Daily double for Calif. couple in Preakness 5K

May 13, 2012|Sports Digest

Running

A California couple won the men's and women's titles of the Down the Stretch for SGK Preakness 5K on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Neville Davey, a 37-year-old from Menlo Park, Calif., finished in 16 minutes, 1 second — 62 seconds ahead of Gabriel Rodriguez. Davey's girlfriend, Heather Tanner — who grew up in Howard County and graduated from Centennial — won the female division in 18:21, 40 seconds ahead of two-time defending champion Sherry Stick, a Salisbury University alumna who lives in Eldersburg. Other notable runners included Sheldon Russell, Maryland's leading rider, who finished ninth overall in 19:26, and trainer Tim Keefe, who placed 16th in 21:11. The 3.1-mile race, which drew 643 runners, took place on Pimlico property, which included one trip around the dirt course, finishing in the infield.

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Bayhawks stymied by Rattlers goalie in 12-8 loss

Backup goaltender Mike Gabel put forth one of the finest performances of his seven-year professional career to anchor a strong defensive effort as the Rochester Rattlers knocked the Chesapeake Bayhawks from the unbeaten ranks with a 12-8 victory in front of an announced 7,853 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Gabel recorded 27 saves to thwart a Chesapeake offense that scored 23 goals against the Ohio Machine the previous Saturday night. The Bayhawks unleashed 54 shots, but 21 were not on goal while many others were right at Gabel. "I thought the goalie beat us. He was outstanding. He was the best player on the field tonight and was definitely the difference," Chesapeake coach Dave Cottle said. Adam Rand dominated the faceoffs for Chesapeake (2-1), winning 16 of 20, but the offense wasn't able to take advantage of that possession advantage and was held eight goals below its season average.

Major League Soccer: Brad Davis scored the lone goal in the debut of soccer-specific BBVA Compass Stadium as the host Houston Dynamo edgedD.C. United, 1-0. The Dynamo (3-3-2) ended a five-match winless streak and handed United (5-4-3) its second loss in its last 10 matches.

NBA: Donte' Foster, the football and girls basketball coach at Reginald E. Lewis High, won April's Wizards Care Community Assist Award for helping change the school's culture.

Celebrity softball: New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez and fellow former Terps basketball players Sean Mosley (St. Frances), Byron Mouton, Laron Profit and Walt Williams will participate in the Big Train Celebrity Softball Classic next Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda. Washington Wizards guard Shelvin Mack and seven current and former Washington Redskins also will take part. Proceeds will benefit the baseball team's foundation to improve and build baseball fields in nearby communities. Information: bigtrain.org.

Women's soccer: D.C. United Women added Danielle DeLisle (Virginia), Katie Yenson (Virginia Tech), Holly King (Florida), Molly Menchel (Virginia), Diana Weigel (William & Mary) and Katy Colas (Duke) to their roster.

Men's college lacrosse: The third-seeded CCBC-Essex men's lacrosse team lost to second-seeded Nassau Community College, 14-8, in a National Junior College Athletic Association semifinal in Garden City, N.Y. After falling behind 3-0, the Knights (15-3) cut the deficit to 5-3 but couldn't get closer.

Men's college tennis: Thirteenth-ranked Johns Hopkins (18-4) rolled to a 5-0 victory over visiting Elizabethtown (13-7) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday morning. The Blue Jays reached the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year.

Women's college tennis: Tenth-ranked Johns Hopkins (17-5) earned a 5-0 win over Hunter College (11-7) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Fredericksburg, Va. The Blue Jays advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fifth straight season.

Women's college golf: Freshman Juliet Vongphoumy carded the second-lowest NCAA regional score for a Maryland golfer all-time to lead the Terps to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA East Regional in State College, Pa. Vongphoumy shot a 3-over 75 and finished the tournament with a 5-over 221 (68-78-75) and in a tie for 19th. The Terps finished with a 914 (303-307-304), which is the school's second-lowest team score all-time in NCAA competition.

College baseball: James Newsome's walk-off sacrifice fly gave UMES (12-37, 11-13) a 5-4 victory over Delaware State (35-15-1, 22-2) on Senior Day. ... Danny Poma, the second-leading hitter in NCAA Division I, had three hits and scored two runs as Hofstra (30-19, 17-9) erupted for 15 hits en route to a 7-1 CAA victory over host Towson (23-28, 12-14).

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