Kinrade & Company rout Charlotte to take commanding 3-0 lead

first_imgThe B-Sens scored six times in the final two periods to rout the Charlotte Checkers 7-1 Tuesday in game three of the AHL Eastern Conference Final in Binghamton.The Ottawa Senators farm team leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 with game four Wednesday in Binghamton.Zack Smith had four points, including a hat-trick, and netminder Robin Lehner made 37 saves to lead the B-Sens.Despite being rocked for seven goals Charlotte out shot Binghamton 38-32.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade, playing defence in his second season of professional hockey in the AHL, finished the game a plus-3. The Binghamton Senators are one win away from the Calder Cup Final.last_img read more

Matheus: “Coming to play in Spain is the opportunity of my life”

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 4, 2020 Matheus Fernandes, Real Valladolid player on loan from Palmeiras, was super excited in his presentation as a blanquivioleta soccer player. The carioca, born in Rio 21 years ago, He said that “coming to Spain, in this case to Real Valladolid, is the opportunity of my life” to highlight that when his father, who acts as an agent, told him that there was a chance to land in the League, he didn’t think about it and said: “We’re going there, and I’m very happy to be here.”Matheus, with the number 8 on his shirt, began by defining himself as a player: “I am a player who helped in defense, ahead of her, but I also manage to reach the opposite area, but It all depends on the coach. I’m going to do what he asks me to help my team “ and recognized that “I have the best possible expectations, I hope to adapt as soon as possible, I want to help Valladolid, my coach. I am here to work, to learn, to evolve and I am very happy to be here, where I was well received and I hope to perform my work in the best possible way, “although He acknowledged that “I don’t need a preseason, but I do some physical work. I think I’ll be ready in less than a week. “ The midfielder said that “I have not yet seen any team matches, but I did see the summaries of the best moments. I like the way they play, they have great players and I came to help “and the fact of being a bet of Ronaldo does not weigh him: “Pressure will always be, it was a pleasure to meet you, sitting next to him and talking to him, he conveyed his confidence, but I only think about working, learning and helping my team. “The carioca stressed that he wants to go step by step and not think about Barcelona yet, club to which it will belong as of July 1: “It was always a dream to play the Spanish League, as all Brazilian players have the illusion of being able to play here, this is a leap to learn more and get there to Barcelona, ​​but right now my head is here. “last_img read more

UAAP: Tamaraws trounce Warriors for first win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University easily brushed off University of the East, 90-83, to claim its first win in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws, after losing to defending champion La Salle, 95-90, on Sunday, are now at 1-1 while the Red Warriors are yet to win after two matches.ADVERTISEMENT The trio of Richard Escoto, Barkley Ebona and Arvin Tolentino had 11 points apiece to intensify the Tamaraws’ offensive fire.Clark Derige had a game-high 22 points to lead the Red Warriors in the losing effort. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Break new ground Winning start Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ FEU was off to a hot start and mounted a 19-point lead, 30-11, at the start of the second quarter and that early burst was enough for the Tamaraws to hold on until the final buzzer.“That’s what we addressed after our loss to La Salle that we can’t allow ourselves to be down big in the earlier stages of the game,” said Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We did fairly well last game but we were down big at the start and what happened today was the exact opposite of what happened last time.”Ron Dennison paced FEU with 16 points while Prince Orizu put up 15 points and grabbed 16 boards. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Ateneo beats UP, claims 2nd win in UAAP women’s basketballlast_img read more

Victolero urges referees to be ‘consistent’ after Magnolia loss in Game 3

first_imgANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines—The championship series between Alaska and Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup got really interesting after the Aces blew out the Hotshots, 100-71, in Game 3 Sunday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska finally wona game in the seven-game series but it’s not just the on court action that got intriguing but also this seemingly budding back-and-forth between the coaches.Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero called out the referees to show consistency in officiating the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just want the referees to be consistent. We’re playing hard and we didn’t change anything so I don’t know what happened. I’m calling the attention of the referees,” said Victolero in Filipino. “Alaska’s players are holding my players and I think they can do that but my players aren’t allowed to play our kind of defense.”Victolero’s statements were similar in nature to what Alaska head coach Alex Compton had to say after the Aces lost Game 2, 77-71. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Compton claimed Magnolia guards Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca are going over the legal holds with the two Hotshots “karate chopping and tripping” the Aces in the previous game.The numbers, though, don’t show much difference between the two teams’ alleged physicality.Magnolia was called for 27 fouls while the Aces were whistled for 24.Victolero said Compton “did a good job of calling the attention of the referees in the last game.”“I think he got the referees’ attention when he said that my guards were fouling his players and that my players are playing dirty so the referees are not calling on our side and the referees are calling on their side,” said Victolero.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Let’s just be consistent, that’s my only request. If they won’t call on us then they shouldn’t call on Alaska. If they will call against us then also call against Alaska.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next De Jesus sad to see Bundit go: ‘He has contributed so much to PH volleyball’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View commentslast_img read more

