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Digest (April 7): Rainbow 6 jackpot grows to $254,426 at Laurel Park

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 27th consecutive live program Saturday at Laurel Park , building the jackpot carryover to $254,426.59 for today's nine-race card. According to Maryland Jockey Club officials, the record for the state's largest carryover is $275,322, reached heading into closing day of Pimlico Race Course's spring meet on June 6, 2015. A mandatory payout that day produced multiple returns of $12,518.28. The Rainbow 6 was introduced in Maryland on April 2, 2015, initially as a 10-cent wager, on opening day of Pimlico's spring meet. A total of $65,011 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 Saturday, adding to a carryover of $233,622.91 from April 6. Multiple tickets were sold with all six winners, each worth $635.28.

Men's college golf: Loyola Maryland senior Brendan Peel was named the Patriot League Golfer of the Month. Peel earned three top-20 finishes to start spring competition, including a personal-best second-place finish at the Kingsmill Invitational on March 25-27. The senior shot a 1-over 211 (71-70-70), finishing as the runner-up in the 127-person tournament field to help the Greyhounds to a third-place finish of 24 teams.

Women's college golf: Navy sophomore Morgan Frazier was named the Patriot League Women's Golfer of the Month. Frazier tied for 32nd place in a 218-player field with a 54-hole score of 223 (78-69-76; +7) at the Edwin Watts / Kiawah Island Classic. Frazier's second-round score of 2-under par 69 was the second-best individual round in program history and her career-low. Her 223 was the lowest three-round total of her career and the third-lowest in school history.

Men's college track and field: Navy's Clayton Thompson was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.

Women's college tennis: Navy senior Amanda Keller was named Patriot League Player of the Week.

Men's college lacrosse: Maryland senior goalkeeper Dan Morris is one of 10 finalists for the college lacrosse Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

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