Timonium resident Rebecca Meyers (Notre Dame Prep) won the S13 50-meter freestyle and the SM13 200 individual medley Saturday night at the Para World Swimming World Series. The Franklin and Marshall student led a 1-2-3 finish by the U.S. in the 50 freestyle, edging teammates Colleen Young and Martha Ruether. "It was a good swim. I felt strong and I finished strong. It was fun to swim with my teammates, Colleen and Martha, and to go 1-2-3. It's a good indication of where I stand this season and what I need to work on as I gear up for [world championships in] Mexico City," Meyers, 20, said. U.S. athletes secured 26 individual wins on the second day of the World Para Swimming World Series. Zachary Shattuck of Mount Airy also had a victory for the U.S.
Former Navy safetyGilman joining Irish
It didn't take long for former Navy football player Alohi Gilman to find a new home. Just nine days after announcing he was leaving the Naval Academy, the standout defensive back signed with Notre Dame. Notre Dame announced on Friday that it had accepted Gilman as a transfer and that he would be eligible beginning with the 2018 season. "I'm extremely grateful to be a part of the Notre Dame family," Gilman said in a statement. "I'm thankful to the coaching staff and the man above for not only believing in me, but also providing this opportunity. I'm excited for this next chapter in my journey." Gilman played in all 14 games with 12 starts as a freshman for the Mids and ranking second on the team with 76 tackles (50 solo). The Hawaii native also recorded five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries.
— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Navy rankings: Navy is picked to finish tied for second in the American Athletic Conference West Division with a 5-3 conference record and an 8-4 overall record by Athlon Sports. Athlon picked Memphis to win the West (6-2), while it has Houston and Tulsa tied with Navy at 5-3. The magazine projects Navy to play Georgia Tech in the Military Bowl in Annapolis. Athlon did a position rankings for the conference and Navy's ranks were as follows (out of 12): Quarterback (fifth), running backs (seventh), wide receivers (12th), offensive line (third), defensive line (11th), linebackers (third) and secondary (11th). Senior guard Evan Martin was the only Navy player named to the First Team All-League team, while junior tackle Andrew Wood and senior linebacker Micah Thomas were named to the second team. Navy is ranked 56th out of 130 teams in the overall national rankings.
Carrasco rides 4 winnerson 11-race card at Laurel
Jockey Victor Carrasco won four of Laurel Park's 11 races Saturday afternoon. Carrasco won aboard Mysideofthestreet ($9.40) in the fourth, with longshot Littlemissperfect ($33.60) in the fifth, Pizmo Time ($12.20) in the eighth and with Gone Away ($3.40) in the featured 10th race. Laurel's live racing continues today with a 1:10 p.m. first race post and a Super Hi 5 carryover of $2,113.78. Laurel's 10-race program will include four races on its world-class turf course.
UMBC swimming: UMBC sophomores Alexander Gliese (Long Reach) and Hania Moro each broke national records while competing at the arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara. In the 200 back time trial, Gliese broke the Danish national record by .06, clocking in at 2:01.31. Moro became an Egyptian national record-holder for the second time this spring, clocking in at 8:53.24 in the 800 free, placing sixth overall; she also set the national mark in the 400 free in April.
College field hockey: Maryland freshmen Mayv Clune and Brooke DeBerdine were named the nation's top two players of the class of 2017 by Max Field Hockey. Clune was named the No. 1 overall player. DeBerdine, who will come to College Park this summer from Millersville, Pa., is the No. 2 overall rated player by Max Field Hockey. She scored 54 goals, 63 assists in her career and 24 goals, 28 assists as a senior at Penn Manor High School.
— From Sun staff and news services