UW preps for nation’s best in Adidas Invitational

first_imgWith the third annual Wisconsin Adidas Invitational coming to the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course on Friday, head coach Jim Stintzi and the Wisconsin women’s cross country team are looking forward to gaining large race experience before the Big Ten and NCAA championships.There will be 37 men’s teams, 41 women’s teams and a total of 878 athletes participating Friday – including 19 of the top 30 men’s teams in the country and 18 of the top 30 women’s teams.“We’re expecting what’s arguably the best meet in the country outside the NCAA championships this week in Madison,” Stintzi said in his weekly Monday press conference. “We think it will be a great test and are excited about the prospects. When we built the course, the idea was really to have a meet like this, to have one of the better meets in the country … it’s become kind of a phenomenon.”Since the event was started in 2009, the amount of participating teams has grown every year, including an increase of almost 60 teams from the 2010 Invitational. This year, the event is taking place at the same time as the pre-NCAA championships, which many teams traditionally attend to race on the championship course before November’s NCAA Championships. At the urging of Stintzi and men’s coach Mick Byrne, teams decided to come to the Adidas Invitational instead.Because of the stature of the invitational, many coaches, including Stintzi, are still using this weekend to prepare their teams for the NCAA championships. According to Stintzi, running in a race with as many people as will be running on Friday is often more challenging than running in a pack of 100, which is standard for events such as the Big Ten Championships.“The issue is it’s difficult for the athletes to know where they are in a field this size,” Stintzi said. “When [there are] almost 300 people in the race, there’s a tendency for kids to think they’re in 40th and they’re actually in 90th. My team, especially, needs to kind of get that experience and learn where exactly they are and then move up or maintain their position.”Unlike the Adidas Invitational and NCAA Championships, the UW-Oshkosh Open and Big Ten Championships will not have fields comprised of more than a little over 100 runners. Still, the experience gained from running against some of the best competition in the country figures to lead to success in smaller races, as well.“In a sense, it will definitely get our feet wet because it’s going to be great competition, but we’ll have to take a little bit different tactic in terms of how we race,” Stintzi said.Freshman Gabrielle Anzalone led the Badgers into the Adidas Invitational. The Grand Blanc, Mich., native started her UW career with a win at the Badger Opener on Sept. 9th. After finishing 42nd at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Anzalone was named Big Ten Women’s Runner of the Week following her ninth-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational two weeks ago, an event where the Badgers finished 2nd as a team.“[Gabrielle] was one of the top cross country kids in the country last year in high school,” Stintzi said. “[She is] somebody that just kind of fit into our program, loved Wisconsin right off the bat. We love her, she has got a great attitude, really a team player.“Sort of a high-level kid without some of the high-level issues you might get with some kids. I think she’s going to be somebody who is just going to continue to get better and better. I see big things for her.”last_img read more

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Baba Rahman relishes Ghana maiden call up

first_imgGhana defender Baba Abdul Rahman is relishing his debut call up to the Black Stars ahead of the team’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan on March 24 in Kumasi.The former Asante Kotoko player is one of four players to have received maiden call-ups from coach Kwasi Appiah.Baba Rahman who currently plays for German side Greuther in an interview with JOY Sports noted his excitement at his debut call up“I was praying for it every day so I thank God for this opportunity,” said Rahman.“Now that I have been called, I have to try my best and give all that is in me and see what I can offer Ghana and I think I will make Ghanaians proud.”last_img read more

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Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly log: Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, 2016

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, 2016 is as follows: 24-Jan4:39 PMNatural Gas Odor3rd & C 18-Jan1:25 AMNatural Gas Odor400 block N. Olive Follow us on Twitter. 24-Jan11:58 PMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan2:38 PMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan2:10 PMMedical Emergency2000 block North H 21-Jan5:13 AMMedical Emergency600 block E. Harvey 21-Jan10:42 AMMedical Emergency1500 block N. Plum 20-Jan4:06 PMMedical Emergency700 block North F Wellington Fire and EMS Weekly Run Log 18-Jan10:51 PMTransfer to Wichita 24-Jan4:30 PMGrass Fire100 block S. Seneca 21-Jan1:41 PMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan2:57 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 23-Jan9:01 PMMedical Emergency1000 block South H 23-Jan8:58 PMMedical Emergency400 block E. 4th 24-Jan7:15 PMMedical Trauma2000 block North H 21-Jan6:01 PMMedical Emergency500 block N. Woodlawn 21-Jan6:03 AMVehicle Accident30th Avenue & US 81 20-Jan12:57 AMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan12:37 AMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan6:24 PMMedical Emergency400 block N. Blaine 18-Jan12:26 PMMedical Trauma400 block South C Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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