World Record

first_imgBatesville High School and Notre Dame Graduate, Chris Giesting, and 3 other members of the New Jersey New York Track Club set an indoor 4 x 800m World Relay Record at the BU Last Chance Meet in late February.  They broke the old record by close to 2 seconds with a time of 7:11.30.  Giesting’s time was 1:47.  His teammates were Kyle Merber, Joe McAsey, and Jesse Garn.Giesting was surprised at this performance, because in the individual 800m he had a disappointing time of 1:52 just a week or so earlier.  Giesting stated to a reporter that he seems to run much better in relay situations.  This is the 3rd time that I know of that Chris has been a part of a relay team that set some type of meet or world record.  His first came as a member of Indiana’s 4 x 4 relay team at the Midwest Meet of Champions.  When he was a junior at Batesville, in a meet at East Central, Chris “wowwed” the crowd by making up a 50m deficit in a final leg of a 1600m relay race.  He not only made up the difference, but won “going away”.  That is when I knew he was something special!I want to thank Sherry & Elton Linville for sharing this information with me.  Congratulations, Chris!last_img read more

Alpha Delta Chi joins Panhellenic

first_imgAlpha Delta Chi, known as USC’s Christian sorority, has officially been welcomed into the Panhellenic Council as an associate sorority.Sisterhood · Known as the Christian sorority, Alpha Delta Chi has joined the Panhellenic Council as an associate member. The ADChi house is located on 29th Street. – James Watson | Daily Trojan For the first time during fall rush, Panhellenic included ADChi in the official brochure to potential new members and recruitment counselors referred to the 11 — not 10 — sororities.Rebekah Stokes, president of ADChi, has already noticed an advantage to being associated with Panhellenic, as the sorority’s responses for rush have increased “double or triple from last year.”“When I was a freshman and sophomore a lot of people would think I said ADPi or ask what [ADChi] is,” Stokes said.  “Now I’m hearing people say, ‘That’s so cool, I’ve heard of you guys.’”Though ADChi is now considered an associate member of Panhellenic, it did not participate in formal recruitment.“The membership requirement of our house is technically discriminatory because a girl who does not identify as Christian cannot be in our house,” said Emily Camin, ADChi’s social vice president.  “We don’t want to turn people away, but girls who aren’t Christian probably won’t want to come to our house anyway so formal recruitment doesn’t even make sense.”According to Stokes, ADChi is a sorority that exists for spiritual growth and development, academic excellence and Christian fellowship for students at USC.“Our biggest spiritual growth is between bigs and littles. Ours is more of a discipleship program, someone to look up to and respect and help you find where your priorities lie,” Stokes said.Though ADChi members bring a spiritual element to their sorority, Stokes said they have social activities as well.“You always have a sister there to pray for you before your big test, and our house is fairly close to campus so we have movie-watching parties and other events,” Stokes said. “We provide positive options for people to build relationships in a way that they will remember the next day, but still have a great time.”With only 32 members so far, ADChi has not received much attention in past years, but some members believe the new association with Panhellenic will enable the sorority to have a larger presence on campus.“Without the status it was a little harder to get our names out there and get involved,” Camin said. “Now we have exposure to other Greek events going on and even greater contacts.”Some members like Paige Gartland, a junior majoring in psychology, were hesitant at first to accept the new connection with Panhellenic.“At first I wasn’t so excited because I didn’t want to be seen as the stereotypical sorority girl, but as I was talking to other girls I realized it will give us more of an opportunity to reach out to the sororities and [fraternities],” Gartland said.Stokes said that her goal is to have ADChi become involved with Homecoming, a prominent USC football tradition in which the Greek community participants.“We haven’t signed up for [Homecoming] or anything, but even just to be able to watch it for a year to know what to do next year will be great,” Stokes said. “I just want to be there to observe and make sure girls who will lead next year understand what’s involved with Homecoming.”Recruitment for ADChi begins Sept. 13.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: There will be a Chad Cargill ACT workshop Oct. 2

