Digest: Mr Palmer wins Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park

Salisbury's Tavik finishes 2nd in NCAA D-III shot put

March 10, 2013|Sports Digest

Laurel Park

Mr Palmer wins Private Terms Stakes

Mr Palmer had all the worst of it and still won the $150,000 Private Terms Stakes going away Saturday at Laurel Park. After hopping at the start and breaking last, Mr Palmer settled behind eight other 3-year-olds under Junior Alvarado and stayed there through the first turn. Alvarado began to urge his mount entering the backstretch and got to work on the son of Pulpit approaching the far turn, taking him eight wide into the stretch before reaching Where's Dominic and Battier just past the eighth pole. He roared by them and galloped away, crossing the finish line in 1 minute, 51.35 seconds for the nine-furlong distance. Bill Mott Michael LaufferThe Pulpit colt finished 31/2 lengths in front of Battier, with Seventeenohsix taking third and paid $5.60 as the betting favorite.

Colleges

Salisbury's Tavik finishes 2nd in NCAA D-III shot put

Salisbury senior Chelsea Tavik (Seton Keough) finished second in the shot put at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships in Naperville, Ill. Tavik, the national champion in the shot put last season, crushed her school record with a top heave of 49 feet, 6 inches Saturday but placed second to Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Breanna Strupp. Tavik earned her fourth All-America honor, becoming the most decorated Salisbury female track and field athlete of all time, surpassing Stacie Gado, who was a three-time All-American from 1994 to 1997 in the javelin.

More women's indoor track: Johns Hopkins senior Annie Monagle placed third in the mile run and the distance medley relay team placed sixth to lead the Blue Jays to a 21st-place overall finish in Naperville. Monagle finished in a Hopkins record time of 4 minutes, 49.64 seconds, earning her second career All-America honor.

Wrestling: In his final Atlantic Coast Conference championship appearance, fifth-ranked Josh Asper (Hereford) of Maryland won his second conference crown with a dominant tournament performance at 174 pounds at Comcast Center. Asper was joined on the championship podium by two Terps, seventh-ranked Josh Sheptock (184) and 14th-ranked Christian Boley (197), who both won their second consecutive ACC titles. ... Led by nine place-winners, including heavyweight champion Dan Miller, Navy finished second to Cornell at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championship Friday and Saturday in Piscataway, N.J.

College baseball: Visiting Delaware (8-4, 2-0) earned its fifth straight win, an 8-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Towson (6-6, 0-2). The loss was the Tigers' fourth in a row after they opened the season with a 6-2 record. ... Mac Gill gave up one run in seven innings as UMBC (1-4) won, 3-1, at Mount St. Mary's (3-8). ... Myles Taylor and Darryl Martinez combined to throw a no-hitter, but Lehigh took advantage of three Coppin State errors in the seventh inning to score the only run of the game as the Mountain Hawks defeated the host Eagles, 1-0.

Et cetera

Mammoth loses, 14-10, despite 3 goals from Grant

John Grant Jr. tied for the game high with three goals, but the Colorado Mammoth was outscored 7-2 in the second quarter and lost to the host Toronto Rock, 14-10, on Friday night before an announced 10,823 at Air Canada Centre. Grant, a forward who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, added a pair of assists and took a game-high 18 shots. Forward Gavin Prout (Loyola College) chipped in a goal for the Mammoth (2-7), which missed a chance to move out of last place in the West Division. Grant's first goal gave Colorado a 5-2 lead 59 seconds into the second quarter, but the East-leading Rock (7-3) scored seven of the next eight to take a 9-6 advantage into halftime. With 28 goals, Grant is tied for second in the NLL with Mark Matthews of the Edmonton Rush; Dane Dobbie of the Calgary Roughnecks has 30 after scoring six in a 19-15 win Friday night over the visiting Minnesota Swarm. Grant's 175 shots this season lead the league by a wide margin; the next closest player, Lewis Ratcliff of the Washington Stealth, has 146.

Major League Soccer: Lionard Pajoy's goal in the 60th minute on a diving header helped D.C. United (1-1-0, 3 points) pick up its first win of the season and extend its league-best home unbeaten streak to 19 matches in a 1-0 victory against Real Salt Lake (1-1-0, 3 points) at RFK Stadium. The goal developed when United's Chris Pontius sent a corner kick into the box that midfielder John Thorrington settled just outside the area. Thorrington sent a chip on goal that forced RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando to make a leaping, sprawling stop. The rebound bounced right to Pajoy, who headed it into the open net.

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers (10-5) lost, 125-122, to the visiting Winchester Storm (5-8) in the American Professional Basketball League. Terry Hosley (Parkville/Maryland Bible) led the Shuckers with 32 points, followed by Gus Chase (St. Frances) with 24 and Rocky Coleman (Walbrook/Towson) with 23.

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