Horse Racing

Digest (May 9): Preakness highlights 12-day Pimlico meet

Racing returns to Pimlico Race Course on Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness meet, highlighted by the 142nd Preakness Stakes on May 20. The middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown, the 13/16-mile Preakness is the centerpiece of an eight-stakes card that includes the $250,000 Longines Dixie (G2), $150,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3) and $150,000 Maryland Sprint (G3). Post time on Preakness Day is 10:30 a.m. for the 14-race program. The 93rd running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) for 3-year-old fillies is the focal point of a seven-stakes program on May 19 along with the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff (G3) and $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3). The day also marks the return of the Ultimate Girls Day Out, an entire day dedicated to the spirit and strength of women. Racing will be conducted Thursday through Sunday with the exception of May 21. The meet wraps up with a special Memorial Day program on May 29.



Cornell's Kerwick resigns; Milliman takes reins for '18

Cornell coach Matt Kerwick resigned, the school announced Monday. Associate head coach Peter Milliman will be interim head coach through 2018, and a nationwide search will commence at that time for a full-time replacement. Kerwick, a former Georgetown assistant, was named coach in 2014, serving at an interim basis after the depature of Ben DeLuca before being promoted to full-time status. He won back-to-back Ivy League championships in his first two seasons.


Women's awards: Allison Farrell (Loch Raven), a senior on the McDaniel women's lacrosse team, has been named to the All-Centennial Conference team. Farrell, a defender, is making her first all-conference appearance as an honorable mention nod. She started all 16 games, leading the team with 64 draw controls, 23 caused turnovers and 39 ground balls. ... Washington College had three players received All-Centennial Conference recognition — senior attacker Katherine Vincent and sophomore defender Madison Schutz (John Carroll) were named to the first team, while sophomore attacker Cecily Docktor was chosen as an honorable mention.


Glen Burnie fights feature local cruiserweight Kisner

Baltimore Boxing will host a show Friday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Nick Kisner (Old Mill) will be featured in the main event, a 10-round cruiserweight bout. Kisner (19-3-1) will put his NABA title on the line against Alex Guerrero (12-1-1) of Salisbury. Boxing great Vinny Paz, the subject of critically acclaimed Bleed for This, is attending as a special guest. Tickets, from $50, are on sale at or by calling 410-375-9175.

College baseball: Jay Sanford scored on a walk-off wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to help Towson University (18-29) complete a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday. ... Senior Tayler Stiles pitched five strong innings and the offense scored four times in the sixth as the Terps secured a 6-2 win over UMBC. Stiles turned in his best outing for the Terps (31-15, 14-7 Big Ten), throwing five shutout innings while striking out six. Sophomore Nick Dunn had two hits, including a home run and two RBIs. Maryland's game against James Madison, scheduled for today has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United terminated the contract of defender and Canadian national team player Maxim Tissot on Monday. Tissot, 25, started one match for United, playing all 90 minutes April 22 in a 2-2 draw against the New England Revolution. United signed the Montreal Impact homegrown player Feb. 24. Tissot previously made 44 MLS appearances (22 starts) with the Impact from 2013 to 2016 and scored five goals.

Gymnastics: University of Georgia hired Courtney Kupets Carter, a former Maryland resident, as the new women's gymnastics coach. Carter won two medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics for Team USA and trained at Hill's Gymnastics in Montgomery County. She went on to a successful career at Georgia, winning several national titles.

UMBC awards: Senior swimmers Gregor Spoerlein and Emily Escobedo were selected as UMBC's Dr. Charles R. Brown Outstanding Athletes for the 2016-17 campaign. It was the third consecutive top honor for Escobedo, the most decorated swimmer in school history. Four Outstanding Seniors Athletes were selected – on the women's side, basketball's Taylor McCarley and lacrosse's Sam Nolan (Fallston) earned the honor, while the men's recipients were basketball's Will Darley (Dulaney) and baseball's Hunter Dolshun. The Matt Skalsky Outstanding Scholar-Athletes went to three seniors — track and cross country's Sophia Cologer (Broadneck), softball's Kaelin Jackson (Export, Pa.) and soccer's Billy Heavner.


— From Sun staff and news services