Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Dzi Gervacio along with Foton and PSL execs during a small press conference Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine SuperLiga president Tats Suzara and new Foton spiker Dzi Gervacio mended their differences on Friday ahead of the new Grand Prix conference.Gervacio, with the help of Foton chairman Rommel Sytin, apologized to Suzara, who is also the director of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc., after she accused the PSL president of withholding the international transfer certificates of foreign players who will play in PSL’s rival Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT JRU humiliates Perpetual with 33-point rout, holds on to 3rd place SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Suzara, who is a member of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), denied allegations and assisted in the processing of the ITCs.Still, the official let bygones be bygones and assured that Gervacio will be treated with respect in the PSL.“Ms. Gervacio would be assured that she will be treated as the other players,” said Suzara. “I hope she plays her best for Foton and become one of the reasons for the team’s continuing success in the SuperLiga.”ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “It was unfortunate that rivalries sometimes take the best out of us all,” said Suzara. “But apologies, like this, are accepted and all of us should move one.”READ: Foton looking to recruit GervacioFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGervacio, who captained BanKo Perlas in PVL, took to Twitter to air her grievances toward Suzara back in May and even used the hashtag “#IbigayMoNaTatsSuzara.”“You say you care for the sport but obviously you only care about yourself. I’m done being bullied. Bato bato sa langit,” Gervacio posted back in May 14. “And for somebody who’s ‘up there’ you’re supposed to help the sport grow. But instead you’re dragging down those who are not in your favor.” In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lou Williams, of the Los Angeles Clippers, accepts the 6th Man award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers is the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year.The guard became the first player to average at least 20 points for the first time in his 13th season or later. He led the league in fourth-quarter points and scoring average.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Ex-Raptors coach Casey named NBA Coach of the Year He beat out Houston’s Eric Gordon, last year’s winner, and Fred VanVleet of Toronto.Williams kissed his two young daughters on his way to the stage after becoming the Clippers’ third winner in the last five years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cansino scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed five rebounds while Lee finished with 16. Steve Akomo posted a near double-double effort with eight points and 12 rebounds for UST, which slipped to 1-2. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kristian Bernardo and Jerom Lastimosa also provided Adamson a lift with starters Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti not in top form.“In case you didn’t now, Papi is not 100 percent. He just played through sickness. Same thing with Sean, he’s not 100 percent his foot is bothering him,” Pumaren said.Despite having trouble with Adamson’s defense, the Growling Tigers still found themselves in the thick of the fight and even took a three-point lead late in the third quarter behind rookie forward CJ Cansino and veteran guard Marvin Lee, who combined for 16 of the Tigers’ 23 points.Cansino sustained his strong play in the final frame to keep UST within striking distance but the Tigers just couldn’t keep it together down the stretch.With UST down five, Joshua Marcos got called for an illegal screen that led to a jumper by Latimosa on the other end to beat the shot clock for a 76-69 cushion with only 49.8 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson stayed undefeated but needed to scrape past University of Santo Tomas, 79-71, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jerrick Ahanmisi led the way with 20 points while also drawing ample contributions from the Falcons’ supporting cast for a 3-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT US women basketball team heavy favorite to win World Cup Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “My bench players proved that they are capable of stepping up,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “I think it was a good test for us to show how well we play as a team down the stretch,” said Ahanmisi, who thrived in the crucial stages with nine points in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissVince Magbuhos had 15 points and four steals, Jonathan Espeleta scored 12 points while Simon Camacho collected nine points, eight rebounds and three steals for Adamson, which also got it done on the defensive end.Applying their vaunted full-court pressure from tipoff, the Falcons forced the Growling Tigers to commit a season-high 27 turnovers that led to 29 easy points. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The Ebola Coordinator of the European Union (EU), Mr. Christos Stylianides, has warned Liberia and its neighbors, who are bearing the brunt of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, not to be complacent in the fight against the disease, but rather exert more vigilance to ensure that it is eradicated as soon as possible.Though there are positive signals that the Ebola disease is retreating in some parts of Liberia, which is a clear indication that the Liberian Government is doing much to stop the disease, it would be a serious mistake to let the guard down, Mr. Stylianides cautioned.“All of us – Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, EU and all partners – must remain on the alert,” he warned, adding that the responsibility is collective and everyone must work hand in hand.The EU Ebola Coordinator, who is also the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, spoke last Friday when he held a joint press meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the foyer of the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.Mr. Stylianides was leading a high-level EU delegation to Liberia including EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis.The press briefing was preceded by a closed-door meeting with President Sirleaf.The EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management boss, on behalf of the organization, expressed his solidarity to the Government and people of Liberia and assured President Sirleaf that “Europe’s solidarity is real and tangible.”Mr. Stylianides said his delegation is in Liberia to listen to the concerns of Government, including the challenges faced with, to see the needs of the people and to assess the situation.President Sirleaf lauded the European Union (EU) for its many interventions in the post-conflict recovery process of Liberia.She used the opportunity to congratulate Mr. Stylianides for his preferment and welcomed his delegation to Liberia. She briefed them on the current status of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.She recounted the EU’s contribution to all of the country’s major development projects since the end of the civil war, ranging from direct budgetary support, energy, infrastructure, health, education, and more recently the fight against the Ebola virus disease. President Sirleaf stressed that going forward, international assistance will be most urgently required in strengthening the healthcare system as well as overall support for the government’s National Economic Recovery Plan in the post-Ebola era. She expressed the hope that the EU would be a partner to rely on in this regard.She particularly requested the EU’s support in changing the Ebola response by targeting more attention and support to communities, integrating the Ebola intervention with the public and regular healthcare services and support to the government’s energy program.For his part, Commissioner Andriukaitis said only cooperation and a common action plan at the community, county, state will defeat the Ebola virus disease and begin the recovery process which will restore the confidence of the people.He thanked the Liberian Government for developing the community-based approach to tackling the further spread of the disease as well as developing and strengthening primary healthcare.According to an Executive Mansion statement, Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh, during the closed-door meeting, gave a special update on the impact of the disease on the economy, which reflected a 20 percent decline in revenues. He outlined the National Economic Recovery Plan for the post-Ebola period.Dr. Emmanuel Dolo, Presidential Youth Advisor, provided updates on the specific interventions and current status of the fight against the further spread of the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A man is now in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was struck by an allegedly drunken motorist on Monday evening along the Peters’ Hall Public Road, East Bank Demerara.The injured man was identified as 27-year-old Kwason Lewis of Lot 441 Section D Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown.Based on information received, the now injured man and other workers attached to a waste disposal company were cleaning up the debris along the roadway when a speeding motor car bearing registration number PWW 9187 swerved from hitting an object and struck the labourer.He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted.At the time of the accident, the workers were all wearing reflective vests. The 29-year-old driver of Perseverance, Providence, East Bank Demerara, who was found to be over the limit of alcohol consumption was arrested and was currently assisting with the investigations.Only on Sunday, 15-year-old Karamchand Khemraj was killed after he and a friend, Reaz Shaw, were struck by a speeding minibus along the Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara.Khemraj died while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Shaw, on the other hand, was admitted in critical condition to the ICU.Up to late Tuesday evening, the minibus that caused the accident was yet to be located, but the Police are making every effort to do same. Sixteen-year-old Shaw remains in the medical facility.
