T. McFad­den, Mey­ers fi­nal­ists for top fe­male ath­lete of Rio Games

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Tatyana McFad­den, a wheel­chair racer from Clarksville who at­tended Atholton, and Becca Mey­ers of Ti­mo­nium were named fi­nal­ists for Team USA’s Fe­male Ath­lete of the Par­a­lympic Games award. McFad­den won a medal in all six of the in­di­vid­ual events she en­tered, win­ning four gold and two sil­ver. Mey­ers won three gold medals and a sil­ver while set­ting three world records. Bal­ti­more’s Brad Sny­der, a for­mer Navy swim­ming cap­tain who was blinded af­ter step­ping on an im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vice while serv­ing in the Navy in Kan­da­har, Afghanistan, is a fi­nal­ist for the best male ath­lete af­ter win­ning four medals — three gold and a sil­ver. The women’s wheel­chair bas­ket­ball team, fea­tur­ing Gail Gaeng of Fred­er­ick, and the men’s wheel­chair bas­ket­ball team, which in­cludes Trevon Jenifer of Hunt­ing­town, are fi­nal­ists for the best team. The win­ners will be an­nounced dur­ing the Team USA Awards at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Ge­orge­town’s McDonough Arena in Wash­ing­ton. The cer­e­mony will air Oct. 4 on NBC Sports Net­work at 10 p.m. VAR­SITY CROSS COUN­TRY: Oak­land Mills se­nior Joey Navarro won the boys race with a time of 16 min­utes, 12 sec­onds Satur­day at the Adi­das XC Chal­lenge at Wake Med Park in North Carolina. Reser­voir’s Wil­liam Chris­tian fin­ished eighth in16:29.7. Reser­voir and Oak­land Mills boys placed third and fourth, re­spec­tively, out of 35 schools. On the girls’ side, Ga­tors sopho­more Annabel Cortez fin­ished ninth in 20:34. The Reser­voir girls placed 11th out of 33 schools, while ju­nior Grace Chaverini led the Scor­pi­ons with a 37th-place fin­ish. COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Johns Hop­kins ju­nior kicker Jamie Sul­li­van was named Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence Spe­cial Teams Player of the Week. … Bowie State fresh­man Amir Hall was named Cen­tral In­ter­col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Quar­ter­back of the Week. … Navy se­nior quar­ter­back Will Worth was rec­og­nized in the Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Weekly Honor Roll. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Sopho­more for­ward Gor­don Wild scored in over­time to lift No. 4 Mary­land (5-0-2, 2-0-1 Big Ten Con­fer­ence) to a 3-2 win over vis­it­ing Penn State (3-3-1, 1-1) on Sun­day night. … Navy sopho­more de­fender Eric­son Bean was named Pa­triot League De­fen­sive Player of the Week. … Ly­coming ju­nior de­fender Kyle Thomas (C. Mil­ton Wright) was se­lected Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence Com­mon­wealth De­fen­sive Player of the Week. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Mount St. Mary’s ju­nior for­ward Chloe Cain was named Player of the Week, grad­u­ate trans­fer goal­keeper Maddy Bun­nell De­fen­sive Player of the Week and fresh­man for­ward Jay­lyn Chan­dler (Atholton) Rookie of the Week by the North­east Con­fer­ence. … Navy sopho­more for­ward An­abell Mot­ley was picked Pa­triot League Of­fen­sive Player of the Week. Johns Hop­kins se­nior mid­fielder Ana Ben­goechea was se­lected Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence Of­fen­sive Player of the Week. LO­CAL GOLF: An­drea Kraus of Bal­ti­more de­feated Therese Quinn of Jack­sonville, Fla., 5-4, in the open­ing round of match play in the U.S. Se­nior Women’s cham­pi­onship at Welles­ley (Mass.) Coun­try Club. Kraus was trail­ing by one af­ter the fourth hole, then won six of the next10 holes. Lisa Schlesinger of Lay­tonsville de­feated Noreen Mohler of Beth­le­hem, Pa., 3 and 2, when she won the 15th and 16th holes, while Jane Fitzger­ald of Kens­ing­ton lost the first three holes and fell, 2 and 1, against He­lene Char­trand of Canada. —

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