McCann Wins MVC Steeplechase Title On Second Day of Championship

first_imgStory Links High Jump 12. Ryan Cook, 6-3.25 400-Meter Hurdles (Prelims) 2. Virginia Hill, 1:00.70 6. Mary Young, 1:05.06 11. Victoria Coombe, 1:06.35 Long Jump 3. Kayla Bell, 18-8.5 19. Taryn Rolle, 17-0 Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters (Prelims) 4. Demetrius Shelton, 10.66 5. Pierce Vincent, 10.67 14. Aaron Chier, 11.02 20. Kendall Owens, 11.59 In addition to McCann’s title, the Bulldogs also scored in the women’s long jump with Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) taking third with a jump of 18-8.5 that she recorded on her second jump of the day to earn all-conference honors. 100-Meter Hurdles (Prelims) 3. Mary Young, 13.58 6. Destani Welch, 14.18 Action in those final events begins on Sunday at noon for the field events and at 1 p.m. on the track.  Print Friendly Version 400-Meter Hurdles (Prelims) 1. Bas Van Leersum, 52.34 2. Hudson Priebe, 52.56 10. Dominic Lombardi, 54.23 High Jump 7. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-5 12. Taylor Patton, 5-3 The majority of competition on Saturday was preliminary action to set the stage for the final day of competition on Sunday. In those preliminary heats, the Bulldogs advanced eight performances to the finals. On Friday, four Bulldogs advanced to give the team plenty of representation in the finals. 110-Meter Hurdles (Prelims) 13. Dominic Lombardi, 15.34 Men’s Team Standings 1. Wichita State, 128        2. Southern Illinois, 61        3. Indiana State, 36        4. Northern Iowa, 31        5. Illinois State, 18        5. Bradley, 18        7. Drake, 16        8. Loyola (Ill.), 4 Young returned in the 400-meter hurdles to finish in sixth in 1:06.35 while Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) was second in 1:00.70 to give Drake two competitors in that final as well. The men will be equally represented in the 400-meter hurdles and Drake had the top two qualifying times of the day. Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) led the way in 52.34 followed by Husdon Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) in 52.56. 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 1. Robert McCann, 8:43.00 10. Chris Kaminski, 9:28.06center_img 2016 MVC Outdoor Championship Saturday, May 14, 2016 Terre Haute, Ind. 2016 MVC Outdoor Championship Saturday, May 14, 2016 Terre Haute, Ind. McCann established a seven-second lead in the race, finishing in 8:43.00 to establish a personal best and the second-fastest time in school history. The win continues an outstanding season for McCann following a Drake Relays title in the same event two weeks ago.  Drake Individual Women’s Results 400 Meters (Prelims) 9. Rai Ahmed-Green, 56.54 18. Kaylen Rettig, 58.50 Drake will again collect points in the hurdles as Bulldogs recorded six of the top qualifying times of the day in the hurdles. In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) clocked the third fastest time of the day in 13.58 while Destani Welch (Des Moines, Iowa) was sixth in 14.18 to advance as well. 800 Meters (Prelims) 16. James Saxton, 1:55.37 Live Results A pair of men also advanced to the 100-meter finals with Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) taking fourth in the preliminary heats in 10.66 followed by Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) in fifth in 10.67. 800 Meters (Prelims) 12. Laura Gann, 2:14.45 16. Kayla Giuliano, 2:18.83 17. Meghan Kearney, 2:18.99 Shot Put 15. Ryan Lemke, 47-9.75 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Drake’s Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase on the second day of the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship to highlight action for the Bulldogs. Women’s Team Standings 1. Wichita State, 123.50     2. Illinois State, 48.50     3. Northern Iowa, 48        4. Southern Illinois, 46        5. Indiana State, 31        6. Bradley, 19        7. Missouri State, 14.50     8. Drake, 12.50     9. Loyola (Ill.), 8     Long Jump 12. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-9 Day 2 Results last_img read more

Stenson dominates ‘Africa’s Major’

