Maryland Half-Marathon to move to Howard Co. in 2011

Cincinnati's Waddell to be named AD at Towson

September 29, 2010|By Sports Digest

Running

Maryland Half-Marathon to move to Howard Co. in 2011

After two years in Timonium, the Maryland Half-Marathon will be held in southern Howard County in 2011. The race, which benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, will be run May 15 in Maple Lawn, which is in the Fulton area. The move was made to create a new experience for runners and attract more participants from Howard County and the Washington area.

Colleges

Cincinnati's Waddell to be named AD at Towson

Towson will name Mike Waddell its new athletic director, according to a source. Waddell, a senior associate athletic director at Cincinnati, will be introduced today at 10a.m. in the Minnegan Room of Johnny Unitas Stadium. He replaces Mike Hermann, who resigned June 15 after four years at Towson. Waddell, a 1991 graduate of Guilford College in North Carolina who also has a master's degree in sport administration from Ohio, spent five years at Cincinnati. As senior associate AD, Waddell oversaw marketing/fan development, ticket sales/customer service, sports communication, game-day programming, information technology and the Bearcats' football bowl planning. He was also the athletic department's point person for the men's soccer, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's swimming and diving teams, in addition to working daily with the football and men's basketball programs. Waddell previously served as Akron's associate AD for external relations.

More colleges

No. 2 Terps fall in field hockey at No. 4 Princeton, 4-2

Second-ranked Maryland's rally from a two-goal halftime deficit fell short at No. 4 Princeton, which escaped with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night. Senior Katie O'Donnell drew the Terps (8-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to within 2-1 in the 61st minute, and junior Jemma Buckley pulled Maryland to within 3-2 about two minutes later. The Tigers are 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League. Earlier in the day, Terps freshman Jill Witmer was named the ACC's Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

More field hockey: Freshman forward Hannah Balleza (Severna Park) was named Cornell's first Ivy League Rookie of the Week since Sept. 9, 2008. … Salisbury (7-1, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) regained the top spot in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III poll. Tufts (5-0) moved up to No. 2, and Messiah (5-2) dropped to third.

Women's soccer: Mount St. Mary's sophomore Kelly Baker scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season five minutes into the second half of a 1-1 tie against visiting Monmouth in a Northeast Conference opener. The Mount (3-4-3) surrendered the equalizer to the Hawks (5-3-1) with 1:48 left in the game.

Men's lacrosse: Goucher assistant coach J.B. Sheridan was named head coach at Randolph-Macon. Sheridan served as the Gophers' defensive coordinator and worked with goalkeepers and faceoff specialists. He was an assistant at his alma mater, Salisbury, in 2007 and 2008. … Virginia named junior attackman Steele Stanwick one of four captains. Stanwick was an All-ACC and USILA second-team All-American last season, contributing 29goals and 32 assists to rank No.23 nationally in points per game.

Volleyball: Johns Hopkins junior outside hitter Melissa Cole was selected as the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

Cross country: Towson junior Katie Ogden was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Runner of the Week.

Water polo: Johns Hopkins senior goalie Jeremy Selbst made 44 saves with 11 steals and six assists in two games to earn the Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week award.

Et cetera

Phelps, other locals named to USA Swimming national team

Olympic star Michael Phelps of North Baltimore Aquatic Club was among 94 athletes named to the 2010-11 USA Swimming national team. Phelps qualified in five events: 200-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 fly, 200 individual medley and 400 IM. Others on the team include NBAC's Elizabeth Pelton (100/200 backstroke, 200 IM), former Towson resident Katie Hoff (200/400 freestyle, 400 IM), NBAC's Todd Patrick (200 fly, 200/400 IM), NBAC's Allison Schmitt (200/400 freestyle), NBAC's Scott Spann (100/200 breaststroke), NBAC's Felicia Lee (100 fly) and Baltimore's Joe Kinderwater (open water).

NHL: Alex Ovechkin made his first preseason appearance a productive one, getting two assists as the Washington Capitals (3-0-0) scored a 3-2 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins (1-2-1). Mathieu Perreault, Alexander Semin and Cody Eakin scored for Washington.

Golf: Dawn Woodard of Greer, S.C., parred the first extra hole to defeat Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville in the first round of the U.S. Women's Mid-Am championship in Wichita, Kan. Schlesinger squared the match at the 13th and the two halved the last five holes to force overtime.

High school football: Gilman quarterback Darius Jennings and Owings Mills tackle-defensive end Donovan Smith are among 241players on the watch list for the U.S. Under-19 national team for the Team USA vs. The World game Feb.2 in Austin, Texas.

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NBA: The Washington Wizards named Missy Rentz vice president of marketing.

—From Sun staff and news services

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