Staring at your contorted, flushed face in the mirror as you hang upside down from a trapeze bar might not sound like the world’s biggest vanity boost. But if you’ve just managed to pull yourself into a Bird’s Nest — which involves wrapping your legs around a trapeze bar’s ropes, arching your back into a C-shaped curve and lifting up your head in the opposite direction — it’s a pretty great sight. An hour before my first Aerial Arts class at Absolution in West Hollywood, I had no idea what a Bird’s Nest was. Or a Gazelle. Or a Half Angel for that matter. But after successfully executing all of these moves during my first lesson, I felt so high (excuse the pun) on self-confidence that I was ready to run away and join the circus. So as you stare down the clock while running on that treadmill or become hypnotized by the speedometer during your next spinning class, you might want to consider admitting you’re in the dreaded exercise rut. Fear not. We’re here to say there are plenty of alternative fitness options in Los Angeles where the only indicator you’re burning calories is the sweat dripping down your smiling face Here’s a sampling: I Spy Of course West Hollywood’s Absolution Workout Complex offers your run-of-the-mill Pilates, yoga and rock climbing sessions. But the real fun is found in the gym’s SpySchool class, where students put together tailor-made espionage programs and train to fight like 007. While SpySchool students never learn to diffuse a bomb, they thoroughly cover the much more practical spy skills of karate kicking, climbing and rappelling, weapons fighting and even belly dance and striptease — for those times spies have to go undercover. Along with a full-body workout, SpySchool students gain a new butt-kicking attitude, instructors say. One that improves their split-second reactions in all kinds of difficult scenarios, from tough business negotiations to bad blind dates. Soar to New Heights Besides SpySchool, Absolution’s other standout offering is Aerial Arts. Taught by Cirque de Soleil vet Aloysia Gavre, the program is a great alternative for those who may be bored with more earth-bound fare. The trapeze moves develop core and upper-body strength and also boost balance and confidence. When students see themselves gracefully hanging upside-down during class, they’ll be amazed they’re actually seeing their own reflections in the mirror. I know I was. Absolution CEO Sascha Ferguson says that “people’s brains often get in the way of their workouts. You can do trapeze! You get up there before you think you can’t do that…” Since Aerial Arts classes require the use of muscle groups most people don’t tap on a daily basis, you’ll most likely leave bruised and sore. But you’ll have had so much fun in the process, you’ll be wondering when your next class is. Take It Off Those on a quest for improved flexibility, upper-body strength and confidence might also consider a striptease class. At its branches in Los Angeles and Encino, Sheila Kelley’s S Factor has been teaching everyday women how to move like stage-worthy strippers and pole dancers. It’s near impossible to get bored during an S Factor class, which sets sensual stretching, aerobic movements and pole tricks to anything from Frank Sinatra to Dr. Dre. “Where else in the fitness world can you writhe, whirl, spin, climb, arch, seduce and fly all at the same time!? It’s mind-blowing,” says Founder Sheila Kelley. As instructors tell students to shake out their hair and slap their butts during class, it’s easy to forget that this is, in fact, exercise. Odds are you’re more preoccupied with how to nail that sultry “S walk” or that “firefly” pole trick than with how many calories you’re burning. Kelley says that S Factor “is so fun, you don’t realize that you’re working out until you start to notice the difference in the way your clothes are fitting you or how easily and quickly you pop up out of bed in the morning.” Point, Flex and Sweat Almost everyone covets that long and lithe ballerina physique, but not everyone wants to spend hours on Pilates reformers. If that’s the case, Cardio Barre is a great choice. Located in Studio City, Cardio Barre is part boot camp, part ballet class. With Britney Spears and Madonna songs thumping in the background, students complete a fast-paced routine of traditional ballet moves (plies, ronde de jambes, battements, etc?), weight training and aerobic exercises. One need not have a ballet background to attend the class, but it certainly helps when doing double-time plies at the bar. For the seemingly endless sets of crunches, a dancing background isn’t really necessary. For the most part, these alternative classes — from trapeze to strip to cardio barre — aren’t as hard as they look. And there’s no reason professional spies, strippers and the cast of Cirque du Soleil should have all the fun. I found the hardest part of trapeze isn’t pulling yourself into a pike position (though that does require a bit of upper-body strength), or dealing with the pain in your hands after gripping the bar for a good ten minutes, it’s overcoming self-doubt. I never thought I could do trapeze, but as soon as I saw myself hanging upside-down in a Gazelle — one leg and one arm anchoring me on the bar, the other leg and arm gracefully pointed though the air — I let go of my reservations. I went up on the high bar, I even attempted hoisting myself up on the tissue you see professional acrobats use at Cirque du Soleil shows. While I couldn’t lift myself up high enough to attempt any tricks on the tissue, I was pretty impressed with myself anyway, especially considering I never managed to do a pull-up in my junior high gym class. As I drove home after my first aerial arts class, I called my friends and family to bask in the pride of my accomplishment. (I doubt anyone’s ever called their mother after a spinning class.) Too bad I didn’t have my old gym teacher’s number.