UTC Men's, Women's Track Teams At Rod McCravy Memorial

Friday, January 25, 2013
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s and women’s indoor track teams are back in action this weekend at the prestigious Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational hosted by the University of Kentucky at the Nutter Field House.

The meet is named in honor of a former track athlete who died in 1987 at the age of 19 while sleeping in his dorm room.

The Running Mocs will be competing this weekend alongside the No. 1 Clemson women’s team, Missouri as well as Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Florida A&M, Georgia Tech, Kentucky State, Louisville, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri, Missouri State, Ohio State, Southern Illinois, UNC Ashville, Western Carolina, Western Kentucky, Marshall, University of Miami (Ohio) and host Kentucky.

Sophomore Amanda Sumner (Bristol, Conn.) along with transfer Rachel Greenwall (Bogart, Ga.) and freshman Helenka Kis (Columbia, Tenn.) will start the competition with the women’s 3,000 meter run at 10:15 a.m. Freshman Paul Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Matthew Marshall (Signal Mtn, Tenn.) will run in the men’s 3000m immediately following.

Senior Nathan Wanuch (Mississauga, Ontario) along with sophomore John Gilpin (Nashville, Tenn.) will run in the men’s Mile at 1 p.m. The women’s Mile is slated to run at 12:40 p.m. and UTC will represented by freshman Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario).

Freshman Imeobong Isang (Atlanta, Ga.), a graduate of The McCallie School, will run the men’s hurdles. The semis are set to run at 11:48 a.m. with the finals to run at 1:40 p.m. The Mocs will enter freshman Geoff Nelson (Brentwood, Tenn.) in the 400m while junior Gabby Cader (Cleveland, Tenn.) and sophomore Ambria Reese (Memphis, Tenn.) will run in the same event for the Lady Mocs.

The 800 meter will follow the 800m Saturday afternoon with six heats in the women’s race with freshman Rebecca Greenwall (Bogart, Ga.), sophomore Jessica Philpott (Manchester, Tenn.) and freshman Kiaana Howard (Nashville, Tenn.) running the event. Sophomore Patrick O’Brien (Chattanooga) will run the men’s 800m along with freshmen Marquis Carter (Memphis, Tenn.) and Trevor Janssen (Jordan Station, Ontario).

The track events will wrap up with the men’s 1600 meter relay. UTC will run Nelson, Carter, Janssen and senior Blake Olsen (Pleasantview, Tenn.) in the race


McCallie 3rd, Boyd 8th In Latest Coaches Baseball Poll

McCallie is third in Division 2 AA and Boyd Buchanan is eighth in Class A in the latest baseball poll from the Tennessee Coaches Association. Class AAA 1. Arlington 24-2 1. Dobyns-Bennett 24-2 (Tie for top spot) 3. Dyer County 24-5 4. Siegel 22-4 5. Clarksville 20-4 6. Hardin Valley 21-3 7. Brentwood 20-2 8. Bartlett 23-5 9. Houston 23-6 10 Mt. Juliet 19-4 ... (click for more)

Wesley Cash, USA 55s Advance in Tennis Worlds

Wesley Cash and Sue Bartlett posted doubles wins Wednesday to lead their respective teams to victory in the 2014 ITF Seniors World Team Championships in Boca Raton, Fla. Cash teamed with Michael Tammen for a 6-1, 6-1 win as USA (2-0) defeated Switzerland (0-2), 3-0 ,in the Men's 55s. USA singles wins went to Dan Waldman and Mark Vines. ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced on Thursday, Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., as his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response (2)

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)