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  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

‘Let’s just get David Luiz back!’ Chelsea fans react to Deadline Day defender moves

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img David Luiz 1 It’s been an intriguing Transfer Deadline Day over at Chelsea.It seemed like the Blues wouldn’t do any business on Tuesday with their move for John Stones dead in the water.But now, Jose Mourinho has landed Papy Djilobodji from Nantes, Michael Hector from Reading and has seen two big bids rejected by Paris Saint-Germain for Marquinhos.You can see how Chelsea fans reacted to the news on Twitter below…last_img

Gunman terrorizes Catholic church before Mass

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by
first_imgPALMDALE – A 65-year-old man armed with a gun terrorized a Catholic church before Sunday evening services, shouting profanities, assaulting a priest who tried to calm him and making threats as choir members held him down. “There’s going to be a killing,” Claude Sricchia is said to have shouted once he entered St. Mary’s Catholic Church about half an hour before the 5:30 p.m. Mass. “It was kind of a frightening experience,” said Msgr. Stephen Downes, St. Mary’s pastor. “The man was shouting in the church, `Clear the church, there’s going to be a killing.”‘ Sheriff’s deputies arrived, and as they were handcuffing Sricchia they found a loaded .45-caliber pistol tucked in the back of his waistband, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “It was cocked and ready to go,” Deputy Daryl Bonsall said. Sricchia, who lives in Acton, was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats, assault and having a concealed firearm, Bonsall said. Sricchia was not a member of the Palmdale parish, Downes said. The pastor had just arrived at the church at 1600 E. Ave. R when a staff member called his cell phone, alerting him to a man shouting inside the church. “As I walked in, he had gotten to the choir area and became very aggressive,” Downes said. “He hit a male choir member on the side of the head, then a maintenance man tackled him to the ground. Other choir members held him down.” Downes said the man was cursing, saying there was no God or religion, Downes said. “He said, `I believed for 65 years. There is no God,”‘ Downes said. Downes went to try to calm Sricchia but when the man realized that Downes was a priest, “he became enraged and cursed and swore even more and called me a child molester,” Downes said. The man kicked Downes, knocking him to the ground. Mass was held but started late, Downes said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img