Kenyan, Russian win Cherry Blossom racesRichard Chelimo of...

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April 06, 1992

Kenyan, Russian win Cherry Blossom races

Richard Chelimo of Kenya pulled away from countryman William Koech in the final half-mile and won the Cherry Blossom 10-mile race in Washington yesterday. Chelimo, 19, finished in 47 minutes, 6 seconds, matching the third fastest time in the race's 20-year history. He beat Koech by nine seconds.

The women's race was won by Albina Galliamova of Russia, in 53:44, the slowest women's winner since 1984.

Track and field

The German Athletics Federation lifted its four-year suspension of sprinters Katrin Krabbe, Grit Breuer and Silke Moeller.

Although she still is banned internationally, the 22-year-old Krabbe replied "of course" when asked if she would compete at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

* The Navy women's track team fell to Army, 93-61, at West Point, N.Y., to make it six straight victories for the Cadets since the series began in 1987. Cadet Renee Underwood set a meet record with a heave of 141 feet, 10 inches in the discus.

Tennis

Gabriela Sabatini successfully defended her title in the Family Circle Magazine Cup by beating Conchita Martinez, 6-1, 6-4, at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

* Unseeded Carlos Costa upset defending champion Sergio Bruguera 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Estoril Open at Lisbon, Portugal, and won his first ATP tournament.

Pro football

Elroy Harris scored two touchdowns, and the Birmingham Fire handed the previously unbeaten Frankfurt Galaxy a 17-7 loss at Frankfurt, Germany in the World League.

* Scott Mitchell completed 20 of 28 pass attempts for 266 yards and three touchdowns as the Orlando Thunder defeated the Ohio Glory, 28-3, at Columbus, Ohio.

College basketball

Xavier of Ohio coach Pete Gillen has been contacted about replacing Rollie Massimino at Villanova and has expressed interest in the job, according a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Skiing

Olympic ski champion Donna Weinbrecht cruised to her fifth straight national moguls title, and Rick Emerson, runner-up the last two years, won his first, as the U.S. freestyle championships concluded at Winter Park, Colo.

College baseball

Andrew Fisher balked in the winning run with two outs in the ninth as Wagner rallied to defeat Mt. St. Mary's at Staten Island, N.Y., 11-10.

* UMBC swept Towson State, 9-7 and 17-6, in an East Coast Conference doubleheader at UMBC, to take two of out three games during the weekend series.

College lacrosse

The second-ranked Maryland women (5-0) scored seven second-half goals to break open a close game and defeat visiting and No. 5 Temple (3-3), 9-1.

Indoor lacrosse

The Philadelphia Wings defeated the New York Saints, 8-6, before 9,678 at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday night in the American Division Championship game.

College tennis

George Mason swept all three championships at the Mount St. Mary's Men's Tennis Invitational over the weekend.

George Mason's Reynold Harbin beat Sanjaya Wijemanne of the Mount, 7-5, 6-4, to capture the title in A singles, Marcelo del

Canto won Flight B and teammates Parth Sambamurti and Steve Yedinak combined to win doubles.

College boxing

Midshipmen Dirk Cooper decisioned Bill Meshack of Air Force, 3-2, in the 180-pound finals at the National Collegiate Boxing Championships at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Squash

Frank and Nancy Cushman of Baltimore were defeated by Dawn Faridly and Tim Kent of Philadelphia, 15-8, 15-12, 18-15, in the quarterfinals of the consolation round of the U.S. Mixed Doubles Squash Championships at Philadelphia.

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