Ninety-Four Southland Athletes Set to Compete at NCAA Outdoor Preliminaries

Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_imgWomen:Ashley Davis (Shot Put)Alexia Stein (Discus Throw)Vigdís Jónsdóttir (Hammer Throw)Charlotte Wissing (Javelin Throw) Women:Kenaysia Dixon (200m)Kodii Church (400m)Camry Grigsby (800m)Selena Wright (100m Hurdles)4x400m RelayMakenzie Smajstrla (High Jump)Maragaret Lasalle (Pole Vault)Tristyn Allen (Long Jump, Triple Jump)Kristine Hanks (Shot Put)Tasha Crosse (Discus Throw)Yarixza Rivera (Hammer Throw) Women:Dominique Jackson (400m Hurdles)Kaylee Bizzell (Pole Vault)Dakota Mayr (Pole Vault) Women:Thai Williams (100m)Deja Phillips (Long Jump) Women:Kira Benkmann (Hammer Throw)Morgan Woods (Javelin Throw) Women:Michaela Hackett (10,000m)Alexandria Hackett (10,000m)Kayla Melgar (Discus Throw, Hammer Throw)Lonnie Smith (Discus Throw, Hammer Throw) The complete list of participants, seeding, schedules, results and more can be found here. Sam Houston StateMen:Chris Jefferson (100m, 200m)Eric Pouncy (400m)Fabian McCall (110m Hurdles)4x100m RelayTyler Adams (High Jump, Long Jump)Garrett Larson (Pole Vault)Clayton Fritsch (Pole Vault)Ashton Summers (Pole Vault)Zachary Johnson (Long Jump, Triple Jump)Joshua Hernandez (Hammer Throw)Aaron Akens (Hammer Throw) NCAA West Preliminary – Sacramento, Calif. Sam Houston State tops the league in the West Preliminary and overall with 10 men and 10 women competing individually in addition to the men’s 4x100m relay and women’s 4x400m relay. Abilene Christian will send nine men plus the 4×4 relay along with four women. Stephen F. Austin qualified six men and three women while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will send one male competitor and five women. Houston Baptist, UIW and Lamar each qualified a lone male athlete and will send a pair of individual women each. Women:Kierstin Santana (800m)Natayla Nance (Triple Jump) McNeeseMen:Tyler Smith (100m)Olandis Johnson (800m)Nathan Jones (5,000m)Enrique Soto (10,000m)John Lemke (Triple Jump)Lentz Similien (Triple Jump)Hiram Morales (Shot Put)Donavon Banks (Javelin Throw) NCAA East Preliminary – Tampa, Fla. Northwestern State leads the way in the East Preliminary, sending eight men plus the 4x100m relay to Tampa along with five women including both the 4×1 and 4×4 relays. McNeese qualified eight men and two women while Southeastern Louisiana qualified five men and four women. Northwestern StateMen:Micah Larkins (100m, 200m)Amir James (100m, 200m)4x100m RelayJacorious Jeter (Long Jump)Ceaser Stephens (Triple Jump)Quindarrius Thompson (Triple Jump)Cedric Paul (Shot Put)Kyrin Tucker (Shot Put, Discus Throw)Collin Milton (Javelin Throw) Live streams of the preliminary competitions will be available at FloTrack.com.  center_img Abilene ChristianMen:Avery Williams (400m)Blaze Brownlow (400m)Jared Williams (400m)Ryan Cleary (3,000m Steeplechase)4x400m RelayJaden Dement (Pole Vault)Kai Schmidt (Shot Put, Discus Throw)Morgan Knight (Shot Put, Discus Throw)Joshua Hunter (Discus Throw)Ryan Simmons (Discus Throw) UIWMen:Clinton Cole (100m) Houston BaptistMen:Daniel Shelton (800m) Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiMen:Zhafear Ray (High Jump) Women:Jerica Love (100m Hurdles)4x400m RelaySarea Alexander (Long Jump, Triple Jump) Stephen F. AustinMen:Aaron Piper (100m)Drake Murphy (800m)Kerry Gleason (110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles)Chad Horstmann (Pole Vault)Denzel Green (Long Jump)Cord Neal (Javelin Throw) Central ArkansasMen:Zachary Jewell (200m)Daniel Lawson (400m)Alex Hanson (800m)Eric Moore (High Jump) Women:De’Shalyn Jones (100m, 200m)Natashia Jackson (400m)Daeshon Gordon (100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles)Braneshia Payton (100m Hurdles)4x100m Relay4x400m RelayJasmyn Steels (Long Jump) NCAA Championships HomepageFRISCO, Texas – A total of 94 individual student-athletes will represent the Southland Conference in individual events at the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships preliminary competitions. The preliminary competitions are scheduled for May 24-26. The University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., will host the East Preliminary and California State University, Sacramento will host the West Preliminary. LamarMen:Brian O’Bonna (Triple Jump)Tylen Guidry (Triple Jump) The qualifiers out of these two regions will compete in the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 6-9 in Eugene, Ore. Southeastern LouisianaMen:Cliff Resais (100m, 200m)Devin King (Pole Vault)Rodney Ruffin (Long Jump)Stevon Crooks (Shot Put)Adrian Williams (Javelin Throw Women:Allyson Girard (5,000m)Rabea Schoneborn (10,000m)Sashane Hanson (High Jump)Hannah McWilliams (Pole Vault)Diamond Thomas (Discus Throw)last_img read more