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015:Thursday•C Team volleyball at El Dorado, 3 p.m.•JV tennis at WHS, 3p.m.•Cross Country at Chaparral, 4 p.m.Friday•Football at Wellington vs. Circle, 7 p.m.Saturday•Tennis at Kingman, 9 a.m.•Volleyball at Chaparral, 9 a.m.•C-team volleyball at Garden Plain, 9 a.m.Today’s Lunch– Beef and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Pineapple, Hot Roll and Milk.Wednesday’s Lunch – Corn, dog, garden spinach salad, green peas, apple and milk.Today’s News•Tennis will be dismissed at 2:10 today. They will be marked activity.•If you are interested in attending the Chad Cargill ACT workshop, please bring $10 to the counselors office by September 30th.  The workshop will be on October 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.•This week at WHS will be seatbelt week. Park your car and take a selfie of you wearing your seatbelt to be entered to win a prize.  #WHSseatbeltselfie•September 14 through November 11 all student-athletes 7th through 12th grades, will be given the opportunity to attend Core-Strengthening Yoga on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:40 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. at the middle school gym.•Students interested in traveling to Spain with Mrs. Groom in June of 2017 need to pickup information in the 3D art room within the next few days.•There will be a Hunter Safety Course on September 26th and 27th at WHS. You can register online at Just click on the Hunter Safety course on the 3rd page.•WHS Work Ethic Program will meet on Wednesday October 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 411. Bring a lunch!•Football players- you can turn in your $2 in the office for the football signs.•Sophomores and Juniors, Are you interested in taking the PSAT? The cost is only $14 and the test date is Wednesday, October 14 at 8 a.m. If you are interested, please come see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselors office before September 21.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, Sept 22- Pittsburg StateWednesday, Sept 23- Cowley County CC and Pratt Community College.Thursday, Sept. 24- SouthwesternWednesday, Sept 30- Fort Hays State.Friday, Oct 2- Kansas State UniversityMonday, Oct 5- Wichita State UniversityThursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16- University of Kansas.Monday, Oct. 19 – Butler County CC.Thursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2- Hutchinson CC.Fun Fact of the Day:The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and “UP” for the direction of the bubblesFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JKB · 256 weeks ago That is a poorly placed comma in tomorrow’s lunch. I wonder how many students will bring their lunch instead of eating corn & dog…..made me giggle though. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Stephen Strasburg contract: How the Nationals lured the World Series MVP back to Washington

first_imgStephen Strasburg has earned north of $86 million in cash through 11 seasons with the Nationals. Under the terms of the contract the pitcher recently signed to remain in Washington for at least seven more years, he will earn another $80 million from 2027 to 2029 not for striking out batters, but simply for existing as a human being.Such a contract deferral is part of the reason Strasburg gladly re-signed with the Nationals in December after opting out of his previous Washington contract a month prior. It, of course, helps that Washington is the reigning World Series champion on the strength of its ace pitcher’s World Series MVP effort. MORE: Stars, storylines and stuff to watch in the 2020 MLB seasonWith a seven-year contract worth $245 million, Strasburg was the highest-paid pitcher ever in terms of average annual salary ($35 million) for about a day. The Yankees signed Garrit Cole to a record contract worth $36 million per year right after the Nats re-signed Strasburg, but the 32-year-old Washington pitcher is still in great shape with his deal.Hypothetically, if Strasburg were to play out the rest of his current contract with the Nationals — he has a full no-trade clause — the right-hander’s career earnings would be a few dollars shy of $351 million, and potentially more if he hits incentives. That includes the three years of deferred money he will earn even if he doesn’t touch a baseball after the 2026 season.Below are the details of the contract Strasburg signed with the Nationals shortly after he helped them win the World Series. (All contract figures courtesy of Spotrac.)Stephen Strasburg contractIn typical Nationals fashion, the team deferred $80 million of Strasburg’s $245 million contract in an effort to preserve payroll flexibility in the short term. So while his base salary is $35 million in each of the next seven years, that deferral is reflected in the actual amount of cash he will earn each season.Below is the cash flow in Strasburg’s current contract. (His 2020 figure represents his prorated salary as MLB returns to play on a condensed schedule.)YearBase/payroll salaryAdjusted salary/Yearly cash2020$35 million$8,730,1592021$35 million$23,571,4292022$35 million$23,571,4292023$35 million$23,571,4292024$35 million$23,571,4292025$35 million$23,571,4292026$35 million$23,571,429Because Strasburg’s 2020 salary has been prorated, his total contract value is now $228.95 million.Strasburg also had some deferred money on his previous contract with the Nationals, which was signed in 2016. When he opted out of that deal, he reduced the deferred money to $30 million over the next three years.Including the deferred money in Strasburg’s new contract, below is a year-by-year breakdown of his upcoming deferred contracts with Washington. (The 2029 figure includes $3.9 million of interest payout.) YearDeferred salary2020$10 million2021$10 million2022$10 million2027$26,666,6662028$26,666,6662029$30,666,642Strasburg also has multiple incentives built into his contract. Below is the extra money he can earn if he continues at his elite level of pitching.Cy Young or MVP award: $500,000 ($250,000 for 2nd, $150,000 for 3rd, $100,000 for 4th, $75,000 for 5th)World Series MVP: $250,000All-Star selection: $100,000Gold Glove: $100,000Silver Slugger: $100,000Strasburg, who is managing a 3.17 ERA and a 33.5 WAR in 239 career games (all starts), is coming off a championship year in which he threw a National League-leading 209 innings during the regular season.There’s little reason to believe he won’t be able to make up some of the lost 2020 salary by hitting at least a couple of those incentives.last_img read more