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Digital Collections Manager, Nancy Thompson Learning Commons

first_imgSTOP! Current Kean University employees (including part-timeStudent Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists andAdjuncts) must apply via the internal career site to ensureconsideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, pleaselog into your Workday account and select the Career icon on yourhomepage to view available positions.Nancy Thompson Learning CommonsDigital Collections ManagerUnder the supervision of the Director of Digital InformationResources in the Learning Commons and coordinated with the Officeof the Senior Vice President for Research, the Digital CollectionsManager (Managing Assistant Director III) manages responsibilitiesrelated to all resources and collections in the Nancy ThompsonLearning Commons (NTLC) and in support of scholarly works by Keanfaculty. The Digital Collections Manager (DCM) manages operationsto administer and maintain digital resources and assists colleagueswith integrating and enhancing digital and legacy collections atthe NTLC, Special Collections Research Library and Archive (SCRLA),others such as those in the School of Public Architecture and otherunits as related to faculty and student learning and collaboration.This position is also responsible for assisting students, faculty,and staff with accessing online collections and resources for usein their courses and research experiences. The DCM will collaboratewith SCRLA, the Holocaust Resource Center, the Human RightsInstitute and other units to expand access for students, facultyand the community. The digital collections include born-digitalmaterial as well as digitized materials from the specialcollections. The DCM will update current processes to improvedigitization and acquisition, metadata, tags, keyword phrases,tracking, and readiness of materials; develop benchmarks for theuse of and implementation of effective digital management;coordinate the development of standard digital collectiondocumentation practices; develop policies and procedures fordigital management of resources and collections; and performrelated work as required.This position requires a flexible schedule including evening andweekend hours. Work schedule is assigned according toshifts/rotations to cover extended facility and service hours thatmay vary by academic and calendar year. Operations managementincludes the Kean USA campus, as well as other programs/divisionsat Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands and its additional locationWenzhou-Kean University, in China. This position is based at theUnion campus, but includes potential travel to and assignments ofwork at other locations.This is not a remote position and requires physical presence oncampus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working oncampus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly withstudents following all procedures and protocols set forth in theUniversity’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols createdthrough additional correspondence. The employee must have theability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workdayduring the COVID pandemic or as determined by universityprotocol.Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with aMaster’s degree and two years of professional experience in highereducation in a learning commons or library environment,multimedia/digital services, computer services, IT or a relatedfield is required. An ALA-accredited master’s degree and w orkexperience in an institution of higher education using anintegrated library system or the equivalent is preferred. Priorexperience working with OCLC WorldCat; Springshare Suite; OpenEducational Resources; and digital collections is also preferred.Candidate must demonstrate fluency in the use of Microsoft OfficeSuite and a variety of hardware/software platforms and products(e.g., Blackboard) and portals used by students and faculty (e.g.,Advise, Keanwise, TutorTrac) in higher education. Candidates withexperience with digital collections management, special collectionsand Open Educational Resources and support of scholarly works areencouraged to apply.Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointmentis made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contactinformation for three professional references. Officialtranscripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting dateof employment.Additional InformationKean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011,Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will berequired to abide by this law and establish a principal residencein New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establishsuch residence, from the effective date of hire.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ifyou have a disability and would like to request an accommodation inorder to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. ofour Reasonable Accommodations Policy &Procedures .Diversity & Non-Discrimination StatementKean University is committed to establishing and maintaining adiverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equalopportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed toprepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in adiverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunityinstitution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster acommunity that both values and promotes the diversity and equity ofall students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.EEO/AA StatementKean University is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employerlast_img read more

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Cain: Johnson’s Texas win, attitude remind us why he’s a true champion

