Hawaii finishes third in Big West track and field

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May 14—Four individual titles over two days powered the University of Hawaii track and field team to a third-place finish in the women's standings at the Big West championships, which concluded Saturday in Fullerton, Calif.

Four individual titles over two days powered the University of Hawaii track and field team to a third-place finish in the women's standings at the Big West championships, which concluded Saturday in Fullerton, Calif.

UH sprinter Alyssa Mae Antolin, competing in four events, successfully defended her 200-meter dash title in a time of 23.44 seconds. She also finished fifth in the 100 meters and ran the anchor leg to help UH's 4 ×400 relay team place third. She also ran for UH's sixth-place 4 ×100 relay team.

The Wahine posted a 1-2 finish in the triple jump, with freshman Tara Wyllie claiming the title with a distance of 41 feet, 1 /4 inches. Sophomore Caitlin Simmons followed with a jump of 40-11 3 /4.

Sophomore Lilian Turban won the high jump title Friday and placed third in the javelin Saturday with a personal best of 148-3. Sophomore Jessica Mackenzie came in fourth at 140-2.

UH junior Montserrat Montanes I Arbo opened the weekend by winning the hammer throw Friday. Her throw of 190-6 was nearly 12 feet farther than the second-place finisher and was the second-longest in program history.

Long Beach State won the women's team championship with 149 points. Cal State Fullerton edged LBSU by two points (184.5-182.5 ) for the men's title.------Star-Advertiser staff