NSU’s Davis, UCA’s Stone Tabbed Southland Baseball Players of the Week

Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_imgHonorable Mention: Eric Orze, New Orleans; Hayden Thomas, A&M-Corpus Christi; Will Warren, Southeastern Louisiana. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Davis hit safely in all four of the Demons’ contests last week, including three multi-hit games in a series win over Abilene Christian. He finished 8-for-16 (.500) with five RBI at the plate as NSU dropped an extra-inning tilt against Southern and took two out of three from the Wildcats. The Demons (11-4, 2-1 SLC) play all four games this week on the road with a Tuesday night matchup with Grambling at 6 p.m. followed by a three-game weekend slate against New Orleans. Stone (3-1) tossed the program’s third no-hitter to open the weekend series with Southeastern Louisiana with a 2-0 win. The junior struck out a career-high 13 batters, opposite just one walk. The Bears sealed the series victory with a 2-1 triumph on Saturday but missed out on sweeping the Lions on Sunday. UCA (7-8, 2-1 SLC) travels to Thibodaux, La., for a three-game series with Nicholls, beginning with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday evening. Honorable Mention: Brandon Bena, Houston Baptist; Itchy Burts, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Jake Dickerson, McNeese; Salo Iza, New Orleans. center_img FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State first baseman Peyton Davis is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Central Arkansas ace Gavin Stone earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Pitcher of the Week – Gavin Stone, Central Arkansas – Junior – Starting Pitcher – Lake City, Ark.Stone went the distance on just 112 pitches, including 85 strikes, and recorded just the third no-hitter in program history in a series-opening win over SLU. He retired the side in order through each of the first five innings and struck out the side in the third inning. After surrendering a leadoff walk in the fifth, Stone retired the final 14 batters of the game, fanning eight Lions’ batters down the stretch. He struck out eight of SLU’s nine starters at least once. Hitter of the Week – Peyton Davis, Northwestern State – Junior – First Baseman – Bossier City, La.After tallying an RBI in the loss to Southern, Davis hit 7-for-12 (.583) across three games against ACU, including a pair of multi-RBI games. He homered Friday night to help NSU build an early three-run lead and sparked a pair of three-run innings Sunday with RBI hits. Davis finished with an OPS of 1.289 on the week.last_img read more


