T. McFadden sec­ond in 100 wheel­chair; sis­ter fourth

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U.S. wheel­chair racer Tatyana McFadden was aim­ing to win seven gold medals in Rio, in ev­ery event from the 100 me­ters to the marathon. Her bid for the un­prece­dented feat didn’t make it past her first fi­nal, in the 100. Liu Wen­jun of China broke ahead at the start and won Fri­day in 16 sec­onds. McFadden, an Atholton alum­nus from Clarksville, closed hard over the fi­nal 40 me­ters, but fin­ished sec­ond in 16.13. Li Yingjie, also of China, took the bronze. Han­nah McFadden, Tatyana’s sis­ter, was fourth in16:34. “This is one of my hard­est races be­cause I’m go­ing from the 100 to the marathon, and so to re­ally fo­cus on this race is quite dif­fi­cult be­cause I’m go­ing against girls who just do the [100 me­ters] and the [400 me­ters] and I knew it was go­ing to be tough be­cause you have team China, who is amaz­ing at the 1 and the 4,” Tatyana McFadden said. “I had a bad start, but my ex­e­cu­tion was amaz­ing and I re­ally just raced with my heart and took in emo­tions from the crowd.” McFadden won bronze in the 100 in Lon­don and sil­ver in Athens in 2004. “With this sil­ver I’m still happy, be­cause in Lon­don I got bronze. I’m mov­ing up in the ranks,” she said. LACROSSE: US Lacrosse will cel­e­brate the open­ing of its na­tional head­quar­ters in Sparks to­day and Sun­day. The fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude the Na­tional Lacrosse Hall of Fame in­duc­tion cer­e­mony to­day and a lacrosse triple­header Sun­day at William G. Tier­ney Field fea­tur­ing the U.S. men’s na­tional team, the women’s na­tional team and a matchup be­tween the Fire De­part­ment of the City of New York and the New York City Po­lice De­part­ment. Be­fore the FDNY-NYPD game, the 9/11 Me­mo­rial next to Tier­ney Field will be ded­i­cated. For times, ticket in­for­ma­tion and more de­tails, go to us­lacrosse.org. LAU­REL PARK: Bop­pin Rocket ral­lied from off the pace to cap­ture the fea­tured eighth race Fri­day on open­ing day of Lau­rel Park’s fall meet. The win­ning time was 1:11.89 over a fast main track. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Se­nior de­fender Alex Crog­nale scored in the 87th minute to give No. 5 Mary­land (3-0-2) a 1-1 draw at No. 4 In­di­ana (3-0-2) in the Big Ten Con­fer­ence opener. MEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Stephen Ste­wart, who played at Cop­pin State from 2001 to 2004, was named an as­sis­tant coach at his alma mater. Ste­wart last coached at Delaware from 2006 to 2010 and pre­vi­ously was at Loy­ola Col­lege in 2005-06 and Al­bany in 2004-05. His coach­ing ca­reer be­gan at Cop­pin State in 2001. —

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