Hacketts Wrap Up Decorated Careers at Nationals

first_imgMichaela Hackett finished the 6K course in 20:38.4 less than one-second behind Vilanova’s Nicole Hutchinson (20:37.8) to finish in 91st. Twin sister Allie Hackett finished 107th, clocking a time of 20:45.9 that was a half second behind Penn State’s Kathryn Munks (20:45.4).”Allie and Michaela had solid races today and gave it everything they had,” said distance coach Jarvis Jelen. “They also learned a lot from their first National Championship race. I’m confident that they will take what they’ve learned and continue to improve during the upcoming track season. We are all very proud of Allie and Michaela for how they competed during this race, this season, and during their careers up to this point at ACU. I have been extremely blessed to coach them for the last couple of years. They have made a long-lasting positive impact on our program and will continue to do so in the remainder of their senior season.”Leaders in the race! Watch the finish live on FloTrack: https://t.co/udVgBfdUVq pic.twitter.com/TSIUUicYLF— FloTrack (@FloTrack) November 18, 2017 New Mexico grabbed the team title for the second time in three years with 90 team points and University of San Francisco earned runner-up honors with 105 points. A trio of Pac-12 schools rounded out the top-five: Colorado (139) placed third while Stanford (165) and Oregon (203) were fourth and fifth, respectively.The Northern Arizona men paced to a first-place team finish with 74 points followed by Portland (127). BYU (165), Stanford (221) and South Central Region foe Arkansas (259).Courtesy of Abilene Christian Athletics New Mexico’s Ednah Kurgat paced through the course in 19:19.5 to grab the top spot on the podium. Washington’s Amy-Eloise and San Francisco’s Charlotte Taylor took second and third, respectively, with times of 19:27.0 and 19:28.6.center_img ResultsLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Michaela and Alexandria Hackett finished their redshirt senior cross country season at the 2017 NCAA National Championships Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park.last_img read more

Hitting the Biomedical Wall

first_imgby, Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging ContributorTweetShareShareEmail0 Shares Dr. Al PowerThis short and not-too-sweet post is an addendum to my guest editorial that was published here in McKnight’s on Friday, July 24th.People who continue to teach about “managing problem behaviors” in people living with dementia are akin to doctors teaching medical students how to do lobotomies.It is 2015, and the perpetuation of outmoded concepts for supporting people living with dementia is inexcusable. Sadly, much of this stigmatized attitude continues to reside with those who are “leading the way”—in research, education, and advocacy.Every day we hear about cutting edge research into the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s and the exciting new frontiers that may soon open up to us. But to talk about cutting edge biomedical research without evolving one’s understanding of the experience of Alzheimer’s is like performing 21st century open-heart surgery with 19th century unsterilized instruments. And the “patient” will suffer equally in either case.Related PostsTrust at StakeThe full text of Eilon Caspi’s recent journal article “Trust at stake: Is the “dual mission” of the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association out of balance?” is now available for free thanks to an anonymous donor seeking to raise awareness of the gross imbalance of effort and funding between the Association’s dual…Will More Money Buy an Alzheimer’s Cure?To much fanfare from the Alzheimer’s disease research lobby, the Obama administration announced plans this week to dramatically increase federal funding on Alzheimer’s. But advocates for those who live with the disease are asking why more isn’t being done to educate the public and improve care and living conditions for…Latest Alzheimer’s From The Inside Out NewsletterThe latest edition of Richard Taylor’s newsletter Alzheimer’s From the Inside Out was published today. If you want a deeper understanding of dementia, and the people who live with it, I highly recommend you become a subscriber by clicking here. Here’s what Richard has to say about the latest research…TweetShareShareEmail0 SharesTags: Alzheimers Dementia mcknightslast_img read more