first_imgBUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol All these seasons (16), all these Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win trophies (81) and all those Hall of Fame-ready championships (seven) later, the perpetually good-natured Jimmie Johnson can still smile when people wonder if his success train has derailed. Even a bit.His victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway – now giving him a winner’s cowboy hat for every day of the week — simultaneously assured his fans all is well with an automatic playoff bid and left the others to mutter, “Here we go again.”Yep. Here we go again and what a historical ride this could be.To be fair, this has been the statistically slowest start to a season in his career. Even after his win Sunday he’s ranked a surprisingly low 11th – up three spots from last week.After the season-opening six races leading into Texas produced “Johnson subpar” results, there was plenty of speculation that the multi-time and reigning champion No. 48 team might have finally recessed a bit. That the group might have become “human” – you know, found itself mired in a  … “slump.”If you can really consider six races without a trophy, a slump, for Pete’s sake.RELATED: Johnson rallies, corrals Texas win At no point during the early season did Johnson or his fearless team leader, crew chief Chad Knaus, appear worried, however. They met all their media requirements – with a smile. And even after a qualifying gaffe just this Friday at Texas, there was no panic.It was sort of similar to the 2016 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, when NASCAR officials discovered a last minute, technical concern on the car. The team had to push the Chevrolet off the starting grid, go through inspection again and Johnson lined up last for the season-finale, championship-determining green flag.Again, no panic on the team.Johnson methodically worked his way back toward the front at Miami, took the lead with three laps of extra time remaining and drove off to earn his record-tying seventh Cup title – a championship tally many believe will never happen again in the sport. Yet, it’s a number Johnson may well add to.It was brilliant work — and even more dramatic considering the obstacles the team had to overcome. But it was of little surprise to those that know this group best.”I think there’s a little bit of vintage 48 in that,” Knaus conceded Sunday at Texas. “It seems as though we have in times of turmoil and distress managed to get some pretty solid finishes with the 48 car, and I think that’s a true testament to Jimmie and his ability to not waver.”He doesn’t get spooked. He doesn’t get too crazy. He keeps his calm. He’s very calm in nature as we all know. So him doing that and allowing us to work on the race car the way that we need to without panic setting in, I think there’s definitely an element to that. We love a challenge.”And the team has had its share in the early portion of this season.That’s why being Jimmie Johnson is such a bonus – a perpetually under-appreciated advantage.The El Cajon, California, native remains calm, cool and collected no matter the size of the challenge.And it’s actually a good lesson for all of us who are less inclined to breathe and set-in.Even after requiring three bags of IV fluid following a steamy race and malfunction with Johnson’s in-car drinking system at Texas on Sunday, he still fulfilled a winner’s obligation for a press conference.RELATED: Johnson taken to infield care center after Texas win </p> After hearing about how “off” Johnson felt in Victory Lane, some in the media center were quite sure he would understandably beg off. He had done all the television and radio interviews while in Victory Lane, after all.But no, nearly two hours after the race, Johnson came in and answered all the interview questions anyone had. All class.My question was the same to Knaus and later to Johnson. What’s the secret in keeping so cool under so much pressure, to achieving ultimate excellence when odds are toughest?”There certainly is a mindset that works for everyone, and for me, much more on the reserved side has always paid off for me,” Johnson said. “It may be the environment. At Homestead, kind of reacting to things and keeping me under control was good. And today was good.”I feel like at times when I start up front or we’ve had a dominant weekend, you’re kind of expected to perform, and you can try too hard easily in this sport. I don’t know exactly, but maybe there is something, and kind of just being knocked down a notch, like ‘OK, this is going to be a working man’s day,’ we’re going to have to fight through a lot, stay calm, identify with 100 percent, because again, it’s very easy to step over that line and bust your butt, from a pit call being too aggressive, too aggressive on pit lane in the car, passing other cars like we did today. “I had to be so patient, and in the end, the patience kind of paid off for me.”It did. Again.And now, somewhere on a beach in Mexico, Johnson is vacationing with his family during NASCAR’s Easter off-week. He joked Sunday that he planned to indulge in Mexican food, get a tan (or sunburn, he worried) and most likely, enjoy a margarita. Or two.So here’s a toast to you Jimmie.Congrats on the way you keep bringing it, racing like you’re trying to earn your first win. All while reminding everyone why you are such a true champion.last_img read more

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UPDATE: 9-year-old ejected during I-10 rollover crash in Jefferson County

first_img For an unknown reason, the driver of the Ford failed to drive in a single lane and struck the 18-wheeler. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to flip several times before coming to rest.The 9-year-old male passenger in the Ford was ejected from the vehicle and taken by medical helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for treatment.As of 5:26 p.m. Monday, the extent of the boy’s injuries are unknown. The second passenger in the Ford, a 60-year-old Houston resident, was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital. Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.The driver of the Ford, 22-year-old Judel Maldonado Salazar of Houston, and the driver of the 18-wheeler were not injured. All westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 have reopened following the crash.There is no additional information available at this time.center_img At approximately 3:30p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers received a report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 10, near mile marker 838, in Jefferson County.The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2010 Peterbuilt truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 in the outside traffic lane.A 2000 Ford Explorer was also traveling westbound on Interstate 10, in the inside traffic lane.last_img read more

