Hedstrom Earns Second Career GSC Runner of the Week Honor

first_img Share Hedstrom Earns Second Career GSC Runner of the Week Honor Bailee Hedstrom (Photo by UWF Sports Information) center_img BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore Bailee Hedstrom (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease HS) of the West Florida women’s cross country team was named Gulf South Conference Cross Country Runner of the Week on Wednesday, marking her second career GSC runner of the week honor.  Hedstrom led the Argonauts to a third place finish at the Gulf Coast Stampede on Saturday, posting a personal cross country best in the 5k at 18:37.“Bailee deserves the honor, since she is one of the top runners in our conference, and I am looking forward to seeing how she and the team will perform at our conference meet,” said Head Coach John Bergen.  “It looks like Bailee is peaking at the right time of the season, as she has been turning in some great workouts.”Hedstrom finished eighth at the meet and first among Division II runners.  As well as being a personal best, her time was the fastest UWF cross country 5k time since Tanya Simpson set the school record at 18:07 in 1998.  It is now the eighth fastest time in UWF women’s cross country history in the 5k.Hedstrom was the first UWF women’s runner to win the award when she did so last year as a freshman, and current freshman Megan Steinocher (Lawrenceville, Ga./Mill Creek HS) was the second earlier this season.“This is our second runner of the week this year, with Megan (Steinocher) earning one earlier, and that is a first for UWF women’s cross country,” explained Bergen. “This exemplifies that our team is stronger this year.  Not only Bailee and Megan, but our top five have all stepped up their performances.”Hedstrom has raced in three of five meets this season for UWF, finishing first for the team in each race.  The sophomore was an All-GSC second team selection last year, and she will look to lead UWF to an improved performance at this year’s GSC Championships on October 24 in Hoover, Ala.The Argos have one final regular season meet before the GSC Championships, as they will travel to Mississippi this weekend for the MC Ford / Watson Invitational on October 10.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Above-Average Temperatures Forecast through December

first_imgPrecipitation for the next three months will likely be above average as well but Thoman said that is much more difficult to accurately forecast due to the Kenai Peninsula’s diverse geography. We asked if that means another warm, snowless winter… Thoman: “Sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska remain extremely warm compared to normal. We also have the strong El Nino in progress now and every indication is that will continue into the winter. Just those two factors alone for the Kenai Peninsula would strongly tilt the odds in favor of significantly warmer than normal.” Rick Thoman with the National Weather Service… Thoman: “Snowfall is much harder to forecast, there’s practically no correlation between El Ninos and the amount of snow that ends up falling for the winter. And that’s not too surprising in the sense that just a couple to three storms can often account for a significant fraction of the snowfall and so which side of 32[degrees] that precipitation falls on is going to determine whether your snow ends up way below normal or near normal.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula residents are forecast to see above-average temperatures this fall and into winter. The above average temperatures are forecast into December.last_img read more

New Bill Would Prevent DOC From Shipping Inmates Out-Of-State

first_imgDOC announced that they are currently seeking bids from out-of-state companies to house between 250 and 500 prisoners. If the new legislation becomes law, the contract would be invalidated. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享State lawmakers are pushing back against the Dunleavy Administration’s effort to send Alaska inmates to private prisons in the Lower 48. Representative Fields, a co-chair of the House State Affairs Committee: “We need to keep Alaska safe, not import dangerous gangs from Outside” New legislation sponsored by Rep. Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) would remove the ability of the Department of Corrections commissioner to incarcerate prisoners in out-of-state facilities, unless the move is needed for medical reasons or to place a prisoner closer to family. Transfer for trial or extradition would still be allowed.center_img The reason according to DOC, the prison population is near capacity following the repeal of Senate Bill 91. DOC Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom: “This is about population management and safety of our prisoners, and what we need to do today to follow our responsibilities today in taking care of them.” On the senate side, Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) also disagreed stating that this proposal will end up costing the state more money in the end and Palmer is the better solution: “We don’t stop having responsibility for our prisoners when their outside, there are costs associated with it. The higher the level of security the more it costs to keep someone outside, in fact in many cases the cost per prisoner was more expensive. So, I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the RFP.” last_img read more

AS Roma Eyes Bordeaux Winger Samuel Kalu

first_imgNigeria international and Girondins de Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu is currently being scouted by AS Roma.Kalu joined Bordeaux from only this summer from KAA Gent for €8.5m and has made a strong start in Ligue 1, having scored one goal and provided two assists in nine games.Reports from Sun News Online say that Roma scouts were spotted in the stands watching Kalu in his team’s match against OG Nice.With this new development, it seems the 21-year-old won’t spend much time in Bordeaux. However, Roma could face competition from English and Spanish clubs.Relatedlast_img read more

