FOLLOWING last Saturday’s start of the 2016 athletics season with the Purewater/JC Invitational and the Herbert Morrison First Chance meets, action will switch to three venues today, with all three meets starting at 8:30 a.m.In the Corporate Area, the National Stadium will play host to the Douglas Forrest Invitational, while in central Jamaica, Manchester High will host the Charlie Fuller Field Events. The JAAA/Puma Development meet will take place at nearby Windalco, Kirkvine.All three meets will be used as qualifiers for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to be held between March 15-19 at the National Stadium and action is expected to move into another gear today as all three meets are expected to be well represented, with the top high school teams to be on show.At Manchester High, all the throwing events will be contested. At the Douglas Forrest meet, there will be both track and field events, with the track events being the 200m, 800m, 1500m, 400m hurdles with the high, long, and triple jumps being contested in the field.Over at Windalco, there will be no field events, but the scheduled 200m, 400m, 800m and 4x800m relays are sure to excite.
NEW YORK (CMC): Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt says he is targeting a sub-19-seconds run in the 200 metres and has cast doubt over whether he will wind up his illustrious career following the Rio Olympics in August. The reigning World and Olympic champion in both the 100 and 200 metres, Bolt is seeking to become the first athlete to win the events at three successive Olympiads, following his conquests in Beijing in 2008 and in London four years later. “Just to defend my titles, to do the three-peat. That’s my main goal. That’s my main focus,” Bolt said here. “My secondary goal is to try and run sub-19. That’s something I really want, and I hope that everything goes smoothly and I can get it. That would be a big step for me.” The 29-year-old, who holds the 200 metres world record at 19.19 seconds, has struggled with an ankle injury this year but has slowly worked his way back into fitness and is scheduled to make his season debut next month at the Cayman Islands Invitational. Bolt is also expected to appear at the Ostrava Golden Spike later in May before participating in his own track club’s meet, Racer’s Track Club Grand Prix, in June, ahead of the Jamaica trials. “I’m feeling OK. My coach (Glen Mills) says my fitness is not exactly where he wants it to be,” Bolt said. “Starting out this season, I had a problem with my ankles, and it was a setback, but not that bad. We’re getting back on track, and he’s happy with the progress I’m making.” He added: “I have two months before trials and three and a half months before the championships. I’ll keep pushing myself, and hopefully, everything smooths out and I’ll be at my best when the Olympics comes around.” KEEPING OPTIONS OPEN Though he has hinted at retirement after Rio, he said Mills had urged him to keep his options open regarding the issue. “Coach says I shouldn’t say I want to retire just yet. I should focus on the year and see how I feel after the World Championships (in London),” he said, in reference to the IAAF event next year. “And if I still feel like I want to retire, I should. But he says to give it a chance because I think my coach is pushing for me to go a few more years. We’ll see what happens. “Personally, I don’t really want to continue for years and years because it’s getting hard. I have to sacrifice more and more. It takes up so much of your time.” He continued: “I’m never going to come out and joke or be a joke in a season. I’m a winner. I believe in winning. I hate to lose. I will never come out and say it is a farewell tour. I will want to compete at my best, go to the championships and win again.”
The Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) has begun mobilizing fresh revenue to finance the construction of additional housing estates in the country. The Bank’s Management says it needs US$20 million and above in the next two years to finance housing estates which it has already earmarked, but gave no further details as to where new estates will be built. According to LBDI, the objective of mobilizing fresh resources is to ensure that majority of Liberians own affordable homes. The president & chief executive officer (CEO) of LBDI, Mr. John B. S. Davies, III, told our correspondent in an exclusive interview last week at the bank’s 9th Street corporate office that the bank is prepared to fill in the void created as a result of the collapse of the defunct National Housing and Savings Bank (NHSB), which was looted during the civil war. “We are going to attract more funding to continue this mortgage program. LBDI has gone incrementally with its mortgage scheme; we are hoping to increase this package to about US$20 million and more in the next two years,” Mr. Davies said. He made the statements minutes after the official issuance of ownership certificates to National Housing Authority’s (NHA) Browerville Estate residents, under the auspices of the NHA and in collaboration with LBDI, on December 18, noting that mortgage financing is a flagship product by LBDI. He said the flagship mortgage product by LBDI was initiated by the Bank in November, 2012 and was roll-out after approval by LBDI Board of Directors with an initial US$10 million placement by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). More than 180 Liberians from all sector of the Liberian society have already benefited from the LBDI mortgage scheme, which is exclusively for Liberian citizens. About 80 percent of the US$10 million placement by CBL has been disbursed, according to the LBDI CEO. “Only Liberian citizens can benefit from this mortgage product; out of the 80 percent disbursed, 26 percent of the beneficiaries are government employees,” said Mr. Davies.However, he said only 25 percent of the mortgage scheme is outside of Monrovia, assuring the public that LBDI’s desire is to take the program outside of the capital, Monrovia. Under its mortgage scheme, LBDI will finance estate housing, commercial mortgage arrangements, and individual