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Wednesday's multi-sport local and college roundup: Carroll, Henry rule at Sentara 5K in Hampton

Running:

Ryan Carroll, 31, of Portsmouth and Sika Henry, 30, of Virginia Beach were the overall champions in the Sentara New Year’s Day 5K, a benefit race in Hampton for the American Cancer Society.

Carroll finished 5 kilometers in 16 minutes, 5 seconds, while Todd Kessler, 31, of Newport News was the men’s runner-up in 17:33.

Henry won the women’s title in 19:14, while Jessica Armstrong, 18, of Newport News was the runner-up in 20:30.

Soccer:
U.Va. freshman Allen turns pro

Virginia freshman midfielder Jordan Allen of Rochester, N.Y., turned pro by signing with Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer.

He was a third-team All-ACC, second-team South Atlantic Region and ACC All-Freshman team honoree, helping the Cavaliers to the national semifinals.

College wrestling:

Virginia stands seventh and Old Dominion 11th through one day of the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Cavaliers, ranked 17th in the nation, had 33.5 points through Wednesday's competition. Minnesota, ranked second, leads top-ranked Penn State 53.5 to 53, with No. 5 Oklahoma State third at 50.5.

Virginia put five wrestlers in the quarterfinals: Joe Spisak at 141 pounds, Gus Sako at 149, Nick Sulzer at 165, Stephen Doty at 174 and Jon Fausey at 184.

Sulzer is ranked third nationally in his weight class, while Doty is 10th and Sako is 13th.

“Five in the quarters of the toughest tournament in the country is something to be proud of for sure,” U.Va. coach Steve Garland said.

ODU's Kevin Beazley, ranked 28th at 197 pounds, scored a 3-2 upset of fourth-ranked Taylor Meeks from Oregon State to reach the quarterfinals.

ODU's Chris Mecate (141) and Alexander Richardson (149), who are ranked eighth and 21st at their weights, respectively, also made it to the quarterfinals.

The Monarchs also have several wrestlers alive in the wrestlebacks: Brandon Jeske (125), Michael Hayes (133), No. 14 Tristan Warner (157), Billy Curling (174) and Matt Tourdot (285).

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