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Track And Field: Week Four Recap

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana at McNeese Cowboy InvitationalLAKE CHARLES, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University track and field teams continued their streak of successful indoor performances at the McNeese Cowboy Invitational, hosted by McNeese State. Northwestern State at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalHOUSTON, Texas – Northwestern State freshmen sprinters Amir James and Anthony Taylor finished 1-2 in the 200 meter dash Friday on the opening day of the Howie Ryan Invitational indoor track and field meet hosted by the University of Houston. The day’s other finals saw the women’s distance medley relay place sixth at 12:42.54 with a quartet of Katie Haring, Roneisha Webb, Kierstin Santana and Carolyn McClanahan, and Brice Christian take tenth in the men’s long jump with a leap of 6.75m/22-1.75. Farydah Inoussa led the charge with a first-place finish in the women’s indoor pentathlon, earning 3,560 points, the most seen from any competitor in the Southland Conference this season. Abilene Christian at Masked Rider OpenCentral Arkansas at Arkansas State InvitationalHouston Baptist at University of Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalUIW at University of Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalLamar at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalLamar at University of Washington InvitationalMcNeese State hosts McNeese Cowboy InvitationalNew Orleans at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalNorthwestern State at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalSam Houston State at Masked Rider OpenSam Houston State at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalSoutheastern Louisiana at McNeese Cowboy InvitationalStephen F. Austin at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalStephen F. Austin at University of Washington InvitationalTexas A&M-Corpus Christi at Houston Howie Ryan Invitational McNeese took the top three places in the 800-meter run with Jeter winning the event with a time of 2:27.17. Jones placed second (2:27.91) and Aalivah Lane taking third (2:31.34). New Orleans at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalHOUSTON, Texas – The New Orleans track and field team put up yet another record-breaking outing this past weekend, taking home numerous top finishes at the Howie Ryan Invitational at the University of Houston. – Return to top – In a loaded field of some of the best runners in the country, both collegiate and professional, Mathenge cruised to a school record by way of an 8:15.82 mark in Saturday’s 3,000 meter run at the University of Washington. His time broke the previous school indoor record of 8:24.79 set in 2012 by Xavier Rodriguez. Mathenge, an Ol Kalou, Kenya native, was the ninth collegiate runner to finish at Dempsey Indoor and the 15th overall. James, a freshman, took seventh in the 60 meter dash in 6.96. Other top finishers for Southeastern were: Raeven Scott, (women’s high jump, 2nd, 5-01.00), Bernadette Derosier, (women’s triple jump, 2nd, 36-09), Charlyn Miller (3rd, women’s 55-meter hurdles, 8.43), Kaelynn Smith (women’s 200-meter dash, 3rd, 27.98). Joining Mathenge with success in the longer distances, Quinlin McGregor completed the men’s mile in 4:21.16 to come in third and Rana Ryan tackled the same distance in 5:03.84 for fourth place in the women’s competition. A total of eight first-place finishes were recorded on Friday, as well as several personal bests. Twelve men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action this weekend as Houston Baptist, UIW, Lamar, New Orleans, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi all competed at the University of Houston Howie Ryan Invitational. Sam Houston State also participated, along with Abilene Christian, in the Masked Rider Open hosted by Texas Tech. Central Arkansas traveled to Jonesboro, Ark. for the Arkansas State Invitational while McNeese State hosted the McNeese Cowboy Invitational that featured Southeastern Louisiana. Lamar and Stephen F. Austin also traveled to compete at the University of Washington Invitational.    “I thought Dominique had a good day and that led her to breaking the school record,” said Clark.  She has worked and good things happen when you do that.” Stephen F. Austin at University of Washington InvitationalSEATTLE, Wash. – While the rest of the Stephen F. Austin track and field team was closing out the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston, distance specialist Charles Mathenge posted the fastest 3,000-meter time in school history at the UW Invitational on Saturday afternoon. In Houston, Brarysheyia Simpson won the women’s 400-meter dash and the SFA men took first in the 4×400 meter relay to finish the weekend strong. Southland Conference heptathlon and decathlon runner-up Luke Woods placed fourth in his first multi-event of the indoor season, taking fourth in the heptathlon with 4,820 points. His score included a PR of 7.22 in the 60m dash, a matching PR of 13-05.25 in the pole vault, and victory in the shot put (38-11.00). TaMar Hicks finished ninth at the Howie Ryan Invitational in the 800-meter event with a 1:58.27 time, just short of his personal record of 1:58.14. Jan Lukas Becker took ninth place in the mile run on a 4:29.20 mark. “Our vaulters, middle distance and distance runners and throwers all have improved so much in just two weeks,” added Barnier, “and I truly believe our coaching staff is getting the best out of all our student-athletes. I am so excited to see these kids compete again.” Against a field of 43 competitors, James won the 600-yard run Friday afternoon in 1 minute, 23.53 seconds and on Saturday she was victorious in the 400-meter dash, edging South Plains sophomore Diamond Gause at the finish line by .15 seconds, 55.78 to 55.93. The Iowa Central transfer then ran the second leg of ACU’s third-place 4×400-meter relay, which completed its course in 3:50.44. “The UW Invitational did not disappoint,” said assistant track coach Darren Gauson on Twitter. “We set new personal bests and Sam moved to second nationally in the 3K.” Karl Schreiber was fourth in the mile run with a mark of 4:21.32. Also in the pentathlon, Lakayla Lafrance picked up a personal record with 2,959 points that included tying a school record in the high jump with a 1.65 meter leap. Rudys highlighted day two of the Howie Ryan Invitational. After being part of the men’s distance medley team that took home the title Friday, the senior finished second in the 1-mile with a time of 4:19.84. Rudys then came back and placed fourth in the 800-meter (1:57.03) event. Continuing the success of the sprinters over the weekend, three ‘Jacks turned in top-five finishes in the 200 meter dash. Taylor (22.36) and Kerley (22.44) went three-four, respectively, for the men while Aliyah Davis snuck into the top five out of 56 women with a 25.19 showing. McNeese’s Nicole Casper set a school record in the pole vault for the third straight week with a vault of 12 feet, 10 ¾ inches, missing the complex record by one inch to highlight the day’s events. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalHOUSTON, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi track and field teams wrapped up the Howie Ryan Invitational with several solid performances over the course of the two day event. On the men’s side, Constant Pretorius finished third in the 200 meter dash with a personal record 21.6 clocking to go with Clayton O’Callaghan’s personal record in the mile with a 4:39. For the women, sophomore Samantha Gibson was fifth in the pentathlon with 3,267 points, with sophomore Hadley Swanson getting 10th (2,969). – Return to top – To close the meet, Farquharson and teammates Rosen Daniel, Osei Allyene-Forte and Devan Brown came in fifth with a time of 3:16.46 in the 4×400-meter relay. “Four of their throws hit the rafters of the indoor complex,” said assistant coach Lucais MacKay. “Although they lost some distance due to that, it was still exciting to see.” Central Arkansas at Arkansas State InvitationalJONESBORO, Ark. – The University of Central Arkansas men’s and women’s track and field teams both turned in 11 Top 10 finishes on Friday and Saturday at the Arkansas State Indoor Invitational at the Convocation Center In the field events, junior Isabella Baptiste garnered a sixth-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 9.31-meters before finishing eighth in the long jump (4.85-meters). The Cardinal teams travel to the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational hosted by Nebraska next Friday and Saturday. Sophomore pole vaulter Kenzie Walker tied Texas Tech’s Reece Timmons for the top height of 12-08.25 but lost the title on a tiebreaker since Timmons had fewer misses with three. Freshman Kami Berryhill was not too far behind with her third-place mark of 11-10.50 (3.62m), which ranks her 10th all-time at ACU. Garrison Fick broke two of his own HBU records and two other Huskies also established new school bests Saturday on the second day of the Howie Ryan Invitational. The SFA sprinters had a solid first day in Houston as well. Aliyah Davis won Friday’s 200 meter dash with a winning time of 25.19 while Dar’Keisha Tryon came in third (25.47). For the men at the same distance, SFA claimed the third and fourth spots with Joshua Taylor (22.36) and My’Lik Kerley (22.44). Aaron Williams gave NSU fifth in the men’s long jump at 23-4 ½ and was also the top Southland finisher. He leads the league with a 24-2 ½ earlier this season and Friday’s mark would rank fourth in the conference. For the women, Jenrette placed third in the shot put (37’ 0.5”) and fifth in the 60 meter hurdles (9.11). The Cowgirls dominated the mile run by placing eight athletes in the Top 10.  Leonie Weber won the event with a time of 5:12.62. Kaitlyn Jeter placed second (5:15.41), Danielle Jones was third at 5:16.20, Rhian Dawes placed fourth (5:16.29) and Katia Woelfl was fifth with a time of 5:17.38. James (22.05) and Taylor (22.31) were fastest among 31 runners from 10 schools. Most of Friday’s schedule was qualifying heats, the first day of multi-events and a few field event finals, including the women’s weight throw, where NSU had two top-five finishes. Kartarvius Hamilton set a new indoor personal best record in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 6 ¼ inches. “Our multi-athletes set the tone early on and then Jessica James had that huge win in the 600-yard run, taking control of it from the very beginning, and later the women’s 4×800 ran a very solid and inspiring race against some very good competition.” Elsewhere on the track, junior Johnathan Farquharson took second in the 200m dash (21.64) and twice lowered his 55m dash time from 6.43 (prelims) to 6.40 (semis) to 6.35 (finals) in placing fourth in that event. Eli Hall-Thompson of Butler CC defeated Farquharson for the 200m title with a mark of 21.16. – Return to top – “I felt pretty good today,” said Payne. “We came in wanting to have a little bit of a lower intensity meet and I think we stuck with the plan.” McNeese State hosts McNeese Cowboy InvitationalLAKE CHARLES, La. – McNeese’s Nicole Casper set a school record in the pole vault for the third straight week with a vault of 12 feet, 10 ¾ inches, missing the complex record by one inch to highlight the McNeese Cowboy Invitational held at the McNeese Recreational Complex Friday. Louise Webb claimed eighth place in the 3000-meter run with a 10:11.44 time in her first event of the year. Sarah Shim answered her good day on Friday with a new career best in the 400m after a 59.07 mark in the 400m. – Return to top – In his first year at SFA, Mathenge now owns the program record in the men’s 8K and 10K in cross country and in the 3,000m in men’s indoor track and field. Fick scored 4,585 points to place ninth and added 122 points to his previous school record in the heptathlon. In the sixth event, Fick cleared 3.60m/11-9.75 to better his HBU pole vault record. He also ran 9.19 for a lifetime best in the 60 hurdles to open the day. Sophomore Andres Salazar took second-place in the 400-meter race with a time of 50.96, while freshman Kemar Mowatt continued to impress with superb showings in the prelims of both the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles, qualifying for the finals Saturday. The Kingston, Jamaica native recorded the fourth-best time in school history in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.46 followed by an eighth-place finish in the 60-meter (6.98), nearly break the school record in the process. Clayton Sexton placed second in the 55 meter hurdles (8.16) and 1000 meter run (2:59.88). The quartet motored around the oval with a 3:50.26 clocking to finish 1.57 ahead of runner-up Texas-San Antonio. The Bearkats defeated relay squads from Stephen F. Austin, Texas State and Lamar among other squads. Adams, Kagan Anders, Jonathan Andrews and Jay Roberson all four posted lifetime bests in the men’s heptathlon and three Bearkat women set career marks in the women’s pentathlon. “We had several breakthroughs that we needed,” said Clark. “I feel good about where we are before the conference meet.” Taylor, a freshman, ran a season-best 49.61 for second in the 400. He also ran the opening leg on the Demons’ 4×400 relay team that took fourth in 3:21.40, combining with Keenan Jackson, Gabe White and Amir James. Reigning Southland Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week Verity Ockenden finished ninth in the mile run on a 4:46.74.  Jannika John and Leigh Lattimore, who set a new personal best, finished the 3000m run ninth and 12th, respectively.  