Andrés Iniesta Becomes a LaLiga Icon

first_imgAndrés Iniesta has been named the latest ‘LaLiga Icon’ a LaLiga initiative to continue growing worldwide driven by the popularity of players like the FC Barcelona legend.The 35-year-old currently playing his football in Japan becomes the newest star to be named a ‘LaLiga Icon’ after his Spanish teammate Iker Casillas. “We are delighted to have Andrés Iniesta on board as a LaLiga Icon,” said LaLiga President, Javier Tebas. “He is a player that inspires millions and is a fantastic representative for what LaLiga stands for across the globe.”The LaLiga Icons initiative aims to expand the LaLiga brand through a strategy focused on digital dissemination, maximising LaLiga content and taking advantage of synergies between social networks, allowing LaLiga to connect with fans globally.Also in attendance at the presentation gala held in the Japanese capital, Tokyo were Fernando Sanz, Director of Institutional Relations and LaLiga Ambassadors programme and Samuel Eto’o, a former teammate of Iniesta’s at FC Barcelona and current LaLiga Ambassador.RelatedEmotional Celebrations, Tearful Farewells And Local Rivalries As The 2017/2018 LaLiga Season Draws To A Close This WeekendMay 18, 2018In “Europe”LaLiga Leads The Way As France Top The WorldJuly 16, 2018In “Europe”LALIGA SANTANDER 2019/20 PREVIEW: All 20 Teams Bolster Squads As Barcelona Hunt For Third Consecutive TitleAugust 14, 2019In “Spain”last_img read more

LONDON 2012: Ghana records a second defeat

first_imgGhana’s Judo medal hopeful, Emmanuel Nartey lost out (3:0)to two time World Championship silver medalist Dex Elmont from the Netherlands on Monday at ExCel Arena.Judoka, Nartey rescinded his decision Sunday night to go into the fight after an earlier threat of withdrawal from the competition as a result of unpaid camping allowances.The experienced Dutch opponent was fouled on more than two occasions by his Ghanaian opponent.Dex Elmont’s father, Ricardo is a former judoka himself, who represented Suriname at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. His older brother Guillaume is also competing on the highest level in judo.Meanwhile in the boxing schedule, Ghana’s Duke Micah fights his opponent from Mauritius, Jaso Lavigilnate at 8:45pm (British Summer Time) and 7:45pm Ghana Timelast_img read more

Justin Theroux breaks silence on “gentle” split from Jennifer Aniston

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Justin Theroux is finally speaking out about his divorce from Jennifer Aniston in a revealing interview in this weekend’s The New York Times. After two years of marriage and seven years together, the two actors called it quits in February, igniting a flame of wild rumors. “How do you combat gossip and rumor?” he said. “And it’s just on crack and steroids now.”The truth is the two split amicably without any drama like the tabloids said. “It was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity,” the Maniac actor said in the interview. “In a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.”He added, “Again, neither one of us is dead, neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other. It’s more like, it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be.”But, Theroux does admit the divorce was “heartbreaking,” especially since it tainted their friendship.“The friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day,” he said. “But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Roach rules IMCA SportMod Mayhem at Dodge City

first_imgKaleb Roach led the last seven circuits in winning Saturday’s IMCA SportMod Mayhem at Dodge City Raceway Park. The checkers were good for $1,000.By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (Aug. 27) – Kaleb Roach pocketed the $1,000 winner’s share in the third annual IMCA SportMod Mayhem special at Dodge City Raceway Park.Roach battled past Dustin Daniels with just seven laps to go in the 30-lapper and held on the rest of the way to earn victory honors.Roach and Daniels started from the front row and battled throughout for the top spot, exchanging the lead several times along the way before Roach took command for keeps on the 23rd circuit.Daniels had one last at running down the leader after a final caution with five laps to go, but Roach was flawless on the top side to preserve the victory.Feature results – 1. Kaleb Roach; 2. Dustin Daniels; 3. Austin Walker; 4. Jeff Kaup; 5. Jeremy Sigler; 6. Bart Baker; 7. Kevin Tabor; 8. Brian Davidson; 9. Jamie French; 10. Brian May; 11. Matthew Crowell; 12. Edwin Elliott; 13. Steve Dent; 14. Scott Clausson; 15. Alex Wiens; 16. Tanner Brunson; 17. Marvin Ward; 18. Don Strecker; 19. Terry Collins; 20. Garrett Donley; 21. Kyle Wiens; 22. Jesse Hoskins; 23. Joey Maupin.last_img read more