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

Lucky grandmother collects her €500,000 after lucky Donegal lotto win

first_imgA delighted grandmother today celebrated a change in her luck as she collected her €500,000 EuroMillions Plus win after buying her ticket in Co Donegal.The winning ticket was bought in Whoriskey’s store in Ramelton but it is not known if the woman is from the locality.The woman hadn’t much luck in recent weeks, as she had been in hospital. However, she was smiling from ear to ear and claimed that the win had certainly “brightened up my week”.“I cannot believe that it was me who won. On Saturday, I saw online and on social media that there was a local winner but it never dawned on me to check my ticket straight away,” she said.“Later that evening I decided to go for a walk with the dog and on the way I put him under my arm and went into the local shop to check my ticket. I froze when the guys behind the till told me that I better contact the National Lottery. It has been a rollercoaster of a few weeks for me but I’m obviously feeling really, really good now.”She says that she will remain calm and has always been sensible with her money so doesn’t know yet what she will do in the long-term. “I am going to see my financial advisor first thing in the morning and then I’m going to clear the mortgage. What next, I don’t know but I’ll be sure to look after my family,” she said. She was accompanied to National Lottery HQ in Dublin by her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.“It is always fantastic to put a smile on the faces of our winners but this one was special, considering the tough couple of weeks this person had,” said Dermot Griffin, CEO of the National Lottery.“It was also amazing to hear of such a buzz the EuroMillions Plus win has created in the small town of Ramelton, where the ticket was sold.”The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased in Whoriskey’s EuroSpar Store in Ramelton. This is 14th EuroMillions Plus win in Ireland in 2017.Lucky grandmother collects her €500,000 after lucky Donegal lotto win was last modified: July 9th, 2017 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:GrandmotherlottoLuckyRameltonlast_img read more