Low-key 1000-meter race eases injury-prone Malone into season

first_img Published on January 29, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edu Only six runners competed in the 1000-meter race at the Penn State National Open last weekend – three from Syracuse and three from Georgetown.The race at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track facility was originally supposed to host eight competitors before West Virginia and Johns Hopkins runners backed out. The smaller field made it just the kind of event Syracuse junior Molly Malone needed in her first 1000-meter race of the season.“It was kind of low-key compared to other races,” Malone said. “I think we did pretty well. It was the first 1000 I’ve done this season and I think it went well.”Malone’s third-place finish was a good starting point for her season in the 1000-meter race. She’s used to competing in the high-profile races – last season she took eighth in the 800-meter at the Big East championship and reached the national quarterfinal in the same race at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut now she’s injury-prone, battling tendinitis in her foot.Syracuse track and field coach Chris Fox has become accustomed to dealing with Malone’s injuries. He recognizes her potential – she holds the school record in the indoor 800-meter run (2:07.81) – but he also knows the importance of easing up her training.“With Molly, our first goal is keeping her healthy,” Fox said. “We are never really training (her) at the level we should, but she’s super talented and if you keep her healthy for four to five straight weeks, she’s really good.”In high school, she broke her sesamoid bone, a bone that holds the tendons and ligaments in the big toe together. She has been able to successfully run despite the injury, but this season it has flared up again.Every day before practice, Malone receives treatment in the training rooms in either Manley Field House or the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. The treatment allows her to train and practice at a level that keeps her in racing shape.“I don’t really feel it in the races because I’m in the racing zone,” Malone said. “But when you think in terms of training, it does affect me because I can’t get as good training under me.”Malone competes in both the 800-meter and 1000-meter, yet excels in the shorter race because of her strength and speed.“Her speed really makes her one of the best 800 runners on the team,” distance runner Lauren Penney said. “At the start she really goes for it and puts herself in the race, something really important in a race as short as the 800.”The 800-meter run is also easier for Malone to wrap her head around than the 1000-meter. The race is shorter and she doesn’t have to worry as much about her toe flaring up.While she is pleased to be in the Syracuse record books, Malone hopes to primarily stay healthy this season and ultimately break her own record.And after her third-place finish at Penn State, Malone is quietly getting back on track.“The record is nice to have, but I think I can do better,” Malone said. “Hopefully by tending to this injury now I can get there by outdoor season. It’s definitely a reachable goal.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Colin Bennie advances to NCAA Finals

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments On Thursday, just one SU runner qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships by placing well at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Tampa, Florida.Senior Colin Bennie (29:23.08) placed sixth in the men’s 10K race to advance to the NCAA Finals in the event.Iliass Aouani, Dominic Hockenbury, Joe Dragon and Kevin James also ran in the 10K but failed to qualify for the finals.In the women’s 100-meter dash, Imani Clark didn’t qualify for the NCAAs with a 11.78 time but will get another chance to advance in tomorrow’s 200-meter event.The Outdoor Track NCAA Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from June 6 to June 9.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on May 24, 2018 at 10:52 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

Florida, Miami discuss moving 2019 football opener to Aug. 24, report says

first_imgMiami and Florida are in discussions to move up their 2019 season opener by a week. According to the Orlando Sentinel, which cited unidentified sources, the two schools are in agreement to change the date of the rivalry showcase from Aug. 31 to Aug. 24 as a way of kicking off what the NCAA is celebrating as college football’s 150th anniversary. The schedule change, however, would need to be approved by the NCAA before it can happen. It also would necessitate both teams opening their training camps earlier, which also would need the NCAA’s approval.Miami and Florida are scheduled to meet for the first time in six years in Orlando, Florida, at the Camping World Stadium. The Hurricanes topped the Gators, 21-16, in their last meeting in September 2013.   Related News Entering the 2019 season, the Hurricanes lead the series, 29-26.center_img Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook enters transfer portallast_img read more