Lakers get well against Boston

first_img“You just have to accept the fact that you’re going to go into a game and you’re going to win no matter what,” Bryant said. “No matter what the circumstances, no matter the injuries, no matter the foul trouble, no matter the shots not going down.” The Lakers were able to hold Boston to just 66 points in the final three quarters and got contributions from Bryant to the last players on the bench. In fact, they might have sold some programs when seldom-used guards Shammond Williams and Aaron McKie played in the first half. For the Lakers to start playing for one another, Jackson apparently felt the need to play everybody. All 11 players got in the game and scored for the Lakers. McKie hit a fourth-quarter jumper and finished a baseline drive for his four points. Williams finished with six points and four assists in 19 minutes. The Lakers also were able to overcome what could have been a major distraction, with forward Vladimir Radmanovic’s admission to Jackson and general manager Mitch Kupchak that he lied in explaining how he injured his shoulder Saturday. LOS ANGELES – Before he left the locker room after Wednesday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Kobe Bryant offered the Lakers’ only exit strategy from a six-game losing streak, saying, “You have to try to will yourself out of the stretch.” It fell to Bryant to provide the will Friday night as the Lakers broke through for their first win since Feb. 5, beating the Boston Celtics 122-96. The Lakers led by as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter against a Celtics team that has lost 21 of 22 games. In only 31 minutes, Bryant finished with 38 points – 22 of which came in a spectacular first quarter – connected on 5 of 7 3-pointers, found his teammates to the tune of nine assists and matched a season-high with five steals. After a long practice Thursday, Bryant summed up how the Lakers could will themselves out of the losing streak, the longest ever for a Phil Jackson-coached team. center_img Rather than slipping on an icy sidewalk, Radmanovic fell while snowboarding at a Utah resort. He will miss eight weeks with the separated shoulder and the Lakers could do everything from void his five-year contract to fine and/or suspend him. Another option for the Lakers is to simply not pay Radmanovic while he is recovering from the injury. He is owed about $1.2 million for the 25 games he will sit out; Kupchak would not comment on possible disciplinary action. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

`Legacy runners’ keep L.A. marathon tradition going

first_img“This was probably the most challenging one for me,” said Garay, 57, who ran 6:22:01. “I’ve been nursing a knee injury, so I had to take it easy. After 16 miles, I knew I was in trouble. I kept pushing myself, walked fast, jogged when I could. But I did finish and that’s what counts. Now I’m ready for the next one.” Morales also struggled to the finish line, completing the course in 6:34:14. “At 17 miles, I started to cramp up. I think I drank too much water,” Morales said. “I ran into some other legacy runners and we just walked in the rest of the way. “It doesn’t matter how you finish, just finish. My experience helped me get through this. I feel good and I had a fun time.” chris.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Three area residents, profiled in this newspaper last week, kept their legacies alive when they ran in Sunday’s 22nd annual Los Angeles Marathon. The trio is part of a group of “Legacy Runners,” those who have participated in and finished all L.A. Marathons since the inaugural event in 1986. Among those crossing the finish line Sunday to maintain their legacy status were John Chin of Arcadia, Rafael Garay from Whittier, and 70-year-old Ernie Morales of Monterey Park. Chin, 49, covered the 26.2-mile course in a chip time of 4hours, 12minutes, 54seconds. “I was shooting for 3:45. I was on target to hit it, but I ended up missing my target,” Chin said. “It was a warm day and that played a little havoc out there. But I did run the entire race and I guess the important thing is that I got through it and kept that streak going.” last_img read more

