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Digest (Oct. 2): Legacy Chase raises $200,000 for cancer institute at GBMC

More than 8,000 people attended GBMC Foundation's Legacy Chase on Saturday at Shawan Downs in Cockeysville. In its 18th year, the event raised more than $200,000 in support of oncology programs and services in the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC.

Stronach 5: Friday's edition of the Stronach 5, a national wager with a $1 minimum and industry-low takeout of 12 percent, will feature four turf races and a guaranteed pool of $50,000. The Stronach 5 kicks off Friday with Santa Anita's third race at 5:03 p.m. with a field of nine going 6 furlongs. The ninth race a Laurel Park , with 15 horses entered on the turf, will be the third leg of the series.


Stevenson goalie Stellitanois D-III Player of Week

Matt Stellitano, a freshman goalkeeper for Stevenson, was named the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Player of the Week. He had a pair of wins and made 15 saves during 184 minutes.

Women's soccer: St. Mary's claimed both of the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards. Sophomore Alex Moody was named Offensive Player of the Week honor while senior captain Katie Flores (Towson) earned the Defensive Player of the Week award.

Cross country: Salisbury senior Conner Masteran (North Carroll) was named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Runner of the Week and Sea Gulls junior Ashley Mazer (Centennial) was named the CAC Women's Runner of the Week for their performances at the Don Cathcart Invitational on Saturday.

Women's basketball: Maryland coach Brenda Frese announced two promotions and the addition of a new member to her staff. Director of scouting and player development Kaitlynn Fratz will take over as interim assistant coach. Director of video Sean Ehlbeck will now serve as the director of video and scouting. Former Michigan State All-Big Ten honoree Tori Jankoska joined the Terps staff as the director of player personnel and recruiting operations.

Men's basketball: Brian McDermott has been named the interim head coach at Salisbury. The Salisbury alumnus has served three stints as an assistant coach with the program. Head coach Andrew Sachs (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) is on leave.

Women's tennis: Mount St. Mary's junior Alexa Quintanilla was named Northeast Conference Player of the Month after starting the season 5-0 in singles matches and 5-1 in doubles with partner Taylor Cook.

Men's tennis: Johns Hopkins junior Austin Gu has been named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week after his performance at the ITA Southeast Championship.

Sprint football: Navy's Troy Monroe and Jared Swenson were selected as the Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, by the Collegiate Sprint Football League.

Et Cetera

Baltimore's Vennari placessecond on minor golf tour

Dominick Vennari of Baltimore finished second after losing a playoff to Justin Martinson on Tuesday at Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., on the Minor League Golf Tour. Martinson, of Avondale, Pa., outlasted four other players who also posted 2-under-par 70s for his first victory of the tour with a birdie on the second hole. Martinson received $850 from the $4,800 purse and Vennari earned $657.40. On a windy day, there were five more who tied at 71 and nine at 72 in the 38-player field.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United midfielder Luciano Acosta was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week. Acosta scored a goal and recorded three assists in D.C.'s 5-0 victory over the Montreal Impact at Audi Field on Saturday.

Running: Athletes Serving Athletes will hold its 10th annual RunFest, which includes a 10k, 5k, 1-mile walk and kids' fun run in Hunt Valley on Oct. 13. The past 10 RunFest events raised $92,000 to benefit ASA's WingMan program. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first race starting at 8:55 a.m. For more information or to register, go to

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