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McNeese Sweeps Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Bonnie Andres and Alanna Arvie swept the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors, the league announced Wednesday.Andres nailed down a personal best in the 5,000-meter run over the weekend, crossing the finish line with a 17:04.96 for first-place honors at the 2020 Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. The win marks her second overall of the indoor season and came in her first appearance in the 5k event.Arvie clinched her second Field Athlete of the Week honor this season after claiming a personal record in the shot put over the weekend at the Meyo Invitational. The senior tossed a 48-1.25 in the shot put event in order to claim 12th-place honors.  She also finished ninth overall in the weight throw with an effort of 62-10.5 (19.16m) on her fourth attempt of the event.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Bonnie Andres, McNeese – Fr. – Olendorf, GermanyIn just her fourth collegiate track event, Andres captured a first-place finish with a 17:04.96 in the 5000m run. Andres’ 5k finish leads the conference for the 2020 indoor season by nearly two minutes and came in her first appearance in the event of the year.Honorable Mention: Ajah Criner, Central Arkansas.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alanna Arvie, McNeese – Sr. – Oberlin, La.Arvie improved to No. 3 on the Southland indoor performance list for the shot put after hurling a 48-1.25 (14.66m) at the Meyo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., over the weekend. She also threw for a 62-10.5 (19.16m) in the weight throw to take ninth place in the stacked 36-woman field.Honorable Mention: Taylor Coleman, Central Arkansas.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

CALIFORNIA-BRED S Y SKY RALLIES TO TAKE $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE

first_imgCALIFORNIA-BRED S Y SKY RALLIES TO TAKE $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; ALEXANDER HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY D’AMATO, GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON DIRT IN 57.54.  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2019)–Versatile on both turf and dirt, California-bred S Y Sky accepted a switch to the main track and rallied resolutely to deny favored Belvoir Bay a repeat victory in Sunday’s $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita.  A 5-year-old Nick Alexander homebred daughter of Grazen, trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, S Y Sky got five furlongs in 57.54.Although she broke like a shot and had the early lead, S Y Sky eased back off the dueling twosome of Belvoir Bay and Lady Suebee heading to the far turn.  Leaving the quarter pole, Van Dyke angled off the rail, took dead aim on Belvoir Bay turning for home and blew by her approaching the sixteenth pole in a huge effort.“Phil told me she’s fast, but she can be tactical too,” said Van Dyke.  “We broke sharp, but I was able to take her back and she finished really well.”A rousing 3 ½ length winner in the five furlong turf Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on April 27, S Y Sky was off as the second choice at 2-1 in a field reduced to seven fillies and mares by four program scratches and paid $6.20, $2.60 and $2.10.“I thought she was doing well, but I’ve got to give the credit today to Drayden Van Dyke,” said D’Amato.  “She popped on top and she was in control, but Drayden realized the top two were really smoking so he eased her back and that was the winning move.  We’re looking forward to campaigning her the rest of the year.”Out of Alexander’s Sky Mesa mare Sky Marni, S Y Sky notched her fifth stakes win and improved her overall mark to 13-7-5-1.  With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $662,320.“I knew if she caught Belvoir Bay at the top of the lane she would out-finish her, I was sure of that,” said Alexander.  “Her last race at Golden Gate, Flavien rode her and he made a huge move in the turn going for home and he said, ‘This filly has a huge turn of foot.’  The secret after that was just keep her busy.  She’s made over a half a million bucks in just Cal-bred races.“She’s out of a mare that I claimed from A.C. Avila at Del Mar about seven years ago for $16,000 bucks.  Everyone in her family has been a winner, we just get lucky sometimes.”Idle since running a close second in a Group I stakes going six furlongs on turf in Dubai on March 30, Belvoir Bay, who never threw in the towel, was off as the 4-5 favorite and paid $2.40 and $2.10 while finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Lady Suebee.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Lady Suebee was off at 7-1 and paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.76 and 45.19.Originally scheduled for turf, today’s Monrovia was moved to the main track at five furlongs earlier in the day due to the prospect of significant rain.  The American Graded Stakes Committee will confer in the coming days as to whether today’s running will retain its graded status.last_img read more

Greenwood’s NRL dream now a reality

first_imgWhen it was decided by the Titans coaching and medical staff that Proctor would not return for the second half against the Roosters on Saturday night Greenwood was thrust into battle.By running on for the second 40 minutes he and fellow Titans recruit Dan Sarginson created Telstra Premiership history by becoming the first English pair to debut for the same club in the same game in the NRL era, but he has already set his sights on playing a more significant role in the coming weeks.Scans on Monday will determine the extent of Proctor’s shoulder injury and should he be unable to face the Knights next Saturday, Greenwood is more than willing to put his hand up to come into the starting team.”Wherever coach wants me to play I’ll play and if he wants me to push out big minutes I’ll do my best to push out those big minutes and do what’s best for the team,” Greenwood told NRL.com.”Hopefully it’s nothing too serious and he’ll be back out there next week.”The 23-year-old only landed in Australia on Monday morning, with his arrival on the Gold Coast from St Helens accelerated 12 months earlier than originally anticipated.It brought the dream of an NRL debut into clear view and he said after the game that he was still coming to terms with the fact that he is now playing in the NRL.”I have to keep pinching myself because this is like a dream,” said Greenwood, who ran for 48 metres and made 14 tackles in his first 40 minutes as a Titan.”This is what I’ve always dreamed of as a kid, is actually playing in the NRL. “It’s a big opportunity and the way league is going it’s just massive and it’s just growing and growing.”As a young kid at 23 years old this is what I wanted and it’s come so soon I have to keep pinching myself.”After 60 Super League appearances for St Helens, Greenwood admitted that the pace of the NRL was the biggest change but that spending the first 40 minutes watching from the sideline was the greater torture.”I was just itching to get on,” Greenwood said. “Those first 40 minutes were really slow and I was just waiting for the call, waiting for the call and then it came at half-time and I was just happy to get on and get some good minutes under my belt.”It was a bit strange actually because the first 20 minutes [of the second half] went so quick and I looked up at the clock and the last 20 minutes were going slower and slower.”It sometimes felt like the clock was adding on time.”It’s good just to get straight into it and not waiting about. Your nerves are there at the start but now they’ve gone, straight in and it’s exciting.”The crowd was unreal, the stadium’s unreal and it were great to just get the first game.”last_img read more