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

Martina to Contest SWAL Presidency

first_imgThe vice president of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, Martina Brooks has said that due to her relentless desire to take the association to the next level, she will contest the next leadership of SWAL as president“This is a well thought and calculated decision,” she said at a press conference last week in Monrovia.She noted, “Our impeccable record of dedicated service to the institution speaks for us.”She explained that she understands the internal workings of SWAL and am prepared and well equipped for the task.“This is our territory,” Martina said, and borrowing words from President Ellen Sirleaf, noted, “I will be a candidate and I will be a more formidable candidate.”She said her interest is for the betterment of SWAL, a journey began two years ago as vice president.“Looking back two years ago, I will say we made some strides but again, more needs to be done,” she said.On SWAL’s achievement, she said, “We established a charity program, Helping Today’s Kids Become Tomorrow Stars,’ and identified with several schools, orphanages, and slum communities with and sporting materials.”She added: “One of our major achievements as an institution was the role we played in the passage of The Sports Academy Bill.”Without going into details, she attacked what she claimed as “fallacious, misguided and half-baked reports” against her, and said they were slanderous and untruth.“I have never owed SWAL a penny,” she said.“I remain fervently committed to doing what I love to do best, to serve SWAL and no amount of distraction, lies and cheap talk will sway me away from achieving such goal,” she said.The SWAL elections are set on January 24 in Monrovia. Others in the presidential contests are Mr. Richard Manuba and Mr. Leroy M. Sonpon, lll.The debate is set on Wednesday, tomorrow at the PUL on Clay Street, Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

€51,400 funding secured for Raphoe Ulster-Scots Centre

first_imgGovernment Chief Whip Joe McHugh has sanctioned €51,400 funding to the Ulster-Scots Centre in Raphoe.The Donegal TD, Minister of State at the Department of Culture, authorised the payment to the east Donegal facility today.“This money will be used to expand the services offered by the centre in Raphoe including to tourists,” said Minister McHugh. “Around €42,000 of the money will go towards the purchase of interpretive signage at the centre which will help re-create the experience at the Ulster Scots Centre in Belfast.“A number of pipe bands and cultural groups currently use the centre with history project and writers groups also meeting there.“The facility, recently expanded, has the ability to attract more tourists year-round to Raphoe and increase awareness of the rich Ulster-Scots culture in Raphoe and the surrounding area in East Donegal.“A further €9,400 will be spent on external signage and some interior decoration to help the general appeal of the space. The long term plans include to offer the facility to the wider community in the year ahead for use for talks, lectures and other events.” Minister McHugh added: “I want to congratulate all those involved in the centre for their continuing vision and I am happy to help them in their promotion of the rich Ulster-Scots heritage of the county.”€51,400 funding secured for Raphoe Ulster-Scots Centre was last modified: December 6th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:joe mc hughRaphoeulster scots centrelast_img read more