Man Utd could use Mourinho favourite Matic as bait to land Eriksen in January

Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_imgMORE MAN UTD STORIESLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansThe Serbian midfielder, like Eriksen, is out of contract next July.Fans made jokes the day Mourinho was hired by Spurs, suggesting bringing Matic, 31, in would be his No1 priority.But now that impending move is looking increasingly possible.Jose Mourinho reveals he gave up the chance to go to Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight to lead Spurs out against Burnley MANCHESTER UNITED could use Jose Mourinho favourite Nemanja Matic as bait to land Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window, according to reports.Tottenham star Eriksen, 27, has been trying to manufacture a move away from North London since the summer.2 Matic and Mourinho could be reunited once more at TottenhamCredit: Getty2 Christian Eriksen has made no secret about his desire to leave TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationMeanwhile, Matic’s playing time has dried up under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – featuring just three times in the Premier League this season.Now there is a chance United could offer Spurs cash plus Matic in a bid to secure Eriksen – who would be a great fit at Old Trafford – say The Athletic.The Danish playmaker is out of contract at Tottenham in the summer – with reports claiming he has already told new boss Mourinho he WILL be leaving.Eriksen came off the bench in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday night, but was unable to change the course of the game.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHe played one horrific ball straight out of play with no team-mate in sight, but mixed atrocious with astounding as he later played a delightful ball into the box to set up a clear-cut chance for Spurs to equalise.Eriksen clearly still has the ability, with Man Utd crying out for a creative player in his mould.On the other hand, Tottenham could do with a Matic-esque player – with Moussa Sissoko looking reckless in a more defensive role.The French star gave away the crucial penalty early in the second-half at Old Trafford on Wednesday, with Marcus Rashford converting.Eric Dier still clearly hasn’t completely won over Mourinho, so Matic – who played for the Portuguese chief at both Chelsea and Man Utd – could be just the man.last_img read more


Broncos confident against Storm

Posted On May 26 2020 by

first_imgThat match ended 48-6 in Melbourne’s favour, with the Storm delivering the Broncos their worst ever loss at Suncorp Stadium.‌That Brisbane side was missing Jordan Kahu, Jack Reed, Greg Eden and Tom Opacic before a ball was even kicked, while winger Corey Oates left the field in the 18th minute due to concussion. Oates’s injury forced coach Wayne Bennett to move the 174cm Kodi Nikorima to the Broncos’ wing, but there was one large problem, his direct opponent was 18cm taller than him. Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu took full advantage of this with the help of halfback Cooper Cronk as the two took the match away from Brisbane. Cronk put a number of pinpoint cross-field kicks above Nikorima’s head, with Vunivalu soaring above Nikorima time and time again to score three tries, while Cronk himself notched up five try assists. It was the definition of using a side’s weakness to one’s advantage and something that could not have been achieved without the accuracy of Cronk’s kicking game. But all things going to plan, the Storm should not be afforded the same benefit on Friday night, with Oates intent on staying on the paddock for the full 80 minutes this time around. It is not just Oates’s health that has Blair confident of a Broncos victory, with the 31-year-old saying his side are in a better headspace and physical condition than this time last year.”We lost a lot of players that night. Kodi ended up out on the wing so it was a tough one,” Blair said.”We are in a really good place at the moment player wise. Mentally we are very good and majority of us are doing well physically. “We’ll go into this game with a good preparation. Energy and a great attitude is key to it so hopefully those things can help us come away with the win.” Recently named captain of his home country New Zealand, Blair is using his time as captain of the Broncos to hone his leadership skills heading into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. He received the opportunity to take charge of Brisbane due to a thumb injury to regular captain and fullback Boyd who is not due back until Round 20 at the very earliest. With Boyd’s return still weeks away, Blair is enjoying the opportunity and focused on guiding his side to their first win over the Storm at Suncorp Stadium since 2009. “I still feel like I’m filling in. I guess it is a role I have to start getting used to anyway,” he said. “I enjoy being a leader, whether that is on the field with my actions or with my talk. “I’m a passionate player but at times you have to be calm and collected as a captain. “Those are the things I want to be better at so this period while Darius is away is a good opportunity for me to practice those things.”  Photo by: Scott Davis/ NRL Photos. Suliasi Vunivalu soars above the Broncos to score a hat-trick at Suncorp Stadium.last_img read more