Olunga first Kenyan to score hat-trick in Laliga

first_img0Shares0000Olunga stepped of the bench to score three and assist one to become the first ever Kenyan to score in Spanish top division. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 – Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga made history on Saturday when he scored a hat-trick for his Girona side in their 6-0 victory over Las Palmas.Olunga stepped off the bench to score three and assist one to become the first ever Kenyan to notch a hat-trick in the Spanish top division. Olunga netted the second goal for Girona in the 57th minute with a brilliant shot into the roof of the net after being released inside the box by a superb lofted pass from Johan Mojica to make the scores 2-0.Michael Olunga celebrating with the ball after completing the hat-trick.Photo/COURTESYOlunga was at it again in the 70th minute after Las Palmas defender Cruz Raul made a huge mistake and the Kenyan striker had an easy task to put the ball into the back of the net to see the scores read 4-0.He completed his remarkable hat-trick nine minutes later when he was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifle the ball low inside the left post and seal the win.Girona dismantled Las Palmas after completing a memorable second half in which five goals were scored, three of them from Olunga, who also became the first player to hit a hat-trick for the Club.Olunga celebrating with team-mates. Photo/COURTESYThe other three goals were scored by Stuani, Borja García and Portu to enable Girona occupy ninth position on the table with 26 points.Girona showed intent from the beginning seeing them enjoy possession in the opening 10 minutes with Mojica being the chief destroyer.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal and Chelsea transfer BOOST? Defensive target rejects new Napoli contract

first_img Arsenal and Chelsea defensive target Faouzi Ghoulam Arsenal and Chelsea target Faouzi Ghoulam has rejected the latest contract offer from Napoli.The Algerian left-back is approaching the final 12 months of his current deal and Napoli are desperately trying to tie him down to fresh terms.If they fail to do so, however, it has been suggested that they will be forced to cash in on him this summer with both Arsenal and Chelsea very keen.And the Premier League duo have received a boost after it was reported in Italy that the 26-year-old has turned his nose up at the latest proposal.Calciomercato has claimed that Ghoulam wants £2.1m per year but Napoli only managed to offer around £1.7m.That has left his future up in the air and the chasing pack may now consider a formal offer for the former Saint Etienne defender. 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN

first_imgNótaí Gaeil FhánadaLotto Results *****JACKPOT WINNER******Jackpot winner of €3,050 is Gerard Patrick Shiels, Kerrykeel.  Congratulations Gerard!Numbers drawn 03, 07,11,14,18 Bonus 11. €50 winner Anne Hall, Killavrick.Next week’s jackpot €1000.  Mark and Brendan on duty. Seniors and ReservesAllSport League Division 3 Round 4Gaeil Fhánada Seniors 4:06 v N Ultan 0:10Brendan Friel , Joe Blaney 1:00, Paddy Heraghty, Aidan Heraghty, Conor McGonigle, Ryan McGonigle, Ronan McAteer, Jimmy Coyle 1:01, Oisin Shiels, Mark McConigley, Seami Nanny Friel 0:04, Alan McAteer, Mark Friel, Paul Dougie Coyle, Niall Carr 1:01, Seimi Coshia Friel for Alan McAteer, Michael Sweeney for Mark McConigley, Frank Sweeney for Aidan Heraghty, Oisin McFadden 1:00 for Dougie, Fergal Friel, Ciaran Coll, Johnny Friel.AllSport League Division 3 Round 5Our Seniors play at home to Downings this Friday evening in Tria Locha.  Referee & time to be confirmed later. Our Reserves play at home to Downings on Saturday evening in Tria Locha.  Referee & time to be confirmed later.Cumann na nBanDivision 3 North West Ladies Shield CompetitionGaeil Fhánada Senior Ladies played their 1st game in the above Shield competition. Our Ladies had a comprehensive win over Letterkenny Gaels last Saturday.Well done Ladies, John & Hughie.  Keep up the good work!Comórtas Peile na GaeltachtaTá ár Mna ag imirt i gCluiche Ceannais Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta v N Mhuire ar Dé Domhnaigh 01ú la de Bealtaine.Ádh mór daoibh ag imirt as baile ins na Gleanntaí.Best of luck to our Senior Ladies and management who are playing N Mhuire in the Gaeltacht Final on the Sunday 01st of May in Glenties.Please come along and support our ladies they deserve this win,  Ádh mór gach duineBord na nÓgU6s, 8s & 10s – training for boys and girls born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 every Saturday from 5pm to 6pm.  Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover cost of hall.U12 boys training continues in Rossnakill Resource Centre every Thursday @ 5.45pm sharp. All boys born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, to attend this session. Bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover the cost of the hall. Further info contact Patrick Heraghty 0872719182 .U12 girlsTraining for U12 girls for April continues as follows:  Saturday 23rd @ 11am, Saturday 30th @ 11am.Training will change to every Friday evening in May. More information later.GAA Cúl CampGaeil Fhánada Cúl Camp will take place this year 25th to 29th July.  Applications will be available in schools shortly for anyone who wants to avail of an easy payment plan or by contacting Fiona Shiels on 085 1555645.COULD EVERYONE PLEASE HAVE THEIR NOTES SENT TO MARGARETTA BY 10P.M ON A SUNDAY NIGHT EVERY WEEK. GRMA!For all other information re: Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G.  please check out our Facebook page.Don’t forget – if you’re looking for Gaeil Fhánada Club gear – it is available from Michael Murphy Sports!GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaSportlast_img read more