potential house owners. Under its commercial estate arrangement program, LBDI and NHA recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in which LBDI took responsibility of 16 tenants for NHA’s Browerville Housing Estate. The 16 beneficiaries were on December 18, 2014 issued a temporary certificates of ownership of the property and will ultimately take possession of their homes after settling with LBDI in the next seven to nine years. LBDI’s mortgage product has a flat interest of not more than 8 per cent. The bank finances 70 percent of the total cost of individual and commercial housing, while the owner of the house is required to foot the balance 30 per cent. Speaking last week Friday at the certification ceremony in the presence of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara M. Konneh and Central Bank Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones, amongst others, Mr. Davies lauded the government of Liberia for approving and supporting the mortgage product.“We [LBDI] also commend the CBL, whose Executive Governor has maintained that you must put your mouth where your money is,” said Mr. Davies in his welcome remarks. For her part, President Sirleaf recalled how economic difficulties facing the country as a result of the civil war, as well as the financial constraints encountered with the Ebola outbreak, have made the housing sector virtually dormant over the years. The Liberian leader disclosed that her government had already approached the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP), whose Director-General, Dewitt von Ballmoos, was also present at the program, to finance the housing project in Browerville and other parts of the country.“LBDI CEO and others have decided to join the program and make it even better,” she said, expressing her delight at the small steps in the housing sector, but challenging the stakeholders to do more. “We see a small step forward in the revitalization of the housing sector with the support of the CBL, the Minister of Finance and LBDI, but lots more need to be done,” she said. According to President Sirleaf, investment in housing, in conventional economics, is not an investment but enhances the service sector, contributing to gross national product (GNP) through local content and employment generation, amongst others. She thanked the 16 beneficiaries for taking the initiatives to own their individual homes, challenging them to take good care of the property.“You need to take very good care of your homes and make a community for yourselves,” said the President. “Don’t wait for government before you clean your yard.”Finance Minister Amara Konneh said owning a home is very important, but building a community is crucial, adding that the beneficiaries should make Browerville Estate their community. ”It has been a tough year to keep the economy up while at the same time fighting Ebola. But we need to invest in the housing sector,” said Minister Konneh. For his part, CBL Executive Governor, J. Mills Jones, noted that low income housing creates economic opportunity, including employment for the population.“We promised President Sirleaf that we [CBL] would support LBDI, ensuring that the bank made affordable homes available for our people,” adding “All we [CBL] can say is that this is just the beginning; we are standing by to do more.” Present at the indoor ceremony at LBDI’s 9th Street Corporate was NHA Managing Director, Mr. Sam Wlue, NHA Board Chairman, Mr. George D. Harris, and LBDI Board member, Mr. Dewitt von Ballmoos, as well as LBDI General Manager, Ms. Gloria Y. Menjor, and LBDI Comptroller, Mrs. Clavenda Payman, amongst others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday jailed a 40-year-old man after he admitted to assaulting a minibus conductor thereby causing him actual bodily harm.Adrian Brandt, who is a Route 47 minibus driver, pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on July 29, 2019, at High Street, Georgetown, he unlawfully assaulted Eric Coats so as to cause him actual bodily harm.Adrian Brandt being escorted by a Police officerThe unrepresented man in his explanation to the court claimed that he was acting in self-defence since the victim and his friends would usually “beat him up”. He added that he made several reports against the Virtual Complainant but Police ranks would not take him seriously.However, Police Prosecutor Traceyann Gittens in presenting the facts of the case stated that on the day in question, Brandt armed himself with a metal bar, confronted the Virtual Complainant and dealt him several lashes about his body.As a result, Magistrate Daly after listening to both sides sentenced Brandt to six weeks’ imprisonment.Last year, Brandt was committed to stand trial at the High Court after a prima facie case on a rape charge was made out against him. Brandt was slapped with the charge which stated that on October 7, 2018, at Sophia, Greater Georgetown, he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.According to information, the teen was a frequent traveller in the minibus which he operated.It was reported that on the day in question, the teen was a passenger in the minibus when Brandt allegedly drove to an unknown area in Plum Park, Sophia, and reportedly raped her.The teen then complained to her parents about what had transpired and the matter was reported to the police. Brandt is currently on $300,000 bail pending the hearing and determination of the matter in the High Court.Meanwhile, 27-year-old Patrick Dundas, who also appeared before Magistrate Daly, was slapped with two charges for the use of threatening behaviour and language against Brandt.The charges read that on July 29, 2019, at High Street, Georgetown, he made use of threatening behaviour towards Adrian Brandt. Dundas pleaded guilty to this charge.The other charge detailed that on the said date and location, he made use of threatening language towards the said victim. The defendant pleaded not guilty to this charge.As such, Dundas was fined $10,000 on the first charge while he was released on $10,000 for the second. He is expected to make his next court appearance on September 9, 2019.