John had a 9:23.20 mark followed by 9:28.54 time. The Bearkat women posted 16 season bests in the meet. Brent Giddens of NSU ran the eight-best qualifying time (8.27) in the men’s 60 meter hurdles, with teammate Kaymen Carter also qualifying for Saturday’s competition in 8.61. Next up is the league meet that is will be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex Arena in Birmingham, Ala., and will start on Feb. 16. On the men’s side, four Cowboys won their events. Woodney Guerrier won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.04. Oliver James won the mile in four minutes, 13.35 seconds, Zach Dibbera win the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:57.79 and Nathan Jones won the 3,000 meter run in 8:31.42, a personal record for him. Adams won the men’s event with a score of 5,201. The total stands as the second highest in the men’s indoor heptathlon in Sam Houston track history. Roberson finished third with 4,860 points, Angers sixth with 4,495 points and Andrews seventh with a 4,474 total. Marcus Schweikert finished third in the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:48.48, with Freeman coming in sixth (9:21.24). Sophomore James Lassiter was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.87 seconds, while UCA’s  4×400 relay team of Matthew Bogues, Nicholas Holt, Nakita Higgins and Deonte Watson finished eighth (3:33.58). Lamar at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalLamar at University of Washington InvitationalBEAUMONT, Texas – The final dress rehearsal is over, and the Lamar men’s and women’s track teams made the final push before the conference championships at the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston and the UW Invitational in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday. As for Hackett, who is coming off a fine cross country season for the Wildcats, she won the 3000m run with a personal record of 10:00.86 and helped the 4x800m relay post a first-place time of 9:28.42  alongside her XC teammates Marina Guerrero, Isabella Gutierrez and Diana Garcia Munoz. Lauren Thompson won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.99 and Corissa Storms won the 3000-meter in 10 minutes, 59.85 seconds. Rakira Turner placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, four ¼ inches and seventh in the weight throw with a toss of 49 feet, 3 ¾ inches. For the men, freshman Julien Jeandree finished second in the mile run in a time of 4:21.11, followed closely by fellow freshman Brant Cook in third (4:22.69).  Junior Albert Maeder finished third in the 5,000 meters in a time of 15:26.74, while freshman Noah Freeman came in sixth (16:35.10). A victory by junior Robert Monticone in the 800 meters highlighted action by the Sam Houston men’s track and field team in the University of Houston’s Howie Ryan Invitational. Freshman Daijah Washington took home a first place finish in the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 27.16. Stark also posted times of 8.22 to place sixth in the 60 meter hurdles semifinals after a seventh place 8.28 in the event prelims. “As a whole, we had some really good things happen over the weekend,” said track and field head coach Trey Clark. “Now we just have some injuries to heal and give the kids a break before we go to the Southland Conference Championships.” Danielle Demas posted another solid performance in the 60 meter hurdles. The junior had the second best preliminary time with a 8.53 clocking. She won the semi-finals race with a 8.51 time in the second heat. She placed fourth behind hurdlers from New Orleans, Houston and Texas in the finals with a time of 8.58. Houston Baptist at University of Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalHOUSTON, Texas – Jaivairia Bacote broke the HBU record in the women’s pentathlon and Juan Fraga anchored the Huskies’ distance medley relay to silver Friday on the first day of the Howie Ryan Invitational at the University of Houston’s Yeoman Fieldhouse. Both UIW distance medley relay teams ran the second fastest times in school history.  The women’s team of Emma Jewell (San Antonio/Taft HS), Zariah Noyola (Harlingen/South HS), Vivian Diaz (El Paso/Chapin HS) and Krista Andreassan (San Antonio/Johnson HS) ran a time of 12:25.52 to finish in third place.  The men’s team of Jorge Quintero (El Paso/Burgess HS), Charles Hall (San Antonio/St. Anthony’s HS), Joshua LeCesne (Humble/Summer Creek HS) and Mairo Mora (Converse/Wagner HS) came through in fourth place in a time of 10:25.71. Keona Jackson in the shot put (a season-best 46-3 ½, third in the Southland this season), Jermeka McBride in the 200 (25.23) and De’Shalyn Jones in the 400 (57.93) all finished eighth for the Lady Demons. In two weeks, the Lions and Lady Lions will be competing in the 2015 Southland Conference Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Fadeke Adeola tied a school record with a personal best in the high jump, going 1.65 meters to finish in the top 10 while Alexia Fortenberry finished up with a personal best of 8.34 in the 60 meter hurdles. Freshman Helene Sensee topped the UCA women with a second-place finish in the 800 meters in a time of 2:24.71. Freshman Brittney Bryan finished eighth (2:37.71). UCA’s 4×400 relay team of Jean Black, Khadijah Smith, Tiauna Jefferson and Jasmine Richard finished third in 4:10.74. Garrett Larson placed fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 16’ 6.75”. Justin Jenkins finished fifth in the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.93 in the finals. The junior had the second best time in the 60m semifinals with a mark of 6.86 and posted a 6.85 time in the prelims. In the men’s 60 hurdles prelims, Christian Guzman missed the school record by .01 seconds with an 8.34 clocking that advanced him to Saturday’s semifinals. Lakesha Cameron, Tambrisha Banks and Imani Carr all advanced to the semis of the women’s 60, and season bests went to Ericka Rodriguez (58.07) and Gbemisola Orundami (58.15) in the women’s 400. Banks raced to a lifetime best 25.20 to take second overall in the “B” sections of the 200. SFA’s multi-event athletes started the day strong in the heptathlon and pentathlon. Senior Shambrail Woods and sophomore Madeline Kaufmann placed second and third, respectively, out of 14 collegiate athletes in the women’s pentathlon. Woods dominated the field in the final event of the day, coming just hundredths shy of personal best with 2:21.48 in the 800m to finish with 3433 points. Kaufmann was right behind her with 3300 total points after five events. In the pole vault, freshman Devin King placed second on the men’s side (16-04.75). In the women’s event, Sharon Ann Ourso and Whitney Adams tied for third place with a mark of 11-05.00. In another event final, Lady Demon sophomore Madison Morton was the fastest Southland Conference runner as she took third in the 400 dash in 57.95. Rechelle Bessard took second with a 61-2 ¼ mark while Keona Jackson posted a personal best 60-5 for fifth. Jackson’s throw would have been a school record at the outset of the season, but Bessard obliterated the former mark by nearly five feet with a 64-5 ¼ heave two weeks ago. Lucas Moncla ran fifth in the men’s 5000 in 17.20.37. Adams won the men’s heptathlon high jump with a mark of 7’ 1.75”, bettering the school record of 7’ 1”. Adams and Angers both finished as the runner-ups in the long jump with a leap of 21’ 9.5”. Anthony Taylor’s runner-up 400 meter dash finish and Aaron Williams’ third-place triple jump showing were Northwestern State’s top performances Saturday on the final day of the University of Houston’s Howie Ryan Invitational indoor. Freshman Brooke Wright was second (1.62 meters) and sophomore Kelsey Marvin was third (1.52 meters) in the high jump. Freshman Shawanna Brockman finished seventh in the shot put (11.31 meters), while freshman Madison Sellars was seventh in the 3,000 meters (11:40.02). Senior Tyaniah Cash finished sixth in the 55 meters (7.20) and freshman Molly Sampson was eighth in the 55-meter hurdles (9.03). The Privateers are back on the track on Feb. 15-17 in Birmingham, Ala. as New Orleans takes part in the Southland Conference indoor meet. Braneshia Payton in the women’s 60 hurdles was NSU’s other qualifier Friday, running 8.82 to be ninth among 16 advancing to Saturday’s final. On the women’s side, Misha Frazier won the women’s weight throw event. The junior recorded a personal best, tossing for a distance of 63-02.75.  Sam Houston State at Masked Rider OpenLUBBOCK, Texas – Led by Tyler Adams who won the men’s heptathlon and set a school record in the high jump, Sam Houston State athletes dominated at the Texas Tech Masker Rider multi-events Thursday and Friday in Lubbock. The group of male throwers swept the men’s weight throw event, with Alex Young placing first. The junior tossed for a winning mark of 68-05.75. Jonathan Kinchen finished right behind Young, tossing for a distance of 68-04.50. Brett Olsen came in third in the event (58-00.25). Fellow newcomers Kimone Green and Petrene Plummer and sophomore Taylor Yantis joined James on the relay. Green additionally placed third in the 400m dash (56.11) and sixth in the 55m hurdles (8.16) but not before clocking an 8.02 in the semifinals, which is the sixth-fastest mark in ACU history. Amaku, a junior, and Church, a freshman, also posted strong finishes in the 400 meter dash. Amaku was the runner-up with a time of 57.18 and Church placed fourth with a 57.30 clocking. NSU picked up a sixth in the long jump from Por’sha Thomas in 18-2 ¼, a personal best that ranks fifth in the Southland. She was seventh in her specialty, the triple jump, at 39-3 ¾, more than a foot back of her league-leading season’s best. – Return to top – Monticone edged out Daniel Shelton of Houston Baptist with a time of 1:55.18, just 0.12 seconds ahead of the Huskies runner. – Return to top – In the field events, the Wildcats received three top-three showings from its pole vaulters plus a personal record of 57 feet – 02.00 inches (17.42 meters)from junior Jelani Rainey in the weight throw that stands as the seventh best all-time at ACU. – Return to top – Kara Whitson was third and Ashley Thompson placed fifth in the pole vault. Whitson cleared 12’ 7.5” while Thompson’s top vault was 12’ 1.5”. Freshman Jeremiah Watson was fifth in the 400 meters in a time of 50.55. Joshua Whitaker finished eighth in the long jump (6.50 meters). In winning the 3K, Hackett defeated both Texas Tech senior and runner-up Sharlene Nickle (10:02.51) and third-place New Mexico State senior Diana Hawk (10:07.60). The ‘Jacks will next venture to Albuquerque, New Mexico next Friday and Saturday for the New Mexico Classic. The Wildcats, overall, recorded five wins, 22 top-five showings, a half dozen personal records and three new marks among the school’s all-time top performances over the past three days, which more than satisfied second-year head coach Keith Barnier. Zamzow was fourth in the pentathlon long jump (17’ 11” and sixth in both the 60 meter hurdles (9.12) and shot put (35’ 0.5”). Porter was fifth in the pentathlon 800 meters (2:31.16). Collins set another personal record in the semifinals of the 60-meter dash, taking eighth place in the event with a time of 7.66. Senior Daniel Block won the men’s lone race, taking the 800m title behind a time of 1:51.65 that clipped North Texas junior Troy Taylor’s effort of 1:52.36 by less than one second. Block this weekend also claimed fifth-place in the 600-yard run with a PR of 1:11.45. – Return to top – Sam Houston’s 4×400 relay quartet of Jaylen Johnson, William Stark, Alex Gilreath and Rodney Jones placed third behind Stephen F. Austin and Texas-San Antonio with a season best mark of 3:18.52. Freshman Jasmine Richard finished ninth in the 400 meters (1:00.85) and sophomore Sara Calhoun was 10th in the pole vault (3.26 meters). The Bearkats continued to show improvement as they point towards the Southland Conference indoor championships in Birmingham in February as the men posted 20 seasons bests at the UH meet. Maya Tunwar won the women’s high jump with a leap of five feet-one inch, placed fifth in the long jump with a personal record 18 feet, 1 ½ inches, a sixth place finish in the 55 meter hurdles with a clocking of 10.04 and a seventh place finish in the shot put with a season best 38 feet, 7 ¾ inches. After four events in the men’s heptathlon, Cody Rhodes sits in seventh place with activities wrapping up on Saturday afternoon. The senior shattered his personal best in the shot put (41-06.50) by several feet to put himself in position for day two of the meet. – Return to top – Quintero broke two minutes in the 800 meters for the first time this year with a time of 1:59.83 while Diaz ran well for the women with a time of 2:21.11.  Clementine Kauffmann (Hyeres, France) won her heat of the 3000 meters with a time of 10:25.86 while Kathleen Hoffman (San Antonio/SACS) was second in the 5000 meters with a time of 19:13.54.  Andreassan also won her heat of the mile in a quality time of 5:13.64. Young also won the men’s shot put event, tossing for a distance of 53-09.75. Olsen came in third in the event (49-05.00). Gilreath finished fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.71. “The Wildcats stepped their game up this weekend,” he said. “I am so proud of the way we competed … We were amazing with lots of top five finishes to show for it in almost every event. At the Howie Ryan Invitational and Multi at the University of Houston, UCA Chance Tanner won the 400 meters in a time of 49.52. Tanner also ran on UCA’s 4×400 relay team with Kelton Ray, Dustie Smith and Trevon Boyd that finished fifth in a time of 3:22.60. Abilene Christian at Masked Rider OpenLUBBOCK, Texas – Junior Jessica James and sophomore Alexandria Hackett each won two events this weekend to lead the Abilene Christian Track and Field program at this weekend’s Texas Tech Masked Rider Open. James (6.84, third fastest) and Tremayne Freeman (7.05, 23rd) advanced to Saturday’s 60 meter dash competition. James’ time is the second-best this year in the Southland. Junior pole vaulter Jacob Ulbricht (Spring Branch/Smithson Valley HS) cleared 16 feet indoors for the first time in his career for the Cardinals.  