Philo Germano wins mile run at ECAC/IC4A Indoor Championships

first_imgSyracuse only had four runners compete in the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, but Philo Germano made his presence known. On Sunday in Boston, Germano won the men’s mile run final with a time of 4:04.92 while teammate Simon Smith placed fourth with a time of 4:07.23.On Saturday, Nathan Henderson just missed the men’s mile final, placing 11th. In the women’s mile, Sydney Leiher also didn’t advance, placing 15th.Next up for the Orange is the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 9 at Texas A&M. After that, the Orange will start its outdoor season at the Florida Relays on March 29. Comments Published on March 4, 2018 at 4:05 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Want My India to Play Without Fear Against Anyone: Igor Stimac after Oman Loss

first_imgMuscat: India national football team’s head coach Igor Stimac, after the narrow 0-1 defeat to Oman in Muscat, on Wednesday pronounced that he wants his team to “play without fear” against any opponent they face.”I want my India (team) to play without fear against anyone. Irrespective of whoever you are playing against, you always have a chance to win the game. We need to grab that,” Stimac stated at the post-match press conference held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. He added: “If you are trying to change (your gameplan) according to your opponents, it shows your team’s weakness — which is the last thing I would want for my team. We stick to our system and we are working on the players’ strengths and conditioning.”Muhsen Al Ghassani fired the solitary goal of the match in the 33rd minute for the hosts in front of a 24,000-strong crowd at the picturesque stadium in the capital city of the Gulf Nation.The coach stated that India was the better team in the second half and while they have been doing good work in open play and creating opportunities to score, the lack of accuracy in the finishing is a problem they are facing.”We were the better side in the second half but couldn’t find the way to score a goal. This is our main problem which has been haunting us always. We are moving well, we are fighting, we are doing what’s necessary but when we come inside the box, the decision making is not at par and the accuracy is not there as well. We need to get used to this, cut the numbers of mistakes down and try to get better results in the future,” he said.The Croatian also congratulated the hosts on their win and added that his team has shown that they can compete against the likes of Oman.”Congratulations to Oman. We wish them all the luck for the upcoming Gulf Cup in Qatar. Today, they had more chances, so they deserved to win. Oman is one level up compared to India but we are coming thick and fast. In the two games against them, we have shown that we can play against teams like Oman who have quality, who are physically strong as well as fast,” the coach expressed.India’s hope of getting a positive result from Muscat got heavily affected when Pronay Halder and Adil Khan had to be substituted inside the first 40 minutes owing to injuries. Pronay, who suffered a shoulder injury, was replaced by Vinit Rai in the 27th minute whereas the coach introduced Anas Edathodika after withdrawing Adil Khan in the 36th minute.”Today, our only player who is a tough tackler (Pronay) suffered a shoulder injury. He was the main player who could fight for the second ball and his absence killed us in the second half,” Stimac said.Following this result, India’s position in the group E stays unchanged with three points from five matches. They are now scheduled to face reigning AFC Asian Cup champions Qatar at home in the return leg on March 26, 2020 in the next match of the qualifying round. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2022 FIFA World Cup quailifierIgor StimacIndian football teamMuscat First Published: November 20, 2019, 6:42 PM ISTlast_img read more