Steeplechase runner Haley Cutright adjusts to Syracuse’s limited facilities

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Haley Cutright is no stranger to obstacles.A steeplechaser, her primary event includes running, jumping over barriers and splashing through pits of water.Yet perhaps the most challenging aspect is simulating the event without water — something she’s forced to do because Manley Field House doesn’t have it.“It is tricky because nothing feels the same practice-wise as jumping in the water pit,” Cutright said.The steeplechase involves hurdling over seven beams, the last of which a pool of water awaits on the other side.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut SU doesn’t have that pool and Cutright can’t practice like she would run a race. Despite this, Cutright, a senior, will look to pick up where she left off a season ago when she finished ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.Cutright knows falling into the water at some points is inevitable, but the experiences doing so have helped her learn how to keep going after landing in it.The trick to limiting those falls requires consistent repetition. Without water, though, the event is extremely difficulty to recreate in indoor practices.“You want to land close enough where you’re out of the water but you still land in the edge of it so you can get a little cushion,” Cutright said.SU head coach Chris Fox acknowledged the difficulties Cutright may face in preparing without water. Instead, they focus on the running and jumping aspects of the event.Fox said that runners like Cutright prepare specifically for the steeplechase two or three times a week. While Cutright always builds her endurance practicing with the distance runners, on these days she polishes her hurdling technique in special drills.Most schools don’t start practicing the steeplechase until May, Fox said. Cutright, though, has been simulating it even before the start of the fall season.“I think that kind of really shows her personality,” Maura Linde, a teammate of Cutright, said. “She’s very tough.”Cutright follows a strict pre-race regimen: 10-minute warm-up run in the morning, a consistent eating routine of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, eggs and oatmeal, and meditation a couple minutes before the race to calm herself down.She remembers the Southeastern Conference championship her sophomore year at Ole’ Miss, her first year running the steeplechase. While falling in the water is an extremely common part of the race, Cutright had yet to take that dive. Until then.“I had never fallen in the water before, and I fell twice,” Cutright said. “So it definitely hit me hard.”Cutright has fallen many times since then, but says she now views it as just another part of being a steeplechaser.“I’d like to see her score in the conferences in the steeple,” said Fox, who echoed a similar level of high expectation.Now, a more experienced Cutright is prepping for her final season, one that she hopes will take her to the ACC Championships and NCAA regionals. She doesn’t get to practice on an actual steeplechase track and she doesn’t get the chance to jump into a pool of water.She knows that, regardless, there will always be tumbles after the gun goes off. But each time she falls, it’s a little easier to get back up.“You know that you’re going to fall at some point,” she said. “You try to avoid it as long as possible but once you actually do fall, you’re like, ‘OK, it’s not the end of the world.’” Comments Published on March 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edulast_img read more

Syracuse boosts postseason chances with 2-1 win over N.C. State

first_img Published on October 23, 2015 at 11:42 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati At the railing of SU Soccer Stadium, as some fans cleared out, a few stuck around to serenade Louis Cross.“We love you Louis, yes we do!” they chanted.In addition to the kids waiting for autographs, there were three fans, each holding a cardboard cutout head — one with Juuso Pasanen on it, another with Julian Buescher and the last with Ben Polk.After a 2-1 win against North Carolina State, Cross’ parents stood at the railing. Players, alumni and the fans with the signs posed for pictures. “It’s weird,” Cross said of being serenaded. “It’s great to have my parents out here as well for their last game to get a goal.”Cross’ front-post header with less than five minutes left in No. 15 SU’s (10-4-2, 3-3-1 Atlantic Coast) game against North Carolina State (8-4-3, 1-3-3) saved the Orange’s postseason hopes. Head coach Ian McIntyre and SU won 10 games for the fourth straight season after combining for just eight in the three seasons prior.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite two devastating losses to then-No. 2 North Carolina and then-No. 4 Clemson and a tie against Hartford, SU regained its footing against the Wolfpack after nearly 75 minutes of futility.“I’m sure as soon as I leave you guys, people will start telling me results,” McIntyre said. “It was important to get to 10 points. It keeps us in front of some very good teams.”SU was losing for seven minutes against N.C. State. Wolfpack players fumbled the ball around the 18-yard box with about 23 minutes left in the game. The ball finally landed on the feet of midfielder Julius Duchscherer, who kicked a slow-rolling shot into the bottom right corner.A group of five SU defenders and midfielders all looked in different directions after the goal. Cross had his hands on his knees. The 1-0 Wolfpack lead gave the game a familiar feel to both the UNC and Clemson games. Goals in the last 30 minutes during each of those contests downed SU, 2-1 and 1-0, respectively.“Come on, put it back,” McIntyre shouted about the ball to his players as they ran back to restart play.“To go down,” Polk said, “It was like, ‘Oh, uh oh, we need sort this out.’”Minutes later, Polk played the ball with his back to defenders. Not having seen a shred of space between the closing defenders behind him, Polk swung around and booted the ball. The defenders snipped any gap the ball could have rolled through.But only after the shot snuck into the bottom right corner of the net and past the shielded goalie.Polk’s goal warmed the frozen fans, who cheered a little bit louder.“It was one of them where I just took the touch and on a swivel just as fast as I could,” Polk said. “Lucky, I think it went through the kid’s legs.”Ten minutes later, the fans stomped the metal bleachers louder than they had all game as midfielder Liam Callahan crossed in a corner kick. The service found Cross, who headed in the last goal SU would need.Cross skirted all 10 players chasing him, running all the way across the field into a circle of teammates at the end of the bench.“A bit surreal, isn’t it?” Cross said. “The clock was running down and I saw space on the front post.”The goal allowed SU to leap Boston College in the ACC standings after the Eagles’ loss on Friday. After losing six starters, about 30 percent of its offense and its whole back line, two newcomers to SU’s starting lineup — Polk and Cross — teamed up to kick the Orange into the postseason again.A graveyard of popcorn boxes, rosters and other papers remained in the bleachers in the aftermath of Syracuse blowing two leads to tie Hartford 2-2 in double overtime.This time, fans filled the bleachers until the end and made their way to the railing to celebrate what could be SU’s last home game this season.“We’re a good team and there’s a chance we wouldn’t make the ACC tournament. We needed enough points,” McIntyre said. “It’s brutal. It’s great. It’s exciting. There’s still a lot to be played.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