Sheffield United have announced that convicted rapist Ched Evans can no longer use the club’s training facilities.The Welsh striker returned to the Blades, following the clubs consultation with the Professional Footballers’ Association, after serving a two-and-a-half year prison sentence.However, four club patrons have since left the club while British Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill also asked for her name to removed from a stand at Bramall Lane if Evans was to return to the club on a full-time contract.“We recognise that a number of our supporters will be disappointed with this decision, but would ask that they remember the responsibilities we have not only to a fine and proud Club, whose history stretches back over 125 years, but also to the communities in which Sheffield United is active and to the City we represent,” read an official Sheffied United statement.“The Club initially accepted a request from The PFA for Ched Evans to be able to train. The reaction to this has been at an intensity that could not have been anticipated when first announced.”It added: “The Club condemns rape and violence of any kind against women in the strongest possible terms. The Club is aware that Ched Evans is pursuing legal recourse via the Criminal Cases Review Commission in the determination he has to clear his name. We trust that he will be afforded a fair hearing.“During this whole period, we have been served a timely reminder of what we have been throughout our history: Sheffield United is a Family and Community Club that, even in times of adversity, will remain strong and grow from its experiences.” 1 Ched Evans
Legal experts say that issues such as who had rightful ownership of the goods and the reputation of witnesses in the sometimes less-than-reputable world of memorabilia trading could cloud the prosecution’s case. Simpson has insisted he was merely retrieving items that were stolen from him earlier. Alfred Beardsley, one of the collectors who says he was robbed at gunpoint by Simpson and several other men, told NBC’s “Today” show before Simpson’s hearing that he didn’t think an audiotape made at the scene was accurate. The man who arranged the meeting between Simpson and the two collectors, Tom Riccio, also has a criminal record with more than one felony. The other victim, Bruce Fromong, was recovering from a heart attack in a Los Angeles hospital. A key difference from the 1995 murder trial is that there are plenty of witnesses this time who place Simpson at the scene, including hotel video surveillance. Simpson has made no secret he went to the hotel room intending to take the memorabilia and told The Associated Press that a man who came with him brought a truck to cart away the goods. Simpson attorney Yale Galanter said: “You can’t rob something that is yours.” Simpson, 60, did not enter a plea. He flew home to Miami later Wednesday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAS VEGAS – In a scene of legal deja vu, a grayer, heavier O.J. Simpson stood handcuffed in court Wednesday to face charges that could put him behind bars for life. But as Simpson made his $125,000 bail on charges including kidnapping and armed robbery, legal experts were questioning: Could a former football star who beat a double-murder rap really do hard time for a crime that sounds like a bad movie? Police have laid out a case that makes Simpson the leader in a tense, armed holdup of sports memorabilia collectors. Some of the facts – including a curious recording of the confrontation – don’t seem so clear-cut.
