Batesville Athletes Swimming For A Cure

first_imgOn November 17, 2018, Batesville High School will join thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 13th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams.The Hour of Power event honors those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer, including former Carleton swimmer Edward H. “Ted” Mullin, who passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in September 2006.  The annual swim relay, which now includes dryland teams as well, has grown from 15 teams in its first year to over 160 teams and more than 8,000 athletes across the nation and the world in recent years. Participating swim teams engage in continuous relays of any stroke for a full hour of all-out swimming. Dryland teams engage in their particular sport non-stop for a full hour.In the event’s first 12 years, participating teams have raised $770,000 to support research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital into the causes and treatment of sarcoma and other rare pediatric cancers. From all sources, the Ted Mullin Fund has now raised over $1.25 million.The funds have been used for a variety of projects that evaluate the genetic basis of sarcomas, the identification of novel markers of disease diagnosis or progression, and the development of new small molecule and cell therapies for resistant disease.  Each summer, the University also hosts Ted Mullin Fund scholars, offering four Hour of Power collegiate participants an opportunity to advance their interest in science and cancer biology by spending 10 weeks in a laboratory under the mentorship of a pediatric cancer researcher within the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine.As of November 11, 2018, over 120 teams including an estimated 5,500 athletes have registered for the 2018-19 Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay. Registration is still underway and more teams are expected to take part.Interested collegiate, high school and club teams are invited to register for the 2018-19 Hour of Power and find more information at  You can also contact Carleton College head coach Andy Clark at [email protected] or Rick Mullin at [email protected] you are interested in donating to the Ted Mullin Fund go to: to donate online.last_img read more

McIlroy suffers meltdown

first_img Press Association Even if retaining his title proves out of reach, McIlroy is keen to put on a show on Sunday in his final round of the year. “I need a fast start tomorrow to have a chance,” he said. “It depends too on what the guys ahead of me do. I need some help. But the greens have been firmer every day. So a low score is higher than it was. “I still feel like I can shoot a good one. I just don’t know if that will be enough. I’ll be trying my best. It’s the last round of the season so it would be nice to make it a good one.” Despite being level par after eight holes – when he was joint leader – with a bogey at the fourth immediately followed up by a birdie at the next, McIlroy’s round fell apart just before the turn. He found the rough on the ninth and struggled to dig his way out en route to a triple bogey seven and he then made a double bogey six at the 10th to tumble down the leaderboard. He birdied the next but another pair of bogeys, at the 13th and 16th, dropped him further back. A birdie at the last meant the Northern Irishman at least ended on a positive note going into the final round, but the damage had long since been done. McIlroy won the title at the Australian Golf Club 12 months ago on the 72nd hole, where he pipped world number three Adam Scott, who is currently one shot off the lead after his 69. Although McIlroy was not ready to concede, he admitted he had given himself a mountain to climb. “It was a tough day obviously,” he said on the tournament’s website. “The wind was up. I was doing okay, steady enough, until I got to the ninth. I hit a wayward tee-shot into what I thought was a decent enough lie that I could advance the ball. “But I didn’t realise what I was standing on is not like dirt or earth. It was more like carpet. So the ball went underneath the carpet. Had it been a normal surface it would have been alright, but down there it was impossible.” Two 69s had left the world number one firmly in contention to defend the crown he won in thrilling style last year, but he has been some way short of his best in Sydney this week. That was evident on Saturday as a 76 left him on one-over-par overall, six shots adrift of leading trio Brett Rumford, Jordan Spieth and Greg Chalmers. Rory McIlroy’s hopes of retaining his Australian Open title look to have sunk without trace after a woeful third round left him well adrift of the leading pack.last_img read more