Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg to compete in gymnastics at Pan American Games
From Sun staff and news services|
Jul 11, 2015 at 3:00 AM
Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg will compete for the United States in the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and horizontal bar at the Pan American Games, which begin today in Toronto. The men's team final and all-around and individual event qualification are today, the all-around finals are Monday, and the individual event finals are on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Horse racing: The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, to be held today at Pimlico Race Course, drew 293 early individual entries. The entries included previous show champions Houston and My Fantastic Lady. They will compete for the Pimlico Perpetual Trophy. The feature class, the $7,500 Hillwood Stables LLC Jumper Speed Stakes, drew 18 pre-entries. The owners of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah are sponsoring the Zayat Stables LLC Novice Hunter Classic, while Stonestreet Stables has donated a portion of the earnings from Keen Pauline's victory in the Black-Eyed Susan to sponsor the entire jumper division. Total prize money for the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show will be more than $17,000.
Community: Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty and catcher Caleb Joseph as well as former Orioles Ken Dixon and Bill Swaggerty will participate in a fantasy camp today for children with mental and physical disabilities at Freedom Field in Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena. The clinic, which begins at 11 a.m., will provide more than 40 Oriole Advocates Challenger Baseball players from Anne Arundel County, Frederick, Catonsville and Parkville with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pitching, throwing and catching. Each child also will receive a personalized replica Majestic Orioles Jersey, autographs and team gifts. Information: orioleadvocates.org.
College football: Towson running back Darius Victor is one of two players appointed a student-athlete representative to the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee. UCLA's Kenny Orjioke Orjoiokeis the other representative. The committee will ensure that appropriate oversight of football for both the Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision is maintained, enhance the development of the sport, and make recommendations related to regular-season and postseason football.
Women's college soccer: Towson seniors Nicole Nicholas and Hollie Garber and junior Emily Marshall were named captains for the coming season.
College baseball: Coppin State rising junior Bryant Miranda was named to the Florida Collegiate Summer League All-Star team.
College sailing: Washington College promoted Max Kurland to head coach. Kurland, a 2011 graduate of the school, spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the team.
Sailing:Stephanie Houck (Severn) and Camille White (Severn) became only the second Annapolis-area team to capture the prestigious Ida Lewis Trophy on June 30. Houck steered and trimmed the main while White handled the jib and hiked hard as the duo took first place out of 37 entries at the U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, held on Lake Murray in Columbia, S.C. The Annapolis Yacht Club team took the lead after two races June 28 and never looked back, leading at the end of five days of racing. Houck and White won five of 10 races and placed no worse than fifth.