A man who was released on bail while awaiting trial for the alleged sexual exploitation of a child has been ordered to move to another part of Co Donegal.The man appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today after Gardai claimed the man has breached the conditions of his bail. The man had been ordered to sign on weekly for the past 20 weeks at a Garda station but had failed to do so on 13 occasions.Gardai also said the mother of the alleged victim had said he had been in contact with the girl and that they had had sex on a number of occasions.It was also alleged the man had contacted the girl by Snapchat.Judge John Aylmer asked Gardai if the man was considered a flight risk.Gardai replied by saying that around €20,000 in cash was found in the man’s house and that he had another €20,000 in a bank account.After some deliberation between the man’s barrister, Mr Peter Nolan, and state barrister Ms Patricia McLaughlin, an agreement to new bail conditions was reached.The court ordered that the man cease all contact with the alleged injured party either physically, by phone or by social media.The man also agreed to move from his home area to Letterkenny where he is to sign on four times each week including each Saturday and also to provide Gardai with a mobile phone number.The man agreed and was warned that any breach of these conditions would result in the man’s bail being revoked.Man facing alleged sex exploitation charges ordered to live in Letterkenny was last modified: April 24th, 2018 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:baildonegalsexula exploitation
ANGRY health service bosses at Letterkenny General Hospital have denounced claims that they lost patient files – and left them lying in a car park.The HSE tonight issued a strongly-worded statement after reports earlier today suggested that staff lost patient files.And the HSE revealed the files actually belonged to THE PATIENT whose name was on it – and it was the patient who accidentally left them in the car park. Hospital staff say they are delighted the slur has been cleared up.A spokesman said tonight: “On 12 July, correspondence belonging to visitors to Letterkenny General Hospital was handed in to the Day Services reception at Letterkenny General Hospital.“The correspondence, which contained a copy of a patient’s medical notes and a separate folder relating to the same patient, was the property of the visitors and not the property of Letterkenny General Hospital.“The correspondence had been accidently left by the visitors on top of a bin in the car park payment area as they were leaving the hospital. The owners returned to the hospital a short time later and retrieved their property.” The spokesman stressed: “No medical records belonging to Letterkenny General Hospital were lost or misplaced.” REVEALED: ‘LOST FILES’ CLAIM WAS BOGUS – HOSPITAL was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
HE SAID “We’re hanging in, but it has been a really tough stretch. The kids have a good attitude, which makes it easier.” – Knight High coach Jim Bauer, on his team’s adjustment to Golden League football. Knight, a third-year school, is competing without seniors. SPOTLIGHT AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week So much for a quarterback controversy at Palmdale. Falcons coach Jeff Williams on Thursday announced that senior Rodney Trimm, a three-year starter, would get the nod for tonight’s nonleague game at Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. “He’s the guy we rally behind,” Williams said. Junior QB David Coleman started last week’s game against Knight. Williams said he had made the switch not for disciplinary reasons, but to create more competition at the position. TRIVIA QUESTION The California high school record book was recently updated, and Oaks Christian junior QB Jimmy Clausen’s name was added. What record does he hold? OFF THE CHARTS Boron is home against Vasquez tonight in one of the best small-school matchups of the season. Boron RB Brad Kostopoulos has racked up 1,211 yards in six games. In his past four games, all victories against Antelope Valley area schools, Kostopoulos has 992 yards and 17 TDs. A breakdown: Opp., Yards, TDs Knight 157 3 Desert 263 4 Mojave 279 4 Desert Christian 293 6 OFFBEAT The statistics from Highland’s game against Antelope Valley last week wouldn’t appear out of the ordinary for any other team. For the Bulldogs, whose 1,542 rushing yards are 96 percent of their total (1,606), 12 pass attempts and 47 yards through the air is eye-popping. “Everyone thinks we just run,” said senior RB Micah Littlejohn. “I think we were trying to confuse them.” TRIVIA ANSWER As a sophomore last season, Clausen threw for a state-record 57 touchdown passes. GAME OF THE WEEK PALMDALE (2-4) at OAKS CHRISTIAN of