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Thomas Keneally’s Transport to Have World Premiere at Irish Repertory Theater in 2014

first_img View Comments Transport tells the journey of Irish women exiled to Australia in the mid-19th century and focuses on a prison liner called “The Whisper,” which carried females to penal colonies. The characters include four prisoners, the crew of the ship and a banished Irish priest. A native Australian, Keneally is best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler’s Ark which he later adapted to Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1993. In his nonfiction book, The Great Shame, the author wrote of how his Irish forebears were deported for minor crimes in the Irish famine and its aftermath. Walton’s design credits on Broadway include A Tale of Two Cities, Uncle Vanya, Annie Get Your Gun, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Six Degrees of Separation and Anything Goes. He won Tony awards for The Apple Tree, the original production of Pippin, House of Blue Leaves and Guys and Dolls, and garnered an Oscar for Bob Fosse’s All That Chat. Other film and TV design credits include The Wiz, Murder on the Orient Express, Mary Poppins and The Boy Friend. The world premiere of Transport, a new musical with a book and lyrics by Thomas Keneally (Schindler’s List) and music by Larry Kirwan, is set for a limited engagement at the Irish Repertory Theater beginning February 16, 2014. According to the New York Times the new production will be directed and designed by Tony and Oscar winner Tony Walton and the show will run through April 6. Futher casting and creatives will be announced in due course.last_img read more

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Profit priority at Siemens

first_imgAfter recording a pre-tax loss of DM759m in the financial year which ended on September 30 1998, Siemens Transportation Systems is expecting to reduce its losses ’substantially’ in 1998-99 by further strengthening systems competence which represents a ’unique competitive advantage’. According to the Siemens annual report for 1997-98, Trans-portation Systems’ top priority is to improve ’the profitability and competitiveness of our customers’, and the group is ’rigorously pushing modularisation and standardisation’ in its components sector.Siemens attributes the worsening of a DM177m loss in 1996-97 to DM759m in 1997-98, which prompted the departure of Transportation Systems President Wolfram Martinsen on September 30 last year (RG 9.98 p574), to ’enormous pressure on prices and difficulties with individual projects’. Provision for order and business-related risk was increased in the course of a general audit, which had an impact on earnings. Under an agreement signed on November 3 and backdated to October 1, Siemens Schienenfahrzeugtechnik GmbH of Kiel was sold to Vossloh AG.Sales in 1997-98 rose by 23% from DM4·1bn to DM5bn, with major projects billed in Portugal, Great Britain, the USA and Taiwan. New orders were down 29% from DM7·1bn to DM5·1bn, as the high volume recorded in 1996-97 included major projects which could not be matched.Looking to enter the British signalling market, Siemens Transportation Systems has formed a new Signalling & Control Group based at Kingstanding in the West Midlands. Under a contract awarded by Railtrack, the group is currently at work on a preliminary study to determine the viability of undertaking the 72 km Dorset Coast resignalling scheme between Totton and Moreton using Siemens equipment, including SIMIS-W interlockings, AzSM axlecounters and S700KM point machines.last_img read more

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Duke fans expecting perfection from freshman RJ Barrett are sophomoric

first_imgThe Duke Blue Devils had just won a basketball game by 21 points that was played against an opponent with five NCAA championships in its past. This may seem routine by now, given that it was contested at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but even at that it was rather jarring to hear Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski using the occasion to address circumstances from a game the team played last week.This would be the antithesis of “taking it one game at a time.” “Let’s get real about this whole thing,” Krzyzewski said. “Let’s not get spoiled. We’ve got four 19-year-old kids that are busting their ass trying to learn how to play and have a lot of pressure on them.”Don’t pity Barrett, Williamson, Jones and Cam Reddish for the pressure. This is what they enrolled at Duke to experience. But pressure need not equate to inaccurate analysis of what is being transacted on the floor.RJ Barrett has been a spectacular success through seven college games. He is not perfect. Duke is not perfect. Expecting this from either was foolish from the start. MORE: Coach K calls out fans for pressuring team“Duke fans, just cut it out, man,” Krzyzewski said following Duke’s 90-69 victory over Indiana. “These kids aren’t perfect. My kid wasn’t playing ‘hero ball.’ He was playing winners’ ball. If you don’t like following him, don’t follow us. I’ll go to war with my guys.”The player in question is freshman wing RJ Barrett, who entered the Duke program as the No. 1 prospect in the 2019 recruiting class and who is, after seven intercollegiate basketball games, averaging 22.7 points per game. Ordinarily such a player would become an instant fan favorite, whose occasional freshman foibles would be defended with vehemence by his program’s fan base.Duke fans, however, are in the position to choose among their ludicrously rich freshman class in finding a favorite. And the easy, obvious choice there is Zion Williamson, the monstrously dynamic forward averaging 21.3 points per game for the Blue Devils. Williamson does not just score baskets: He storms them. He misses fewer shots because defenders often can be seen clearing a path for him to the goal rather than attempt to absorb his 285 pounds of muscle in a charge/block collision.When Duke trailed Gonzaga by two in the final 11 seconds of the Maui Invitational title game, though, it was Barrett who was given the ball by point guard Tre Jones near the top of the key, Barrett who immediately ditched one defender and dashed into the lane and Barrett who attempted to score as he was approached by three Zags defenders helping on the play. He might have attempted to dish the ball to Williamson as all that attention gathered toward him. But he didn’t.He ran the play that was called by his coach. This was obvious. The play directly followed a timeout that was called in between Rui Hachimura’s two missed free throws with the score at 89-87. Had Barrett improvised, it’s likely Williamson would have had an open layup or dunk. (Who am I kidding? Of course it would have been a dunk). Whether he’d have gotten the shot off in time, or whether another defender might have sneaked in to help against Williamson and affected the play, is impossible to ascertain.Here’s what is clear, though: If you have a problem with how RJ Barrett is hooping after seven college games, you haven’t watched enough ball.MORE: Takeaways from Gonzaga’s win over DukeBarrett is not a perfect prospect at this point, but we’ve had maybe two of those, ever, in this sport: LeBron James in 2003, who did not play NCAA basketball after leaving Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, and Lew Alcindor, soon to be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in 1965, who enrolled at UCLA when freshmen were not permitted to compete at the varsity level.In other words, there has never been a freshman basketball player whose dominance was immediate, thorough and enduring.What Barrett is, at this stage of his development, is the best prospect in the past three decades at one particular skill: using his power, length, guile and skill to disarm the defender assigned to him, to penetrate the lane and force help from other defensive players, and to finish in spite of their efforts or draw fouls that punish them.He is on pace to attempt more than 200 free throws. He is leading his team in scoring. He is attempting the majority of his shots (101 of 143 to date) where his game is strongest, at the 2-point level, rather than trying to prove to NBA scouts he has mastered the art of 3-point shooting.He is not yet an elite 3-point shooter, converting just 14 of 42 attempts (.333). If he gains comfort in that area, he will become even more dangerous. He is not always aware of the passes available to him because of his ability to draw defenders in his direction, but he is averaging 3.6 assists per game.MORE: Barrett’s freshman debut is something to rememberFor all of that, however, Twitter was alight with charges that Barrett had engaged in “hero ball” following his last-second actions in the Gonzaga game.last_img read more

