Alexander, Kessler win EagleMan Triathlon in Cambridge
Reigning Ironman world champion Craig "Crowie" Alexander, 39, of Caringbah, Australia, won the men's division of the 16th annual EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon on Sunday in Cambridge, Md., with a time of 3 hours, 44minutes, 57 seconds, overtaking 2011 champion T.J. Tollakson, who finished third. More than 2,400 endurance athletes from 37 states and 14 countries participated in the 70.3-mile race, which had a $50,000 purse and consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. Meredith Kessler, 34, of San Francisco was the women's champion with a time of 4:12:40, defeating Mirinda Carfrae, last year's champion, who dropped out of the race during the bike portion because of illness. Both winners took home a cash prize of $10,000. "The EagleMan course was everything I heard it would be … tough," Crowie said. "The challenging part of a flat course is having to pedal and run at full strength the entire time without being able to coast. Overall, I had a good performance and am glad that I could be part of such a classy race this year." Added Kessler: "This was my first visit to the City of Cambridge for EagleMan, and I definitely plan to be back next year to defend my 2012 title. The course was challenging, but the volunteers and this city are first-class." More than 120 endurance athletes participated in the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic AquaBike Championship, won by 30-year-old Benjamin Winterroth of Silver Spring with a time of 2:40:39. Kim Stepien, 30, of Chevy Chase was the first-place female with a time of 2:59:49.
Amateur golf: Josh Eure, a 21-year-old Arkansas senior from Crofton Country Club, built a 6-up lead through 20 holes, then withstood a four-hole burst by Sean Bosdosh, a 20-year-old Maryland junior from Holly Hills CC, and went on to a 3-and-2 victory for the Maryland State Golf Association's 91st Amateur Championship at Chartwell CC in Severna Park.
W-League soccer: D.C. United Women (5-0-0) knocked off the Atlantic Division's only other remaining undefeated team Saturday afternoon, with a 3-2 win over the host Fredericksburg Impact (3-1-0). The victory was the ninth straight for United Women dating to last season. Ashley Herndon and Carolyn Blank scored first-half goals for United Women, and Mikaela Howell added one in the second half. United Women will play an exhibition at 8p.m. Friday against Paul Riley's Women's Pro Supergroup at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds before visiting the Northern Virginia Majestics at 7p.m. Saturday.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United will hold tryouts for the club's academy. Players in the under-17/18 and U-15/16 age groups can sign up online and receive email notifications with further instructions on registration, as well as dates and times for the tryouts. To sign up, go to dcunited.com/academy. .. On June 30, the club will collect soccer equipment for Athletes to Atleta in support of United Drives, an anti-gang program created in Northern Virginia. ... United will host MLS Futbolito, the official four-on-four tournament of Major League Soccer, on Aug. 4 at the Maryland Soccerplex. There are three divisions open for registration; players of all ages are welcome. For information, go to mlsfutbolito.com.
Major League Lacrosse: Former Salisbury attackman Matt Cannone and defenseman Andrew Sellers (Archbishop Curley) have signed contracts with the Long Island Lizards and Rochester Rattlers, respectively.
Women's college lacrosse: Navy junior attacker Jasmine DePompeo has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team. DePompeo is the first Mids women's lacrosse player to earn Academic All-America honors.
Boys lacrosse: Stevenson will hold a camp June 25 to June 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium. For more information or to register, contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
—From Sun staff and news services