Twisted Tom earned a 21/4-length win in the $125,000 Xpressbet.com Federico Tesio Saturday at Laurel Park. The 3-year-old raced in contention from the start, took command on the far turn and thwarted a strong challenge from O Dionysus in mid-stretch before pulling away.
The 36th running of the Tesio, for 3-year-olds at 11/8 miles was one of five stakes worth $475,000 in purses on the 11-race program. For the second straight year, the Tesio was a win-and-you're-in event for Triple Crown-nominated horses to the 142nd Preakness Stakes May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course.
Twisted Tom, who paid $12.60 to win and has won three straight races, is not Triple Crown-nominated, leaving trainer Chad Brown unsure whether the horse would be headed to the Preakness.
College softball: Washington College junior pitcher Taylor Harcum was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week.
College basketball: Manor College sophomore guard Kuante Sargent (New Town) was voted to the NJCAA All-Region XIX Division II second team. He averaged 20.7 points a game for the Blue Jays.
College baseball: No. 16 Salisbury captured its 14th Capital Athletic Conference Championship, shutting out Mary Washington, 21-0. The Sea Gulls became the first CAC team to repeat as conference champions since they won it back in 2013-2014. ... Yesterday's Maryland/Michigan State game was postponed. The teams will play a doubleheader today at 10 a.m.
Men's college track and field: Stevenson senior Devonte Williams (Douglass) was named Middle Atlantic Conference Athlete of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins senior Andrew Bartnett was picked Centennial Conference Field Athlete of the Week.
— From Sun staff and news services