Lumberjacks’ Murphy, Steward Claim Men’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Drake Murphy and Kevin Steward are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Murphy jetted to a new school record in the 800-meter race in posting the Southland Conference’s top time this year and helped the ‘Jacks win the 4 x 400-meter relay.Steward won the shot put competition. Both athletes’ performances came this weekend at the Leon Johnson Invitational in Natchitoches, La., where SFA registered 11 event wins in the single-day affair.Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Drake Murphy, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Galveston, TexasMurphy set himself apart from the field while claiming the 800 meter race in 1:48.65. His mark is the fastest in the Southland this year and the sixth-best time of the season in the NCAA.The senior’s time broke the SFA school record, giving him both the all-time program 800-meter marks indoors (:1:52.21) and outdoors.Murphy, from Galveston, also ran a leg for the meet-winning 4 x 100-meter relay team that won with a time of 3:11.62 – the fourth-fastest in the league this year.Honorable Mention: Clint Cole, UIW; Micah Larkins, NSUMen’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kevin Steward, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Ovilla, TexasSteward’s shot put toss of 16.63 meters (54 feet, 6.75 inches) gave him the meet win. The effort is the fifth-best mark in the league this year.Honorable Mention: Nemanja Koviljac, McNeeseSouthland 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

Avalon invites travellers to book a novel holiday in 2020

first_imgAvalon invites travellers to book a novel holiday in 2020Avalon invites travellers to book a novel holiday in 2020Avalon Waterways is excited to announce it will be offering an exclusive new Author Cruise, hosted by the author of number one New York Timesbestselling OUTLANDER series, Diana Gabaldon.From the German Black Forest of fairy-tales to the historic canals of Amsterdam, Avalon Waterways and Diana Gabaldon invite travellers to disappear in the magic of the Rhine River, while offering the chance for OUTLANDER fans to gain insider insight into their favourite author. Departing 9 June 2020, this one-off, week-long cruise – set onboard the Avalon Expression – delivers cruisers to the heart of Europe to explore all the towns and cities along the Rhine, while enjoying panoramic views and spectacular castle-lined backdrops day and night. “Diana Gabaldon has added to the storytelling tapestry of our lives while also inspiring travel with her literature,” said Gai Tyrell, Managing Director of Globus family of brands. “In her OUTLANDER series of novels, she has brought to life the backdrops of Scotland, North America, France and Germany, as well as dozens of destinations across the globe. On 9 June 2020, departure of Avalon’s Romantic Rhine Author Cruise with Diana Gabaldon from Basel to Amsterdam, will see this renowned storyteller share an inspired cruise – and daily excursions – with an intimate group of her fans.”Source = Avalon Waterwayslast_img read more