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Indian girls failed to qualify to the next round despite the win over Thailand…

first_imgAdvertisement 8p4wNBA Finals | Brooklyn VssieWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7iwg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) f5rWould you ever consider trying this?😱7qzwneCan your students do this? 🌚iaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian under 19 Women’s team were able to beat Thailand in their own soil with Grace Lalrampari’s solo goal in the first half of the match in the first round of AFC Under 19 Championship Qualifiers. Despite the win against the host Nation, India were unable to go to next round of the competition. Three teams were on the same points after India’s win over Thailand in the competition. Thailand finished at the top of the Group with the better Goal difference. Between India and Nepal, the result between them came into the way and that’s why Nepal finished ahead of India in the first round of AFC under 19 Championship Qualifiers. Advertisement It was a great performance from the Indian Girls. Thailand had the better ball possession and they also created more chances than India in this match. But India did the job at the 36th minute of the match. Manisha made a great run from the left flank of the field. She provided a beautiful cross towards Grace Lalrampari who committed no mistake to put it into the Goal. Advertisement The lead in the first half of the match certainly boosted up the confidence level of the whole Indian side. Their Goalkeeper Archana was brilliant under the bars. The defensive unit of India were able to keep lead till the end of the match despite the flow of attacks of the host Nation. But it will be disheartening for the young Indian Girls as they have failed to qualify to the next round due to bad performance in one match against Nepal in this competition. Though their efforts in the field should be applauded by the football fans of India.  Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Coaching staff returns as Leafs salute players at awards banquet

first_imgTeam captain Rayce Miller, Joe Davie, Kolten Nelson and Blair Andrews led the awards each with two.Miller won Playoff MVP and Most Popular Player while Andrews took home Stan Zabawa Most Spirited Nelson Leafs award and coaches selection honour, donated by Trevor and Theresa Stocks.Davie won the Bob McIvor Memorial for Leafs Most Valuable Player and took home the top scorer honour.Nelson earned Most Sportsmanlike and Most Improved Player awards.Other awards went to Kyle Chernenkoff Best Defenceman; and Aigne McGeady-Bruce winner of the Harold Mayo Memorial award for player exemplifying dedication to both hockey and education.Saw Weber won the Michael Spring Unsung Player award while Eamonn Miller cpatured the Overwaitea Foods Rookie of the year award. The Nelson Leafs concluded the 2015-16 campaign on a celebratory note Wednesday night at the Hume Hotel with the annual team banquet and awards ceremony.First order of business was president John Dooley announcing that the entire coaching staff of Mario DiBella, Sean Dooley and Isaac Macleod would be back for the 2016-17 season.last_img read more

