Two-Time Gold Medalist Christian Taylor Leads Triple Jump Field At the 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgNathan Douglas also owns multiple Olympic appearances in 2004 and 2008 for Great Britain and is a two-time World Championship finalist as well as a two-time European Championship silver medalist. Troy Doris also returns to Drake Stadium after an Olympic appearance and seventh-place finish in 2016 for his native Guyana. The former University of Iowa standout finished third at the Relays last year and was a Drake Relays champion and four-time All-American as a collegian. The reigning Relays champion and 2016 Olympian, Chris Benard, is also slated to reprise his position on the Drake Stadium runway with a personal best of 56-5.75 (17.21m) as he aims to become the first back-to-back champion in the history of the event at the Relays. Donald Scott is also back in the field after finishing fifth in 2016 and eventually seventh at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials just behind Omar Craddock. Craddock comes to Drake Stadium after taking fourth at last summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials and was fourth at the 2015 World Outdoor Championship and fifth at the 2016 World Indoor Championship. Taylor returns to Drake Stadium, where he holds the facility record, as the reigning Olympic gold medalist in 2012 and 2016. The American record holder in the event, Taylor’s personal best of 59-9 (18.25m) is the second-best mark all-time in the world. Taylor was also the 2013 Drake Relays champion in the event and owns four of the 10 best jumps ever by a triple jumper. DES MOINES, Iowa – Christian Taylor, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump, headlines another outstanding field scheduled for the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Taylor is one of five Olympians in the world-class field announced by the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, Blake Boldon, Tuesday, April 4. Taylor is not the only competitor with serious Olympic credentials as four other scheduled competitors boast a combined seven Olympic appearances. Bahamian Leevan Sands is a four-time Olympian and 2008 bronze medalist that has appeared in six World Championships. He is the Bahamian record holder in the events at 57-8.5 (17.59m) and finished seventh at the Relays last season. A Relays newcomer, Matthew O’Neal is also in the field after earning four All-America honors at South Florida and recently setting the Texas Relays record at 55-10.75 (17.04m). Joshua Honeycutt, who finished eighth at the 2016 Relays returns as well to cap the star-studded field. The men’s triple jump is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 28, inside Drake Stadium as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Relays. Tickets for all sessions of the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are available through the Drake Athletic Ticket Office in person, by calling 515-271-3647 or visiting DrakeTix.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Latest: Fulham 0 Manchester City 0

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgFulham’s renewed confidence under Rene Meulensteen is again on display but both sides have had great opportunities to break the deadlock.The Whites have dominated large parts of the first 20 minutes, zipping the ball around on a greasy Craven Cottage surface and unsettling Manchester City with their high tempo.Adel Taarabt, playing in an unfamiliar lone striker role with Dimitar Berbatov injured, produced a fine save from recalled City and England keeper Joe Hart after Kieran Richardson had made mincemeat of stand-in right-back Gael Clichy.But City responded by sweeping upfield and although Edin Dzeko couldn’t make the most of Alvaro Negredo’s cross, he laid the ball off to David Silva, who struck the crossbar.Fulham (4-5-1): Stekelenburg; Riether, Senderos, Hughes, Riise; Dejagah, Karagounis, Parker, Sidwell, Richardson; Taarabt.Subs: Stockdale, Amorebieta, Kasami, Kacaniklic, Duff, Ruiz, Bent.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Tim Wieser strikes out 10 in first start of the season, Humboldt Crabs claim another blowout win

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgArcata >> For the second straight night, Robin Guiver rolled with a starting pitcher who hadn’t had many innings under his belt so far this summer.And a night after Matthew Becker impressed in his first start of the season, Tim Wieser did exactly the same.Wieser struck out 10 and didn’t allow an earned run in six impressive innings of work and the Humboldt Crabs offense once again hit double digits in an 11-1 seven-inning win over the Sacramento M’s on Saturday night at the Arcata Ball Park.“ …last_img


Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 25, 2018

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are dry today over an overwhelming majority of the state. Now, there is a little action that we need to watch near the Ohio River, but most of the rain and thunderstorms we are seeing through the day today stay south in KY and WV. Still, it bears watching and we can at least see some clouds building at times through the day in the far south. The rest of the state will be sunny, dry and pleasant.  Tomorrow we see sun followed by increasing clouds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be nosing into western Ohio by midnight tomorrow night and will then spread east from there across the state through the overnight and through Wednesday. Rain totals look to be from .25”-1.5” with 100% coverage. We all see rain tomorrow night through Wednesday. Thunderstorms will be needed to reach the upper end of the rain range, but we think where some potential for stronger thunderstorms Wednesday is.  Thursday features mixed clouds and sun, but there is a chance of a few scattered to isolated shower in far southwest Ohio, near the Cincinnati area. Rain totals will be minor. Dry weather is in for the entire state Friday through the weekend.  Thunderstorms develop overnight Sunday night in NW Ohio and will then move east across north central parts of the estate through Monday morning, ending up in NE Ohio by early to mid-afternoon. Most of this action stays north of US 30 until we get to Monday evening. Then, we see scattered showers sag south through Monday night and into Tuesday. We end up seeing .25”-.75” across 60% of the state when combining all action from midnight Sunday through Tuesday. We are dry Wednesday in all areas.  For the extended period, we have scattered showers around for Thursday, July 5th. These will have only a .25”-.5” potential, but 70% coverage. Then a strong high-pressure dome moves in for the remainder of the forecast period, keeping us Sunny, dry and warm from the 6th through at least the 11th.  Temps will be below normal today and tomorrow, but from Wednesday forward, we will see a move to above normal levels statewide.  Overall, this pattern shows still timely moisture potential, but you notice each system is significantly smaller, has shorter duration and much less total precipitation than we have seen over the past 7 days. The map at right shows 10-day rain totals. Combine that with temps that rise quickly, and we will be looking at a much different forecast pattern for the start of July than what we saw for the month of June. Temps are likely not problematic but will look to stay above normal for most of the upcoming month.last_img read more


RESCHEDULED: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgPresenter:Lakshmi Mahadevan has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Career Development Education from Texas A&M University. Her areas of expertise include career assessment, post-secondary options for individuals with special needs, special education and multicultural career counseling. As Associate Professor and Extension Specialist – Special Populations, Dr. Mahadevan has over ten years of experience in conducting face-to-face and online professional development with educators in Texas addressing various special populations-related issues (particularly students with disabilities and English Language Learners). Her other activities include program evaluation, conducting workshops and presentations, preparing newsletters, creating webcasts and special interest web materials, maintaining and supervising the design of online modules, maintaining websites, liaison with stakeholders and experts, preparing evaluation reports, and providing technical assistance.Continuing Education Credit Available!The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will apply for continuing education (CE) credit from UT School of Social Work for credentialed and licensed professionals. Additionally, Certificates of completion will be available for participants interested in receiving training hours.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join this event, simply click on “Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms.” The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on October 20, 2017. Due to technical difficulties, we had to reschedule our webinar – Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms with Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan. The webinar will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, November 29.Watch below as Dr. Mahadevan provides you with a brief overview of the session!Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’ successful transition. One of the main resources available to parents/guardians and students are their classroom teachers. Teachers who incorporate transition-related content into instruction using universal design for learning (UDL) principles are in the best position to set up students for post-secondary success. It is thus necessary that parents/guardians and students are trained to inform teachers about UDL and advocate for their use in classroom instruction on an ongoing basis.The objectives of this interactive webinar are therefore to introduce attendees to:Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles for instruction.Employability skills that can be taught using UDL principles.Ways in which parent/guardians and students can self-advocate for UDL to be incorporated in classrooms.last_img read more


Meneses lauds Teodoro’s heroics vs Pingoy, Adamson

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Teodoro had Falcon guard Jerrie Pingoy hounding him throughout the match but JRU’s husky wingman still managed to put up a game-high 23 points.“Actually, he didn’t find any difficulty against Pingoy,” said Meneses as they advanced to the semifinals of the pre-season league. “If there’s one person who’ll stop Teytey, it would be Teytey.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Well, there are two people who can stop Teytey, himself and me. If I don’t put him in the game, then I stopped him. If he doesn’t want to play, he stops himself.”Teodoro, however, isn’t a man to talk about his talents that much, and he said he was just following Meneses’ orders. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m just ready every game, it depends on coach Vergel on how we will play,” said Teodoro. “Whatever the game plan is, that’s what I’ll do.” FILE — Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there’s one person Jose Rizal University head coach Vergel Meneses trusts, it has to be Teytey Teodoro.Meneses virtually put Teodoro atop a pedestal after the Heavy Bombers blasted Adamson, 67-56, in their quarterfinals matchup in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala erupts for 32 as La Salle barges into semis with FEU rout MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


