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

Putting the Sex Back in Travel

first_imgSource = roomsXML Putting the Sex Back in TravelTravel is romantic, exciting….sexy….is that how you think of it?“Seriously, there’s just something sexy about travel.”When you are having a discussion about pricing, allocation and contracting, dropping a gem like this one is bound to make people sit up. A few drinks often helps.It makes sense. People are going places, disconnecting from the usual reality, even if it’s the same flight the make 12 times a year, it’s just something that little bit different. Eyes open a little wider, smiles are more plentiful, a sense of adventure emerges.Maybe it’s Sydney for the day, that trip of a lifetime to Paris, maybe it’s a quick trip to Hobart  for a quickie.Whilst taxis are seldom sexy, they get you from airport to hotel and suddenly you’re standing in a beautiful foyer.“Welcome Sir/Madam” says the fresh faced, hot, mid 20s staff member who speaks four different languages and is the gateway to a room upgrade with a view. The day-to-day dissappears ; your bed is made, your dishes put away as you step out onto the balcony and watch the sunset in Positano, hand-in-hand with the one you love .I didn’t expect a Middle Eastern airline to pioneer double beds (and the surest fire way to legal mile high club entry) in business class. The marketing shots showed a mum and her young daughter having a cuddle. I imagine it’s not in most people’s minds.Fresh eyes on travel of the inspiration we need for those new ideas . For many of my friends outside of travel, there is palpable excitement at the prospect of travelling. When they say “wow, when are you going to India next” they day dream of temples, spice markets, the  sunset in Goa. My first thought is six hours waiting at two different airports for connections and the personal space adjustment and sweaty arm pits.But if someone said to me they were going to Paris (a close friend said he and his wife went for 10 days and had sex every day… Best holiday he ever had… can’t remember any of the art galleries) I’m thinking “How cool”.You can’t make those promises but when building the dream,  consider building some of that love and affection into your travel talk with customersLadies make a lot of decisions, see use keywords such as “romance”, “intimate” and “great for couples”Get a room with a view, and most definitely a balconyRecommend booking a great restaurant before they go and popping it in the diaryFind some safe babysitting networks your customersFor travel professionals it’s a never-ending procession of peak periods, lulls, changes, contracts and chasing bonuses. But for the person at the other end it can be something very, very different. learn more about roomsXML.com herelast_img read more