Jones, Alexander Voted Women’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgThe Lady Demons next head to the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, La., while the Cardinals compete at the Rice J. Fred Duckett Twilight in Houston. Both meets take place Saturday. Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Sarea Alexander, UIW – Jr. – San Antonio, TexasAlexander re-broke both the stadium and program long jump records at the UIW Invitational, finishing first with a leap of 20-09.75. Her jump leads the Southland and ranks third in the West Region. In the triple jump, the junior registered a mark of 42-04.75 – second in the conference and 14th in the region. Honorable Mention: Logan Morton, Central Arkansas; LaShawnda Simmons, UIW. Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – De’Shalyn Jones, Northwestern State – Sr. – Tyler, TexasJones ran a school-record time of 23.04 in the 200m, ranking her second all-time in conference history. She ran the third-fastest Southland time in the 100m (11.78), placing third at the Texas Invitational. In the 200, the senior’s time is 21st in the nation and 14th in the East Region. Jones is first in the conference in the 200, leading the next-fastest time by 0.88 seconds. She also ran a leg in the 4x100m that finished second (46.12). FRISCO, Texas – De’Shalyn Jones of Northwestern State and UIW’s Sarea Alexander are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by Jones and Alexander both now have two weekly awards to their names on the season. Jones earned Track Athlete of the Week on April 3while Alexander was tabbed Field Athlete of the Week on March 20. Honorable Mention: Ashley Davis, Southeastern Louisiana; Lonnie Smith, Abilene Christian. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Robinson’s crusade: Coach Topex says journey to PBA sometimes take long route

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Generika-Ayala caps return to spotlight with third-place finish Robinson had the opportunity to mentor some of this year’s PBA hopefuls and took the time to share his story.“I was telling them that whatever the result of this draft is, it should not be the end of your story as a basketball player,” he told the Inquirer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s gonna be hard, realistically it’s hard,” he told the applicants. “But the question is yours to answer: How much do you want this dream to become a reality? It’s all gonna depend on you.”Robinson should know what he speaks of. He was part of the 2001 PBA draft that featured the likes of Mark Caguioa, Willie Miller and Roger Yap. Playing out of San Sebastian, he was picked in the fifth round. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTopex Robinson had a little message for PBA Draft applicants during the draft combine on Thursday.Don’t lose faith. Sometimes, the road to one’s dreams is longer than expected.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “I was drafted 44th (overall), I was not even signed,” he said.  “I went on to float for two years before I was given a chance.”Robinson eventually made the pros, making stops at Red Bull, Purefoods, and Alaska—he won two titles and earned an inclusion to the All-Defensive team along the way.Robinson currently is the head coach of Lyceum in the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more