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Hawaii athletics facilities: Long-awaited track rolled out

By Brian McInnis on October 2, 2019

For years in college track and field circles, the University of Hawaii was known for its signature rainbow-themed track. More recently, it was also known for the condition of said track. The rainbow had faded, literally and figuratively. The university recently completed a $2.05 million overhaul of its aging 17-year-old quarter-mile surface at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. It had been long overdue; most well-maintained tracks are replaced every eight to 10 years. The Rainbow Wahine had learned to […]

Hawaii athletics facilities: Gym I renovation complete, track in progress

By Brian McInnis on July 16, 2019

The other half of David Matlin’s “game-changer” upgrades to Hawaii’s basketball and volleyball practice facilities has been realized. That’s what the $9-10 million project was called by the UH athletic director last year. And reality appears to have lived up to vision. Gym I, the ground-level counterpart to the already completed Gym II, was recently unveiled for use by UH student-athletes. Like Gym II, which was completed in December, it is climate-controlled, with brand-new floors, paint, lighting and acoustics. Of […]

Hawaii track and field: 2 athletes ready for NCAA West regional

By Brian McInnis on May 23, 2019

UPDATE II: Kristen LaCosse ended her season in the NCAA West Preliminary second day of competition, as the Hawaii sophomore posted a time of 59.47 seconds in the 400 meters to take 20th overall out of 48 competitors in the region at Sacramento State. She finished seventh in her heat. LaCosse had posted a PR of 58.82 seconds the previous day to advance. —————— UPDATE: Kristen LaCosse is moving on in the NCAA West regional competition after posting a personal-best […]

UH wins four events at Rainbow Relays

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 25, 2017

Clearing the bar for the first time in the outdoor season was the first step for Rainbow Wahine freshman Lily Lowe. Once that was out of the way, Lowe continued her ascent to win the high jump at the Rainbow Relays on Saturday at UH’s Ching Complex. Lowe missed on all three attempts at 1.70 meters at the Hornet Invitational hosted by Sacramento State last weekend to bring her first meet of the outdoor season to an abrupt end. With […]

UH hosts upgraded Rainbow Relays

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 23, 2017

Most opportunities to post Big West qualifying marks require a trip to the mainland for the University of Hawaii track and field team. Not so this week. Touted as the largest meet hosted by UH since the 2011 Western Athletic Conference championships, the Rainbow Relays runs Friday and Saturday at the Ching Complex. The Rainbow Wahine will be joined by Sacramento State, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Dominguez Hills and Hawaii Pacific University in the two-day meet. “I don’t think […]

Five from UH at World University Games

By Jason Kaneshiro on July 8, 2015

Before joining the Rainbow Wahine golf team this fall, Eimi Koga is spending part of her summer representing the country at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. The Moanalua graduate is part of the three-member U.S. team and shot a 4-over-par 76 at Naju Gold Lake Country Club on Wednesday. She was tied for 21st after the first round. Koga, the 2011 high school state champion, transferred to UH after playing two seasons at Washington. She posted a […]