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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2010

Kaufman sets mark at Ching Field

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i senior Amber Kaufman high-jumped 6 feet, 1.25 inches Saturday at the Rainbow Relays to break a 27-year-old record at the Clarence T.C. Ching Field.

Kaufman's winning jump bettered the previous record of Canada's Debbie Brill, who leaped 6-1 in 1983 at the UH lower campus field.

Kaufman normally doesn't compete in UH's all-comer Sunset Series, of which the Rainbow Relays is a part, but did so because the event included a dual meet with Sacramento State. The Hornets beat the 'Bows, 126-76.

Kaufman currently holds the top high jump mark in the country, having leaped 6-3.25 at the Stanford Invitational last weekend.

Other UH performances of note: TeRina Keenan won the discus with 162-9 and had a personal best in the shot put with 44-9.75; Lauren Cutler had a personal best in the javelin with 142-2; and Samantha Balentine ran a personal-best 26.93 seconds in the 200.



Stephanie Ricketts pitched a two-hitter and Hawai'i slammed five home runs to rout New Mexico State, 13-1, yesterday in a Western Athletic Conference softball game at Las Cruces, N.M.

Ricketts (13-6) struck out two and walked none, yielding a sacrifice fly to Kamehameha alum Hoku Nohara in the fourth inning of a game shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule.

Melissa Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Kelly Majam belted a two-run blast and Jessica Iwata, Jenna Rodriguez and Amanda Tauali'i added solo shots for the Rainbow Wahine (28-11, 6-0).

Iwata batted 3 for 4 and Katie Grimes contributed a two-run double.

The Aggies are 17-16, 0-6.



The Hawai'i coed sailing team finished second at the St. Francis Invitational yesterday in waters off San Francisco.

Tahnee Allman and Will Petersen won B division with 37 points, while Darla Baldwin and Zachary Hester placed fifth in A Division with 67 points, giving the Rainbows a score of 104.

Cal Maritime led the 28-team fleet with a low-best score of 90.

The UH women's team placed ninth overall and second among women with 203 points.

Hanne Nagatani and Hannah Tuson-Turner finished third in A division with 53 points. Jaclyn McLoughlin and Lindsay Stewart also sailed for UH.



The Hawai'i women's tennis team beat Idaho, 4-2, yesterday in a Western Athletic Conference match at San Jose, Calif.

UH (7-12, 2-2) got straight-set victories from Barbara Pinterova and Sophie Kobuch on the No. 2 and 3 courts, respectively, and three-set wins from Natasha Zorec and Alyssa Nafarrete on Nos. 5 and 6.

Doubles matches were not played due to inclement weather.

Elsewhere, the UH men's team led Idaho 3-0 on singles victories by Dennis Lajola, Andreas Weber and Leo Rosenberg when numerous rain delays in Mānoa forced a stoppage of play for the third straight day at the UH Tennis Complex.

The 'Bows (8-6, 2-0) will conclude their regular season schedule on the road.