Syracuse heads into ACC championships with rest, refined team tactics

first_img Published on October 30, 2014 at 12:05 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ The best feeling from Syracuse’s winning performance at the Wisconsin Meet of Champions on Oct. 17 was knowing it came without the Orange runners running their hardest.SU dominated the meet, scoring nearly twice as well as the second-place Iona team.“We knew we needed to have a solid day,” said Martin Hehir, a redshirt junior and SU’s top finisher in Wisconsin. “But it takes a lot of pressure off knowing we’re not going all-out.”The team didn’t particularly strain itself because, in the grander scheme of the season, there were more important races approaching. Conserving energy, training for the postseason and learning from past meets are at the forefront of their minds as they look ahead to the Atlantic Coast Conference championships. The conference meet is set for Friday in Charlottesville, Virginia with a 10 a.m. start for the women and 10:45 a.m. start for the men.This year’s race is hosted by the University of Virginia at Panorama Farms, an 8K course featuring a 1000-meter stretch of uphill running. No one on the SU team has raced on the course before, but the feelings of unfamiliarity should be eased by the fact that the team will arrive early and have the opportunity to run the course twice before the ACC official meet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe plan to conquer the course continues with training. The Orange regularly runs up Sweet Road in Pompey, New York to prepare. The 6.5-mile stretch is a gradual, uphill climb that challenges even the top SU runners. “It’s one of our toughest workout venues,” said redshirt senior Reed Kamyszek. “It prepares you to push yourself when you’re exhausted in a race.”SU men’s cross-country has won four of its last five conference titles, dating back to the team’s time in the Big East. The Orange is competing in its second-ever ACC tournament after winning last year.Head coach Chris Fox said resting his top seven players prior to the conference championships is standard operating procedure.To save the best for the more important races, SU rested its best last Friday in the John Reif Memorial in Ithaca, New York. None of its top seven runners, like Hehir, Kamyszek or freshman Justyn Knight, participated as they rested up for the postseason.In Charlottesville, the men will repeat their tactics from throughout the year. They will stick in a pack for the first 5K because, Fox said, there’s strength in numbers and the runners gain confidence when they see their teammates. After the 5K mark, runners will break out if they can, Fox said. Otherwise, the runners hang with the pack and try to grit out the strength to keep running by gaining confidence from their surrounding teammates.“When I look around and I’m surrounded by my whole team, it’s a great feeling,” Hehir said. “It helps me push through because I know we’re doing this together.”Communication is another added benefit to the pack method. Runners say they can discuss strategy in-race on whether to keep their pace, go up-tempo or slow down to conserve strength.They’ve refined these maneuvers at their first-team races throughout the season. In Boston for SU’s Sept. 26 meet, Hehir remembers starting slow before the race came down to a big kick in the last mile. Hehir said that could’ve been avoided by a stronger start. “We need to establish a good pace,” he said. “We don’t want it coming down to the final push.”To succeed at the ACC championships, the Orange needs a strong race from Kamyszek, who struggled in Wisconsin, and redshirt sophomore Joel Hubbard. If they move up in the pack, Fox said, they can swing the meet for SU. Neither has run a competitive race in two weeks.Like the rest of the top Orange runners, Kamyszek and Hubbard are winding down their training, running shorter and shorter practices. Then they’ll eat steak or pasta together and prepare for the biggest race of their season thus far.“They want to win,” Fox said. “And they hold each other accountable.” Commentslast_img read more

Talkin’ Troy S5E2: Turning of the Tide: 50 Years Later

first_imgFifty years after the 1970 ‘Turning of the Tide’ game in Alabama between the integrated Trojans and the all-white Crimson Tide, associate managing editor Nathan Ackerman, sports editor Taylor Mills and sports writer Lachelle Smith speak to Sam Cunningham and John Papadakis, USC alumni who took part in that historic 1970 Trojan victory. They talk about that game, which many consider to have facilitated the integration of college football at Alabama and in the South, and also speak on the impact of the game 50 years later and how it connects to recent college athlete activism.last_img read more

Case of Malaria reported in Fort St. John area

first_imgA diagnosis of Malaria has been confirmed for the region.However, Jonathon Dyck with Northern Health insists the general public should not be worried about this isolated incident.“We are aware of one case of malaria,” Dyck said. “There is no risk to the general public in Fort St. John and we’re working with that patient.”- Advertisement -Northern Health sends out warnings when there are diseases in the area that leave the public vulnerable, and Dyck said they do not plan on doing so with this instance.Other details can’t be given out due to confidentiality concerns.last_img read more

Genting Hong Kong makes dreams come true

first_imgGenting Hong Kong makes dreams come trueGenting Hong Kong makes dreams come trueGenting Hong Kong co-organized the 2nd Charity Voyage on board Genting Dream, the flagship of Dream Cruises, Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line, with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ (TWGHs). From 22-24 September, more than 100 patrons and 19 students together with their parents travelled on the luxury cruise ship for weekend of fun on the high seas. As part of this initiative, a donation of HKD300,000 was also made to TWGH’s Student All-rounded Development Fund to support its education services.“I would like to thank all the patrons for their support of the TWGH’s Charity Voyage on board Genting Dream. This is a very significant charity project of which Dream Cruises is extremely proud to be associated with,” said Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises. “As our parent company, Genting Hong Kong, expands its business in Asia, it is equally important that we also expand our support for the communities in which we operate. It is very fitting that Dream Cruises is hosting this charity voyage as we are committed to helping the youth of Hong Kong to fulfil their dreams of continuing their education for a better future.“Mr. Kazaf Tam, Chairman of the organizing committee for TWGHs Charity Voyage onMr. Kazaf Tam, Chairman of the organizing committee for TWGHs Charity Voyage on Dream Cruises cum 4th Vice-Chairman of TWGHs, remarked that the organization was delighted to be holding its Charity Voyage on Genting Dream again following on the success of the first cruise in January 2017. Mr. Tam added: “On behalf of TWGH, I would like to thank Genting Hong Kong for its generous donation to our Student All-rounded Development Fund and to Dream Cruises for co-organizing this event. Nearly 20 students were sponsored by our patrons to cruise together with their parents on board Genting Dream to help expand their horizons and to encourage them to work hard for their dreams.”As part of the voyage, TWGHs and Dream Cruises arranged special activities for the patrons, students and their parents on board, including a “Patron’s Luncheon”, Summer Team Challenge and a festive foam party at the ZOUK Beach Club for a meaningful andfun-filled weekend get-away.Since its inception in 1993, Genting Hong Kong has been committed to giving back to the communities in and people of Asia as the company has grown hand in hand with the region.Over the years, as the company has developed and expanded its businesses and deepened its foothold in Asia, this belief has manifested into a host of community relations efforts, environmental initiatives and scholarships / internships. These activities span across the region and have touched upon the lives of thousands of beneficiaries.Source = Genting Hong Konglast_img read more