Healthy Bartnik looks to contribute to young team

first_imgHealthy Bartnik looks to contribute to young teamAaron Bartnik finished first in his college debut, the 2013 Fall Finale. Aidan ColemanSeptember 11, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFor most high school runners, making it to cross country state competition is a feat they’ll never achieve.Then there’s Gophers junior Aaron Bartnik.Not only did Bartnik make the state tournament three times, but he won it his junior year and placed third his senior year.Bartnik may have had a lot of success running for Eden Prairie High School, but he doesn’t dwell on those accomplishments.He had success in high school, but his collegiate path didn’t begin quite as smoothly.Bartnik, who won the 2013 Fall Finale in his first college race, has dealt with several different stress fractures that have delayed his career.He redshirted in 2011 and had to sit out the entire 2012 season due to injury. These setbacks forced him to change his running tactics in an attempt to make himself less susceptible to injuries.“I’m still developing as an athlete. … I had to go through stride training,” Bartnik said. “That has kept me healthy ever since. My mechanics allow me to stay healthy as a runner, which I’m really excited for.”Bartnik is a crucial piece for the Gophers this year, after the team graduated some very prominent runners from last season. Bartnik has shown that he can be a big contributor when he’s healthy, senior Blayne Dulian said.“He’s a hard worker,” Dulian said. “He’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing every day.”Dulian said he has high praise for Bartnik, especially as a locker room figure.“He’s a good overall locker room presence,” Dulian said. “He keeps people in the right direction.”Head coach Steve Plasencia said he expected Bartnik to take on a leadership position on the team.Bartnik, who has never competed in the Big Ten championship, said winning the Big Ten is his goal for this season.“I’m most excited for the Big Ten cross country meet,” Bartnik said. “I’ve never [gotten] to compete in [the Big Ten meet] before.”Though there might be extra pressure on Bartnik — now more than ever before in his collegiate career — he doesn’t seem to be letting the nerves get the best of him this season.“I’m a lot more confident with myself as a runner,” Bartnik said. “I’m a lot more efficient in my stride.”last_img read more

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Macfarlanes posts PEP of £1.7m as Mills & Reeve boosts staff bonus pot

first_imgCity firm Macfarlanes has become the latest firm to report a stellar year, posting an increase in its operating surplus and record profit per equity partner (PEP).Operating profit came in at £107m, an increase of nearly 25% on the previous 12 months, while PEP was £1.7m, up 25.5%. Turnover climbed 20% to £201.5m, revealing an operating margin that makes Macfarlanes one of the most profitable law firms in the Square Mile.The firm said the results reflected a great year and one in which nearly all its markets were buoyant.A spokesperson for the firm said: ‘We live in an age of increasing volatility and law firm financial performance is bound to reflect that. Our firm is no different and we expect our results to show variable growth year on year. This year has started encouragingly, but there are many potential headwinds out there. We expect the coming year to be more challenging and we do not expect to enjoy the level of growth that we saw last year every year.’Meanwhile, national firm Mills & Reeve said its staff would be sharing a £2m bonus pot after a ‘stellar year’.The firm did not provide profit figures but said turnover rose to a record £106.3m – an increase of 14% on 2017.‘As a result of the strong financial performance the firm has announced the largest-ever all staff bonus pool of £2m, equivalent to 7% of the firm’s salary bill. This equates to a bonus for every full-time employee who has been with the firm for at least a year,’ the firm said.This equates to a bonus of £2,273 for every full-time member of staff who meets the criterion. Additional sums are awarded to staff who have been with the firm for over three years and five years. There is also a pro rata bonus for members of staff who are part-time and/or who have not been with the firm for the whole financial year.last_img read more

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Palace v Chelsea player ratings

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compLexity Gaming announces partnership with HyperX

first_imgcompLexity Gaming has announced that HyperX will become the teams latest partner. As part of the deal, HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, mousepads and internal memory will be used exclusively by compLexity Gaming’s teams’.compLexity is one of North America’s leading esports organisations, with HyperX being one of esports most established partners. This latest two-year partnership will see compLexity exclusively use HyperX products across all teams’. The two companies will also work together to create a range of content for marketing initiatives and activations that feature compLexity players and teams’. Rory “dephh” Jackson, CS:GODaniel Herz, Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President, Complexity Gaming, had this to say: “HyperX is a leading peripheral brand on the market and with this partnership, our players will be competing and practising with topnotch equipment, giving them the utmost advantage to be successful. We’re thrilled to be joining a roster of distinguished partners as esports continues to merge with traditional sports and pop culture. With 2019 set out to be an exciting year for Complexity, there is no better brand we want to grow with.”compLexity is one of North America’s longest-standing organisations in esports. In 2017, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Real Estate tycoon John Goff purchased a majority stake in the team. In 2018, Founder & CEO, Jason Lake became one of the first three inductees into the ESI Hall of Fame.Daniel Kelley, Director, HyperX, added: HyperX is extremely pleased to become a partner with the competitive compLexity gaming team. compLexity Gaming is one of the teams with the most longevity in all of esports. We’re thrilled to see what they can accomplish with the backing of our full line of gaming peripherals. We look forward to teaming up with compLexity Gaming on content, appearances and activations, and look forward to big things from this partnership in 2019.HyperX joins the likes of Twitch, Panini, H4X and WinStar in its partnership with compLexity Gaming.Esports Insider says: compLexity has been awfully busy this week and this latest deal is the icing on the cake. HyperX is well established in esports, so the two companies make a great partnership. The two-year duration on the deal is also a promising sign, with so many deals only lasting for one-year.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

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Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani ‘in Valencia to beat Arsenal to transfer of forward Rodrigo Moreno’ for £36m

first_img 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Amazing movies best funny animals LEEDS UNITED are reportedly on the verge of beating Arsenal in the transfer chase for Valencia star Rodrigo Moreno.The striker was believed to be valued at £50million this summer but the newly-promoted Yorkshire side have bargained his fee down to £36m.Leeds are reportedly on the verge of signing Valencia star Rodrigo MorenoCredit: GettyNow Diario AS claims Leeds’ owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani and director of football Victor Orta are both in Valencia to wrap up the move.The 29-year-old has caught the eye in LaLiga and has fired in 59 goals for the Spanish side during his six years there.He was linked with a switch to Barcelona earlier this year before the Nou Camp outfit opted to move for Martin Braithwaite instead.Now Rodrigo could be lining up for Leeds in the Premier League instead despite the Gunners also being keen.Marcelo Bielsa is desperate to bolster his attack ahead of their return to the top-flight following a 16-year absence. And it appears that the Brazil-born Spain international is the man he wants to lead his forward line.As well as playing in a traditional No9 role, Rodrigo is equally at home playing on the wing.Valencia have been forced to put their entire squad up for sale due to the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Now those money problems could be eased if Leeds complete the deal.Former Real Madrid youth player Rodrigo already has experience in England.He was signed by Bolton back in 2010 but failed to shine for the Trotters during his one-year loan spell from Benfica.The ace scored just once in 17 appearances before heading back to Portugal but after a successful loan period with Valencia, they made it a permanent arrangement in 2015. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelscenter_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. REAL vs FAKE GOLD Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

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