Sports Capsule for Friday — October 03, 2003

• KIF cross country starts Saturday

• Irons drops in opening heat at Quiksilver Pro

• Island School splits rained-out KIF Riflery meet

• Kaua‘i teams finish Na Wahine o Ke Kai

KIF cross country starts Saturday

The KIF cross country gets underway Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Kaua‘i Community College course as Kaua‘i High School hosts the season inaugural starting at 9 a.m.

Girls will run a 2-mile course while the boys tackle a 3-mile course.

A full season schedule can be found in TGI “Sports by Numbers” on page B2.

According to the KIF schedule, this is the only cross country race that will be held in the morning.

Irons drops in opening heat at Quiksilver Pro

Reigning world champion Andy Irons of Hawai‘i was bested by Frederick Robin of France as the wildcard entrants continued their campaigns at the Quiksilver Pro France today as the first round heats were completed as the threat of a major storm stopped the event.

Robin displayed the calm confidence of a seasoned campaigner despite being in one of his first WCT heats.

Irons and Paterson now have to contest the “losers” second round.

Another French wildcard, Patrick Even used a backhand attack to get past Kalani Robb of Hawai‘i as well as world number two Joel Parkinson.

Robb posted the best single score in the meet so far with a 9.43, but needed another ride worth 7.73 to catch Beven’s lead.

Island School splits rained-out KIF Riflery meet

The Kaua‘i High School boys took an easy victory over the Island School Navigators 1104-882 at a make-up KIF Air Rifle match that was rained out last Thursday.

Bryce Hamamoto led the Raiders’ charge with a 233 out of a possible 300 points with Brandon Nakamoto and Dustin Russell posting 223 and 220 points respectively in the win.

Charles Chapin led the Navigator marksmen with 201 points with Mario Rosa posting a 188.

The Island School Navigators edged out the Red Raider wahine team by 24 points with first year shooter Kelsey Ritchie posting 211 points out of a possible 300 points. Senior, veteran shooter, and state contendor Jenie Guerber helped the winning effort with a 206-point showing.

Top Raider sharpshooters was Terra Bell with 221 points trailed by Kai Sheldon with 218 points.

Full results of this match can be found on “Sports by Numbers” on page B2.

Kaua‘i teams finish Na Wahine o Ke Kai

Wailua Kayak & Canoe was the first Kaua‘i team to finish the recent Na Wahine o Ke Kai event from Molokai to O‘ahu, finishing fourth overall at a time of 5:44:39.

Kaiola, competing in the Open Division followed at 19th overall on a time of 6:06:59.

A list of all Kaua‘i finishes are on page B2.


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