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Nelson Boxers finish in medals at Nationals

first_imgNothing, not even the pressure of competing on the national stage, can stop Nelson Boxing Club fighters.The local club garnered no less than four medals at the 2019 Super Channel Championships held this past week in Langford on Vancouver Island at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort Community. Leading the contingent was Elias Martinez, Makalu Babott and Leah Eberle, all three capturing silver medals after tough losses in the Canadian Championship Round.Martinez of Team BC was defeated by Mohammed Makhlouf of Manitoba in the Middle 75 kg division to finish second overall.Eberle lost to a close fight to Lee Gyeongyeon of New Brunswick in the 52 Bantam (54kg) division.The other boxer entered, Brayden Hellekson, finished third to claim the Bronze medal after a tough decision loss to Tiago Balteiro of Team Ontario.Hellekson also won a bronze medal at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer earlier this year.Local fans get a chance to see the quartet in action when Nelson Boxing Club hosts Fight Night VI Saturday, May 11 at the Rod and Gun Club.last_img read more

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Cross Country: Weekend Recap

first_imgMcNeese State at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalNew Orleans at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalNorthwestern State at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalNicholls at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalStephen F. Austin at Crimson Classic Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Crimson ClassicSam Houston State at Crimson ClassicSoutheastern Louisiana at Crimson ClassicLamar at Adidas InvitationalLamar at Pre-National InvitationalCentral Arkansas at Pre-National Invitational The Lumberjacks edged SLC foe Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (190 pts.), which finished seventh as a team, and also outran Sam Houston State (358 pts.) and Southeastern Louisiana (623 pts.) to lead the conference action. – Return to top – Host Alabama won the women’s race. Chelsea Blaase of Tennessee was the individual women’s champion with a time of 16:37.66. Shelby Polasek (19:34.43) took 129th, followed by Liz Romo (19:41.41) at 142nd. Jasmine McCoy rounded out the field for the women, finishing 188th with a time of 20:27.48. Other Demons running were Lucas Moncla (23:10.23, 26th) and Tyler Corwin (25:11.33, 31st). After Moreaux, William Hamilton finished 13th with a time of 20:49.6; Enrique Soto was 14th with a time of 21:03.6; and Bradley Traviss in 22nd place with a time of 21:53.6. – Return to top – Other top Lion finishers were: Joseph Edwards (171, 28:57.25) and Stephen Cassingham (176, 29:12.14) Titon started the day by following up her strong last outing at the LSU Invitational. After finishing ninth in Baton Rouge, Titon navigated the 5K course in a time of 19:20.40, which was good enough for eighth place. That time was also 15 seconds faster than her time at the same distance in Baton Rouge back on Sept. 20. True freshman Brittany Innis tackled the 5k course at Harry Pritchett Running Park in 17:55 to lead the way on the women’s side. Her mark was good enough for a 17th place showing out of 225 women competing at the university level. Innis, who has consistently placed in the top three for the women this year, posted a team-best time on Friday for the first time in her young collegiate career. New Orleans at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalResultsLAFAYETTE, La. – The New Orleans Privateers women’s and men’s cross country teams both turned in third-place team finishes, and Letizia Titon had another individual top ten at the Ragin’ Cajun Classic on Friday at Acadiana Park. Freshmen Clarissa Smith (20:18.40) and Haley Gregoire (20:18.40) also finished among the top 200 runners, placing 168th and 178th respectively. Stephen F. Austin at Crimson Classic Men’s ResultsWomen’s ResultsTUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Stephen F. Austin men’s and women’s cross country teams ran to similar results on Friday evening at the University of Alabama Crimson Classic. The women placed fifth out of 25 division one programs and the men placed sixth as a team out of 24 division one schools. Callie Willcox was the second-highest Privateers finisher on the day finishing 24th out of 45 runners with a time of 20:38.70. Willcox and Titon helped guide the Privateers to a third-place finish out of six teams while also coming out ahead of Southland foe Nicholls who wound up in fifth. “This was a great way to finish this big training cycle,” said Chapoton. “And now we are going get our minds in the right place for conference.” Karl Schreiber led the Bearkat men with a 48th place finish and a time of 26:12.51. Other SHSU marks were Evan Arambula 62nd 26:28.32, Colton Stoker 81st 26:28.32, Grant Buley 83rd 26:46.30, Logan Terry 84th 26:47.46, Ryan Saam 97th 26:52.94 and Patrick Pitts 100th 27:06.55. Northwestern State at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalLAFAYETTE, La. – Freshmen Erin Wrozek and Josh Wilkins were the fastest Northwestern State finishers