He set a massive personal record with a clearance of 16-6.75 to smash the school record by five inches.  The second school record was set by sophomore Kevin Carnet (San Antonio/FEAST) in the heptathlon.  He scored 4,555 points in all.  He finished strong with 743 points in the final event, the 1000 meters with a time of 2:52.16. At the UW Invitational, Aaron Bennett set a new personal record in the 800m run on an 11th place finish and 1:52.08 time. Alex Dunbar also set a new personal best in the 3000m on an 8:20.47 finish; he set a new career best on Friday in the 5000-meter event. David Carrillo took fifth-place in the finals of the 200-meter race, setting the fifth-best time in school history with a time of 22.48, while sophomore Angelo Garland finished just behind (7th) him with a time of 22.78, which was good enough for the ninth-best time in school history. Senior Dustin Smith set personal records in each of the first four events of the heptathlon, with the event scheduled to wrap up Saturday. After the first day of the men’s heptathlon, Garrison Fick was sixth in the standings with 2,690 points, 109 ahead of the pace that saw him set a school record at the 2014 Southland Conference indoor championships. Fick had personal bests in the 60 and the shot put. Jordan Claypool, competing in his first-ever multievent, notched a PR in the shot put before a no-height in the high jump dropped him in the points table. “It’s going to be on next weekend,” Payne said. “I couldn’t be more excited to compete with the top girls in the nation. I think this meet in Houston is just what I needed to prepare for that.” Paul Hansel, Jackson Davis, Valentinas Rudys and Logan Pittdman teamed up to take first-place in the men’s distance medley with a time of 10:16.82. They bested Houston Baptist’s squad by a solid two-seconds, placing the group at fifth all-time in the Islanders record books with the performance. – Return to top – Sam Houston State at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalHOUSTON, Texas – Camry Grigbsy, Kodii Church, Briana McCall and Ruth Amaku teamed to win the 4×400 relay to highlight competition for the Sam Houston women’s track and field team Friday and Saturday at the University of Houston Howie Ryan Invitational. In Washington, Sam Stabler led the way after a second place finish in the 3000-meter run and a 7:53.98 time that moved him into first place in the Southland Conference and second nationally. It was the first 3000m event of his indoor season and set a new career personal record.  Sophomore Kayla Quincy placed first in two events. The Xavier Prep product won the women’s 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.46. Quincy combined with teammates Bayleigh Butler, Vanessa Williams, and Domonique White to win the women’s 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:10.96. Running a season best of 2:15.23, Kierstin Santana finished fourth in the women’s 800, and she came back later to record the fastest split on the Huskies 4×400 relay that had a season-best 3:54.62 in sixth. On that relay she teamed up with Jazmine Warden, Roneisha Webb and freshman Gbemisola Orundami. The HBU “B” squad ended up eighth at 3:58.66. On the men’s side, Kadarius Williams and Clarence Robinson placed first and second in the men’s high jump. The juniors recorded marks of 6-05.50 and 6-03.50, respectively. – Return to top – On the women’s side, the distance medley group of Liz Romo, Prea Petitt, Sha’Nique Spearman and Regina Salinas finished fourth in the event with a time of 12:33.20. Petitt went on to set the sixth-best time in school history in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.21, while San Antonio, Texas native Ebony Collins took 13th in the 60-meter prelims (7.70). Ashley Jenkins finished third in the women’s weight throw with a distance of 60’ 8.5”. Paula Smith posted a fourth place finish in the high jump with a mark of 5’ 7”. The two-day competition was the final tune-up for NSU before the Southland Conference meet Feb. 16-17 in Birmingham, Ala. In the women’s pentathlon, Avery Zamzow placed seventh with 3,435 points, Nicole Jenrette eighth with 3,162 points, Francis Porter 10th with a 3,162 total and Sarah Walker 13th with 3,035 points. “To come in to a relatively tough place to jump and perform the way she did today was really impressive,” said SFA pole vault coach Jeff Erickson. “Breaking the NCAA record three times and having four of the top five clearances in college history after just four weeks of the season is pretty remarkable. I really think she can go even higher next week in New Mexico.” UIW at University of Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalHOUSTON, Texas – The University of the Incarnate Word track and field teams set a pair of school records at the University of Houston Howie Ryan Invitational on Friday and Saturday. HBU heads to Birmingham, Alabama, on Feb. 16-17 for the Southland Conference indoor championships at the CrossPlex. Payne will travel back to New Mexico with the full SFA track and field program next weekend where she set the NCAA record with a 15-7 (4.75) vault last Saturday. Payne didn’t enter Friday’s event until all of the other competitors had been eliminated. She opened her day at 13-09.25 (4.20m). After securing a clean jump on her first attempt, Payne upped the height to 14-06.25 (4.43m) and got a make on her second run. She then surpassed 15-01.75 (4.62m) on her first try before raising the bar to a new NCAA record height. Payne threatened to claim her fourth national record in three weeks but fell just short of 15-07.25 (4.76m) on three jumps. Bacote finished seventh overall with her score of 3,103 points, adding 99 to the previous record set by Desiree Scott in 2013. She got off to a strong start in the 60-meter hurdles with a 9.04, and added a personal best in the shot put before clocking 2:29.11 for third in the 800 to round out the five-eventer. Other personal records include Michael Scharr and Federico Machado in the 3,000 meter run. Stephen F. Austin at Houston Howie Ryan InvitationalHOUSTON, Texas – For the third consecutive weekend, Stephen F. Austin’s Demi Payne won a women’s individual pole vault title, launching herself over 15-01.75 (4.62m) on Friday afternoon at the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston. The senior scorched the 19-woman field by over two feet to set a meet and Yeoman Fieldhouse record. Rounding out the finals from day one were the distance runners. Freshman Christopher Markham was the best collegiate finisher in the men’s 5000-meter run with a 15:59.53 mark and SFA’s distance medley team of Quinlin McGregor, Charles Fentress, Samuel Wallace and Christopher Williams came in third (10:24.16). Simpson represented the Ladyjacks on the top of the podium Saturday with a 56.81 mark in the women’s 400m ‘A’ competition. She was the only athlete to go under 57 seconds, running ahead of Sam Houston State’s Ruth Amaku (57.18). The Lumberjacks ended Saturday’s meet with a bang in the 4×400 meter relay. In their first time