Treacy wins L.A. run

Sports briefly

shootout mars finishIreland's John...

March 02, 1992

Treacy wins L.A. run; shootout mars finish

Ireland's John Treacy, the 1984 Olympic silver medalist, won his first major marathon yesterday, running the Los Angeles Marathon in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 28 seconds.

The marathon was marred by a fatal shootout in an area where families were reuniting with competitors and vendors were selling food and drinks. A 30-year-old Inglewood, Calif., area resident was shot to death in an altercation with two police officers. No other injuries in the throng of thousands were reported.

Madina Biktajirova of the Commonwealth of Independent States was the women's winner in a course-record 2:26:22. The previous course record was 2:29:38 by two-time U.S. Olympian Cathy O'Brien.

Two-time defending world cross country champion Khalid Skah of Morocco won a 5-kilometer race run in conjunction with the marathon in 13:28.


Don Heinrich, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, has died of cancer at his home in Saratoga, Calif. He was 62.

Heinrich, an All-American twice at the University of Washington, also coached professional football and later became a broadcaster.


Boris Becker rode his powerful serve to a 7-6 (11-9), 4-6, 6-2 victory over Alexander Volkov and won the ABN-AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The 24-year-old German's 32nd career title probably will lift his world ranking from fourth to third.

Becker had nine aces during the 2 1/2 -hour match against Volkov, ranked 20th.

* Stefano Pescosolido of Italy won his first ATP Tour title in the Purex championships at Scottsdale, Ariz., with a 6-0, 1-6, 6-4 victory over veteran Brad Gilbert.

* Top-seeded Monica Seles angled her powerful shots from the baseline and elsewhere on the court to defeat Conchita Martinez, 6-3, 6-1, in the Evert Cup at Indian Wells, Calif.

Third seed Martinez served three aces in the first set and nearly tied the score at 4-3. But that's as close as it got.

* Bjorn Borg, 35, of Sweden defeated three opponents to win the ATP Senior Championship Singles Shoot-Out at Indian Wells, Calif. Borg, attempting a comeback, beat Tony Roche, 12-10; Tom Gorman, 7-3; and Bob Lutz in the final, 8-6, 8-6.

Dog sled racing

A son of the man known as the "Father of the Iditarod" led at the fifth checkpoint. His prize for winning the 149-mile leg: a $25,000 pickup truck.

Raymie Redington, whose father co-founded the race, reached Skwentna, Alaska, 4 minutes ahead of his nearest opponent. Joe Redington, 75, was running his 18th Iditarod and reached the village of 114 residents in 34th place. He helped establish the race in 1973.

College track and field

Navy's men's indoor team captured the 1992 Indoor Heptagonals Championships in Hanover, N.H., marking the third time -- and the first time since 1974 -- the Midshipmen have won the title.

Navy was paced by five first-place finishes, including two by Greg Keller, who was named the meet's outstanding performer. Keller took first in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:11.59, and the 3,000-meter run with a 8:23.6 clocking.

College swimming

The Navy women's team captured the eight-team Patriot League Championship, in its debut performance in the league, with 745.0 points -- 205.5 points more than Bucknell (539.5), its closest opponent. Stacia Johnson was voted top female diver of the meet by scoring 40 points on her first-place finishes in the 1-meter and 3-meter events.

* Second-place finishes by Washington's Kasey Carroll and Western Maryland's Buffy Burke highlighted area women's entries Saturday night in the second round of the annual Middle Atlantic Conference championships at Widener University in Chester, Pa.

Carroll was runner-up in the 400-yard individual medley, 4:52.89, and Burke, a freshman who set a school record in placing third in the 500-yard freestyle Friday, set another school mark of 1:59.66 in finishing second in the 200 freestyle. Among the men, Washington's Jason Campbell (100 breast stroke) and Western Maryland's Matt Cook (100 butterfly) each earned a fourth place.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.