BYUH takes cross country titles
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men claimed six of the top 10 individual spots and the Seasiders women had five of the first seven finishers to easily win yesterday’s Hawaiian Airlines Pacific West Conference cross country championships at the Turtle Bay Resort.
Hawaii Pacific’s Frida Aspnaes won the women’s 6-kilometer title, finishing in 22 minutes, 18.1 seconds. BYUH’s Lacey Johnson Krout was second (23:00.3), leading the Seasiders to their third consecutive conference crown.
BYUH finished with 24 points, with HPU second with 56. Hawaii-Hilo was sixth (161) and Chaminade seventh (185).
Academy of Art’s Amos Maru repeated as the men’s champion, finishing the 8-kilometer race in 24:33.1, while his teammate Daveson Marindich (24:37.8) was second for the second year in a row. Thomas Puzey was fourth overall (25:54.4), the first of six Seasiders in the top 10.
BYUH finished with 25 points with Academy of Art second at 65 and HPU third with 75. UH-Hilo was fifth (154) and Chaminade sixth (163).
Sea Warriors blank Vulcans
George Fochive scored twice and Isaiah Guth knocked in a penalty kick to lead Hawaii Pacific to a 3-0 win over Hawaii-Hilo yesterday in the PacWest men’s soccer finale for both teams at HPU’s Atherton Field.
Fochive’s goals came in the 47th and 62nd minutes, while Guth’s PK was in the 83rd for the Sea Warriors (12-6, 11-3). Dane Kaylor made five saves for the Vulcans (6-9-2, 5-7-2).
In the later women’s match, Hawaii Pacific scored four times in the first 20 minutes en route to downing Hawaii-Hilo 4-1 to conclude the season.
Amber Fuller assisted on Yasmina Taketa’s goal in the second minute and capped the Sea Warriors’ scoring in the 20th minute with an unassisted goal. Fuller’s sister Meghan scored in the fourth minute and Sanoe Souza took a cross from Shelby Moriguchi in the 11th minute for HPU (9-8, 9-5)
Lindsay Poulsen scored on a pass from Jessica Snell in the 49th minute for the Vulcans (6-11-1, 5-9).
UH’s Bocksnick wins 3-meter diving
Hannah Bocksnick won yesterday’s 3-meter event and Daniella Nero finished second in the 1- and 3-meter events as Hawaii’s two-day dual diving meet with Arizona State concluded yesterday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
The Sun Devils swept the top three places in the mixed pairs event yesterday morning. Nero and Thomas Rugg placed fourth.
In Friday’s 1-meter competition, Stephanie De Lima added a third-place finish for the Rainbow Wahine and Douglas Cohen led the Warriors with a fourth-place finish.