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

Augies Quest 10 Year Reunion Bash Raises More Than 18 Million for

first_imgWith support from loyal sponsors and dedicated fitness professionals, the Augie’s Quest 10 Year Reunion Bash exceeded its own expectations by raising more than $1.8 million for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) research on Friday, March 13.John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting performed at Augie’s Quest 10 Year Reunion Bash. Credit/Copyright: Steve CohnThe event is presented by IHRSA (International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association).The 10 Year Reunion Bash took place at the JW Marriott, Los Angeles, and featured headline entertainment from Grammy-nominated recording artist, Gavin DeGraw. The start of the evening also featured a special performance from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting, and Natalie Morales from NBC’s Today Show served as Master of Ceremonies.“I am so grateful to my friends in the fitness industry for embracing this event every year and helping us fund this important research. Ten years ago, at the first BASH, I didn’t think I would see this day. Now I’m here watching my former peers stand by me for the 10th year in a row. It’s unbelievable,” said Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest.This year’s sponsors included: 24 Hour Fitness, The Bay Club Company, Technogym, Zumba, The Atlantic Club, Planet Fitness, Crunch Fitness, Newtown Athletic and Life Fitness, among others.The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $44 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments- making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS!last_img read more

BC missing womens inquiry remains in turmoil

first_imgAPTN National NewsA number of groups continue to pull out of the missing women’s inquiry in British Columbia.That’s because a number of parties have been denied funding to participate in the inquiry.So far, 23 parties have been granted standing, but 13 groups have been told the province will not pay their legal fees.The inquiry is looking into how police bungled the investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton.Investigators were criticized for taking too long to react to warnings that women from Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside were going missing.Critics say police ignored warnings because, for the most part, the women were sex trade workers.Many of the victims were Aboriginal so the issue of racism will also be looked at.Groups considered crucial to the inquiry have been turned down for legal funding.The province says the money will be better spent on programs.But women in the neighbourhood are not buying the excuse.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith explains the situation.last_img read more