Westlake Village (5-0) 7:30 p.m. Key stat: .633. Winning percentage of the five teams Oaks Christian has beaten this year. The Lions have outscored opponents 276-42. Palmdale is the first team with a losing record Oaks Christian has faced. Outlook: This matchup looked a lot more intriguing when it was made last summer. Palmdale usually is one of the best teams in the area, but the Falcons are struggling. Palmdale has a lot of talent, especially senior RB Dominic Blood and WR Tyreace House, and will be the most dangerous opponent Oaks Christian, a Div. XI school, has faced in its five-year history. The game will be especially meaningful for Oaks Christian TB Marc Tyler and DL Tommy Grillo, who live in Lancaster and are friends with many Palmdale players. Tyler, who lives with QB Jimmy Clausen‘s family during the week, writes 661, the area code in Lancaster, on his arm before every game. Palmdale has chosen senior Rodney Trimm as its starting quarterback. Junior David Coleman last week started ahead of Trimm, a three-year starter. ANTELOPE VALLEY (4-2) at QUARTZ HILL (4-2), 7 p.m. Key stat: 89. Points Quartz Hill has scored in its past two games. After averaging just 18.5 points in its first four games, Quartz Hill’s offense scored 38 points in a victory two weeks ago over Knight and 51 points in a win last week over Golden Valley. Outlook: Antelope Valley (2-0 Golden) needed a late, 87-yard touchdown run by Allan Mohan to seal a 28-20 victory over Highland last week, so the Antelopes are far from infallible. A.V. is a different team when RB Andre Crenshaw plays. Crenshaw sat out last week with a calf injury and is questionable tonight. The Antelopes were 27-0 winners last year over Quartz Hill (1-1). HIGHLAND (2-4) at LANCASTER (6-1), 7 p.m. Key stat: 12. Highland pass attempts last week against Antelope Valley, nearly a third of the Bulldogs’ season total (37). Outlook: Lancaster (3-0) has scored a lot of points (36 per game), but its defense sets it apart from the rest of the Golden League. The Eagles have held four teams to seven or fewer points and allowed more than 17 only once, in a season-opening loss to powerful Orange Lutheran. Because of its emphasis on ball control, opposing teams don’t get many shots at Lancaster’s defense. Highland (1-1) is coming off a solid performance against Antelope Valley. To beat Lancaster, the Bulldogs must make the most of their opportunities. KNIGHT (2-5) at LITTLEROCK (2-5), 7 p.m. Key stat: 5. Longest run from scrimmage by Knight last week in a 58-6 loss to Lancaster. Sophomore RB Quantane Bills, who scored Knight’s only touchdown, gained the yardage. Outlook: One of these teams will climb out of last place in the Golden League after starting with three losses. Littlerock has shown more offensively, scoring 31 points in losses to Lancaster and Palmdale, two of the top teams in the league. Knight has lost four straight and struggled to move the ball. This is a home game for Knight, although it will be played at Littlerock. The Hawks’ field is under construction. VASQUEZ (6-0) at BORON (4-2), 7 p.m. Outlook: Freelance Vasquez faces one of its toughest challenges. Boron, ranked No. 7 in Southern Section Div. XII, has outscored opponents by 114 points during a four-game winning streak that included a 28-19 upset of Mojave, then No. 2 in Div. XII. No. 3 Vasquez will need to account for Bobcats senior running back/linebacker sensation Brad Kostopoulos, who is averaging 245.8 all-purpose yards per game and leads the team with 15 touchdowns and 61 tackles. The Mustangs feature a balanced offense led by junior quarterback Joe Perez (48 for 71, 755 yards, 7 TDs) and running back Travis McKelvey (101.8 ypg. MOJAVE (2-3) at ROSAMOND (4-2), 7 p.m. Outlook: Rosamond (1-0 High Desert League) is ranked fifth in Div. XII. The Roadrunners have outscored opponents by 92 points in a three-game winning streak and have won four of their past five. They’ll look to build on that against traditional rival Mojave (0-1), which fell from second to eighth in Div. XII after consecutive losses to Boron and Bishop. Rosamond is led by senior tight end/linebacker Eric Leon, who leads the team in receptions (21), receiving yardage (380) touchdowns (6) and tackles (88). With quarterback Steve Moe‘s status uncertain after sustaining a concussion in last week’s 33-12 loss to Bishop, Mojave will need big games from running backs Leroy Hill (92.0 ypg) and Justin Hamilton (59.8). VILLAGE CHRISTIAN of Sun Valley (4-2) vs. PARACLETE (1-5), Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Antelope Valley College Outlook: Paraclete (0-1 Olympic) has a steadily improving defense that will try to stop Village Christian running back Christopher Handy (131.5 ypg, 12 TDs). V.C. (0-1) is averaging 31.2 points per game and coming off a 43-8 nonleague rout of Montclair Prep of Panorama City. Paraclete sophomore linebacker Joe Tovar has recorded 21 of his team-leading 40 tackles in his past two games.