UCA Women, Lamar Men Capture 2019 Southland Cross Country Titles

first_imgResults | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – Conditions were primed for the 2019 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships at Beaverfork Lake Park in Conway, Ark. The women’s team title will remain in Conway as Central Arkansas put together a first-place performance with 64 points for its first-ever Southland Championship. Lamar captured the title on the men’s side, landing six runners among the top-15 finishers and scoring 34 points to set a new conference championship record for widest margin of victory (86).New Orleans’ Arina Kleshchukova registered a first-place individual finish in the 6k race with a time of 20:50.5 in order to be named the women’s Athlete of the Year. Lamar’s Jordan Rowe snagged men’s Athlete of the Year honors with a first-place individual finish in the 8k event with a 24:01.7.Central Arkansas’ 64 points came on the shoulders of Erin Woodward, who led the Bears with a seventh-place overall finish. Central Arkansas landed five runners among the top 20 in order to beat out Stephen F. Austin’s 70-point performance.Kleshchukova narrowly edged out SFA’s Kelsey Ramirez by one second in order to grab New Orleans’ first women’s individual title in program history. The Ladyjacks’ Meredith Clayton was named Freshman of the Year following an 11th-place performance. Quin Johnson took home Newcomer of the Year for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a 13th-place finish.Five schools were represented on the women’s all-conference first team. A&M-Corpus Christi’s Valentina Campos, Abilene Christian’s Briahna Gerlach and Lamar’s Julie Emmerson all joined Kleshchukova and Ramirez with first-team honors.The Ladyjacks secured a second-place finish with 70 points, while the Islanders took third place with 94 points.Rowe led the Lamar men’s program to its sixth team title in seven years, while also cementing the Cardinals’ fifth individual title since the 2013 season. LU’s Liam Burthem stamped a fourth-place finish in order to be named the Newcomer of the Year, while ACU’s Denis Lagat took fifth-place along with Freshman of the Year honors.Lamar claimed three spots on the first team all-conference squad with Rowe, Burthem and Jack Gooch. Abilene Christian’s Lagat was also named a first-team selection, while fellow Wildcat Kevin Kipkosgei rounded out the five-man squad with a second-place individual finish.The Islanders claimed the runner-up trophy with 120 points, while Abilene Christian finished third place overall with 126 points in the men’s 8k event.The 2019 NCAA South Central Regional  race will take place at the Agri-Park on Friday, Nov. 15 in Fayetteville, Ark., hosted by Arkansas. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place at LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 23. Third Team Kolyn Saltzman Fr. New Orleans Briahna Gerlach Jr. Abilene Christian Name Class School Denis Lagat Fr. Abilene Christian Valentina Campos Jr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Harry Hallford So. Lamar Matthew Arnold Sr. Lamar Gracie Hyde So. Central Arkansas Name Class School Isaac Vargas Jr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Name Class School Jordan Rowe Jr. Lamar Madison Compass Sr. Stephen F. Austin Second Team Anthony Cordero Jr. Southeastern Louisiana Austin Zirkel Fr. Sam Houston State Alia Henderson So. UIW Arina Kleshchukova So. New Orleans Erin Woodward Sr. Central Arkansas Tristan Stellmach Jr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Liam Burthem Jr. Lamarcenter_img 2019 Southland Championship Team Finishes:Women1. Central Arkansas2. Stephen F. Austin3. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi4. Abilene Christian5. UIW6. Lamar7. McNeese8. Southeastern Louisiana9. Nicholls10. Houston Baptist11. New Orleans12. Sam Houston State13. Northwestern StateMen1. Lamar2. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi3. Abilene Christian4. McNeese5. Stephen F. Austin6. UIW7. Central Arkansas8. Southeastern Louisiana9. Sam Houston State10. New Orleans11. Houston Baptist12. Nicholls13. Northwestern State Name Class School Katy Whiteoak Jr. Lamar Kelsey Ramirez Jr. Stephen F. Austin Second Team Julie Emmerson Sr. Lamar Carnley Graham Sr. Abilene Christian Name Class School Kevin Kipkosgei So. Abilene Christian Andrew Bosquez Jr. Sam Houston State Tamara Reeves Fr. Central Arkansas Declan Neary So. Lamar Quin Johnson Jr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Name Class School Third Team Henry Kiplagat Jr. McNeese Sophie Daigle Jr. Southeastern Louisiana Meredith Clayton Fr. Stephen F. Austin Individual Superlatives:WomenFreshman of the Year – Meredith Clayton, SFANewcomer of the Year – Quin Johnson, TAMU-CCCoach of the Year – Beau Theriot, UCAAthlete of the Year – Arina Kleshchukova, UNOMenFreshman of the Year – Denis Lagat, ACUNewcomer of the Year – Liam Burthem, LUCoach of the Year – Tony Houchin, LUAthlete of the Year –  Jordan Rowe, LUWomen’s All-Conference TeamsFirst Team Men’s All-Conference TeamsFirst Team Jack Gooch Sr. Lamarlast_img read more

