Digest: Tatyana McFadden wins bronze in women's 100


T. McFadden wins bronze in women's 100

Clarksville resident and Atholton graduate Tatyana McFadden lost for the first time in her four races at the London Paralympics when two Chinese athletes bettered the world record of 15.91 seconds in the women's wheelchair 100 T54 on Saturday. McFadden (16.15), who was born with spina bifida, finished third to Liu Wenjun (15.82) and Dong Hongjiao (15.86). McFadden's sister, Hannah, a 16-year-old Atholton student who was born with a congenital bone deformity and no left hip, finished eighth in 18.02. Tatyana, 23, a junior at Illinois, has won gold in the 400, 800 and 1,500 in London. In three Paralympic Games, she has three gold, four silver and three bronze medals. A two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, she is to race the marathon as the 2012 Paralympics end today.

Philip Hersh, Tribune Newspapers

Men's wheelchair basketball: Trevon Jenifer, who was born in La Plata and lives in Huntingtown, helped the United States to a 61-46 victory over Great Britain in the gold-medal game. Jenifer, 24, had two assists, two rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal.

Men's swimming: Brad Snyder, 28, a lieutenant in the Navy who lives in Baltimore, finished sixth in the final of the 200-meter individual medley SM11. Snyder, who lost his vision after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan last September while serving as a bomb defuser, rallied from seventh in the final 50 meters to finish in 2:29.80. China's Bozun Yang set a world record of 2:22.40. ... Ian Silverman, a 16-year-old from North Baltimore Aquatic Club and McDonogh who has bilateral spasticity, was part of the United States' sixth-place finish in the 4x100-meter medley relay 34 points. The Americans finished in 4:26.04, which was 17 seconds behind China's world record of 4:09.04.

Women's swimming: Becca Meyers of Notre Dame Prep and Loyola Blakefield Aquatics just failed to qualify for the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke SB13. Meyers, who was born profoundly deaf and has Usher syndrome, had a time of 1:25.97, which was 0.31 behind eighth-place qualifier Iryna Balashova of Ukraine. Earlier in the Games, Meyers earned a silver and a bronze medal.

Men's cycling: Clark Rachfal, who attended Towson University and is a member of the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team, finished 10th in the final of the individual B road race in 2:29:51. Gold medalist Ivano Pizzi of Italy finished in 2:26:52.


Season will open Nov. 3 against expansion Soul

The Blast will open its 2012-13 Major Indoor Soccer League season Nov. 3 with a home game against the expansion Chicago Soul. Game time at 1st Mariner Arena is set for 7:35 p.m. The game begins a 26-game regular-season schedule that includes 13 home dates. Season tickets, mini plans and single-game tickets will go on sale soon. Season tickets and mini plans will be available through the Blast office at 410-73-BLAST. Single-game tickets will be available at the 1st Mariner Arena box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets including Ticketmaster phone charge at 410-547-SEAT. Tickets can also be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. For additional information on tickets, call 410-73-BLAST.


Dessoye gets 2 goals as Terps roll in field hockey

Anna Dessoye scored twice in the first half as No. 3 Maryland cruised to a 5-0 field hockey win over No. 19 Massachusetts at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terrapins (4-1) took 28 shots to the Minutewomen's two and had 11 penalty corners to UMass' one. Four Terps — Dessoye, Ali McEvoy, Jill Witmer, Megan Frazer and Lindsey Puckett — scored.

Men's soccer: The No. 4 Maryland men's soccer team toppled No. 24 and host Boston College, 4-0, on Friday night to pick up its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the 2012 season. The 3-0-1 Terps got goals from Christiano Francois, Schillo Tshuma, Jake Pace and Widner Saint Cyr. Keith Cardona... Liam Paddock, the recently named ECAC Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year, scored 7:41 into the game, leading the Retrievers (2-0-2) to a 1-0 victory at Mount St. Mary's (1-3-0) on Friday night.

Et cetera

Ex-Oriole Dick Hall to enter Swarthmore's Hall

Former Orioles relief pitcher Dick Hall, a recently retired accountant who lives in Timonium, will be inducted into Swarthmore's first Athletics Hall of Fame class on Oct. 26. Hall, 81, who graduated in 1952, spent 19 seasons in the major leagues pitching for four clubs; he was an Oriole from 1961 to 1966 and from 1969 to 1971. At Swarthmore, Hall lettered in baseball, football, basketball, track and field, and soccer. He still holds many of the program's pitching and hitting records, including career strikeouts (281), single-season strikeouts (108), career ERA (1.69), single-season ERA (1.01), career batting average (.412), single-season batting average (.510) and single-season home runs (six). On the track, he still holds the school record for the long jump (23.25 feet).

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