Friday evening at the Ragin’ Cajuns Cross Country Invitational at Acadiana Park, as NSU competed for the last time until hosting the Southland Conference Championships on Nov. 3. Veteran Shelby Pesek came in right behind Innis with a time of 18:01. The junior secured 22 points for the Ladyjacks with the 22nd place finish. Redshirt freshman Courtney High was right on Pesek’s heels until the finish, completing the course in 18:07 – just 12 seconds off Innis’ pace – to place 26th. The trio of Innis, Pesek and High have led the team in each of the three meets in which they all competed this season. UL-Lafayette’s Anna Devitt won the race in 17:32.40. The host team won the meet with a score of 20. – Return to top – “I’m really impressed with our freshman,” Chapoton said. “They’ve been steadily improving each week and they have ran really well lately. Their work is paying off.” – Return to top – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Crimson ClassicTUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s cross country team put together one of the finest performances in school history Friday at the Crimson Classic hosted by the University of Alabama. The men took seventh place overall out of 33 of the best teams in the nation and the women took 19th. Wilkins ran the four-mile men’s course in 20:46.59, 12th overall. Next for NSU was Grant Butts (21:55.85, scoring 18th), followed closely by Hunter Warmack (21:59.99, scoring 19th). Completing the Demons’ scorecard were Jeremy Elliott (22:33.43, scoring 24th) and Skylor Reese (22:56.63, scoring 25th). McNeese State at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalLAFAYETTE, La. – Nicholas Kiprono and Enock Bor finished 2-3 Friday evening at the Ragin Cajun Cross Country Invitational to help pace the McNeese Cowboys to its fourth team win of the season as the squad heads to the Southland Conference Championships on Nov. 3. McNeese State University finished first as a team in the men’s competition, while the University of Louisiana-Lafayette took first for the women. Nicholls at Ragin’ Cajuns InvitationalLAFAYETTE, La. – The Nicholls State University cross country team finished fifth at the Ragin’ Cajun Invitational cross country meet on Friday. The event was held at the Harry Pritchett Course in Tuscaloosa Alabama. The women’s race covered 4,975 meters while the men’s course was 8,085 meters. On the men’s side junior Harry Wiggins turned in the top Lion time. Out of 197 Division I runners, the Prairieville native placed 79th with a time of 26:43.68. In the men’s 8k event, the Lions placed 21st out of 24 teams. The Lady Cards did a strong job of bunching several of their runners together toward the front of the pack to compete with some of the nation’s top ranked teams. Lamar was led by freshman Minttu Hukka who clocked a time of 21:17.7 to finish 30th overall. Hukka crossed the finish line 24 seconds ahead of teammate Leigh Lattimore who ended the day 58th (21:41.6). – Return to top – Wrozek finished sixth overall, covering the 5,000 meters in 19:08.50. Fellow freshman Jacqueline Rushford was the next Lady Demon across the line, 11th in 19:36.80, while Erin Sitarz ran 19th for NSU in 20:19.90. The Lady Demons entered only three runners Friday and did not record a team score. Tennessee’s Chelsea Blaase won the individual title with a time of 16:37 – running ahead of the second place runner by 38 seconds. Host Alabama won the team title with 68 points while Georgia Tech (116 pts.), Auburn (130 pts.) and Mississippi State (162 pts.) rounded out the top four ahead of the Ladyjacks. SFA beat the only other two schools from the Southland Conference by large margins as Sam Houston State (362 pts.) finished 13th and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (494 pts.) took 19th. – Return to top – Central Arkansas at Pre-National Invitational TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The University of Central Arkansas men’s cross country team got a 29th-place finish from Brant Cook on Saturday in the open division of the Indiana State University Pre-Nationals Invitational at the LaVern Gibson Championship XC Course. McNeese’s Danielle Jones ran a 19:56.5 to finish 13th overall and was followed by Angelina Covington in 14th place at 20:08.3. Sarah Booth finished 16th with a time of 20:12.4, Lauren Cooper in 19th at 20:29.3, and Emily Mouton in 23rd place at 21:17.4. Ana Moreno was the top finisher for the SHSU women, placing 43rd with a time of 18:21.90. Other Sam Houston performances included Olivia Olguin 47th (18:22.91), Miranda Prado 78th (18:55.02), Nicole Aponte 85th (18:58.25), Nina Gonzales 109th (19:36.67) and Haley West 115th (19:41.39). On the women’s side, following ULL and McNeese in the team standings were UNO with 122 points, Southern at 125, Louisiana Tech and Nicholls with 135 each, and Louisiana College and Northwestern State, both of which didn’t enter enough runners to qualify for a team score. Sophomores Charles Mathenge and Colby Mehmen each nudged their way into the top ten after great races to pace the SFA men. Mathenge completed the 8k track – officially marked at 8,085 meters – in 25:18 to claim eighth among 197 other division one runners. The Oklahoma