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King’s Title Highlights Final Night for IU at NCAA Championships

first_img2017 Indiana All-America HonorsDelaney Barnard (1) – 800 Freestyle Relay (HM)Gia Dalesandro (5) – 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly (HM), 200 Medley Relay, 400 medley Relay, 800 Freestyle Relay (HM)Kennedy Goss (4) – 500 Freestyle, 400 Medley Relay, 800 Freestyle Relay (HM)Maria Paula Heitmann (1) – 800 Freestyle Relay (HM)Cassie Jernberg (1) – 1,650 Freestyle (HM)Lilly King (4) – 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley RelayStephanie Marchuk (1) – 1,650 Freestyle (HM)Jessica Parratto (3) – Platform Dive, 1-Meter Dive (HM), 3-Meter Dive (HM)Ali Rockett (2) – 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley RelayHolly Spears (2) – 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay 1,650 FreestyleCassie Jernberg – 16:01.94 (Personal Best, Honorable Mention All-America)Stephanie Marchuk – 16:02.27 (Personal Best, Honorable Mention All-America) Platform DiveJessica Parratto – 314.45 (All-America) 200 BreaststrokeLilly King – 2:03.18 (American, NCAA, NCAA Meet, U.S. Open, Pool and School Record; All-America) FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana University women’s swimming and diving team capped off a tremendous week at the 2017 NCAA Championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.Indiana placed eighth overall at the NCAA Championships with a total of 185 points. The eighth-place finish is the second-best in school history, while the 185 points are the second-most in school history to last season’s 228. Stanford won the team title with 526.5 points.IU was the top Big Ten finisher at the NCAA Championships for the third-straight year, asthe Hoosiers posted back-to-back top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships for the first time since accomplishing the feat three times-in-a-row from 2008-10. The top-10 finish is the eighth in school history.At the NCAA Championships, the Hoosiers had eight individuals earn a total of 24 All-America honors, marking the sixth time in the last nine seasons that Indiana has had 20 or more All-America accolades.Lilly King continued her domination of the breaststroke, successfully defending her title in the 20 breaststroke on Saturday night, winning the NCAA championship with the best time in history – 2:03.18. King has now won both breaststroke titles the last two seasons.King’s incredible time reset the American, NCAA, NCAA meet, U.S. Open and IU school record she set last year and the mark also broke the IU Natatorium record.With her win in the 200 breast, King is the first swimmer or diver in Big Ten history to win four individual national titles. King is also the first to win both the 100 and 200 breast crowns in back-to-back years since Rebecca Soni in 2008-09.With the two individual NCAA championships this year, Indiana has now won six titles over the last four seasons, which is the most prolific stretch of any Big Ten team in history. IU is also the first squad in league history to win at least one national title in four-consecutive seasons.Also with the two NCAA crowns this season, Indiana has tied Michigan for the most individual and relay titles in Big Ten history with 10Jessica Parratto was stellar in the Championship Final of the platform dive, placing second overall with a total score of 314.45. Parratto, the two-time Big Ten and 2015 NCAA champion in the event came on strong in her final two dives.Sitting in fourth place with two rounds to go, Parratto scored a 67.65 and 70.40 in her final two attempts to climb the leaderboard. The redshirt sophomore was a huge asset to the Hoosiers during the week, scoring points in all three diving events.In the Championship Final of the 200 backstroke, Kennedy Goss was outstanding, placing seventh overall for the Hoosiers with a time of 1:50.94. Her mark is the seventh-fastest time in school history and the junior now owns five of the top-eight times in school history.Gia Dalesandro brought her illustrious Indiana career to a close on Saturday night, placing third  in the Consolation Final of the 200 butterfly to finish 11th overall with a time of 1:54.58.Dalesandro, the four-time Big Ten champion in the 200 fly, touched in the wall in the third-fastest time in history. Overall, Dalesandro owns nine of the top-10 times in the event at Indiana.In the 1,650 freestyle, the Hoosiers had a pair of fantastic personal-best swims. Freshman Cassie Jernberg lowered her PR by nearly two seconds, placing 14th with a time of 16:01.94. In her last swim for IU, senior Stephanie Marchuk took her PR down by over four seconds, placing 15th with a mark of 16:02.27.With their times, Jernberg ranks as the fifth-best performer in the event at Indiana, while Marchuk ranks sixth in school history.With their performances on Saturday, Goss earned her 11th All-America honor, Dalesandro her ninth, King her eighth, Parratto her fifth, Marchuk her third and Jernberg her first.Be sure to keep up with all the latest news on the Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.200 BackstrokeKennedy Goss – 1:50.94 (All-America) 200 ButterflyGia Dalesandro – 1:54.58 (Honorable Mention All-America)last_img read more

