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

Linden driver killed after swerving from child on highway

first_img— 2 others injuredA Linden man was killed Monday following a motor vehicular accident at Bamia, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara, when he swerved from hitting a child but his vehicle ended up toppling several times.Dead: Rawle AdamsThe damaged car following the accidentDead is Rawle Adams, 45, also known as “Banks”, a security guard at Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) and of Lot 33 Constabulary Compound, Mackenzie.This newspaper was told that Adams’ step-son Hoshaiah, 15, and his son Nehemiah, 5, also were injured in the accident. They are being treated at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).Reports are that at about 14:15h on Monday, Adams was driving in a southerly direction with his two sons when he lost control of the car PSS 9432 when he swerved from hitting a child, causing the car to topple several times before coming to a halt.According to a female relative of the deceased, Adams was driving a friend’s car at the time. Another close relative indicated that Adams along with the two children had travelled to Silverhill along the Linden Highway earlier in the day to attend to his stepson’s “school project”. It was while returning home that tragedy struck.“He still had the folder in his hand,” the relative related, referring to the older teen. The relative said she was informed that Adams, who had decided to take his five-year-old for a “drive” swerved along the roadway to avoid hitting a child.Adams wife Melanie Adams relatives said, was in the city at the time of the accident and was too distraught to travel back to Linden.Adams was an active cricketer and footballer in Linden.last_img read more

Maserati Levante unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

first_imgMaserati reveals the exterior form of the Levante, the first SUV in the brand’s more than one hundred year history: the new model completes the existing range of saloon and sports cars, extending the offering together with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio models.The design of the Levante features clear associations with the Maserati brand and its distinctive Italian character: the aggressive front introduces new, tapered headlights separated into two elements, with the upper headlight unit connected to the radiator grille. Maserati’s design signature is clearly visible on the sides: the three iconic air vents on the front wings, the trapezoidal C-pillar with the “Saetta” logo and the large, frameless door windows. The rear is dominated by the very tapered back window and streamlined shape, both typical of a high-performance sports car.At a technical level, the Levante’s chassis is designed to combine the outstanding on-road performance typical of every Maserati with unrivalled handling even on very low-grip surfaces and an excellent off-road performance and ride.The new SUV boasts a high level of content as standard, with all versions featuring: sophisticated electronic suspension with controlled damping and air springs, which can be set on several levels, “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission specially calibrated for the brand’s new SUV.When it comes to power units, the Levante is equipped with both petrol and diesel engines that are all Euro6-compliant.The Maserati Levante is built at the Mirafiori plant in Turin; the first cars have already come off the assembly line with the launch planned for this spring in Europe, to be followed by the rest of the world later this year.advertisementlast_img read more