Digest: Mitchellville's Robinson replaces Bowie's Grant on FIBA U19 roster

Winters Mill's Oneda takes third in 5,000-meter run at United States Junior National Track and Field Championships

June 26, 2013|Sports Digest

USA Basketball team member Jerami Grant of Bowie will be unable to participate in the upcoming FIBA U19 World Championship because he has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, it was announced Tuesday. USA Basketball also announced that James Robinson of Mitchellville has been selected to complete the 12-man roster. The team is in Prague preparing for the FIBA U19 World Championship, which will be held Thursday to July 7. The U.S. opens preliminary play Thursday June 27 against Ivory Coast, and then faces China on Friday June 28 and Russia on SaturdayJune 29. Second-round play will be held Monday to next WednesdayJuly 1-3, with quarterfinals, semifinal and finals scheduled for July 5-7.

Track and field: Johns Hopkins rising sophomore Hannah Oneda (Winters Mill) finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the 2013 United States Junior National Track and Field Championships at Drake last weekend. Oneda clocked in at 17 minutes, 3.08 seconds in a field of 16 runners. Oneda qualified for Team USA to compete at the World Junior Track and Field Championships (Pan Am Junior Games) in Medellin, Colombia, from Aug. 23 to 25.

Local golf: Bennett Buch, a sophomore at Marriotts Ridge who is the reigning Maryland Public Schools individual champion, outlasted Lee Detmer of Chevy Chase Club to win the 89th Junior Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Fountain Head CC in Hagerstown. Buch, 15, from Cattail Creek CC, finished with rounds of 68-75 — 143 to overtake Detmer, a junior at St. Albans School in Washington, 69-77 — 146, on the final nine.

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