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Ledecky, Pelton win at AT&T Winter Nationals
Bethesda native Katie Ledecky won the women's 500-yard freestyle at the AT&T Winter National Championships on Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn., with a time of 4 minutes, 32.37 seconds, just short of the U.S. record time.
Towson resident Elizabeth Pelton won the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:54.15.
College football: Towson (10-2) remained the top-ranked team in the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Lambert Meadowlands poll of Football Championship Subdivision teams. The Tigers host an NCAA tournament second-round game Saturday against second-ranked Fordham (12-1).
College field hockey: Maryland senior Jill Witmer was named one of four finalists for the Honda Sports Award, which recognizes the national player of the year. The winner will be announced next week.
Women's college basketball: Fatu Conteh Senior Junior guard Emily Hubley hit a jump shot with 1:01 remaining to put host Washington College up to stay and the Shorewomen (2-4, 1-2 Centennial Conference) went on to win, 49-48, against McDaniel (5-2, 2-1). Lauren Ballenger led the Green Terror with a career-high 11 points and a season-best five rebounds to go with two assists and two steals. She scored the entirety of an 8-0 run starting with 5:53 left in the game, but Washington College responded with an 8-3 run to narrowly seal the win. ... Fatu Conteh finished with 19 points and seven rebounds as Johns Hopkins (6-2, 5-0) won its fifth consecutive Centennial Conference game, 72-61, against host Swarthmore (3-4, 0-4).
Men's college basketball: CCBC-Dundalk (9-1) is ranked No. 14 in the National Junior College Athletic Association's first regular-season weekly poll.
Women's college lacrosse: Johns Hopkins, along with US Lacrosse and Susan R. Green, will host the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance and John Donnally at Homewood Field on Saturday, when he will complete his two-month, 4,000-mile cross-country bicycle awareness campaign, Bite Back for a Cure. Donnally, a former captain at Colgate, has fought Lyme disease since age 9.
Laurel Park: For the ninth time in the past 10 live racing days, apprentice Victor Carrasco, 21, produced a multiple-win day, taking races 6, 8 and 9. He leads the fall standings with 51 victories and tops North American apprentice riders in victories (194) and earnings ($3,827,365).
Varsity football: Taiwan Deal of DeMatha was named the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year.