Houston’s Peter Lawrence overtook front-runner Jordan McDougal at the 21-mile mark and held on to win Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in the District. Lawrence, 41, completed the 26.2-mile course that finished at RFK Stadium in 2 hours 32 minutes and 27 seconds. Michael Wardian, 38, of Arlington, finished second, two minutes back.
McDougal, 21, led from the start, opening up a one-minute lead at the 15-kilometer split, but grew ill with stomach pains and dropped out after being passed.
Philadelphia’s Ashley Olsen, 29, won the women’s event in 2:53:28, outkicking Bethesda’s Justine Morrison (2:59:21).
Nearly 30,000 runners entered the race.
Aquille Carr finished his high school career on a memorable note, scoring 52 points in Princeton Day’s 121-82 win against Central Jersey Each One Teach One Academy. Afterward, Carr officially announced his plans to play professional basketball overseas next season. The electrifying 5-foot-7 senior guard had committed to Seton Hall last year but a desire to provide for his daughter, who just turned 1, led Carr to take his talents internationally.
“I got a responsibility, taking care of my daughter, so that’s why I picked to take the route overseas,” Carr said. “I’m ready to make basketball my career and be responsible for my family.”
While Carr said he hasn’t signed with a team or an agent, Princeton Day Coach Van Whitfield said he has had discussions with squads in Germany and Italy as well as with athletic apparel companies entering a contract with Carr.
Bill Carmody will not return as Northwestern’s men’s basketball coach next season, ending a 13-year run in which the Wildcats raised expectations but failed to reach their first NCAA tournament.
Carmody ranks among the most successful coaches at Northwestern with a 192-210 record. With their Princeton offense and 1-3-1 zone defense, the Wildcats usually were able to hang with more talented teams even if they came up short. But the lack of an NCAA berth ultimately did him in. . . .
In men’s lacrosse, Reilly O’Connor set career highs with five goals and four assists to lead Georgetown (3-3) to a 16-8 win over visiting Providence (5-1) in the Big East opener for both teams. . . . Jay Carlson scored a career-best five goals to lead top-ranked Maryland to a 10-7 win at Villanova. . . . No. 12 Ohio State won at No. 9 Virginia, 11-10, on Dominique Alexander’s goal with 1 minute 31 seconds remaining. Nick O’Reilly had four goals and an assist for the Cavaliers (5-3). The Buckeyes improved to 5-1. . . .
Southern California tailback Silas Redd will miss the rest of spring practice with a torn meniscus in his knee. Redd will have surgery on his knee, but should be completely healthy for training camp in July, Coach Lane Kiffin said.
Redd hurt his knee during practice Thursday. He watched Saturday’s workout in sweats.
— From news services and staff reports