MICHAEL TAKES RTE FORECASTERS TO BOOK OVER PREDICTIONS!

first_imgThe snow is on the way!Ireland’s most famous amateur weatherman is to send RTE’s weather-watchers a copy of his book for Christmas after they dismissed his theories.TV forecaster Evelyn Cusack launched an on–air dismissal of claims that plants and animals can help predict the weather.Postman Michael Gallagher reckons we’re in for a White Christmas.Evelyn claimed on last Friday night’s 9 o’clock news “People have been asking if we will have a cold winter, and I’m afraid we can’t tell you that as forecasting only goes between five and ten days ahead,” she told viewers. “But some people ask why we don’t use signs from nature? For example can animals predict not only the weather but earthquakes.“Well I’m afraid not! There have been studies done,” she said.And she finished her report by quoting scientist Carl Saga saying “It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion however satisfying and reassuring.”But postman Michael Gallagher, who predicted this week’s cold snap as well as a possible white Christmas, said RTE were wrong more often than not. “How did people tell the weather many years ago before we had satelites and all sorts of fancy gadgets – they turned to nature.“They cannot simply dismiss years of information gathering by generations of people in one news bulletin.“I am standing by my predictions and I’m going to even send them a copy of my book Traditional Weather Signs. They might even learn a thing or two,” he said.Last week Michael predicted a cold snap and today his predictions came through when Donegal and other counties in the North West woke to a dusting of snow.Michael said that is only the start of what will be a series of severe cold snaps which will bring snow throughout the winter. “We will also have snow in and around Christmas Day. I’m confident we will have a white Christmas in many places but you can never exactly pin-point it to a day,” he said.MICHAEL TAKES RTE FORECASTERS TO BOOK OVER PREDICTIONS! was last modified: November 19th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Evelyn CusackMichael GallagherRTElast_img read more

National Ploughing Championships invite Donegal innovators to showcase their products

first_imgApplications for the National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena and Awards, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal, are now being accepted with the deadline extended to the 15 July 2017.Irish agri companies are invited to apply to showcase their products and innovations at the heart of the NPA Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 19-21 September 2017.The Innovation Arena is the ideal place to showcase ground-breaking agri-related developments, whether they are inventions developed at home or professional innovations from top companies, to the thousands of visitors the National Ploughing Championships attracts each year. The National Ploughing Championships is one of Europe’s largest outdoor agricultural trade exhibitions. 2016 saw the most successful Championships ever with 283,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors.This year’s Innovation Arena, will focus on putting Irish agri-innovations on a world stage and will include seminars on Brexit, Agri-Careers and Global Markets as well as facilitating networking opportunities. Last year’s competition attracted 200 entries; 55 were shortlisted as 2016 finalists and invited to exhibit in the Innovation Arena.James Maloney, Senior Regional Development Executive, Enterprise Ireland said; “The Innovation Arena for 2017 has again attracted huge interest from companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs and to date we have received a diverse range of applications to enter the competition.“Already over 100 international buyers have confirmed their attendance for this year’s event and the new look marquee will give participants in the Innovation Arena an improved platform to showcase their innovations to overseas visitors. The extra space and the new all indoor machinery display, will give the event a new dimension this year. “The Arena this year is located right in the centre of the action, guaranteeing a strong footfall of visitors. With the extended deadline of the 15th of July looming, I’d strongly encourage all interested parties to get their applications in as quickly as possible as demand for entry is high.”All potential innovators from all stages of business development, can apply online at www.innovationarena.ieThis year’s NPA Innovation Arena prize fund equates to over €80,000 in supports. The overall award winner will receive a top prize worth €15,000 from Enterprise Ireland and The Irish Farmers Journal which includes advertising and PR support, mentoring and a cash prize of €5,000. Last year’s winner of the ‘International Gold Medal Award’, Cross Engineering, received significant exposure as a result of the win and by exhibiting at the Innovation Arena and has already secured five orders for their giant chaser bin. The Award has resulted in international sales to France, the United States and domestic sales in Ireland. Featured image: Colm Mahady / FennellsNational Ploughing Championships invite Donegal innovators to showcase their products was last modified: July 7th, 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:innovation arenanational ploughing championshiplast_img read more