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: 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

EPL: Leicester to Begin Title Defence at Hull

first_imgMourinho’s Man Utd takes on Bournemouth *Sunderland baptism for GuardiolaChampions Leicester City will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to newly-promoted Hull City and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United reign kicks off at Bournemouth.The release of the fixtures yesterday threw up some meaty first-day tussles with last season’s runners-up Arsenal hosting Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool.The 2016-17 season kicks off earlier than usual on August 13.Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester, who stunned the football world by claiming the Premier League title last season at pre-season odds of 5000-1, have a testing opening six weeks with Arsenal visiting them before away trips to Liverpool and Manchester United. Leicester is listed as 25-1 seventh favourites to retain the title.Pep Guardiola will make his league debut as Manchester City manager when his team, already marked out as favourites for the title, host Sunderland.Mourinho, who replaced Louis van Gaal as United manager last month, will be aiming to maintain his record of never having lost any of his seven opening-day fixtures in England.He will not have to wait long to renew his old rivalry with Guardiola either, with the first Manchester derby being held at Old Trafford on September 10.The drastic managerial shake-up in the Premier League means Chelsea also venture into a new era with Antonio Conte, currently in charge of Italy at Euro 2016, at the helm.His first assignment in English football will be a feisty London derby against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.West Ham’s first match at their new Olympic Stadium home is against Bournemouth on August 20.Mourinho will return to his old stomping ground when Chelsea host Manchester United on October 22, a week after the Portuguese’s former club host Leicester City.Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, who pushed Leicester for the title before finishing third, begin at Everton, who named Ronald Koeman as their manager on Tuesday.Arsenal will host Tottenham in the first north London derby on November 5 while the other eagerly anticipated derby clash, between Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton, takes place at Goodison Park on December 17.Burnley mark their return to England’s top-flight by welcoming Swansea City, while Middlesbrough, who were also promoted, host Stoke City.MATCH DAY 1(August 13)Bournemouth v Man UtdArsenal v LiverpoolBurnley v SwanseaChelsea v West HamC’Palace v West BromEverton v TottenhamHull City v LeicesterMan City v SunderlandMid’brough v StokeSouth’pton v WatfordShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_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