Billy Busko, 53, a Cockeysville native and 1982 graduate of Dulaney who lives in New York, won his age group in the New York City Triathlon on Sunday for the sixth year in a row. His time of 2 hours, 4 minutes in the men's 50-54 age group was a personal record.
Busko finished 42nd overall in the Olympic-distance race, which consisted of a 1,500-meter swim in the Hudson River, a 40k bike ride on the Westside Highway and a 10k run that finished in Central Park.
On July 8, he placed fourth in the men's 50-54 age group in the Ironman 70.3 Muncie (Ind.), qualifying him for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship on Sept. 10 in Chattanooga, Tenn. His time was 4:42:11.
3-star Pa. linebacker Mosley commits
Haverford (Pa.) outside linebacker Jordan Mosley committed to Maryland on Monday, making him the Terps' third pledge this month. "Special thanks to the Maryland coaching staff for giving me the opportunity," he wrote in a message on Twitter. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Mosley is an outside linebacker, as are Maryland's three other linebacker recruits. Despite his smaller frame, he played in the box last season for Haverford, earning all-state honorable mention. Mosley, a three-star prospect rated the the No. 83 outside linebacker and No. 29 Pennsylvania recruit in the 247Sports.com composite rankings, also had offers from Minnesota and Rutgers, among other schools. The Terps offered him last month, after he impressed in a camp for prospects. Mosley is the 16th member of Maryland's Class of 2018.
WR Moore on watch list for most versatile player award
Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore was named to the preseason watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given annually to the player deemed the most versatile in the country. Moore, a 5-foot-11, 215-pound rising junior from Philadelphia, has made 23 straight starts for the Terps and has at least one catch in his past 21 games, the longest streak since Torrey Smith had catches in 30 straight from 2008 to 2010. Moore's nine touchdown catches in his first two seasons tied him with Stefon Diggs, Jermaine Lewis and Dan Bungori for the school record. Moore led Maryland in receiving yards (637), receiving touchdowns (six) and yards per catch (15.5) as a sophomore last season. He also led the Terps with 15 kick returns for 334 yards (22.3 average), and his average of 15.3 yards per play was the best in the Big Ten Conference. Moore is one of 46 players, including 19 juniors, on the watch list.
More: Maryland redshirt senior Jermaine Carter Jr. was named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's best college linebacker, The Butkus Foundation announced. It's the second straight year Carter has earned the preseason recognition. Last week, Carter received a spot on the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list for the country's best defensive player. The Butkus Award names semifinalists Oct. 30 and finalists Nov. 20.
Women's college basketball: UMBC rising sophomore Lucrezia Costa and team Italy finished in sixth place at the FIBA Under-20 European Championships held in Portugal this past week. Spain won the tournament for the second straight year, defeating Slovenia, 73-63, in the championship game. Costa, who played in six of the team's seven games, finished the tournament with 26 points on 11-for-28 shooting and added 18 rebounds. ... Maryland announced the hiring of Kaitlynn Fratz as coordinator of recruiting operations. Fratz, a native of Accident in Garrett County, spent the past two years as a graduate assistant at Valdosta State. In her second season, she helped the Lady Blazers finish 22-10 and earn the Gulf South Conference title. Fratz played her junior and senior seasons at California University of Pennsylvania, where she led the Vulcans to the 2015 Division II NCAA championship.