Warriors taking extreme measures to make top eight

Posted On May 26 2020 by

first_imgThe message is simple – work hard.Players have started on an even keel competing to impress at the upcoming trials ahead of game one of the season against South Sydney Rabbitohs in March.”There was a gap we needed to close in certain areas, hence why we made a decision on the back end of the year to bring someone to the club like Alex (Corvo).” says Kearney.”It’s pretty demanding but that’s because that’s what the game asks for and the boys have really responded.”Part of that demand before pre-season was training mixed martial arts at a New Lynn gym under jiu-jitsu black belt Steve Oliver. The idea was to work combatively on defence – not unfamiliar to Rugby league.In 2013 the official tackle coach to the Bulldogs NRL team and the New South Wales Blues was Brazilian jiu-jitsu professor Marcos Neve, the Rabbitohs have called on jiu-jitsu specialist Marco Villela, and last year the Melbourne Storm were known for their jiu-jitsu and MMA sessions.”During the off season before pre-season I’d send a few of them along to learn some new skills, it was about the defence aspect.” says Kearney.”They’re on wrestling mats which is a little bit softer than the ground and there will be times particularly in the long turn-a-arounds we’ll use the facility.”It’s quite clear that the adoption of Melbourne Storm’s winning culture is being filtered into the Warriors – both in the squad and coaching ranks, something new recruit Tohu Harris is already accustomed to.”All this training is pretty familiar, my first couple of years were under Alex Corvo and without sounding negative, it’s been tough – there’s no way around it.” says Harris.Despite the 2017 NRL premiership title under his belt with the Storm, the second rower says after nursing injuries the pressure is high to earn a starting spot for game one of the season.”There’s a lot of competition for spots but if you look past the trials you might find yourself watching the boys run out in round one, so you have to make sure you’re always training as well as you can.”The Warriors will hold their first trial match in Rotorua against Melbourne on February 17, then travel to the Sunshine Coast for their second trial against the Gold Coast Titans.last_img read more


OFC Nations Cup gets under way tomorrow

Posted On May 26 2020 by

first_imgWith the Oceania Teams Tahiti, Samoa, New Caledonia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Zealand and the host Papua New Guinea will vie for qualifier to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.The defending champions are Tahiti, who won their first title at the 2012 OFC Nations Cup and are looking forward to defend their title again this year.   The games will be played simultaneously starting tomorrow (Saturday)  with the Pool B division  at 16:00 when New Zealand will take on Vodafone Fiji and at 19:00 Vanuatu will play Solomon Islands in Pool B at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.Other matches that will follow will be on Sunday when the host nation Papua New Guinea go up against New Caledonia followed by the game between the defending champions Tahiti and Samoa.Then on May 31, Vanuatu will play New Zealand and Solomon Islands will clash against the Fijians whilst PNG Kapuls will be ready to take on the champs Tahiti in their second game on June 1 and New Caledonia against Samoa.The last four games before the finals for Pools A and B will be played on June  4 and 5, respectively as  in Pool B, Fiji plays Vanuatu and New Zealand plays  Solomon Islands whilst in Pool A on June 5, Samoa  will take on Papua New Guinea and Tahiti meet New Caledonia.The finals will kick off starting on June 8 to 11.last_img read more


