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Track & Field Wins Eight Events To Open Outdoor Season

first_imgATHENS, Ga. – The Drake University track and field teams opened the outdoor season by winning eight events at the Georgia Relays, March 18-19, at Spec Towns Track in Athens, Ga.In two of those events, both the men’s and women’s 200 meters, the Bulldogs swept the top four spots to start the outdoor campaign.Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) led the women’s team with a pair of wins in the 200 meters in 25.35 and the 100-meter hurdles in 14.00. Her first-place showing helped lead a Drake sweep of the top four spots in 200 meters. She also ran the third leg on the team’s first-place 4×100-meter relay and was second in the 400-meter hurdles. Joining her on that relay was Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.), Taryn Rolle (Nassau, Bahamas) and Destani Welch (Des Moines, Iowa). All three had stellar days with Rolle also winning the long and triple jumps with marks of 17-10.25 and 38-1.5 respectively. Ahmed-Green finished in second in the 200 meters in 25.35 and was fourth in the 400 meters in 59.48. Welch finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.29.Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) also had a strong showing with by winning the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.84 and taking third-place in the 200 meters in 25.81.The men’s team enjoyed similar success with Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) winning the 200 meters in 21.73 followed by Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) in second in 22.10 to lead four Bulldogs to the top four spots in the race. Aaron Chier came in third, followed by Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) in fourth. Vincent also finished second in the 100 meters in 10.47 while Priebe enjoyed great success in the hurdles.The sophomore won the 110-meter hurdles 14.97 and took second, but was the first collegiate competitor, in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.09. The Bulldogs return to action next weekend for their annual trip to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the Arkansas Spring Invitational.2016 Georgia RelaysAthens, Ga. – Spec Towns TrackMarch 18-19, 2016Drake Individual Women’s Results200 Meters – Prelims1. Mary Young, 25.352. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.353. Virginia Hill, 25.814. Taryn Rolle, 25.97400 Meters – Prelims4. Rai Ahmed-Green, 59.48100-Meter Hurdles1. Mary Young, 14.002. Destani Welch, 14.293. Virginia Hill, 14.59400-Meter Hurdles1. Virginia Hill, 1:00.842. Mary Young, 1:01.144×100-Meter Relay1. Ahmed-Green, Rolle, Young, Welch, 47.66Long Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 17-10.25Triple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 38-1.5 2016 Georgia RelaysAthens, Ga. – Spec Towns TrackMarch 18-19, 2016Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters2. Pierce Vincent, 10.475. Aaron Chier, 10.756. Demetrius Shelton,10.84200 Meters1. Demetrius Shelton, 21.732. Pierce Vincent, 22.103. Aaron Chier, 22.244. Hudson Priebe, 22.74110-Meter Hurdles1. Hudson Priebe, 14.97400-Meter Hurdles2. Hudson Priebe, 54.09Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more



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Workplaces can play a better role to help promote healthier food options

first_img Source:https://nutrition.org/ Jun 11 2018A study of 5,222 employees across the US found that the foods people get at work tend to contain high amounts of sodium and refined grains and very little whole grains and fruit. The results suggest that workplaces can play more of a role to help ensure access to and promote healthier food options.”To our knowledge, this is the first national study to look at the food people get at work,” said Stephen Onufrak, epidemiologist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Our results suggest that the foods people get from work do not align well with the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.”Related StoriesResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairResearchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspringOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchOnufrak will present results from the new research at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting during Nutrition 2018, held June 9-12, 2018 in Boston.The new study used data from the US Department of Agriculture Food Acquisition and Purchasing Survey (FoodAPS), a nationally representative household survey on food purchases and acquisitions during a seven-day study period. The researchers analyzed the food or beverages employees purchased at work from vending machines or cafeterias or that were obtained for free in common areas, at meetings or at worksite social events.The analysis showed that nearly a quarter of study participants obtained food from work at least once a week and that the average weekly calories obtained was almost 1,300. The food tended to be high in empty calories -; those from solid fats and/or added sugars -; with more than 70 percent of the calories coming from food that was obtained for free.The researchers say that employers could help their employees eat better at work by using worksite wellness programs to promote healthy options that are also appealing. Employers could also ensure that foods in cafeterias or vending machines follow food service guidelines, which translate the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans into practical recommendations.”Since we found that a lot of the foods obtained by employees were free, employers may also want to consider healthy meeting policies to encourage healthy food options at meetings and social events,” said Onufrak.The researchers are now conducting a similar research study using another dataset to examine foods specifically purchased from vending machines and cafeterias in the workplace.”Worksite wellness programs have the potential to reach millions of working Americans and have been shown to be effective at changing health behaviors among employees, reducing employee absenteeism and reducing health care costs,” said Onufrak. “We hope that the results of our research will help increase healthy food options at worksites in the US.”last_img read more