SU steeples shine on second night of ACC Championships

first_img Published on May 11, 2018 at 9:17 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ Led by steeples Noah Affolder, Aidan Tooker and Paige Stoner, SU picked up more points in the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Friday night.In the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Affolder (8:46.22) and Tooker (8:48.63) secured first and second place for the Orange, earning SU 18 points to build on their strong first night. While Affolder, a freshman, held off Virginia Tech’s challenger, Tooker recovered from his fall into the water trap on the second-to-last lap and burst into second place.In Stoner’s race, the sophomore took an early lead and never looked back. She breezed to a first-place finish and shattered the ACC Championship record with a 9:50.42 time. With her personal and school-best, she beat the next-fastest competitor by 17 seconds in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase.Tooker, Affolder and Stoner have excelled at the steeplechase this year, despite a lack of focus on specific training for the event.“What we try to do is find really good athletes that it comes naturally to,” SU head coach Chris Fox told The Daily Orange in April. “Paige is natural at it, Noah is natural at it and Aidan is natural at it, those are our steeples.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatt Moore, Angelo Goss and Richard Floyd finished 2-3-4 in the preliminary men’s 100-meter hurdles and will compete for the Orange in tomorrow’s final event. David Gilstrap, Kelvin Almonte and Jamil Adams did not make the cut.In the women’s 400-meter race, junior Kadejhia Sellers won her heat and advanced to the finals.Senior Winston Lee finished second in his heat and qualified for the men’s 100-meter final.In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, neither Tia Thevenin, Danielle Delgado nor Aviana Goode qualified for the final. Thevenin was the closest, finishing 0.31 off the qualifying edge and 0.69 seconds off the leader, Florida State University’s Cortney Jones.Dasia Pressley, Imani Clark, Justice Richardson and Eunice Boateng also failed to qualify in their event, the women’s 100-meter dash.With one more day of competition, the Syracuse men sit in third place with 41 points and the women are in ninth with 15 points. Commentslast_img read more

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Siblings arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

first_imgTwo brothers are now facing felony charges after officials say one of them brought a loaded gun onto a school campus.The incident was first reported on October 1st at Miami Palmetto Senior High School.Authorities say they were notified by the school after another student told officials that one of the brothers, Joshua Mizelle, brought a gun to school.When authorities questioned Joshua, the teen told them that he did not have a weapon on him and allowed officers to search his vehicle in the student parking lot.During the search, officials reported that they found not only a loaded handgun, but brass knuckles and two knives inside of the vehicle.At that point, Joshua was taken into custody.Authorities, however, returned to the school to take his brother Jonathan, into custody after they were informed that the brothers arrived to the school in the same vehicle.It was later determined that Jonathan was the brother responsible for bringing the weapons onto school property.During a court hearing on Friday, an attorney for Joshua told the judge that Joshua has never been in trouble with the law before this and the charges may affect his athletic career and scholarship:“What I just want to let the court know, not only has he never been in trouble before, he’s a star athlete. He has a scholarship, which unfortunately, is in jeopardy because of this thing. His whole career and his scholarship is in jeopardy.”Despite the words of the attorney, the judge reportedly stated that all actions have consequences even if Joshua is an athlete:“Those are consequences,” said Judge Orlando Prescott. “There’s always long-term consequences, good, bad and indifferent and because he’s an athlete [it] doesn’t bear anything with me.”Joshua is scheduled to be released on house arrest while Jonathan will be held in detention.Their next trial is scheduled for December 13th.last_img read more

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