By Jason Kaneshiro
Notes from Wednesday’s practice:
>> UH-Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw visited practice and gave the team a pep talk.
>> Defensive tackle Chris Leatigaga was back in pads and taking a few reps in his return to practice. The senior had been out since injuring his knee during a practice at Aloha Stadium in August.
>> Sila Lefiti, normally the backup center, has been filling in for Raphael Ieru at right guard. Ieru, who is working through an ankle injury, is expected to be back in practice tomorrow.
>> Kealoha Pilares continues to practice at wide receiver.
>> Catch(es) of the day: Miah Ostrowski made a tough over-the-shoulder catch of deep pass from Shane Austin. Greg Salas later outjumped a defender to come down with a throw down the left sideline. Lewis Walker sparked the defense by breaking on a pass over the middle and coming up with the interception.