running together in competition, Johnathan Joe, Joshua Taylor, My’Lik Kerley and Cass Brown-Stewart posted 3:17.63 to claim first place in the final event of the day. The unit outran 16 other teams, including eight from the Southland Conference. On the women’s side, Dar’Keisha Tryon, Cierra Jefferson, DeJernel Jordan and Jessica Hatchett came in fourth in the 4x400m among a 22-team field. The group put up a time of 3:52.48. The Wildcats return to action next week for the New Mexico Track and Field Classic in Albuquerque, which will serve as their final tune-up prior to the Southland Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 16 and 17. Stuart Ferguson had a new career record in the mile with a 4:10.00 mark, and finished 18th in the event. McNeese men’s and women’s teams came away champions with Cowboys winning the meet with 164.5 points and the Cowgirls picking up 153 points. – Return to top – In Houston, Dominique Taylor staked her claim to the school record of the 60-meter hurdles on an 8.67 time, and finished sixth on the day. She moved into fifth place of the Southland Conference lists. Senior Amber Darville won the women’s shot put event, breaking her previous personal best by nearly three feet. The Baton Rouge native tossed for a first place mark of 47-02.50. Frazier finished close behind in second, recording a mark of 45-11.25. Taylor owns four of the top five times on Lamar’s all-time 60-meter hurdle event. – Return to top – Roberson won the heptathlon pole vault with a 15’ 5” height. He was the runner-up in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.61 and was third in the heptathlon shot put with a throw of 37’ 8.0”. – Return to top – Williams posted a 49-9 ¼ best in his specialty. Although it didn’t approach his nationally-ranked season’s best of 50-7 ½, it was still better than any other Southland Conference mark this season. Saturday’s field events were highlighted by the men’s high jump and pole vault. Kerley, the versatile freshman, cleared 6-08.75 (2.05m) on his first attempt at the height in the high jump to earn a third place finish of 18 athletes. Senior Cameron Meyer went up and over 16-10.75 (5.15m) to take fourth in the men’s pole vault. Freshman Jaden Dement placed third for the Wildcats during Friday’s men’s pole vault with a height of 15-01.50 (4.61m), finishing behind Texas Tech’s Kyle Thompson (17-00.25) and Kyle Padalecki (15-07.25). Freshman Daniel Shelton clipped .20 off the 800 record he set two weeks ago, clocking 1:55.50 to finish second overall, and Christian Guzman zipped to an 8.27 in the 60 hurdles to take down the previous best of 8.33 by Gabe O’Neale in 2011. Teaming up with Jeremy Lewis (1200m), Jarell McFarland (400m) and freshman Daniel Shelton (800m), Fraga split 4:21.9 on his anchor 1600m leg to stop the clock at 10:18.72 and give the Huskies a second-place finish. “All in all is was a solid outing with the men winning the distance medley and the women running the best they have all season with several good teams out there is pretty good,” said head coach Shawn Flanagan. “Let’s see if we can go rest up and come back and do it again tomorrow.” Adams took first places in two heptathlon running events with times of 8.48 in the 60 meter hurdles and 2:42.66 in the 1,000 meters. The Cowgirls took the top three places in the 55-meter dash with Simone Johnson placing first with a time of 7.11. Danielle Epps was second (7.19) and Thompson was third (7.30). Butler and Williams placed second and third, respectively, in the 400-meter dash, just behind Quincy. The Lady Lions recorded times of 1:03.55 and 1:04.20.last_img read more

Simbas drop two places to sit 24th in rankings

first_img0Shares0000Team Manager Wangila Simiyu with Kenya Simbas team lifting Elgon Cup after beating Uganda.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – The national 15s team dropped two places to sit 24th in the latest rankings released by World Rugby.The Kenya Simbas, whose last assignment was the 34-10 win over Hong Kong in August last year at Nairobi’s RFUEA Grounds, have 59.28 points. The Jerome Paawarter’s side was overhauled by Germany who climbed to 22nd on 60.73 points courtesy of a shock 41-38 win over Romania in Rugby Europe Championship action on Saturday.World Champions New Zealand remains top of the global rankings with 94.78 points while South Africa are placed sixth to top the African continent followed by 19th ranked Namibia.Zimbabwe (37th), Senegal (39th) and Uganda (43rd) round off the top five continental teams.The Simbas do have an opportunity to improve on their rankings when they play Uganda in Elgon Cup first leg in Kampala on June 10 before meeting the Rugby Cranes in the return fixture a fortnight later, a clash that also marks the start of the Africa Cup where fixtures against Tunisia, Senegal, Zimbabwe and Namibia are also lined up.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mbappe ‘exceptional’, says Real Madrid boss Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe has caught the eye with a string of outstanding performances © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEMADRID, Spain, May 5 – Zinedine Zidane hailed Kylian Mbappe’s “exceptional” breakout season on Friday as speculation mounted that the Monaco starlet has set his heart on a move to Real Madrid.Friday’s edition of the Madrid sports daily Marca said that the 18-year-old Mbappe has indicated his desire to join the reigning European champions. Asked about speculation linking Mbappe to Europe’s biggest clubs, Zidane said that fellow Frenchman Mbappe had once very nearly joined the Real youth academy.“He almost signed at Real Madrid (when he was younger), it did not happen,” said the Real coach.“He is a player who is showing all his qualities and is having an exceptional season,” Zidane told a press conference, declining to elaborate so as not to add to the rumours about the youngster’s future.“Even though I have an opinion, it’s never very good to talk about players who are not my players.”Marca did not name its sources but said there had been contact between Real and people close to Mbappe, who has been compared to Thierry Henry at the same age and has hit 14 league goals this term for Monaco.If the forward does leave Monaco this summer there will be a scramble for his services and suggestions he could command a fee of above 100 million euros ($109 million).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Birchcliff and AltaGas announce new arrangement at Gordondale processing facility

