Abilene Christian, McNeese Lead the Southland at South Central Regional

first_img 21 Charlotte Tara MURPHY SO SMU 20:35.8 +1:00 5:31 21 2 The Hacketts’ trip to nationals is a program first and will be the Southland’s first representation at the NCAA Championship meet since 2015. It marks the first time the league has earned multiple bids since Lamar sent Clerc Koenck and Renee Graham in 2007. 23 Charles MILLS JR Texas 30:50.5 +1:01 4:57 22 6 6 7 11 Rice 313 18 Joseph MEADE JR Texas State 30:34.1 +45 4:55 17 1 3 1 7 7 4:47 1 1 20 UL-Lafayette 463 3 Anna WEST SO Baylor 19:40.0 +4 5:16 3 1 7 Hannah MILLER SO SMU 19:50.7 +15 5:19 7 1 Houston Baptist NTS 7 4 McNeese 173 7 5 Texas State 179 1 Arkansas 35 2017 NCAA Women’s All-South Central Region Team 4 SMU 148 7 3 24 Alex RIBA SR Texas A&M 30:52.8 +1:03 4:58 23 3 7 23 UT-Rio Grande Valley 582 7 7 11 Justin DOMANGUE SO UT-Arlington 30:14.9 +25 4:51 11 1 ACU’s 5th place team finish (163 points) led the league’s women’s sides, followed by Lamar in 10th place (296). McNeese finished 12th (336) followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (16th, 404), Stephen F. Austin (17th, 413), UIW (22nd, 526) and Nicholls (24th, 789). 13 Texas State 379 12 UIW 283 7 6 1 Arkansas 59 14 UL-Lafayette 340 Complete ResultsCOLLEGE STATION, Texas – Michaela and Alexandria Hackett headlined the Southland Conference performances at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships, finishing 5th and 6th, respectively, to secure automatic spots in the NCAA Cross Country Championships next week. The Wildcat women finished fifth out of 24 finishing teams. 6 Alexandria HACKETT SR Abilene Christian 19:50.2 +15 5:19 6 2 8 Lamar 235 9 Susannah LYNCH JR North Texas 20:03.6 +28 5:22 9 1 6 17 Central Arkansas 378 7 22 Garek BIELACZYC SO Texas 30:48.6 +59 4:57 21 5 12 Brenley GOERTZEN JR Texas Christian 20:18.2 +43 5:26 12 1 7 15 Arkansas State 398 6 Texas A&M 196 7 7 6 22 Arkansas State 563 16 Abby GUIDRY SO Texas 20:23.5 +48 5:28 16 2 23 UL-Monroe 664 Pl Team Pts 24 New Orleans 733 19 Abilene Christian 515 7 14 LSU 381 10 UT-Arlington 255 13 Tulane 337 5 Abilene Christian 163 5 Michaela HACKETT SR Abilene Christian 19:47.6 +12 5:18 5 1 4 Lindsey BRADLEY JR Baylor 19:42.3 +7 5:17 4 2 The Hackett twins will head to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky., for the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18, hosted by Louisville. 2 Texas 73 2 # 21 UTSA 551 19 Jacob PICKLE JR Texas 30:36.0 +46 4:55 18 3 7 24 Meghan LLOYD JR Texas 20:39.2 +1:04 5:32 24 4 3 Alex ROGERS JR Texas 30:03.1 +14 4:50 3 1 Four Southland women’s athletes earned all-region accolades, headlined by the Hackett twins in 5th and 6th place. Michaela finished with a 6K time of 19:47.6 while Alexandria was right behind her at 19:50.2. McNeese’s Katja Woelfl finished 23rd with a time of 20:36.3 while ACU’s Diana Garcia-Munoz took 25th (20:41.3). 10 Nathan JONES SR McNeese 30:14.7 +25 4:51 10 1 9 North Texas 290 7 7 5 Jack BRUCE SR Arkansas 30:04.8 +15 4:50 5 1 6 Arkansas-Little Rock NTS 15 LSU 349 10 Lamar 296 7 1 Nikki HILTZ SR Arkansas 19:35.5 17 Enrique SOTO SR McNeese 30:33.8 +44 4:55 16 2 14 Dajour BRAXTON JR LSU 30:27.3 +38 4:54 13 1 2017 NCAA Men’s All-South Central Region Team 2 7 7 6 13 Isaac LALANG SR Arkansas-Little Rock 30:19.5 +30 4:52 Northwestern State NTS Pl Athlete Year Team Time Gap Pace Pts TmPl 3 Baylor 116 Pl Athlete Year Team Time Gap Pace Pts TmPl 5 In total, three men and four women earned spots on the All-South Central Region team with top-25 individual finishes. Jones topped the men’s list with a 10K time of 30:14.7 while Lamar’s Jamie Crow finished 15th (30:30.5). McNeese’s Enrique Soto took 17th, clocking in at 30:33.8. Sam Houston St. NTS 25 Andrew RONOH JR Arkansas 30:53.7 +1:04 4:58 24 5 16 Stephen F. Austin 367 24 Nicholls 789 3 Texas A&M 98 Pl Team Pts 18 Sam Houston State 487 6 7 7 7 6 7 17 Alex CRUZ JR Texas 20:24.9 +49 5:28 17 3 7 5:15 1 1 16 Matt YOUNG FR Arkansas 30:31.9 +42 4:54 15 4 17 Stephen F. Austin 413 5 12 McNeese 336 2 7 12 John RICE SO Texas 30:19.3 +30 4:52 12 2 Central Arkansas NTS 7 7 21 Houston 483 9 Devin MEYRER SO Baylor 30:13.0 +23 4:51 9 1 On the men’s side, McNeese finished fourth as a team out of 24 with 173 points, led by Nathan Jones with a 10th-place individual finish. 1 Emmanuel ROTICH JR Tulane 29:49.1 2017 NCAA South Central Region Women’s Team Results 2 Brian BARRAZA SR Houston 29:51.5 +2 4:48 2 1 7 Rice 234 4 Jon BISHOP SO Texas A&M 30:03.8 +14 4:50 4 1 # 6 Christian FARRIS SR Texas A&M 30:05.2 +16 4:50 6 2 6 18 UT-Arlington 413 8 Tulane 282 19 UTSA 456 7 Alex GEORGE SR Arkansas 30:12.4 +23 4:51 7 2 22 UIW 526 Nicholls NTS 6 6 6 22 Lauren BARTELS SR Tulane 20:35.8 +1:00 5:31 22 1 1 1 Louisiana Tech NTS 2017 NCAA South Central Region Men’s Team Results 21 Mike LOWE SR North Texas 30:46.0 +56 4:56 20 1 11 North Texas 263 15 Jamie CROWE JR Lamar 30:30.5 +41 4:54 14 1 2 Texas 93 16 A&M-Corpus Christi 404 Lamar men finished eighth with 235 points while UIW took 12th (283), followed by Stephen F. Austin in 16th (367), Central Arkansas at 17th (378), Sam Houston State 18th (487) and Abilene Christian in 19th place (515). New Orleans rounded out the finishing conference teams with a 24th-place finishing spot (733). 7 15 Ashton ENDSLEY FR Arkansas 20:21.0 +45 5:27 15 7 Arkansas-Little Rock NTS 2 Carina VILJOEN SO Arkansas 19:36.0 <1s 5:15 2 2 7 20 UT-Rio Grande Valley 549 7 Texas Christian 278 20 Gabrielle SATTERLEE SO Baylor 20:33.7 +58 5:30 20 3 19 Khayla PATEL SO Rice 20:32.4 +57 5:30 19 1 11 Taylor WERNER SO Arkansas 20:14.2 +39 5:25 11 4 6 8 Therese HAISS SR Arkansas 19:57.9 +22 5:21 8 3 9 Baylor 248 6 Houston 203 8 Austen DALQUIST SR Arkansas 30:12.6 +23 4:51 8 3 14 Sydney BROWN JR Arkansas 20:19.8 +44 5:27 14 6 3 7 1 18 Ashley DRISCOLL SO Texas A&M 20:26.2 +51 5:28 18 1 20 Eric KROON JR Texas 30:39.6 +50 4:55 19 4 7 UL-Monroe NTS 10 Destiny COLLINS SO Texas 20:05.4 +30 5:23 10 1 23 Katja WOELFL SR McNeese 20:36.3 +1:01 5:31 23 1 13 Lauren GREGORY FR Arkansas 20:19.0 +43 5:26 13 5 25 Diana GARCIA-MUNOZ SR Abilene Christian 20:41.3 +1:06 5:32 25 3last_img read more

