College cross country
Hopkins women repeat as NCAA champions
The Johns Hopkins women's cross country team won its second consecutive national title Saturday, finishing first at the NCAA championships at Hanover (Ind.) College with 85 points. Sophomore Hannah Oneda (Winters Mill) led the Blue Jays with a fourth-place finish (21 minutes, 27 seconds), the best ever by a Hopkins runner at the championships. Senior Annie Monagle took 14th (21:43), while junior Frances Loeb finished 15th (21:44) to pace the Blue Jays. Hopkins is the first team to win back-to-back NCAA titles since Middlebury won in 2000 and 2001.
Division I: Loyola Maryland's Kiera Harrison finished 148th out of 253 runners at the NCAA championships in Terre Haute, Ind. The first Greyhounds student-athlete to qualify and compete as an individual at an NCAA Division I Championships event, she finished in 21:39.3.
Aloi named MVP as Salisbury wins ECAC bowl
Senior running back Nick Aloi (Atholton) ran for 103 yards and a touchdown as Salisbury (7-4) won the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl, 21-19, at Muhlenberg (8-3), earning the program's fourth Eastern College Athletic Conference bowl victory. Aloi was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Sophomore quarterback John Dunbar rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown and threw for another, connecting on three of seven passes for 72yards.
UMES women top George Mason at buzzer in OT
Jessica Long made a layup at the buzzer as host UMES (3-2) won, 93-91, in overtime over George Mason (3-2). Long finished with a game-high 27points and scored nine of her team's 18 points in overtime.
More Division I women: Host Mount St. Mary's (2-4), led by Sydney Henderson with 27 points, went on a 7-0 run over the closing 1:14 to win, 68-64, against Campbell (3-2). ... Marvadene Anderson made a layup with five minutes left to give visiting Pittsburgh (3-2) the lead for good and the Panthers won, 60-54, over Loyola Maryland (1-4). Pittsburgh scored six of the last eight points. Kara Marshall led the Greyhounds (1-4) with 20 points. ... Visiting UMBC (1-4) was outrebounded 48-29, committed 17 turnovers and lost, 51-39, to Robert Morris (3-1). Sara Tarbert had eight points for UMBC.
Division II and III women: Ashley Castle made a short jumper just inside the foul line with 3.3 seconds left to lift visiting Bowie State (3-0) to a 70-68 win over Felician (1-5). Castle and Brooke Miles each had 14 points. ... Fatu Conteh scored 21 points and host Johns Hopkins (3-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference) won, 70-58, over Ursinus (2-2, 1-1). ... McDaniel (4-0) scored the first 19 points of the game and won, 80-25, over Bryn Mawr (1-2). Alyssa March (Fallston) had 14 points for the Green Terror. ... Leanna Tallmy (18 points) converted a three-point play with 1:04 left in overtime to give Muhlenberg (4-0, 2-0 Centennial) the lead for good as it won, 76-75, over Washington College (0-3, 0-1). Latisha Pledger ... Sharnell Huff had a game-high 20 points, but Goucher (2-2) didn't score for 81/2minutes in the first half and lost, 82-64, to Randolph (4-0). ... Sophie Pruden scored a game-high 27 points but host St. Mary's (0-3) lost, 83-79, to Shenandoah (1-3). ... Simone Wise had 20 points to lead host Frostburg State (1-3) to an 83-66 victory over Pittsburgh-Greensburg (1-3).
State Division II and III men: Pressure defense by Bowie State (3-3) led to an 81-61 victory over Concordia (0-7). Brian Freeman led Bowie with 13 points. ... Griffin Schamp made the winning layup with three seconds left as Birmingham-Southern (3-1) won, 70-69, over host Stevenson (2-1) at the Hoopsville Classic. Larry Thomas made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for the Panthers. Justin Kuntz (Glen Burnie) had 15 points for Stevenson. ... Jimmy Hammer scored 24 points to power host Johns Hopkins (2-2, 1-0 Centennial) to a 90-56 win over Ursinus (1-3, 0-1). ... Pat Morgan had 21 points and host Washington College (1-2, 1-0 Centennial) used a 7-0 run in overtime to win, 104-99, over Muhlenberg (3-1, 0-1). ... Jabari Kamau (Academy for College and Career Exploration) scored 19 points, but host Frostburg State (0-4) lost, 80-74, to Virginia Wesleyan (3-0). ... Host McDaniel (1-2, 0-1 Centennial) failed to protect a second-half lead and lost, 66-61, to Franklin & Marshall (2-2, 1-0). ... Jesse Mondry had 20 points, but visiting Goucher (2-2) lost, 101-72, to Ferrum (3-1).
Apprentice jockey Evans taken to hospital after spill
Apprentice jockey Cecily Evans was thrown from her mount when her horse fell just after relinquishing the lead one-sixteenth of a mile from the finish line in Saturday's first race at Laurel Park. Evans fell headfirst and remained motionless with her face in the dirt, while her mount, Kobuk Valley, got to her feet and ran off. "Possible concussion, neck injury," said Dr. Harry Harris, who attended to the rider on the racetrack before she was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance. Evans was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore.
More Laurel: Alex Cintron sent Bluegrass Chat straight to the lead in the fifth race, and 11/16 miles later, they crossed the finish line in 1 minute, 40.47 seconds, setting a record over the Dahlia turf course. Trained by Juan Vazquez, Bluegrass Chat was never threatened as he led throughout. Vazquez claimed the son of Bluegrass Cat for $15,000 two starts ago at Delaware Park. Now three for seven over the turf, Bluegrass Chat paid $7.80.
Women's college soccer: Senior Kelly Baker scored with 22 seconds left in double overtime to lift Johns Hopkins over Williams, 2-1, in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 in Middlebury, Vt. The sixth-ranked Blue Jays (21-1-1) will meet host and No. 13 Middlebury (16-1-3) in the quarterfinals today at 1:30 p.m. The seventh-ranked Ephs end their season with a 14-4-2 mark. Junior Hannah Kronick scored her team-leading 22nd goal in the 29th minute. Williams tied the game in the 88th minute.
Varsity football: The Baltimore City-Baltimore County All-Star Football Game will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at Poly. Admission is $5. ... Eight local players were added to the Maryland Crab Bowl roster: Patterson's Sherrod Hawkes; Milford Mill's Jamaal Morant; Archbishop Spalding's Zach Abey; St. Paul's Tre Hamer; St. Frances' Hakeem Holland and Malik Bridgers; Dundalk's Wylie Brown; and Douglass' Antonio Thornton. The sixth annual Crab Bowl, which pits the Baltimore-area all-stars against Washington-area all-stars, will be played Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at McDaniel College in Westminster.