Clarksville's McFadden sets course record in defense of London Marathon title

DiMartino leads No. 8 Johns Hopkins to 12-11 win over No. 5 Northwestern

April 14, 2014|Sports Digest

Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden set a course record and defended her London Marathon title in the women's wheelchair race Sunday. With a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 12 seconds, McFadden beat Manuela Schar of Switzerland by more than a minute and a half. The win comes just a month after she won her first medal in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning silver in the 1-kilometer cross-country sitting-ski sprint event. “I was nervous, but I was not in my chair for three weeks,” McFadden told website Inside the Games. “It was a tough race, but I stayed calm and relaxed and I tried to use the downhills as much as I could.” Last year, she became the first athlete with four major marathon wins in a calendar year.

Women's college lacrosse

DiMartino leads No. 8 Hopkins to 12-11 win

Sophomore midfielder Dene' DiMartino scored five goals, including the game-winner with 20 seconds left in the second overtime period, to lift No. 8 Johns Hopkins (11-2, 2-2 American Lacrosse Conference) over host No. 5 Northwestern, 12-11, on Sunday. The Wildcats (9-4, 3-2) started the game on a 3-0 run, which proved the largest lead for either team. After trailing by one for most of the game, the Blue Jays answered with a goal by attacker Taylor D'Amore with 49 seconds remaining that sent the game into overtime. In the first extra period, DiMartino scored her fourth goal on a free-position shot to make the score 11-10, but Northwestern tied the game on a goal by attacker Kelly Rich before Hopkins went on to win in the second overtime period. Midfielder Kat DeRonda led the Wildcats with four goals. The loss ended Northwestern's five-game winning streak.

More state: Senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback (Westminster) scored the game-winning goal 1:31 into the second overtime as Towson (9-6, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) defeated visiting James Madison, 12-11. Midfielder Ali Curwin scored two goals for the Dukes (8-6, 2-1) within a minute to send the game into overtime. Midfielder Breanna Hamm had four goals for the Tigers, who clinched a spot in the CAA tournament with the win. ... Midfielder Mary MacAdam had four goals for Mount St. Mary's (2-11, 1-3 Northeast Conference) in a 12-8 loss to LIU-Brookyln. Attacker Danita Stroup scored four goals for the Blackbirds (3-10, 1-3), who ended a three-game losing streak. … Midfielder Megan White tallied four goals and midfielder Megan Hart (Hanover) dished out four assists to pace visiting Frostburg State (3-11, 1-5 Capital Athletic Conference) in a 12-8 win over Wesley (4-6, 0-6). Jorden Lutz

Nation: Senior attacker Katie Chase (Glenelg) scored the game-winner with 1:37 left as No. 15 Ohio State battled to a 10-9 win on Senior Day, beating No. 12 Penn State with a 5-0 rally over the last 20 minutes. The Nittany Lions (8-6, 2-3 American Lacrosse Conference) had gone on a six-goal spurt to lead 9-5 with 22:22 left while outshooting the Buckeyes (11-4, 4-1) by 18-8 in the first half. Katie Chase Chase led all players with four goals on five shots. … Freshman attacker Sammi Burgess (McDonogh) scored a career-high four goals to lead No. 5 Florida to a 14-9 victory over visiting Vanderbilt on Senior Day. The Commodores (4-10, 1-4 American Lacrosse Conference) got on the board first in the fifth minute, but the Gators (14-2, 5-0) scored eight of the next nine goals, including three from Burgess, to lead 8-2 with 11:41 until halftime. Vanderbilt pulled to within 9-8 with 23:28 left, but Florida stayed ahead and had four unanswered goals in the last 19 minutes. … No. 11 Massachusetts' seniors combined for 11 goals in their last home gameKelsey McGovern as the Minutewomen (13-1, 4-0 Atlantic 10) cruised past George Mason (7-6, 1-3) for a 22-2 win, their greatest margin of victory this season. Massachusetts led 17-1 at halftimeSam Rush . Caroline Brouse … After a close first half, No. 19 Louisville (10-3, 4-0 Big East) broke out with a five-goal run off the break to defeat host Villanova (7-6, 2-2), 16-9. Attacker Nikki Boltja had two of her game-high six goals and two assists during the Cardinals' rally, which put Louisville ahead 11-4 with 19:47 to play.

Maryland football

JUCO prospect commits, will join team for '14 season

Senior cornerback Denzel Conyers pledged to the Terps after Maryland's Red-White game Friday night. "I was talking to the players about committing and how school goes, and then I had a meeting with coach [Randy] Edsall," said the 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect, who committed to Florida International out of high school before heading to Butte College (Calif.). "At the end [of the meeting], he offered me a full scholarship and I committed." Conyers said he plans to return to College Park on June 1 for summer workouts.


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