Business, Security, Diplomatic Leaders Urge Trump to Stay in Paris Agreement

first_imgAfter months of conjecture about whether the United States would leave the Paris Agreement on climate change, the White House announced on Tuesday that President Donald Trump will not make a decision until after this month’s G7 summit. This shows the debate is still active, and that some in the Trump administration are recognizing that this decision has consequences.In recent days, a number of voices have weighed in, many of whom have argued that it is in the U.S. interest to stay in Paris from economic competitiveness, security, and diplomatic perspectives. One of the issues rests on whether the Agreement legally bars the United States from lowering its emissions-reduction target, a clear distraction from the substantive implications of withdrawal from the landmark climate pact.A rising chorus of powerful voices from the business, security and diplomatic communities have explained why the U.S. should stay in the Agreement. Here are some of them:Business“U.S. business interests are best served by a stable and practical framework facilitating an effective and balanced global response. We believe the Paris Agreement provides such a framework.”Letter to President Trump, signed by Apple, BP, Google, Microsoft, Shell, Unilever, Walmart and others.“We have previously conveyed our strong support for the Paris Agreement and we reiterate our call for governments to continue to support and fully implement the Agreement.”Letter signed by 217 investors representing more than $15 trillion in assets.“I think global engagement is a good thing … Instead of moving backwards let’s compete for the world.”Jeff Immelt, Chairman of General Electric“American business leaders understand that remaining in the Agreement would spur new investment, strengthen American competitiveness, create jobs, ensure American access to global markets and help reduce future business risks associated with the changing climate. Leaving Paris would yield the opposite.”George P. Shultz, Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, Treasury Secretary under Richard NixonNational Security“There is a huge necessity that the UN continues to involve all nations and co-ordinate the action of all nations to fight climate change.”General Denis Mercier, NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation“Climate change will have the greatest impact on areas and environments already prone to instability, which aligns with DoD’s wider assessment of climate change as a threat multiplier.” U.S. Defense Department“As retired military and national security leaders, we know that climate change poses strategically significant risks to U.S. national security, directly impacting our critical infrastructure and increasing the likelihood of humanitarian disasters, state failure, and conflict . . . [A]ddressing these security issues is going to primarily be a civilian-led exercise. As Secretary Mattis himself recently stated, “…climate change is a challenge that requires a broader, whole-of government response.” The State Department’s role in that whole of government response will be crucial in the days, months and years ahead.”Center for Climate and Security Advisory BoardDiplomacy“The Paris Agreement is a milestone in the history of climate governance. We must ensure this endeavor is not derailed … All parties should work together to implement the Paris Agreement. China will continue to take steps to tackle climate change and fully honor its obligations.”Xi Jinping, President of China“Billions of people are losing the ability to feed themselves. Don’t let the whole side down by leaving, just when we have a game plan.”Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fijilast_img read more

Its a habit Quarterly Reviews

first_imgWhether you have raised venture capital or not as a CEO and or Founder running an expansion stage software company an important habit to get into is holding Quarterly operational reviews with your management team. It should be part of every company’s management rhythm.A quarterly review is not a board meeting but an operational meeting with the leadership from all the key operational units within your company. They typically involve Development, Product Management, Customer Care, Finance, Sales, Marketing and Professional Services.It is an opportunity to review how the company is performing against its annual strategic goals, how it performed against the last quarter’s SMART goals and to set and agree as a team to the current quarters SMART goals.They help achieve and maintain alignment within the organization leveraging all of your assets, both capital and people for creating competitive advantage. It gives you an opportunity to ask three basic questions as you reflect upon your performance that will result in actionable steps you can take to improve execution;What did we do well?What did we not do well?What can we do better?It is important that they be timely… within 1-3 weeks of the end of the quarter. The sooner the better.That they be formal… every operational leader comes prepared to be held accountable for their performance.That they be specific… all the operational goals are SMART goals (see link below).http://www.topachievement.com/smart.htmlThat they be honest… you have to look in the mirror what is not working and where the impediments are.That they result in management agreement… to remove the impediments that are slowing you down and keeping you from achieving your goals.As a venture capital firm that provides expansion stage capital we do operational reviews with all of our portfolio companies every quarter. Frankly once an expansion stage software company raises growth equity it is all about execution not capital. Quarterly reviews are all about improving, adjusting and refining executional performance. As part of our business development efforts we provide operational support to all of the portfolio companies we have provided expansion stage capital in through our team in OpenView Labs.If I had to choose between a board meeting or an operational review to have each quarter with our portfolio companies the operational review would always win. It is the one meeting that consistently makes a difference because it improves the performance of the team.Like exercising daily, if you want to build a stronger management team, leverage your capital and people assets better to build a high growth software company quarterly reviews are a GOOD habit to get into!All the best!GAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more