Meyers sets second World Deaf Swimming Championships record

McCarron named boys soccer coach at Arundel

Jauschnegg retires

August 12, 2011|By Sports Digest

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Meyers sets second World Deaf record

Becca Meyers, a rising junior at Notre Dame Prep, won her second gold medal and set her second meet record Thursday at the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Coimbra, Portugal. It was the second deaf world championships record for Meyers in three days. She lowered her 800-meter freestyle record, finishing in 9minutes, 16.22seconds to defeat Anna Tovsta of Ukraine for the gold. Tovsta finished in 9:26.16. In the qualifying heat Tuesday, Meyers broke the record of 9:31.76 set in 2007 by Kristin Ates of the United States. Meyers, who was born deaf, also won the 200-meter freestyle. A swimmer for NDP and for Loyola Blakefield Aquatics, she is also scheduled to swim the 400 freestyle Saturday, the final day of the world competition. Two years ago, she won a bronze medal in the 800 freestyle at the Deaflympics in Taiwan.

Varsity boys soccer: Mike McCarron has been named the new boys soccer coach at Arundel, replacing coach Nick Jauschnegg, who retired after 33 years leading the team. McCarron, an Arundel and UMBC graduate, had spent the past six years as a varsity assistant at Arundel and was a standout on the Wildcats' 1987 state championship team. Arundel went 12-2-3 last season and won the Anne Arundel County championship. The Wildcats also reached the state tournament in 1986 under Jauschnegg.

Women's golf: Randi Miller, PGA apprentice professional at Trump National in Potomac Falls, Va., won the Mid-Atlantic PGA Women's Championship by two strokes over Carla Wasienko, a fellow apprentice professional at Columbia CC in Chevy Chase. Miller shot a front-nine 2-under-par 34, including three straight birdies, and a back-nine 5-over 41. Wasienko's round of 5-over 77 had four birdies. Trish Gates, PGA assistant professional at River Bend G&CC in Great Falls, Va., and Joy Bonhurst, PGA teaching professional at Clubgolf in Rockville, tied for third with 79s.

Major League Soccer: Freddy Adu is returning to Major League Soccer. The 22-year-old forward who has bounced between European clubs for four years will join the Philadelphia Union, sources close to the player told The Washington Post. Chivas USA was atop the MLS allocation order, which is used when national team players sign with the league, but according to one source, the salary number exceeded the club's budget plans. The Union was second and claimed Adu, who has agreed to a long-term contract. The deal reunites Adu with Union coach Peter Nowak, his coach at D.C. United from 2004 to 2006 and with the U.S. under-23 squad. Adu was being pursued by one club in Spain, one in England and two in Sweden.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers will hold a tryout Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kilby Center at Annapolis Area Christian School in Severn. For information, go to BayAreaShuckers.com.

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