E&H cross country finishes third
Senior Zane Moran (Floyd) took eighth place overall, leading the Wasps with a 34:08 while senior Austin Tolbert (Wytheville) took 13th in 35:16. Freshman Tony McGuire clocked a 36:59 to take 18th while freshmen Henry Quesenberry (Christiansburg) and Lucas Biggerstaff were 20th and 21st, respectively.
Methodist took the team title, placing all five of its scoring runners in the top 11 while Baron Freeman of St. Augustine’s College won the meet with a time of 30:27. Emory and Henry finished in third place.
Yankees’ ground crew receives recognition for field quality
The Appalachian League today announced the Pulaski Yankees have earned the top sports turf ranking in the Advanced-Rookie League for the 2018 season. The rankings are based on data gathered and compiled by the Sports Turf Managers Association.
Pulaski earned top marks in 10 of 11 categories – preparation of field for game, overall playing surface, dirt areas, infield turf area, outfield turf area, home plate area, bullpen areas, warning track, pitcher’s mound, and professionalism of crew.
This is the second consecutive season in which the Pulaski Yankees have earned the top overall ranking in the Appalachian League. The Motor Mile Field at Calfee Park grounds crew is made up of three members – Brayden Morris, Gary Martin, and Michael Martin.
Concord to hold softball day camp Sept. 27
The Concord University softball team will host a one day youth clinic Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. on campus at the CU Softball Field. The cost for the camp is $25 and checks can be made out to Concord University Foundation memo Softball.
Campers will learn the basic and proper techniques and skills for the game of fast pitch softball–the CU way. This camp will include instructions for offense and defensive skills as well as pitching and catching technique.
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Thomas named Big South freshman of week
Playing a crucial role in the defensive back line against Appalachian State last Saturday, Kayla Thomas was named Big South Conference Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.
Thomas has played 90 minutes or more for three of the five matches this season. The latest came on Saturday night where Thomas was the only Highlander freshman that played a full 90 minute match. She helped the Highlander defense post its second shutout this season – and second in the last three matches.
Muddy ACCE race postponed
The Giles County muddy race scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to the impending weather and potential flooding. It will now be held Saturday, Sept. 29.
As a pre-registered participant, registrations will automatically been adjusted to the new date with same times.
Concord finishes second at Big Bear
The Concord University women’s cross country team placed second with 59 points at the Golden Bear Classic on September0013269
7. CU was edged for Charleston for the top spot by five points.
Reigning Mountain East Conference Athlete of the Week senior Bailey Knowles of Christiansburg won the meet with a time 15:33 for the 4,000-meter course.
Fellow senior Karleigh Thompson made a late charge to place fifth in a time of 16:18. Senior Kenna Knowles (Christiansburg) and junior Aidan Payton were both inside the top 20. K. Knowles crossed the line with a showing of 16:51 as she finished 13th. Payton placed 16th in a time of 17:06.
E&H football game cancelled
Due to the forecasted track and intensity of Hurricane Florence, the Emory & Henry College and Methodist University football programs have cancelled their game scheduled for Saturday, September 15. The game will not be made up.
On the morning of Monday, Methodist University officials announced that the campus would be closing on Tuesday, September 11 at 8 a.m. The Methodist campus is closed until further notice all campus events and athletic events scheduled for the week have been cancelled.
Emory & Henry (1-0, 1-0 ODAC) will next take the field on Saturday, September 22 when it travels to Rochester, New York to take on the University of Rochester.
Hokies Half, 5K
The 6th Annual Hokie Half Marathon and 5K will take place Sunday, September 23, 2018.
Race start time is 7 a.m. for half marathon and 7:20 a.m. for 5K.
Registration Fees are: Hokie Half is $90 (9/13/18 – 9/22/18). There is no race day registration; Hokie Half No-Frills Option – Only receive Hokie Bird Finisher Medal and finish line food- Price Level Three, $75 (9/13/17 – 9/22/18); Hokie 5k (NO Finisher Medal.,Price Level Three:
*5k Medal: Hokie Bird Medal, $50 (9/13/18 – 9/22/18).
Overall Male and Female Awards: 1st place male and female: $500; Second place male and female: $300; third place male and female: $200.
Age Group Awards – Awards will be given to the top three male and female half-marathon finishers in each of the following age divisions: 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-over. Age group awards will be mailed once results are official.
Half Marathon Finisher Awards – All finishers of the Half Marathon (including No-Frills option runners) will receive a Hokie Bird Half Marathon finishers’ medal.
Hokie Bird medals will be given to the top three in male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 8 & under, 9–12, 13–17, 18–23, 24–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 & over.
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