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Two Syracuse runners secure individual wins at Big Red Invitational

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first_img Published on April 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8 Facebook Twitter Google+ In the penultimate weekend of the outdoor regular season, Syracuse was in action in two meets, highlighted by Kira Wimbert and Keith McAteer’s individual wins at the Big Red Invitational at Cornell on Sunday.In the women’s 400-meter dash, Wimbert (1:00.03) was followed by fellow freshmen Lily Worden (1:04.30) and Mariana McManus (1:06.07), who placed third and sixth, respectively. Wimbert (27.49) and Worden (28.17) also competed in the 200m dash, placing fourth and eighth, respectively. In the 1500m run Olivia Elston (4:58.20) finished fourth, and was closely followed by Kayli Jones (4:58.52) in fifth and Elizabeth Cultra (4:58.87) in sixth.On the men’s side, McAteer’s victory in 5000m run was the standout performance, with McAteer crossing the finish line 15:17.03. James Proctor (54.95) placed eighth in the men’s 400m dash, while Cameron Bailey (57.03) placed 11th.The Tom Jones Invitational kicked off in Gainesville, Florida on Friday, with Syracuse competing in several events. Andrew Aguilera finished 11th in the men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.52 seconds. In the 200m dash, Jordan Davenport (22.20) placed 33rd.Dasia Pressley (23.99) and Eunice Boateng (24.29) competed in the women’s 200-meter dash, finishing 21st and 27th, respectively. Alexis Crosby (24.75) placed 41st.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe action continued on Saturday, starting with the women’s high jump. Aviana Goode represented the Orange, finishing ninth with a best jump of 1.60 meters. Aguilera competed at his second event of the weekend in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, placing seventh with a time of 15.02 seconds. Chevis Armstead posted a DNF in the event.In the women’s 100-meter dash, Pressley (11.90) and Boateng (12.03) were back in action, placing 26th and 32nd, respectively. In the men’s 100m dash, Chris Tucker (10.70) placed 41st while Davenport (10.86) finished 49th.Up next for Syracuse is the final regular season meet at the Payton Jordan Invitational starting on May 4, before the ACC championship begins the following week. Commentslast_img read more

Need to be mentally tougher for international cricket: Rishi Dhawan

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first_imgRishi Dhawan has realised what it takes to be successful at the international level and wants to do well during the upcoming limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe next month.Despite playing couple of games in this season of IPL, Dhawan was confident of being rewarded for his strong performances in domestic cricket. Dhawan’s experience from the Australia tour is now a thing of the past, as he gets ready for three one-dayers and two T20Is in Zimbabwe starting June 11.”I did not get to do much in IPL but I was expecting to be picked. I had done well in Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare and I was confident that I will be rewarded for consistent performances in domestic cricket,” Dhawan told PTI.The poster boy of Himachal cricket might be a consistent performer on the domestic cricket but he did not take much time to realise that playing for India is a different ball game.Dhawan played three out of five ODIs in Australia. While he did not get to do much with the bat, his effort with the ball was nothing to write home about as he ended up conceding 160 runs off 25 overs.LEARNT FROM AUSTRALIA TOUR”The Australia experience taught me a lot. I picked up a lot of things just by watching how seniors train in the nets. There were times I felt the pressure and nerves and since then I have focussed a lot on the mental side of the game.”Having said that, I gave my best in whatever chances I got and that I will try to do the same in Zimbabwe,” said the 26-year-old.advertisementWhile he is satisfied with his progress with the bat, Dhawan has worked a lot of late on increasing his pace.’WORKING HARD'”Last two months I have been working a lot on my bowling.I have made a conscious effort to increase my pace. The chats with Bharat Arun sir (bowling coach) in Australia also gave me confidence. Since swinging the ball is my strength, he just advised me to bowl in the good areas and do that consistently,” he said.Constant travelling after back-to-back games Down Under did not allow Dhawan to spend a lot of time with the seniors of the team. He stayed back with the T20 squad as a replacement for injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar but did not get a game and was later ignored for the World T20.Asked about not being picked regularly in IPL this season, Dhawan said it was the management’s call.On the Kings XI Punjab finishing last for the second season in a row, he added: “We could not get the combinations right from the start. T20 is a game of momentum and we were not able to get that momentum. We did play well in the last few games but overall it was disappointing”.In the end, he was all praise for the newly elected BCCI boss Anurag Thakur, who also hails from Himachal. “He has already done a lot for Himachal cricket. We have all the facilities in the state and I see a lot potential in the juniors.”(with PTI inputs)last_img read more