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. — Birchcliff Energy Ltd. and AltaGas Ltd. made a joint announcement Tuesday, saying they have entered into a long-term natural gas processing arrangement at AltaGas’ deep-cut sour gas processing facility in Gordondale.The new arrangement, which will last for at least 15 years, will go into effect retroactive to January 1st, 2018 and will replace existing processing arrangements at the facility. Under the Processing Arrangement, Birchcliff is being provided with up to 120 million cubic feet per day of processing on a firm-service basis, with a take-or-pay obligation of 100 million cubic feet per day.“This new arrangement with AltaGas provides long-term natural gas processing and will reduce our fees at the Gordondale Facility,” said Birchcliff President and CEO Jeff Tonken. “An added benefit of this arrangement for Birchcliff is that we will not have to incur significant capital to build our own deep-cut facility at Birchcliff’s natural gas processing plant in Pouce Coupe, Alberta. We had previously commenced the planning and initial work to further expand the processing capacity of our Pouce Coupe gas plant by 150 MMcf/d to 490 MMcf/d (Phase VII) and by 100 MMcf/d to 590 MMcf/d (Phase VIII). In light of this new processing arrangement, we currently have no plans to proceed with Phases VII or VIII.”- Advertisement -“The new arrangement with Birchcliff is a significant win for both parties,” said David Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer of AltaGas. “The Processing Arrangement allows us to maximize the long-term value and returns from the Gordondale Facility, which is one of our key assets. The agreement fills the existing capacity at the Gordondale Facility and significantly enhances the potential to flow third-party volumes through the facility and to grow those volumes, allowing us to eventually optimize the facility and bring the operating capacity up to 150 MMcf/d, while providing lower fees for Birchcliff. The long-term commitment from Birchcliff, potential for third-party volumes and the strategic proximity of this asset to the liquid-rich Montney fairway further strengthens our plans around the future expansion of the Gordondale Facility. In addition, AltaGas will also benefit from growing propane volumes which will be dedicated to our Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal as part of the commercial arrangements.”last_img read more

Manchester City dazzle, West Ham wobble and Arsenal on fire – the PL results

first_img Manchester City were exceptional against Bournemouth 1 This weekend’s Premier League action started with a bang as Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 on Friday night but its business as usual for Saturday 3pm kick-offs…Hull City 1-4 ArsenalAlex Iwobi starred for the Gunners once again after a dazzling midweek performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Theo Walcott’s cross was palmed away by Eldin Jakupovic but Iwobi was on hand to smash the ball into the net via an Alexis Sanchez deflection.Arsenal had the chance to double their lead from the spot after Francis Coquelin’s shot was blocked by Jake Livermore – who was sent off for deliberate handball. However, Jakupovic saved Sanchez’s spotkick after diving low to his right.The Gunners eventually scored their second goal of the game as Iwobi and Walcott combined. Iwobi’s clever back-heel sent Walcott through before the winger fired into the net via the head of Harry Maguire.Robert Snodgrass pulled one back for the Tigers from the penalty spot but further goals from Alexis Sanchez and Granit Xhaka put the gloss on a polished Arsenal performance.West Bromich Albion 4-2 West HamNacer Chadli opened his account for the Baggies after a calamitous piece of defending from Arthur Masuaku gifted the home side a penalty. The Hammers fullback stuck out his arm and was duly punished as Chadli calmly slotted his penalty past Adrian in goal.Slaven Bilic would have been tempted to tear out his new hair following more sloppy defending from his Hammers defenders. Angelo Ogbonna’s poor clearance was seized upon by Nacer Chadli who found Salomon Rondon, before the Venezuelan expertly arrowed the ball into the far corner of the net.James McClean put the Baggies 3-0 ahead just before half-time as he steered home Chadli’s goal-bound effort. West Brom scored their fourth when Rondon and Chadli raced away in tandem before the latter eventually tapped the ball home from close range.West Ham scored two goals in the space of four minutes just past the hour mark to threaten a miraculous comeback. Dimitri Payet crossed for Michail Antonio to head past Foster in goal before Manuel Lanzini scored from the spot after Payet was hauled down by Brendan Galloway.However, the Baggies held out to secure all three points and move into the top half of the Premier League table.Manchester City 4-0 AFC BournemouthManchester City maintained their perfect start to the season after a dazzling display against the Cherries. Should Pep Guardiola’s side go on to win the Premier League, they will become only the second club to achieve the feat after winning their first five league games.Kevin De Bruyne continued his impressive form when he put City ahead with a cheeky free-kick. The Belgian opted to slot his set-piece under the Bournemouth wall to leave Artur Boruc helpless.The Citizens doubled their lead following a fantastic counter-attack. Nolito delivered a splendid pass to De Bruyne, who released Raheem Sterling before teeing up Kelechi Iheanacho.Manchester City ended any chance of a Bournemouth revival minutes into the second half as Sterling scored City’s third. De Bruyne was involved once again as he set Iheanacho free, before the Nigerian squared for Sterling to score.Further brilliance from De Bruyne saw Ilkay Gundogan put through on goal and the German made no mistake, as he sent Boruc the wrong way with a cool finish. However, City were reduced to 10 men late on, when Nolito was sent off for a clash with Adam Smith.Leicester City 3-0 BurnleyLeicester followed up their Champions League win over Club Brugge with a comfortable victory against a disappointing Burnley.The Foxes took the lead on the stroke of half-time thanks to Premier League debutant Islam Slimani. Christian Fuchs delivered a delicious in swinging free-kick which allowed Slimani to power a header home on what was an impressive first showing from the Algerian.Slimani grabbed his second minutes after the restart, following a scramble in the penalty area. Riyad Mahrez whipped in a cross from 30-yards out which Jamie Vardy tried to poke home, but the England international missed the ball, before Slimani could poke home from close range.The hosts scored their third goal of the day following good work from Riyad Mahrez, whose cross deflected off Ben Mee into the back of the defender’s own net.last_img read more

Transfer news: Inter Milan refusing to give up chase for Man United defender

first_img1 Matteo Darmian in action for Manchester United Inter Milan have not given up hope of signing Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian.The Italian has found himself playing second fiddle to Antonio Valencia this season and it was thought he would be out the door in January.However, the right-back recently revealed that wasn’t the case and instead he may stay at Old Trafford.Inter Milan though, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, have not been put off by Darmian’s words and are still hoping to sign him.The Italian club are reportedly going to make their move in the January transfer window by proposing a loan move with an option to buy the 26-year-old permanently in the summer.As well as Inter Milan, Darmian has been linked with Barcelona, Juventus and Napoli.last_img read more

