Christoffe Bryan opened his season with a win in the men’s high jump at the Kansas State University (KSU), University of Kansas (KU), Wichita State University (WSU) Showdown in Lawrence, Kansas.Bryan, the former Wolmerian, won with a leap of 2.20m as his team finished second in the contest among the three universities.His countrywoman, Kimberly Williams, won the women’s equivalent with a 1.87m leap as she continues her gradual improvement since attending KSU two season ago.Despite his winning opening, Bryan is far from happy. A bothersome knee that has plagued him for years now continues to hamper his progress, a big concern since he plans to represent Jamaica at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.”That’s the main goal,” said a frustrated Bryan. “I was supposed to go to the World Championships last year, but I had to pull out because of the same knee issue. But I am trying to get it sorted out as soon as possible.”Bryan has been struggling with a bad knee since his days in high school. He has had it treated, but nothing seems to be able help him put the injury behind him. It has now become a nuisance.”I am having this problem for too long and it’s holding me back. I went 2.28m last year and couldn’t get back there, so I was pretty frustrated and disappointed,” he said.The knee has not allowed him to jump much in practice this off-season, and he believes it affected him on Friday.”I feel it was a pretty good performance because I haven’t jumped that much in practice, so my timing was off,” he said. “When I got to 2.25m, my knee was bothering me a little, but I pushed through.”Bryan said that he aims to break 2.30m this season, which should help him earn a spot on the national team to Rio, and as such, he plans to undergo a procedure in a couple of months that he hopes will alleviate the knee problem that has been preventing him from soaring to new heights.
The sun shone on Stranorlar for the last few days for what proved to be some very exciting filming for the local Mc Menamin family.Following a national search some months ago Dylan, Kate and Emily children of Damien and Daireen, were selected to star in a new TV Series for RTE.A very rigorous audition process took place over a month including multiple auditions such as a half-hour long skype interview with the children who are clients of The Karen Gorman Academy of Speech and Drama & Casting Agency. Indeed Sky the dog was also auditioned in what proved to be a most successful process.Karen said “I knew instantly that the Mc Menamin family were the ideal candidates. They excel in every possible way and achieve incredible results always.“They are the kindest, most modest children with a most admirable work ethic, what a winning combination! This is no surprise to anyone who knows their adoring parents and grandparents.“We were informed that we had the highest number of children shortlisted from any agency nationally. I am so delighted with this.” This was a massive project and Dylan, Kate & Emily excelled from the outset even with 6.30am starts.A crew of 20 professionals travelled to Donegal to film where they were spoiled with kindness and hospitality!Karen added “We are overjoyed that we are the only county beyond Dublin and Galway to be represented in the new TV series. The very kind Katie Herron of the Donegal ladies made a surprise visit to Kate yesterday on the grounds of Mc Cumhaills, Stranorlar. We cannot reveal the exact details yet but the launch will take place during October this year.”Stranorlar family film secret RTE television series was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Fulham overcame a difficult start to open up a commanding lead at Craven Cottage.After surviving a host of Sheffield Wednesday chances, Ross McCormack fired in the opener with a well-struck free-kick before Shaun Hutchinson headed in a corner just before the break.A throng of away supporters thought their side had scored when Lewis McGugan’s free-kick missed by inches and hit the side netting, after both Chris Maguire and Tom Lees went close for the Owls.Stevie May also forced Marcus Bettenelli, returning from suspension as one of two changes along with Scott Parker, into a low diving save straight after McCormack curled in only his sixth goal of the season.Hutchinson, continuing in defence after an impressive display in last week’s win at Leeds, met Bryan Ruiz’ set piece at the near post on 45 minutes.Hugo Rodallega could also have put the Whites into an early lead when he wrong-footed his marker and fired a shot saved by Kieren Westwood at the far post.Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Grimmer, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Parker, Christensen, Fofana; Ruiz, McCormack, RodallegaSubs: Kiraly, Zverotić, Roberts, Woodrow, Williams, Hyndman, Burn.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook