OHIO TRACK FINALS UPDATE - JUNE 6
Following up on the previous week's success, Streetsboro sophomore Dakari Carter tied the Div.2 State 100 meter record in the prelims (10.55), but unfortunately suffered a hamstring injury during the 4x100. This is the same relay that suffered another hamstring injury at Regionals (Judd). Carter was forced to sit out the 200 prelims and the following day he had to sit out the 4x200 relay he normally anchored.
But during finals on June 6th, he gutted out one more 100 and managed to pull away in the last 15 meters to WIN in 10.66 for his 2nd straight 100 state championship (fan video). Meanwhile his replacement in the relay, Jon Williams helped the 4x200 relay finish 2nd anyway. Additionally, frosh Keshon Johnson impressed with a 5th place finish in the 200 at 22.11. Interview
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NORTHEAST OHIO AREA TRACK FEATURE. . .
They have had NO home track meets for almost 20 years. Their track is just some left over gravel from years past. There is no long jump pit, no pole vault equipment, and barely a flight of hurdles. Yet Streetsboro (O.) High School has been turning out some remarkable young sprinters over the past two years. Not only have their relay teams routinely succeeded the past couple years, but they have been turning out spectacular sprinters for almost a decade now. Starting with Cory Lanterman who placed 5th in the 400 meters (49.68) as a frosh back in 2006 and in the 200 (2009 - in spite of a pulled hamstring), Kasey Schwing placed 3rd in the 100 in 2008, Tiarra Bivins placed 8th (2008) in the girls 100 and set the school record, Alex Todd got 3rd in shotput (2012), and Destiny King 4th was 100 meter hurdles (2013).
However, last year, area track fans were further confounded when Dakari Carter WON the state 100 meter race and finished 2nd in the 200 AS A FRESHMAN! Obviously not content, Dakari ran a 10.61 100 at the Austintown Regional and a state record 21.3 200 if not for the wind. (100 Video) (200 Video). Not to be forgotten is another freshman, Keshon Jones, who is Dakari's younger cousin. Keshon qualified 3rd for State with a 22.0 200 and some spectacular relay legs. Senior Prince Franklin finished 6th in the 100 finals as well and a 4th speedster, soph Myron Jones, is already a state finals relay veteran!! Their potential seems endless.
Also making a statement is sophomore girls sprinter Savannah Nevels. She ran the best 100 in Streetsboro history in spite losing a rare run-off for the last 100 meter spot (tied Bivins' school record 12.38) and really impressed with her 3rd place finish in the 200 meters (25.4 - another record) Video of 200
Yet Saturday its what they didn't do - NOT winning the 4x100 relay, that caught our eye. Junior star Qb and star basketball player Jerry Judd visibly injured his hamstring running his leg of the 4x1, but willed and hopped the baton to Keshon who kept his poise, waited for the baton, and brought them from 7th to 5th. Dakari took it from there and got them to state with a 3rd place come from behind finish.
Streetsboro's 4 x 100 relay video -racing in navy blue.
Streetsboro's blistering 4 x 200 relay video (1:27)
Numerous bi-standers complimented coaches and relay members for the heroic performance. Though we were sad to see such a fine athlete (and person) such as Judd injured - his performance will long be remembered. Perhaps its the toughness that comes with overcoming the daily adversity of such inadequate facilities that make these runners so special!
Akron Beacon Journal Story
Recently we hosted 8 college athletes take our 24 hour challenge to get away from distraction and learn as much about Jesus Christ as possible. Though we had plenty of time for capture the flag games, whiffle ball, fishing, canoe races and of course a campfire. the central focus of our time was spent learning how to use the Bible and how Jesus proved that He is God. Once those facts are learned, its easy to see how it applies to our lives, our decisions, and our activities. Guest speakers were Shawn Lazarus (who also hosted),Josh Holden and Mike Hurley. All shared their struggles in life without Christ and then how they have been learning how to be more committed to him in spite of the distractions of success.
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Stephen Drew - Shortstop. New York Yankees.
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Tony Sipp - Relief Pitcher. Houston Astros.
Ben Zobrist - 2nd base. Oakland A's
Rich Dauer - 1st base coach. Houston Astros
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CONSIDER THIS: Johns Hopkins Hospital does not do sexual reassignment surgery due to their conclusion that it's a mental disorder. Read Article
Note the reference to the post surgery psychological complications.
CONSIDER THIS TOO: (from) @Compete4Christ:
#1 Goal: Pursue my God-given potential and become more like Christ in the process.
(This is a fictitious story for illustrative purposes as used in several books. However, there are some supposed audio tapes script between US and Spaniards that is entertaining - link here )
Spaniards: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.
Spaniards: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Spaniards: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
Spaniards: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
Humanity repeatedly says that it is does not need God or is SMARTER and more POWERFUL ….only to find in the end that God has the last word. We foolishly think that God will move in his instructions to us . . . and He too lets it be OUR CALL
@Spurgeon_: "Christian, remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity" - Charles Spurgeon
2014's BEST TWEET
That was the simple tweet LeBron posted the day of his announcement on July 11. It was a link to the following Sports Illustrated article, which in turn set off a a new challenge for values and influence in sport.
SI exclusive: LeBron James explains his return to Cleveland Cavaliers. By Sports Illustrated @SInow
LeBron James explains to SI's Lee Jenkins why he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.
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TEAM JAM'S CHALLENGE
WHAT IS YOUR STORY? As athletes, we only spectate when participation is no longer possible. Fortunately, with the TEAM JAM experience, we are NEVER relegated to the bench. Playing time is always available.
Since 1991, TEAM JAM volunteers (there are no employees) have been observing activities, coaching, mentoring, tutoring, counseling,visiting hospitals and funerals, providing chaplain services to teams, finding college scholarships, and especially teaching others about Jesus Christ and making Biblically based decisions. But why listen to US tell stories? We are interested in what YOU are doing!!! Share with us YOUR story of how God used you to impact/change a lifel! In addition, we are always willing to help your efforts. Contact us at 330.352.4231 or email@example.com with your stories OR ideas.