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is ready for Liverpool

first_img Aguero has missed four games through suspension 1 Striker Sergio Aguero is ready for the challenge of Liverpool, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned.Top scorer Aguero has missed City’s last four games after being sent off for a wild tackle on Chelsea’s David Luiz earlier this month.During his enforced break – a second suspension of the season after being hit with a three-game ban in August – Aguero has spent some time resting back at home in Argentina.But now the 28-year-old is back and looking to add to his season’s 16-goal tally in Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated Premier League clash at title rivals Liverpool.“He is ready,” Guardiola said. “He came back good from Argentina – finally back after seven games banned, three games plus four – and we are happy he is back.”The New Year’s Eve clash at Anfield pits third-placed City against the side immediately above them. It will also be the first time Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, two of the Premier League’s elite managers and rivals from spells in Germany, have faced each other in England.The anticipation is heightened as Liverpool are the competition’s highest scorers so far this season with 45 goals, while City’s 39 is the joint-second highest tally.Guardiola attended Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Stoke on Tuesday and rates the Reds as “contenders, definitely”.He added: “I was lucky to play against Jurgen Klopp. I think we know each other quite well and I saw Liverpool this year many times.“There are six teams fighting for the title, especially for the first four positions, for the Champions League qualification. I see the contenders as really tough teams. It will be a good fight until the end of the season.“I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. We have to equal their intensity, of course. Anfield will play a big role for them.”Defender John Stones could feature despite limping off during the first half of City’s hard-fought win at Hull on Boxing Day.“John is much, much better,” said Guardiola.The Spaniard, speaking at his pre-match press conference, dismissed reports linking City with a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco.“I have no idea,” the former Barcelona boss said.last_img read more

In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of November 9, 2018

first_imgShare This!The next in the holiday movies is out this weekend and this time it’s Universal giving it a crack. The Grinch is out today. Will you be seeing this film in theaters?This week, learn how we can all easily help raise money for a deserving charity, see what Disney movie has been cancelled and which Universal movies are now in the works!In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and RumorsIn celebration of Mickey’s birthday, if you share a photo of you wearing mouse ears on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the #ShareYourEars, Disney will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish! I’ve shared my photo on all three! Also, if you missed the 90th birthday special for Mickey, here it is for your viewing pleasure.This week, a woman left  her newborn with a stranger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.This is an interesting look at a trend that’s happening among us Millennials. We are really all in on the “experience economy“, especially in relation to theme park touring. What do you think about this idea?I have a fantastic deal for you! Head to the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar at Disney Springs and purchase this refillable Coke bottle and you can get refills for $1! No word on how long this offer will last, but if you’ll be visiting soon, this may be something you want to look into.With the recent flop of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, we wonder why Disney keeps relying on live action remakes of their animated classics. (That’s sarcasm, by the way.) This article delves deeper into the fact that it really is the remake that’s king. What do you think? Why is it that the recent “original” live action Disney films have performed in a lackluster manner at the box office lately?Want to know who will be performing during the Walt Disney World holiday specials this year? The list is out! Who are you excited to see?Looks like there will be no Boba Fett film. Are you sad by this news?Looks like we’re getting more Shrek and Puss in Boots films.In Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Mickey Mouse Rose Gold Ears Hat for Adults and send it to with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.last_img read more

Lonrho buys SA fish wholesaler

first_imgIn addition, the transaction provides the sellers of the company with a “put option” to sell their remaining 49% stake to Lonrho after three years, at a purchase price of a six times Fish On Line’s profit before tax for the 2014 financial year end, capped at a maximum of R35-million. Fish On Line is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and operates bulk cold storage and fish processing facilities. The company operates as a wholesaler of quality seafood and imports and exports a wide range of seafood to and from global markets. Lonrho, a conglomerate that operates in 17 sub-Saharan African countries, recently secured a secondary listing on the JSE’s AltX. Lonrho has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and has business dealings in agribusiness, infrastructure, transportation, hotels, and support services. London-based Lonrho has acquired a 51% stake in South African seafood wholesaler and distributer Fish On Line for R3.5-million. “The acquisition by Lonrho of Fish On Line strengthens Lonrho’s fish division and provides Lonrho further access to and knowledge of the global wholesale fish market,” said Lonrho executive chairman David Lenigas in a statement this week. “Fish On Line brings strong synergies with Lonrho’s current retail-focused activities in the sector both in the African and global markets.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img In the 12 months ended 28 February 2011, Fish On Line reported turnover of R66.4-million and profit before tax of R1.7-million. As at 28 February 2011, Fish On Line had gross assets of R24.4-million. Products handled by Fish On Line include prawns, salmon, pangasius, hake and kingklip. 17 June 2011 The existing management of Fish On Line will remain in place to develop and grow the company and to add depth to the management expertise available to Lonrho’s seafood division. Retaining existing managementlast_img read more