— Elisa Jacobs covers culture, gyms and the great outdoors for la.com. She can be reached at (818) 713-3950. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“It is tough when you have to play back to back games and that is why you have to rotate players and give everyone rest. We have a huge squad and it is ready to work. As a team we have been improving day by day and this win is a motivation for us to keep working,” the tactician stated.After their game on Sunday against Zamalek, Gor will travel to Kakamega to take on Vihiga United on Wednesday before returning to shift their focus on arch rivals AFC Leopards on Saturday.After the weekend Mashemeji Derby, Gor will re-focus back to their Continental campaign when they travel to Luanda, Angola to take on Petro Atletico next Wednesday.The Cypriot tactician though says his squad will be able to deal with the tough run.Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech goes past Zamalek’s Naguez Hamdi during their CAF Confederations Cup game at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 3, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAgainst Zamalek, Oktay left out the defensive pair of Harun Shakava and Joash Onyango despite them being available again after suspension and he opted to stick with Joachim Oluoch and Charles Momanyi.Shakava and Onyango are however expected to slot back into the team on Wednesday when they take on Vihiga.Gor soaked in the healthy win against Zamalek, one that ensured they start their campaign on a high and a dream of playing in the knockout phases for the first time ever remaining alive.With the victory, Gor went top of Group D with three points, same as Algeria’s NA Hussein Dey who won 2-1 at home against Petro Atletico.“We did everything perfect. It should have been five or six but to be fair to the team, three points are good enough for a start no matter what. This week we were feeling a lot of pressure but the victory has helped us to calm down,” Oktay noted.Zamalek’s head coach Christian Gross during the CAF Confederations Cup game against Gor Mahia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 3, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “We did some good homework on Zamalek. I watched their game against Pyramid and two others and we knew the way they play and we did in training what we wanted to do against them. Tactically we were very organized and I am happy with how we played.”Meanwhile, Zamalek tactician Christian Gross said Gor deserved victory from the fixture, saying his team gave out poor goals but is not worried they might not make it to the quarters.“It was an absolutely wrong way to start the group stages but that’s not the end of it. We still have a chance in five games. We had an advantage (against Gor) when we scored an early goal but we conceded due to poor defending,” the tactician stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay gestures on the touchline during their CAF Confederations Cup game against Egypt’s Zamalek at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 3, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 – Gor Mahia boss Hassan Oktay says his side will handle the heat that comes with a tough glut of fixtures staring at them over the next month with their involvement in the CAF Confederations Cup.The tactician believes he has enough depth in his squad to deal with the tough run and Sunday evening’s 4-2 win over Egyptian giants Zamalek in their CAF Confederations Cup assignment will act as a huge motivator in the next coming days.
Real Madrid star James Rodriguez 1 The agent of James Rodriguez, Jorge Mendes, is set to discuss the Real Madrid playmaker’s future with the club’s president next week – amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.James has endured a difficult second campaign at the Bernabeu due to a number of niggling injuries which has had a negative impact on his form.According to El Confidencial, Mendes has scheduled a meeting with Real president Florentino Perez next week to try reach an agreement on the Colombian’s future.Arsenal were linked with a move for James last summer, while City are also understood to be ready to submit a mega-money offer should the 24-year-old become available.James joined Real from Monaco in 2014 after starring at the World Cup in Brazil that year and enjoyed a stellar first season in the Spanish capital, scoring 17 goals in 46 games.
