Twenty-One Southland Athletes Punch Tickets to NCAA Outdoor Championships

first_imgA full schedule of events can be found here. Southeastern LouisianaMen:Devin King (Pole Vault) – 2nd out 39, 17-06.50Adrian Williams (Javelin Throw) – 12th out of 46, 206-04 Northwestern StateMen:Micah Larkins (100m) – 10th out of 24 – 10.134x100m Relay (Kie’Ave Harry, Micah Larkins, Amir James, Tre’Darius Carr) – 10th out of 21 – 39.34Cedric Paul (Shot Put) – 12th out of 47 – 61-03.50 Featured events will broadcast live across the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. A detailed list of event broadcasts can be found here. McNeese earned a pair of qualifiers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi garnered one out of their preliminaries. Cowgirl javelin thrower Morgan Woods finished eighth in her prelim while heptathlete Grace McKenzie earned a spot with her point total of 5,619. Islander pole vaulter Hannah McWilliams finished sixth. Sam Houston State will send seven total athletes qualifying out of the West Preliminary. Chris Jefferson qualified in the 100m as well as the 4x100m relay along with Fabian McCall, AJ Tisdel and Lawrence Coleman. Clayton Fritsch earned a spot in Eugene in the pole vault while Joshua Hernandez qualified in the hammer throw and Zachary Johnson nabbed the 12th and final spot in the triple jump. McNeeseWomen:Morgan Woods (Javelin Throw) – 8th out of 47 – 161-07Grace McKenzie (Heptathlon) – 5,619 Sam Houston StateMen:Chris Jefferson (100m) – 6th out of 24 – 10.394x100m Relay (Fabian McCall, Chris Jefferson, AJ Tisdel, Lawrence Coleman) – 10th out of 20 – 39.83Clayton Fritsch (Pole Vault) – 5th out of 38 – 17-02.75Zachary Johnson (Triple Jump) – 12th out of 45 – 51-02.75Joshua Hernandez (Hammer Throw) – 9th out of 45 – 210-08 Women:4x100m Relay (Daeshon Gordon, De’Shalyn Jones, Natashia Jackson, Deja Moore) – 9th out of 21 – 44.74Daeshon Gordon (100m Hurdles) – 8th out of 23 – 13.31 Northwestern State leads the way with nine total athletes qualifying in the East Preliminary. Micah Larkins finished 10th out of 24 in the 100m to qualify for Eugene along with the 4x100m relay with fellow Demons Kie’Ave Harry, Micah Larkins and Tre’Darius Carr. Cedric Paul earned the final qualifying spot in the shot put. On the Lady Demons’ side, the 4x100m relay squad of Daeshon Gordon, De’Shalyn Jones, Natashia Jackson and Deja Moore finished 10th out of 21 to earn a spot in Oregon. Daeshon Gordon finished 8th out of 23 in the 100m hurdles to earn an individual spot at the NCAA championships. Championships Homepage | Final Qualifying Lists | East Prelim Results | West Prelim ResultsEUGENE, Ore. – A total of 21 student-athletes from five Southland Conference universities will represent the league at the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Competition will be held from June 6-9 at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Southeastern Louisiana sends one of the nation’s best pole vaulter in Devin King, who finished tied for first in his preliminary with a cleared height of 17-06.50. His top mark of the season (19-0.25) ranks second in Division I. Adrian Williams also qualified in the men’s javelin for the Lions. Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiWomen:Hannah McWilliams (Pole Vault) – 6th out of 40, 13-08.50last_img read more

Marvel Heroes MMO beta registration starts today

first_imgOver the last few years, Marvel superheroes have taken the mainstream by storm. The Iron Man and Avengers films alone have done incredible things for all of the Marvel Universe. With a SHIELD television show on the way and more movies in the pipeline, it’s clear that Marvel isn’t leaving the spotlight anytime soon. Traditionally, the video games that followed these movies has been less than great, but that isn’t going to stop Marvel from trying again. Earlier today Gazillion Entertainment has announced the closed beta registration for the new free to play MMO, Marvel Heroes.Marvel Heroes seems to be set in its own corner of the Marvel Universe, in which Daredevil, Spiderman, Wolverine, The Punisher, and others are totally cool with teaming up to take down the bad guys. In the promo video, The Punisher is ready to clean up the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen with a clear end goal of taking on Kingpin. The video shows off The Punisher and Daredevil taking out the bad guys together, with a special cameo from Deadpool as he runs up behind two armed thugs in suits with a rocket launcher.The game looks like it would make those who closely study the Marvel Universes crazy, but it also looks like a lot of fun.Marvel Heroes was designed by David Brevik, whose fingerprints can be found all over Diablo and Diablo II. The game is described as both an Action RPG and a Free to Play MMO, and obviously you’ll be able to pick your favorite bad guy and roam the streets cracking skulls and getting ready to take down Kingpin.To sign up for the closed Beta, head over to the Marvel Heroes website and sign up. The beta is set to start on October 1 and is expected to run right up to release day.last_img read more

Achieve Growth without Salespeople or Sales Teams

first_imgHow can you achieve exponential growth without salespeople or sales teams? Let your product do the selling.In this guest post for Inc., Avondale co-founders Karl Stark and Bill Stewart write that “most high-growth companies don’t achieve their successes by hiring the best salespeople” or sales team. Instead, companies that deliver “a better product at a fair price” or “a standard quality product at a much better price” have the advantaged customer offer that “is the key to growth.”Stark and Stewart spoke to other executives who verified that their best customers were never pitched a product directly, but “nevertheless became the business’s most valuable customers.” Instead of focusing on salespeople or a sales team, Stark and Stewart coach companies on building their business with an offer that entices customers without a big investment on sales or marketing. That thinking translates to a “business model that will stand on its own, without relying on advantaged selling.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more