Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Guzick, Mulcahy win Bay of Fundy Marathon
Will Guzick, 24, of New York and Sarah Mulcahy, 27, of Baring Plantation claimed victories Sunday in the inaugural Bay of Fundy International Marathon.
A total of 447 competitors finished the marathon on a course that started at West Quoddy Head lighthouse in Lubec, crossed the Canadian border to Head Harbour Light at the tip of Campobello, New Brunswick, then returned across the Franklin Delano Roose-velt Memorial Bridge to finish on Lubec's waterfront.
Guzick finished in 2 hours, 40 minutes, 51 seconds. Justin Leach (2:44:01) of Birmingham, Ala., was second, followed by Robert Ashby (2:48:31) of Brunswick.
Mulcahy won the women's division by more than six minutes with a time of 3:16:22.
TRACK AND FIELD
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tyson Gay completed the sprint double by winning the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds at Des Moines, Iowa.
Kimberlyn Duncan upset Olympic champion Allyson Felix in the women's 200. Duncan finished in 21.80, with Felix 0.05 seconds behind.
Ben True of North Yarmouth barely missed qualifying for the world championships, placing fourth in the 5,000 -- a race in which the top four runners were separated by just 1.45 seconds. Bernard Lagat won in 14:54.16, followed by Galen Rupp and Ryan Hill.
True also was fourth in the 10,000 on Thursday.
In the junior girls' 10K racewalk, Abby Dunn (56:34.25) of Auburn was fourth and Nicole Court-Menendez (59:29.37) of Lewiston finished seventh.
TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Ryan Curit singled home the eventual winning run in the sixth inning as Aero Heating & Ventilating (2-4) rallied to an 8-7 win over Yankee Ford (3-3) at Cumberland.
Alex Smith's three-run homer gave Yankee Ford a 6-2 lead, but Aero tied the game with four runs in the top of the fifth, including a two-run single by Chris Cole.
A&J OPEN: Kyle Mersereau of Brunswick and Andrea Georgian of Topsham won the men's and women's singles titles at the Waynflete Sports Complex in Portland.
Mersereau, who just finished his sophomore year at Springfield College, defeated Adam Levesque of Bowdoinham 6-1, 6-2 in the men's final.
Georgian, a teaching pro at the Maine Pines Tennis Club, beat Ellen Konieczko of Portland 6-2, 6-4.
NHL: The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier, a former Lewiston Maine-iac, from the Los Angeles Kings.
Toronto gave up forward Matt Frattin, backup goaltender Ben Scrivens and a second-round draft pick in 2014 or 2015.
INDYCAR: James Hinchcliffe led all but 24 of 250 laps at Iowa Speedway and became the first three-time winner this season.
Ryan Hunter-Reay battled back from last place to finish second. He was followed by Tony Kanaan, Ed Carpenter and Graham Rahal.
WNBA: Shenise Johnson's jumper with 36.1 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the San Antonio Silver Stars (3-5) to 78-77 victory over the New York Liberty (4-3) at Newark, N.J.
• Angel McCoughtry scored 34 points, including the game's final basket with 51.4 seconds left, to lift the visiting Atlanta Dream (7-1) to a 78-77 win over the Connecticut Sun (2-6).
• Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus each scored 22 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx (6-2) to an 88-79 victory over the visiting Tulsa Shock (3-8).
CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Spain defeated Nigeria 3-0 at Fortaleza, Brazil, getting two goals from Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres to set up a semifinal showdown with Italy.
-- From staff and news services