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    Swimmers took off in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim.
    Starting from Kaimana Beach, Joseph Lilekis, left, in the first group takes off for Hilton Rainbow Towers.

Aussies take titles in Waikiki

Two Australians swam to victories in the 41st annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim yesterday.

Travis Nederpelt finished the 2.4-mile ocean race in 45 minutes, 40 seconds. He was more than a minute ahead of runner-up Chip Peterson (45:46) of North Carolina.

Alex Meyer of Massachusetts finished third.

"About 800 meters from the end, I got the lead," Nederpelt said. "All you can do is put yourself in the mix and see what happens."

In the women’s event, Luane Row of Australia crossed the finish line first in 51:18. Melissa Myers (52:38) took second.

The top Hawaii male and female finishers were John Flanagan, the 2000 and 2001 champion, in fifth place and Christina Boring in fourth.

Coming from 22 states and eight countries, including Japan, Canada, Italy and Great Britain, 965 swimmers competed.


Rainbow Wahine drop to No. 6

Hawaii’s first loss of the season resulted in a drop of two spots in yesterday’s AVCA Coaches Top 25.

The Rainbow Wahine (5-1) fell from No. 4 to No. 6 following their five-set loss to USC. The Women of Troy (6-0) moved from No. 10 to No. 8.

Penn State (6-0) remained No. 1, while Stanford (5-0) moved up a spot to No. 2. Illinois (5-0), which upset host Texas last week, jumped from fifth to third and Florida (5-0) moved from sixth to fourth.

Texas (5-1) dropped to fifth. Rounding out the top 10 are Nebraska (5-1) at No. 7, Washington (5-0) at No. 9 and California (4-0) at No. 10.


Chaminade blanks Cal State East Bay

Jon Fukumoto, Michael Marrs and Jordan Kitabayashi all scored to lead host Chaminade to a 3-0 victory over Cal State East Bay in men’s soccer yesterday.

Freshman goalkeeper Hayes Sperry made 10 saves in the shutout for the Silverswords (1-1).

Cal State East Bay dropped to 1-2.


Cal State East Bay’s women trip Chaminade

Shianna Falk and Ariana Nobrega scored two goals each to lead Cal State East Bay to an 8-0 women’s soccer shutout of host Chaminade yesterday.

The Pioneers (2-0-1) outshot the Silverswords (0-2) by a 25-3 margin


Sanchez lifts Northwest Nazarene past HPU

Salvador Sanchez scored in the 65th minute to give Northwest Nazarene a 1-0 victory over Hawaii Pacific yesterday at Kaneohe. Both teams are 1-1.


Wardian wins Kauai Marathon

Michael Wardian won the Kauai Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 52 seconds.

The top female finisher was Becki Lynn Lassley in 3:23:46.

Rich Hanna won the half marathon in 1:15:04 and Varinka Barbina took the female division in that event in 1:25:44.


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