Gophers tie best finish in school history by placing third at Big Ten Indoors

first_imgGophers tie best finish in school history by placing third at Big Ten Indoors Matt AndersonFebruary 28, 2005Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintComing off of a ninth-place finish at last year’s Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships, Minnesota women’s track and field coach Gary Wilson said he thought his young team would do well if they could finish fifth at this year’s indoor championships.The Gophers went beyond the expectations of even their coach at the Big Ten Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., placing third with 79 points, five points ahead of fourth place Michigan, and 38.5 behind Illinois for second.“It was just an absolutely fantastic weekend,” Wilson said. “We’ve just got a good and balanced team.”Freshman Liz Roehrig started Minnesota on its way Saturday, taking first in the heptathlon with an NCAA provisional qualifying score of 3,801.“It was really good and important,” she said. “Performing well at the beginning; it gets everyone else going, gets their adrenaline flowing.”Roehrig was one of just two individual champions for Minnesota, along with junior Mollie Hupp in the 600 meters.Hupp set a Michigan Indoor Track Building 600 meter record with a time of 1:31.57.With just two throwers scoring points for the Gophers and only two first-place finishers, Minnesota was anchored by solid pack finishes in the running events.After the surprising success in Michigan, Hupp said the team can carry that into the spring. Wilson said the strong indoor finish for his young team will help act as a springboard heading into the outdoor season.“I think they know they can play this game and play it with anybody,” he said.And heading into the outdoor season, the team’s indoor success provides Wilson with an even rosier outlook.“Historically, we’re a place or two better at the outdoor championships,” he said. “Another top-three finish there would be great.”Men fifth at Big TensMinnesota’s men’s track and field team placed fifth during the weekend at the Big Ten Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.Individual highlights for the Gophers came in the heptathlon, in which Travis Brandstatter finished first and automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships, and in the high jump, in which Bryant Howe won the individual crown.Coach Phil Lundin said that for a team he expected to finish in the second division, taking fifth was successful.“We didn’t have the depth that we’ve had in previous years,” Lundin said. “We were able to have a good weekend moving into fifth.”last_img read more

DDA notes importance of ServSafe training

first_imgLocalNews DDA notes importance of ServSafe training by: Dominica Vibes News – March 23, 2016 Share Sharing is caring! Share 241 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Product Promotions Manager at the Discover Dominica Authority, Kathleen Cuffy Jno JulesA Servsafe Food Protection and Training Workshop for people involved in the food industry has been hailed as critical for the tourism sector.The three-day certification workshop, which will assist thirty (30) food service managers and supervisors to ensure that all foods offered for consumption are safe and wholesome, commenced at the Fort Young Hotel on Monday 21 March 2016.Speaking at the opening ceremony, Product Promotions Manager at the Discover Dominica Authority, Kathleen Cuffy-Jno Jules congratulated the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health for hosting this important training and certification workshop.“In today’s competitive world of travel, food always plays an increasingly important role. People do not only seek new food experiences, but they continue to demand greater levels of food safety,” she noted.Mrs. Jno Jules stated that whilst food safety cannot assure destination success, food illnesses can help determine its failure.“Therefore we think this training is very timely and we want to commend the efforts of the Environmental Health Department.Mrs. Jno Jules noted that since the establishment of the Discover Dominica Authority, there have not been any outbreaks of food borne illness among visitors.“We believe that this is due to the diligent effort and competence of the Environmental Health Department and as such we commend their efforts.”She added that the Discover Dominica Authority will continue to collaborate with the Environmental Health Department in various ways to ensure food safety in the tourism industry. “We would like to initiate food safety awareness campaigns with them to ensure that persons are informed and educated in terms of food safety, particularly those persons who serve our visitors while on island.”Chief Environmental Health Officer, Anthony ScotlandMeanwhile, Chief Environmental Health Officer, Anthony Scotland, who also viewed the training as critical, said the availability of food safety improves people’s health and is a basic human right. “Safe foods contribute to health and productivity and create an effective platform for development of poverty alleviation”.Mr Scotland also noted that consumers are becoming more conscious about the health risk posed by microbial pathogens and potential hazardous chemicals in food, and that the training is essential as “up to one third of the population of developing countries are affected by food borne illness each year”. Tweetlast_img read more

No. 4 UWF drops road series at No. 7 DSU

first_imgNo. 4 UWF drops road series at No. 7 DSU The No. 4 West Florida baseball team will head to the GSC Tournament at Young Memorial Field in Birmingham, Ala. May 2-6. (Emmele Photography) CLEVELAND, Miss. – The No. 4 West Florida baseball team lost its second series of the year in the final weekend of the regular season on the road at No. 7 Delta State Saturday.The Argonauts (31-9, 22-7) lost game one of their doubleheader 4-0 and game two 7-4 to the Statesmen (35-9, 27-5). UWF needs one Alabama Huntsville loss to West Alabama this weekend to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Gulf South Conference Tournament.Game one: Delta State 4, West Florida 0 UWF was unable to get anything going offensively against the DSU pitching staff, managing just three hits in game one of the doubleheader.Dayan Rodriguez (Sarasota, Fla./State College of Florida) was tagged with his first loss of the season after allowing three runs on six hits in five innings.Sean Plunkett (Ocala, Fla./College of Central Florida), Austin Southall (Baton Rouge, La./Chipola) and Jeremy Bajdaun (Hialeah, Fla./Florida International) each recorded a hit in the game.Game two: Delta State 7, West Florida 4The Argos got out to an early lead after a two-run second and an RBI-single by Trumon Jefferson (Decatur, Ga./Georgia Perimeter) in the third extended the lead to 3-0. But, the Statesmen cut into the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning.Alex Greene (Orlando, Fla./Hagerty HS) extended the UWF to lead to 4-2 with an RBI single in the fourth inning, but DSU capitalized on a UWF error in the bottom half of the inning with five runs to lead 7-4.Jordan DeLorenzo (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) suffered his first loss of the season after allowing seven runs on nine hits in 3.2 innings.Matt Rodriguez (Ocala, Fla./College of Central Florida) pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief while allowing just one hit.UWF will head to the GSC Tournament at Young Memorial Field in Birmingham, Ala. May 2-6. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS#Delta State Univ. 4, West Florida 0 (04/26/14 at Cleveland, MS) (Game 1)———————————————————————-West Florida…….. 000 000 000  –  0  3  1      (31-8, 22-6)Delta State Univ…. 020 010 01X  –  4 10  0      (34-9, 26-5)———————————————————————-Pitchers: West Florida – Dayan Rodriguez; Walker O’Connor(6); Josh McLaney(8) and Garrett Flynn. Delta State Univ. – D. Milligan; N. Goza(8) and C. Leal.Win-D. Milligan(3-2)  Save-N. Goza  Loss-Dayan Rodriguez(6-1)  T-2:36  A-1394HR DSU – B. Langston (2).Weather: 82 degrees, sunny, wind S9Game: UWF39-Delta State Univ. 7, West Florida 4 (04/26/14 at Cleveland, MS) (Game 2)———————————————————————-West Florida…….. 021 100 0 –  4  6  2      (31-9, 22-7)Delta State Univ…. 002 500 X –  7 10  0      (35-9, 24-5)———————————————————————-Pitchers: West Florida – Jordan DeLorenzo; Matt Rodriguez(4) and Kyle Hamner.Delta State Univ. – J. Moody; T. Stark(7) and Ben Pickard.Win-J. Moody(8-2)  Save-T. Stark(4)  Loss-Jordan DeLorenzo(10-1)  T-2:08  A-0Weather: 81 degrees, sunny, wind SSE6Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more