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Hawaii athletics: 4 announced as 2019 Circle of Honor inductees

By Brian McInnis on June 3, 2019

The 2019 class of the UH Sports Circle of Honor is set. The names should be familiar: former Hawaii basketball Fab Fiver and head coach Bob Nash; former athletic director Hugh Yoshida; former national champion diver Emma Friesen; and longtime UH basketball booster Carolyn Berry Wilson. The four, making up the 37th class into the CoH, will be officially enshrined during homecoming weekend, including the Sept. 21 football game against Central Arkansas. Stephen Tsai’s full writeup on the four inductees […]

Swimming and diving has it all come together

By Brian McInnis on February 26, 2019

Last weekend went swimmingly for Hawaii, to say the least. The UH swimming and diving teams are coming off a program first — a sweep of the men’s and women’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team championships at La Miranda (swimming) and Mission Viejo (diving) in California. In swimming, the MPSF is comprised of schools who are otherwise in the Big West and West Coast Conferences. The Rainbow Wahine beat runner-up UC Davis 781.50 to 613.50 for their third straight MPSF title […]

UH comes up golden at MPSF championships

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 21, 2018

The last splash was the sweetest. The celebratory plunge into the pool at East Los Angeles College last Saturday again belonged to the University of Hawaii women’s swimming and diving team after the Rainbow Wahine collected medals and records to capture their second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship and third in the last four years. “It’s a very demanding sport and there’s a lot that goes into it just to improve by 1/100th of a second or just one […]

Aydin closes record run at NCAA meet

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 25, 2017

University of Hawaii sophomore Metin Aydin finished 18th in the 200-yard backstroke in school-record time at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships today at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. Aydin fell just short of qualifying for the finals in his second event this week, but his time of 1 minute, 41.02 seconds edged his previous UH-best of 1:41.03. The school record entering the season was 1:44.42 set by Thomas Winkler in 2006. Aydin set UH records in all […]

Two days, two UH records for Aydin

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 24, 2017

University of Hawaii sophomore Metin Aydin set a school record for a second straight day and placed 19th in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships on today at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. A day after setting the school record in the 200 individual medley, Aydin posted a time of 46.27 seconds in Friday’s preliminaries to lower the UH record he set on Feb. 27 at the Bulldog last Chance Invitational. He entered the […]

Warrior World extra: Erin McNulty

By Jason Kaneshiro on December 11, 2015

McNulty, the subject of this week’s Star-Advertiser Warrior World feature, made the Olympic trials cut in the 100-meter butterfly at the Hawaii Swimming Senior Championships in November and UH assistant coach Jennifer Buffin said a few more swimmers could make a run at the qualifying marks in their events. Freshman Tahna Lindquist swam the 100 backstroke in 1:05.27 and would need to get under 1:03.39 to qualify. Micah Ornellas, a freshman on the men’s team, swam the 100 butterfly in […]

UH divers soar at Georgia Tech Invitational

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 25, 2015

Rainbow Wahine senior Lauren Hall closed the fall season by adding to her list of diving accolades at the Georgia Tech Invitational last weekend . After setting a personal best in 1-meter diving in a dual meet with Air Force on Oct. 30, Hall returned home to Atlanta and qualified for the finals in all three events in one of the biggest meets the Rainbow Wahine will compete in this season with 58 divers entered. Hall placed third in the […]

Harrison 16th in 3-meter diving at NCAA championships

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 20, 2015

University of Hawaii junior Aimee Harrison finished 16th in 3-meter diving at the NCAA Swimming and Diving championships on Friday in Greensboro, N.C. Harrison, who placed 14th in the 1-meter on Thursday, advanced out of the 3-meter preliminaries in 13th place with a total score of 327.40. Her 316.20 placed her eighth in the B Final. Fellow UH junior Lauren Hall finished 25th in the preliminaries with a score of 310.65. Rainbow Wahine senior Jasmine Alkhaldi placed 42nd in the […]