first_img8 December 2008Henrik Stenson roared into a first-round lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge with a record-equalling nine-under-par 63, and the Swede never let up over the remaining three rounds, racing away to a huge nine-shot victory at Sun City in South Africa’s North West province on Sunday.His succes was built upon his command of the Gary Player Country Club course’s par fives, which he birdied with consistency to lower his score and bolster his lead.A week after capturing the World Cup of Golf with his fellow Nedbank Challenge competitor, Robert Karlsson, Stenson turned in a performance of such quality that the television commentators were in agreement that it would be a long time before it would be matched again.He finished on 21-under-par 267, four shots off the record held by Ernie Els, but the South African’s mark was achieved on a course that was quite different to the way it looks today.R3-million per round!The victory was worth $1.2-million for the Swede, which works out at over R3-million per round! Not bad for four day’s work!He began the final round with an eight-shot lead and proceeded to turn in the third best round of the day, a four-under-par 68. Kenny Perry, with a superb seven-under 65, was three shots better and James Kingston a shot better.It wasn’t as if the course played easily; four of the 12-man field finished with over-par totals. Stenson was simply magnificent.South African golf legend Gary Player was effusive in his praise for the Swede afterwards, telling Stenson that he believed a major title awaited him in the near future.President, sponsors thankedPlayer also thanked South African President Kgalema Motlanthe for attending the final day at Sun City and applauded sponsors Nedbank for extending their sponsorship of the event by another three years.Perry improved every round, going from a 73 to a 70 to a 68 and finally to a 65 as he rode a hot putter in the final round into second place.Robert Karlsson settled for third on nine-under-par 279 after a level-par 72 in the final round.South Africa’s bestRory Sabbatini was the best of the South African contingent of three players, finishing fourth on eight-under-par 280. His progress was undermined on the 18th hole during the third round when he doubled-bogeyed, which left him with a level-par round of 72.Sergio Garcia, whose recent superb form has propelled him to second in the world rankings, failed to fire, posting rounds of 72, 70, 72, and 70. That left him on four-under 284 for the tournament, tied with Lee Westwood, whose scores of 70, 72, 70, and 72 eerily echoed the Spaniard’s performance as they swopped 70s and 72s.SA Open champion James Kingston finished strongly with a five-under-par 67 to take him to two-under 286 for the tournament, alongside South Korea’s KJ Choi.Justin Rose, who fought a magnificent duel with Trevor Immelman for the title in 2007, couldn’t find the same kind of form and finished on two-over 290.Defending champion’s strugglesDefending champion Immelman struggled with his game and it came apart in the final round when he posted an ugly five-over-par 77 to end on 291.Luke Donald slid to a 75 over the last 18 holes and finished a shot worse off on 292, while Miguel Angel Jiminez, despite a decent three-under 69 in the last round, was last on five-over-par 293.LEADERBOARD 267 – Henrik Stenson (SWE) 63 71 65 68276 – Kenny Perry (USA) 73 70 68 65279 – Robert Karlsson (SWE) 72 68 67 72280 – Rory Sabbatini (RSA) 68 70 72 70284 – Sergio Garcia (ESP) 72 70 72 70284 – Lee Westwood (ENG) 70 72 70 72286 – James Kingston (RSA) 72 77 70 67286 – K.J. Choi (KOR) 72 67 73 74290 – Justin Rose (ENG) 73 73 72 72291 – Trevor Immelman (RSA) 72 73 69 77292 – Luke Donald (ENG) 72 74 71 75293 – Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 75 76 73 69 Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA women golfers to defend All Africa Challenge title

first_img6 June 2014 Magda Kruger, Michaela Fletcher and Cara Gorlei will line up for South Africa as the country defends the prestigious All-Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) at Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya from 10 to 12 June. The prestigious biennial event is supported by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) and this year marks the first time that the AACT will also carry World Amateur Golf ranking points.Domination South Africa has dominated the winner’s circle since the inception of the championship in 1992, winning every year with the exception of 1996, when Egypt lifted the title at the Ikoyi Golf Club in Nigeria. Pretoria’s Kruger is ranked second and Fletcher, from Pietermaritzburg, is third on the current Women’s Golf South Africa (WGSA) senior rankings, while Gorlei, from Milnerton, ranks second on the junior and sixth in the senior standings.‘Strongest possible team’ “I believe we have chosen the strongest team possible to drive our title defence in Kenya,” WGSA President Karen Olivant, who will accompany the team to Nairobi, said in a statement on Wednesday. “Magda, Michaela and Cara have all claimed individual victories this season and they are quite determined to uphold South Africa’s proud tradition in the event. “However, the AACT brings together the best amateur golfers throughout Africa and the team will definitely face some stiff competition.” The AACT has enjoyed consistent growth since it launched with 12 countries represented at the first event. 17 countries This year’s edition has drawn entries from 17 countries, with the South African trio set to line up against the host nation and teams from Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kenya will be hoping for a home victory from Naomi Wafula, the current Africa Junior champion and Kenya’s amateur stroke play champion, Josephine Ainley and Christina Engell Anderson. The Zimbabwean team will be anchored by the experienced Loice Chingono, and Zambia is sending the formidable Dawa sisters, Melissa and Tina, who performed well against Kruger and Fletcher during the Zambia Ladies Open at the Ndola Golf Club in March.‘Unknown entities’ “We know very little about the northern Africa countries, because we seldom compete against them,” Olivant said. “Quite often, it is the unknown entities that throw up the surprises. “It is a popular tournament, because most of the African nations don’t get the chance to travel to Europe or America often due to budget constraints. “The tournament offers the top players the chance to compete at international level and gain some much-needed competitive experience. The teams always show great enthusiasm throughout the tournament and the standard of golf has definitely improved in the last couple of editions of the AACT.” The format will be similar to the World Amateur Team Championship with the best two scores per round to count towards the daily team score in the 54-hole stroke play format. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more