Allison Schmitt wins 400 freestyle in Charlotte

NBAC teammate Gillian Ryan finishes secon

May 18, 2014|Sports Digest

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Schmitt wins 400 freestyle in Charlotte

Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt won the women's 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4 minutes, 8.65 seconds on Saturday at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte, N.C. Schmitt outpaced North Baltimore Aquatic Club teammate Gillian Ryan, who was second in 4:09.10, and Leah Smith (4:09.13). NBAC's Conor Dwyer was second in the men's 400 freestyle; he touched the wall in 3:50.23, behind Conor Jaeger (3:48.89). NBAC's Chase Kalisz of Bel Air was third in the men's 200 breaststroke, finishing in 2:14.34; Anton McKee (2:13.06) and Mike Alexandrov (2:13.92) were ahead of him. On Friday, Kalisz handily won the 400 individual medley in 4:16.38. Dwyer won the men's 200 freestyle in 1:47.86. Schmitt was second in the 200 freestyle in 1:56.41.

Major League Soccer: U.S. international Eddie Johnson scored his first MLS goal with D.C. United (4-3-3) in the 84th minute of an eventual 1-1 tie with the Montreal Impact (1-5-4), sending a header past former United goalkeeper Troy Perkins. Jack McInerney scored for Montreal in the 56th minute after taking a square pass from Justin Mapp.

WNBA: The Washington Mystics stormed back from a double-digit deficit and pushed the reigning WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx until the late stages of the fourth quarter before losing, 89-77, in the opener for both teams Friday night at Verizon Center. The Mystics took their first and only lead, 66-65, with 8:31 left in regulation, having rallied from 17 points down.

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Auto racing: Saturday's Hagerstown Speedway card was canceled after at least 4 inches of rain Friday caused the Conococheague Creek to flood the third and fourth turns.

College softball: Salisbury earned an 8-7 win against Christopher Newport on Saturday, sweeping the best-of-three NCAA Division III Salisbury Super Regional and sending the Sea Gulls to the NCAA championships this week in Tyler, Texas, where they'll face St. Thomas (Minn.) or North Central College. This will mark Salisbury's eighth championship appearance, and makes it back-to-back appearances after Salisbury finished third in 2013.

College baseball: Dalton Cozart and Jack Kraft each had three hits, but Coppin State (12-34, 9-15) lost, 11-6, to Florida A&M (26-25, 14-10) in an elimination game of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Norfolk, Va. Kraft drove in three runs, including a two-run triple during a four-run ninth inning. Cozart scored three runs. ... UMBC's season finale at Maine, scheduled for Saturday, was postponed to 10a.m. today because of inclement weather.

Men's college golf: Maryland senior Sean Bosdosh shot a 3-under-par 68 in the final round of the NCAA regionals at the Lonnie Poole Golf Club in Raleigh, N.C. He finished tied for 15th — the highest individual regionals finish in school history. Bosdosh rebounded after a tough second round Friday to move up from 42nd place. He birdied the first, seventh, 12th and 17th holes and finished at 69-77-68 for a total of 214, the lowest of all 10 of the individual competitors at the Raleigh Regional. The previous best finish by a Terp was Del Ponchock's 19th in the 1994 regionals.

Women's college track and field: UMBC senior Cody Mezebish (South Carroll) beat her school record in the 800-meter run, and two Retrievers relay teams — the 4x100 and 4x400 squads — advanced to the event finals on the second day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships Saturday in Princeton, N.J. Mezebish finished 15th out of 25 competitors but broke the school record for the fourth time this season. The senior crossed the line with a time of 2 minutes, 9.35 seconds.

College tennis: For the second consecutive year, St. Mary's seniors Andrew Gear (Winters Mill) and Thor Petersen were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Division III men's team. They both advance to the Capital One Academic All-America team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. ... Salisbury sophomore Natalie Savage was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Division III women's team.

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