Michael and Neil testing out the new state of the art foresight sports golf simulator in-store.Donegal stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher are certainly ‘getting into the swing of things’ with their new business venture.The friends and team-mates are today putting the final touches to their first business venture – ‘Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure.’The Donegal stars will officially open their new store at Station Roundabout in Letterkenny tomorrow (Fri). Fellow Glenswilly GAA Club member Shane Tinney (son of Paddy Tinney) tries to deal for the best price with Neil Gallagher and Micheal Murphy when he got a pre- opening tour of the new sport shop in Letterkenny today. Photo Cristeph Brian McDaidBut in between stocking the shelves with the latest sports-gear and footwear, the lads took a little time out to test the latest state-of-the-art golf simulator!The lads say they are delighted to be opening the shop but have insisted their focus is on a certain game against Dublin in just over two weeks time at Croke Park.The guys say they are hoping for a quiet launch tomorrow.However, with the amount of goodwill being shown towards these two guys and their team-mates, they might just expect a few customers coming through the doors. Michael or Neil wouldn’t be drawn on if they plan on stocking Dublin jerseys before the big game.But rumours that Bernard Brogan is being flown in to perform the official opening has definitely been ruled out! MICHAEL AND NEIL GET INTO SWING OF BUSINESS ON EVE OF BIG OPENING! was last modified: August 14th, 2014 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:donegalGAAMichael Murphy Sports and LeisureOPENING
MVC ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeFeb. 25, 2017 Mile (Prelim)13. Chris Kaminski, 4:27.69 400 Meters (Prelims)6. Bas Van Leersum, 49.2418. Malik Metiver, 50.3620. Blair Barrow, 51.6221. Dominic Lombardi, 51.7123. Hudson Priebe, 52.55 Print Friendly Version Saturday Results (PDF) Story Links Distance Medley Relay7. Cozine, Priebe, Lechleitner, Yeager, 10:33.63 #MVCTF CHAMPION! @reedfisch wins the title in the men’s 5k pic.twitter.com/AUo3sTcCgE— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 26, 2017 The 5,000 meters was one of just a handful of final events on Saturday with the bulk of the competition being preliminary heats. Five Bulldogs advanced through those preliminary rounds to Sunday’s finals. 200 Meters (Prelims)10. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.2112. Mary Young, 25.3114. Mariah Crawford, 25.4622. Ebele Okoye, 26.07 800 Meters (Prelims)13. George Webb, 1:56.8214. Cory Erickson, 1:58.1215. Alec Bognar, 1:58.31 “Last year I had to take it out myself and paid for it and finished second. We were trying to mix that up and take it out hard and see if I could hang on,” Fischer said. “It feels good. Getting that first title in cross country was a weight off the shoulders, but at the same time puts a heavier burden on you because everyone is aiming for you.” Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) finished sixth in the qualifying heats of the 400 meters in 49.24 to move on to Sunday’s final. Saturday Results (HTML) 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)11. Hudson Priebe, 8.3413. Dominic Lombardi, 8.42 Distance Medley Relay4. Cole, Coombe, Giuliano, Garcia, 12:17.98 Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)5. Caulin Graves, 6.908. Demetrius Shelton, 6.94 200 Meters (Prelims)10. Caulin Graves, 22.1813. Bas Van Leersum, 22.3220. Demetrius Shelton, 22.82 5,000 Meters (Final)1. Reed Fischer, 14:21.4512. Kyle Brandt, 15:00.01 Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) was one of those to move through to Sunday as she posted the third-fastest 60-meter hurdle qualifying time of the day in 8.38, just one-hundreth of a second off of her personal best. However, the times ahead of her, set by Wichita State’s Nikki and Taylor Larch-Miller both bested the previous fastest times run by an MVC runner. Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) also advanced for the women’s team with the seventh-fastest time in the 400 meters at 56.86. The Bulldogs return to the UNI Dome oval for the final day of the MVC Championship at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Fischer, who earlier this season set the school record in the event, bested the field by nearly five seconds to win in 14:21.45 without being challenged at any point during the race. The title is the first for Fischer on the track after claiming the MVC cross country title in the fall. Fischer’s teammate, Chris Kaminski (New Lenox, Ill.) set a blistering pace to open up the race for Fischer. Pole Vault13. Erik Olson, 14-8 The men’s team had two competitors advance in the 60 meters with freshman Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) dropping a huge personal best with a time of 6.90, beating his previous personal best time by more than one-tenth of a second, to finish fifth in the qualifying heats. Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) was eighth in 6.94. Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)15. Mariah Crawford, 7.7923. Ebele Okoye, 8.00 Long Jump9. Taryn Rolle, 18-4.59. Brittani Griesbaum, 18-4.5 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)3. Mary Young, 8.3813. Victoria Coombe, 8.84 800 Meters (Prelims)10. Meghan Kearney, 2:18.5716. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:22.37 The 5,000-meter title is the fourth for the Bulldogs in the past six seasons and Fischer will try to add to his title haul on Saturday in the 3,000 meters. Long Jump15. Johnathan Osifuye, 22-7.25 400 Meters (Prelims)7. Rai Ahmed-Green, 56.8620. Ebele Okoye, 59.81 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) added another laurel to his decorated career with a Missouri Valley Conference championship in the men’s 5,000 meters during the first day of the MVC Championship Saturday, Feb. 25.