Los Angeles utility, developer sign record-low contract for solar-plus-storage project

first_imgLos Angeles utility, developer sign record-low contract for solar-plus-storage project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:When Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced his city’s Green New Deal in April — a plan that will accelerate its zero emissions and renewable energy goals — his words were welcomed by the Sierra Club and other climate activists. Now the city’s Department of Water and Power has presented a proposal that will help turn those words into reality.If approved, the city will enter into a 25-year power purchase agreement for 400 MW AC/530 MW DC of solar electricity at a price of 1.997 cents per kWh — the lowest price yet for solar power in the US. Adding a 100 MW/200 MWh battery will cost an additional 1.3 cents per kWh. The project includes the option to add 50 MW/200 MWh of energy storage for 0.665 cents per kWh more.The project, known as the Eland Solar & Storage Center, will be built in two 200 MW AC phases in Kern County north of the city and proud home of beautiful downtown Bakersfield. In the second phase, the size of the battery storage component may double. In an e-mail to PV Magazine, 8minute Solar says there is no price escalator clause that applies to the second phase of the project.The battery storage can be used to meet the late afternoon, early evening surge in energy demand that occurs on a daily basis. There is a possibility it may also be used to meet some of the early morning increase in demand. Using stored electricity means there is no need to ramp up gas fired peaker plants, which is good news for the environment.Representatives of LA Water and Power say they are drawing up plans for 7 other solar power plants to help meet the city’s needs for electricity in coming years. Construction of the first phase of the project is expected to begin in 2022 with a completion date set for the last day of 2023. When it is brought online, it is expected to supply 5% of the city’s renewable energy needs. More: Los Angeles & 8minute Solar announce 25-year PPA at under 2 cents per kWh!last_img read more

Long Island Weather: Hundreds of Cars Still Stuck, Roads Reopening

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Plow truck moving through Long Island Saturday morning. (Photo credit: Michael Damm)More than 100 abandoned cars are still littered on major roadways in Suffolk County as emergency crews continue to clear roadways and officials reopen highways temporarily shut down by the dangerous winter storm that rocked Long Island.From central Suffolk to the East End, emergency crews, many who have been at it for 24 hours, are maneuvering plows across the county to make roadways passable for drivers.Officials said major highways—the Long Island Expressway, Sunrise Highway, Southern and Northern State Parkways and other roads—have been reopened but they continue to remind drivers to remain home because the conditions are still dangerous.Suffolk County police Saturday night said hazards remain and are warning drivers to avoid certain areas, specifically Jericho Turnpike in Middle Island.Click here to share your storm photosCrews hindered by abandoned vehicles strewn across roads now have another obstacle before them: freezing roads.“That hinders the manpower,” John Jordan, deputy commissioner of Suffolk Fire and Rescue, told the Press Saturday night.More than 100 contractors are on the roads, Jordan said, adding that assets from New York City will make their way to Suffolk at 7 p.m. and will be dispatched to hard hit areas Sunday morning.Officials expect clean up efforts to continue through Sunday.While emergency crews have been successful in moving cars out of the way—some with forklifts and tow trucks—a “couple of hundred” abandoned cars remain strewn along roads, Jordan said.“Some of them are in so much snow they’re not going to move until the snow melts,” he added.Related: Snowfall totals on Long IslandHe noted that County Road 83 in the Town of Brookhaven had 400 cars stuck on the roadway at one point, while other deserted cars were found along County Road 21 and at the intersection of Route 347 and Jericho Turnpike.Many unlucky drivers had a front row seat to Friday night’s blizzard, as they were unable to leave their cars after the heavy snow swallowed them up.Suffolk County police said 150 people were rescued from roadways and taken to warming shelters.Others weren’t so lucky.“Unfortunately it’s like quick sand, once you stop in snow like this…you get buried,” Jordan said.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a briefing Saturday that Suffolk took the brunt of the storm and “sustained significant damage and significant hardship.”Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone lamented that if the storm had held off for just a few more hours then less people would’ve been trapped in the blizzard overnight.“If this storm would have happened two hours later, the hundreds of people struggling to get home would have made it home,” Bellone said. “Emergency vehicles were dispatched immediately but emergency vehicles at this time were getting stuck. Fire trucks were getting stuck…We’ve never seen anything like this.”The Nor’easter began its onslaught on Long Island Friday afternoon and continued through the night. More than a dozen communities were hit with more than a foot of snow and several areas—all in Suffolk—saw more than 30 inches.“It’s something that most people probably, if you see it, you’ll see it once in a lifetime, especially in this area,” Jordan said of the storm. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”last_img read more