NCAA Championships: Justyn Knight takes 2nd in 5K, Aidan Tooker 4th in steeplechase

first_img Published on June 8, 2018 at 11:09 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu As the rain fell on the third day of the outdoor NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Syracuse runners had a strong showing despite not taking home any championship hardware. Justyn Knight, in the final race of his SU career, placed second in the men’s 5000-meters with a time of 13:55.03. Philo Germano, also racing his last collegiate race, placed 14th.In the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Aidan Tooker broke a ten-year-old SU record by almost three seconds to take fourth place with a time of 8:35.41. Freshman Noah Affolder came across ninth.While Germano faded to the back early in the 5K, Knight hung around 10th place until there were four laps to go. By the last lap, Knight had made his way to fourth, challenging for second and third with a huge final push. While Stanford’s Sean McGorty crossed the line in first, Knight edged out Stanford’s Grant Fisher, the defending champion of the race, for third by .01 seconds.In the 3000-meter steeplechase, Tooker started out in the back with Affolder before shooting up to fifth by lap three. On the the final lap, Houston’s Brian Barraza, who had pulled away early with a large lead, tripped over the first hurdle. Tooker took advantage and finished strong to earn fourth while Minnesota’s Obsa Ali cruised to the national title with a time of 8:32.23.Tomorrow at 6:54 p.m. ET Paige Stoner will run Syracuse’s last race of this year’s NCAA Championships in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase final.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Light exhibit to open Friday night at Art in the Loft

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — If you missed Alpena’s last Art Walk or simply want to add some visual appeal to your weekend, you’ll have a chance at Art in the Loft.The art gallery will open its Light exhibit this Friday evening. Creators of the over 90 submissions on display have used light to give to their work a unique look. Executive Director, Justin Christensen–Cooper, says this year, the gallery wanted to explore an idea, rather than a color.The exhibit opens this Friday night. Guests will be welcomed with a reception and greetings from artists across the area, including juror and mural artist, Tony Hendrick.Admission is free. The exhibit will run from October 4 through November 7.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art, Art in the Loft, Juried Art Exhibit, lightContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School hosts college night for studentsNext Manufacturing Week at Alpena Community Collegelast_img read more