Course for new Preakness 5K includes mile on Pimlico dirt
Runners will get to circle the Pimlico Race Course track in the inaugural Preakness 5K on May 8 at 10 a.m. The course will start with a mile around the dirt track, then continue through Mount Washington before finishing at Pimlico in the infield. "Runners are constantly looking for a novel race experience," said Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises, which also organizes the Baltimore Running Festival. "Getting to run in the same hoof prints of such great horses such as Secretariat and Rachel Alexandra over the same Pimlico course where so much Preakness history has been made will be incredible." The race is a benefit for the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds programs to find a cure for breast cancer and help women and families affected by the disease.
Mary Washington, Salisbury reach CAC women's final
Brittany Butler converted a free-position shot into the game-winning goal with 22 seconds left to lift host Mary Washington (11-4) to a 15-14 victory over St. Mary's (8-8) in a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal. The win marks the third straight year the Seahawks and Eagles have faced each other in the semifinals and the second straight time Mary Washington has won. … Beth Rhodey had five goals and Jessica Chmielewski had four to power host Salisbury (16-1) to an 18-6 win over Stevenson (10-6) in a CAC semifinal. The Sea Gulls face Mary Washington in Friday's championship.
More women's games: Allie Hanzsche had four goals to lead visiting Washington College (7-6, 3-5 Centennial Conference) to an 18-5 win over Bryn Mawr (0-13, 0-8). … Brittney Oake scored the game-winner with 41 seconds left to lift visiting Washington & Jefferson (11-3) to a 9-8 win over Frostburg State (8-7).
Men's honor: Loyola goalkeeper Jake Hagelin (Boys' Latin), faceoff midfielder John Schiavone and attacker Cooper MacDonnell were named to the Thunder Bay/Inside Lacrosse Team of the Week.
Women's honor: Longwood's Karli Brentlinger (South River) was named National Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week.
Women's poll: Salisbury (376 points) remained second to Hamilton (378) in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III poll.
Men's poll: Essex Community College (12-0) is first with 60 points in the National Junior College Athletic Association rankings, followed by Nassau CC (11-2, 54 points). Anne Arundel CC (8-5, 25) is tied for sixth.
Maryland Red-White game
set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Maryland will hold its annual Red-White spring football game Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Byrd Stadium. The game will conclude the Terps' 15-practice spring campaign, which began March 23. Admission is free. Gates will open at noon for an autograph session (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) with coach Ralph Friedgen and the players.
Goucher: The school will honor the first inductees into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Decker Sports & Recreation Center, with a reception to follow. Inducted will be the late Josephine E. Fiske, coach and chair of the department of physical education; Susan Devlin Peard '53 and Judy Devlin Hashman '58, international women's badminton champions; and Predrag Durkovic '97, leading scorer and rebounder in men's basketball.
Women's track and field: Navy's Jess Palacio was named Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week. …Mount St. Mary's junior Lynnie DeCruise was named Northeast Conference Track Athlete of the Week.
student-athletes: Salisbury junior Liz Tollett (Chesapeake-AA), who participates in field hockey, track and field, was selected to represent the Capital Athletic Conference and President's Athletic Conference as a member of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Bayhawks' College Alumni Rivalry Series starts May 15
The Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse have introduced a College Alumni Rivalry Series that will begin May 15 with Salisbury vs. Washington College. The alumni game will precede the Bayhawks' 7 p.m. season opener against the Long Island Lizards. Each school will field rosters of 30-40 players. Other games in the series will include UMBC-Towson, Maryland-Johns Hopkins and North Carolina-Virginia.
Minor league baseball: The Single-A Hagerstown Suns will open the gates for 6:35 p.m. home games the rest of the season at 5:35 p.m.
From Sun staff and news services