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Osun Half Marathon to Sensitise on Exercise, Fitness, Says Oyetola

first_imgOsun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has said that the proposed Osun Heritage International Half Marathon, scheduled to hold on November 23, was aimed at sensitising the public on the importance of physical exercise and fitness for the health of the people.He maintained that the marathon, which is being organised in conjunction with Zenith Business Suite, Lagos would also create opportunity for local athletes to showcase their potentials. Oyetola made this disclosure while addressing a press conference in Osogbo as part of the activities to herald the marathon exercise.  Adegboyega Oyetola Represented by the Supervisor for the Ministry of Social Protection, Sports and Special Needs, Comrade Biyi Odunlade, the governor stated “sport is an integral part of living”, adding that it is part of the programmes being packaged to commemorate the first year anniversary of the current administration. Oyetola stated that “the half marathon is to sensitise the public on physical exercise to enhance fitness. Sports boost circulatory system for a sound mind in a sound body.”While assuring that his administration would continue to create enabling environment for sports development, he restated his commitment to ensure overall infrastructural growth of state. In his remark, the race director of the marathon and official of Zenith Business Suite Aderemi Akinwale explained that “the starting point for the marathon is the roundabout in front of the state secretariat, Abere. We are expecting between 10,000 and 20,000 to participate in the race.”We would put in place effective security arrangement. Seven ambulances would be on ground for emergencies. The prizes category would be three phases.Category 1 is international with prize money of $8,000. Category 2 National prize is N1 million while category 3 is only for Osun State indigenes to win a cash of N750,000.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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No. 3 McNeese Makes Its Marks, Takes Down No. 7 NSU 12-5

first_imgIt became a high-scoring affair early as NSU’s centerfielder Julie Rawls sent a three-run homer to right-centerfield to put the Lady Demons up 3-0 in the top of the first. The lead did not last long as McNeese immediately responded in the bottom frame, loading the bases with their first three batters and scoring four runs. LAKE CHARLES, La. – No. 3 McNeese rallied past No. 7 Northwestern State 12-5 in the last game of day one at the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. McNeese extended its lead to 6-3 with Catron’s two-run home run to centerfield. NSU tacked on a run in the third before Cayla Jones blasted one to left-centerfield in the fourth inning to make it a one-run game. The Cowgirls turned around and scored five more runs in the bottom frame on three hits, including two bases loaded walks. McNeese recorded 12 hits on the night and 14 walks, notching an RBI in 11 of the team’s 12 runs. Cowgirls’ right fielder Justyce McClain went 3-for-5 from the plate and tallied two runs. First baseman Morgan Catron, designated player Alexandria Saldivar and left fielder Lauren Brown each registered two hits and combined for seven RBIs. Tournament Central | Box Score | Highlights | Replay Pinch runner Toni Perrin provided the final run for the Cowgirls after stealing second and coming home on a throwing error. The Cowgirls and No. 2 Stephen F. Austin will play in the winners’ bracket at 1:30 p.m. CT tomorrow. The Lady Demons will face the loser of tomorrow’s 11 a.m. game between No. 1 Nicholls and No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. Wednesday.last_img read more

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