Karlie Place wins with new poles; Sammie Houston sees increased role

first_imgMen’s Team wins 10 titlesSammie Houston ended the Snowshoe Open with a top-10 finish in Minnesota’s history.Houston won the indoor triple jump, earning a mark of 49 feet and 6.50 inches and the Gophers earned 10 titles in the meet to close out the regular season. Houston has seen an increased role this year compared to his past two seasons with the team.“Last year was kind of get back into it, and then this year, [Houston] has kind of come into his own a little bit,” head coach Steve Plasencia said. “Anytime we see that, it makes me happy for the young man.”Redshirt sophomore Jonathan Tharaldsen won the shot put with a personal record of 57 feet and 5.50 inches. Connor Rousemiller, also a redshirt sophomore, took home the event title in weight throw, going for 65 feet and 7.75 inches.For the second consecutive year, Minnesota claimed 10 titles in the final meet of the home schedule. The Gophers head to the Big Ten Indoor Championships next weekend. Plasencia, though, said he is not the kind of coach who counts event titles and much of the competition came from Division III schools in this meet.“It’s kind of a meet where we run people that need a tune up before they head into the Big Ten’s and also guys who are trying to fill out some spots for the team,” Plasencia said. “I’m kind of looking more at the individual performances.” Karlie Place wins with new poles; Sammie Houston sees increased rolePlace won the poll vault after receiving new poles that day. Jack WhiteFebruary 19, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers coaching staff thought senior Karlie Place was improving, so they ordered bigger poles for her to exceed past performances.There was one problem, however: the poles arrived the day before Saturday’s meet, the Parents Day Invite, and Place did not have time to practice with them before she competed.She still managed to finish first on the pole vault with a jump of 13 feet, 11.75 inches. She fell just short of a career best, as Minnesota claimed five event titles over the weekend.“It was a big day and the poles were a big part of it because I feel like I’ve been almost maxed out on the [shorter] poles,” Place said. “I feel really powerful when I’m holding onto the top. It felt really good to be able to move my grip up.”Redshirt junior Kiley Sabin won the shot put with a throw of 55 feet and 7.75 inches. Minnesota claimed the second and third place throws in the shot put as well. Junior Nayoka Clunis finished second and redshirt sophomore Shay Nielsen finished third.Head coach Matt Bingle said the highlights of the meet came in the throws.“That was awesome,” Bingle said. “They should come out of here super confident in where we’re heading.”Place attended the Hippo Campus concert in St. Paul to cap off an eventful Saturday.“I’m actually not tired at all,” Place said Saturday night. “I’m probably going to do some homework and not go to bed for a while.”last_img read more

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first_imgMumbai: Harbhajan Singh is one of the legendary spinners of the Indian cricket team. Although he has been out of international cricket for a long time, he is still active in the IPL. The Punjab government has nominated Harbhajan Singh for the Khel Ratna award this time. But Harbhajan Singh has already asked the government to withdraw its nomination for the Khel Ratna award. Harbhajan said on Twitter that he had asked for the nomination to be withdrawn as he was not eligible for the country’s highest award, the Khel Ratna. ‘Dear friends, I have received many calls and messages asking why the Punjab government has removed its name from the Khel Ratna nomination. In fact, I do not deserve the Khel Ratna award. I can not make the list when evaluating my performance in international cricket for the last three years. It is not the fault of the Punjab government to change my name. My friends do not spread rumors through the media. Nandi-Harbhajan tweeted.Arsenal beat Manchester City in the FA Cup finalHarbhajan’s name has been dropped from the Khelratna nomination list. Harbhajan has fallen.Kohli’s support behind pacers’ rise; Bhubaneswar praises Indian captainThe BCCI has nominated four players for the Khel Ratna, including Indian cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Others are Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Deepti Sharma. Recently, Rohit Sharma has been the backbone of the Indian cricket team. Rohit, who has scored three double centuries in ODIs, holds the record for most individual ODI scores. Rohit has scored five centuries in the recent ODI World Cup. Rohit is the only player to score five centuries in the ODI World Cup.To know the latest news from myKhel. Allow Notificationslast_img read more

Virender Sehwag, Sardara Singh part of Arjuna Award Selection committee

first_img WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US Suman Ray 1 month ago Virender Sehwag’s 1st IPL salary was lesser than Ishant Sharma’s for THIS stunning reason Written By “Its an honour to be appointed in the panel. Just a few years back I remember receiving the Arjuna award and nominated by Hockey India for Khel Ratna. Now I am a part of the committee. I promise to select the best and most deserving sportspersons from respective disciplines based on pure merit and his or her overall contribution to their respective sports. India is full of sporting heroes and so it’s a difficult task to chose the most deserving ones. But I promise that the committee will recommend the best of the bests,” Sardara Singh told Republic TV over the phone. 1 month ago Sehwag mesmerized by Indian Army jawans performing Bhangra near border, hails their spirit COMMENT First Published: 31st July, 2020 17:39 IST The Committee will also be selecting awardees for Dhyan Chand Award, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Award, and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for the year 2020.The members include eminent names from the field of Indian Sports including Virender Sehwag (Cricket), Sardar Singh (Hockey), Monalisa Baruah Mehta (Table Tennis), Deepa Malik (Para-athletics), Venkatesan Devarajan (Boxing) as well as well-known media persons including Sports Commentator Manish Batavia and Sports Journalists Alok Sinha and Neeru Bhatia. Officials from the Sports Ministry on the committee include Director General, SAI, Shri Sandip Pradhan, LS Singh, Joint Secretary (Sports Development), and Commander Rajesh Rajagopalan, CEO Target Olympic Podium Scheme. Two additional members who have been Dronacharya awardees may be invited by the Chairperson while considering the nomination for Dronacharya Award. center_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE 1 month ago Rahul Dravid pinpoints Virender Sehwag’s weakness that made the English deny his greatness Last Updated: 31st July, 2020 19:20 IST Virender Sehwag, Sardara Singh Part Of Arjuna Award Selection Committee Virender Sehwag and Sardara Singh will be part of the selection committee of the National Sports Awards appointed by the Sports Ministry. SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago Yuvraj Singh slams BCCI’s ‘unprofessionalism’ in mistreating him, Harbhajan and Sehwag Former India star cricketer Virender Sehwag and former Indian hockey team captain Sardara Singh will be part of the selection committee for the National Sports Awards appointed by the Sports Ministry on Saturday. Supreme Court Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma has been appointed by the Sports Ministry as the Chairman of Committee which will select the National Sports awardees including Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya. 1 month ago Gautam Gambhir reveals Virender Sehwag’s logic for not taking strike when opening with himlast_img read more