State transfer has led the Lumberjacks in each of his first two competitive races of the year. A total of 224 runners participated in the women’s event while 197 took part in the men’s race. The next three Lumberjacks to cross were sophomore Anthony Gallardo (25:47), sophomore Josh Torres (26:23) and redshirt freshman Jeffrey Weisheit (26:35), placing27th, 58th and 71st respectfully. The three runners finished within a 48-second span of each other to cap the scoring for SFA. The men’s team finished in a tie for third in points with Northwestern State as both teams finished with a total of 98 points. McNeese State took top honors in the team standings with Louisiana-Lafayette coming in second. Mehmen, who has also been a familiar name among the leaders at events this year, posted a time of 25:28 to place 10th. Tulsa was first in the open division, followed by Purdue, Eastern Michigan, Ohio University, UCA, Memphis and Xavier. Junior Katie Neil set a lifetime personal record in the 5k, turning in a time of 21:50.99. The Marrero, Louisiana native placed 237th.center_img In the women’s 5k event, a total of 292 runners competed. The top Lady Lion finisher was freshman Celia Zaeringer, who turned in a time of 18:28.73. The New Orleans native placed 58th. “As a team, we have some adjustments to make but we’re moving in the right direction,” Clark said. “We’ll have two hard weeks of training now and work out a game plan to get ready to make a push for that conference championship.” On the women’s side, UCA was 32nd overall. Sophomore Brigette Caruthers finished 85th in the 6K race in a time of 23:17.0, while freshman Diana Moreno was 104th (23:29.9). Junior Sophie Clauss was 193rd (25:19.2), Helene Sensee was 206th (26:21.5) and graduate student Emily Carroll was 209th (26:34.1). The Lamar cross country teams return to action Monday, Nov. 3, when they travel to Natchitoches, La., to compete in the Southland Conference Championships. Both LU squads enter the championships as the defending Southland champions. – Return to top – Ashley Johnson led the way for the women, finishing 17th with a time of 20:12.1 in the 5k. Hannah Naquin finished a minute and eight seconds later, with a time of 21:20.4, while Callie Scull ran a 22:07.8. Alison Smegal led the Cowgirls with an overall fifth place finish with a time of 19:00.8 in the 5-kilometer race. Kaitlyn Jeter finished sixth at 19:16.4 and Corissa Storms placed eighth with a time of 19:25.3. The Cowgirls had seven of their eight runners finish in the top 20 while all runners placed in the top 25. Sebie O’Neill placed 26th to lead the men’s team with a time of 22:25.6 in the four mile. Jake Leee finished next for the Colonel men with a time of 23:49.3. The Islanders cross country teams will be back in action November 3, when they travel to Natchitoches, La., for the Southland Conference Championships. Senior Jannika John was only three seconds back of Lattimore crossing the line 63rd, while classmate Verity Ockenden ended the meet 84th with a 21:55.7. Freshman Evelyn Chavez closed out the Lady Cardinals scoring with a time of 22:10.1 on the six kilometer course. New Orleans will now prepare for the Southland Championships in Natchitoches, La. on Nov. 3. Ty McCormack of Auburn won the men’s title with a time of 24:27 and Clemson brought home the team title with 123 total points. Auburn (130 pts.), Georgia Tech (133 pts.), Rice (150 pts.) and North Florida (165 pts.) rounded out the top five just in front of SFA. The final two point-earners for SFA crossed the finish line within a two-second clip. Sophomore Bridgette Kozar (18:25) and senior Laurie Byrd (18:27) placed 50th and 55th respectfully to round out the top five and give the Ladyjacks their fourth top five showing of the year. “The women had a good meet today,” said head coach Cody Clark. “I felt that if we could finish fifth or better out of the competitive field we’d be taking the next step as a team. Brittany really stepped up for us and had a smart race today.” UL-Lafayette’s Matt Rice was the men’s individual champ in 19:48.19. – Return to top – – Return to top – Cook, a freshman from Grand Prairie, Texas, covered the 8K course in 26:36.4. Freshman Alonzo Pollum was 44th in a time of 26:57.2, followed by senior Connor Ryan in 57th (27:14.7). Senior Benjamin Stansell was 95th (28:51.0), while senior Jacob Luckett was 96th (29:17.9). On the men’s side, Clayton O’Callaghan came back fresh off his personal best in the 8K at the Watson Ford Invitational to finish 17th of 47 runners in the four-mile run. O’Callaghan turned in a time of 21:29.42 and was the top Privateers men’s finisher. Michael Batson followed closely behind with a 21:53.40, which was good for 21st place. Clemson won the men’s race. Ty McCormack of Auburn was the men’s individual champion with a clocking of 24:27.86. “The girls ran really well for never having seen a course like this,” said volunteer assistant coach Brandon Chapoton. “There were a lot of hills, and we don’t really see that on a regular basis.” Southeastern Louisiana at Crimson ClassicTUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Southeastern Louisiana cross country teams competed in the annual Crimson Classic on Friday, hosted