BEIJING – With the Olympics in full swing the fir

first_imgBEIJING – With the Olympics in full swing, the first hotel from new hotel group Swire Hotels, The Opposite House, the highly anticipated first hotel from newly formed Swire Hotels, opened yesterday.The luxury property features design from world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma, restaurants and bars conceived by chef restaurateur David Laris, and what the company describes as “a fresh and innovative approach to service.”Named for the Chinese phrase for the building opposite the main house in a courtyard where guests would stay, The Opposite House is located at The Village at Sanlitun, a new open-plan shopping, dining and entertainment destination developed by Swire Properties. The name also highlights Sanlitun as a district of diversity and opposites. The hotel’s 99 guest studios, including 9 suites, are amongst the largest in Beijing, the hotel is claiming. More than half of all the rooms are over 750 square feet and all are with natural wooden floors and touches of Chinese décor.“We are targeting sophisticated travelers who seek individuality and style. And this is possible with our innovative design, location in Sanlitun and service culture. Our partnership with Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, who share our passion for individualized experiences, anticipatory service and sophisticated style will help bring guests from around the world,” said Marcos Pires, director of sales & marketing at The Opposite House.Mediterranean restaurant, Sureño, evokes casual yet elegant dining with a menu featuring the freshest ingredients of Southern Europe. Bei offers contemporary north Asian cuisine with influences from Northern China, Japan and Korea.Mesh is a contemporary lounge bar featuring a large selection of champagnes by the glass, an impressive wine list and wide range of highly original cocktails. The Opposite House also has a casual all-day café style venue, a “mini club” Punk, and a juice bar serving healthy fruit and vegetable drinks.Behind closed doors are stylishly themed private dining rooms accessed via separate doors with their own service team and receptionists catering for VIP events, complete with music and entertainment on request.Leisure facilities include a gym featuring Technogym® equipment and a sleek 22-meter stainless steel indoor swimming pool.The Opposite House, Beijing will be followed by the opening of a 117-room luxury hotel in Pacific Place, Hong Kong, in the autumn of 2009 and a 100-room hotel at TaiKoo Hui in Guangzhou in 2010. Swire Hotels will also manage a 345-room lifestyle business hotel called EAST, to open in Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, in 2009.In the United Kingdom, Swire Hotels is developing a collection of luxury boutique hotels in regional English towns and cities to be launched in 2009.Contact:www.theoppositehouse.com, or +8610 6417 6688last_img read more

No to job order budget insertion–Talisay mayor

first_imgNo to job order budget insertion–Talisay mayor Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal “I’ve learned that this is very famous in Korea and they brought it here. The first time Filipinos will get to experience it is here,” said Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy.Cebu Happyworld Museum in barangay Gabi opened last December 7 and is owned by the same Korean company that operates the Cebu Yellow Submarine.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeDaily tours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. bring visitors to experience   80 painted murals whose optical illusions present three dimensional images of world famous works in the  4,000-square meter  facility.Fredi Lee, who manages the museum, said people of all ages will be surprised by the use of    featured light refraction and reflection techniques. PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMC bags Bulacan airport project Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Painters refuse to go quietly MOST READ LATEST STORIES WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine He said through “miracle art,”  visitors become directors or protagonists in the paintings, or participate by doing imaginative and fun poses in front of the artwork.MORE STORIESnewsinfoCops sent to ensure lotto outlets in Cebu are closednewsinfoNews Briefs: July 26, 2019newsinfoThis Week’s Festivals: July 21 – 27, 2019MORE STORIESnewsinfoCops sent to ensure lotto outlets in Cebu are closednewsinfoNews Briefs: July 26, 2019newsinfoThis Week’s Festivals: July 21 – 27, 2019Entrance fee is P400 for adults; P300 for students 12-17 years old; and P200 for children four to 11 years old. /Correspondent Norman V. MendozaRead Next Imagine yourself being carried in  King Kong’s hand, or crossing a wrecked hanging bridge on  a deep cliff or mingling with  dinosaurs.You can pretend to do all this in a “miracle art museum” that opened in Cordova town in Mactan island.ADVERTISEMENT PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension View commentslast_img read more