Tucson Olympic hopeful breaks 2:40 inmarathon
Olympic hopeful Gina Slaby sliced nearly 3 minutes off her besttime in finishing 10th among women running Sunday in the TwinCities Marathon in St. Paul, Minn.
Slaby, 30, of Tucson, finished in 2 hours 39 minutes 35 seconds.She had already qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials in themarathon with a time of 2:42:20 in January’s P.F. Chang Rock ‘n’Roll Marathon in Phoenix.
The Olympic trials qualifying standard for women is 2 hours 46minutes. the Olympic trials will be Houston in January.
Fellow Tucsonan Tia Accetta finished six spots behind Slaby onSunday, clocking 2:48:52.
Wildcats beaten by Stanford in volleyball, Utah insoccer
The Arizona Wildcats lost 3-1 to Utah Sunday in a Pac-12 soccergame in Salt Lake City.
The loss means the Wildcats are still winless at 0-9-2, 0-2-1 inthe conference. But the good news is that their scoring droughtappears to be over.
After being shut out in seven of its first eight games, the UAscore three goals on the trip to Colorado and Utah. SophomoreAna-Maria Montoya had the UA goal Sunday.
The Wildcats face the Oregon schools this weekend at MurpheyStadium.
• Despite a season-high 21 kills from Courtney Karst, theWildcats lost 3-1 at no. 6 Stanford in Pac-12 volleyball. Setscores were 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18.
Things get no easier this weekend as the Wildcats play host toNo. 5 USC and no. 2 UCLA.
• the Wildcats lost to no. 9 Arizona State 3-2 after a shootoutin club hockey Saturday in Tempe. UA is 0-2.
Blind Luck won’t run in Breeders’ Cup Ladies’Classic
ARCADIA, Calif. – Blind Luck will miss the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’Classic next month, although Hall of Fame trainer JerryHollendorfer says last year’s 3-year-old filly isn’t injured.
Blind Luck finished a surprising last in the $250,000 Lady’sSecret Stakes on Saturday, beaten by 19 lengths.
It was the first time in 22 career starts that she finishedworse than third. She was considered a leading contender for the $2million Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4.
California swimmer, 31, sets distant record inNY
NEW YORK – Evan Morrison broke the record for the 17.5-mile swimfrom Sandy Hook, N.J., to lower Manhattan’s Battery Park, winningthe Ederle Swim on Sunday in 5 hours 24 minutes 53 seconds.
Morrison, 31, of Goleta, Calif., broke the mark of 6:06:01 setby Elizabeth Fry in June.
The race is named for Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swimthe English Channel.
• in Reno, Nev., Carson High School kicker Austin Pacheco booteda 64-yard field goal with 27 seconds left to lead his team to a27-24 win over Bishop Manogue on Saturday night.
The Nevada Appeal of Carson City reported it was thesecond-longest field goal in Nevada history. in 1985, Reno High’sDirk Borgognone kicked a 68-yarder against Sparks. the NFL recordis 63 yards.
• in Bangkok, fourth-ranked Andy Murray claimed his 19th careertitle in beating American Donald Young 6-2, 6-0 in the final of theThailand Open.
Staff and wire reports
Tiger Woods, his once formidable game in shambles due topersonal problems and injuries, will fall out of world golf’s top50 today.
consecutive weeks – two shy of 15 years – Woods has been in thetop 50, much of that time atop the rankings.
SOURCE: the associated Press