by the University of Alabama. Four members of the women’s team and five members of the men’s team made the trip to Tuscaloosa. “As a team I thought we did a good job,” said Gauson. “We had some adversity with Ryan Creech and Jan falling in the first mile. They got up and worked through the field. That had a big impact on our team finish, but to finish 29th in a field of that magnitude was pleasing. Sam had a fine individual performance and is now competing regularly at an elite level.” Wrozek was the top NSU woman finisher for the second time this season. Wilkins has led the Demons in each competition this fall. Sam Houston State at Crimson ClassicTUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Sam Houston women placed 13th and the Bearkat men’s team was 14th in a talent-laden field of 24 universities at the University of Alabama Crimson Tide Classic cross country meet Friday. Freshmen Michael Perez (28:25.40) and Isaiah Gilbert (28:39.82) placed 160th and 167th respectively. The Islander women continue to improve with a 19th place finish at the Classic. Freshman Carissa Piñón paced the Islander women as she finished 92nd out of the 291 runners. She ran the 5k event in a time of 18:57.82, which was good enough for a new personal record. Following close behind was freshman Taylor Hawes (19:19.81) who finished 111th. Del Rio, Texas native Vanessa Galindo (19:27.17) took 120th in the event. Nathan Jones placed fifth with a 19:54.3 followed by a sixth place finish from Oliver James with a 19:56.7. Ryan Holroyd was eighth with a 20:19.9 and Brock Moreaux finished ninth at 20:23.5 as the Cowboys had six runners place in the top 10. After a two week break from competition, Southeastern cross country will compete in the Southland Conference Cross Country Championships in Natchitoches, La. on November 3rd.  This was very encouraging for us,” head coach Shawn Flanagan noted. “We’re getting close to Stephen F. Austin and we are looking good with two weeks left until conference.” Lamar at Adidas InvitationalLamar at Pre-National InvitationalTERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Lamar Lady Cardinals cross country team scored 345 points to finish eighth at the Pre-Nationals meet Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. Not only did Lamar finish among the nation’s elite at the race, but the Lady Cardinals also got a feel for the course where the 2014 Cross Country National Championships will be competed should they qualify. Jason Garcia and Justin Adame were the only other runners for the Islanders to finish better than 50th. Garcia ran 26:02.88 to finish 42nd while Adame placed 47th with a time of 26:10.90. Kiprono finished the four-mile race with a time of 19:51 and was edged out by three seconds for the gold by ULL’s Matt Rice. Bor was a step behind Kiprono and clocked a 19:51.6 to finish third. The Ragin’ Cajun Invitational was the last meet for Nicholls before they head to the Southland Conference Championships on Monday, Nov. 3 in Natchitoches, La. Senior Sam Stabler clocked a time of 24:12 to lead the Cardinals with a 34th-place finish at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis. Friday. Stabler was a bright spot for an LU squad that suffered some adversity when Ryan Creech and Jan Lukas Becker fell during the race. Stabler finished the race 44 seconds ahead of teammate Michael Kershaw (24:56/139th). Despite the fall, Creech was able to battle his back into the middle of the pack recording the team’s third fastest time (25:04). Junior Alex Dunbar was only seven seconds back of Creech placing 170th overall. Becker recovered from his fall to close out the team scoring for the Cardinals with a time of 25:20 (187th). Sophomores Edgar Martinez and Cesar Gonzalez finished back-to-back at 56th and 57th, respectively. Martinez finished with a time of 26:14.85 while Gonzalez finished at 26:15.73. Steven Galli placed 108th with a time of 26:59.92 while Daniel Guerrero (27:01.67) placed 111th. The NSU men tied for third with 98 points. McNeese won with 24, followed by UL-Lafayette (33), UNO (98, tied with NSU), Nicholls (135) and Southern (178). The Cowboys finished the event with a team score of 24 points followed by ULL with 33, New Orleans with 119, Northwestern State in fourth with 120 points, Nicholls at 164, Southern 213, and Louisiana College who did not record a team score. “I thought we had a really great day as a team,” said LU distance coach Darren Gauson. “To finish eighth and placing just behind #22 ranked Baylor was extremely pleasing and shows our consistent improvement as a group across the season.” On the women’s side, the Cowgirls placed second as a team with 46 points as ULL won the team title with 20 points. The SFA cross country teams will get more than two weeks off to recover from Friday’s race before they return to action on Monday, Nov. 3 for the Southland Conference Championships in Natchitoches, La. Senior Philipp Baar ran the best race of his career against some of the strongest competition this season at the Crimson Classic, placing fourth out of 261 runners with a new personal best of 25:03.82 in the 8k. – Return to top –last_img read more

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