Pelton sets Ohio State pool record in 200 backstroke

April 04, 2010|By Sports Digest

Elizabeth Pelton of Ruxton broke the pool record in the 200-meter backstroke on the final day of the Columbus Grand Prix at Ohio State. Pelton erased the record by more than four seconds with a time of 2 minutes, 8.67 seconds.

MLS: Substitute Kenny Mansally scored in the 80th and 82nd minutes to help the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over D.C. United, which was playing its home opener. Mansally, who entered in the 68th minute, redirected Chris Tierney's deflected cross past United goalkeeper Troy Perkins to put New England (1-1-0) ahead on just its second shot on goal. He doubled the lead moments later with a deft chip over Perkins' head from 20 yards or so away.

WPS: Washington Freedom of Women's Professional Soccer defeated the University of North Carolina, 5-0, in a preseason game at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.

Women's lacrosse: There will be a free youth clinic May 30 at the NCAA Division I championships at Towson University. The clinic, run by Tigers coach Missy Doherty for girls 7-13, will be held on the football practice and soccer game fields adjacent to Johnny Unitas Stadium. Participants must bring their own sticks, goggles and mouth guards. Space is limited to 300 participants, and groups are welcomed. To register, go to

Orioles: ESPN Zone will host a "First Pitch Party" at 6 p.m. Tuesday until the end of the Orioles' season opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. The event, hosted by writer Steve Melewski, will include question-and-answer sessions with former Orioles Al Bumbry, Joe Orsulak and Bill Swaggerty. For information, call 410-685-3776 or 888-848-BIRD or visit

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