DES MOINES, Iowa – With a split squad this weekend, a small contingent of the Drake track and field team traveled across town to the Grand View Invitational to record wins in seven events on Friday, March 25.Drake’s middle distance crew was well represented as both the men’s and women’s 4×800-meter relay teams won their races with many of those same runners having great success individually in the 800 meters. Freshman Josh Yeager won the men’s 800 meters in 1:59.50 while Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) claimed the women’s race in 2:18.39 followed by four other Bulldogs in the top 10.In the distance events Katie Berger won the 5,000 meters in 20:34.17 while Tyler Zak took top honors in the 400-meter hurdles in 57.77. The Bulldogs also claimed the top two spots in the men’s triple jump with Ethan Turner winning in 44-7.5 followed by Sean Buczek in second.The bulk of the team will compete on Saturday, March 26, at the Arkansas Spring Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.2016 Grand View InvitationalDes Moines, Iowa – Williams Stadium March 25, 2016Drake Individual Women’s Results800 Meters1. Emma Huston, 2:18.393. Kayla Giuliano, 2:24.904. Samantha Nielsen, 2:26.035. Celeste Arteaga, 2:30.487. Shelby Varney, 3:34.755,000 Meters1. Katie Berger, 20:34.17100-Meter Hurdles7. Danielle Griesbaum, 17.964×800-Meter Relay1. Varney, Huston, Giuliano, NielsenJavelin11. Danielle Griesbaum, 60-3Shot Put12. Danielle Griesbaum, 28-0.75 2016 Grand View InvitationalDes Moines, Iowa – Williams Stadium March 25, 2016Drake Individual Men’s Results200 Meters4. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.73400 Meters5. Nihad Ejubovic, 53.648. Zachary Elkins, 56.52800 Meters1. Josh Yeager, 1:59.504. John Freeman, 2:01.101,500 Meters2. Chris Kaminski, 4:10.113. Ali Jandal, 4:14.207. Alec Bognar, 2:06.55400-Meter Hurdles1. Tyler Zak, 57.774×800-Meter Relay1. Yeager, Fischer, McCann, Jaworski, 8:04.66Triple Jump1. Ethan Turner, 44-7.52. Sean Buczek,, 44-5.5Print Friendly Version
Photos:A geocaching team in Seattle on the way to the find. Photo by geocacher SkyTrainOne of the sites to see while you’re in Köln: Kölner Dome! Photo by Geocaching HQ’er Prying PandoraFound it! Photo by geocacher Aga & DetiSee more photosThis geocache is all about geocachers helping each other out. What’s your favorite way to help other geocachers? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More Seattle – KölnGeocache Name:Köln-Seattle Exchange Multicaches (GC1GWEV and GC1H38J)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:Seattle: 2/3Köln: 3/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:It’s often said that the best thing you find while geocaching isn’t the geocache, but the people you meet along the way. You can meet other geocachers at events, on the trail, or while coordinating your finds for this pair of geocaches. Completing the Köln-Seattle Exchange MultiCaches takes geocaching teamwork to the next level. To make the find, you’ll have to pair up with a geocacher across the world. Here’s how it works: you go to the first stage of the geocache. There you’ll find coordinates for the second stage of the other geocache. You send those coordinates to your international partner, and then bam! You can both go find the geocaches in your respective countries.# of Finds:Seattle: 107Köln: 118# of Favorite Points:Seattle: 39Köln: 52What one of the geocache owners, Thoto, has to say:“In 2005 we had a similar cache here in Cologne which inspired me to create this transatlantic cache. I just loved the idea to connect with people from the other side of the world and play the game together.”“It is always a great feedback you get. I am very happy to see that a lot of cachers like the idea of a transatlantic cache as much as I do. Furthermore I am extremely proud when I look at the high number of cachers who have already visited and logged both “sites” of the cache. Someday I hope to find the Seattle cache as well.”What geocachers are saying:“This is the best Multicache I ever played! Together with Pico69 and Schwarzer Peter in Cologne we solved the challenges together. As a Cologne citizen working for a Seattle headquartered company, I was in town and had some time to go after this cache.” – Arnold1967“It is actually an interesting place to visit and search, and very rewarding once you actually find the cache. Thanks for setting up another one of these “hands across the water” geocaches. They add a new dimension to the game.” – Scouting4Ever“Great adventure between the two cities!!! Thanks to DieGroppis in Köln and Quigquay in Seattle! This idea it allowed me explore new areas and see how interesting and multi cultural Geocaching can be!!” – MedicineManOfSeattleRead more logs SharePrint Related350 miles, all for a smiley. — Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1) — Geocache of the WeekJune 12, 2013In “Community”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”37 Ways to Spice Up Your GeocachingJuly 22, 2014In “Community”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Japan to take the initiative to introduce teaching of Japanese language online and said Indian languages could also be introduced in Japan.”Indian languages could also be introduced in Japan and such an exchange would positively impact this century,” IANS quoted Modi as saying after interacting with Japanese Deputy Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Maekawa Kihai, and teachers of the Taimei Elementary School.Noting that there was a need for Asian countries to be more prepared in the area of education, he said: “The whole world accepts the 21st century as Asia’s century, and to prepare ourselves well, Asian countries must learn each other’s languages and values, so that this century is more useful for humanity.”On the third day of his five-day trip to Japan, Modi on Monday morning visited the Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo. A presentation on Japan’s elementary and secondary education system was made to Modi.Speaking after the presentation, Modi said that he had come to the 136-year-old school as a student “to learn how moral education, modernity and discipline has been blended in the Japanese school system and could be imbibed in India”.An official statement added that from his visit to the school, he also understood the methods of evaluation and examination and how parents are kept involved with the child’s education, and how the school syllabus is prepared.Modi arrived in Kyoto on Saturday and was received by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.