Swim­mers Sny­der, Mey­ers win gold again

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Bal­ti­more’s Brad Sny­der and Ti­mo­nium’s Becca Mey­ers re­turned to the top of the podium on Mon­day at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Mey­ers, a Notre Dame Prep grad­u­ate, won her third gold medal of the Rio Games with a worl­drecord time of 4 min­utes, 19.59 sec­onds in the 400-me­ter S13. Ukraine’s Anna Stet­senko was sec­ond in 4:24.18. Mey­ers pre­vi­ously won the 200 IM S13 and set a Par­a­lympic record with gold in the 100 but­ter­fly S13. Sny­der, a for­mer Navy swim cap­tain who was blinded while serv­ing in Afghanistan in 2011, won his sec­ond gold in Rio, win­ning the men’s 50 S11 freestyle in 25.57 sec­onds. Kei­ichi Kimura of Ja­pan took sil­ver in 26.52. “I have to adopt a cer­tain ag­gres­sive, never-say-die men­tal­ity and that re­ally paid off in that 50 be­cause it didn’t re­ally go the way I had en­vi­sioned nor the way it went this morn­ing,” Sny­der said. Sny­der, who lives in Can­ton and trains at Loy­ola Mary­land, was the sil­ver medal­ist in the event in Lon­don in 2012. TRACK AND FIELD: Four ath­letes fin­ished the T12/13 1,500-me­ter race for the vis­ually im­paired on Sun­day faster than the United States’ Matthew Cen­trowitz (Broad­neck) did in his goldmedal per­for­mance in the same event at the Olympics. Ab­del­latif Baka of Al­ge­ria won the gold medal in 3 min­utes, 48.29 sec­onds, fol­lowed by Tamiru De­misse of Ethiopia (3:48.59), Henry Kirwa of Kenya (3:49.59) and Fouad Baka of Al­ge­ria, brother of Ab­del­latif, (3:49.84). Cen­trowitz fin­ished in 3:50. WHEEL­CHAIR BAS­KET­BALL: Gail Gaeng of Fred­er­ick and the U.S. women re­mained per­fect in pool play and earned the No. 1 seed in the knock­out round with a 65-15 win over Al­ge­ria. The U.S. will face Brazil in the quar­ter­fi­nals to­day. the honor roll. … Tow­son se­nior wide re­ceiver Chris­tian Sum­mers was named Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Of­fen­sive Player of the Week. … Bowie State ju­nior Victor Tamba Jr. (North­west­ern High) was se­lected Of­fen­sive Line­man of the Week, fresh­man Amir Hall Quar­ter­back of the Week, se­nior Nyme Manns (Pat­ter­son) Re­ceiver of the Week, sopho­more Mau­rice Wil­liams (St. Frances) Run­ning Back of the Week and Da­mon Wilson Coach of the Week by the Cen­tral In­ter­col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion. WNBA: Atlanta Dream star An­gel McCoughtry (St. Frances) was sus­pended by the WNBA for one game for re­ceiv­ing her sev­enth tech­ni­cal foul of the sea­son, un­der league rules. McCoughtry in­curred her sixth and sev­enth tech­ni­cal fouls dur­ing Sun­day’s game at the Phoenix Mer­cury. She will serve the sus­pen­sion to­day when the Dream host the San An­to­nio Stars. McCoughtry is av­er­ag­ing 19.2 points and 5.7 re­bounds to lead the Dream (16-15). NA­TIONAL WOMEN’S SOC­CER LEAGUE: Bev­erly Yanez and Keelin Win­ters scored to lead the Seattle Reign (7-6-6) to a 2-0 win over the vis­it­ing Washington Spirit (12-4-3) on Sun­day night. The Spirit can clinch the reg­u­lar-sea­son ti­tle with a win at the Chicago Red Stars on Sept. 24. GOLF: Eleana Collins of Bal­ti­more de­feated Stacey Ca­mara of Wind­sor, Calif., 6 and 4, while An­drea Kraus of Bal­ti­more lost to Olivia Her­rick of Ro­seville, Minn., 4 and 3, at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Am­a­teur cham­pi­onship in Erie, Pa. In the U.S. Mid-Am­a­teur cham­pi­onship in Elver­son, Pa., Mike Stackus of El­li­cott City, the only Mary­land native to reach match play, lost in the first round to Scott Har­vey of Greens­boro, N.C., a comedal­ist and 2014 cham­pion, 2 and 1. CHAR­ITY EVENT: The Casey Cares Foun­da­tion will host an au­to­graph sign­ing and mod­er­ated con­ver­sa­tion with Ori­oles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer and USA To­day colum­nist Chris­tine Bren­nan on Wed­nes­day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe on 601 E. Pratt St. Tick­ets are $100 and can be pur­chased by call­ing 443-5680064. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to cas­ey­cares.org/ events/ hall-fame-evening-jim-palmer. HORSE RAC­ING: Rose­croft Race­way an­nounced that it will in­tro­duce a Pick 5 with a low12 per­cent take­out and su­per­fec­tas on ev­ery race when the fall meet be­gins to­day. Rose­croft will race Tues­days and Thurs­days through Dec. 15. First race post is 6:40 p.m. —

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