The great escape! Brazil live to see another day in World Cup

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgDavid Luiz celebrates after scoring his goal for Brazil Tight and tense as it was, it was enough to keep Brazil’s national obsession of winning the World Cup on home soil from taking a desperately disappointing turn.And it wasn’t Neymar, the country’s poster boy for this year’s World Cup, that played the key role this time. It was goalkeeper Julio Cesar, the country’s scapegoat from the last World Cup, who made several crucial saves and even got some help from the woodwork in a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile.With the score level at 1-1 on Saturday, Brazil was inches away from an early exit when Chile forward Mauricio Pinilla hit the crossbar in the final moments of extra time.Then, on the final kick of the match and after a pair of saves from Cesar in the shootout, Gonzalo Jara hit the post.”I believe the Brazilian people just needed this,” said Cesar, who made a mistake four years ago in South Africa that led to a quarterfinal loss. “The players, everybody else, we needed this.”The fans still have to wait to celebrate the title, however. There are three more matches to win before the home team can lay claim to a sixth World Cup title.”Let’s see if we can make fewer mistakes in the next matches,” Brazil coach Felipe Scolari said. “Perhaps next time we won’t be as lucky.”To be fair, it wasn’t just luck that saw Brazil through to the quarterfinals at Mineirao Stadium, which was a sea of Brazilian yellow with islands of Chilean red.advertisementNeymar, David Luiz and Marcelo scored in the shootout, and Cesar saved penalties from Pinilla and Alexis Sanchez before watching Jara’s final attempt hit the post.The game over, some Brazilian players fell to the ground, exhausted and emotionally drained. Willian, who missed a penalty for Brazil, sobbed uncontrollably, as Fred helped him to his feet.The Chileans stood still, staring into the ground, wiping the sweat off their faces.”Do you think I can be satisfied with the result?” Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli said. “We’ve played a hard 120 minutes even if everybody was against us in the stadium.”Brazil, which extended its 39-year unbeaten streak in home competitive matches to 61, will next face either Colombia or Uruguay in the quarterfinals.Brazil dominated the first half against Chile and took the lead when Luiz scored following a corner kick. After Sanchez equalized for Chile, Brazil had several chances to regain the lead.Neymar’s header deflected wide, Fred lifted the ball over the bar from close range and Dani Alves forced a backpedaling Claudio Bravo to make a one-hand save.But after referee Howard Webb disallowed Hulk’s second-half goal, ruling he had used his arm to control a long pass, Brazil lost the initiative to a Chile team that can leave the World Cup with pride after eliminating defending champion Spain in the group stage.Pressing deep inside Brazil’s half, Chile pressured the home side into making mistakes or resorting to long passes to Hulk and Neymar.And, again, it was Cesar that often came up big, making a spectacular save on Charles Aranguiz’s shot to keep Chile from taking the lead in the second half.”We tried to give everything, we tried to fight for a dream, and we didn’t achieve it,” Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal said. “But we gave all our effort on the pitch.”Chile has never defeated Brazil in Brazil and hasn’t reached the World Cup quarterfinals since 1962, when it hosted the tournament.Brazil, meanwhile, has reached the quarterfinals of each World Cup since Argentina eliminated it in the second round in 1990.Brazil went ahead in the 18th minute after Thiago Silva deflected Neymar’s corner kick toward the far post. Luiz was given the goal but replays showed Jara may have touched the ball before it went in.Brazil lost the lead when it failed to cope with Chile’s aggressive pressure in a throw-in situation deep inside its half of the field. Eduardo Vargas intercepted Hulk’s pass and found Sanchez on the right side of the area. The Barcelona striker scored easily with a shot toward the far post.In the end, however, it was Brazil moving on to the quarterfinals, with the hopes of a nation planted on the backs of every player.”I hope these are lessons being given to the whole population,” Scolari said. “If you make a promise, you must deliver. This is what the players are doing.”Team Lineups:advertisementBrazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho (Ramires, 72), Oscar (Willian, 106); Hulk, Fred (Jo, 64), NeymarChile: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel (Jose Rojas, 108), Eugenio Mena, Francisco Silva, Gonzalo Jara; Arturo Vidal (Mauricio Pinilla, 87), Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz; Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas (Felipe Gutierrez, 57)last_img read more