Messi has only scored 20% of his goals for Espanyol away from home

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgWhile Messi makes a goal every 69 minutes for Espanyol at the Camp Nou, which basically means that Barça goes to the home derbies by winning 1-0 if he plays the Argentine crack, out of the Estadi, Leo takes 248 minutes to make each goal to the periocos. Messi scored the first of his five goals against Espanyol in the Estadi Lluís Companys, in that derby of the flares that was decided in the 102nd minute with a goal from the Argentine 1-2. The other four goals already scored in the RCD Stadium. In the 2013-14 season, he scored the penalty goal that the derby decided (0-1). In the 2014-15 season he contributed to the 0-2 victory and, finally, last year he doubled in the 0-4 victory. The derby is coming and it is time, as in every previous one of a Barça match, to take a look at the numbers of that monster that is Messi against the rival. The Spanish He has always been one of Argentina’s favorite rivals, capable of even scoring four goals in a match like in the 2011-12 season, when he sealed with a hug to Guardiola the relationship between the two on the eve of the goodbye of the coach of Santpedor. Messi has scored up to 25 goals for parrots during his career, but it is true that with an asterisk. Only 20 percent of them, five, have been away from home. And that last season was able to make two in the 0-4 that fit the Ruby. Just back from Argentina, where he has spent the Christmas holidays, Messi will initially be the owner. Since that storm of Anoeta, do not usually miss the beginning of the year. And Barça, despite being a leader, is in a situation of need because Madrid is two points away and, who knows, if maybe leader at the time the game starts. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 3, 2020 10last_img read more


The newspaper archive betrays the new signing of Juve: “Messi is better than Cristiano”

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgIt was in SVT Sport, a Swedish television channel. They asked him who seemed better, if Totti, idol of Rome, or Del Piero, his namesake in Juventus. The young soccer player answered “Totti”. The next question was: Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Dejan had no qualms about answering Messi, although Cristiano will now be his teammate.The interview concluded with Kulusevski confessing that his team as a child was Chelsea, and that his idol is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is back in Milan. In this inventory period of signings, The Juventus of Turin closed an agreement with Dejan Kulusevski. This Swedish midfielder of Macedonian origin stamped his signature and became part of the Vecchia Signora after the relevant medical examination. His contract binds him to the bianconero club until 2024, although He will play until the end of this season on loan at Parma.However, in Italy they are talking about him for more than his signing. And is that Kulusevsky appeared in an interview before signing for Juve and He made some statements that have not liked his new hobby at all.last_img read more


Espanyol-Barcelona The insults against Piqué returned in Cornellà-El Prat

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgAs seen in the images offered, Piqué approaches the colleague Del Cerro Grande and informs him that from one of the stadium funds (Gol de Cornellà) they are dedicating songs against him and his family. The referee did not indicate at any time to the delegate of Espanyol to communicate to the stands that the songs cease against the football player of Barcelona. Nor did he reflect it in the arbitration record after the match.Last season The league, chaired by Javier Thebes, already denounced the Competition Committee of the RFEF that Pique and your partner Shakira They received insults from an area of ​​the Cornellà stands during the Barcelona derby held in 2018. A part of the hobby of Cornellà-El Prat he dedicated another series of insults against Gerard Piqué during the match between Spanish and the Barcelona, according to the images offered by Movistar + Laliga.The Barcelona footballer had to hear how the blue and white fans dedicated the usual offensive chants whenever he visited the blue and white stadium: “Piqué c …., Shakira has r …, your son is from Wakaso and you are a m …”.last_img read more


Solskjaer loads Pogba and does not bring him to Spain

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgThe Frenchman had surgery on his ankle injury almost a month ago and is still working on his recovery. Solskjaer publicly estimated “three or four weeks off” but that of Lagny-sur-Marne has not appeared for a month and a half.Not being available to train with the rest of the first team, the Norwegian has decided to dispense with a Pogba that is practically unpublished this season. The United midfielder has played just eight games so far this season in which he has given two assists, both against Chelsea on the first day, and he has not completed a match since September 30, when he played 90 minutes against Arsenal. Paul seems to face his last season as a red devil with hardly any presence. The relationship between Paul Pogba and Manchester United is not going through its best moment. The great investment in Bruno Fernandes and the doubts that the Frenchman has been sowing about his future in Carrington have distanced the club from which he has been, objectively, his best player in recent years.According to the English press, the Frenchman would have already warned the dressing room that he will leave the club next summer and the Manchester entity also gives signs that invite him to think that it will be so. During the winter break, United will make a stage in Marbella to prepare the second half of the season for Solskjaer has decided that Paul Pogba does not come.last_img read more