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Pole Vault 2. Erik Olson, 14-7.25 600 Meters 1. Bas Van Leersum, 1:22.93 4. Cory Erickson, 1:25.87 3,000 Meters 12. Alex Rohlfs, 9:48.77 4×400-Meter Relay 1. Young, Coombe, Griesbaum, Okoye, 4:02.61 2. Ahmed-Green, Lang, Crawford, Rettig, 4:02.63 High Jump 1. Tamar Mosby, 5-4.25 3. Taylor Patrick, 5-2.25 High Jump 3. Forest Moses, 6-7.5 60 Meters 1. Demetrius Shelton, 6.92 3. Aaron Chier, 7.01 4. Caulin Graves, 7.03 8. Deonne Witherspoon, 7.11 10. Kendall Owens, 7.13 Weight Throw 2. Michael Dolan, 54-1 Drake Men’s Results Team Scores 1. Drake, 124.5 2. William Penn, 81.5 3.Truman, 67 4. Central College, 57 5. Simpson (Iowa), 52.5 6. Central Methodist, 37.5 7. Avila, 34 8. William Jewell, 22 9. Indian Hills CC, 20 10. Culver-Stockton, 8 11. Quincy, 2 12. Hannibal-LaGrange, 1 60-Meter Hurdles 4. Hudson Priebe, 8.60 9. Dominic Lombardi, 8.93 Long Jump 4. Taryn Rolle, 17-0.5 Long Jump 4. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-6.25 11. Tyler Zak, 19-8.25 Story Links 1,000 Meters 1. George Webb, 2:33.94 2. Xavier Lechleitner, 2:37.35 Triple Jump 1. Johnathan Osifuye, 47-10.5 3,000 Meters 5. Theresa McAlister, 11:30.03 7. Shelby Varney, 12:06.30 300 Meters 2. Demetrius Shelton, 35.92 7. Blair Barrow, 36.51 9. Hudson Priebe, 36.80 11. Tyler Zak, 37.24 14. Dominic Lombardi, 37.45 16. Nihad Ejubovic, 37.69 Drake Women’s Results Team Scores 1. Drake, 139 2. Truman, 99.5 3. William Jewell, 89 4. Central Methodist, 39 5. Central College, 31 6. Indian Hills CC, 27 7. Culver-Stockton, 20 8. William Penn, 18 9. Avila, 14 9. Quincy, 14 11. Simpson (Iowa), 7.5 12. Hannibal-LaGrange, 5 Print Friendly Version 600 Meters 1. Danielle Griesbaum, 1:40.58 PELLA, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams got an early start to their indoor season with 25 top-three finishes at Central College’s Dutch Holiday preview meet on Dec. 3.The Bulldogs were also atop the team standings with the men recording 124.5 points to win while the women recorded 139 points to lead the 12-team field. Six of the Bulldogs’ performances also rank in the top 50 nationally after the first weekend of competition.In the field events, Michael Dolan (Lincolnshire, Ill.) finished second in the weight throw with a personal best of 54-1, the third best mark in school history while Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) won the triple jump. Forest Moses (Highland Park, Ill.) was third in the high jump with a personal best of 6-7.5.On the track, Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) had a pair of top-two finishes by winning the 60 meters in 6.92 and finishing second in the 300 meters in 35.92. Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) also won the 600 meters while George Webb (Morton Grove, Ill.) took top honors in the 1,000 meters.For the women, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) had a two top-two finishes in winning the 60-meter hurdles in 8.62 and finishing second in the 60 meters in 7.87. She also ran a leg on one of the Bulldogs’ 4×400-meter relay teams, as did Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) who won the 300 meters in 40.28 and finished fourth in the 60 meters.In the women’s field events, newcomer Tamar Mosby (Belleville, Ill.) won the high jump while Christina LeMunyon (Overland Park, Kan.) and Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) won the pole vault and triple jump, respectively.Six of the Bulldogs’ performances at the season-opening meet rank in the top-50 in the nation. Young, ranks 15th in women’s 60-meter hurdles at 8.62 while Osifuye ranks 16th in the men’s triple jump. In men’s high jump, Moses ranks 33 with his personal best jump while Erik Olson checks in at 46th nationally in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-7.25 in his debut. Shelton’s season-opening 60-meter time was the 42nd fastest in the nation while Dolan’s personal best mark in the weight throw was the 50th best toss in the nation to open the season.The Bulldogs will train through the next month and holiday break in preparation for their next competition on Jan. 13-14 at the Holiday Inn Invite in Lincoln, Neb. 60-Meter Hurdles 1. Mary Young, 8.62 2. Victoria Coombe, 9.06 6. Bryce Lang, 9.82 60 Meters 2. Mary Young, 7.87 4. Rai Ahmed-Green, 7.95 300 Meters 1. Rai Ahmed-Green, 40.28 2. Ebele Okoye, 40.67 3. Mariah Crawford, 40.76 5. Kaylen Rettig, 41.71 6. Victoria Coombe, 42.81 15. Bryce Lang, 44.01 Pole Vault 1. Christina LeMunyon, 10-2 4×400-Meter Relay 1. Priebe, Barrow, Zak, Owens, 3:29.97 2. Graves, Lombardi, Chier, Ejubovic, 3:30.30 Triple Jump 1. Taryn Rolle, 36-7.75 Complete Results