Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season With 29 Top-10 Finishes At No. 3 Arkansas

first_imgTriple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 39-5.75 Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters13. Mariah Crawford, 12.57 800 Meters2. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:55.224. George Webb, 1:56.135. Cory Erickson, 1:56.79 1,500 Meters3. Josh Yeager, 3:54.57    11. Matt Cozine, 4:03.66 200 Meters8. Mary Young, 24.73       17. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.3019. Ebele Okoye, 25.4824. Mariah Crawford, 25.60 Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) recorded the team’s only title on the day by winning the triple jump with a leap of 39-5.75. Earlier in the day she finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-3, an outdoor personal best for the junior. Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the men’s team in the sprints by taking fifth in the 100 meters in 10.75 and fourth in the 200 meters in 21.45. In the distance events, freshman Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) finished second in the un-seeded section of the 800 meters in 1:55.22 while sophomore Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) was third in the seeded section of the 1,500 meters with a personal best of 3:54.57. Pole Vault5. Erik Olson, 14-1.25 On the track, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded a personal best in the 200 meters to finish eighth in 24.73 and also took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.76. In the 400-meter hurdles, Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) finished sixth with a personal best of 1:03.77. Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters5. Caulin Graves, 10.755. Demetrius Shelton, 10.7515. Aaron Chier, 11.0119. Deonne Witherspoon, 11.0926. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.34 3,000 Meters8. Kyle Brandt, 8:39.3711. Kyle Cass, 8:44.67 3,000-Meter Steeplechase3. Chris Kaminski, 9:40.74 400-Meter Hurdles3. Hudson Priebe, 53.274. Malik Metivier, 53.778. Dominic Lombardi, 55.0311. Tyler Zak, 56.36 The Bulldogs combated cool, rainy conditions all afternoon Saturday after weather force the postponement of much of Friday’s schedule. However, the weather-tested team responded well against a field that included the host, Wichita State, Oklahoma State, Missouri State, Tulsa and some of the top junior college programs in the Midwest. 200 Meters4. Demetrius Shelton, 21.458. Caulin Graves, 21.7019. Aaron Chier, 22.5821. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.6525. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.8526. Blair Barrow, 22.9529. Maxwell Harlan, 23.07 Long Jump6. Taryn Rolle, 18-311. Brittani Griesbaum, 17-7.5 110-Meter Hurdles7. Dominic Lombardi, 15.06            9. Hudson Priebe, 15.14 1,500 Meters7. Morgan Garcia, 5:00.11 4×100-Meter Relay6. Drake, 40.76 400-Meter Hurdles6. Victoria Coombe, 1:03.77           15. Bryce Lang, 1:08.51 High Jump4. Taylor Patton, 4-11 Story Links Arkansas Spring InvitationalMarch 24-25 – Fayetteville, Ark. 400 Meters11. Blair Barrow, 50.2117. Maxwell Harlan, 52.39 Discus11. Michael Dolan, 113-4 Hammer Throw6. Michael Dolan, 147-8 The Bulldogs continue their strong open to the outdoor season next weekend as they again face some of the nation’s top team at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, March 29-31. Complete Results (PDF) 800 Meters8. Meghan Kearney, 2:19.629. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:20.2513. Kaylen Rettig, 2:23.7415. Kayla Giuliano, 2:24.8516. Samantha Nielsen, 2:25.48 4×400-Meter Relay6. Drake, 46.95 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Drake University track and field teams opened their outdoor season with 29 top-10 finishes and a series of personal bests at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, hosted by No. 3 Arkansas. 400 Meters12. Rai Ahmed-Green, 57.3713. Ebele Okoye, 57.39 100-Meter Hurdles4. Mary Young, 13.769. Victoria Coombe, 14.7120. Bryce Lang, 16.93  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Imperial SA in Asian joint venture

first_img16 August 2013 South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has entered into a joint venture with international advisory and procurement firm The Beijing Axis to improve its international supply chain management in Asia. The partnership will enable Imperial and its clients to benefit from increasing trade between Africa and Asia, according to Imperial’s chief integration officer, Cobus Rossouw. “This joint venture produces a team with the ability to build a seamless distribution channel from China – and other Asian, low-cost manufacturing countries – to Africa, and vice versa,” Rossouw said this week. It is expected to boost both firms’ operations in the mining, construction and industrial sectors. “We can support manufacturing up-time, capital project feasibility and cost optimisation,” he said. “This is possible through sourcing, delivering and managing competitively priced, high quality goods. Such wares include raw materials, consumables, maintenance, repair and operations items, construction material and capital equipment. “The Beijing Axis experience and expertise in low-cost country sourcing and international logistics will support our clients and expand our ability to serve their needs in Asia-Africa business initiatives,” Rossouw said. It will also provide operational and strategic support to Imperial’s clients expanding into Asia. The Beijing Axis currently has offices in China, Singapore, Australia and South Africa. “Our joint venture with The Beijing Axis reflects Imperial Logistics’ commitment to ensuring that our clients are positioned to take advantage of global mega-trends like the shift of economic and political power from West to East, and from developed to developing markets,” Rossouw said. SAinfo reporter “The Beijing Axis’ work is always cross-border – supporting international firms as they act in unfamiliar territory in China and Asia, or supporting Chinese and Asian firms as they venture out and go global,” said Beijing Axis managing director Kobus van der Wath.last_img read more

Resisting the Allure of Small Wind Turbines

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Wind turbines have a hypnotic allure. The Siren call of carbon-neutral electricity has led many environmentalists to dream of owning a backyard wind turbine.Unfortunately, small wind turbines, unlike utility-scale wind turbines, are rarely cost-effective, even when installed at a good site. Installed at an average site, a wind turbine is little more than an expensive toy.Most renewable energy consultants can share tales of small wind turbines that have disappointed their owners due to low energy production or frequent maintenance problems. That’s why it’s so important for wind-besotted greenies to do their homework before going turbine shopping.Wind-generated electricity isn’t cheapEven homeowners blessed with a fairly good wind site pay a steep price for wind-generated electricity.One of only a handful of successful net-zero-energy homes in the U.S. is one owned by David Pill and Hillary Maharam of Charlotte, Vermont. Although most descriptions of their prize-winning house note that their 10-kW Bergey wind turbine generated more electricity during a 12-month period than the family used, few noted that their electricity is very expensive.During its first year of operation, their wind turbine produced 6,286 kWh of electricity — worth about $627 at the current retail rate of $0.10 per kWh. That means that the $40,500 wind turbine will have a simple payback period of about 64 years. Unfortunately, the turbine is unlikely to last that long.The same amount of electricity could have been generated by a 6-kW PV system, which the Pills could have installed for $30,000. Since their home was built, the price of PV has dropped; in 2013, a 6-kW system could be installed for $24,000 or less. (For a somewhat different payback analysis, see David Pill’s comment of 09/12/2011, posted in the comment section below this article.)“In a good site, wind will be marginally cheaper than PV,” said… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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