GSA, MDI track teams post strong finishes at state championship meets

first_img Latest Posts DOVER-FOXCROFT — The George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island boys’ and girls’ track teams each posted top-three finishes at their respective state championship meets Saturday.GSA’s boys’ team placed third behind Orono and Traip Academy with 61 points at the Class C meet in Dover-Foxcroft. In individual events, the Eagles got wins from John Hassett in the boys’ 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and another from Erik Taylor-Lash in the 1,600-meter race walk. As a team, GSA won the 4-by-800 relay with a time of 8 minutes, 25.19 seconds.On the girls’ side, GSA recorded 56 points to place second behind Orono. In addition to taking second as a team in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relays, the Eagles’ Eliza Broughton and Morgan Dauk added wins in the 300-meter hurdles and javelin throw, respectively.At the Class B championships in Yarmouth, the MDI boys came very close to taking first place but ultimately finished three points behind Winslow. In addition to team wins in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 team, the Trojans also got wins from Croix Albee in the shot put and Noah Hutchinson in the high jump.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe MDI girls’ team finished in third place behind Greely and York, but senior Tia Tardy delivered the day’s most historic moment when she set a state record with a 2:14:76 finish in the 800-meter run. She added another win in the 1,600-meter run and was also part of the Trojans’ winning team in the 4-by-800 relay.For Ellsworth, Matt Shea finished 11th in the boys’ 3,200-meter run, and Nate Mason tied for 11th in the boys’ high jump. Ellsworth’s girls’ 4-by-800 relay team of Emma McKechnie, Danielle White, Caitlin MacPherson and Kiona Osterlin placed 13th.Bucksport junior Danny Bunker finished seventh in Class C boys’ triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 3 inches, and the Golden Bucks’ Meaghan Goodine and Natasha Clement took 12th and 14th in the 400-meter run and 800-meter dash, respectively.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold finished sixth in the boys’ 1,600-meter run and fifth in the 3,200-meter run. The Sumner girls’ 4-by-100 relay team of Emily Crocker, Blue Howard, Nataly Battis and Cassidy Lee took 18th.The outdoor track season’s final scheduled meet will be the New England regional championships next Saturday, June 10, in Norwell, Mass. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Residential Education pilots free feminine hygiene program

first_imgUSC Residential Education started piloting a program this semester to offer free tampons and pads to residents of Cowlings and Ilium Residential College. The program may later expand to other residential colleges. (Mia Speier | Daily Trojan) Many female students feel strongly about the pilot program and hope that it will expand to other residential colleges soon.  “In terms of free feminine hygiene products, I am aware that conversations are happening on a larger scale, but I have not heard the final decision,” Sandoval said.  The free condom initiative, which is similar to the feminine hygiene product pilot, has been successful in providing free and accessible resources for students.  Poori Jareankitja, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said the program will allow students to have access to feminine hygiene products regardless of cost. Residential Education, in partnership with the Office for Health Promotion Strategy, has supplied condom buckets to resident assistants. This program, which is in its second year, influenced the creation of a free feminine hygiene product pilot.  USC Residential Education announced at the beginning of this semester that it will offer bins of free feminine hygiene products in residential colleges. The program, which is currently being piloted at Cowlings and Ilium Residential College, began at the start of the semester. While Jareankitja believes that the pilot could be helpful, he acknowledges that the steep cost of feminine products will incentivize people to take advantage of the free pilot program. He believes this may lead to some complications with resource availability. “I think it’s going to be less of a hassle for students to get condoms and may eliminate the financial burden that some students face buying contraception,” said Ethan Saber, a sophomore majoring in political science. “I hope it leads to safer sex.”  Jade Crenian, a sophomore majoring in law, history and culture, said the success of the condom program can help influence the feminine hygiene one. “Pads and tampons are really expensive, and a lot of people don’t view it as a necessity even though it should be,” Jareankitja said. “I think that would be a huge weight lifted off of the women students here.”   center_img “I think it would be costly, I feel like people would have stock pile on it,” he said. “Maybe supply would be limited to only a few people. So maybe a better distribution system, like someone has to monitor it.”  Standard-size feminine products at retail stores near campus, such as the Target at USC Village, cost anywhere between $3 and $10. Mota said these prices are steep for students who struggle financially.  “I’m totally for it,” Crenian said. “I think they should absolutely put period products into residence halls. They do it with condoms, so why not? It would just make everyone’s life probably easier.” “I felt like this would be implemented because if we are giving away free condoms, why not feminine products?” said Cowlings and Ilium resident assistant Emily Mota.  The discussion about providing students with free resources has led students and resident assistants to suggest more products, such as toilet paper, be made available to students.  “I think it’s really good, as long as they are sanitary … a lot of the times when you go out to restaurants and you try to get those 25-cent ones, nobody has coins, ever, so you have to end up asking people for it,” said Sunvriti Khanna, a sophomore majoring in communication.  The pilot has been met with enthusiasm by students, and it is still in the process of being implemented in more residential colleges on campus.  Since a free condom initiative 8 for residential colleges received positive feedback from students, resident assistants and members of Residential Education proposed providing feminine hygiene products for free in residence halls. “I definitely hope that this would lead to just more resources being given here at USC,” Mota said. “I know they have a vending machine in the Starbucks area at Café 84 with cheaper alternatives for Plan B and other stuff like that. Maybe having more of that, just creating a space where students can not have to worry about basics.”last_img read more


first_imgSUSAN WITH RORY, SAM AND MICHAELBEHIND every great player lies a great family.Wives, girlfriends, mums, dads, children, brothers and sisters.And behind all of them are the grandparents who are so proud. So Granny Kavanagh was a very happy woman when grandson Rory brought Sam Maguire and Donegal captain Michael Murphy to see her at her home in Townparks, Convoy.Susan Kavanagh, 98, was one very proud grandmother. SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – WHEN RORY TOOK SAM TO SEE GRANNY was last modified: September 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – WHEN RORY TOOK SAM TO SEE GRANNYlast_img read more