lee won a silver medal at the Alexander Medved International on March 13.

The Moanalua High graduate, who won gold the previous week at the Klippan Lady Open, was second at 158.5 pounds in women's freestyle.

The U.S. won a total of nine medals, with two golds, two silvers and five bronzes.

"The women had terrific performances on both days of competition," said assistant national women's coach Izzy Izboinikov. "To have six medalists in the two days of competition was a great thing for the women's program."