Drake Relays Outstanding Performer Ross Among 15 Champs Competing At NCAA Women’s Outdoor Championship

first_imgAUSTIN, TEXAS – Fifteen Drake Relays champions, led by double winners Faith Ross of Kentucky and Amira Young of Minnesota, will be performing in the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that start Thursday at Mike A. Meyers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.Ross was named the outstanding women’s performer of the Drake Relays after becoming the third collegian to sweep the 400m and 100m hurdles and first since 2004. Ross raced to a 58.21 time to win the women’s university-college 400m hurdles marking the first Drake Relays victory for Kentucky since 1988. She returned Saturday to win the 100m hurdles by pulling away over the last half of the race to finish in 13.30 and edge Iowa’s Jenny Kimbro, a three-time Big Ten indoor champion. Young, a freshman, won both the university-college 100m and 200m in her Drake Relays debut.Ross, a three-time NCAA All-American, will run in both the 100m and 400m hurdles at the NCAA meet, while Young has qualified in the 100m.Kentucky, making its first appearance at the Drake Relays in more than 30 years, won five women’s titles at the 110th running of America’s Athletic Classic. The Wildcats, ranked No. 9 in the latest track and field poll, have finished in the top five at NCAA outdoors three of the last four years and were fourth with 46 points in 2018.The Iowa women, which won the Drake Relays Hy-Vee Cup for the first time, have four athletes competing at the NCAA Championships led by junior Laulauga Tausaga, who was named the Midwest Women’s Field Event Athlete of the Year.  Iowa State has three performers who have qualified for the NCAA Championship.Drake Relays Champions Ready to Win TitlesThere are opportunities for a Drake Relays champ to win an NCAA women’s individual title in the 1,500m or discus. Oklahoma State junior Sinclaire Johnson is the collegiate leader in the 1,500m after running a school-record 4:09.50 to win the NCAA West Prelims which included defending champ Jessica Hull from Oregon.Tausaga threw a school record 205-8 to register the highest discus mark at either the NCAA East or West Prelims May 23.Joining Minnesota’s Amira Young in the 100 at 8:16 p.m. Thursday will be Kentucky’s Kianna Gray and Celera Barnes. Gray, who was second in the 100 at the SEC Championships, anchored Kentucky to victory in the 4×200 relay at Drake while Barnes ran the opening leg.Kentucky freshman Abby Steiner, who also ran on that winning Drake Relays 4×200 relay team, has qualified for the 200m which will be held at 9:14 p.m.Thursday. The trio of Gray, Barnes and Steiner will join anchor Janie O’Connor in competing in the 4×100 relay qualifying that will be the first event run Thursday at 7:02 p.m.Junior Chloe Abbott, who ran on leg on Kentucky’s winning 4×200 relay at Drake, is in the 400m that starts at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The SEC Outdoor champ won the 400m at the NCAA East Prelims, running a personal best 51.32.Ross will be running in three events during Thursday’s opening session starting with the 100m hurdles at 8:02 p.m. where she will face Iowa State freshman Keira Christie-Galloway in the second heat.  Christie-Galloway arrived in Ames at the start of the second semester, setting a school record en route to winning the 60m hurdles at Big 12 Indoor Championship. She then became Iowa State’s first ever Big 12 100m hurdle outdoor champ in a school-record 13.10.Ross will be joined by Kentucky freshman Masai Russell in the 400m hurdles qualifying at 9 p.m. Thursday, along with Minnesota junior Rachel Schow. Russell placed third behind Ross in the Drake Relays university-college 400m hurdles.Ross, Abbott and Steiner also will run legs for Kentucky in the 4×400 relay, which will have qualifying rounds at 10:18 p.m. Thursday. The Wildcats won the 4×400 at the SEC Championships in a season best 3:30.81.Oklahoma State Well Represented in the 1500mJohnson will run with two teammates in the 1500m at 9:26 p.m. Thursday who played a role in Oklahoma State winning the 4×800, 4×1600 and distance medley relay titles at the Drake Relays. Senior Molly Sughroue, who anchored the winning distance medley relay at Drake, won the Big 12 Outdoor 1500 title. Senior Jenny Celis, who ran on two winning relays at Drake, is coming off a personal best of 4:12.92 in the NCAA West Prelim in the 1500m.Senior Dana Klein, who anchored San Francisco to third in the distance medley relay at Drake, also will compete in the 