Chaney shines again to lead track & field in NM Classic

February 8, 2011

RESULTS: style="color: #444444;">New Mexico Classic & Multis (pdf) | style="color: #444444;">NAU Team Challenge (pdf)

The Arizona State University track and field team sent athletes to a pair of meets over the weekend and, once again, returned to the Valley of the Sun with numerous marks recorded that rank among the best in the nation as well as the best in school history. The Sun Devils competed at the New Mexico Classic and Multis on Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M., while a handful of throwers competed in the NAU Team Challenge in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Saturday. Download Full Image

Jasmine Chaney once again made a statement as she ran 23.22 in the 200m dash and 53.37 in the 400m dash, both of which are personal-bests and ranks second and third, respectively, in ASU history. Those times also currently rank her seventh and fifth, respectively, in the NCAA so far this year.

Also for the women, Keia Pinnick and Samantha Henderson went 1-2 in the pentathlon with both setting personal bests. Pinnick won the event with 3,908 points to rank 14th in the nation right now and second all-time in ASU history. Henderson scored 3,785 points to take second and post the third-best total in ASU history.

On the men’s side, rookie Bryan McBride recorded a best of 2.14m (7-00.25) to move into a tie for fifth on the all-time Sun Devil high jump list and become the seventh different ASU man to clear 7-feet in competition.

For full results of the weekend, click on the links above.

Next weekend, a majority of the Sun Devils will travel to College Station, Texas, on Saturday to compete in the Texas A&M Conference Challenge inside Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, the host site of the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships. Several Sun Devils will head to Flagstaff on Friday and Saturday for the Mountain ‘T’ Invitational.

Weekend Review - Week 2
Top 10 Marks in ASU History Recorded this Weekend
New Mexico Classic & Multis (Friday-Saturday)
Jasmine Chaney - 23.22 (first place) in the 200m dash (#2 in ASU history) & 53.37 (second) in 400m dash (#3 in ASU history)
Samantha Henderson - 3,785 points (second place) in pentathlon (#3 in ASU history)
Dominique’ Maloy - 7.48 (third place) in 60m dash final (#5 in ASU history)
Keia Pinnick - 3,908 points (first place) in pentathlon (#2 in ASU history)

John Kline - 1:17.38 (first place) in 600m run (national leader/non-NCAA event)
Bryan McBride - 2.14m/7-00.25 (third place) in high jump (t-#5 in ASU history/7th man to clear 7-feet in program history)
Austin Prince - 4,900 points (fifth place) in heptathlon (#4 in ASU history)

Northern Arizona Team Challenge (Saturday)
Anna Jelmini - 15.89m/52-01.75 (second place) in shot put (#5 in ASU history)
Ashley Lampley - 17.21m/56-05.75 (third place) in weight throw (#6 in ASU history)
Cj Navarro - 16.83m/55-02.75 (fourth place) in weight throw (#7 in ASU history)

Jordan Clarke - 18.76m/61-06.75 (second place) in weight throw (#5 in ASU history)

Lecture: 'Black co-op pioneers in the struggle for economic justice'

February 8, 2011

How can community-based economic development bring economic empowerment and prosperity to underdeveloped, marginalized and underserved communities – particularly communities of color suffering from institutional racism and economic inequality?

This is one of the big questions Jessica Gordon Nembhard addresses in her work as a political economist specializing in economic development policy, Black political economy, and popular economic literacy. Gordon Nembhard is an associate professor of community justice and social economic development in the Department of African-American Studies at John Jay College, CUNY. Jessica Gordon Nembhard Download Full Image

On Feb. 14, Gordon Nembhard will share with the ASU community some of her research on African-American participation in, and design of, alternative democratic economic strategies, in which she’s studied how African-American scholars and activists over the last 300 years have viewed and engaged in cooperative economics. Her talk – “Black Co-op Pioneers in the Struggle for Economic Justice” – will take place at noon, in the Memorial Union, room 246, on ASU’s Tempe campus.

Professor Gordon Nembhard’s visit to ASU is in connection with a new School of Social Transformation course in Justice and Social Inquiry: Social">">Social Enterprises: Innovation, Justice and Community Development (JUS 497/JUS 591). The course is co-taught by assistant professor of Justice and Social Inquiry Vanna">">Vanna Gonzales and professor Enrico Giovannetti of the Department of Political Economy at Italy’s University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.  

Gordon Nembhard's leadership in the study of people-centered local economic development comes not only from her scholarly pursuits but from her grassroots and active involvement in organizations concerned with helping alternative economic structures take hold and succeed. Appointed to the Black Enterprise Board of Economists in 1999, she serves on the board of directors of ONE DC and is a co-founder of the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy, the Democracy Collaborative, and the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network. She is a charter member of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and an active member of Grassroots Economic Organizing.

She has recently held visiting appointments at Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth and at the Centre for the Study of Cooperatives at the University of Saskatchewan.

For more information contact: professor Vanna Gonzales, Justice and Social Inquiry, 965-7631 or Vanna.Gonzales">">

Maureen Roen

Director, Creative Services, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts