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

Volunteer Coders Partner With San Francisco to Clear 9300 Marijuana Arrest Records

first_img –shares Green Entrepreneur Podcast People arrested with a joint long ago were saddled with criminal records for decades. Marijuana legalization isn’t just about stopping arrests under War on Drugs-era laws for cannabis possession. In California, it’s also about clearing the records of thousands who were arrested during that era and still struggle with the stigma of a criminal record for actions that ara legal now.With the help of a volunteer organization that uses technology to make governments more efficient, San Francisco officials plan to expunge records of 9,300 marijuana-related convictions that go back as far 1975. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón called expunging the records “the morally right thing to do,” according to the Los Angeles Times. He then added, “If you have a felony conviction, you are automatically excluded in so many ways from participating in your community.”Related: Holy Smokes! Tel-Aviv’s Cannabis Industry Is Lighting UpNo need to ask.The district attorney’s office has set up a process which allows people to ask for a conviction to be expunged, but only 23 people had applied, according to NPR. Gascon said that process was cumbersome and decided to just get on with it. The district attorney’s office partnered with Code for America, a nonprofit group of coding volunteers who take on projects that make government more efficient. They focus on  issues of criminal justice, the social safety net and workforce development.For example, they are running pilot projects in five states to make social benefits more accessible to thousands of poor Americans.In the San Francisco situation, the issue was criminal justice. Gascón’s people started about a year ago to go through cases by hand and had found about 1,000 to expunge. Volunteers with Code for America were able to create a program in minutes that searched through criminal records back to 1975 and found thousands more to clear.San Francisco is the first to take on this issue in a substantive way (i.e., doing something rather than talking about it). Los Angeles may not be far behind. There have been about 40,000 felony convictions for marijuana-related offenses in Los Angeles County since 1993, many of which might be eligible, according to the Times.Related: New Jersey Inches Closer to Legalizing Marijuana Without Voter ReferendumWar on Drugs vs. MinoritiesPoliticians across the country are now arguing that marijuana legalization is a social justice issue because the War on Drugs disproportionately impacted minority communities. San Francisco provides a good example of how this played out, statistically.The “Cannabis Equity Report” done by San Francisco (the city and county) found that in 2000, 7.8 percent of the population in San Francisco was black, but 41 percent of all marijuana-related arrests involved black suspects. By 2011, arrests involving black San Franciscans “hovered around 50 percent” of all arrests, according to the report.In a statement on the issue from last year, Gascón said that a “criminal conviction can be a barrier to employment, housing and other benefits, so instead of waiting for the community to take action, we’re taking action for the community.”To stay up to date on the latest marijuana-related news make sure to like on Facebook Legal Marijuana Add to Queue Image credit: Steven Clevenger | Getty Images Next Article Listen Now Volunteer Coders Partner With San Francisco to Clear 9,300 Marijuana Arrest Records Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. 3 min read Guest Writer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. March 12, 2019last_img read more