1500m after clocking a personal best 4:15.27 at the NCAA West Prelims.The women’s 800m at 8:44 p.m. Thursday will include San Francisco’s Sadi Henderson and Iowa State senior Erinn Stenman-Fahey who both ran relays at Drake. Henderson ran a personal best 2:03.31 at the NCAA West Prelims which ranks seventh overall on the collegiate list.Iowa junior Jenny Kimbro, who was second in both the Drake Relays university-college 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles, is in the heptathlon along with senior teammate Tria Simmons who ran a leg on Iowa’s 4×400 which placed second at Drake. Kimbro and Simmons placed second and third at the Big Ten meet, respectively.Thursday’s opening round of competition features just one final running event – 10,000m – with two Drake Relays performers competing in Minnesota’s Megan Hasz and Iowa State’s Amanda Vestri. Hasz finished second in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships.  Vestri was second in the 5000m and 10,000m at the Big 12 Championships.Megan Hasz’ twin sister – Bethany – will run in the 5,000m finals Saturday. Bethany anchored the Gophers’ 4×1600 relay at Drake.The women’s 3000m steeplechase at 7:32 p.m. Thursday will feature Wichita State redshirt junior Rebekah Topham who captured the Drake Relays university-college 1500 as well as South Dakota State senior Rachel King who finished second behind Topham at Drake. Topham, a native of Griswold, Iowa, punched her ticket to her first NCAA Championship after finishing 11th in the NCAA West Regional with an American Athletic Conference and school record time of 9:53.92.Look for Top Throwers From the RelaysThe 2019 outdoor season was packed full of highlights for Tausaga, setting Iowa records in the shot put, discus and hammer throw. She won her third-consecutive Big Ten discus title and was named Big Ten Outdoor Female Field Athlete of the Year after winning the discus, placing third in the shot put and seventh in the hammer throw.Missouri senior Gabi Jacobs is making her third straight appearance in the discus at the NCAA Championships after recording back-to-back fifth-place finishes in  2017 and 2018. She finished second to Tausaga at the Drake Relays.Missouri sophomore Sophia Rivera, who captured the Drake Relays women’s javelin title, earned her first trip to the NCAA Championship. She will be joined in the women’s javelin final Thursday by North Dakota State freshman Akealy Moton, who won the Drake Relays women’s university-college shot put.Moton will have a busy Thursday also competing in the finals of the women’s shot put where she will be joined by Drake Relays competitors Tess Keyzers, a freshman from Minnesota, along with Iowa junior Nia Britt. Keyzers enters the NCAA meet seeded seventh and owns the nation’s 11th-best mark this season. Britt is coming off a personal best throw of 55-7 ¾ at the NCAA West Prelim.The women’s hammer throw Thursday features four place winners from the 2019 Drake Relays led by Minnesota senior Temi Ogunrinde, who finished fourth. Other athletes are Missouri senior Becky Keating (sixth), North Dakota State junior Bailey Retzlaff (seventh) and South Dakota senior Lara Boman (18th).Ogunrinde returns to the NCAA Championships for the third straight time and is seeded fourth with a mark of 211-6, which earned her a runner-up finish at the NCAA West Prelim. Ogunrinde won her third-straight Big Ten title in the hammer with a season-best mark of 221-2 to become the first individual to three-peat as Big Ten women’s hammer throw champion.South Dakota junior Helen Falda, who captured the Drake Relays university college pole vault, will be aiming for all-American honors in pole vault finals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. She is ranked seventh on the collegiate list with a personal best of 14-5.25.Kentucky junior Ellen Ekholm, who won the Drake Relays university-college high jump, advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the third year in a row. When the high jump finals take place Saturday Ekholm will be looking to add to her 2019 SEC title.Kentucky senior Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile Excel won the Drake Relays university-college triple jump and will contend for the NCAA outdoor title in the triple jump Saturday. She finished second in the triple jump as a sophomore at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor meet, while placing third last year and at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championship. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more