Baird focuses on new season after missing out of World Championships

first_imgWORLD Junior silver medallist Kadecia Baird is now putting her focus on preparing for the new season, after suffering the disappointment of not being able to represent Guyana at the IAAF World Championships, which starts today in London.“Right now my focus is just getting better as an athlete. I’m just going to refocus on what I need to do to get my body right for the new season,” the athlete told Chronicle Sport.The 22-year-old US-based Guyanese had qualified to represent Guyana in the women’s 200m, along with national record holder Brenessa Thompson. Thompson had also clocked a qualifying time for the women’s 100m.However both Baird and Thompson were unable to travel to London, after a reported, missed visa appointment date, which attracted a US$300 rescheduling fee, which the girls were unable to pay.“It’s obvious that anyone would be happy to compete for their country and it’s unfortunate that it won’t happen but it’s time for me to refocus on my goals,” Baird said.In earlier reports from the Athletics Association of Guyana, however, it was indicated that it was athlete Winston George who was being faced with a visa fee, while Thompson and Baird had already submitted their applications and the fee was waived.However, according to reports, George will be participating at the Championships in the men’s 400m, which runs off this Saturday. Guyana will also be represented in the men’s triple jump by another overseas-based athlete, Troy Doris.The men’s triple jump is set to begin on Monday with the qualification round.last_img read more

The many sideline faces of Jim Boeheim

first_img Comments Jim Boeheim has been the head coach of Syracuse since 1976. In that time, he’s become known for his faces and reactions on the sideline. The Daily Orange compiled some of our best photos of the SU head man during games.The standard sideline poseDaily Orange File PhotoThe “Come on!” reactionAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe “Hmm, who should I put in?” faceAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe “No way!” faceAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe “Here’s what you’re gonna do” poseAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe “You have got to be kidding me!” reactionAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe “Well, this could be going better” poseAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe “Did he really just do that?” reactionAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe “Sir, he had his hands on him” reactionAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe “This is unbelievable” reactionTodd Michalek | Staff Photographer Published on October 29, 2018 at 10:22 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Barcelona Extend La Liga Lead With Catalan Derby Win Over Girona

first_imgRelated Barcelona have moved four points clear at the summit of the Spanish La Liga after the team defeated Catalan rivals Girona 3-0.Girona defender Aday put through his own net in the first half before another own goal from goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz put the Spanish giants 2-0 up in the 48th minute. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez added a third goal for Barcelona on his 100th La Liga appearance to give his team a comprehensive victory.By virtue of the win, Barcelona move to 18 points from 6 games as they maintain their 100% start to the season. They are presently four points clear of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid and significantly seven points ahead of arch rivals Barcelona.last_img

Tomka To Join Drake Athletics As Associate Athletics Director For Development

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University athletics has hired Des Moines native Patrick Tomka as associate athletics director for development, director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb announced Friday, May 27.Tomka is set to join the Bulldogs following a nine-year tenure in the front office of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins with the last five years spent in executive roles. Most recently, he was the organization’s senior vice president of business operations and executive entertainment for one year. Prior to that he was a vice president for three years and a senior director for a season. He has also spent extensive time in higher education as an adjunct professor of sports management and marketing at Marymount University.”I would like to thank Sandy Hatfield Clubb for this exciting opportunity to be a part of Drake athletics and Drake University,” Tomka said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Sandy, the athletic program and University. It was apparent throughout this process that Drake places a very high priority on its student-athletes’ academic and athletic success and living the Bulldog Way. I look forward to working with the staff, coaches and friends of Drake University.”Tomka assumes his new role at Drake University on June 6.”I am thrilled to announce that Patrick Tomka has joined the Bulldog Family as our new associate athletics director for development,” Hatfield Clubb said. “In addition to serving as our lead fundraiser, Patrick will oversee the athletics business office and partner with me to advance all financial aspects of the department.”While in the Washington front office, Tomka was directly responsible for more than $24.5 million in new team business and managed the franchise’s business development, revenue retention, corporate partnership and VIP hospitality initiatives.Prior to his promotion an executive-level position, Tomka served more than three years as a senior account executive of premium seating for the organization. In that role, he was the team’s top sales executive all three years and generated more than $3.7 million in new revenue and executed multi-year leases on premium seats.Tomka received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a double major in accounting and finance from the University of Iowa in 2006. He also received a master’s degree in sports studies for Iowa in 2008 and served as a graduate assistant in the Iowa athletic department and assisted the director of premium seating.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more