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• Kapa’a girls clinch KIF title
• UH coach hospitalized
• Al-Sultan wins Hawai’i Ironman race
• UH beats Boise St. 30-27, 30-21, 30-20
Kapa’a girls clinch KIF title
By Duane Shimogawa Jr. – The Garden Island
What an impressive season for the Kapa’a girls volleyball squad, who took the KIF title with a three set win (25-22, 25-18, 2826) over Waimea last night at the Bernice Hundley Gymnasium.
Kapa’a is still undefeated on the season with a few games to go in the season.
The Warriors, who are pre-dominately made up of under-classmen, have a bright future ahead of them.
Meanwhile, the Kapa’a boys clinched at least a tie for the KIF title. They only need a win on Wednesday to clinch the KIF title outright.
Last night, the Warrior boys dismantled Waimea for the victory and kept their record unblemished as well.
UH coach hospitalized
HONOLULU — Hawai’i defensive line coach Vance Singletary was taken to a local hospital after complaining of dizziness during Saturday night’s game against New Mexico State.
Singletary, 39, is in his seventh year at Hawai’i and the nephew of former Chicago Bears linebacker Mike Singletary.
Al-Sultan wins Hawai’i Ironman race
KAILUA-KONA, Hawai’i — Faris Al-Sultan regained his lead early in the run and won the Ironman Triathlon World Championship here Saturday.
His time was an unofficial 8 hours, 14 minutes and 16 seconds, the fourth fastest finish for the Hawaii race.
“This is incredible; I don’t believe it.” he said. Prior to the race, the 27-year-old from Munich, Germany, said he just wanted to finish in the top five again. He was third last year.
Al-Sultan, who won the Arizona Ironman race earlier this year, had led through most of the 112-mile bicycle ride, which took the athletes through barren lava fields and rolling ranchlands. Torbjorn Sindballe of Denmark took the lead at about the 100-mile mark but Al-Sultan regained the lead between the second and third miles of the 26.2-mile run.
Sindballe, 28, faded and finished in 9:08:38 in 49th place.
Cameron Brown of New Zealand was second in 8:19:33, and three-time winner Peter Reid of Canada was third in 8:20:04.
Natascha Badmann of Switzerland came from behind to win her sixth women’s title. Her time was 9:09:30.
UH beats Boise St. 30-27, 30-21, 30-20
BOISE, Idaho — The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team didn’t give up a game during its two-match road trip.
The Rainbow Wahine, ranked 11th in the CSTV/AVCA Women’s Volleyball Poll, swept unranked Boise State 30-27, 30-21, 30-20 Saturday.
Victoria Prince hit .476 with 13 kills and eight blocks as Hawaii improved to 13-6 overall and 7-0 against Western Athletic Conference opponents. Sarah Mason added 11 kills, while Juliana Sanders hit .389 with nine kills. Cameron Flunder led all players with 16 kills as the Broncos dropped to 4-10 and 0-7. Hawaii opened its road trip Thursday, defeating unranked Idaho 30-24, 30-22, 30-18.
The Rainbow Wahine now return home for matches against Utah State on Thursday and San Jose State next Saturday.
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