Alexis Love http://wkms.org en Alexis Love: Murray State's Olympic Hopeful http://wkms.org/post/alexis-love-murray-states-olympic-hopeful <p>Only a few Olympians have walked the halls of Murray State University in its nearly 90 year history. The rifle team has seen a handful. MSU&rsquo;s shooting range is named for Pat Spurgin who won Gold in the 1984 Olympics, heading up a team of four Racer&rsquo;s who competed that year. They were followed 20 years later by Morgan Hicks who also competed in the rifle competition. But outside of shooting, there has only been one other MSU Olympic athlete. Heather Samuel went to Murray State from 1991 to 1994, running and jumping for the track team. She set numerous OVC records, and she competed in the 2000 Olympics. Now, two decades after Samuel attended Murray State, another runner hopes to follow in her footsteps. Alexis Love is competing in the Olympic Trials this week in Eugene, Oregon. Gary Pitts has this peek into the training routine of MSU&rsquo;s Olympic hopeful.</p><p> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gary Pitts 18520 at http://wkms.org Alexis Love: Murray State's Olympic Hopeful the morning cram [taste of your own medicine edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-taste-your-own-medicine-edition <p>Take that mosquitoes.</p><p><strong>NPR reports</strong>&nbsp;an Australian scientist is trying to defeat <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/07/154322744/a-scientists-20-year-quest-to-defeat-dengue-fever">dengue fever</a> by infecting mosquitoes. It takes a very small needle, and a very steady hand.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:32:32 +0000 Gary Pitts 18277 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [taste of your own medicine edition] MSU's Love Headed to NCAA Finals http://wkms.org/post/msus-love-headed-ncaa-finals <p>Murray State&rsquo;s Alexis Love sprinted her way into the 100 meter finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track &amp; Field Championships yesterday evening.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:05:13 +0000 Gary Pitts 18274 at http://wkms.org MSU's Love Headed to NCAA Finals Afternoon Round-Up 5/29/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-52912 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>The administration has created a &quot;strange, secret trial in a way,&quot; by which it determines <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/29/153929049/a-macabre-process-nominating-terrorists-to-nations-kill-list">which suspected terrorists get marked for death</a>, <em>The New York Times</em>&#39; Scott Shane reports.</p><p><strong>Kentucky:</strong></p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:54:43 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18162 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/29/12 Alexis Love Sets New Sprint Record http://wkms.org/post/alexis-love-sets-new-sprint-record <p>Murray State University sprinter Alexis Love broke an 18 year old school and Ohio Valley Conference record in the 200 meter run this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:50:57 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18161 at http://wkms.org Alexis Love Sets New Sprint Record MSU Student Wins NCAA Track and Field Honors http://wkms.org/post/msu-student-wins-ncaa-track-and-field-honors <p>Murray State junior Alexis Love has been named a U.S. Track &amp; Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Second-Team All-America honoree for the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Season. Love finished 15<sup>th</sup> this past weekend in the 200-meter-dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Love is the first MSU track &amp; field athlete to earn All-America honors since 1994.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:20:21 +0000 Gary Pitts 17232 at http://wkms.org MSU Student Wins NCAA Track and Field Honors MSU Student Running in NCAA Championships http://wkms.org/post/msu-student-running-ncaa-championships <p>Murray State women&rsquo;s track &amp; field junior Alexis Love will be participating in the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships. Love will be running in the 200-meter dash and is the first MSU student-athlete since the early 90&rsquo;s to make it to the championship.&nbsp;She has set two school records this season, in both the 60 and 200 meter dash, and she claimed this year&rsquo;s OVC 200 meter title. The Championships are this Friday and Saturday at Boise State University in Idaho.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:43:57 +0000 Gary Pitts 17171 at http://wkms.org MSU Student Running in NCAA Championships