Junior Libbie Gilliland sprinted 50 yards in her favorite pair of high heels Monday night. Gilliland, sporting the black heels decorated with silver bells and pearls, took first place in the second annual High-Heel-A-Thon sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon. The proceeds from the race benefit the Riley Hospital for Children, which has 19 locations throughout Indiana. Gilliland said the race is an innovative way to support the hospital’s work. “I did the High-Heel-A-Thon because I have medical conditions,” Gilliland said. “Even though I go to a hospital in the Chicago area, Riley Hospital still holds the same concept. It’s a great way for me to give back.” Dance Marathon president senior Becca Guerin said the High-Heel-A-Thon contributes to the overall goal of the marathon that will be hosted later in the year. Each high-heeled runner paid a $5 entry fee. “The people who ultimately benefit from our fundraisers like the High-Heel-A-Thon are the patients and families of Riley’s Children Hospital,” Guerin said. “It is gratifying to know that the funds we raise will make a direct impact at Riley.” The College hopes to increase its overall contribution to the hospital this year. Last year, the marathon raised over $63,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital, Guerin said. “This year, our monetary goal is to increase last year’s total by 20 percent,” she said. Juniors Kate Kellogg and Liz Kraig, co-executives for Dance Marathon fundraising, planned the race. “It’s a fun event to get the campus excited about Dance Marathon,” Kellogg said. “The idea is just to create awareness throughout the year. The High-Heel-A-Thon works perfectly in the ‘classy and fabulous’ atmosphere of Saint Mary’s.” Junior Nora Quirk finished second and junior Sarah Feeley took third. Students who attended to watch the event were aware of the impact made at Riley Children’s Hospital. Junior Christina Barra said many members of the College support the Dance Marathon in some way. “Dance Marathon is a great cause,” Barra said. “It’s great to see all the support from the Saint Mary’s community.”
By Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Skipper Joe Root looks certain to bat at number three in the first Ashes Test starting at Edgbaston tomorrow in the latest attempt to beef up England’s flimsy top order.Root, widely-regarded as England’s best batsman, has been reluctant to bat at three, probably as a result of the unreliability of a succession of opening combinations.Talking ahead of the opener yesterday, Ashes debutant Joe Denly confirmed that Root had phoned him this week and said he wanted to bat at three, dropping Denly to fourth man in.“I’m very excited,” the 33-year-old Kent batsman told Sky Sports. “I wasn’t too fussed really where I was batting; it’s just great to be in that starting eleven.“I’ve batted at four before, playing for Kent and throughout my career, so for me it was not a big issue.“I think Rooty just wants to get involved in the game and get up there and get out in the middle and hopefully make a lot of runs. I don’t think there’s more to it than that.”Denly batted at three in the one-off Test against Ireland last week, scoring 23 in the first innings in which England were dismissed for an embarrassing 85. He made 10 in the second innings after being run-out by Root.Root has batted at three in 41 of his 149 Test innings, averaging 31 compared to 46 at number four. He has also opened the batting on a few occasions.Rory Burns and one-day run machine Jason Roy are expected to open the batting against Australia’s fearsome pace attack tomorrow. They are England’s eighth different opening partnership in the past three years and the 16th since Andrew Strauss retired in 2012.
The FC Čelik will play its five match of this season against the FC Drina. So far, all four matches didn’t bring any joy to the club from Zenica. They won only 4 points and nearly lost their fan’s trust but they will try to make up for it by winning against Drina from Zvornik..“It won’t be easy because Drina, like all teams playing at Bilino polje will highly motivated to win. We will make some changes, refresh the team and play better than in Travnik. We hope to win this time.” – said Nizah Hukić, the coach of Čelik.Dženan Bureković won’t be playing in this match because he has three yellow cards. Alen Dedić, who is injured, won’t play neither. After recovering from his injured leg, captain Adi Adilović is back.“I am glad to be back after recovering. I hope I will be able to help my co-players to achieve a better result and to fix things on the list. We play better than Drina and that is why I believe we will score three points.” – said Adilović with optimism.Those to play in the team are: Adilović, Mišić, Gojković, Kojić, Popović, Bašić, An. Dedić, Simić, Duvnjak, Selimović and Đelmić.(Source: Oslobođenje)